Stephen Siwinski

Communications Officer

October is Family History Month

Thursday, October 6, 2016 • Austin, Texas • News Release

October is Family History Month and it is a time to remember our roots and celebrate our unique family histories. To celebrate, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission is proud to present two one-hour workshops related to family history and genealogy.
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
1201 Brazos St, Austin, TX
Tocker Learning Center, 2nd Floor
Unearth Your Ancestors Using Land and Property Records
Teri Flack, Genealogist with Association of Professional Genealogists
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

While land records primarily prove ownership and transfer of real property, they also may provide the evidence needed to prove family relationships. Land records can identify husbands and wives, establish relatives and relationships, locate neighbors and neighborhoods, identify parents, siblings, and childrens. Using case studies and original documents, this presentation will provide an array of tools researchers can use to solve problems with land records.

Researching Hispanic Ancestors at the Texas State Library and Archives
Tonia Wood, Senior Reference Archivist at TSLAC
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Wood will provide an overview of the archival and library resources available at TSLAC for researching Hispanic ancestors in Texas. Original and microfilm records documenting Spanish and Mexican Texas, materials showing Tejano participation in the Texas Revolution and the Civil War, and much more, will be covered.

Spots are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information, contact Ashley Stevens, Education and Outreach Coordinator, at 512-463-9807 or via email at