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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Brazos County'' <br>{{Adoption Hidden Ancestors}}<br>{{Infobox U.S. County
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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]] Brazos County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Brazos County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| county = Brazos County
 
| county = Brazos County
 
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| founded date = January 30
 
| founded date = January 30
 
| seat wl = Bryan
 
| seat wl = Bryan
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== County Courthouse<br> ==
  
== County Courthouse ==
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[http://www.brazoscountytx.gov/ Brazos County Courthouse]<br> 300 E 26th Ste 120; <br>Bryan, TX 77803<br> Phone: 979.361.4528
  
County Clerk<br>Karen McQueen<br>300 E. 26th St., Ste. 120 <br>Bryan, TX 77803<br>(979) 361-4135<br>FAX: (979) 361-4125<br>
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1841, birth and death&nbsp;records from 1900, <br>probate records from 1844 and court records from 1959 with some earlier<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brazos 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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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[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
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Individual cemeteries:
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BillionGraves
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104352 Bagdad Cemetery, Leander]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104416 Bethel Cemetery, College Station]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104428 Bickham Cemetery, Bryan]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158963 Bright Light Cemetery, College Station]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104672 College Station Cemetery, College Station]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=159093 Edge Cemetery, Hearne] at end of New Cemetery Road NW off Macey Rd.
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=105067 Grandview Cemetery, Bryan]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=105194 Henry Cemetery, Bryan]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=105291 House Cemetery, Bryan]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=105671 Millican Cemetery, Millican]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=105953 Peach Creek Cemetery, College Station]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160083 Roans Chapel Cemetery, College Station]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158958 Salem Cemetery, between Wellborn and Spencer's Cove] On road just to the west of FM 2154 that parallels it.
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=159933 Steep Hollow Cemetery, Bryan]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106557 Tryon Cemetery, Bryan]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106636 Weaver Cemetery, College Station]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158699 Wellborn Cemetery, College Station]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106730 Wixom Cemetery, Wixom Valley]
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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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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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*[http://www.brazoscountyhistory.org/histmarkers-list Brazos Historical Commission] Historical Markers of Brazos County  
 
*[http://www.brazoscountyhistory.org/histmarkers-list Brazos Historical Commission] Historical Markers of Brazos County  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  
==== Newspapers ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Brazos}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/default.aspx?rt=36&cj=1&o_xid=0001029688&o_lid=0001029688 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)  
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/default.aspx?rt=36&cj=1&o_xid=0001029688&o_lid=0001029688 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5112&cj=1&o_xid=0001029688&o_lid=0001029688 Texas Land Title Abstracts] ~ Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5112&cj=1&o_xid=0001029688&o_lid=0001029688 Texas Land Title Abstracts] ~ Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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/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://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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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*[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  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&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.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Bryan-College Station Public Library System<br>201 E 26th St<br>Bryan, TX 77803<br>Phone: (979) 209-5600<br>[http://www.bcslibrary.org/ Website]  
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:[http://www.bcslibrary.org/?page_id=56 Carnegie History Center]<br>Bryan+College Station Library System<br>111 South Main<br>Bryan, Texas 77803<br>(979) 209-5630
 
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Bryan&nbsp;Texas <br>2500 Barak Ln<br>Bryan, Brazos, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 979-846-3516<br>Hours: T,Th 10am-1:30pm; T,Th 7pm-9:30pm; 2nd Sat 9am-11am<br>Closed: Closed all week for the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years
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Carnegie History Center
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Bryan, Texas 77803
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Phone: (979)209-5634
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==== '''FAMILY HISTORY CENTERS'''  ====
  
Hours: Tue, Thurs 10-7 pm; Wed., Fri. 10-5pm
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[College Station Texas Family History Center]]<br>2500 Barak Ln<br>Bryan, Brazos, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 979-846-3516<br>Hours: T,Th 10am-1:30pm; T,Th 7pm-9:30pm; 2nd Sat 9am-11am<br>Closed: Closed all week for the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years
  
[http://www.bcslibrary.org/?page_id=56 http://www.bcslibrary.org/?page_id=56]
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<br>Family Search Library<br>Carnegie History Center<br>111 South Main Street<br>Bryan, Texas 77803 <br>Phone: (979)209-5634<br>Hours: Tue, Thurs 10-7 pm; Wed., Fri. 10-5pm <br>[http://www.bcslibrary.org/?page_id=56 http://www.bcslibrary.org/?page_id=56]  
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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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.
  
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Guide to Brazos County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse

Brazos County Courthouse
300 E 26th Ste 120;
Bryan, TX 77803
Phone: 979.361.4528


County Clerk has marriage records from 1841, birth and death records from 1900,
probate records from 1844 and court records from 1959 with some earlier[1]

History

Parent County

1841--Brazos County was created 30 January 1841 from Robertson and Washington Counties. The county was originally named Navasota County, but was renamed Brazos County on 28 January 1842. County seat: Bryan [2]

The county was named for the Brazos River.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: Bryan | College Station | Kurten | Millican | Wixon Valley

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Individual cemeteries:

BillionGraves

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 Family History Library Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Brazos County, Texas. 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

Newspapers

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

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.

Societies and Libraries

Carnegie History Center
Bryan+College Station Library System
111 South Main
Bryan, Texas 77803
(979) 209-5630

FAMILY HISTORY CENTERS


Family Search Library
Carnegie History Center
111 South Main Street
Bryan, Texas 77803
Phone: (979)209-5634
Hours: Tue, Thurs 10-7 pm; Wed., Fri. 10-5pm
http://www.bcslibrary.org/?page_id=56

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • Hidden Ancestors  Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.


References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brazos 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).