San Augustine County, Texas Genealogy

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

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County Courthouse

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San Augustine County Courthouse
106 Courthouse
San Augustine, TX 75972
Phone: 936.275.2452 

County Clerk has birth records from 1905,
death records from 1903, marriage records
from 1837, probate records from 1828
and land records from 1833; District Clerk
has divorce and court records from 1837[1]



San Augustine County was established 18 years before the construction of the first courthouse. During those early years, the Mansion Hotel and the federal custom house each served the needs of the county. In 1854 the first courthouse was built in the public square. The next courthouse was built in 1890. It was torn down to make room for the current courthouse, built in 1927. Through a grant from the Texas Historical Commission, the 1927 courthouse was restored and rededicated in November 2010.

San Augustine County Courthouse
County Clerk - Diana Kovar
100 W. Columbia Room 106
San Augustine, TX 75972
San Augustine County Government website

San Augustine County, Texas courthouse records, loose papers, 1831-1906 : inventory and index, published in 1984. Digital book on line from the Portal to Texas History.

  

History

The mission of Nuestra Senora de los Dolores de los Ais was established in 1716.

Parent County

1836--San Augustine County was created on 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality.  San Augustine was one of the 23 original counties established after Texas won independence from Mexico in 1836.  County seat: San Augustine [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of San Augustine County border changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Broaddus | San Augustine

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

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 FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for San Augustine 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

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as San Augustine County, Texas Genealogy 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

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

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), San Augustine 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).