WAC-014: Texas County Records Available on Microfilm


WAC-014 - Texas County Records Available on Microfilm

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Moises talks about the Texas County Microfilmed records, the information you can expect to find and where to get a hold of these microfilms. He lalso talks about Sync Toy to back up your genealogical data, Raul Longoria’s Website, and the book Aquellos Primeros Saltillenses.

Show Notes:

This is session number 14

Today I am going to talk to you about the Texas County Records Available on Microfilm.

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1.Listener Comment Regarding the 1930 Census

“Yesterday I was listening to the WAC podcast episode 10, where you were talking about the 1930 Mexican Census, where you were explaining why we don’t have the census for all cities in Mexico.

The Main reason, is that the Mexican Census was never keep at the national archives.  the census was taken and copies were sent to the municipal, state and federal levels.  On the Federal level, they never archived the census.  And some municipal and state archive did keep their copies and some did not.  So the images for the 1930 census that we have, are copies of the census that have been found in the municipal and state archives.


Jon Walker”


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  1. What’s new at we are cousins Blog?

Changes that I have made:

Added the Mexican Genealogy Academy Logo on the side bar.


  1. What’s new at Family Search in regards to south Texas and northeastern Mexico genealogical records?

No updates to neither South Texas nor Northeastern Mexico Collections.


  1. This week’s Tool

Microsoft’s SyncToy – Keeping Your Genealogy Data Backed up



  1. This Weeks Online Resource

Raul Longoria’s Website

One of my all-time favorite Websites.


  1. This week’s book

Aquellos Primeros Saltillenses, eBook by María Elena Santoscoy Flores

The eBook “Aquellos Primeros Saltillenses” by Maria Elena Santoscoy Flores is a great resource to anyone who has traced their ancestors to Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. This book provides essential knowledge about the origins of Saltillo and the perils of its founders and early settlers.


  1. Upcoming Genealogical Conferences and Local Society Meetings


35th Annual Texas Hispanic Genealogical and Historical Conference September 25-27

Website: www.southtexasgenealogy.org – Thank You Ofelia Olson for the link.

Local Society Meetings

The Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society meets every 3rd Sunday of the month.


Brownsville Historical Association will have their Genealogy Workshop this October the 11th. Still don’t have the times for it but will let you know once I find out. I will not be attending.

  1. Texas County Records Available on Microfilm.

Why are they important?

What type of information can you expect to find?

Office of the County Clerk and Its Records

  • Records of Real Property
  • Probate Records
  • Vital Statistics
  • Naturalization Records
  • Court Records
  • Miscellaneous Records

Office of the District Clerk and its Records

Office of the County Superintendent of Schools and its Records

Office of the County Tax Assessor-Collector and its Records

Where can I get access to my particular county?


At my Local University UTPA – At We Are Cousins

Starr County Texas Records on Microfilm at The University of Texas Pan American https://www.wearecousins.info/2013/01/starr-county-texas-records-on-microfilm-at-the-university-of-texas-pan-american/

Cameron County Records on Microfilm at The University of Texas Pan American https://www.wearecousins.info/2013/01/cameron-county-records-on-microfilm-at-the-university-of-texas-pan-american/

Hidalgo County Records on Microfilm at The University of Texas Pan American https://www.wearecousins.info/2013/01/hidalgo-county-records-on-microfilm-at-the-university-of-texas-pan-american/

Willacy County Records on Microfilm at The University of Texas Pan American https://www.wearecousins.info/2013/03/willacy-county-records-on-microfilm-at-the-university-of-texas-pan-american/

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Hope that you had fun and until next time, God bless.

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