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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'' <br>{{Adoption Hidden Ancestors}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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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''  
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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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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== 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>
  
 
== History  ==
 
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/cemeteries/list.htm Kaufman County Cemeteries and Burial Records&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/cemeteries/list.htm Kaufman County Cemeteries and Burial Records&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
*[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://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)]  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
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==== 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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[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/deeds/deeds.htm Kaufman County Deed Books]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/familygs/fgsindex.htm Family Group Sheets]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/familygs/fgsindex.htm Family Group Sheets]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Kaufman}}
  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
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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)
 
*[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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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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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.  
 
*[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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Guide to Kaufman County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Founded February 26, 1848
County Seat Kaufman
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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, ordered electronically online or download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

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).