Steps to Acquiring Waco State Home Records
  1. To secure your records from the Waco State Home, you must provide a copy of a driver’s license or other government-issued ID.
  2. If you are a family member seeking a relative’s records, you must be able to show proof of relationship with a birth certificate or other government document.
  3. If your relative is alive, you must include a copy of her/his driver’s license or government-issued ID, along with a signed letter from that relative granting approval for you to access the records.
  4. If your relative is deceased, you must be able to provide a copy of the death certificate or an obituary.

In your letter, please include the following:

Mail letter to:
Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC)
Attn: Laura Saegert
PO Box 12907
Austin, Texas 78711-2927

If you’d prefer, you may email this information to: or

If you have any further questions, or would like to follow-up on your request, you may contact Laura Saegert at TSLAC: (512) 463-5500.