Helpful Website Links
Apply for membership on the Parker County Historical Commission This redirects to the official Parker County website form to apply for membership to the Parker County Historical Commission. Even though official terms begin in January of odd-numbered years, appointments can be made by the County Commissioners at any time. The Parker County Historical Commission welcomes you to join us!
Apply for a Texas Historical Marker This site provides information on how to apply for a Texas Historical Marker.
A Historic Texas Cemetery Designation is required before a cemetery can receive a Texas Historical Marker. Here’s where to get started.
The Texas Historic Sites Atlas links you to more than 300,000 records from every county in Texas. It also contains detailed maps. Enter the site and filter by the county you want to search for data on historical markers, national register properties, historical markers, cemeteries and courthouses.
Texas State Historical Association This resource is considered “the Bible” for researchers seeking information on “people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and a host of other topical categories dealing with Texas.” It is sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association and the General Libraries at UT-Austin.
The Texas General Land Office site “history” tab has land grant records searchable by grantee and patentee from the Republic of Texas and State of Texas. The index includes grantees for Spanish and Mexican land grants.
The Portal to Texas History The University of North Texas Library provides digital links to books, maps, photos, articles, etc. that you can search to find research material.
The Texas Almanac provides access to a number of topics including a Texas history timeline, Travis’ letter from the Alamo, and other highlights of Texas history.
This “Texas Treasures” site holds an online exhibit of historical documents from the Texas State Library and Archives.
The Briscoe Center for American History is divided into six divisions, located in four different regions of Texas, with each serving a unique purpose with large resources. It contains an excellent photo library.
The State of Texas website links to information on the history and culture of Texas, Texas Governors, the Texas State Cemetery, and archives from the Texas General Land Office
Texas History.com is a commercial site that sells digital documentaries on Texas History covering a wide range of subjects. The site has been featured on PBS. It contains links to other information.
Ancestry is a commercial site that offers a 14 day free trial. It contains census info and old newspapers, plus it offers assistance on genealogical searches.
RootsWeb is part of the Ancestry Community of genealogical resources.