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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Texas|Texas ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Texas_Church_Records|Church Records]]''  
 
''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Texas|Texas ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Texas_Church_Records|Church Records]]''  
  
{{Adoption TXGenWeb}}Before 1900 the largest religious groups in [[Texas]] were the Baptist, Methodist Episcopal, Roman Catholic, and Christian (Disciples of Christ).{{cn}}
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{{Adoption TXGenWeb}}Before 1900 the largest religious groups in [[Texas]] were the Baptist, Methodist Episcopal, Presbyterians, and Roman Catholics.<ref>William Chamberlin Hunt and United States Bureau of the Census, ''Religious Bodies: 1906'' (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1910), Vol. 1:355-364. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=Z6ZdiZWeStAC Google Books].</ref> <br><br> The [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] has some church records for Texas. For example, the library has microfilm copies of original documents from the Catholic archives in El Paso, Galveston, and San Antonio. The records from the San Antonio archdiocese include 100 microfilms for the city of San Antonio for the years 1703 to 1957.  
 
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The [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] has some church records for Texas. For example, the library has microfilm copies of original documents from the Catholic archives in El Paso, Galveston, and San Antonio. The records from the San Antonio archdiocese include 100 microfilms for the city of San Antonio for the years 1703 to 1957.  
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Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. You can write to the following addresses to learn where their records are located.  
 
Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. You can write to the following addresses to learn where their records are located.  
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For a history of the Baptists in Texas, see:  
 
For a history of the Baptists in Texas, see:  
  
*Carroll, James M. ''A History of Texas Baptists.'' 2 vols. Dallas, Texas: Baptist Standard Publishing Co., 1923. {{FHL|191869|item}} film 1000597 item 1; digital version Vol. II: [http://stpaulsseminary.com/Sophomore%20Year/Department%20of%20History/Ecclesiastical%20History/First%20Semester/Baptist%20History/Baptist%20History%20Collection/LIBRARY/Lesson%2025.PDF St. Paul's Seminary.com]
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*Carroll, James M. ''A History of Texas Baptists.'' 2 vols. Dallas, Texas: Baptist Standard Publishing Co., 1923. {{FHL|191869|item|disp=FHL film 1000597 item 1}}; digital version Vol. II: [http://stpaulsseminary.com/Sophomore%20Year/Department%20of%20History/Ecclesiastical%20History/First%20Semester/Baptist%20History/Baptist%20History%20Collection/LIBRARY/Lesson%2025.PDF St. Paul's Seminary.com]
  
 
=== Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)  ===
 
=== Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)  ===
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'''Early, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church records for&nbsp;Texas''' Wards and Branches can be found on film and are located at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The film numbers, for each ward, can be locate through the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog]. Or by refering to Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. (FHL book 979.2258 A3j; fiche 6031507). These volumes contain the film numbers for many (but not all) membership and temple record films.  
 
'''Early, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church records for&nbsp;Texas''' Wards and Branches can be found on film and are located at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The film numbers, for each ward, can be locate through the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog]. Or by refering to Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. (FHL book 979.2258 A3j; fiche 6031507). These volumes contain the film numbers for many (but not all) membership and temple record films.  
  
=== <br>Disciples of Christ  ===
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=== Disciples of Christ  ===
  
 
Brite Divinity School Collection <br>[http://www.library.tcu.edu/ Mary Couts Burnett Library ]<br>Texas Christian University <br>2913 West Lowden <br>Fort Worth, TX 76129 <br>Phone: (817) 921-7117 <br>Fax: (817) 921-7447  
 
Brite Divinity School Collection <br>[http://www.library.tcu.edu/ Mary Couts Burnett Library ]<br>Texas Christian University <br>2913 West Lowden <br>Fort Worth, TX 76129 <br>Phone: (817) 921-7117 <br>Fax: (817) 921-7447  
  
 
=== Methodist  ===
 
=== Methodist  ===
 
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[http://www.smu.edu/bridwell/Collections/SpecialCollectionsandArchives/CenterforMethodistStudies.aspx Center for Methodist Studies ]<br>United Methodist Historical Collection <br>Bridwell Library <br>Southern Methodist University <br>6005 Bishop Boulevard <br>P.O. Box 750476 <br>Dallas, TX 75275  
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[[Image:Texas church records.png|thumb|right|500px]] [http://www.smu.edu/bridwell/Collections/SpecialCollectionsandArchives/CenterforMethodistStudies.aspx Center for Methodist Studies ]<br>United Methodist Historical Collection <br>Bridwell Library <br>Southern Methodist University <br>6005 Bishop Boulevard <br>P.O. Box 750476 <br>Dallas, TX 75275  
  
 
For a history of the Methodist Church, see:  
 
For a history of the Methodist Church, see:  
  
*Phelan, Macum. ''History of Early Methodism in Texas, 1817-1866.'' Nashville, Tenn.: Cokesbury Press, 1924. {{FHL|188852|item}} film 599530 item 1; digital version at [http://www.archive.org/details/MN5075ucmf_0 Internet Archive]
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*Phelan, Macum. ''History of Early Methodism in Texas, 1817-1866.'' Nashville, Tenn.: Cokesbury Press, 1924. {{FHL|188852|item|disp=FHL film 599530 item 1}}; digital version at [http://www.archive.org/details/MN5075ucmf_0 Internet Archive]
  
