Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum: 1-35 and University Parks Drive | PO Box 2570, Waco, TX 76702-2570 | (254) 750-8631
Texas Ranger Research Center: Frequently Asked Questions
RESEARCH CENTER Official State Library and Archives
of the Texas Rangers
Frequently Asked Questions
Many People Research at the Texas Ranger Research Center?
Each year the Research Center staff receives 3,500+ on-site and mail
requests for Texas Ranger related research. These projects include
family histories, television productions, movies, novels, biographies,
school research papers and artifacts esearch.
you check and see if my ancestor was a Ranger?
Can You Check "the List"?
Does a Negative Result "Rule Out" Texas Ranger Service?
Many administrative records were lost or destroyed over the years
as a result of fires and decisisons to "weed out" administrative
challenges are posed by changes in the administration of the Texas
Rangers -- from Mexico to the Republic of Texas,
to the State of Texas to the Confederate State of Texas,
back to the Adjutant General's Office
of the State of Texas to the Texas
The roll of Texas Rangers will likely never be complete, but it becomes
more comprehensive and diverse every day. It now includes women as
well as individuals of Anglo-European, African-American, American
Indian and Asian descent.
major part of the Texas Ranger Research Center records consists of
information donated by families who have pieced together the history
of a Ranger ancestor. Families may misplace their records over the
years, but with your support, information deposited with the
Research Center will be here for generations.
do you charge to research my ancestor(s) by mail?
The Research Center receives no state or federal funding, and
the staff is small (1.4 personnel positions). Our budget is raised
primarily through museum admissions, nonprofit store sales and donations.
A small fee is charged to defray expenses.
I get a refund if you don't find my ancestor?
Sorry, but our costs are the same; it requires just as long to check
the records and determine that a person cannot be found.
Ranger Research Center
T exas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum P.O.
Waco, TX 76702-2570
remember the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in your charitable
giving. About 80% of our annual budget and all improvements are funded
through admissions, museum store purchases and donations. We receive
no state of Texas or federal funding. Tax deductible donations may
be made to: Texas Ranger Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 2570, Waco, TX 76702-2570.