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In 1918, Texas state representative José T. Canales of Brownsville launched an investigation into the conduct of the Texas Rangers during the border wars and filed nineteen charges of misconduct against the Rangers. The following year, the Texas legislature formed a joint House-Senate committee to look into Canales's charges. They heard testimony for two weeks.
Free access to TSLAC records that have been digitized by Ancestry is made available to Texas residents. TSLAC materials available through Ancestry are Memorials and Petitions (1834-1929), Voter Registration Lists (1867-1869), Confederate Pensions (1884-1958) and more.
Searchable index to approximately 4,800 items containing correspondence, reports, resolutions, proclamations, and depositions dated, primarily, between 1835 and 1859.
Searchable database to over 3,900 large-format drawings documenting park development and construction activities by the Civilian Conservation Corps in Texas from 1933-1958.
Searchable database of fire insurance maps and/or Sanborn maps listed by the location mapped. The maps date from the mid-1920s to the 1970s.
Searchable database to original, photoreproduced, and compiled maps of Texas covering the period from the 17th-20th centuries.
Searchable index of Comptroller's records submitted by citizens to the Republic of Texas government from 1835 -1846, including claims for payment, reimbursement, or restitution. It also includes records relating to Republic pensions and claims against the Republic submitted as public debt claims after 1846.
Alphabetical listing with images of records relating to individual passport files in the Republic of Texas, including  requests for passports, orders to issue passports, and one proclamation granting entrance to the Republic.
The Service Records series combines both official service record files from the Adjutant General's Office and alphabetical files created by other agencies that contain records related to an individual's service in a military unit. The information contained in an individual's file varies considerably.
The Texas Senate began audiotaping public committee hearings and floor debates with the 4th Called Session of the 62nd Legislature (1972). Digitized tapes, through the 65th Legislative, are available to be heard online.


Page last modified: January 25, 2019