 
=== Roman Catholic  ===
 
=== Roman Catholic  ===
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[http://www.amarillodiocese.org/index.cfm?load=page&page=152 Diocese of Amarillo]<br>P.O. Box 5644<br>Amarillo, TX 79117<br>Phone: (806) 383-2243  
 
[http://www.amarillodiocese.org/index.cfm?load=page&page=152 Diocese of Amarillo]<br>P.O. Box 5644<br>Amarillo, TX 79117<br>Phone: (806) 383-2243  
  
The diocese includes the counties of: [[Armstrong County, Texas|Armstrong]], [[Briscoe County, Texas|Briscoe]], [[Carson County, Texas|Carson]], [[Castro County, Texas|Castro]], [[Childress County, Texas|Childress]], [[Collingsworth County, Texas|Collingsworth]], [[Dallam County, Texas|Dallam]], [[Deaf Smith County, Texas|Deaf Smith]], [[Donley County, Texas|Donley]], [[Gray County, Texas|Gray]], [[Hall County, Texas|Hall]], [[Hansford County, Texas|Hansford]], [[Hartley County, Texas|Hartley]], [[Hemphill County, Texas|Hemphill]], [[Hutchinson County, Texas|Hutchinson]], [[Lipscomb County, Texas|Lipscomb]], [[Moore County, Texas|Moore]], [[Ochiltree County, Texas|Ochiltree]], [[Oldham County, Texas|Oldham]], [[Parmer County, Texas|Parmer]], [[Potter County, Texas|Potter]], [[Randall County, Texas|Randall]], [[Roberts County, Texas|Roberts]], [[Sherman County, Texas|Sherman]], [[Swisher County, Texas|Swisher]] and [[Wheeler County, Texas|Wheeler]]  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Armstrong County, Texas|Armstrong]], [[Briscoe County, Texas|Briscoe]], [[Carson County, Texas|Carson]], [[Castro County, Texas|Castro]], [[Childress County, Texas|Childress]], [[Collingsworth County, Texas|Collingsworth]], [[Dallam County, Texas|Dallam]], [[Deaf Smith County, Texas|Deaf Smith]], [[Donley County, Texas|Donley]], [[Gray County, Texas|Gray]], [[Hall County, Texas|Hall]], [[Hansford County, Texas|Hansford]], [[Hartley County, Texas|Hartley]], [[Hemphill County, Texas|Hemphill]], [[Hutchinson County, Texas|Hutchinson]], [[Lipscomb County, Texas|Lipscomb]], [[Moore County, Texas|Moore]], [[Ochiltree County, Texas|Ochiltree]], [[Oldham County, Texas|Oldham]], [[Parmer County, Texas|Parmer]], [[Potter County, Texas|Potter]], [[Randall County, Texas|Randall]], [[Roberts County, Texas|Roberts]], [[Sherman County, Texas|Sherman]], [[Swisher County, Texas|Swisher]] and [[Wheeler County, Texas|Wheeler]].<ref name="rome">[http://www.cdeducation.org/oym/connections/dioceseusmap.htm Map of the Roman Catholic Dioceses in the United States of America], Office of Catholic Schools Diocese of Columbus, accessed 3 Nov 2010.</ref>
  
 
[http://www.austindiocese.org/ Diocese of Austin]<br>6225 Highway 290 East<br>Austin, TX 78723-1025<br>Phone: (512) 949-2400  
 
[http://www.austindiocese.org/ Diocese of Austin]<br>6225 Highway 290 East<br>Austin, TX 78723-1025<br>Phone: (512) 949-2400  
  
The diocese includes the counties of: [[Bastrop County, Texas|Bastrop]], [[Bell County, Texas|Bell]], [[Blanco County, Texas|Blanco]], [[Brazos County, Texas|Brazos]], [[Burleson County, Texas|Burleson]], [[Burnet County, Texas|Burnet]], [[Caldwell County, Texas|Caldwell]], [[Coryell County, Texas|Coryell]], [[Falls County, Texas|Falls]], [[Fayette County, Texas|Fayette]], [[Hamilton County, Texas|Hamilton]], [[Hays County, Texas|Hays]], [[Lampasas County, Texas|Lampasas]], [[Lee County, Texas|Lee]], [[Limestone County, Texas|Limestone]], [[Llano County, Texas|Llano]], [[Mason County, Texas|Mason]], [[McLennan County, Texas|McLennan]], [[Milam County, Texas|Milam]], [[Mills County, Texas|Mills]], [[Robertson County, Texas|Robertson]], [[San Saba County, Texas|San Saba]], [[Travis County, Texas|Travis]], [[Washington County, Texas|Washington]] and [[Williamson County, Texas|Williamson]]  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Bastrop County, Texas|Bastrop]], [[Bell County, Texas|Bell]], [[Blanco County, Texas|Blanco]], [[Brazos County, Texas|Brazos]], [[Burleson County, Texas|Burleson]], [[Burnet County, Texas|Burnet]], [[Caldwell County, Texas|Caldwell]], [[Coryell County, Texas|Coryell]], [[Falls County, Texas|Falls]], [[Fayette County, Texas|Fayette]], [[Hamilton County, Texas|Hamilton]], [[Hays County, Texas|Hays]], [[Lampasas County, Texas|Lampasas]], [[Lee County, Texas|Lee]], [[Limestone County, Texas|Limestone]], [[Llano County, Texas|Llano]], [[Mason County, Texas|Mason]], [[McLennan County, Texas|McLennan]], [[Milam County, Texas|Milam]], [[Mills County, Texas|Mills]], [[Robertson County, Texas|Robertson]], [[San Saba County, Texas|San Saba]], [[Travis County, Texas|Travis]], [[Washington County, Texas|Washington]] and [[Williamson County, Texas|Williamson]]<ref name="rome" />
  
