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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas Counties H|Counties H]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Harris County'' <br>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas Counties H|Counties H]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Harris County'' <br>  
  
Guide to '''Harris County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Harris 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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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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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 Genealogy|Fort Bend]] and [[Waller County, Texas Genealogy|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  ====
  
*[[Brazoria County, Texas|Brazoria]]  
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[[Brazoria County, Texas Genealogy|Brazoria]] {{•}} [[Chambers County, Texas Genealogy|Chambers]] {{•}} [[Fort Bend County, Texas Genealogy|Fort Bend]] {{•}} [[Galveston County, Texas Genealogy|Galveston]] {{•}} [[Liberty County, Texas Genealogy|Liberty]] {{•}} [[Montgomery County, Texas Genealogy|Montgomery]] {{•}} [[Waller County, Texas Genealogy|Waller]]  
*[[Chambers County, Texas|Chambers]]  
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<center>{{TXHARRIS County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Fort Bend County, Texas|Fort Bend]]  
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*[[Galveston County, Texas|Galveston]]  
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*[[Liberty County, Texas|Liberty]]  
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*[[Montgomery County, Texas|Montgomery]]  
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*[[Waller County, Texas|Waller]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== 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,&nbsp; Houston: Tejas Publications &amp; Research, c. 1995; 2001.  
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Findagrave.com]
  
[http://www.glenwoodcemetery.org/about/ Glenwood Cemetery established in 1871 by the Houston Cemetery Company]  
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2620 Findagrave.com ]  
  
[http://www.WashingtonCemetery.org Washington Cemetery established in 1887 by the ''Deutsche Gesellschaft von Houston'']  
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]  
  
[http://www2.houstonlibrary.org/clayton/collections_Texas_death_records.html Houston &amp; Texas Death Records Webpage]: Containts Indexes to:
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Harris+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
  
*Fogle West Funeral Home
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*Boulevard Funeral Home
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]
  
BillionGraves:  
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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/Etx/Harris/ListHarris.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
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*''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,&nbsp; Houston: Tejas Publications &amp; Research, c. 1995; 2001.
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*[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
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=101726 Alief Cemetery, Houston]  
 
*[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] One of two cemeteries on FM 1942, the other is just north of this one.  
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104735 Crosby Cemetery, Barrett] One of two cemeteries on FM 1942, the other is just north of this one.  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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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/Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research]  
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{{TX County Histories}}
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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]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site  
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[[Image:Txharris.jpg|450px|Txharris.jpg]] [http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm] <br>
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site  
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/texas-maps/tx-harris-county-texas-1897-map.html Map of 1897 Harris County, Texas] with numerous small settlements. (My Genealogy Hound)<br>
  
==== Military ====
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==== 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 $
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Harris}}
  
 
*[http://www.houstonchronicle.com Houston Chronicle] Newspaper  
 
*[http://www.houstonchronicle.com Houston Chronicle] Newspaper  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
*{{RecordSearch|1320964|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 [http://www.fold3.com/title_479/texas_death_certificates Texas Deaths, 1890-1976] ($) available online.
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==== Vital Records  ====
  
*{{RecordSearch|1375599|Texas Death Index, 1964-1998}} (FamilySearch) - Index to Texas statewide death certificates covering 4 million deaths since 1964.
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{{TX Vital Intro}}  
  
 
*Harris County Clerk Searchable Indexes http://www.cclerk.hctx.net/applications/websearch/
 
*Harris County Clerk Searchable Indexes http://www.cclerk.hctx.net/applications/websearch/
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===== Birth  =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
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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/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981] - FamilySearch<br>
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''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803987 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 ]&nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection''<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, Ma
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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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*{{RecordSearch|1320964|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 [http://www.fold3.com/title_479/texas_death_certificates Texas Deaths, 1890-1976] ($) available online.
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*{{RecordSearch|1375599|Texas Death Index, 1964-1998}} (FamilySearch) - Index to Texas statewide death certificates covering 4 million deaths since 1964.
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*1977 - 1986 {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1903 - 1973 {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} 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''
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===== Divorce  =====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records 1968 - 2005&nbsp;] (index)&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 $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Baytown Texas Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Baytown Texas Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Clear Lake Texas Family History Center]] (Houston)<br>  
 
*[[Clear Lake Texas Family History Center]] (Houston)<br>  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txharri2/ Harris County Family History and Genealogy], a part of the [http://www.txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb] and [http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb] projects.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txharri2/ Harris County Family History and Genealogy], a part of the [http://www.txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb] and [http://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb] projects.  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county  
 
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Harris|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Harris|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Guide to Harris 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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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

Brazoria  • Chambers  • Fort Bend  • Galveston  • Liberty  • Montgomery  • Waller

Waller CountyMontgomery CountyLiberty CountyChambers CountyGalveston CountyBrazoria CountyFort Bend CountyHarris CountyTX HARRIS.JPG

Resources

Cemeteries

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

Church

Court

Education

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 Harris 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

Txharris.jpg [1]

Military

Newspapers

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

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

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.

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).

 

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