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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.harriscountytx.gov/ Harris County Courthouse]<br> 1001 Preston 4th Floor<br> Houston, TX 77251-1525<br> Phone: 713.755.6405 <br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage and land records from 1836, probate records<br>form late 1800’s, court&nbsp; records from 1920’s and <br>immirgration records 1880-1890; District Clerk has divorce<br>records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harris County, Texas. Page 665 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Harris County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/texas/tx-maps.html border changes].  
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See an interactive map of Harris County [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/maps/ border changes].  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Baytown | Bellaire | Bunker Hill Village | Deer Park | El Lago | Fairbanks | Galena Park | Hedwig Village | Hilshire Village | Houston | Humble | Hunters Creek Village | Jacinto City | Jersey Village | Katy (partly in [[Fort Bend County, Texas|Fort Bend]] and [[Waller County, Texas|Waller]] Counties) | La Porte | Morgans Point | Nassau Bay | Pasadena | Piney Point Village | Seabrook | Shore Acres | South Houston | Southside Place | Spring Valley Village | Taylor Lake Village | Tomball | Webster | West University Place<br>
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Baytown | Bellaire | Bunker Hill Village | Deer Park | El Lago | Fairbanks | Galena Park | Hedwig Village | Hilshire Village | Houston | Humble | Hunters Creek Village | Jacinto City | Jersey Village | Katy (partly in [[Fort Bend County, Texas|Fort Bend]] and [[Waller County, Texas|Waller]] Counties) | La Porte | Morgans Point | Nassau Bay | Pasadena | Piney Point Village | Seabrook | Shore Acres | South Houston | Southside Place | Spring Valley Village | Taylor Lake Village | Tomball | Webster | West University Place<br>  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[http://www.glenwoodcemetery.org/about/ Glenwood Cemetery established in 1871 by the Houston Cemetery Company]  
 
[http://www.glenwoodcemetery.org/about/ Glenwood Cemetery established in 1871 by the Houston Cemetery Company]  
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[http://www.WashingtonCemetery.org  Washington Cemetery established in 1887 by the ''Deutsche Gesellschaft von Houston'']
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[http://www2.houstonlibrary.org/clayton/collections_Texas_death_records.html Houston &amp; Texas Death Records Webpage]: Containts Indexes to:
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*Fogle West Funeral Home
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*Boulevard Funeral Home
  
 
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104897 Evergreen Cemetery, Crosby]  
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104897 Evergreen Cemetery, Crosby]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=147503 Houston National Cemetery, Houston]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=147503 Houston National Cemetery, Houston]  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160120 Olivewood Cemetery, Houston]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160112 Hufsmith Cemetery (also known as Bogs Cemetery), Tomball]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160120 Olivewood Cemetery, Houston]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106234 Sacred Heart Cemetery, Barrett] One of the cemeteries on FM 1942 described above.  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106234 Sacred Heart Cemetery, Barrett] One of the cemeteries on FM 1942 described above.  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=103715 Saint John Cemetery, Cypress]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=103715 Saint John Cemetery, Cypress]  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=eksel7bab&et=1108865375265&s=32403&e=001UOKS7_A27wZjcFnqnA7wA5BMbIuL-sWkPSBwG9UgixeMOS0NXktSgvQMYAgCNVvWLV3_-XalsAq-TH8RuXUtGDmsLy0wmRID9C9jgm07omrO-wug6ychzvQa3MXJ1149t41d9nbVM0sqjvliNyKYWQ== Houston Public Library/Claton Library Center for Genealogical Research]  
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[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=eksel7bab&et=1108865375265&s=32403&e=001UOKS7_A27wZjcFnqnA7wA5BMbIuL-sWkPSBwG9UgixeMOS0NXktSgvQMYAgCNVvWLV3_-XalsAq-TH8RuXUtGDmsLy0wmRID9C9jgm07omrO-wug6ychzvQa3MXJ1149t41d9nbVM0sqjvliNyKYWQ== Houston Public Library/Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research]  
  
 
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*{{RecordSearch|1375599|Texas Death Index, 1964-1998}} (FamilySearch) - Index to Texas statewide death certificates covering 4 million deaths since 1964.
 
