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Guide to Falls County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Falls County, Texas
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Founded January 28, 1850
County Seat Marlin
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County Courthouse

Falls County Courthouse
PO Box 458
Marlin, TX 76661-0458
Phone: 254.883.1408

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1854, land records from 1835
and probate records from 1870[1]


Parent County

1850--Falls County was created 28 January 1850 from Limestone and Milam Counties. County seat: Marlin [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties


African American



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.



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 Falls 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.

  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors




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



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.


Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Certified birth and death certificates or birth and death verifications can be ordered online or by mail at the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health. Copies can also be obtained from the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred and are often less expensive. You can also order them online through a third party company.

Marriages records can be obtained from the county the marriage occurred. Only marriage verifications can be obtained from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health.

See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.

Societies and Libraries

Pauline And Jane Chilton Memorial Marlin Public Library
400 Oaks St
Marlin, TX 76661
Phone: (254) 883-6602

D Brown Memorial Library
203 N 2nd St
Rosebud, TX 76570
Phone: (254) 583-2328

Family History Centers

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

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Falls County, Texas. Page 663 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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