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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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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties IJ|Counties IJ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Jefferson County'' <br>  
  
Guide to '''Jefferson County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Jefferson 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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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Jefferson County
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1836
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| founded date = March 17
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| seat =  Beaumont
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| building image =
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| building address = Jefferson County Courthouse<br> PO Box 1151<br> Beaumont, TX 77704<br> Phone: 409.835.8475<br>[http://www.co.jefferson.tx.us/ '''Adams County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[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>  
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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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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Jefferson, Beaumont|place|disp=Beaumont}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Jefferson, China|place|disp=China}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Jefferson, Griffing Park|place|disp=Griffing Park}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Jefferson, Groves|place|disp=Groves}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Jefferson, Lakeview|place|disp=Lakeview}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Jefferson, Marion|place|disp=Marion}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Jefferson, Nederland|place|disp=Nederland}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Jefferson, Pear Ridge|place|disp=Pear Ridge}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Jefferson, Port Acres|place|disp=Port Acres}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Jefferson, Port Arthur|place|disp=Port Arthur}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Jefferson, Port Neches|place|disp=Port Neches}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Jefferson, Sabine|place|disp=Sabine}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Jefferson, Sabine Pass|place|disp=Sabine Pass}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Cameron Parish, Louisiana|Cameron Parish, Louisiana]]  
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[[Cameron Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Cameron Parish, Louisiana]] {{•}}
*[[Chambers County, Texas|Chambers]]  
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[[Chambers County, Texas Genealogy|Chambers]] {{•}}
*[[Hardin County, Texas|Hardin]]  
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[[Hardin County, Texas Genealogy|Hardin]] {{•}}
*[[Liberty County, Texas|Liberty]]  
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[[Liberty County, Texas Genealogy|Liberty]] {{•}}
*[[Orange County, Texas|Orange]]
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[[Orange County, Texas Genealogy|Orange]]
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<center>{{TXJEFFERSON County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Anthony]  
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{| width="85%" border="1" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="6"
*[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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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Broussard]  
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160555 Burrell]  
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
*[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.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=lamar&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2658 Findagrave.com]
*[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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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | {{FHL|380822|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
*[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.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2642 Findagrave.com ]
*[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.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]
*[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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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Jefferson+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
*[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.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
*[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.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]
*[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://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]
*[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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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Jefferson/ListJefferson.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/Default.aspx Names in Stone]
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| colspan="3" | See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Anthony]&nbsp;&nbsp; (transcription)&nbsp; -&nbsp; Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Berry] &nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Block]&nbsp;&nbsp; (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb <br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Broussard] &nbsp;&nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160555 Burrell] &nbsp;&nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Calvary] &nbsp;&nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Claybar Haven of Rest] &nbsp;&nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Community Cemeteries, Inc.] &nbsp;&nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Forest Lawn Memorial Park] &nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Greenlawn Memorial Park] &nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Haven of Rest] &nbsp;&nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Hebert] &nbsp;&nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Hillebrandt] &nbsp;&nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Johnson Memorial] &nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Kainer Memorials] &nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm LaBelle] &nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Landrum] &nbsp;&nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Live Oak] &nbsp;&nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Magnolia] &nbsp;&nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Memory Gardens] &nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb&nbsp;
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm McGaffey] &nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Oak Bluff Memorial] &nbsp;&nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Oak Knoll] &nbsp;&nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Pace] &nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Pivoto] &nbsp;&nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Prater]&nbsp;&nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Pythain Rest] &nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Rosedale] &nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Sabine Pass] &nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Spell] &nbsp;&nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Wildwave] &nbsp;&nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Woodrow] &nbsp;&nbsp;(transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Churches &amp; Religious Organizations  ====
 
==== Churches &amp; Religious Organizations  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/Beaumont/00_index.htm Beaumont]  
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{{TX Church Intro}}
*[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/Beaumont/00_index.htm Beaumont] &nbsp; - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/fannett.htm Fannett]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/china.htm China] &nbsp; - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/hamshire.htm Hamshire]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/groves.htm Groves] &nbsp; - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/hempstead.htm Hempstead]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/fannett.htm Fannett] &nbsp; - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/nederland.htm Nederland]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/hamshire.htm Hamshire] &nbsp;&nbsp; - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/nome.htm Nome]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/hempstead.htm Hempstead] &nbsp;&nbsp; - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/port_acres.htm Port Acres]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/nederland.htm Nederland] &nbsp; - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
*[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/nome.htm Nome] &nbsp;&nbsp; - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
*[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_acres.htm Port Acres] &nbsp;&nbsp; - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/sabine_pass.htm Sabine Pass]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/Port_Arthur/00_index.htm Port Arthur] &nbsp;&nbsp; - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/Port_Neches/port_neches.htm Port Neches] &nbsp; - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/sabine_pass.htm Sabine Pass] &nbsp; - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/history/00index_markers.htm Historical Markers]  ====
 
