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*[http://lib.utexas.edu/maps/austin_maps.html Austin, Texas Maps] from the Perry-Castenada Library Map collection.  
 
*[http://lib.utexas.edu/maps/austin_maps.html Austin, Texas Maps] from the Perry-Castenada Library Map collection.  
 
*[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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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/TX/County/travis.htm 1895 US Atlas]  ~  TXGenWeb Travis County  
 
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/texas-maps/tx-travis-county-texas-1897-map.html 1897 Travis County, Texas Map] with numerous small settlements. (My Genealogy Hound)<br>
 
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Guide to Travis County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Travis County, Texas
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Facts
Founded January 25, 1840
County Seat Austin
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Contents

County Courthouse

Travis County Courthouse
100 Guadalupe Street #222
PO Box 1748
Austin, Texas 78767
Phone: 512.473.9188

County Clerk has birth and death records
from 1903, marriage, probate, court and
land records from 1840[1]

History

Parent County

1840--Travis County was created 25 January 1840 from Bastrop County. County seat: Austin [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Texas Disasters

Places / Localities

Populated Places

  • Austin

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page. Baptisms of the First Southern Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas 1875-1893  -  Austin Genealogical Society
Baptisms and Burials for St. David’s Episcopal Church, Austin, Texas: Parish Register 1859-1866  -  Austin Genealogical Society

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Austin
  • Austin Texas Oak Hills Stake
Lutheran
  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Garfield, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Census

1850 Texas Census Records  -  Austin Genealogical Society
1860 Travis County Mortality Schedule   - Austin Genealogical Society
1870 Travis County Mortality Schedule   - Austin Genealogical Society
1873 Voter Registration List  - Austin Genealogical Society
1875 Austin Census  - Austin Genealogical Society
1892 Voter Registration List  - Austin Genealogical Society

City Directories

Austin City Directories, digital books online from The Portal to Texas History:

1872-1873 | 1877-1878 | 1881-1882 | 1885-1886 | 1889-1890 | 1893-1894 | 1897-1898 | 1900-1901 | 1906-1907 | 1912-1913 | 1918 | 1922

Court

Texas Naturalization Records  1906-1999   ~  FamilySearch record collection

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 Family History Library Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.

Original Land Owners of Texas - Travis County  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Travis 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

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Military

Newspapers

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


Obituaries

Travis County Obituaries  ~  Austin Genealogical Society

Travis County Obituaries ~  USGenWeb Archives Project  (limited list)

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.

Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910  ~  FamilySearch records collection

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

Births

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriages

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

  • 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.

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce

Events

Roots, Boots, & Brisket - Annual family history conference co-sponsered by the Austin Texas Oak Hills Stake

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Travis County, Texas. Page 675 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).

 

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