City Directories

Galveston city directories dating from 1856 to 1995 are available at the Galveston and Texas History Center. A great historical and genealogical resource, city directories list inhabitants, occupations, and places of residence. The Galveston and Texas History Center has partnered with the University of North Texas to digitize these materials. Directories from 1859 to 1913 are available on the Portal to Texas History.

In 2019, the Galveston and Texas History Center was awarded a Rescuing Texas History grant from the Portal to Texas History to continue digitizing Galveston City Directories. Directories from 1914-1919 will be available online in the Portal in early 2020.

Check Ancestry (in-library) or HeritageQuest (with a library card) for later years of digitized microfilm of Galveston City Directories.

 City Directories