To qualify for a certificate, an applicant must prove direct or collateral descent from someone who served as a Texas Ranger and who is deceased. A collateral ancestor is a brother or sister of the Texas Ranger.
Applicants must be able to prove descent with official records for each generation. Official documentation showing that the applicant’s ancestor served as a Texas Ranger must be provided. Applicants do not need to reside in Texas or be members of the Texas State Genealogical Society.
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