Gone to Texas Pioneer Certificate

gonetotexasTo qualify for a Pioneer Certificate the applicant must prove direct or collateral descent or collateral descent from a person who was in Texas prior to 1886.

A separate certificate may be issued for each proven ancestor.

Application Process

Applicants must be able to prove descent with acceptable documentation for each generation and provide acceptable documentation to prove the applicant’s ancestor was a settler.

Instructions and Frequently Asked Questions with answers are included with the application form.

Completed submissions, with application form and all materials, should be mailed to:

Texas State Genealogical Society
c/o Marynell Bryant
254 County Road 4705
Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482-1831