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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties H|Counties H]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Harrison 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 H|Counties H]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Harrison County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Harrison 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  ==
  
[[Image:TexasHarrisonCourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px]][http://www.co.harrison.tx.us/ Harrison County Courthouse&nbsp;]<br> PO Box 1365<br> Marshall, Texas 75671<br> Phone: 903.935.4858<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death<br> records from 1903, marriage, land<br> and probate records from 1800<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harrison County, Texas. Page 665 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[[Image:TexasHarrisonCourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px|TexasHarrisonCourthouse.jpg]][http://www.co.harrison.tx.us/ Harrison County Courthouse&nbsp;]<br> PO Box 1365<br> Marshall, Texas 75671<br> Phone: <span class="skype_c2c_print_container notranslate">903.935.4858</span><span id="skype_c2c_container" class="skype_c2c_container notranslate" dir="ltr" data-numbertocall="+19039354858" data-numbertype="paid" data-isfreecall="false" data-isrtl="false" data-ismobile="false"><span class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common" dir="ltr"><span class="skype_c2c_textarea_span" id="non_free_num_ui">[[Image:]]<span class="skype_c2c_text_span">903.935.4858</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span><br><br>County Clerk has birth and death<br> records from 1903, marriage, land<br> and probate records from 1800<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harrison County, Texas. Page 665 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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County Clerk
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P.O. Box 1365<br>Marshall 75671<br>Phone: <span class="skype_c2c_print_container notranslate">903-935-4858<
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<br>District Clerk
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P.O. Box 1119<br>Marshall 75671<br>Phone:
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1839--'''Harrison County was created 28 January 1839 from [[Shelby County, Texas|Shelby]] County. '''County seat:''' Marshall <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1839--'''Harrison County was created 28 January 1839 from [[Shelby County, Texas Genealogy|Shelby]] County. '''County seat:''' Marshall <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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, Harrison, Jonesville|place|disp=Jonesville}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Harrison, Karnack|place|disp=Karnack}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Harrison, Marshall|place|disp=Marshall}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Harrison, Nesbitt|place|disp=Nesbitt}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Caddo Parish, Louisiana|Caddo Parish, Louisiana]]  
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[[Caddo Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Caddo Parish, Louisiana]] {{•}}
*[[Gregg County, Texas|Gregg]]  
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[[Gregg County, Texas Genealogy|Gregg]] {{•}}
*[[Marion County, Texas|Marion]]  
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[[Marion County, Texas Genealogy|Marion]] {{•}}
*[[Panola County, Texas|Panola]]  
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[[Panola County, Texas Genealogy|Panola]] {{•}}
*[[Rusk County, Texas|Rusk]]  
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[[Rusk County, Texas Genealogy|Rusk]] {{•}}
*[[Upshur County, Texas|Upshur]]
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[[Upshur County, Texas Genealogy|Upshur]]
  
== Resources  ==
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<center>{{TXHARRISON County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
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== Resources  ==
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==== African American ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch<br>
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& 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+Harrison+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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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/Harrison/ListHarrison.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/harrison/cemeteries/andrews.txt Andrews Cemetery]&nbsp; ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/harrison/cemeteries/andrews.txt Andrews Cemetery]&nbsp; ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/harrison/cemeteries/elysian1.txt Elysian Fields Cemetery (Old Town)] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/harrison/cemeteries/elysian1.txt Elysian Fields Cemetery (Old Town)] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/harrison/cemeteries/elysian2.txt Elysian Fields Cemetery (New Town)] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/harrison/cemeteries/elysian2.txt Elysian Fields Cemetery (New Town)] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txharrison/CemeteryIndex.htm Harrison County Cemeteries] ~ ;TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txharrison/CemeteryIndex.htm Harrison County Cemeteries] ~&nbsp;;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/harrison/cemeteries/lagrones.txt LaGrone's Chapel Cemetery&nbsp;] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/harrison/cemeteries/lagrones.txt LaGrone's Chapel Cemetery&nbsp;] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[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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[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txharrison/Census/1850/1850%20index.txt 1850 Census Index]  
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*[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txharrison/Census/1850/1850%20index.txt 1850 Census Index]  
 
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*[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txharrison/School/1855SchoolCensusIndex.htm 1855 School Census]  
[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txharrison/School/1855SchoolCensusIndex.htm 1855 School Census]  
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*[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txharrison/Census/1860/1860Census.htm 1860 Census]  
 
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/ENG/search/frameset_search.asp 1880 Census]  
[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txharrison/Census/1860/1860Census.htm 1860 Census]  
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*[http://www.angelfire.com/ca6/bible/harrison/teachers.htm 1880 African American Teacher Census]  
 
