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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties G|CountiesG]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Gillespie 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 G|CountiesG]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Gillespie County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Gillespie 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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| seat wl = Fredericksburg
 
| seat wl = Fredericksburg
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.gillespiecounty.org/ Gillespie County Courthouse]<br> 101 W Main Street PO Box 551<br> Fredericksburg, TX 78624<br> Phone: 830.997.6515 <br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage and probate records 1850, <br>death records from 1902, land records from 1848 and court <br> records from 1954; District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gillespie County, Texas. Page 664 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>  
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[http://www.gillespiecounty.org/ Gillespie County Courthouse]<br> 101 W Main Street PO Box 551<br> Fredericksburg, TX 78624<br> Phone: <span class="skype_c2c_print_container notranslate">830.997.6515</span><span data-ismobile="false" data-isrtl="false" data-isfreecall="false" data-numbertype="paid" data-numbertocall="+18309976515" onclick="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.makeCall(this, event)" onmouseout="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.hideMenu(this, event)" onmouseover="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.showMenu(this, event)" tabindex="-1" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_container notranslate" id="skype_c2c_container"><span skypeaction="skype_dropdown" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common"><span id="non_free_num_ui" class="skype_c2c_textarea_span">[[Image:]]<span class="skype_c2c_text_span">830.997.6515</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span> <br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage and probate records 1850, <br>death records from 1902, land records from 1848 and court <br> records from 1954; District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gillespie County, Texas. Page 664 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>  
  
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County Clerk
  
Vital Records, Public Record Search Indexes from Gillespie County Courthouse<br>  
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101 West Main St., Unit 13<br>Fredericksburg 78624<br>Phone: <span class="skype_c2c_print_container notranslate">830-997-6515</span><span data-ismobile="false" data-isrtl="false" data-isfreecall="false" data-numbertype="paid" data-numbertocall="+18309976515" onclick="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.makeCall(this, event)" onmouseout="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.hideMenu(this, event)" onmouseover="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.showMenu(this, event)" tabindex="-1" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_container notranslate" id="skype_c2c_container"><span skypeaction="skype_dropdown" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common"><span id="non_free_num_ui" class="skype_c2c_textarea_span"><span class="skype_c2c_text_span">830-997-6515</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span><br>Fax: 830-997-9958
  
[http://www.gillespiecounty.org/default.aspx?name=records_search]http://www.gillespiecounty.org/default.aspx?name=records_search<br>  
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<br>District Clerk
  
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101 West Main St., Rm 204<br>Fredericksburg 78624<br>Phone: <span class="skype_c2c_print_container notranslate">830-997-6517</span><span data-ismobile="false" data-isrtl="false" data-isfreecall="false" data-numbertype="paid" data-numbertocall="+18309976517" onclick="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.makeCall(this, event)" onmouseout="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.hideMenu(this, event)" onmouseover="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.showMenu(this, event)" tabindex="-1" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_container notranslate" id="skype_c2c_container"><span skypeaction="skype_dropdown" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common"><span id="non_free_num_ui" class="skype_c2c_textarea_span"><span class="skype_c2c_text_span">830-997-6517</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span><br>
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[http://www.gillespiecounty.org/default.aspx?name=records_search Vital Records, Public Record Search Indexes from Gillespie County Courthouse]<br>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1848--'''Gillespie County was created 23 February 1848 from [[Bexar County, Texas|Bexar and]] [[Travis County, Texas|Travis]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Fredericksburg <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1848--'''Gillespie County was created 23 February 1848 from [[Bexar County, Texas Genealogy|Bexar and]] [[Travis County, Texas Genealogy|Travis]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Fredericksburg <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Gillespie, Fredericksburg|place|disp=Fredericksburg}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Gillespie, Harper|place|disp=Harper}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Gillespie, Luckenbach|place|disp=Luckenbach}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Gillespie, Willow City|place|disp=Willow City}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Blanco County, Texas|Blanco]]  
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[[Blanco County, Texas Genealogy|Blanco]] {{•}}
*[[Kendall County, Texas|Kendall]]  
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[[Kendall County, Texas Genealogy|Kendall]] {{•}}
*[[Kerr County, Texas|Kerr]]  
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[[Kerr County, Texas Genealogy|Kerr]] {{•}}
*[[Kimble County, Texas|Kimble]]  
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[[Kimble County, Texas Genealogy|Kimble]] {{•}}
*[[Llano County, Texas|Llano]]  
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[[Llano County, Texas Genealogy|Llano]] {{•}}
*[[Mason County, Texas|Mason]]
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[[Mason County, Texas Genealogy|Mason]]
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<center>{{TX GILLESPIE County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch<br>
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Access cemetery information for Gillespie County at [http://www.fbgtxgensoc.org/cem_index.shtml Fredericksburg Genealogical Society]. This index to burials includes a surname and maiden name search.&nbsp; Cemetery information is found by clicking on a cemetery name.&nbsp; Individual photos are accessed by clicking on the camera icon.&nbsp; There are some maps with cemetery section plans. This site includes about 3,500 cemetery photos and 50 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=2605 Findagrave.com]  
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2605 Findagrave.com ]
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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+Gillespie+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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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Gillespie/ListGillespie.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
  
