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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties K|Counties K]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Kaufman County''
  
[[Category:Kaufman County, Texas]]
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Guide to '''Kaufman County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{TXDC}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Kaufman County
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| county_map = Tx-kaufman.png
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| state = Texas
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| state_map = Texas.png
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| founded year = 1848
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| founded date = February 26
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| seat wl = Kaufman
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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}}
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.kaufmancounty.net/ Kaufman County Courthouse]<br> County Courthouse<br> Kaufman, TX 75142<br> Phone: 972.932.4331&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth and death&nbsp;records from 1903, <br>marriage and probate records from 1850 and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kaufman 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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== History  ==
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The first settlers arrived around 1841. Area was inhabited by Caddo, Cherokee, Delaware and Kickapoo Indians.
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1848--'''Kaufman County was created 26 February 1848 from&nbsp;[[Henderson County, Texas|Henderson]] County. '''County seat:''' Kaufman <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Dallas County, Texas|Dallas]]
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*[[Ellis County, Texas|Ellis]]
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*[[Henderson County, Texas|Henderson]]
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*[[Hunt County, Texas|Hunt]]
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*[[Rockwall County, Texas|Rockwall]]
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*[[Van Zandt County, Texas|Van Zandt]]
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== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/cemeteries/list.htm Kaufman County Cemeteries and Burial Records&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/kaufman/cemeteries/crandall.txt Crandall Cemetery] US Genweb; [http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158621 Crandall Cemetery] BillionGraves; [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/kaufman/cemeteries/cranunmarkd.txt Crandall Cemetery (unmarked graves)]
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
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==== Census  ====
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{{USCensusPop
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| title=Historical populations
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| 1850=1047
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| 1860=3936
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| 1870=6895
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| 1880=15448
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| 1890=21598
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| 1900=33376
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| 1910=35323
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| 1920=41276
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| 1930=40905
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| 1940=38308
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| 1950=31170
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| 1960=29931
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| 1970=32392
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| 1980=39015
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| 1990=52220
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| 2000=71313
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| 2010=103350
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}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/kaufman/census/1850/1850indx.txt 1850 Census Index&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/1860cens/1860indx.htm 1860 Kaufman County Federal Census Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/1870cens/1870indx.htm 1870 Kaufman County Federal Census Index&nbsp; ]~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/1880cens/1880cens.htm 1880 Kaufman County Census Images&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/census/1890cens.htm 1890 Kaufman County Federal Census Schedule]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/churches/churches.htm Kaufman County Churches&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
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==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
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[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/deeds/deeds.htm Kaufman County Deed Books]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/familygs/fgsindex.htm Family Group Sheets]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/reflects.htm Kaufman County Photographs&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/maps/map1895.htm Kaufman County Communities Circa 1895]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
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==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/military.htm Kaufman County Military Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/kaufman/military/pensions/kaufmcsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/kaufman/military/pensions/civilwar/kaufmngt.txt Confederate Indigent Families]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Kaufman}}
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*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/obituary/obits.htm Kaufman County Obituaries&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
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==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
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==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
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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.
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Kaufman County Library<br>3790 S Houston St<br>Kaufman, TX 75142<br>Phone: (972) 932-6222<br>[http://www.kaufmancountylibrary.org/ Website]
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Riter C Hulsey Public Library<br>301 N Rockwall St<br>Terrell, TX 75160<br>Phone: (972) 551-6663<br>[http://www.terrellpl.org/ Website]
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Tri-County Library<br>132 E Market St<br>Mabank, TX 75147<br>Phone: (903) 887-9622
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Ellen Brooks West Memorial Library Of Forney<br>800 Fm 741 South<br>Forney, TX 75126<br>Phone: (972) 564-7027<br>[http://destiny.forneyisd.net/common/welcome.jsp?site=105 Website]
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Crandall-Combine Community Library<br>13385 Fm 3039<br>Crandall, TX 75114<br>Phone: (972) 427-8170<br>[http://www.crandall-isd.net/ Website]
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[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/kaufman/kauftoc.htm Kaufman County Archives&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/ Kaufman County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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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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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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== References  ==
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<references />
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[[Category:Kaufman_County,_Texas]]

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Guide to Kaufman County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Contents

County Courthouse

Kaufman County Courthouse
County Courthouse
Kaufman, TX 75142
Phone: 972.932.4331 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage and probate records from 1850 and land records[1]

History

The first settlers arrived around 1841. Area was inhabited by Caddo, Cherokee, Delaware and Kickapoo Indians.

Parent County

1848--Kaufman County was created 26 February 1848 from Henderson County. County seat: Kaufman [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18501,047
18603,936275.9%
18706,89575.2%
188015,448124.0%
189021,59839.8%
190033,37654.5%
191035,3235.8%
192041,27616.9%
193040,905−0.9%
194038,308−6.3%
195031,170−18.6%
196029,931−4.0%
197032,3928.2%
198039,01520.4%
199052,22033.8%
200071,31336.6%
2010103,35044.9%


Church

Court

Land

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The Family History Library Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.

Kaufman County Deed Books  ~  TXGenWeb

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Kaufman County, Texas. 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

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Kaufman County, Texas 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 or ordered electronically online

Societies and Libraries

Kaufman County Library
3790 S Houston St
Kaufman, TX 75142
Phone: (972) 932-6222
Website

Riter C Hulsey Public Library
301 N Rockwall St
Terrell, TX 75160
Phone: (972) 551-6663
Website

Tri-County Library
132 E Market St
Mabank, TX 75147
Phone: (903) 887-9622

Ellen Brooks West Memorial Library Of Forney
800 Fm 741 South
Forney, TX 75126
Phone: (972) 564-7027
Website

Crandall-Combine Community Library
13385 Fm 3039
Crandall, TX 75114
Phone: (972) 427-8170
Website

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kaufman 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).