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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties UV|Counties UV]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Victoria County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Victoria County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.victoriacountytx.org/ Victoria County Courthouse]<br> 115 N Bridge; <br>Victoria, TX 77901<br> Phone: 361.575.1478&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth and death&nbsp;records from 1903, <br>marriage, probate, and land records from 1838 and&nbsp;<br>court records from 1867; District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Victoria 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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Colonization started in 1824 mainly by Mexican settlers. The first settlement was in 1720 which consisted of a Spanish mission and presidio.  
 
Colonization started in 1824 mainly by Mexican settlers. The first settlement was in 1720 which consisted of a Spanish mission and presidio.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1836--'''Victoria County was created 17 March 1836 from an&nbsp;Old Mexican Municipality&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Victoria <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1836--'''Victoria County was created 17 March 1836 from an&nbsp;Old Mexican Municipality&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Victoria <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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See an interactive map of Victoria County [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/maps/ border changes].
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Calhoun_County,_Texas|Calhoun]]
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*[[Calhoun County, Texas|Calhoun]]  
*[[De_Witt_County,_Texas|De Witt]]
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*[[De Witt County, Texas|De Witt]]  
*[[Goliad_County,_Texas|Goliad]]
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*[[Goliad County, Texas|Goliad]]  
*[[Jackson_County,_Texas|Jackson]]
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*[[Jackson County, Texas|Jackson]]  
*[[Lavaca_County,_Texas|Lavaca]]
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*[[Lavaca County, Texas|Lavaca]]  
*[[Refugio_County,_Texas|Refugio]]
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*[[Refugio County, Texas|Refugio]]
  
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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==== Church ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Victoria+County&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22810&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=26&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk ]
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Victoria/ListVictoria.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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==== Church ====
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
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[http://vrhc.uhv.edu/rhrd/victeachers.cfm Teachers' Registers for Victoria County, 1888-1976] are listed by volume and name and number of the school district, the teachers' name, the school year and the shelf and box number where each volume is archived.&nbsp; These registers list names of students, divided according to grade level and often by gender. Researchers can come to the Victoria Regional History Center or contact the staff for specific lookups.
  
 
==== 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
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Victoria}}
  
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[http://vrhc.uhv.edu/manuscripts/Weisiger/fimble.cfm Fimble File of Newspaper Clippings] is a collection of three scrapbooks with obituary notices and other clippings from the Victoria Advocate and other newspapers covering the years 1901-1944. The database includes a searchable name index.
  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] 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://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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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*[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.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://vrhc.uhv.edu/home.htm The Victoria Regional History Center] is a department of the Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library.&nbsp; It is the designated repository for the [http://vrhc.uhv.edu/manuscripts/indianola/home.cfm Indianola Immigrant Database].&nbsp; From 1844 to 1886 Indianola was a significant German immigrant port for Texas.&nbsp; This database is searchable by surname. The History Center lists other imporant resources for searching out [http://vrhc.uhv.edu/Bibliographies/gamericans2.cfm German Americans in Texas].
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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=193997&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Victoria&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
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Contents

County Courthouse

Victoria County Courthouse
115 N Bridge;
Victoria, TX 77901
Phone: 361.575.1478 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, probate, and land records from 1838 and 
court records from 1867; District Clerk has divorce records[1]

History

Colonization started in 1824 mainly by Mexican settlers. The first settlement was in 1720 which consisted of a Spanish mission and presidio.

Parent County

1836--Victoria County was created 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality County seat: Victoria [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Victoria County border changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

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

Epodunk

Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

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.

Court

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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Victoria 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.

Teachers' Registers for Victoria County, 1888-1976 are listed by volume and name and number of the school district, the teachers' name, the school year and the shelf and box number where each volume is archived.  These registers list names of students, divided according to grade level and often by gender. Researchers can come to the Victoria Regional History Center or contact the staff for specific lookups.

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site

Military

Newspapers

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

Fimble File of Newspaper Clippings is a collection of three scrapbooks with obituary notices and other clippings from the Victoria Advocate and other newspapers covering the years 1901-1944. The database includes a searchable name index.

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 or ordered electronically online

Societies and Libraries

The Victoria Regional History Center is a department of the Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library.  It is the designated repository for the Indianola Immigrant Database.  From 1844 to 1886 Indianola was a significant German immigrant port for Texas.  This database is searchable by surname. The History Center lists other imporant resources for searching out German Americans in Texas.

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • TEXAS GenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county


References

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