Genealogy After Dark

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission hosts Genealogy After Dark events to connect Texans with the rich genealogical and archival resources available online and in person at the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building in Austin.

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission will host a Genealogy After Dark event on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building in Austin. 

Evening Schedule

The evening schedule is:
            6:00      Sign-in
            6:15      Presentation by John Anderson, TSLAC Preservation Officer and Photo Archivist:
                         “Researching Prints & Photographs in the Texas State Archives…and Beyond”
            7:15      Genealogy and Reference rooms open for research
                         Orientation:  Requesting and Using Materials in the Texas State Archives
                         (required for anyone planning to use archival materials during the event)
                         Texas State Archives open for research, immediately following the orientation
            7:45      Light refreshments in Lobby
            9:45      Microfilm and photocopy rooms close
          10:00      Building secured


Registration, limited to 30 participants, has been extended and will close on April 23, 2014To register, complete the form below and submit it with a check payable to the Friends of Libraries & Archives of Texas, P.O. Box 12983, Austin TX 78711:

The evening of the event the Zavala Building will close at 5:00 p.m. and reopen at 6:00 p.m. for Genealogy After Dark participants. The building will be locked at 6:45 p.m. and no participants will be admitted after that time.

Parking is usually available in the Capitol Visitors Parking Garage at 1201 San Jacinto, one block to the east of the Zavala Building. There is no charge for visitors who arrive after 5:00 p.m. Visit this page for directions and parking information.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at or 512-463-5455. 

Page last modified: April 18, 2014