Hamilton County, Texas Genealogy

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Guide to Hamilton 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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Hamilton County, Texas
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Facts
Founded 22 June, 1858
County Seat Hamilton
Courthouse
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Address Hamilton County Courthouse
County Courthouse
Hamilton, TX 76531-1859
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County Information


County Courthouse

Hamilton County Courthouse
County Courthouse
Hamilton, TX 76531-1859
Phone: 254.386.3518
12543863518

County Clerk has incomplete birth and death from 1903, marriage records from 1885, divorce records from 1875, probate records from 1870 and land records[1]

County Clerk

104 E. Main County Courthouse
Hamilton 76531
Phone: 254-386-3518
Fax: 254-386-8727

District Clerk

County Courthouse
Hamilton 76531
Phone: 254-386-3417

Hamilton County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1872 1876 1860 1869 1870


History

History

Parent County

1858--Hamilton County was created 22 June 1858 from Bosque, Comanche, Lampasas, and Coryell Counties.
County seat: Hamilton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1863, 1877, 1886--Courthouses and many county records were destroyed by fires in September 1863, March 1877, and February 1886.

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Carlton | Evant | Fairy (Martin's Gap) | Hamilton | Hico | Jonesboro (partly in Coryell County) | Pottsville | Shreve

Neighboring Counties

Bosque  • Comanche  • Coryell  • Erath  • Lampasas  • Mills


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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 

     

Cemeteries of Texas 



Names in Stone 

   
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Church

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 Hamilton 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

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Hamilton 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

Hamilton County Genealogy Society
209 W. Henry
Hamilton 76531

Library and Research Center
209 West Henry
Hamilton, Texas 76531
Telephone Number: 1-254-386-4566
E-Mail:hcgs@htcomp.net

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

References

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