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{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties IJ|Counties IJ]] &gt;&nbsp;Jefferson County'' <br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties IJ|Counties IJ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Jefferson County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Jefferson County Texas genealogy.''' 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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[http://www.co.jefferson.tx.us/ Jefferson County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 1151<br> Beaumont, TX 77704<br> Phone: 409.835.8475&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth and death&nbsp;records 1903-1966, <br>marriage, land,&nbsp;probate, court and military disharge&nbsp;<br> records from 1836; District Clerk&nbsp;has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jefferson County, Texas. Page 667 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Amelia]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Aurora]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Beaumont] (County Seat)
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Beauxart Gardens]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Bevil Oaks]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Blanchette]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Cheek]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm China]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Fannett]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Fort Griffin]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Fort Grigsby]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Hamshire]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Helbig]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm LaBelle]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Landrum]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Meeker]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Mount Holland]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Nederland]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Nome]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Odelia]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Pear Ridge]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Pine Island]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Pleasure Island]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Port Acres]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Port Arthur]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Port Neches]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Sabine]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Sabine Pass]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Taylor's Bayou]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Viterbo]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Voth]
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/biographies/00index_biographies.htm Biographies, Autobiographies &amp; Memoirs]  ====
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==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/books/00index_books.htm Books &amp; Articles]  ====
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Anthony]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Berry]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Block]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Broussard]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160555 Burrell]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Calvary]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Claybar Haven of Rest]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Community Cemeteries, Inc.]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Forest Lawn Memorial Park]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Greenlawn Memorial Park]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Haven of Rest]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Hebert]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Hillebrandt]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Johnson Memorial]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Kainer Memorials]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm LaBelle]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Landrum]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Live Oak]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Magnolia]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Memory Gardens]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm McGaffey]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Oak Bluff Memorial]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Oak Knoll]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Pace]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Pivoto]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Prater]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Pythain Rest]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Rosedale]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Sabine Pass]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Spell]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Wildwave]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Woodrow]
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==== Churches &amp; Religious Organizations ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/Beaumont/00_index.htm Beaumont]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/china.htm China]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/groves.htm Groves]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/fannett.htm Fannett]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/hamshire.htm Hamshire]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/hempstead.htm Hempstead]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/nederland.htm Nederland]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/nome.htm Nome]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/port_acres.htm Port Acres]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/Port_Arthur/00_index.htm Port Arthur]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/Port_Neches/port_neches.htm Port Neches]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/sabine_pass.htm Sabine Pass]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/funeral_homes/funeralhomes.htm Funeral Homes]  ====
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==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/history/00index_markers.htm Historical Markers]  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/history/00index_history.htm Local Histories] ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== 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  
 
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
  
==== Military  ====
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==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/military/00index_military.htm Military] ====
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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===== Civil War  =====
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battles were fought in Jefferson County.
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*September 24-25, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tx001.htm Sabine Pass I]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tx001.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August, 2012)</ref>
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*September 8, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tx006.htm Sabine Pass II]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tx006.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/TXmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Texas.
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==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/newspapers/00index_newspapers.htm Newspapers] ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/obituaries/obituary_index.htm Obituaries]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/births/00index_births.htm Jefferson County Births - 1903-1909] - Jefferson County TXGenWeb site
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/deaths/00index_deaths.htm Jefferson County Deaths - 1903-1915] - Jefferson County TXGenWeb site
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/divorces/00index_divorces.htm Jefferson County Divorces - 1968-2001] - TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/marriages/00index_marriages.htm Jefferson County Marriages - 1838-2002] - TXGenWeb
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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.  
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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.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/genealogical_societies/0_index_gen_soc.htm Genealogical &amp; Historical Societies]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/libraries/00index_libraries.htm Libraries]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Beaumont Texas Family History Center]]
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*[[Beaumont Texas Family History Center]] (Port Arthur)
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
  
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193631&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Jefferson&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Jefferson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Jefferson County Courthouse
PO Box 1151
Beaumont, TX 77704
Phone: 409.835.8475 

County Clerk has birth and death records 1903-1966,
marriage, land, probate, court and military disharge 
records from 1836; District Clerk has divorce records[1]

History

The Cypress Bayou Settlement in the Mexican municipality of Liberty was the nucleus from which the present area of Jefferson County grew.

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biographies, Autobiographies & Memoirs

Books & Articles

Cemeteries

Churches & Religious Organizations

Court

Funeral Homes

Historical Markers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

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

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Jefferson County.

Map showing Civil War battles in Texas.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • TEXAS GenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county


References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jefferson County, Texas. Page 667 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. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)