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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Texas|Texas ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Texas_Church_Records|Church Records]]''  
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''[[United States|United States ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Texas Genealogy|Texas ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Texas_Church_Records|Church Records]]''  
  
{{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>  
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{{Adoption TXGenWeb}}Before 1900 the largest religious groups in [[Texas Genealogy|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.  
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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. <br>
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=== Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)  ===
 
=== Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons)  ===
  
'''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.  
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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 FamilySearch 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  ===
 
=== Disciples of Christ  ===
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=== Methodist  ===
 
=== Methodist  ===
 
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[[Image:Texas church records.png|thumb|right|500px|Texas church records.png]] [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:  
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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]].<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>  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Armstrong County, Texas Genealogy|Armstrong]], [[Briscoe County, Texas Genealogy|Briscoe]], [[Carson County, Texas Genealogy|Carson]], [[Castro County, Texas Genealogy|Castro]], [[Childress County, Texas Genealogy|Childress]], [[Collingsworth County, Texas Genealogy|Collingsworth]], [[Dallam County, Texas Genealogy|Dallam]], [[Deaf Smith County, Texas Genealogy|Deaf Smith]], [[Donley County, Texas Genealogy|Donley]], [[Gray County, Texas Genealogy|Gray]], [[Hall County, Texas Genealogy|Hall]], [[Hansford County, Texas Genealogy|Hansford]], [[Hartley County, Texas Genealogy|Hartley]], [[Hemphill County, Texas Genealogy|Hemphill]], [[Hutchinson County, Texas Genealogy|Hutchinson]], [[Lipscomb County, Texas Genealogy|Lipscomb]], [[Moore County, Texas Genealogy|Moore]], [[Ochiltree County, Texas Genealogy|Ochiltree]], [[Oldham County, Texas Genealogy|Oldham]], [[Parmer County, Texas Genealogy|Parmer]], [[Potter County, Texas Genealogy|Potter]], [[Randall County, Texas Genealogy|Randall]], [[Roberts County, Texas Genealogy|Roberts]], [[Sherman County, Texas Genealogy|Sherman]], [[Swisher County, Texas Genealogy|Swisher]] and [[Wheeler County, Texas Genealogy|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]]<ref name="rome" />  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Bastrop County, Texas Genealogy|Bastrop]], [[Bell County, Texas Genealogy|Bell]], [[Blanco County, Texas Genealogy|Blanco]], [[Brazos County, Texas Genealogy|Brazos]], [[Burleson County, Texas Genealogy|Burleson]], [[Burnet County, Texas Genealogy|Burnet]], [[Caldwell County, Texas Genealogy|Caldwell]], [[Coryell County, Texas Genealogy|Coryell]], [[Falls County, Texas Genealogy|Falls]], [[Fayette County, Texas Genealogy|Fayette]], [[Hamilton County, Texas Genealogy|Hamilton]], [[Hays County, Texas Genealogy|Hays]], [[Lampasas County, Texas Genealogy|Lampasas]], [[Lee County, Texas Genealogy|Lee]], [[Limestone County, Texas Genealogy|Limestone]], [[Llano County, Texas Genealogy|Llano]], [[Mason County, Texas