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Goliad County

Guide to Goliad County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Goliad County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Facts
Founded 17 March, 1836
County Seat Goliad
Courthouse
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Address Goliad County Courthouse
127 South Courthouse Square

PO Box 5
Goliad, TX 77963-0005

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County Information


County Courthouse

Goliad County Courthouse


127 South Courthouse Square
PO Box 5
Goliad, TX 77963-0005
Phone: 361.645.3294 Fax: 830-672-2636


County Clerk has birth and death record from 1903, marriage, probate, court and land records from 1870 and divorce records[1]

County and District Clerk

P.O. Box 50
Goliad 77963-0050
Phone: 512-645-3294
Fax: 512-645-3858

Goliad County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1876 1850 1852 1871


History

Parent County

1836--Goliad County was created 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality.

  • County seat: Goliad [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Goliad County border changes.

Record Loss

1870--Courthouse and almost all county records were destroyed by fire in June 1870. One or two deed books were saved from the Recorder's Office.[3]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Bee  • De Witt  • Karnes  • Refugio  • Victoria

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Resources

Cemeteries

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

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
FindAGrave Family History Library FindAGrave
Linkpendium WorldCat Tombstone Project
Billion Graves (name) Cemeteries of TX
GenWeb Archives Texas Cemeteries
Billion Graves (cemetery) TX Gravestones
TXGenWeb Epodunk
Names in Stone Interment
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850648
18603,384422.2%
18703,6287.2%
18805,83260.7%
18905,9101.3%
19008,31040.6%
19109,90919.2%
19209,348−5.7%
193010,0938.0%
19408,798−12.8%
19506,219−29.3%
19605,429−12.7%
19704,869−10.3%
19805,1936.7%
19905,98015.2%
20006,92815.9%
20107,2104.1%


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


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Goliad 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.

Maps

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

Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War
World War I

Newspapers

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

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).

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.

Online 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.

1846-1910 Texas County Tax Rolls 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.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

South Texas Genealogical Society, Inc.
PO Box 754
Beeville, TX 78104-0754
Website

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county
  • FamilySearch Catalog The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Goliad County, Texas. Page 664 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).
  3. Goliad, TX Goliad County Courthouse Fire, Jun 1870 at gendisasters.com http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/22096/goliad-tx-goliad-county-courthouse-fire-jun-1870