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*Access cemetery information for Gillespie County at [http://www.fbgtxgensoc.org/cem_index.shtml Fredericksburg Genealogical Society]. This index to burials includes a surname and maiden name search.&nbsp; Cemetery information is found by clicking on a cemetery name.&nbsp; Individual photos are accessed by clicking on the camera icon.&nbsp; There are some maps with cemetery section plans. This site includes about 3,500 cemetery photos and 50 cemeteries.
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txgillespie/gi-cem.htm Gillespie County Cemeteries&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txgillespie/gi-cem.htm Gillespie County Cemeteries&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
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==== 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  
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
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:*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Fredericksburg, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/gillespie/gilltoc.htm Naturalization Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/gillespie/gilltoc.htm Naturalization Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/gillespie/land/gillespi.txt Land Survey Abstract Indicies Gillespie County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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{{TX Land}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/gillespie/land/gillespi.txt Land Survey Abstract Indicies Gillespie County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txgillespie/gi-refs.htm Books on Gillespie County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txgillespie/gi-refs.htm Books on Gillespie County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txgillespie.jpg|450px|Txgillespie.jpg]]
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*[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://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/gillespie/military/civilwar/pensions/gillcsa.txt Civil War Pension Applications]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/gillespie/military/civilwar/pensions/gillcsa.txt Civil War Pension Applications]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/gillespie/military/civilwar/pensions/gillisngt.txt Confederate Indigent Families]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/gillespie/military/civilwar/pensions/gillisngt.txt Confederate Indigent Families]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[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  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties 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
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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  
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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>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Gillespie}}
  
Access obituaries January 1, 1980 through December 31,2004 at the [http://www.fbgtxgensoc.org/obit_index.shtml Fredericksburg Genealogical Society] website.&nbsp; These obituaries came from two newspapers, ''The Fredericksburg Standard ''and ''The Fredericksburg Radio Post. &nbsp;''The [http://www.fredericksburg.lib.tx.us/ Pioneer Memorial Library] has copies of Fredericksburg newspapers on microfilm, with issues beginning in 1890.  
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Access obituaries January 1, 1980 through December 31,2004 at the [http://www.fbgtxgensoc.org/obit_index.shtml Fredericksburg Genealogical Society] website.&nbsp; These obituaries came from two newspapers, ''The Fredericksburg Standard ''and ''The Fredericksburg Radio Post. &nbsp;''The [http://www.fredericksburg.lib.tx.us/ Pioneer Memorial Library] has copies of Fredericksburg newspapers on microfilm, with issues beginning in 1890.
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{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)
 
*[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>
  
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==== Taxation ====
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==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[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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{{TX Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
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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.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.<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973&nbsp;]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
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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>
*[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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*[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.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials 1903 - 1977] &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''
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Divorce =====
  
