Lavaca County, Texas Genealogy

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

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Lavaca County, Texas
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Facts
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

Local histories are available for Lavaca 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

Military

Newspapers

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

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

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).