 
[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/ Diocese of Beaumont]<br>P.O. Box 3948<br>Beaumont, TX 77704-3948<br>Phone: (409) 924-4300  
 
[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/ Diocese of Beaumont]<br>P.O. Box 3948<br>Beaumont, TX 77704-3948<br>Phone: (409) 924-4300  
  
The diocese includes the counties of: [[Chambers County, Texas|Chambers]], [[Hardin County, Texas|Hardin]], [[Jasper County, Texas|Jasper]], [[Jefferson County, Texas|Jefferson]], [[Liberty County, Texas|Liberty]], [[Newton County, Texas|Newton]], [[Orange County, Texas|Orange]], [[Polk County, Texas|Polk]] and [[Tyler County, Texas|Tyler]]  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Chambers County, Texas|Chambers]], [[Hardin County, Texas|Hardin]], [[Jasper County, Texas|Jasper]], [[Jefferson County, Texas|Jefferson]], [[Liberty County, Texas|Liberty]], [[Newton County, Texas|Newton]], [[Orange County, Texas|Orange]], [[Polk County, Texas|Polk]] and [[Tyler County, Texas|Tyler]]<ref name="rome" />
  
 
[http://www.cdob.org/chancellor/ Diocese of Brownsville]<br>1910 University Blvd.<br>Brownsville, TX 78520<br>Phone: (956) 550-1517  
 
[http://www.cdob.org/chancellor/ Diocese of Brownsville]<br>1910 University Blvd.<br>Brownsville, TX 78520<br>Phone: (956) 550-1517  
  
The diocese includes the counties of: [[Cameron County, Texas|Cameron]], [[Hidalgo County, Texas|Hidalgo]], [[Starr County, Texas|Starr]] and [[Willacy County, Texas|Willacy]]  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Cameron County, Texas|Cameron]], [[Hidalgo County, Texas|Hidalgo]], [[Starr County, Texas|Starr]] and [[Willacy County, Texas|Willacy]]<ref name="rome" />
  
 
[http://www.diocesecc.org/ Diocese of Corpus Christi]<br>620 Lipan<br>Corpus Christi, TX 78401<br>Phone: (361) 693-6726  
 
[http://www.diocesecc.org/ Diocese of Corpus Christi]<br>620 Lipan<br>Corpus Christi, TX 78401<br>Phone: (361) 693-6726  
  
The diocese includes the counties of: [[Aransas County, Texas|Aransas]], [[Bee County, Texas|Bee]], [[Brooks County, Texas|Brooks]], [[Duval County, Texas|Duval]], [[Jim Wells County, Texas|Jim Wells]], [[Kenedy County, Texas|Kenedy]], [[Kleberg County, Texas|Kleberg]], [[Live Oak County, Texas|Live Oak]], [[McMullen County, Texas|McMullen]], [[Nueces County, Texas|Nueces]], [[Refugio County, Texas|Refugio]] and [[San Patricio County, Texas|San Patricio]]  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Aransas County, Texas|Aransas]], [[Bee County, Texas|Bee]], [[Brooks County, Texas|Brooks]], [[Duval County, Texas|Duval]], [[Jim Wells County, Texas|Jim Wells]], [[Kenedy County, Texas|Kenedy]], [[Kleberg County, Texas|Kleberg]], [[Live Oak County, Texas|Live Oak]], [[McMullen County, Texas|McMullen]], [[Nueces County, Texas|Nueces]], [[Refugio County, Texas|Refugio]] and [[San Patricio County, Texas|San Patricio]]<ref name="rome" />
  
 
[http://www.cathdal.org/pages/History_and_Archives Diocese of Dallas]<br>3725 Blackburn St.<br>Dallas, TX 75219<br>Phone: (214) 528-2240  
 
[http://www.cathdal.org/pages/History_and_Archives Diocese of Dallas]<br>3725 Blackburn St.<br>Dallas, TX 75219<br>Phone: (214) 528-2240  
  
The diocese includes the counties of: [[Collin County, Texas|Collin]], [[Dallas County, Texas|Dallas]], [[Ellis County, Texas|Ellis]], [[Fannin County, Texas|Fannin]], [[Grayson County, Texas|Grayson]], [[Hunt County, Texas|Hunt]], [[Kaufman County, Texas|Kaufman]], [[Navarro County, Texas|Navarro]] and [[Rockwall County, Texas|Rockwell]]  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Collin County, Texas|Collin]], [[Dallas County, Texas|Dallas]], [[Ellis County, Texas|Ellis]], [[Fannin County, Texas|Fannin]], [[Grayson County, Texas|Grayson]], [[Hunt County, Texas|Hunt]], [[Kaufman County, Texas|Kaufman]], [[Navarro County, Texas|Navarro]] and [[Rockwall County, Texas|Rockwell]]<ref name="rome" />
  
