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.
**Current Library Services under "Phase 3 - Enhanced Service"**
The Texana/Genealogy Department remains closed to researchers and browsing.
San Antonio Public Library is now offering these services:
Services are subject to change based on local health guidance.
Please note that the following locations are undergoing building improvement projects and are closed or offering limited services: Central, McCreless, Memorial, Forest Hills, and San Pedro.