Travis County, Texas

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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

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

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

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Austin
  • Austin Texas Oak Hills Stake

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

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

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, ordered electronically online or download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

Births
Marriages
Deaths
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).