 
[http://www.elpasodiocese.org/ Diocese of El Paso]<br>499 St. Matthews St.<br>El Paso, TX 79907<br>Phone: (915) 872-8400  
 
[http://www.elpasodiocese.org/ Diocese of El Paso]<br>499 St. Matthews St.<br>El Paso, TX 79907<br>Phone: (915) 872-8400  
  
The diocese includes the counties of: [[Brewster County, Texas|Brewster]], [[Culberson County, Texas|Culberson]], [[El Paso County, Texas|El Paso]], [[Hudspeth County, Texas|Hudspeth]], [[Jeff Davis County, Texas|Jeff Davis]], [[Loving County, Texas|Loving]], [[Presidio County, Texas|Presidio]], [[Reeves County, Texas|Reeves]], [[Ward County, Texas|Ward]] and [[Winkler County, Texas|Winkler]]  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Brewster County, Texas|Brewster]], [[Culberson County, Texas|Culberson]], [[El Paso County, Texas|El Paso]], [[Hudspeth County, Texas|Hudspeth]], [[Jeff Davis County, Texas|Jeff Davis]], [[Loving County, Texas|Loving]], [[Presidio County, Texas|Presidio]], [[Reeves County, Texas|Reeves]], [[Ward County, Texas|Ward]] and [[Winkler County, Texas|Winkler]]<ref name="rome" />
  
 
[http://www.fwdioc.org/Pages/default.aspx Diocese of Ft. Worth]<br>800 West Loop 820 South<br>Fort Worth, TX 76108<br>Phone: (817) 560-330  
 
[http://www.fwdioc.org/Pages/default.aspx Diocese of Ft. Worth]<br>800 West Loop 820 South<br>Fort Worth, TX 76108<br>Phone: (817) 560-330  
  
The diocese includes the counties of: [[Archer County, Texas|Archer]], [[Baylor County, Texas|Baylor]], [[Bosque County, Texas|Bosque]], [[Clay County, Texas|Clay]], [[Comanche County, Texas|Comanche]], [[Cooke County, Texas|Cooke]], [[Denton County, Texas|Denton]], [[Eastland County, Texas|Eastland]], [[Erath County, Texas|Erath]], [[Foard County, Texas|Foard]], [[Hardeman County, Texas|Hardeman]], [[Hill County, Texas|Hill]], [[Hood County, Texas|Hood]], [[Jack County, Texas|Jack]], [[Johnson County, Texas|Johnson]], [[Knox County, Texas|Knox]], [[Montague County, Texas|Montague]], [[Palo Pinto County, Texas|Palo Pinto]], [[Parker County, Texas|Parker]], [[Shackelford County, Texas|Shackelford]], [[Somervell County, Texas|Somervell]], [[Stephens County, Texas|Stephens]], [[Tarrant County, Texas|Tarrant]], [[Throckmorton County, Texas|Throckmorton]], [[Wichita County, Texas|Wichita]], [[Wilbarger County, Texas|Wilbarger]] and [[Wise County, Texas|Wise]]  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Archer County, Texas|Archer]], [[Baylor County, Texas|Baylor]], [[Bosque County, Texas|Bosque]], [[Clay County, Texas|Clay]], [[Comanche County, Texas|Comanche]], [[Cooke County, Texas|Cooke]], [[Denton County, Texas|Denton]], [[Eastland County, Texas|Eastland]], [[Erath County, Texas|Erath]], [[Foard County, Texas|Foard]], [[Hardeman County, Texas|Hardeman]], [[Hill County, Texas|Hill]], [[Hood County, Texas|Hood]], [[Jack County, Texas|Jack]], [[Johnson County, Texas|Johnson]], [[Knox County, Texas|Knox]], [[Montague County, Texas|Montague]], [[Palo Pinto County, Texas|Palo Pinto]], [[Parker County, Texas|Parker]], [[Shackelford County, Texas|Shackelford]], [[Somervell County, Texas|Somervell]], [[Stephens County, Texas|Stephens]], [[Tarrant County, Texas|Tarrant]], [[Throckmorton County, Texas|Throckmorton]], [[Wichita County, Texas|Wichita]], [[Wilbarger County, Texas|Wilbarger]] and [[Wise County, Texas|Wise]]<ref name="rome" />
  
 
[http://www.diogh.org/admin_archives.htm Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Archives]<br>P.O. Box 907<br>Houston, TX 77001<br>Phone: (713) 652-8283  
 
[http://www.diogh.org/admin_archives.htm Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Archives]<br>P.O. Box 907<br>Houston, TX 77001<br>Phone: (713) 652-8283  
  
The Archdiocese includes the counties of: [[Austin County, Texas|Austin]], [[Brazoria County, Texas|Brazoria]], [[Fort Bend County, Texas|Fort Bend]], [[Galveston County, Texas|Galveston]], [[Grimes County, Texas|Grimes]], [[Harris County, Texas|Harris]], [[Montgomery County, Texas|Montgomery]], [[San Jacinto County, Texas|San Jacinto]], [[Walker County, Texas|Walker]] and [[Waller County, Texas|Waller]]  
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The Archdiocese includes the counties of: [[Austin County, Texas|Austin]], [[Brazoria County, Texas|Brazoria]], [[Fort Bend County, Texas|Fort Bend]], [[Galveston County, Texas|Galveston]], [[Grimes County, Texas|Grimes]], [[Harris County, Texas|Harris]], [[Montgomery County, Texas|Montgomery]], [[San Jacinto County, Texas|San Jacinto]], [[Walker County, Texas|Walker]] and [[Waller County, Texas|Waller]]<ref name="rome" />
  
