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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties R|Counties R]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Rusk County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Rusk 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.co.rusk.tx.us/ips/cms Rusk County Courthouse ]<br>PO Box 758; <br>Henderson, TX 75653;<br>Phone. 903.657.0330&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage, land and probate records from 1843, court <br>records from 1844 and military discharge records from 1917; <br>District Court has divorce Court&nbsp;has divorce records from 1844<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rusk County, Texas. Page 673 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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'''1843--'''Rusk County was created 16 January 1843 from Nacogdoches County. '''County seat:''' Henderson <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1843--'''Rusk County was created 16 January 1843 from[[Nacogdoches County, Texas|Nacogdoches]] County. '''County seat:''' Henderson <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  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
'''1878--'''Courthouse and many county records were destroyed by fire in March 1878.
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'''1878--'''Courthouse and many county records were destroyed by fire in March 1878.  
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
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*[[Cherokee County, Texas|Cherokee]]
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*[[Gregg County, Texas|Gregg]]
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*[[Harrison County, Texas|Harrison]]
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*[[Nacogdoches County, Texas|Nacogdoches]]
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*[[Shelby County, Texas|Shelby]]
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*[[Smith County, Texas|Smith]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158424 Mount Hope Cemetery, Henderson] BillionGraves
  
 
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
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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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1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith &amp; Trinity at [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/TX/TX13map.html www.rootsweb.com]
  
 
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Rusk}}
  
==== Probate ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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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.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Rusk County Library <br>106 East Main Street <br>Henderson, TX 75652 <br>903-657-8557
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Rusk County Genealogical Society (non-active) <br>PO Box 1314 <br>Henderson TX 75653
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East Texas Genealogical Society <br>PO Box 6967 <br>Tyler TX 75711-6967
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German-Texan Heritage Society <br>PO Box 684171 <br>Austin, TX 78768 <br>Eva Barnett <br>Executive Director <br>512-482-0927 <br>866-482-4847
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East Texas Research Center <br>Mail: <br>Stephen F. Austin State University <br>East Texas Research Center <br>Box 13055, SFA Station <br>Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3055 <br>Phone: (936) 468-4100 <br>Email: AskETRC@sfalib.sfasu.edu
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The East Texas Research Center is located on the second floor of R. W. Steen Library on the Stephen F. Austin State University Campus. <br>Regular Hours: <br>Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. <br>Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m. <br>Sunday CLOSED <br>Special hours for intercessions and university holidays are listed on the Library Hours page. Before making a trip from out of town, it is best to check to be sure the East Texas Research Center will be open.
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Henderson Area Chamber of Commerce <br>201 North Main Street <br>Henderson, Tx 75652 <br>phone: 903-657-5528 fax: 903-657-9454 <br>email: info@hendersontx.com
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National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution <br>Texas Chapters <br>Some District IV Chapters: <br>Nacogdoches Chapter, Nacogdoches, Texas <br>Major Thaddeus Beall Chapter, Jacksonville, Texas <br>Mary Tyler Chapter, Tyler, Texas
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Daughters of the Republic of Texas <br>Some District IV Chapters: <br>John Tilley Edwards Chapter, Longview, Texas <br>Stone Fort Chapter, Nacogdoches, Texas <br>Charles G. Davenport Chapter, Tyler, Texas <br>Fort Houston Chapter, Palestine, Texas
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Family History Centers * <br>Note: These are physical locations, Family History Centers do not respond to mail queries. <br>* Tyler Texas <br>1617 Shiloh Road <br>Tyler, TX 75703-2437 <br>Tyler, Smith County, Texas, United States <br>Phone: 903-509-8322 <br>Hours: T 10am-2pm, 6:30-8pm; W 6pm-8pm; Th 6:30pm-8pm; Sat 10am-2pm. <br>* Longview, Texas <br>1700 Blueridge Parkway <br>Longview, TX 75605 <br>Longview, Gregg/Harrison County, Texas, United States <br>Phone: 903-297-1349 <br>Hours: M, Sat 9am-5pm; T-Th 6:30pm-8:30pm; Sat 9am-5pm <br>* Gilmer Texas <br>1122 West Pine Street <br>Gilmer, TX 75644-3238 <br>Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas, United States <br>Phone: 903-843-5805 <br>Hours: M,T,Th,F 9am-1pm, W 6pm-8pm; Sun 10am-4pm according to staff availability.
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Texas State Library and Archives Commission + <br>Mailing Address <br>P.O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711 <br>+Capitol Complex <br>1201 Brazos St <br>Austin, Texas <br>+The Sam Houston Center <br>FM 1011 off Hwy 146 <br>Liberty, TX <br>Monday through Friday 8am-5pm <br>and Saturday 9am-4pm <br><br><br>
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193888&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Rusk&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[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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Contents

