Harris County, Texas Genealogy

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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]  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=101726 Alief Cemetery, Houston] BillionGraves
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=102224 de Zavalla Cemetery, Channelview] BillionGraves
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=101726 Alief Cemetery, Houston]  
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104735 Crosby Cemetery, Barrett] Of the three cemeteries on the north side FM 1942, this is the furthest back from the road being the furthest north of the three.  All are in the Google map image shown.
[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=102224 de Zavalla Cemetery, Channelview]
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County Courthouse


Parent County

1836--Harris County was created 17 March 1836 from Old Mexican Municipality. County seat: Houston [1]

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



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


de Zavalla Cemetery, Channelview





Local Histories

Houston Public Library/Claton Library Center for Genealogical Research


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





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



  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).