 
[http://thedioceseoflaredo.org/index.php?id=1&/Home Diocese of Larado]<br>1901 Corpus Christi Street<br>Laredo, TX 78043<br>Phone: (956) 727-2140  
 
[http://thedioceseoflaredo.org/index.php?id=1&/Home Diocese of Larado]<br>1901 Corpus Christi Street<br>Laredo, TX 78043<br>Phone: (956) 727-2140  
  
The diocese includes the counties of: [[Dimmit County, Texas|Dimmit]], [[Jim Hogg County, Texas|Jim Hogg]], [[La Salle County, Texas|La Salle]], [[Maverick County, Texas|Maverick]], [[Webb County, Texas|Webb]], [[Zapata County, Texas|Zapata]] and [[Zavala County, Texas|Zavala]]  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Dimmit County, Texas|Dimmit]], [[Jim Hogg County, Texas|Jim Hogg]], [[La Salle County, Texas|La Salle]], [[Maverick County, Texas|Maverick]], [[Webb County, Texas|Webb]], [[Zapata County, Texas|Zapata]] and [[Zavala County, Texas|Zavala]]<ref name="rome" />
  
 
[http://catholiclubbock.org/beta.htm Diocese of Lubbock]<br>4620 Fourth Street<br>Lubbock, TX 79499-8700<br>Phone: (806) 792-3943  
 
[http://catholiclubbock.org/beta.htm Diocese of Lubbock]<br>4620 Fourth Street<br>Lubbock, TX 79499-8700<br>Phone: (806) 792-3943  
  
The diocese includes the counties of: [[Bailey County, Texas|Bailey]], [[Borden County, Texas|Borden]], [[Cochran County, Texas|Cochran]], [[Cottle County, Texas|Cottle]], [[Crosby County, Texas|Crosby]], [[Dawson County, Texas|Dawson]], [[Dickens County, Texas|Dickens]], [[Fisher County, Texas|Fisher]], [[Floyd County, Texas|Floyd]], [[Gaines County, Texas|Gaines]], [[Garza County, Texas|Garza]], [[Hale County, Texas|Hale]], [[Haskell County, Texas|Haskell]], [[Hockley County, Texas|Hockley]], [[Kent County, Texas|Kent]], [[King County, Texas|King]], [[Lamb County, Texas|Lamb]], [[Lubbock County, Texas|Lubbock]], [[Lynn County, Texas|Lynn]], [[Motley County, Texas|Motley]], [[Scurry County, Texas|Scurry]], [[Stonewall County, Texas|Stonewall]], [[Terry County, Texas|Terry]] and [[Yoakum County, Texas|Yoakum]]  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Bailey County, Texas|Bailey]], [[Borden County, Texas|Borden]], [[Cochran County, Texas|Cochran]], [[Cottle County, Texas|Cottle]], [[Crosby County, Texas|Crosby]], [[Dawson County, Texas|Dawson]], [[Dickens County, Texas|Dickens]], [[Fisher County, Texas|Fisher]], [[Floyd County, Texas|Floyd]], [[Gaines County, Texas|Gaines]], [[Garza County, Texas|Garza]], [[Hale County, Texas|Hale]], [[Haskell County, Texas|Haskell]], [[Hockley County, Texas|Hockley]], [[Kent County, Texas|Kent]], [[King County, Texas|King]], [[Lamb County, Texas|Lamb]], [[Lubbock County, Texas|Lubbock]], [[Lynn County, Texas|Lynn]], [[Motley County, Texas|Motley]], [[Scurry County, Texas|Scurry]], [[Stonewall County, Texas|Stonewall]], [[Terry County, Texas|Terry]] and [[Yoakum County, Texas|Yoakum]]<ref name="rome" />
  
 
[http://www.sanangelodiocese.org/index.html Diocese of San Angelo]<br>804 Ford Street<br>San Angelo, TX 76905<br>Phone: (325) 651-7500  
 
[http://www.sanangelodiocese.org/index.html Diocese of San Angelo]<br>804 Ford Street<br>San Angelo, TX 76905<br>Phone: (325) 651-7500  
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1829<br>San Angelo, TX 76902-1829  
 
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1829<br>San Angelo, TX 76902-1829  
  
