UTRGV Special Collections & University Archives is happy to assist you with genealogy research, including searching public, church, and archival records.
In order to expedite your inquiry, please be sure to gather personal information on the individuals or family you are researching, including:
Submit an Online Research Request to initiate your inquiry
Provide as many details as possible for each individual based on the information requested above.
Write down everything you learn. You may use forms available in libraries, genealogical societies, and the internet to record the information. Be sure to always include:
Begin with getting as much information as you can from your family members. Ask your parents, aunts and uncles, and grandparents about family members: when and where they were born, were married, etc.
Look for family papers, birth and marriage certificates, personal letters, diaries and journals, photographs, and other sources around the home which may help in constructing a preliminary family history.
Photographs: Write as much information as you can with a soft (#2) pencil on the back of the photograph, including names, date, location, and event.
Review the information you have, and look for gaps, or where information is uncertain or inexact
Texas County Histories from Accessible Archives provides primary source resources for local historical and genealogical research. (If you are off-campus, then you must login using your UTRGV credentials.)
To see a listing of what is available on the county microfilm, search in the online catalog for the titles below
A few archival resources have been digitized, and the images are available through the Library's Institutional Repository. Popular items include:
Maximize your time and effort. Let our staff assist you with finding and accessing resources online.