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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]] Houston 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]] Houston County''<br> ''
  
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Guide to '''Houston 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  ==
  
[http://www.co.houston.tx.us/ips/cms Houston County Court House ]<br>PO Box 370; <br>Crockett, TX 75835 <br>Phone. 936.544.3255<br>&nbsp;  
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[http://www.co.houston.tx.us/ips/cms Houston County Court House ]<br>PO Box 370; <br>Crockett, TX 75835 <br>Phone. <span class="skype_c2c_print_container notranslate">936.544.3255</span><span data-ismobile="false" data-isrtl="false" data-isfreecall="false" data-numbertype="paid" data-numbertocall="+19365443255" 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">936.544.3255</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span><br>&nbsp;  
  
 
County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death record from 1903, <br>probate court and land records from 1882; District Clerk has <br>divorce record from 1920; County History Commission has <br>burial records, family &amp; local histories<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Houston County, Texas. Page 666 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death record from 1903, <br>probate court and land records from 1882; District Clerk has <br>divorce record from 1920; County History Commission has <br>burial records, family &amp; local histories<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Houston County, Texas. Page 666 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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401 East Houston Ave, 1st Floor P.O. Box 370<br>Crockett 75835<br>Phone: <span class="skype_c2c_print_container notranslate">936-544-3255</span><span data-ismobile="false" data-isrtl="false" data-isfreecall="false" data-numbertype="paid" data-numbertocall="+19365443255" 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">936-544-3255</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span> ext. 240
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<br>District Clerk
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P.O. Box 1186<br>Crockett 75835<br>Phone: <span class="skype_c2c_print_container notranslate">936-544-3255</span><span data-ismobile="false" data-isrtl="false" data-isfreecall="false" data-numbertype="paid" data-numbertocall="+19365443255" 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">936-544-3255</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span> ext. 222<br>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1837--'''Houston County was created 12 June 1837 from [[Nacogdoches County, Texas|Nacogdoches]] County. '''County seat:''' Crockett <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1837--'''Houston County was created 12 June 1837 from [[Nacogdoches County, Texas Genealogy|Nacogdoches]] County. '''County seat:''' Crockett <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, Houston, Crockett|place|disp=Crockett}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Houston, Grapeland|place|disp=Grapeland}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Houston, Lovelady|place|disp=Lovelady}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Anderson County, Texas|Anderson]]  
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[[Anderson County, Texas Genealogy|Anderson]] {{•}} [[Angelina County, Texas Genealogy|Angelina]] {{•}} [[Cherokee County, Texas Genealogy|Cherokee]] {{•}} [[Leon County, Texas Genealogy|Leon]] {{•}} [[Madison County, Texas Genealogy|Madison]] {{•}} [[Trinity County, Texas Genealogy|Trinity]] {{•}} [[Walker County, Texas Genealogy|Walker]]  
*[[Angelina County, Texas|Angelina]]  
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<center>{{TXHOUSTON County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Cherokee County, Texas|Cherokee]]  
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*[[Leon County, Texas|Leon]]  
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*[[Madison County, Texas|Madison]]  
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*[[Trinity County, Texas|Trinity]]  
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*[[Walker County, Texas|Walker]]
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== 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  ====
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{| width="85%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="6" border="1"
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | {{FHL|489600|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2632 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+Houston+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/Etx/Houston/ListHouston.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/Default.aspx Names in Stone]
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/houstonph.html Houston County Cemetery and Tombstone Transcriptions]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/houstonph.html Houston County Cemetery and Tombstone Transcriptions]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
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*''The History of Houston County, Texas,'' 1943 by Armistead Albert Aldrich.  
 
*''The History of Houston County, Texas,'' 1943 by Armistead Albert Aldrich.  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txhouston.jpg|450px|Txhouston.jpg]] <br>
  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Texas Maps] -&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Texas Maps] -&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors.  
*[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.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb 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]&nbsp;
<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]&nbsp;  
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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://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources].&nbsp; Information pertaining to each war, both general and Texas specific.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources].&nbsp; Information pertaining to each war, both general and Texas specific.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Our Fallen Heroes].&nbsp; Partial index of servicemen who were killed in action.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Our Fallen Heroes].&nbsp; Partial index of servicemen who were killed in action.  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring our Veterans].&nbsp; Partial index of veterans of all wars.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring our Veterans].&nbsp; Partial index of veterans of all wars.  
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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|Houston}}
  
 
*[http://www.houstoncountycourier.com/ Houston County Courier]
 
*[http://www.houstoncountycourier.com/ Houston County Courier]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016287 Texas, Probate Records, 1800-1990] (images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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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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*[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.
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*[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.
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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&nbsp; 1968 - 2005&nbsp;] (index)&nbsp; - Hidden Ancestors
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*1968-2010 {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Houston Polish Gen. Society<br>
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3606 Maroneal<br>
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Houston 77025<br><br>
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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Houston Houston Genealogical Forum<br>
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P.O. Box 271466<br>
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Houston 77277-1466<br>
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[http://hgftx.org/ Houston Genealogical Forum]<br><br>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/houston/houstoc.htm Houston County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/houston/houstoc.htm Houston County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project] May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Texas resources as well as general genealogic resources.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Texas resources as well as general genealogic resources.  
 
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Houston|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Houston|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Contents

County Courthouse

Houston County Court House
PO Box 370;
Crockett, TX 75835
Phone. 936.544.3255[[Image:]]936.544.3255
 

County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death record from 1903,
probate court and land records from 1882; District Clerk has
divorce record from 1920; County History Commission has
burial records, family & local histories[1]

County Clerk

401 East Houston Ave, 1st Floor P.O. Box 370
Crockett 75835
Phone: 936-544-3255[[Image:]]936-544-3255 ext. 240


District Clerk

P.O. Box 1186
Crockett 75835
Phone: 936-544-3255[[Image:]]936-544-3255 ext. 222


History

San Francisco de los Tejas, the first Spanish mission in East Texas, was founded in 1690 and abandoned in 1693.

Parent County

1837--Houston County was created 12 June 1837 from Nacogdoches County. County seat: Crockett [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Many county records were destroyed in courthouse fires in February 1865 and November 1882.

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Crockett | Grapeland | Kennard | Latexo | Lovelady

Neighboring Counties

Anderson  • Angelina  • Cherokee  • Leon  • Madison  • Trinity  • Walker

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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

Individual cemeteries:

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.


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 Houston 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.


  • The History of Houston County, Texas, 1943 by Armistead Albert Aldrich.
  • History of Houston County, Texas, 1687–1979, 1979) by the Houston County Historical Commission.
  • Houston County in the Civil War, 1981 by Thomas Nelms Mainer.
  • The First Settlers of Houston County, Texas, 1983, by Gifford E. White.
  • Houston County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

Maps

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Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Houston 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

Houston Polish Gen. Society
3606 Maroneal
Houston 77025

Houston Houston Genealogical Forum
P.O. Box 271466
Houston 77277-1466
Houston Genealogical Forum

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.

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Houston County, Texas. Page 666 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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