The diocese includes the counties of: [[Andrews County, Texas|Andrews]], [[Brown County, Texas|Brown]], [[Callahan County, Texas|Callahan]], [[Coke County, Texas|Coke]], [[Coleman County, Texas|Coleman]], [[Concho County, Texas|Concho]], [[Crane County, Texas|Crane]], [[Crockett County, Texas|Crockett]], [[Ector County, Texas|Ector]], [[Glasscock County, Texas|Glasscock]], [[Howard County, Texas|Howard]], [[Irion County, Texas|Irion]], [[Kimble County, Texas|Kimble]], [[Martin County, Texas|Martin]], [[McCulloch County, Texas|McCulloch]], [[Menard County, Texas|Menard]], [[Midland County, Texas|Midland]], [[Mitchell County, Texas|Mitchell]], [[Nolan County, Texas|Nolan]], [[Pecos County, Texas|Pecos]], [[Reagan County, Texas|Reagan]], [[Runnels County, Texas|Runnels]], [[Schleicher County, Texas|Schleicher]], [[Sterling County, Texas|Sterling]], [[Sutton County, Texas|Sutton]], [[Taylor County, Texas|Taylor]], [[Terrell County, Texas|Terrell]], [[Tom Green County, Texas|Tom Green]] and [[Upton County, Texas|Upton]]  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Andrews County, Texas|Andrews]], [[Brown County, Texas|Brown]], [[Callahan County, Texas|Callahan]], [[Coke County, Texas|Coke]], [[Coleman County, Texas|Coleman]], [[Concho County, Texas|Concho]], [[Crane County, Texas|Crane]], [[Crockett County, Texas|Crockett]], [[Ector County, Texas|Ector]], [[Glasscock County, Texas|Glasscock]], [[Howard County, Texas|Howard]], [[Irion County, Texas|Irion]], [[Kimble County, Texas|Kimble]], [[Martin County, Texas|Martin]], [[McCulloch County, Texas|McCulloch]], [[Menard County, Texas|Menard]], [[Midland County, Texas|Midland]], [[Mitchell County, Texas|Mitchell]], [[Nolan County, Texas|Nolan]], [[Pecos County, Texas|Pecos]], [[Reagan County, Texas|Reagan]], [[Runnels County, Texas|Runnels]], [[Schleicher County, Texas|Schleicher]], [[Sterling County, Texas|Sterling]], [[Sutton County, Texas|Sutton]], [[Taylor County, Texas|Taylor]], [[Terrell County, Texas|Terrell]], [[Tom Green County, Texas|Tom Green]] and [[Upton County, Texas|Upton]]<ref name="rome" />
  
 
[http://www.archsa.org/ Archdiocese of San Antonio]<br>2718 W. Woodlawn<br>San Antonio, TX 78228<br>Phone: (210) 734-2620  
 
[http://www.archsa.org/ Archdiocese of San Antonio]<br>2718 W. Woodlawn<br>San Antonio, TX 78228<br>Phone: (210) 734-2620  
  
The Archdiocese includes the counties of: [[Atascosa County, Texas|Atascosa]], [[Bandera County, Texas|Bandera]], [[Bexar County, Texas|Bexar]], [[Comal County, Texas|Comal]], [[Edwards County, Texas|Edwards]], [[Frio County, Texas|Frio]], [[Gillespie County, Texas|Gillespie]], [[Gonzales County, Texas|Gonzales]], [[Guadalupe County, Texas|Guadalupe]], [[Karnes County, Texas|Karnes]], [[Kendall County, Texas|Kendall]], [[Kerr County, Texas|Kerr]], [[Kinney County, Texas|Kinney]], [[McMullen County, Texas|McMullen]], [[Medina County, Texas|Medina]], [[Real County, Texas|Real]], [[Uvalde County, Texas|Uvalde]], [[Val Verde County, Texas|Val Verde]] and [[Wilson County, Texas|Wilson]]  
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The Archdiocese includes the counties of: [[Atascosa County, Texas|Atascosa]], [[Bandera County, Texas|Bandera]], [[Bexar County, Texas|Bexar]], [[Comal County, Texas|Comal]], [[Edwards County, Texas|Edwards]], [[Frio County, Texas|Frio]], [[Gillespie County, Texas|Gillespie]], [[Gonzales County, Texas|Gonzales]], [[Guadalupe County, Texas|Guadalupe]], [[Karnes County, Texas|Karnes]], [[Kendall County, Texas|Kendall]], [[Kerr County, Texas|Kerr]], [[Kinney County, Texas|Kinney]], [[McMullen County, Texas|McMullen]], [[Medina County, Texas|Medina]], [[Real County, Texas|Real]], [[Uvalde County, Texas|Uvalde]], [[Val Verde County, Texas|Val Verde]] and [[Wilson County, Texas|Wilson]]<ref name="rome" />
  
 
[http://www.dioceseoftyler.org/index.php Diocese of Tyler]<br>1015 ESE Loop 323<br>Tyler, TX 75701-9663<br>Phone: (903) 534-1077  
 
[http://www.dioceseoftyler.org/index.php Diocese of Tyler]<br>1015 ESE Loop 323<br>Tyler, TX 75701-9663<br>Phone: (903) 534-1077  
  