Pioneer Memorial Library<br>115 W Main St<br>Fredericksburg, TX 78624<br>Phone: (830) 997-6513<br>[http://www.fredericksburg.lib.tx.us/ Website]  
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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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*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 $
  
<br>Harper Library<br>23797 Us Hwy 290 West<br>Harper, TX 78631<br>Phone: (830) 864-4993<br>[http://harpertxlibrary.org/ Website]
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[http://www.fbgtxgensoc.org/index.shtml Fredericksburg Genealogical Society]  
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
(The organization dissolved in 2008, but still keeps a website with Gillespie County information)  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Pioneer Museum and Gillespie County Historical Society<br>
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325 West Main Street<br> Fredericksburg, Texas 78624<br>830-990-8441<br> email:
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Pioneer Memorial Library<br>[http://www.fredericksburg.lib.tx.us/ Website]<br>email:info@pioneermuseum.net<br>Phone: (830) 997-6513<br><br>
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Gillespie County Historical Society<br> 312 W. San Antonio St.<br> Fredericksburg, TX<br><br>
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<br>Harper Library<br>23797 Us Hwy 290 West<br>Harper, TX 78631<br>Phone: (830) 864-4993<br>[http://harpertxlibrary.org/ Website]
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*[[Fredericksburg Texas Family History Center]]
 
*[[Fredericksburg Texas Family History Center]]
  
 
106 E Driftwood<br>Fredericksburg, Gillespie, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 830-997-5018<br>Hours: Th 11am-6pm; click on link above for current hours  
 
106 E Driftwood<br>Fredericksburg, Gillespie, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 830-997-5018<br>Hours: Th 11am-6pm; click on link above for current hours  
  
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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.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
 
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County Courthouse

Gillespie County Courthouse
101 W Main Street PO Box 551
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Phone: 830.997.6515[[Image:]]830.997.6515

County Clerk has birth, marriage and probate records 1850,
death records from 1902, land records from 1848 and court
records from 1954; District Clerk has divorce records[1]

County Clerk

101 West Main St., Unit 13
Fredericksburg 78624
Phone: 830-997-6515830-997-6515
Fax: 830-997-9958


District Clerk

101 West Main St., Rm 204
Fredericksburg 78624
Phone: 830-997-6517830-997-6517

Vital Records, Public Record Search Indexes from Gillespie County Courthouse


History

A cholera epidemic in 1849 took a heavy toll of the early settlers.

Parent County

1848--Gillespie County was created 23 February 1848 from Bexar and Travis Counties. County seat: Fredericksburg [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1850--Courthouse and many county records were destroyed by fire in July 1850.

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Blanco  • Kendall  • Kerr  • Kimble  • Llano  • Mason

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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


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources

Individual cemeteries:

Census

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.


Lutheran
  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Fredericksburg, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

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 Gillespie 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

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Military

Newspapers

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

Access obituaries January 1, 1980 through December 31,2004 at the Fredericksburg Genealogical Society website.  These obituaries came from two newspapers, The Fredericksburg Standard and The Fredericksburg Radio Post.  The Pioneer Memorial Library has copies of Fredericksburg newspapers on microfilm, with issues beginning in 1890.

Obituaries

Access obituaries January 1, 1980 through December 31,2004 at the Fredericksburg Genealogical Society website. These obituaries came from two newspapers, The Fredericksburg Standard and The Fredericksburg Radio Post.

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

Pioneer Museum and Gillespie County Historical Society
325 West Main Street
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-990-8441
email: Pioneer Memorial Library
Website
email:info@pioneermuseum.net
Phone: (830) 997-6513

Gillespie County Historical Society
312 W. San Antonio St.
Fredericksburg, TX



Harper Library
23797 Us Hwy 290 West
Harper, TX 78631
Phone: (830) 864-4993
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.

106 E Driftwood
Fredericksburg, Gillespie, Texas, United States
Phone: 830-997-5018
Hours: Th 11am-6pm; click on link above for current hours


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

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gillespie County, Texas. Page 664 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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