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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]]  
 
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]]  
  
Diocese of San Angelo<br>804 Ford Street<br>San Angelo, TX 76905<br>Phone: (325) 651-7500
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Diocese of San Angelo<br>804 Ford Street<br>San Angelo, TX 76905<br>Phone: (325) 651-7500  
  
Mailing Address:
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1829<br>San Angelo, TX 76902-1829  
P.O. Box 1829<br>San Angelo, TX 76902-1829
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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
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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]]
  
 
Catholic Archives of Texas <br>1600 North Congress <br>Capitol Station P.O. Box 13327 <br>Austin, TX 78711-3327 <br>Telephone: 512-476-4888 <br>Fax: 512-469-9537 <br>Internet: http://www.onr.com/user/cat/  
 
Catholic Archives of Texas <br>1600 North Congress <br>Capitol Station P.O. Box 13327 <br>Austin, TX 78711-3327 <br>Telephone: 512-476-4888 <br>Fax: 512-469-9537 <br>Internet: http://www.onr.com/user/cat/  

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Before 1900 the largest religious groups in Texas were the Baptist, Methodist Episcopal, Roman Catholic, and Christian (Disciples of Christ).[citation needed]


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
Telephone: 817-923-1921 (x3330)
Fax: 817-921-8754
Internet: http://www.swbts.edu/libraries/

Baylor University
Moody Memorial Library
Box 6307
Waco, TX 76703
Telephone: 254-710-2111
Fax: 254-710-3116
Internet: http://www3.baylor.edu/Library/LibDepts/MMLandJones/MMLandJones.html

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 Collection film 1000597 item 1; digital version Vol. II: St. Paul's Seminary.com

Disciples of Christ

Brite Divinity School Collection
Mary Couts Burnett Library
Texas Christian University
2913 West Lowden
Fort Worth, TX 76129
Telephone: 817-921-7117
Fax: 817-921-7447
Internet: http://lib.tcu.edu/www/default.asp

Methodist

Center for Methodist Studies
United Methodist Historical Collection
Bridwell Library
Southern Methodist University
6005 Bishop Boulevard
P.O. Box 750476
Dallas, TX 75275
Internet: http://www.smu.edu/bridwell/methodiststudies/methodiststudies.htm

For a history of the Methodist Church, see:

  • Phelan, Macum. History of Early Methodism in Texas, 1817-1866. Nashville, Tenn.: Cokesbury Press, 1924. FHL Collection film 599530 item 1; digital version at Internet Archive

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

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

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

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

Catholic Archives of Texas
1600 North Congress
Capitol Station P.O. Box 13327
Austin, TX 78711-3327
Telephone: 512-476-4888
Fax: 512-469-9537
Internet: http://www.onr.com/user/cat/

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 Collection book 976.4 A1 no. 21; film 924684 item 3