Anderson County, Texas Genealogy

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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Montana|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Anderson County'''  
  
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties A|Counties A]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Anderson County''  
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'''Anderson County, Texas''' genealogy and family history research page. Guide to '''Anderson County '''genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records.  
 
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Guide to '''Anderson County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| building address = 500 N. Church Street,</br>#10, Palestine, TX 75801
 
| building address = 500 N. Church Street,</br>#10, Palestine, TX 75801
 
| named for = {{wpd|Kenneth Lewis Anderson|Kenneth L. Anderson}}, congressman and vice president of the Republic of Texas
 
| named for = {{wpd|Kenneth Lewis Anderson|Kenneth L. Anderson}}, congressman and vice president of the Republic of Texas
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Anderson-County-Texas-Courts.htm Anderson County Courthouse]<br> 500 N Church Street<br> Palestine, TX 75801-3024<br> Phone: 903.723.7432&nbsp;<br><br>District Clerk has divorce records; County Clerk <br>has birth and death records from 1903, marriage,<br> probate and land records from 1846 and court records; <br>cities have birth and death records from 1953<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Anderson County, Texas. Page 658 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== History  ===
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{{Adoption Hidden Ancestors}}
  
*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/history.html History of Anderson County]
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1846--'''Anderson County was created 24 March 1846 from [[Houston County, Texas|Houston ]]County. '''County seat:''' Palestine <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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The county was named for Kenneth L. Anderson, congressman and vice president of the Republic of Texas.<br>  
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'''Cities and Towns:'''&nbsp; | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Anderson%2C+Cayuga|subject|disp=Cayuga}}&nbsp;| Elkhart | Frankston | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Anderson%2C+Palestine|subject|disp=Palestine}} | Salmon | Slocum | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Anderson%2C+Tennesse+Colony|subject|disp=Tennessee Colony}}&nbsp;
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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== '''[[Image:Bluearrow.png|50x35px|Bluearrow.png]]&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Start with These''' ==
  
*[[Cherokee County, Texas|Cherokee]]
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==== Vital Records  ====
*[[Freestone County, Texas|Freestone]]
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*[[Henderson County, Texas|Henderson]]
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*[[Houston County, Texas|Houston]]
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*[[Leon County, Texas|Leon]]
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*[[Navarro County, Texas|Navarro]]
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== Resources  ==
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
  
*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/links.html Online Genealogy Resources] Anderson County TXGenWeb genealogy resources.
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===== Births  =====
*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/look.html Anderson County Look-Ups] Volunteers for look-up for Anderson County TXGenWeb
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==== African American ====
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===== Deaths =====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
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:*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy
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:*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
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===== Divorces  =====
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:*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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===== Marriage  =====
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:*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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|1850 |2684
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|1860 |10398
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|1870 |9229
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|1880 |17395
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|1890 |20923
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|1900 |28015
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|1910 |29650
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|1920 |34318
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|1930 |34643
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|1940 |37092
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|1950 |31875
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|1960 |28162
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|1970 |27789
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|1980 |38381
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|1990 |48024
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|2000 |55109
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|2010 |58458
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]  
 
[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]  
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[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22576&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=73&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk ]  
 
[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22576&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=73&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk ]  
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Anderson/ListAnderson.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>  
 
[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Anderson/ListAnderson.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>  
  
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===== Additional Cemetery Databases<br> =====
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*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/cemlist.htm Anderson County Cemeteries] Complete list of cemeteries within Anderson County with partial transcriptions.  
 
*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/cemlist.htm Anderson County Cemeteries] Complete list of cemeteries within Anderson County with partial transcriptions.  
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148584 Tennessee Colony Cemetery, Anderson County] on BillionGraves site. Just south of FM 321 on CR 2230.
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148584 Tennessee Colony Cemetery, Anderson County] on BillionGraves site. Just south of FM 321 on CR 2230.
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/land/anderso1.txt Texas Land Heritage Registry]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/land/anderson.txt Land Survey Abstract Indicies]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb Archives Project
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==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/court/probate2.txt Selected Wills and Probate Extracts from Anderson County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/court/actc001.txt Anderson County Probate Index 1846-1879]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)<br>
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:*'''1800-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas, Probate Records, 1800-1990}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This collection contains images of probate records from seventy-five different counties in the state of Texas. The content and time period of these records vary by county. <br>
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<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Anderson-County-Texas-Courts.htm Anderson County Courthouse]<br> 500 N Church Street<br> Palestine, TX 75801-3024<br> Phone: 903.723.7432&nbsp;<br><br>District Clerk has divorce records; County Clerk <br>has birth and death records from 1903, marriage,<br> probate and land records from 1846 and court records; <br>cities have birth and death records from 1953<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Anderson County, Texas. Page 658 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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==== African American Resources  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
  
