Power Course: Texas Genealogy


  • You want to start digging into your Texan roots but don’t know where to start
  • You’ve hit a brick wall in your Texas research and are looking for a fresh perspective
  • You have ancestors from big cities like Houston, Austin, San Antonio or Dallas

Whether your ancestor was a Texas Ranger, Galveston dockworker or a defender of the Alamo (possible but unlikely, seeing as there were only two survivors), then you’ll find value in this course on how to go about digging for your ancestors in Texas. Both newcomers to Texas genealogy and seasoned veterans will discover helpful tools, sources and strategies to find their Lone Star state ancestors.

Family Tree University Power Courses are designed to provide a concentrated dose of genealogy education on a single topic. Students have a week to go through approximately two hours of course material. In just a few hours, you’ll boost your research and leave with new tips and tricks to help you find your ancestors. This course is self-led and does not contain any graded exercises, but instructors are available to answer any and every question you may post on the Discussion Board.


$39.99 ($35.99 for VIP)

Course Length:

7 Days

Start Date:

Register any time and receive immediate access for 7 days.


  • Fundamental history, top websites for Texas research and specific tricks for finding Texas ancestors
  • Where to find Texas vital, military and land records and what is available
  • A breakdown of Texas counties, information on immigration records, probate records, historical maps and additional resources
  • How to trace your roots in Houston
  • Information about Houston genealogy essentials, such as the Houston Public Library and Houston Genealogical Forum


  • A one-hour Texas Genealogy Crash Course video
  • A Texas Genealogy Guide PDF guide explaining how-tos, fast facts, key websites and resources, and a timeline of Texas history
  • A in-depth PDF Sourcebook with a historical overview, record highlights, reference map with county boundaries, bibliography of Texas state resources and directory of archives, libraries and societies—plus a breakdown of what records are available in each county and where to get them
  • PDF city guide of Houston that documents key websites, resources and research strategies


  • This course assumes you understand the basics principles of genealogy and have done some investigation into your family history. If you are a total beginner, consider taking the Discover Your Family Tree course before enrolling in this class.

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