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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Blanco County'' <br>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Blanco County'' <br>  
  
Guide to '''Blanco County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Blanco County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. <br>
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| seat wl = Johnson City
 
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| building address = Blanco County Courthouse<br> PO Box 65 <br>Johnson City, TX 78636-0117<br> Phone: 830.868.7357<br>[http://www.co.blanco.tx.us/ '''Blanco County Website'''] }}  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.co.blanco.tx.us/ips/cms Blanco County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 65; <br>Johnson City, TX 78636-0117<br> Phone: 830.868.7357&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records <br>from 1876<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Blanco County, Texas. Page 659 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records <br>from 1876<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Blanco County, Texas. Page 659 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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{{TX County Histories}}  
 
{{TX County Histories}}  
  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1858--'''Blanco County was created 12 February 1858 from [[Burnet County, Texas|Burnet]], [[Comal County, Texas|Comal]], [[Gillespie County, Texas|Gillespie]], and [[Hays County, Texas|Hays]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Johnson City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1858--'''Blanco County was created 12 February 1858 from [[Burnet County, Texas Genealogy|Burnet]], [[Comal County, Texas Genealogy|Comal]], [[Gillespie County, Texas Genealogy|Gillespie]], and [[Hays County, Texas Genealogy|Hays]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Johnson City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
The County was name for Blanco River.  
 
The County was name for Blanco River.  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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For animated maps illustrating Texas County boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/texas/ "Rotating Formation Texas County Boundary Maps"] (1834-1931) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1876--'''Courthouse and most, if not all, county records were destroyed by fire in August 1876.
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'''1876--'''Courthouse and most, if not all, county records were destroyed by fire in August 1876.  
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Blanco, Cypress Mills|place|disp=Cypress Mills}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Burnet County, Texas|Burnet]]  
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[[Burnet County, Texas Genealogy|Burnet]] {{•}} [[Comal County, Texas Genealogy|Comal]] {{•}} [[Gillespie County, Texas Genealogy|Gillespie]] {{•}} [[Hays County, Texas Genealogy|Hays]] {{•}} [[Kendall County, Texas Genealogy|Kendall]] {{•}} [[Llano County, Texas Genealogy|Llano]] {{•}} [[Travis County, Texas Genealogy|Travis]]  
*[[Comal County, Texas|Comal]]  
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*[[Gillespie County, Texas|Gillespie]]  
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*[[Hays County, Texas|Hays]]  
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<center>{{TXBlanco County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Kendall County, Texas|Kendall]]  
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*[[Llano County, Texas|Llano]]  
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*[[Travis County, Texas|Travis]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/lookups.htm Blanco County Look-ups] Volunteers for Blanco County to do look-ups ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/lookups.htm Blanco County Look-ups] Volunteers for Blanco County to do look-ups ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/blinf.html Local Blanco County, Texas Resources] ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/blinf.html Local Blanco County, Texas Resources] ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb
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==== African American  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2665 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | {{FHL|841050|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Blanco+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22591&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=12&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Blanco/ListBlanco.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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| colspan="3" | See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/blcem.html Blanco County Cemeteries] Complete list of Blanco County Cemeteries ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/blcem.html Blanco County Cemeteries] Complete list of Blanco County Cemeteries ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=159046 Rocky Community Cemetery, Rocky Creek] BillionGraves
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=159046 Rocky Community Cemetery, Rocky Creek] BillionGraves
  
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
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==== Local Histories  ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
 
 
{{TX County Histories}}  
 
{{TX County Histories}}  
  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txblanco.jpg|600px|Txblanco.jpg]]
  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
 
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*1838 - 1900 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*1845 - 1848 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932381 Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers],&nbsp; 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932425 Texas, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers], 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/blmil.html Blanco County Military link] ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/blmil.html Blanco County Military link] ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Blanco}}
 
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/news.html Blanco County Newspaper Articles] Various Newspaper Articles
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'''Off-line Newspaper Information''' <br> '''Online Newspapers'''<br> '''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br> {{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Blanco}}
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'''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''
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'''Online Newspaper Articles'''
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Blanco County Newspaper Articles Various Newspaper Articles  
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
{{TX Probate Intro}}
 
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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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)  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016287 Texas, Probate Records, 1800-1990] (images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
{{TX Vital Intro}}
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{{TX Vital Intro}}  
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===== Birth  =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/births/birthrec.html Blanco County Birth Records 1926-1995] ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/births/birthrec.html Blanco County Birth Records 1926-1995] ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/deaths/deaths.html Blanco County Death Records 1965-1999] ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/blmar.html Blanco County Marriage Records 1876-1880] ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/marrigeaz.html Blanco County Marriage Records] General Index to Marriage For Blanco County ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
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*1840 - 1981 {{RecordSearch|1681015|Texas Births and Christenings 1840-1981}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/marriages/blmarriages.html Marriage &amp; Divorce Records] Complete Listing 1966-2001~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/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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<br> ''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/-txblanco/blmar.html Blanco County Marriage Records 1876-1880] ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/marrigeaz.html Blanco County unty General Index to Marriage For Blanco County] - Blanco Co TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/marriages/blmarriages.html Marriage &amp; Divorce Records] Complete Listing 1966-2001- Blanco County, TXGenWeb  
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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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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch.&nbsp;&nbsp;Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.
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*1814 - 1909 and 1966 - 2011 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*1837 - 1977 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] index $
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''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
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===== Death =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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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.  
 