Genealogy|Mason]], [[McLennan County, Texas Genealogy|McLennan]], [[Milam County, Texas Genealogy|Milam]], [[Mills County, Texas Genealogy|Mills]], [[Robertson County, Texas Genealogy|Robertson]], [[San Saba County, Texas Genealogy|San Saba]], [[Travis County, Texas Genealogy|Travis]], [[Washington County, Texas Genealogy|Washington]] and [[Williamson County, Texas Genealogy|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]]<ref name="rome" />  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Chambers County, Texas Genealogy|Chambers]], [[Hardin County, Texas Genealogy|Hardin]], [[Jasper County, Texas Genealogy|Jasper]], [[Jefferson County, Texas Genealogy|Jefferson]], [[Liberty County, Texas Genealogy|Liberty]], [[Newton County, Texas Genealogy|Newton]], [[Orange County, Texas Genealogy|Orange]], [[Polk County, Texas Genealogy|Polk]] and [[Tyler County, Texas Genealogy|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]]<ref name="rome" />  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Cameron County, Texas Genealogy|Cameron]], [[Hidalgo County, Texas Genealogy|Hidalgo]], [[Starr County, Texas Genealogy|Starr]] and [[Willacy County, Texas Genealogy|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]]<ref name="rome" />  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Aransas County, Texas Genealogy|Aransas]], [[Bee County, Texas Genealogy|Bee]], [[Brooks County, Texas Genealogy|Brooks]], [[Duval County, Texas Genealogy|Duval]], [[Jim Wells County, Texas Genealogy|Jim Wells]], [[Kenedy County, Texas Genealogy|Kenedy]], [[Kleberg County, Texas Genealogy|Kleberg]], [[Live Oak County, Texas Genealogy|Live Oak]], [[McMullen County, Texas Genealogy|McMullen]], [[Nueces County, Texas Genealogy|Nueces]], [[Refugio County, Texas Genealogy|Refugio]] and [[San Patricio County, Texas Genealogy|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]]<ref name="rome" />  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Collin County, Texas Genealogy|Collin]], [[Dallas County, Texas Genealogy|Dallas]], [[Ellis County, Texas Genealogy|Ellis]], [[Fannin County, Texas Genealogy|Fannin]], [[Grayson County, Texas Genealogy|Grayson]], [[Hunt County, Texas Genealogy|Hunt]], [[Kaufman County, Texas Genealogy|Kaufman]], [[Navarro County, Texas Genealogy|Navarro]] and [[Rockwall County, Texas Genealogy|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]]<ref name="rome" />  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Brewster County, Texas Genealogy|Brewster]], [[Culberson County, Texas Genealogy|Culberson]], [[El Paso County, Texas Genealogy|El Paso]], [[Hudspeth County, Texas Genealogy|Hudspeth]], [[Jeff Davis County, Texas Genealogy|Jeff Davis]], [[Loving County, Texas Genealogy|Loving]], [[Presidio County, Texas Genealogy|Presidio]], [[Reeves County, Texas Genealogy|Reeves]], [[Ward County, Texas Genealogy|Ward]] and [[Winkler County, Texas Genealogy|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]]<ref name="rome" />  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Archer County, Texas Genealogy|Archer]], [[Baylor County, Texas Genealogy|Baylor]], [[Bosque County, Texas Genealogy|Bosque]], [[Clay County, Texas Genealogy|Clay]], [[Comanche County, Texas Genealogy|Comanche]], [[Cooke County, Texas Genealogy|Cooke]], [[Denton County, Texas Genealogy|Denton]], [[Eastland County, Texas Genealogy|Eastland]], [[Erath County, Texas Genealogy|Erath]], [[Foard County, Texas Genealogy|Foard]], [[Hardeman County, Texas Genealogy|Hardeman]], [[Hill County, Texas Genealogy|Hill]], [[Hood County, Texas Genealogy|Hood]], [[Jack County, Texas Genealogy|Jack]], [[Johnson County, Texas Genealogy|Johnson]], [[Knox County, Texas Genealogy|Knox]], [[Montague County, Texas Genealogy|Montague]], [[Palo Pinto County, Texas Genealogy|Palo Pinto]], [[Parker County, Texas Genealogy|Parker]], [[Shackelford County, Texas Genealogy|Shackelford]], [[Somervell County, Texas Genealogy|Somervell]], [[Stephens County, Texas Genealogy|Stephens]], [[Tarrant County, Texas Genealogy|Tarrant]], [[Throckmorton County, Texas Genealogy|Throckmorton]], [[Wichita County, Texas Genealogy|Wichita]], [[Wilbarger County, Texas Genealogy|Wilbarger]] and [[Wise County, Texas Genealogy|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]]<ref name="rome" />  
