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Texas Tuesday

Texas Tuesday: Austin

From the second floor balcony of the Palmer Events Center, Austin, Texas.  April 2012

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Texas Tuesday: hiking Comanche Bluff Trail

Working through the book  60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Antonio and Austin, I spent last Sunday hiking the Comanche Bluff Trail (not Bluffs as the book says) maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Austin Explorer information indicates the trail is free but there is a $4 day use fee. Pick up your … Continue reading »

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Texas Tuesday: Central Texas genealogical events for June

June 8th Austin Genealogical Society is hosting a bus trip to Clayton Library in Houston. June 9th the Austin Genealogy SIG will meet from 1 – 3:30 p.m. at  the Old Quarry Branch Library in Austin for a “Scanning Workshop” presented by John Marostica and Trisha Thompson June 21st the Wiliamson County Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting at the … Continue reading »

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Texas Tip Tuesday: Civil War in Texas

This year is the sesquicentennial of the beginning of the Civil War. To find out more about Texas in the Civil War check out the Texas State Libraries and Archives Commission’s (TSLAC) electronic exhibit “Under the Rebel Flag: Life in Texas During the Civil War.”  The Handbook of Texas Online has multiple entries as a search on “civil war” … Continue reading »

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Texas Tip Tuesday: Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

This may be old news, but since this blog was just recently born, it needs to be mentioned again.  This year, the University of Texas has completed a three and a half year project imaging Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Texas and Mexico for the years 1877-1922 and…drum roll…making them available online. Sanborn maps were … Continue reading »

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Texas Tip Tuesday: key resources

The single most valuable resource for Texas history is at your fingertips, er, mouse click.  The Handbook of Texas Online is online (hence the name).  It is no longer a bajillion volume set that is ready for updates as soon as it hits your library.  Assuming your library even carried it. It is hosted/produced/published by … Continue reading »

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