The Tejano Genealogy Society of Austin (TGSA), a 501(C)3 was first established in 1977 as the Sociedad Genealógica de Austin. The purpose of TGSA is to foster excellence in genealogy through educational programs and projects that preserve, produce and disseminate knowledge of genealogical or historical value.
WHAT WE'RE ABOUT
- Assist with genealogical research.
- Promote authors who write about Hispanic history and sponsor the Tejano Book Award.
- Promote awareness of Hispanic history in schools and in our communities.
- Facilitate learning by hosting and attending genealogy conferences, historical events, arranging for speakers and presentations.
- Continue to promote the awareness of the Tejano Monument on the grounds of the State Capitol as a symbol of Hispanic contributions to the State of Texas.
2020 Tejano Book Award: The Tejano Genealogy Society of Austin sponsors an annual $1,000.00 book prize for the best non-fiction Scholarly book written about Tejano history, heritage, or genealogy.
The recipient of the 2020 Tejano Book Award is Miguel Angel Gonzalez-Quiroga for the book War and Peace on the Rio Grande Frontier, 1830-1880, published by University of Oklahoma Press.
2020 Members' Choice Award: In 2015 TGSA saw a need to honor self-published works like books and journals focusing on Tejano history, heritage and contributions.
This year the recipients of the $250 award are Bruce Moses (deceased) and David Nickels for the book Roads to the Battle of Medina: A Search for the Lost Battlefield of Texas.
TGSA memberships and Donations: If you live in Texas, have Tejano ancestors, or just have an interest in family history, you’re invited to join the Tejano Genealogy Society of Austin (TGSA)! TGSA specializes in Tejano roots and also supports the pursuit of genealogy no matter where those roots may lead. TGSA also accepts donations to be able to continue to support the various programs.