County Courthouse

Rusk County Courthouse
PO Box 758;
Henderson, TX 75653;
Phone. 903.657.0330 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, land and probate records from 1843, court
records from 1844 and military discharge records from 1917;
District Court has divorce Court has divorce records from 1844[1]

History

Parent County

1843--Rusk County was created 16 January 1843 fromNacogdoches County. County seat: Henderson [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1878--Courthouse and many county records were destroyed by fire in March 1878.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Rusk 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

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site

1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith & Trinity at www.rootsweb.com

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Rusk County, Texas newspapers in online catalogs like:

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 or ordered electronically online

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    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.

Societies and Libraries

Rusk County Library
106 East Main Street
Henderson, TX 75652
903-657-8557

Rusk County Genealogical Society (non-active)
PO Box 1314
Henderson TX 75653

East Texas Genealogical Society
PO Box 6967
Tyler TX 75711-6967

German-Texan Heritage Society
PO Box 684171
Austin, TX 78768
Eva Barnett
Executive Director
512-482-0927
866-482-4847

East Texas Research Center
Mail:
Stephen F. Austin State University
East Texas Research Center
Box 13055, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3055
Phone: (936) 468-4100
Email: AskETRC@sfalib.sfasu.edu

The East Texas Research Center is located on the second floor of R. W. Steen Library on the Stephen F. Austin State University Campus.
Regular Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
Sunday CLOSED
Special hours for intercessions and university holidays are listed on the Library Hours page. Before making a trip from out of town, it is best to check to be sure the East Texas Research Center will be open.

Henderson Area Chamber of Commerce
201 North Main Street
Henderson, Tx 75652
phone: 903-657-5528 fax: 903-657-9454
email: info@hendersontx.com

National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Texas Chapters
Some District IV Chapters:
Nacogdoches Chapter, Nacogdoches, Texas
Major Thaddeus Beall Chapter, Jacksonville, Texas
Mary Tyler Chapter, Tyler, Texas

Daughters of the Republic of Texas
Some District IV Chapters:
John Tilley Edwards Chapter, Longview, Texas
Stone Fort Chapter, Nacogdoches, Texas
Charles G. Davenport Chapter, Tyler, Texas
Fort Houston Chapter, Palestine, Texas

Family History Centers *
Note: These are physical locations, Family History Centers do not respond to mail queries.
* Tyler Texas
1617 Shiloh Road
Tyler, TX 75703-2437
Tyler, Smith County, Texas, United States
Phone: 903-509-8322
Hours: T 10am-2pm, 6:30-8pm; W 6pm-8pm; Th 6:30pm-8pm; Sat 10am-2pm.
* Longview, Texas
1700 Blueridge Parkway
Longview, TX 75605
Longview, Gregg/Harrison County, Texas, United States
Phone: 903-297-1349
Hours: M, Sat 9am-5pm; T-Th 6:30pm-8:30pm; Sat 9am-5pm
* Gilmer Texas
1122 West Pine Street
Gilmer, TX 75644-3238
Gilmer, Upshur County, Texas, United States
Phone: 903-843-5805
Hours: M,T,Th,F 9am-1pm, W 6pm-8pm; Sun 10am-4pm according to staff availability.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission +
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711
+Capitol Complex
1201 Brazos St
Austin, Texas
+The Sam Houston Center
FM 1011 off Hwy 146
Liberty, TX
Monday through Friday 8am-5pm
and Saturday 9am-4pm


Web Sites

  • TEXAS GenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rusk County, Texas. Page 673 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).