Frequently Asked Questions - About TSHA
- Where are the TSHA offices located?
- How do I get a historical marker placed on a particular property?
- Where will future Annual Meetings be held?
- I am interested in researching my family's history. Can you help me?
- I'm trying to find a specific book on Texas history. Can you help me?
- I am a member and need to change my contact information. How can I do this?
- I often see small, superscript letters of "qv" in the Handbook Online. What is it's meaning?
- I have a collection of family papers and/or photographs that I would like to make available for scholarly research.
- Is there a way to increase the size of the text on the web site?
- When printing Handbook articles, the type is small. Can this be changed?
The TSHA offices are located at the University of North Texas in Denton. Our address, phone numbers and a map can be found on our contact page.
The state historical marker program is administered by the Texas Historical Commission. You can contact them at P.O. Box 12276, Austin, Texas 78711-2276, telephone (512) 463-6100.
The 115th annual meeting will be held March 3-5, 2011 at the Camino Real Hotel in El Paso.
The 116th annual meeting will be held March 1-3, 2012 at the Omni Houston Hotel in Houston, Texas.
The 117th annual meeting will be held February 28 - March 2, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas.
There are many resources available in Texas for family history research. You might try contacting the Texas State Archives and Library Commission, P.O. Box 12927, Austin, Texas 78711, telephone (512) 463-5455; or the Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, P.O. Box 12040, Austin, Texas 78711-2040, telephone (512) 458-7111, toll-free (888) 963-7111. Another valuable resource for genealogists is the Texas GenWeb Project.
The Eugene C. Barker Texas History Collection, a research library containing more than 130,000 books, more than 3,500 individual collections of papers and official records, more than 35,000 clippings on Texas subjects, and approximately 3,100 Texas newspaper titles, is the leading source for published and unpublished materials dealing with Texas history. The BTHC, which is open to the public, is a component of the University of Texas at Austin Center for American History and is located in 2.101 Sid Richardson Hall on the UT Austin campus, telephone (512) 495-4515.
Please use the online form here and be sure to include your name, mailing address, and email address.
The text of the New Handbook of Texas employs two types of cross-reference, the symbol qv and the see or see also reference. (1) The symbol qv denotes Latin quod vide, "which see." The plural of qv is written qqv. A qv is printed beside a noun phrase that is the subject of an article in the New Handbook; qqv means that each item in the preceding series is represented by an article. In the Handbook of Texas Online, these references are being replaced with a hyperlink to the referenced article. For more information about these cross-references, see the full description in the Handbook help section.
The TSHA does not maintain a collection of archival materials. You might contact the University of North Texas Libraries or the University of Texas Center for American History (see above), which has a Web page devoted to donors and donations, or the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 South Bowie Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205-3296, telephone (210) 558-2300.
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