Brazoria County Historical Museum Collections

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Holdings of the Brazoria County Historical Museum

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Fillas Frog Farm in Anchor, TX.The Brazoria County Historical Museum's primary purpose is to act as the Historical Resource Center for Brazoria County. The Museum is a repository for material focusing on the history of Texas. The primary focus is collecting, organizing and preserving information relating to the events, people and places in Brazoria County and to assist researchers in locating this material.

We hope you enjoy browsing the collections. If you are interested in more information about an item or ordering a copy of a photo, please contact us at curator@bchm.org, or calling us at 979-864-1208.

 

Research

The Museum houses the Adriance Library and Research Center, a repository for information on Brazoria County. Extensive genealogical and photographic holdings draw researchers from across the United States and abroad. If you would like to research a topic, please give a call to one of our excellent staff, so they can sift through our various resources and put things aside for you.

Old 300 Database

The Brazoria County Historical Museum's primary purpose is to act as the Historical Resource Center for Old 300 Database

Enslaved Ned Thompson and his wife near East Columbia, TX.The Museum maintains a core listing of all settlers who received land grants in Austin's Colony by the eve of the war for independence from Mexico. Over time, this database has expanded to include ancestors and descendants of those settlers. If you think you might be related to one or more members of Austin's Colony, this is a great place to look.

Due to privacy concerns, this database is no longer online but accessible by e-mail request to research@bchm.org. Please e-mail us with your query and we'll get back with you soon. We understand that this is an inconvenience, however, the database has grown to include to much private information to be available directly online. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Brazoria County Cemetery Database

This database includes records of over 23,000 internments in 140 cemeteries across Brazoria County. An active group of volunteers continues to add new records to this ever growing inventory. Similar to the Old 300 database, please e-mail us at research@bchm.org if you would like to query this database.

Research Files

In addition to the accessioned records, the Museum also maintains research files on many historcal subjects related to Brazoria County. If you are interested in something related to the subjects listed below, please contact us at research@bchm.org or call us at 979-864-1208.