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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

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


Texana/Genealogy Room – 1st floor
Central Library
600 Soledad St.
San Antonio, TX  78205

Building Renovations

The Texana Resource Center and the entire 6th floor of Central Library is undergoing a substantial renovation and will be closed to the public for the duration of the project.

Texana/Genealogy services are currently available on the first floor of Central Library across from the circulation desk during regular library business hours. Texana services are not available on Mondays.


Researching Your House's History  




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.