Research Webinars

Reference Librarians and Reference Archivists from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) are presenting 20-minute Zoom webinars every fourth Friday of the month. Webinars will cover a variety of research topics.

Registration information will be made available on this webpage with a Zoom link provided. 

Can’t make the live session? Recordings and presented materials will be made available here. Live sessions will be offered twice, with recordings available after each session.

Looking for other research topics? Check out the Past Sessions section. Still have questions? Contact the Reference Desk.

Upcoming Webinar

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gVLlFR-BQPyMj7nBFv1OnQ


2022 Schedule:

Introduction to Newspapers
Learn how to navigate the TSLAC newspaper guides and tools along with other helpful online resources for newspaper research.
Live sessions: View the January 28, 2022 Video / July 22, 2022

African American Genealogy Resources 
Join us to discover resources for researching African American genealogy at TSLAC.
Live sessions: View the February 18, 2022 Video / August  26, 2022

Republic of Texas Resources
Learn how to find the historic documents preserved at the State Archives kept by the government during the Republic era. 
Live sessions: View the March 25, 2022 Video / September 23, 2022

Introduction to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center
Find out all about the collections and resources available at TSLAC's site in Liberty in this overview of the Sam Houston Center. 
Live sessions: View the April 22, 2022 Video / October 28, 2022

Introduction to Maps at TSLAC
Learn how to find the historic and interesting maps held in the State Archives and library collections.
Live sessions: View the May 27, 2022 Video / November 18, 2022

Introduction to the Texas Digital Archive
Join us to learn how to navigate the extensive collections available online through our digital archive. 
Live session: View the June 24, 2022 Video

Past Sessions

View past research sessions below. Links will take you to presentation slides, handouts, recorded sessions (when available), or our online research guides.

 

Friday, June 24, 2022, 3 p.m. CDT

Introduction to the Texas Digital Archive

Join us to learn how to navigate the extensive collections available online through our digital archive.

  

   

 


 

Friday, May 27, 2022, 3 p.m. CDT

Introduction to Maps

Learn how to find the historic and interesting maps held in the State Archives and library collections.

   [Download slides]

   

 


 

 

Friday, April 22, 2022, 3 p.m. CDT

Introduction to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center

Find out all about the collections and resources available at TSLAC's site in Liberty in this overview of the Sam Houston Center.

   [Download slides]

   

 


 

 

Friday, March 25, 2022, 3 p.m. CDT

Republic of Texas Resources

Learn how to find the historic documents preserved at the State Archives kept by the government during the Republic era.

 [Download slides]

   

     
 


 

Friday, February 18, 2022, 3 p.m. CDT

African American Genealogy Resources

Discover resources for researching African American genealogy at TSLAC. 

 [Download slides]

   

     


 

Friday, January 28, 2022, 3 p.m. CDT

Introduction to Newspapers

Learn how to navigate the TSLAC newspaper guides and tools along with other helpful online resources for newspaper research. 

 [Download Slides]

     



 


 

Friday, November 19, 2021, 1 p.m. CDT

Locating  Texas Documents

Learn about Texas state agencies publications in the TSLAC collections and how they may help your research.

 [Download slides



 


 

Friday, October 22, 2021, 1 p.m. CDT

Locating County Records

Learn how to locate Texas county records online and through regional microfilm depositories for genealogical research.

 [Download slides

 

 


 

Friday, September 24, 2021, 1 p.m. CDT

Introduction to Photographic Resources at the Texas State Archives

Learn about the extensive photographic collections at the Texas State Archives.

 [Download slides

 

 


 

Friday, August 27, 2021, 1 p.m. CDT

Introduction to the State Archives (Part 2): Finding Materials

Learn how to use finding aids and the online catalog to discover archival materials at TSLAC.

 [Download slides

 

 


 

Friday, July 23, 2021, 1 p.m. CDT

Introduction to the State Archives (Part 1)

An introduction to the State Archives Collections.

 [Download slides

 


 


 

Friday, June 25, 2021, 1 p.m. CDT

Locating US Documents

Learn about the federal documents in the TSLAC collections and the different types of government information available to your research.

 [Download slides]

 

 


 

Friday, May 28, 2021, 1 p.m. CDT

Locating Texas Documents

Learn about Texas state agencies publications in the TSLAC collections and how they may help your research.


 


 


 

Friday, April 23, 2021, 1 p.m. CDT

Locating County Records

Learn how to locate Texas county records online and through regional microfilm depositories for genealogical research.


 


 



 

Friday, March 19, 2021, 1 p.m. CDT

Introduction to Photographic Resources at the Texas State Archives

Learn about the extensive photographic collections at the Texas State Archives.


 


 



 

Friday, February 26, 2021, 1 p.m. CDT

Introduction to the Texas State Archives (Part 2): Finding Materials

Learn how to use finding aids and the online catalog to discover archival materials at TSLAC.


 

 


 

Friday, January 29, 2021, 1 p.m. CDT

Introduction to the Texas State Archives (Part 1)

Introduction to the Texas State Archives collections. 20-minute webinar.
Live sessions: January (note: scheduled for Friday, January 29, 2021)/July 2021 


 

 

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