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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>
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Genealogy|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 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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| seat wl = Kaufman
 
| seat wl = Kaufman
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''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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'''1848--'''Kaufman County was created 26 February 1848 from&nbsp;[[Henderson County, Texas Genealogy|Henderson]] County. '''County seat:''' Kaufman <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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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, Kaufman, Kaufman|place|disp=Kaufman}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Kaufman, Kemp|place|disp=Kemp}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Kaufman, Mabank|place|disp=Mabank}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Kaufman, Prairieville|place|disp=Prairieville}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Kaufman, Terrell|place|disp=Terrell}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Dallas County, Texas|Dallas]]  
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[[Dallas County, Texas Genealogy|Dallas]] {{•}}
*[[Ellis County, Texas|Ellis]]  
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[[Ellis County, Texas Genealogy|Ellis]] {{•}}
*[[Henderson County, Texas|Henderson]]  
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[[Henderson County, Texas Genealogy|Henderson]] {{•}}
*[[Hunt County, Texas|Hunt]]  
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[[Hunt County, Texas Genealogy|Hunt]] {{•}}
*[[Rockwall County, Texas|Rockwall]]  
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[[Rockwall County, Texas Genealogy|Rockwall]] {{•}}
*[[Van Zandt County, Texas|Van Zandt]]
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[[Van Zandt County, Texas Genealogy|Van Zandt]]
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<center>{{TXKAUFMAN County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch<br>
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2665 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | {{FHL|705653|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2648 Findagrave.com ]
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Kaufman+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]
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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/Kaufman/ListKaufman.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 =====
  
 
*[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  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/churches/churches.htm Kaufman County Churches&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/churches/churches.htm Kaufman County Churches&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
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*[http://historicforney.org/archives/churchrecords.html Forney, Texas Church Records] ~ Forney Historic Preservation League archives
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/deeds/deeds.htm Kaufman County Deed Books]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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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
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*[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  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/reflects.htm Kaufman County Photographs&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/reflects.htm Kaufman County Photographs&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.historicforney.org/home/forneyhistory/ History of Forney, Texas] ~ Forney Historic Preservation League archives
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txkaufman.jpg|600px|Txkaufman.jpg]]
  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/maps/map1895.htm Kaufman County Communities Circa 1895]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/maps/map1895.htm Kaufman County Communities Circa 1895]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== 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 $
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*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
 
*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/military.htm Kaufman County Military Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/military.htm Kaufman County Military Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/kaufman/military/pensions/kaufmcsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/kaufman/military/pensions/kaufmcsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications]&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  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[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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*[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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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932381 Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers],&nbsp; 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932425 Texas, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers], 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== 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://texashistory.unt.edu/ The Portal to Texas History] ~ The Portal to Texas History (UNT) (Books, Maps, Photos, Newspapers)
 
*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)  
 
*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)  
 
*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
 
*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
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*[http://www.historicforney.org/archives/newsarticles.html Forney, Texas newspaper clippings] ~ Forney Historic Preservation League archives
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
 
*[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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*[http://www.historicforney.org/archives/obituaries.html Forney, Texas Obituaries] ~ Forney Historic Preservation League archives
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
 
*[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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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016287 Texas, Probate Records, 1800-1990] (images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[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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{{TX Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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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/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
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<br> ''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.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch.&nbsp;&nbsp;Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.<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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<br> ''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.  
 
*[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.  
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
*[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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*[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://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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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 $
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''Original Death Records on Microfilm''
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===== Divorce  =====
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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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*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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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Kaufman County Genealogical Society<br>
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P.O. Box 337<br>
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Terrell 75160<br><br>
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Forney Heritage Society<br> 98 FM 2757<br> Forney, TX 75126<br> [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/kaufman-county/#sthash.xAC4UGmf.dpuf GenealogyINC]<br><br>
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Root Seekers Genealogical Society<br> P.O. Box 1770<br> Mabank 75147 <br> [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/kaufman-county/#sthash.xAC4UGmf.dpuf Genealogy Inc]<br><br>
  
 
Kaufman County Library<br>3790 S Houston St<br>Kaufman, TX 75142<br>Phone: (972) 932-6222<br>[http://www.kaufmancountylibrary.org/ Website]  
 
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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Crandall-Combine Community Library<br>13385 Fm 3039<br>Crandall, TX 75114<br>Phone: (972) 427-8170<br>[http://www.crandall-isd.net/ Website]  
 
Crandall-Combine Community Library<br>13385 Fm 3039<br>Crandall, TX 75114<br>Phone: (972) 427-8170<br>[http://www.crandall-isd.net/ Website]  
  
[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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Forney Historic Preservation League<br>200 S. Bois d'Arc<br>Forney, Texas 75126<br>Phone: 972-552-2400<br>[http://www.historicforney.org 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
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
 
*[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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*[http://www.historicforney.org Forney Historic Preservation League] ~ History, Archives, Membership, Museum
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 19:01, 15 May 2015

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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

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Dallas  • Ellis  • Henderson  • Hunt  • Rockwall  • Van Zandt

Dallas CountyRockwall CountyRains CountyWood CountyVan Zandt CountyKaufman CountyHernderson CountyNavarro CountyEllis CountyTX KAUFMAN.JPG

Resources

African American

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

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

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

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 Kaufman 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

Newspapers

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

Kaufman County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 337
Terrell 75160

Forney Heritage Society
98 FM 2757
Forney, TX 75126
GenealogyINC

Root Seekers Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1770
Mabank 75147
Genealogy Inc

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

Forney Historic Preservation League
200 S. Bois d'Arc
Forney, Texas 75126
Phone: 972-552-2400
Website

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

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), 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).

 

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