*[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.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/deaths/deaths.html Blanco County Death Records 1965-1999] ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials 1903 - 1973] &nbsp;(index) &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch
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*1977 - 1986 {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1903 - 1982 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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''Original Death Records on Microfilm''
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===== Divorce  =====
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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  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930  
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*1968-2010 {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1968 - 2011 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Johnson City Library<br>209 Nugent St<br>Johnson City, TX 78636<br>Phone: (830) 868-4469<br>[http://www.johnsoncitylibrary.org/ Website]  
 
Johnson City Library<br>209 Nugent St<br>Johnson City, TX 78636<br>Phone: (830) 868-4469<br>[http://www.johnsoncitylibrary.org/ Website]  
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Blanco County South Library District<br>1118 Main St Ste A<br>Blanco, TX 78606<br>Phone: (830) 833-4280<br>[http://www.blancolib.org/ Website]  
 
Blanco County South Library District<br>1118 Main St Ste A<br>Blanco, TX 78606<br>Phone: (830) 833-4280<br>[http://www.blancolib.org/ Website]  
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/blanco-county/ Blanco County, TX History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/113286830212601105969 Texas Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/183985374989673/ Texas Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/index.html Blanco County, TXGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txblanco/index.html Blanco County, TXGenWeb]  
*[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://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.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Blanco|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Blanco|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/tx.htm Cyndi's List ~ Texas]
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/tx.htm Cyndi's List ~ Texas]
  
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Latest revision as of 17:21, 29 April 2015

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Guide to Blanco County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Blanco County, Texas
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Facts
Founded February 12, 1858
County Seat Johnson City
Courthouse
Address Blanco County Courthouse
PO Box 65
Johnson City, TX 78636-0117
Phone: 830.868.7357
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Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records
from 1876[1]

History

Local histories are available for Blanco 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.

Blanco Valley was first settled in 1853.

Parent County

1858--Blanco County was created 12 February 1858 from Burnet, Comal, Gillespie, and Hays Counties.
County seat: Johnson City [2]

The County was name for Blanco River.

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Texas County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Texas County Boundary Maps" (1834-1931) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

1876--Courthouse and most, if not all, county records were destroyed by fire in August 1876.

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: Blanco | Cypress Mills | Johnson City | Round Mountain.

Neighboring Counties

Burnet  • Comal  • Gillespie  • Hays  • Kendall  • Llano  • Travis


Llano CountyTravis CountyKendall CountyHays CountyComal CountyWilliamson CountyGillespie CountyBurnet CountyBlanco CountyCaldwell CountyTX Blanco.JPG

Resources

African American

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 Sources

Individual cemeteries:

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

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.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Blanco 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.

  • A History of Blanco County, 1965, by John W. Speer ; edited by Henry C. Armbruster.
  • Blanco County History, 1979, by John Stribling Moursund.
  • Blanco County Families for 100 Years, 1981, by John Stribling Moursund, edited by Mabel Stribling.
  • Heritage of Blanco County, Texas, 1987, by Blanco County News.
  • The Valley Between the Colorado and the Pedernales a land of flitter trees ad honey, the early days of Clover, Corwin, Cypress Mills, Double Horn, Fall Creek, Haynie Flat, Mud, Rockvale, Shovel Mountain, Spicewood, 1996, by Madolyn Frasier and Mary Albers Thompson; Spicewood Area Historical Focus Group.
  • Museums ~ List of all museums in Texas ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Historical Markers of Blanco County, Texas~Texas historical Markers
  • Blanco Historical Commission
  • History of Blanco County, Texas ~ Blanco County, TXGenWeb

Maps

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Military

Newspapers

Off-line Newspaper Information
Online Newspapers
Online Newspaper Abstracts
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Blanco County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form

Online Newspaper Articles

Blanco County Newspaper Articles Various Newspaper Articles



Obituaries

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.

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.

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.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records


Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

See also a List of Texas Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

Johnson City Library
209 Nugent St
Johnson City, TX 78636
Phone: (830) 868-4469
Website

Blanco County South Library District
1118 Main St Ste A
Blanco, TX 78606
Phone: (830) 833-4280
Website

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Blanco County, Texas. Page 659 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).

 

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