Established in 1837, the Archives consist of land grant records and maps dating to the 16th century that detail the passage of Texas public lands to private ownership.

The GLO Preserves Millions of Documents and Maps

The GLO Preserves Millions of Documents and Maps

Many of these documents continue to be used even today by surveyors, land men and others researching land ownership. The rich primary source material also makes the Archives a haven for genealogists, historians, archaeologists and students.