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List of resources pertaining to the history of Austin and Travis County
Available at the Austin History Center in the Austin Public Library
810 Guadalupe | P.O. Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768-2287 (512) 974-7480
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Annuals and Directories
Austin city directories
1872 to present.
Austin Independent School District staff directories
1959/60 - 1971/72, 1981/82, 1984/85 - 1991/92, 1997/98, 1998/99.
Austin telephone directories
1905, 1907, 1908, 1912, 1922 to present.
The Cactus
The student annual of the University of Texas at Austin. 1894-1986.
Cole’s Cross Reference directories
1957 to present.
High school and junior high school annuals
Annuals from many schools in Austin and Travis County.
Travis County directories
1894-95 and 1898-99.
Various organizations' directories
Membership directories from local groups such as the Rotary Club, Masonic Lodges, Austin Woman's Club, the Standard Club.

Birth records
  • Brackenridge Hospital Records
  • 1924-1939, 1944-1949, July 1966 - September 1977. Births are logged by date. There is no name index for these records. Because of 2003 Texas Senate Bill 861 (http://texinfo.library.unt.edu/sessionlaws/78thsession/bills/SB861.pdf), the records listed above will not be available until 75 years after the date that they were recorded.
  • Early Texas Birth Records, 1838-1878.
  • Cemetery Records
    Assumption Cemetery Listing
    Listing of markers. Compiled in 1999.
    Austin State Hospital Cemetery Record
    Alphabetical list of those buried in this cemetery. Data includes name, race, county of origin, admission date, date of death, and plot number. Separate list by plot number.
    Cemeteries of West Travis County
    List of gravestones in 37 small cemeteries in far western Travis Co. Compiled in 1977.
    Cemeteries of the Western Hill Country of Travis County, Texas
    Tombstone inscriptions for 31 cemeteries. Includes name index. Compiled in 1991.
    City of Austin Cemetery System Interment Report Microfiche
    Biannual updates of Interment Reports of city cemeteries. Dates of interment from 1800's to present. Alphabetical by name of deceased. Cemeteries included: Oakwood, Oakwood Annex, Mt. Calvary, Memorial Park, Evergreen, Travis Country International, Highland Park, Jewish Memorial, and Plummers.
    City Cemetery Legers, 1837-1973
    Ledgers record burials for the city cemeteries. Recorded are names, ages, sex, race, nativity, cause of death, attending physician, where buried, by whom buried. Completeness of data varies from ledger to ledger and entry to entry.
    Davis Cemetery, Travis County
    Tombstone listing compiled in 2001. Also includes history of cemetery, photographs of cemetery, articles about cemetery, and some obituaries and biographies of those buried there.
    Documentation of the Historic Fiskville Cemetery
    Tombstone listing by Russell Yeager and Boy Scout Troop 454. Compiled in 1999.
    1993 Survey of Manor, Texas Cemetery
    List of markers by Evelyn S. Donnell.
    Park Springs Cemetery
    Record of markers, compiled during 1994-95.
    Russell Collection of Cemetery Data from the Tombstones in Travis County, Texas
    Tombstone inscriptions for 24 very small cemeteries, including 6 cemeteries in Blanco Co. Includes name index. Compiled in 1964-65.
    Travis County Cemeteries: Travis County 19th Century Pioneers
    List of interments for people born in 19th Century and buried in selected Travis Co. cemeteries. Includes name index. Compiled in 1986.
    Williamson Creek Cemetery, 700 Block Little Texas Lane, Austin Texas 78745
    Inventory conducted by Dale L. Flatt from 8/23/200? to 9/21/2001. Accompanied by CD-ROM with text and 456 photos taken at the cemetery.
    Census Records

    1820-1835
    • The First Census of Texas, 1820-1836: To which are added Texas Citizenship Lists, 1821-1843 and other Early Records of the Republic of Texas.
    1840s
    • 1840 Census of the Republic of Texas
    • Republic of Texas Poll Lists for 1846
    1850
    • The State of Texas Federal Population Schedules; Seventh Census of the United States
    • Population Schedules (Slave Schedule), Travis County; Seventh Census of the United States
    1860
    • The Five Schedules of the 1860 Federal Census, Travis County, Texas
    • Five schedules are slave, population, mortality, agriculture, and industry.
    1870's
    • Population Schedules: Texas, Travis County; Ninth Census of the United States
    • Schedule of Inhabitants, City of Austin, County of Travis, State of Texas, 1875
    1880
    • Population Schedules: Texas, Travis County; Tenth Census of the United States
    1890
    • 1890 Travis County, Texas Census: Uniquely Reconstructed and Annotated
    1900
    • 12th Census of Population, 1900: Texas, Vol. 102: Travis County
    • No index
    1910
    • 13th Census of Population, 1910 No index.
    1920
    • 14th Census of Population: Texas No index.
    City Tax Records
    Tax rolls, 1840 - 1943
    Alphabetical by name.
    Death Records
    Alexander Eanes' records
    City Sexton's record of death for October 1859 - May 1866.
    Bartholomew Diary
    An account of daily events in Austin for the period 1853-1923. Deaths of locals are included. Accompanying name index.
    Brackenridge Hospital death records
    1924-1939, 1947-1948, 1952-1958. Deaths logged by date. No name index.
    Travis County inquest records
    Justices of the Peace records. Dates vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and range from 1887 to 1977.
    Travis County probate minutes
    1840-1852 and 1840-1852.
    Travis County Probate Record, 1840-1916
    Travis County Index to Probate Minutes, 1870-1926
    Indexes
    Austin American -Statesman
    1871 - 1883  Paper index.
    1884  Subject headings and headlines for local stories are computer searchable at the Austin History Center.
    1885 - 1955  No index.
    1956 - 1981  Paper index.
    1981 - 1992  Subject headings and headlines for local stories are computer searchable at the Austin History Center.
    1989 - present  Full-text searchable online at http://archives.statesman.com. Full-text articles can be accessed free of charge at the AHC and all branches of the Austin Public Library.
    Austin Genealogical Society Quarterly
    November 1960 - present.  Name index.
    Biographical Gazetteer of Texas
    Index of biographical sketches for prominent Texans.

    Marriage Records

    Bartholomew Diary
    An account of daily events in Austin for the period 1853-1923. Marriages of locals are included. Accompanying name index.
    Annals of Travis County and of the City of Austin from the Earliest Times to the Close of 1875
    In the years from 1850 through 1875 many local marriages were recorded by Frank Brown in these annals. Marriages are logged by date. No index.
    Travis County Marriage Records, 1833-1902
    Travis County, Texas Marriage Records, 1840-1882
    Travis County Marriage Records, 1840-1939
    Travis County Index to Marriage Records, 1840-1939

    Travis County Records

    Some Early Travis County, Texas, Records
    Records of the Texas General Land Office
    Travis County Central Appraisal District Records, 1983 - 1996
    Travis County Civil Minutes, 1876-1894
    Travis County Index to County Court Civil Minutes
    Travis County Criminal Minutes, 1876 - 1886
    Travis County Deed Record, 1847-1882
    Travis County Deeds, 1882-1886
    Travis County Direct Index to Deeds, 1842-1893
    Travis County Reverse Index to Deeds, 1842-1893
    Travis County Transcript of Deed Record, 1837-1849
    Travis County, County Clerk Naturalization Record, 1892-1907
    Index to Naturalizations, 1890-1906
    Travis County School Census Rolls, 1913-1970
    Travis County Tax Rolls, 1840-1910
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