Guadalupe County, Texas Genealogy

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Guadalupe County

Guide to Guadalupe 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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Guadalupe County, Texas
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Founded March 30, 1846
County Seat Seguin
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County Information


County Courthouse

Guadalupe County Courthouse

PO Box 951;
Seguin, TX 78155-0951
Phone: 830.379.4188

County Clerk has birth, death and burial records from 1935, marriage and probate records from 1838, court and land records; Distric Clerk has divorce records [1]


County Clerk

211 W. Court St
Seguin 78155
Phone: 830-303-4188


District Clerk

101 E. Court St., Room 308
Seguin 79155
Phone: 830-303-4188


Guadalupe County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1846 1850 1846 1846


History

Parent County

1846--Guadalupe County was created 30 March 1846 from Bexar and Gonzales Counties.

  • County seat: Sequin [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Guadalupe County border changes.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Cibolo
Geronimo
Kingsbury
Marion
McQueeney
New Berlin
New Braunfels
Northcliff
Redwood
Santa Clara
Schertz
Seguin
Staples
Zuehl

Neighboring Counties

Bexar  • Caldwell  • Comal  • Gonzales  • Hays  • Wilson

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Resources

African American

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.

Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18501,511
18605,444260.3%
18707,28233.8%
188012,20267.6%
189015,21724.7%
190021,38540.5%
191024,91316.5%
192027,71911.3%
193028,9254.4%
194025,596−11.5%
195025,392−0.8%
196029,01714.3%
197033,55415.6%
198046,70839.2%
199064,87338.9%
200089,02337.2%
2010131,53347.8%

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.


Catholic
Lutheran
  • Records of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Seguin, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Census

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 Guadalupe 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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Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War
World War I
Korean War
Vietnam War

Newspapers

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

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

Obituaries

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

Guadalupe County Genealogical Society
707 E. College
Seguin 78155

Schertz Public Library
608 Schertz Pkwy
Schertz, TX 78154
Telephone Number:: 210-619-1700
Website


Seguin-Guadalupe County Public Library
707 E College St
Seguin, TX 78155
Telephone Number:: 830-401-2422
Website


Marion Community Library
500 Bulldog Dr
Marion, TX 78124
Telephone Number: 830-914-2371
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.


  • Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Websites

  • Guadalupe County Archives  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project
  • Guadalupe County  ~  TXGenWeb
  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
  • 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), Guadalupe County, Texas. Page 665 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).