The diocese includes the counties of: [[Anderson County, Texas|Anderson]], [[Angelina County, Texas|Angelina]], [[Bowie County, Texas|Bowie]], [[Camp County, Texas|Camp]], [[Cass County, Texas|Cass]], [[Cherokee County, Texas|Cherokee]], [[Delta County, Texas|Delta]], [[Franklin County, Texas|Franklin]], [[Freestone County, Texas|Freestone]], [[Gregg County, Texas|Gregg]], [[Harrison County, Texas|Harrison]], [[Henderson County, Texas|Henderson]], [[Hopkins County, Texas|Hopkins]], [[Houston County, Texas|Houston]], [[Lamar County, Texas|Lamar]], [[Leon County, Texas|Leon]], [[Madison County, Texas|Madison]], [[Marion County, Texas|Marion]], [[Morris County, Texas|Morris]], [[Nacogdoches County, Texas|Nacogdoches]], [[Panola County, Texas|Panola]], [[Rains County, Texas|Rains]], [[Red River County, Texas|Red River]], [[Rusk County, Texas|Rusk]], [[Sabine County, Texas|Sabine]], [[San Augustine County, Texas|San Augustine]], [[Shelby County, Texas|Shelby]], [[Smith County, Texas|Smith]], [[Titus County, Texas|Titus]], [[Trinity County, Texas|Trinity]], [[Upshur County, Texas|Upshur]], [[Van Zandt County, Texas|Van Zandt]] and [[Wood County, Texas|Wood]]  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Anderson County, Texas|Anderson]], [[Angelina County, Texas|Angelina]], [[Bowie County, Texas|Bowie]], [[Camp County, Texas|Camp]], [[Cass County, Texas|Cass]], [[Cherokee County, Texas|Cherokee]], [[Delta County, Texas|Delta]], [[Franklin County, Texas|Franklin]], [[Freestone County, Texas|Freestone]], [[Gregg County, Texas|Gregg]], [[Harrison County, Texas|Harrison]], [[Henderson County, Texas|Henderson]], [[Hopkins County, Texas|Hopkins]], [[Houston County, Texas|Houston]], [[Lamar County, Texas|Lamar]], [[Leon County, Texas|Leon]], [[Madison County, Texas|Madison]], [[Marion County, Texas|Marion]], [[Morris County, Texas|Morris]], [[Nacogdoches County, Texas|Nacogdoches]], [[Panola County, Texas|Panola]], [[Rains County, Texas|Rains]], [[Red River County, Texas|Red River]], [[Rusk County, Texas|Rusk]], [[Sabine County, Texas|Sabine]], [[San Augustine County, Texas|San Augustine]], [[Shelby County, Texas|Shelby]], [[Smith County, Texas|Smith]], [[Titus County, Texas|Titus]], [[Trinity County, Texas|Trinity]], [[Upshur County, Texas|Upshur]], [[Van Zandt County, Texas|Van Zandt]] and [[Wood County, Texas|Wood]]<ref name="rome" />
  
 
[http://www.victoriadiocese.org/index.htm Diocese of Victoria]<br>P.O. Box 4070<br>1505 E. Mesquite Lane<br>Victoria, TX 77901<br>Phone: (361) 573-0828  
 
[http://www.victoriadiocese.org/index.htm Diocese of Victoria]<br>P.O. Box 4070<br>1505 E. Mesquite Lane<br>Victoria, TX 77901<br>Phone: (361) 573-0828  
  
The diocese includes the counties of: [[Calhoun County, Texas|Calhoun]], [[Colorado County, Texas|Colorado]], [[De Witt County, Texas|De Witt]], [[Goliad County, Texas|Goliad]], [[Jackson County, Texas|Jackson]], [[Lavaca County, Texas|Lavaca]], [[Matagorda County, Texas|Matagorda]], [[Victoria County, Texas|Victoria]], [[Wharton County, Texas|Wharton]] and [[Fayette County, Texas|Fayette]]  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Calhoun County, Texas|Calhoun]], [[Colorado County, Texas|Colorado]], [[De Witt County, Texas|De Witt]], [[Goliad County, Texas|Goliad]], [[Jackson County, Texas|Jackson]], [[Lavaca County, Texas|Lavaca]], [[Matagorda County, Texas|Matagorda]], [[Victoria County, Texas|Victoria]], [[Wharton County, Texas|Wharton]] and [[Fayette County, Texas|Fayette]]<ref name="rome" />
  
 
[http://www.catholicarchivesoftx.org/ Catholic Archives of Texas ]<br>1600 North Congress <br>Capitol Station P.O. Box 13327 <br>Austin, TX 78711-3327 <br>Phone: (512) 476-4888 <br>Fax: (512) 469-9537  
 
[http://www.catholicarchivesoftx.org/ Catholic Archives of Texas ]<br>1600 North Congress <br>Capitol Station P.O. Box 13327 <br>Austin, TX 78711-3327 <br>Phone: (512) 476-4888 <br>Fax: (512) 469-9537  
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For a history of the Catholic Church, see:  
 
For a history of the Catholic Church, see:  
  
*Fitzmorris, Mary Angela. ''Four Decades of Catholicism in Texas 1820-1860. ''Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America, 1926. {{FHL|187263|item}} book 976.4 A1 no. 21; film 924684 item 3
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Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Texas were the Baptist, Methodist Episcopal, Presbyterians, and Roman Catholics.[1]

The Family History Library has some church records for Texas. For example, the library has microfilm copies of original documents from the Catholic archives in El Paso, Galveston, and San Antonio. The records from the San Antonio archdiocese include 100 microfilms for the city of San Antonio for the years 1703 to 1957.

Many denominations have collected their records into central repositories. You can write to the following addresses to learn where their records are located.

Contents

Baptist

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
A. Webb Roberts Library
2001 West Seminary Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76122
Phone: (817) 923-1921 (x3330)
Fax: (817) 921-8754

Baylor University
Moody Memorial Library
Box 6307
Waco, TX 76703
Phone: (254) 710-2111
Fax: (254) 710-3116

For a history of the Baptists in Texas, see:

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)

Early, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church records for Texas Wards and Branches can be found on film and are located at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The film numbers, for each ward, can be locate through the Family History Library Catalog. Or by refering to Jaussi, Laureen R., and Gloria D. Chaston. Register of Genealogical Society Call Numbers. 2 vols. Provo, Utah: Genealogy Tree, 1982. (FHL book 979.2258 A3j; fiche 6031507). These volumes contain the film numbers for many (but not all) membership and temple record films.