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*[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txharrison/Military/1890TxUnionSoldierSchedule.htm 1890 Veterans Schedule&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Union]
[http://www.familysearch.org/ENG/search/frameset_search.asp 1880 Census]  
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[http://www.angelfire.com/ca6/bible/harrison/teachers.htm 1880 African American Teacher Census]  
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[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txharrison/Military/1890TxUnionSoldierSchedule.htm 1890 Veterans Schedule&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Union]  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/harrison/land/harrison.txt Land Survey Abstract Indicies Harrison County&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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{{TX Land}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/harrison/land/harrison.txt Land Survey Abstract Indicies Harrison County&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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==== Maps  ====
 
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[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
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[[Image:Txharrison.jpg|450px|Txharrison.jpg]] <br>
  
1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith &amp; Trinity at [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/TX/TX13map.html www.rootsweb.com]  
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*&nbsp;[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Texas Land Survey Maps] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
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*1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith &amp; Trinity at [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/TX/TX13map.html www.rootsweb.com]
  
 
==== 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://www.txgenweb8.org/txharrison/Military/Confederate%20Indigent%20Families%20List.txt Indigent Families List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txharrison/Military/Confederate%20Indigent%20Families%20List.txt Indigent Families List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txharrison/Military/Civil%20War%20units.txt Civil War Units]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txharrison/Military/Civil%20War%20units.txt Civil War Units]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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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  ====
 
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Harrison}}
  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*[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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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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*[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  ====
 
==== 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, 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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*[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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*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.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 $
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Harrison County Genealogical Society<br>
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300 S Alamo<br>
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Marshall 75670<br><br>
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Harrison County Historical Society and Museum<br> Old Courthouse Museum, Peter Whetstone Square<br>Marshall, TX 75670<br> 903-935-8417<br><br>
  
 
Marshall Public Library<br>300 S Alamo Blvd<br>Marshall, TX 75670<br>Phone: (903) 935-4465<br>[http://www.marshallpubliclibrary.org/ Website]  
 
Marshall Public Library<br>300 S Alamo Blvd<br>Marshall, TX 75670<br>Phone: (903) 935-4465<br>[http://www.marshallpubliclibrary.org/ Website]  
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<br>Waskom Public Library<br>103 Waskom Ave<br>Waskom, TX 75692<br>Phone: (903) 687-3041<br>[http://www.waskompubliclibrary.org/ Website]  
 
<br>Waskom Public Library<br>103 Waskom Ave<br>Waskom, TX 75692<br>Phone: (903) 687-3041<br>[http://www.waskompubliclibrary.org/ Website]  
  
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[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill] Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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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.  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Harrison|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Harrison|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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Harrison County Courthouse 
PO Box 1365
Marshall, Texas 75671
Phone: 903.935.4858[[Image:]]903.935.4858

County Clerk has birth and death
records from 1903, marriage, land
and probate records from 1800[1]

County Clerk

P.O. Box 1365
Marshall 75671
Phone: 903-935-4858<


District Clerk

P.O. Box 1119
Marshall 75671
Phone:

History

Harrison County is named for Jonas Harrison, a lawyer and Texas revolutionary.

Parent County

1839--Harrison County was created 28 January 1839 from Shelby County. County seat: Marshall [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Elysian Fields (unincorporated)
Gill (unincorporated)
Hallsville
Harleton (unincorporated)
Jonesville (unincorporated)
Karnack (unincorporated)
Latex (unincorporated)
Longview (partially in county)
Marshall
Nesbitt
Scottsville
Uncertain
Waskom
Woodlawn (unincorporated)

Neighboring Counties

Caddo Parish, Louisiana  • Gregg  • Marion  • Panola  • Rusk  • Upshur

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Resources

African American

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


Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
185011,822
186015,00126.9%
187013,241−11.7%
188025,17790.1%
189026,7216.1%
190031,87819.3%
191037,24316.8%
192043,56517.0%
193048,93712.3%
194050,9004.0%
195047,745−6.2%
196045,594−4.5%
197044,841−1.7%
198052,26516.6%
199057,48310.0%
200062,1108.0%
Est. 200964,7954.3%
U.S. Census Bureau[3] Texas Almanac[4]

Church

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 Harrison 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

Maps

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  •  Texas Land Survey Maps (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
  • Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
  • 1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith & Trinity at www.rootsweb.com

Military

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

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

Harrison County Genealogical Society
300 S Alamo
Marshall 75670

Harrison County Historical Society and Museum
Old Courthouse Museum, Peter Whetstone Square
Marshall, TX 75670
903-935-8417

Marshall Public Library
300 S Alamo Blvd
Marshall, TX 75670
Phone: (903) 935-4465
Website


Waskom Public Library
103 Waskom Ave
Waskom, TX 75692
Phone: (903) 687-3041
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.

  • 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), Harrison 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).
  3. http://www.factfinder.census.gov
  4. http://www.texasalmanac.com/population/population-counties-history.pdf

 

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