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The Archdiocese includes the counties of: [[Austin County, Texas Genealogy|Austin]], [[Brazoria County, Texas Genealogy|Brazoria]], [[Fort Bend County, Texas Genealogy|Fort Bend]], [[Galveston County, Texas Genealogy|Galveston]], [[Grimes County, Texas Genealogy|Grimes]], [[Harris County, Texas Genealogy|Harris]], [[Montgomery County, Texas Genealogy|Montgomery]], [[San Jacinto County, Texas Genealogy|San Jacinto]], [[Walker County, Texas Genealogy|Walker]] and [[Waller County, Texas Genealogy|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]]<ref name="rome" />  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Dimmit County, Texas Genealogy|Dimmit]], [[Jim Hogg County, Texas Genealogy|Jim Hogg]], [[La Salle County, Texas Genealogy|La Salle]], [[Maverick County, Texas Genealogy|Maverick]], [[Webb County, Texas Genealogy|Webb]], [[Zapata County, Texas Genealogy|Zapata]] and [[Zavala County, Texas Genealogy|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]]<ref name="rome" />  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Bailey County, Texas Genealogy|Bailey]], [[Borden County, Texas Genealogy|Borden]], [[Cochran County, Texas Genealogy|Cochran]], [[Cottle County, Texas Genealogy|Cottle]], [[Crosby County, Texas Genealogy|Crosby]], [[Dawson County, Texas Genealogy|Dawson]], [[Dickens County, Texas Genealogy|Dickens]], [[Fisher County, Texas Genealogy|Fisher]], [[Floyd County, Texas Genealogy|Floyd]], [[Gaines County, Texas Genealogy|Gaines]], [[Garza County, Texas Genealogy|Garza]], [[Hale County, Texas Genealogy|Hale]], [[Haskell County, Texas Genealogy|Haskell]], [[Hockley County, Texas Genealogy|Hockley]], [[Kent County, Texas Genealogy|Kent]], [[King County, Texas Genealogy|King]], [[Lamb County, Texas Genealogy|Lamb]], [[Lubbock County, Texas Genealogy|Lubbock]], [[Lynn County, Texas Genealogy|Lynn]], [[Motley County, Texas Genealogy|Motley]], [[Scurry County, Texas Genealogy|Scurry]], [[Stonewall County, Texas Genealogy|Stonewall]], [[Terry County, Texas Genealogy|Terry]] and [[Yoakum County, Texas Genealogy|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]]<ref name="rome" />  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Andrews County, Texas Genealogy|Andrews]], [[Brown County, Texas Genealogy|Brown]], [[Callahan County, Texas Genealogy|Callahan]], [[Coke County, Texas Genealogy|Coke]], [[Coleman County, Texas Genealogy|Coleman]], [[Concho County, Texas Genealogy|Concho]], [[Crane County, Texas Genealogy|Crane]], [[Crockett County, Texas Genealogy|Crockett]], [[Ector County, Texas Genealogy|Ector]], [[Glasscock County, Texas Genealogy|Glasscock]], [[Howard County, Texas Genealogy|Howard]], [[Irion County, Texas Genealogy|Irion]], [[Kimble County, Texas Genealogy|Kimble]], [[Martin County, Texas Genealogy|Martin]], [[McCulloch County, Texas Genealogy|McCulloch]], [[Menard County, Texas Genealogy|Menard]], [[Midland County, Texas Genealogy|Midland]], [[Mitchell County, Texas Genealogy|Mitchell]], [[Nolan County, Texas Genealogy|Nolan]], [[Pecos County, Texas Genealogy|Pecos]], [[Reagan County, Texas Genealogy|Reagan]], [[Runnels County, Texas Genealogy|Runnels]], [[Schleicher County, Texas Genealogy|Schleicher]], [[Sterling County, Texas Genealogy|Sterling]], [[Sutton County, Texas Genealogy|Sutton]], [[Taylor County, Texas Genealogy|Taylor]], [[Terrell County, Texas Genealogy|Terrell]], [[Tom Green County, Texas Genealogy|Tom Green]] and [[Upton County, Texas Genealogy|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]]<ref name="rome" />  
