Lavaca County, Texas

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{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties L|Counties L]] &gt;&nbsp;Lavaca County'' <br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties L|Counties L]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Lavaca County'' <br>
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| county = Lavaca County
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1846
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| founded date = April 6
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| seat wl = Hallettsville
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.lavaca.tx.us/ips/cms Lavaca County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 326<br> Hallettsville, TX 77964<br> Phone: 361.798.3612 <br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage and probate records from 1847, land records<br>from 1846, military records from 1918, court and <br>naturalization records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lavaca County, Texas. Page 668 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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'''1846--'''Lavaca County was created 6 April 1846 from [[Colorado County, Texas|Colorado]], [[Gonzales County, Texas|Gonzales]], [[Fayette County, Texas|Fayette]], [[Jackson County, Texas|Jackson]], and [[Victoria County, Texas|Victoria]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Hallettsville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1846--'''Lavaca County was created 6 April 1846 from [[Colorado County, Texas|Colorado]], [[Gonzales County, Texas|Gonzales]], [[Fayette County, Texas|Fayette]], [[Jackson County, Texas|Jackson]], and [[Victoria County, Texas|Victoria]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Hallettsville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
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[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/LL/hcl5.html Lavaca County History ]from the Handbook of Texas Online.<br>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
==== Cities ====
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Cities and Towns:&nbsp; Hallettsville | Moulton | Shiner | Sweet Home | Yoakum  
 
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Hallettsville  
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Port Lavaca
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Shiner  
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Yoakum  
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==== Towns  ====
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Moulton
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== 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
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== [http://www.txgenweb2.org/txlavaca/cemeteries.htm#n www.txgenweb2.org/txlavaca/cemeteries.htm#n]  ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txlavaca/cemeteries.htm Lavaca County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Index&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb&nbsp;
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/lavacaph.html Lavaca County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; transcriptions&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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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
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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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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txlavaca/census.htm 1850 Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txlavaca/census.htm 1860 Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txlavaca/census.htm 1870 Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/lavaca/church/priests.txt St. Mary's Parish, Halletsville]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/lavaca/church/moravia.txt Church of the Ascension, Moravia]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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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]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/lavaca/land/abstract.txt Original Land Owners of Texas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txlavaca/bibliography.htm Lavaca County Bibliography]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txlavaca/families.htm#biographies Lavaca County Biographies]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txlavaca/families.htm#websites Lavaca County Family Websites]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txlavaca/families.htm#reunions Family Reunions]&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
  
 
==== 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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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txlavaca/maps.htm Lavaca County Maps]&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
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/lavaca/military/pensions/civilwar/lavacngt.txt Confederate Indigent Families]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/lavaca/military/pensions/civilwar/lavaccsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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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
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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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.txgenweb2.org/txlavaca/obituaries_a.htm Lavaca County Obituaries]&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
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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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)<br>
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
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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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Friench Simpson Memorial Library<br>705 E 4th St<br>Hallettsville, TX 77964<br>Phone: (361) 798-3243<br>[http://www.hallettsvillelibrary.org/ Website]
  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
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<br>Shiner Public Library<br>115 E Wolters 2nd St<br>Shiner, TX 77984<br>Phone: (361) 594-3044
  
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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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*Lavaca County Archives&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txlavaca/ Lavaca County&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.
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Lavaca|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Lavaca|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Founded April 6, 1846
County Seat Hallettsville
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Contents

County Courthouse

Lavaca County Courthouse
PO Box 326
Hallettsville, TX 77964
Phone: 361.798.3612

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage and probate records from 1847, land records
from 1846, military records from 1918, court and
naturalization records[1]

History

Parent County

1846--Lavaca County was created 6 April 1846 from Colorado, Gonzales, Fayette, Jackson, and Victoria Counties. County seat: Hallettsville [2]

Lavaca County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities and Towns:  Hallettsville | Moulton | Shiner | Sweet Home | Yoakum

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Court

Land

Original Land Owners of Texas  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Friench Simpson Memorial Library
705 E 4th St
Hallettsville, TX 77964
Phone: (361) 798-3243
Website


Shiner Public Library
115 E Wolters 2nd St
Shiner, TX 77984
Phone: (361) 594-3044


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), Lavaca County, Texas. Page 668 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).