 
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==== Land  ====
 
{{TX Land}}
 
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/land/anderso1.txt Texas Land Heritage Registry]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/land/anderson.txt Land Survey Abstract Indicies]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb Archives Project
 
  
 
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'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''  
 
'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''  
  
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
==== Probate ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/court/probate2.txt Selected Wills and Probate Extracts from Anderson County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/court/actc001.txt Anderson County Probate Index 1846-1879]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)<br>
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:*'''1800-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas, Probate Records, 1800-1990}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This collection contains images of probate records from seventy-five different counties in the state of Texas. The content and time period of these records vary by county. <br>
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/taxlists/1855txpyrs.txt 1855 Anderson County Tax List&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/taxlists/1855txpyrs.txt 1855 Anderson County Tax List&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/taxlists/tax1876a.txt 1876 Anderson County Tax List&nbsp; ]~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/taxlists/tax1876a.txt 1876 Anderson County Tax List&nbsp; ]~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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Palestine Public Library<br>2000 S. Loop 256 <br>Palestine, TX 75801<br>Phone: (903) 729-4121<br>[http://www.palestine.lib.tx.us/ Website]  
 
Palestine Public Library<br>2000 S. Loop 256 <br>Palestine, TX 75801<br>Phone: (903) 729-4121<br>[http://www.palestine.lib.tx.us/ Website]  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
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== '''History''' ==
  
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*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/history.html History of Anderson County]
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'''1846--'''Anderson County was created 24 March 1846 from [[Houston County, Texas|Houston ]]County. '''County seat:''' Palestine <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*[[Butte County, South Dakota|Butte County, South Dakota]]
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*[[Crook County, Wyoming|Crook County, Wyoming]]
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*[[Custer County, Montana|Custer]]
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*[[Fallon County, Montana|Fallon]]
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*[[Harding County, South Dakota|Harding County, South Dakota]]
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*[[Powder River County, Montana|Powder River]]
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== '''Resources'''  ==
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*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/links.html Online Genealogy Resources] Anderson County TXGenWeb genealogy resources.
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*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/look.html Anderson County Look-Ups] Volunteers for look-up for Anderson County TXGenWeb
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Montana%2C+Carter|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/andertoc.htm Anderson County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/andertoc.htm Anderson County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/tx.htm Cyndi's List ~ Texas]
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/tx.htm Cyndi's List ~ Texas]
  
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Revision as of 18:12, 7 May 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Texas Gotoarrow.png Anderson County

Anderson County, Texas genealogy and family history research page. Guide to Anderson County genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records.

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Anderson County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Facts
Founded March 24, 1846
County Seat Palestine
Courthouse
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Address 500 N. Church Street,
#10, Palestine, TX 75801
Named for: Kenneth L. Anderson, congressman and vice president of the Republic of Texas


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The Beginner’s Corner links to information that will help you get started researching your ancestors. Choose from one of the following:
I want to find a birth, christening or baptism
I want to find a marriage
I want to find a death or burial
I want to find someone's parents (land and probate records)









Beginning Dates for Anderson County, Texas Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1774 1853 1800 1632 1632


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Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. United States Vital Records has additional research guidance on researching and using vital records. See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas or How to order Texas Vital Records


A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred, ordered electronically online or download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

Births
Deaths
  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
Divorces
Marriage



Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1850 2,684
1860 10,398 287.4%
1870 9,229 −11.2%
1880 17,395 88.5%
1890 20,923 20.3%
1900 28,015 33.9%
1910 29,650 5.8%
1920 34,318 15.7%
1930 34,643 0.9%
1940 37,092 7.1%
1950 31,875 −14.1%
1960 28,162 −11.6%
1970 27,789 −1.3%
1980 38,381 38.1%
1990 48,024 25.1%
2000 55,109 14.8%
2010 58,458 6.1%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.


















Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves

Epodunk

Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Databases

Land

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.


Probate

Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.


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County Courthouse


Anderson County Courthouse
500 N Church Street
Palestine, TX 75801-3024
Phone: 903.723.7432 

District Clerk has divorce records; County Clerk
has birth and death records from 1903, marriage,
probate and land records from 1846 and court records;
cities have birth and death records from 1953[1]


African American Resources

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.


Court

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Anderson County, Texas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.

Maps

Military

  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Anderson County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Off-line Newspaper Information

Online Newspapers

Online Newspaper Abstracts

Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form

Obituaries

Taxation

Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910 lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

Societies and Libraries

Palestine Public Library
2000 S. Loop 256
Palestine, TX 75801
Phone: (903) 729-4121
Website

Frankston Depot Library
Town Square S
Frankston, TX 75763
Phone: (903) 876-4463

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Family History Centers

History

History

Parent County

1846--Anderson County was created 24 March 1846 from Houston County. County seat: Palestine [2]

The county was named for Kenneth L. Anderson, congressman and vice president of the Republic of Texas.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Alzada Ekalaka
Boyes Hammond

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Web Sites

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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Anderson County, Texas. Page 658 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).