Historic Record Research Resources
Austin Public Library
You can access the following resources on any public Library computer or on a personal device that's connected to the Library's WiFi network.
Ancestry Library Edition is a comprehensive online source of information for genealogical research, with billions of names in over 6,000 databases.
The Austin American Statesman (Historical) includes searchable articles from Austin, Texas, newspapers for the years 1871-1980. Articles display in PDF format.
As the local history division of the Austin Public Library, the Austin History Center provides the public with information about the history, current events, and activities of Austin and Travis County. Use the digital collections to conduct research.
Fill out the form to place an order with the Austin History Center for in-depth research services.
Texas Digital Sanborn Maps provide detailed property and land-use records of Texas towns and cities from 1867 to 1970.
View a list of historic Austin parks.
Design standards will be recommended for adoption into City code in Fall 2022.
Use the Viewfinder to find out if a property is a historic landmark, located in a locally designated historic district, or in a National Register district.
Historic surveys highlight potential landmarks and historic districts.
The official list of the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places national program.
Features more than 300,000 historic site records.
The standards offer four distinct approaches to the treatment of historic properties - preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, and reconstruction with accompanying guidelines for each.