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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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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

Church

Court

Land

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

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

Taxation

Vital Records

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).

 

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