Jefferson County, Texas Genealogy

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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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Block]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Block]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Broussard]  
 
*[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]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Calvary]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Calvary]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Claybar Haven of Rest]  
 
*[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 Woodrow]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Woodrow]
  
==== Churches &amp; Religious Organizations ====
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==== Churches &amp; Religious Organizations ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/Beaumont/00_index.htm Beaumont]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/Beaumont/00_index.htm Beaumont]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/china.htm China]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/china.htm China]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/groves.htm Groves]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/groves.htm Groves]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/fannett.htm Fannett]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/fannett.htm Fannett]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/hamshire.htm Hamshire]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/hamshire.htm Hamshire]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/hempstead.htm Hempstead]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/hempstead.htm Hempstead]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/nederland.htm Nederland]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/nederland.htm Nederland]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/nome.htm Nome]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/nome.htm Nome]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/port_acres.htm Port Acres]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/port_acres.htm Port Acres]  
*[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_Arthur/00_index.htm Port Arthur]  
*[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/Port_Neches/port_neches.htm Port Neches]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/sabine_pass.htm Sabine Pass]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/sabine_pass.htm Sabine Pass]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/funeral_homes/funeralhomes.htm Funeral Homes] ====
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==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/funeral_homes/funeralhomes.htm Funeral Homes] ====
  
==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/history/00index_markers.htm Historical Markers] ====
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==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/history/00index_markers.htm Historical Markers] ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/military/00index_military.htm Military]  ====
 
==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/military/00index_military.htm Military]  ====
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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.
  
 
==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/newspapers/00index_newspapers.htm Newspapers]  ====
 
==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/newspapers/00index_newspapers.htm Newspapers]  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/births/00index_births.htm Jefferson County Births - 1903-1909] - Jefferson County TXGenWeb site
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/births/00index_births.htm Jefferson County Births - 1903-1909] - Jefferson County TXGenWeb site  
*[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/deaths/00index_deaths.htm Jefferson County Deaths - 1903-1915] - Jefferson County TXGenWeb site  
*[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/divorces/00index_divorces.htm Jefferson County Divorces - 1968-2001] - TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/marriages/00index_marriages.htm Jefferson County Marriages - 1838-2002] - TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/marriages/00index_marriages.htm Jefferson County Marriages - 1838-2002] - TXGenWeb  
*[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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*[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://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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*[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]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/genealogical_societies/0_index_gen_soc.htm Genealogical &amp; Historical Societies]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/libraries/00index_libraries.htm Libraries]
 
*[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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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)