Disciples of Christ

Brite Divinity School Collection
Mary Couts Burnett Library
Texas Christian University
2913 West Lowden
Fort Worth, TX 76129
Phone: (817) 921-7117
Fax: (817) 921-7447

Methodist

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Center for Methodist Studies
United Methodist Historical Collection
Bridwell Library
Southern Methodist University
6005 Bishop Boulevard
P.O. Box 750476
Dallas, TX 75275

For a history of the Methodist Church, see:

Roman Catholic

Diocese of Amarillo
P.O. Box 5644
Amarillo, TX 79117
Phone: (806) 383-2243

The diocese includes the counties of: Armstrong, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Collingsworth, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Gray, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher and Wheeler.[2]

Diocese of Austin
6225 Highway 290 East
Austin, TX 78723-1025
Phone: (512) 949-2400

The diocese includes the counties of: Bastrop, Bell, Blanco, Brazos, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Coryell, Falls, Fayette, Hamilton, Hays, Lampasas, Lee, Limestone, Llano, Mason, McLennan, Milam, Mills, Robertson, San Saba, Travis, Washington and Williamson[2]

Diocese of Beaumont
P.O. Box 3948
Beaumont, TX 77704-3948
Phone: (409) 924-4300

The diocese includes the counties of: Chambers, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Polk and Tyler[2]

Diocese of Brownsville
1910 University Blvd.
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: (956) 550-1517

The diocese includes the counties of: Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy[2]

Diocese of Corpus Christi
620 Lipan
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Phone: (361) 693-6726

The diocese includes the counties of: Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio[2]

Diocese of Dallas
3725 Blackburn St.
Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: (214) 528-2240

The diocese includes the counties of: Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro and Rockwell[2]

Diocese of El Paso
499 St. Matthews St.
El Paso, TX 79907
Phone: (915) 872-8400

The diocese includes the counties of: Brewster, Culberson, El Paso, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Loving, Presidio, Reeves, Ward and Winkler[2]

Diocese of Ft. Worth
800 West Loop 820 South
Fort Worth, TX 76108
Phone: (817) 560-330

The diocese includes the counties of: Archer, Baylor, Bosque, Clay, Comanche, Cooke, Denton, Eastland, Erath, Foard, Hardeman, Hill, Hood, Jack, Johnson, Knox, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Shackelford, Somervell, Stephens, Tarrant, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger and Wise[2]

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Archives
P.O. Box 907
Houston, TX 77001
Phone: (713) 652-8283

The Archdiocese includes the counties of: Austin, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Walker and Waller[2]

Diocese of Larado
1901 Corpus Christi Street
Laredo, TX 78043
Phone: (956) 727-2140

The diocese includes the counties of: Dimmit, Jim Hogg, La Salle, Maverick, Webb, Zapata and Zavala[2]

Diocese of Lubbock
4620 Fourth Street
Lubbock, TX 79499-8700
Phone: (806) 792-3943

The diocese includes the counties of: Bailey, Borden, Cochran, Cottle, Crosby, Dawson, Dickens, Fisher, Floyd, Gaines, Garza, Hale, Haskell, Hockley, Kent, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley, Scurry, Stonewall, Terry and Yoakum[2]

Diocese of San Angelo
804 Ford Street
San Angelo, TX 76905
Phone: (325) 651-7500

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1829
San Angelo, TX 76902-1829

The diocese includes the counties of: Andrews, Brown, Callahan, Coke, Coleman, Concho, Crane, Crockett, Ector, Glasscock, Howard, Irion, Kimble, Martin, McCulloch, Menard, Midland, Mitchell, Nolan, Pecos, Reagan, Runnels, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, Taylor, Terrell, Tom Green and Upton[2]

Archdiocese of San Antonio
2718 W. Woodlawn
San Antonio, TX 78228
Phone: (210) 734-2620

The Archdiocese includes the counties of: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Edwards, Frio, Gillespie, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kinney, McMullen, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde and Wilson[2]

Diocese of Tyler
1015 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701-9663
Phone: (903) 534-1077

The diocese includes the counties of: Anderson, Angelina, Bowie, Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Delta, Franklin, Freestone, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Houston, Lamar, Leon, Madison, Marion, Morris, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rains, Red River, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith, Titus, Trinity, Upshur, Van Zandt and Wood[2]

Diocese of Victoria
P.O. Box 4070
1505 E. Mesquite Lane
Victoria, TX 77901
Phone: (361) 573-0828

The diocese includes the counties of: Calhoun, Colorado, De Witt, Goliad, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, Victoria, Wharton and Fayette[2]

Catholic Archives of Texas
1600 North Congress
Capitol Station P.O. Box 13327
Austin, TX 78711-3327
Phone: (512) 476-4888
Fax: (512) 469-9537

For a history of the Catholic Church, see:

References

  1. William Chamberlin Hunt and United States Bureau of the Census, Religious Bodies: 1906 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1910), Vol. 1:355-364. Digital version at Google Books.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 Map of the Roman Catholic Dioceses in the United States of America, Office of Catholic Schools Diocese of Columbus, accessed 3 Nov 2010.