==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/history/00index_markers.htm Historical Markers]  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
{{TX Land}}
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{{TX Land}}  
  
 
==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/history/00index_history.htm Local Histories]  ====
 
==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/history/00index_history.htm Local Histories]  ====
{{TX County Histories}}
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{{TX County Histories}}  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[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:Txjefferson.jpg|450px|Txjefferson.jpg]]
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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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/military/00index_military.htm Military]  ====
 
==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/military/00index_military.htm 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 $
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== Civil War  =====
  
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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>  
 
*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>  
*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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*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.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] ====
  
==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/newspapers/00index_newspapers.htm Newspapers] ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Jefferson}}
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Jefferson}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/obituaries/obituary_index.htm Obituaries] - Rootsweb
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
 
{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/obituaries/obituary_index.htm Obituaries]
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==== Taxation  ====
  
==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}  
{{TX Tax Intro}}
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}  
 
{{TX Vital Intro}}  
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===== Birth  =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
  
 
*[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/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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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/divorces/00index_divorces.htm Jefferson County Divorces - 1968-2001] - TXGenWeb
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981] - FamilySearch<br>
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''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/marriages/00index_marriages.htm Jefferson County Marriages - 1838-2002] - TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/marriages/00index_marriages.htm Jefferson County Marriages - 1838-2002] - TXGenWeb  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803987 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 ]&nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection''<br>''
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973&nbsp;]&nbsp; &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, 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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/deaths/00index_deaths.htm Jefferson County Deaths - 1903-1915] - Jefferson County TXGenWeb site
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
*[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 $
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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''Original Death Records on Microfilm''
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/genealogical_societies/0_index_gen_soc.htm Genealogical &amp; Historical Societies]
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===== Divorce  =====
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/libraries/00index_libraries.htm Libraries]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/divorces/00index_divorces.htm Jefferson County Divorces - 1968-2005] - TXGenWeb
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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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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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The Tyrrell Historical Library Archives<br> 801 Pearl Street<br> Beaumont, TX  77701<br> 409-981-5911<br>[http://www.beaumontlibrary.org/tyrrell_historical_library.htm Beaumont Historical Library]<br><br>
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Beaumont Texas Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Beaumont Texas Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Beaumont Texas Family History Center]] (Port Arthur)
 
*[[Beaumont Texas Family History Center]] (Port Arthur)
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== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
 
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Jefferson|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Jefferson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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Jefferson County, Texas
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 17, 1836
County Seat Beaumont
Courthouse
Address Jefferson County Courthouse
PO Box 1151
Beaumont, TX 77704
Phone: 409.835.8475
Adams County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

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

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Cameron Parish, Louisiana  • Chambers  • Hardin  • Liberty  • Orange


Liberty CountyHardin CountyOrange CountyJefferson CountyChambers CountyGulf of MexicoTX JEFFERSON.JPG

Resources

Biographies, Autobiographies & Memoirs

Books & Articles

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
  • Anthony   (transcription)  -  Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • Berry  (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • Block   (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • Broussard   (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • Burrell   (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • Calvary   (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • Claybar Haven of Rest   (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • Community Cemeteries, Inc.   (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • Forest Lawn Memorial Park  (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • Greenlawn Memorial Park  (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • Haven of Rest   (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • Hebert   (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • Hillebrandt   (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • Johnson Memorial  (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • Kainer Memorials  (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • LaBelle  (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • Landrum   (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • Live Oak   (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • Magnolia   (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • Memory Gardens  (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb 
  • McGaffey  (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • Oak Bluff Memorial   (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • Oak Knoll   (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • Pace  (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • Pivoto   (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • Prater  (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • Pythain Rest  (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • Rosedale  (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • Sabine Pass  (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • Spell   (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • Wildwave   (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  • Woodrow   (transcription) - Jefferson County TXGenWeb

Churches & Religious Organizations

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

Funeral Homes

Historical Markers

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 Jefferson County, Texas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.

Maps

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Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Jefferson County.

Newspapers

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

The Tyrrell Historical Library Archives
801 Pearl Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
409-981-5911
Beaumont Historical Library

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), 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)

 

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