Waller County, Texas

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Guide to '''Waller County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
There have been 4 courthouses in Waller County. The first was in a rented frame building. In 1877, the first brick courthouse was built, and was in use until it burned in 1892. In 1894, a new courthouse was built and was in use until it was demolished in 1955 when the "new" courthouse was built.  
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[http://www.co.waller.tx.us/ips/cms Waller County Courthouse]<br>836 Austin Street #217<br>Hempstead, Texas 77445-4667<br>Phone: 979.826.7711&nbsp;<br>Phone: 1-800-901-4412. <br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br>marriage, probate, court and land records from 1873<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Waller County, Texas. Page 675 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>
  
The courthouse address is 836 Austin St. Hempstead, Texas 77445. The phone number is 1-800-901-4412.  
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There have been 4 courthouses in Waller County. The first courthouse was in a rented frame building. In 1877, the first brick courthouse was built, and was in use until it burned in 1892. In 1894, a new courthouse was built.&nbsp; The 1894 courthouse served the county until it was demolished in 1954 after the current courthouse opened.  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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'''1873--'''Waller County was created 28 April 1873 from[[Austin County, Texas|Austin]] and [[Grimes County, Texas|Grimes]] Counties.'''County seat:''' Hempstead <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1873--'''Waller County was created 28 April 1873 from [[Austin County, Texas|Austin]] and [[Grimes County, Texas|Grimes]] Counties.'''&nbsp; County seat:''' Hempstead <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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Brookshire | Fields Store | Hempstead | Katy (part in [[Fort Bend County, Texas|Fort Bend]] County, part in [[Harris County, Texas|Harris]] County) | Monaville | Pattison | Pine Island | Prairie View | Waller<br>
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*[[Austin County, Texas|Austin]]  
 
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==== Census<br>  ====
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*'''1880''' Census for Waller County, [http://www.archive.org/details/10thcensus1331unit census images] from archive.org<br>
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*'''1900''' Census for Waller County, [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/waller/census/1900/ transcribed] from the USGenWeb Archives; [http://www.archive.org/details/12thcensusofpopu1676unit census images] from archive.org.<br>
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*'''1910''' Census for Waller County, [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/waller/census/1910/ transcribed] from the USGenWeb Archives; [http://www.archive.org/details/13thcensus1910po1593unit census images] from archive.org.<br>
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*'''1920''' Census for Waller County, [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/waller/census/1920/ transcribed] from the USGenWeb Archives; [http://www.archive.org/details/14thcensusofpopu1855unit census images] from archive.org.<br>
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*'''1930''' Census for Waller County, [http://www.archive.org/details/texascensus00reel2405rs census images] from archive.org.
  
 
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==== Land ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
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*''Liendo Plantation,'' 1977 by Carrie B. Coss, Waller County Historical Commission.
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*''A History of Waller County, Texas,'' 1973 by Waller County Historical Survey Committee.&nbsp; Available from the [http://www.wlrctyhistsoc.org/ Waller County Historical Museum]
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*''Forgotten Places of Waller County.'' Available from the [http://www.wlrctyhistsoc.org/ Waller County Historical Museum]
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*''Waller County Whatnot.'' Available from the [http://www.wlrctyhistsoc.org/ Waller County Historical Museum]
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*[http://www.wlrctyhistsoc.org/ Books available] from the Waller County Historical Museum.
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcw02 Waller County History] from The Handbook of Texas Online.
  
 
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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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[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site  
  
 
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Waller}}
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[http://www.thewallertimes.com/ The Waller Times] Newspaper
  
 
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
 
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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*[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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*[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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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txwaller/mar.htm Waller County Marriage Book "A"] Oct 1873-Dec 1881, from the Waller County TXGenWeb site.
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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] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical 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.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.wlrctyhistsoc.org/ Waller County Historical Society]<br>PO Box 438 <br>Waller, TX 77484-0438
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*[http://www.wlrctyhistsoc.org/ Waller County Historical Commission]<br>
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*Waller County Historical Museum<br>906 Cooper, PO Box 1548 <br>Brookshire, TX 77423<br>281-934-2826<br>Wednesday &amp; Friday - 10.00 AM to 4:00 PM<br>Saturday - 11:00AM - 2:00PM
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*[http://www.chaparralgensoc.org/ Chaparral Genealogical Society &amp; Library]<br>310 North Live Oak, P.O. Box 606<br>Tomball, TX 77377-0606 <br>281-516-7417<br>
  
*[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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== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txwaller/ Waller County TXGenWeb site], maps, history and other information for Waller County.<br>
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=194003&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Waller&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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Contents

County Courthouse

Waller County Courthouse
836 Austin Street #217
Hempstead, Texas 77445-4667
Phone: 979.826.7711 
Phone: 1-800-901-4412.

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, probate, court and land records from 1873[1]

There have been 4 courthouses in Waller County. The first courthouse was in a rented frame building. In 1877, the first brick courthouse was built, and was in use until it burned in 1892. In 1894, a new courthouse was built.  The 1894 courthouse served the county until it was demolished in 1954 after the current courthouse opened.

History

The area was part of Stephen F. Austin's first colony, with the first settlement occurring around 1821.

Parent County

1873--Waller County was created 28 April 1873 from Austin and Grimes Counties.  County seat: Hempstead [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Brookshire | Fields Store | Hempstead | Katy (part in Fort Bend County, part in Harris County) | Monaville | Pattison | Pine Island | Prairie View | Waller

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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 Waller 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

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

Military

Newspapers

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

The Waller Times Newspaper

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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