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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties T|Counties T]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Trinity County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Trinity County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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<br>{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Trinity County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1850
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| founded date = February 11
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| seat wl = Groveton
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.trinity.tx.us/ips/cms Trinity County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 456<br> Groveton, Texas 75845<br> Phone: 936.642.1208<br><br>Courthouse burned 1876; some deeds refiled;<br> County Clerk has birth records from 1911,<br> death records from 1919, marriage and land<br> records from 1876, divorce records from 1920,<br> probate and court records; County Judge has<br> school records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Trinity County, Texas. Page 675 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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The first Anglo-American settler arrived in 1844.
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Trinity County was created and organized 11 February 1850 from Houston County. Courthouses and most county records were destroyed by fire in December 1872 and February 1876. County seat: Sumpter (1850-1873); Trinity (1873-1874); Pennington (1874-1883); Groveton (1883-present). The first Anglo-American settler arrived in 1844.
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'''1850--'''Trinity County was created 11 February 1850 from [[Houston County, Texas|Houston]] County. '''County seat:''' Groveton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1872,1876--'''Courthouses and most county records were destroyed by fire in December 1872 and February 1876.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Apple Springs | Barnes | Glendale | Groveton | Nigton | Nogalus Prairie | Pennington | Trinity | Woodlake<br>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Angelina County, Texas|Angelina]]
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*[[Houston County, Texas|Houston]]
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*[[Polk County, Texas|Polk]]
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*[[San Jacinto County, Texas|San Jacinto]]
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*[[Walker County, Texas|Walker]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; African Ancestor Genealogy
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://txgenweb4.org/txtrinity/cemetery/cemindex.htm Trinity County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; &nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
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==== Census  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/trinity/census/1860/0000read.htm 1860 Trinity County Census Images]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/trinity/census/1900/ed095/ 1900 Federal Census Trinity County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp; TXGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://txgenweb4.org/txtrinity/resource/trchurch.htm Trinity County Churches]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
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*''Trinity County Beginnings'', 1986, edited by Patricia B. and Joseph W. Hensley for theTrinity County Book Committee.
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*''A History of Trinity'', 1984, by the Trinity Historical Society.
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*''A History Of Trinity County Texas, 1827 to 1928'', 1966, by Flora Gatlin Bowles. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth61097/m1 Read the book online] from The Portal to Texas History.
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*[http://txgenweb4.org/txtrinity/trinithistmark.htm Trinity County Historical Landmarks]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hct09 Trinity County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.glo.texas.gov/cf/ArcMaps/ArcMapsWorkList.cfm?Customer=69690731-11045 Trinity County Maps]
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*[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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*1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith &amp; Trinity at [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/TX/TX13map.html www.rootsweb.com]<br>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://txgenweb4.org/txtrinity/military/milindex.htm Trinity County Military Resources&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Trinity}}
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*[http://www.easttexasnews.com/ East Texas News&nbsp;]
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*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/trinity/trintoc.htm Trinity County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/trinity/trintoc.htm Trinity County Probate Record Books]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[United States World War II Draft Records]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>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.
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Blanche K Werner Public Library<br>203 Prospect Dr<br>Trinity, TX 75862<br>Phone: (936) 594-2087<br>
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[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193971&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Trinity&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog] .
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/trinity/trintoc.htm Trinity County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txtrinity/ Trinity County&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; &nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Trinity|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Guide to Trinity County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Contents

County Courthouse

Trinity County Courthouse
PO Box 456
Groveton, Texas 75845
Phone: 936.642.1208

Courthouse burned 1876; some deeds refiled;
County Clerk has birth records from 1911,
death records from 1919, marriage and land
records from 1876, divorce records from 1920,
probate and court records; County Judge has
school records[1]

History

The first Anglo-American settler arrived in 1844.

Parent County

1850--Trinity County was created 11 February 1850 from Houston County. County seat: Groveton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1872,1876--Courthouses and most county records were destroyed by fire in December 1872 and February 1876.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Apple Springs | Barnes | Glendale | Groveton | Nigton | Nogalus Prairie | Pennington | Trinity | Woodlake

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries


Census

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Trinity 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.

  • Trinity County Beginnings, 1986, edited by Patricia B. and Joseph W. Hensley for theTrinity County Book Committee.
  • A History of Trinity, 1984, by the Trinity Historical Society.
  • A History Of Trinity County Texas, 1827 to 1928, 1966, by Flora Gatlin Bowles. Read the book online from The Portal to Texas History.
  • Trinity County Historical Landmarks  ~  TXGenWeb
  • Trinity County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

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.

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.


Societies and Libraries

Blanche K Werner Public Library
203 Prospect Dr
Trinity, TX 75862
Phone: (936) 594-2087

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Trinity 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).