Additional Genealogical Research Links

Franklin County Links

Neighboring Counties

Texas Links

  • Texas State Genealogical Society 
    Resources to "promote, assist, develop, and conserve the genealogical and historical resources of Texas and to cooperate with local, regional, and statewide groups in promoting an awareness of the need to preserve family heritage"
  • Galveston Immigration Database
    The Texas Seaport Museum has compiled the nation’s only computerized listing of immigrants to Galveston, Texas. Searchable by surname. The database includes names of passengers and members of their traveling parties, age, gender, occupation, country of origin, ship name, dates of departure and arrival, and destination in the United States.
  • Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas 
    Published in 1889 with 944 pages of biographical info, with a full name index. Note: Mostly east/north and much of central Texas, not a lot from west or far south Texas.
  • Texas Birth Database 
    Texas Birth Records, 1926-1995, via Vital Search
  • Texas Deaths Database 
    Texas Death Records, 1964-1998, via Vital Search
  • Texas Marriages Database 
    Texas Marriage Records, 1967-2011, via Vital Search
  • Texas Divorces Database 
    Texas Divorce Records, 1968-2011, via Vital Search
  • Texas County Formation Maps 
    County formation and Census maps of Texas
  • Texas Forest Trail Region 
    Discover stories of boom and bust along the forest trails of East Texas. Includes Historical Sites and Cities under the "Plan Your Adventure" section.
  • Lone Star Genealogy 
    Online Texas genealogy and history center

Other Genealogical Links

    Official site and data tools for the U.S. Census Bureau
  • U.S. Census Slave Schedule, 1850

    Name index and images of slave schedules listing slave owners and only age, gender and color data of the slaves in census states or territories in 1850.

  • U.S. Census Slave Schedule, 1860

    Name index and images of slave schedules listing slave owners and only age, gender and color data of the slaves in census states or territories in 1860.

  • Ellis Island Passenger Lists
    Freely available and searchable database of over 65 million passenger records for Ellis Island, from The Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation site. Several options for searching, including "sounds like," "close matches," and "alternate spelling" filters. The foundation's site also includes additional genealogy tips.
  • Search
    Search special collections available through, including interactive maps to search by location for U.S., UK & Ireland, Europe, Canada, and Australia & NZ
  • Last Name Research Tool

    Discover the meaning and history behind your last name, through

  • 1940 U.S. Census Index

    Search the 1940 U.S. Census Index, through Also includes an interactive map, where you can learn interesting facts about every U.S. state and territory from the 1940s era.

  • The Freedmen's Bureau Online 
    Records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, including sections on murders, labor records, and marriage records 
  • FREE Genealogy Forms and Charts 
    Links to freely available genealogy forms and charts, from