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House History Research

This guide will take you through the process of how to research the history of your home.


Genealogy Classes

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Our Hours

The Texana/Genealogy Dept. is currently unable to host patrons & researchers on our floor.

Sun      Closed
Mon     Closed
Tues    12-8pm
Wed     10-6pm
Thur     10-6pm
Fri        10-6pm
Sat       10-6pm


Brief & specific research questions 
may be submitted through
Ask A Librarian.
Or you may email us at:


Texana/Genealogy Room – 6th floor
Central Library
600 Soledad St.
San Antonio, TX  78205
210.207.2500 ; 210.207.2559


Researching Your House's History  

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**Current Texana/Genealogy Services**

In-person services on the 6th floor are not available at this time. For information on making an appointment, please email or call (210) 207-2559.



Beginning the Hunt...

When beginning house history research, where you start hunting depends upon what you already know.  The goal is to use the information you have in hand, and then search various resources to gather additional facts.  If you have an idea when the house was built, or a name of an early owner, city directories are often a great place to start researching.  Land records, newspapers and Sanborn maps can also be of great assistance.