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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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Trinity County, Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Founded February 11, 1850
County Seat Groveton
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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]


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


African American


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

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Family History Library


Names in Stone


Billion Graves

Billion Graves

Cemeteries of Texas

Names in Stone

See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources



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.



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 FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Trinity County, Texas Genealogy. 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.




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



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.


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.

Certified birth and death certificates or birth and death verifications can be ordered online or by mail at the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health. Copies can also be obtained from the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred and are often less expensive. You can also order them online through a third party company.

Marriages records can be obtained from the county the marriage occurred. Only marriage verifications can be obtained from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health.

See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.

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


  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).


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