*{{RecordSearch|1375599|Texas Death Index, 1964-1998}} (FamilySearch) - Index to Texas statewide death certificates covering 4 million deaths since 1964.
  
*Harris County Clerk Searchable Indexes http://www.cclerk.hctx.net/applications/websearch/
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*Harris County Clerk Searchable Indexes http://www.cclerk.hctx.net/applications/websearch/
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.baytownhistory.org/ Baytown Historical Preservation Association ]<br>PO Box 1244 <br>Baytown TX 77522-1244.<br>Living History Museum Complex at the Republic of Texas Plaza <br>5117 North Main St.  
 
*[http://www.baytownhistory.org/ Baytown Historical Preservation Association ]<br>PO Box 1244 <br>Baytown TX 77522-1244.<br>Living History Museum Complex at the Republic of Texas Plaza <br>5117 North Main St.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txthags/ Humble Area Genealogical Society] <br>Following ancestral footsteps in and around Atascocita, Crosby, Huffman, Kingwood, New Caney, Porter, Splendora, and Humble, Texas.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txthags/ Humble Area Genealogical Society] <br>Following ancestral footsteps in and around Atascocita, Crosby, Huffman, Kingwood, New Caney, Porter, Splendora, and Humble, Texas.  
*[http://www.chaparralgensoc.org/ Chaparral Genealogical Society]<br>310 North Live Oak <br>P.O. Box 606, Tomball, TX. 77377-0606<br>281-516-7417<br>Library Hours: Mon.- Wed. 10-2 Sat. 10-2<br>Closed 4th Sat. of every month. <br>
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*[http://www.chaparralgensoc.org/ Chaparral Genealogical Society]<br>310 North Live Oak <br>P.O. Box 606, Tomball, TX. 77377-0606<br>281-516-7417<br>Library Hours: Mon.- Wed. 10-2 Sat. 10-2<br>Closed 4th Sat. of every month. <br>  
*[http://www.atascocita-kingwoodgenealogicalsociety.org Atascocita-Kingwood Genealogical Society]
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*[http://www.atascocita-kingwoodgenealogicalsociety.org Atascocita-Kingwood Genealogical Society]
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Baytown Texas Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Baytown Texas Family History Center]]  
*[[Clear Lake Texas Family History Center]] (Houston)<br>
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*[[Clear Lake Texas Family History Center]] (Houston)<br>  
 
*[[Houston Texas Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Houston Texas Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Houston Texas North Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Houston Texas North Family History Center]]  
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Contents

County Courthouse

Harris County Courthouse
1001 Preston 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77251-1525
Phone: 713.755.6405

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage and land records from 1836, probate records
form late 1800’s, court  records from 1920’s and
immirgration records 1880-1890; District Clerk has divorce
records[1]

History

Parent County

1836--Harris County was created 17 March 1836 from Old Mexican Municipality. County seat: Houston [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Harris County border changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Baytown | Bellaire | Bunker Hill Village | Deer Park | El Lago | Fairbanks | Galena Park | Hedwig Village | Hilshire Village | Houston | Humble | Hunters Creek Village | Jacinto City | Jersey Village | Katy (partly in Fort Bend and Waller Counties) | La Porte | Morgans Point | Nassau Bay | Pasadena | Piney Point Village | Seabrook | Shore Acres | South Houston | Southside Place | Spring Valley Village | Taylor Lake Village | Tomball | Webster | West University Place

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

At Rest: A Historical Directory of Harris County, Texas Cemeteries (1822-2001) Including Burial Customs and Other Interesting Facts, With a Listing of Past and Present Communities, Funeral Homes and Monument Companies, by Trevia Wooster Beverly,  Houston: Tejas Publications & Research, c. 1995; 2001.

Glenwood Cemetery established in 1871 by the Houston Cemetery Company

Washington Cemetery established in 1887 by the Deutsche Gesellschaft von Houston

Houston & Texas Death Records Webpage: Containts Indexes to:

  • Fogle West Funeral Home
  • Boulevard Funeral Home

BillionGraves:

Church

Court

Education

Land

Local Histories

Houston Public Library/Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 (FamilySearch) - The name index was created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903 and in many counties prior to 1910. Fold3.com also has Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 ($) available online.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harris County, Texas. Page 665 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).