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The Archdiocese includes the counties of: [[Atascosa County, Texas Genealogy|Atascosa]], [[Bandera County, Texas Genealogy|Bandera]], [[Bexar County, Texas Genealogy|Bexar]], [[Comal County, Texas Genealogy|Comal]], [[Edwards County, Texas Genealogy|Edwards]], [[Frio County, Texas Genealogy|Frio]], [[Gillespie County, Texas Genealogy|Gillespie]], [[Gonzales County, Texas Genealogy|Gonzales]], [[Guadalupe County, Texas Genealogy|Guadalupe]], [[Karnes County, Texas Genealogy|Karnes]], [[Kendall County, Texas Genealogy|Kendall]], [[Kerr County, Texas Genealogy|Kerr]], [[Kinney County, Texas Genealogy|Kinney]], [[McMullen County, Texas Genealogy|McMullen]], [[Medina County, Texas Genealogy|Medina]], [[Real County, Texas Genealogy|Real]], [[Uvalde County, Texas Genealogy|Uvalde]], [[Val Verde County, Texas Genealogy|Val Verde]] and [[Wilson County, Texas Genealogy|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]]<ref name="rome" />  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Anderson County, Texas Genealogy|Anderson]], [[Angelina County, Texas Genealogy|Angelina]], [[Bowie County, Texas Genealogy|Bowie]], [[Camp County, Texas Genealogy|Camp]], [[Cass County, Texas Genealogy|Cass]], [[Cherokee County, Texas Genealogy|Cherokee]], [[Delta County, Texas Genealogy|Delta]], [[Franklin County, Texas Genealogy|Franklin]], [[Freestone County, Texas Genealogy|Freestone]], [[Gregg County, Texas Genealogy|Gregg]], [[Harrison County, Texas Genealogy|Harrison]], [[Henderson County, Texas Genealogy|Henderson]], [[Hopkins County, Texas Genealogy|Hopkins]], [[Houston County, Texas Genealogy|Houston]], [[Lamar County, Texas Genealogy|Lamar]], [[Leon County, Texas Genealogy|Leon]], [[Madison County, Texas Genealogy|Madison]], [[Marion County, Texas Genealogy|Marion]], [[Morris County, Texas Genealogy|Morris]], [[Nacogdoches County, Texas Genealogy|Nacogdoches]], [[Panola County, Texas Genealogy|Panola]], [[Rains County, Texas Genealogy|Rains]], [[Red River County, Texas Genealogy|Red River]], [[Rusk County, Texas Genealogy|Rusk]], [[Sabine County, Texas Genealogy|Sabine]], [[San Augustine County, Texas Genealogy|San Augustine]], [[Shelby County, Texas Genealogy|Shelby]], [[Smith County, Texas Genealogy|Smith]], [[Titus County, Texas Genealogy|Titus]], [[Trinity County, Texas Genealogy|Trinity]], [[Upshur County, Texas Genealogy|Upshur]], [[Van Zandt County, Texas Genealogy|Van Zandt]] and [[Wood County, Texas Genealogy|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]]<ref name="rome" />  
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The diocese includes the counties of: [[Calhoun County, Texas Genealogy|Calhoun]], [[Colorado County, Texas Genealogy|Colorado]], [[De Witt County, Texas Genealogy|De Witt]], [[Goliad County, Texas Genealogy|Goliad]], [[Jackson County, Texas Genealogy|Jackson]], [[Lavaca County, Texas Genealogy|Lavaca]], [[Matagorda County, Texas Genealogy|Matagorda]], [[Victoria County, Texas Genealogy|Victoria]], [[Wharton County, Texas Genealogy|Wharton]] and [[Fayette County, Texas Genealogy|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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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.

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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 FamilySearch 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.


 

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