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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties A|Counties A]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Anderson County''
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Guide to '''Anderson County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Anderson County, Texas''' ancestry, family history and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records‏.''' <br>
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{{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records}}
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Anderson County
 
| county = Anderson County
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| founded year = 1846
 
| founded year = 1846
 
| founded date = March 24
 
| founded date = March 24
| seat wl = Palestine
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| seat = Palestine
 
| building image = TexasAndersonCourthouse.jpg
 
| building image = TexasAndersonCourthouse.jpg
| building address = 500 N. Church Street,</br>#10, Palestine, TX 75801
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| building address = Anderson County Courthouse<br>500 N. Church Street<br>Palestine, TX 75801}}
| named for = {{wpd|Kenneth Lewis Anderson|Kenneth L. Anderson}}, congressman and vice president of the Republic of Texas
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
 
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=== County Courthouse ===
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=== Beginning Dates for Anderson County, Texas ===
  
<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Anderson-County-Texas-Courts.htm Anderson County Courthouse]<br> 500 N Church Street<br> Palestine, TX 75801-3024<br> Phone: 903.723.7432&nbsp;<br><br>District Clerk has divorce records; County Clerk <br>has birth and death records from 1903, marriage,<br> probate and land records from 1846 and court records; <br>cities have birth and death records from 1953<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Anderson County, Texas. Page 658 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[{{PAGENAME}}#Land|Land]]'''
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=== History  ===
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*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/history.html History of Anderson County]
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=== '''[[Image:Bluearrow.png|50x35px|Bluearrow.png]] Start with These'''  ===
  
==== Parent County ====
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==== Vital Records ====
  
'''1846--'''Anderson County was created 24 March 1846 from [[Houston County, Texas|Houston ]]County. '''County seat:''' Palestine <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
 
 
The county was named for Kenneth L. Anderson, congressman and vice president of the Republic of Texas.<br>
 
 
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
  
==== Record Loss ====
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===== Births =====
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''<br>
  
==== Populated Places ====
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*'''1840 - 1981''' {{RecordSearch|1681015|Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br>
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*'''1903 - 1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903 - 1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997]&nbsp; (index only) - FamilySearch
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*'''1903 - 1997''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8781 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997] &nbsp;(images and index) &nbsp;- &nbsp;Ancestry ($)
  
'''Cities and Towns:'''&nbsp; | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Anderson%2C+Cayuga|subject|disp=Cayuga}}&nbsp;| Elkhart | Frankston | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Anderson%2C+Palestine|subject|disp=Palestine}} | Salmon | Slocum | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Anderson%2C+Tennesse+Colony|subject|disp=Tennessee Colony}}&nbsp;
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===== Marriage  =====
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
  
*[[Cherokee County, Texas|Cherokee]]  
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*'''1814 - 1909''' and '''1966 - 2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
*[[Freestone County, Texas|Freestone]]  
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*'''1837 - 1977 '''[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas, County Marriage Index 1837-1977] - at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*[[Henderson County, Texas|Henderson]]  
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*'''1837 - 1977''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
*[[Houston County, Texas|Houston]]  
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*'''1966 - 2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
*[[Leon County, Texas|Leon]]
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*'''1966 - 2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010] - FamilySearch record collection
*[[Navarro County, Texas|Navarro]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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===== Deaths =====
  
*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/links.html Online Genealogy Resources] Anderson County TXGenWeb genealogy resources.  
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/look.html Anderson County Look-Ups] Volunteers for look-up for Anderson County TXGenWeb
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*'''1890 - 1976''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records, 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br> 
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*'''1903 - 1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1903 - 1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates, 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — (index and images).
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*'''1903 - 2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1964 - 1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index, 1964 to 1998] [no images] 
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*'''1977 - 1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths, 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
==== African American ====
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===== Divorces =====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*'''1968 - 2005''' [http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy
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*'''1968 - 2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
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*'''1968 - 2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
 
Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=46&GScnty=2520&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|607537|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2520 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |  [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=1 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Anderson+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/anderson.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Anderson/ListAnderson.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/cemetery.htm USGW Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/anderson/anderson-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Texas&county=Anderson&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/anderson-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.theusgenweb.org/ut/weber/cemetery.html USGW Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://genealogytrails.com/utah/weber/cems.html Genealogy Trails]
 
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/tx/anderson.htm Interment]
| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22576&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=73&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Findagrave.com]  
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'''Additional Cemetery Sources'''
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*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/cemlist.htm Anderson County Cemeteries] Complete list of cemeteries within Anderson County with partial transcriptions.
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
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==== Census  ====
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{{Historical populations
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|heading = Census
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|footnote = Source: [http://*1837 - 1977 [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Index 1837-1977] - at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index<br>
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*http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en "American FactFinder".]'''1850 - 1930''' United States Census Bureau.
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|1850 |2684
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|1860 |10398
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|1870 |9229
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|1880 |17395
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|1890 |20923
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|1900 |28015
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|1910 |29650
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|1920 |34318
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|1930 |34643
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|1940 |37092
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|1950 |31875
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|1960 |28162
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|1970 |27789
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|1980 |38381
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|1990 |48024
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|2000 |55109
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|2010 |58458
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*'''1850-1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas
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==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/land/anderso1.txt Texas Land Heritage Registry]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/land/anderson.txt Land Survey Abstract Indicies]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb Archives Project
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==== Naturalizations and Citizenship  ====
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*'''1906 - 1989''' {{RecordSearch|1389983|Texas, Naturalization Records, 1906-1989}} — index and images
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==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/court/probate2.txt Selected Wills and Probate Extracts from Anderson County&nbsp;] ~ TXGenWeb
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*'''1846 - 1879''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/court/actc001.txt Anderson County Probate Index 1846-1879] ~ TXGenWeb
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] ~ Ancestry.com (subscription)<br>
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
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*'''1800-1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas, Probate Records}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This collection contains images of probate records from seventy-five different counties in the state of Texas. The content and time period of these records vary by county. <br>
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*'''1800–2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2520 Findagrave.com ]  
 
  
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]  
 
  
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Anderson+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
 
  
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<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Anderson-County-Texas-Courts.htm Anderson County Courthouse]<br> 500 N Church Street<br> Palestine, TX 75801-3024<br> Phone: 903.723.7432&nbsp;<br><br>District Clerk has divorce records; County Clerk <br>has birth and death records from 1903, marriage,<br> probate and land records from 1846 and court records; <br>cities have birth and death records from 1953<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Anderson County, Texas. Page 658 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]  
 
  
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County Clerk<br>500 N. Church Street, #10<br>Palestine TX 75801<br>(903) 723-7430
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]
 
  
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District Clerk<br>P.O. Box 1159<br>Palestine 75802-1159<br>(903)723-7443
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[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22576&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=73&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk ]
 
  
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Anderson/ListAnderson.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>  
 
  
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[http://www3.historictexas.net/anderson-county/anderson-county-courthouses Anderson County Courthouse History]  
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/Default.aspx Names in Stone]  
 
  
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===== Additional Cemetery Databases<br> =====
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==== African American Resources  ====
  
*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/cemlist.htm Anderson County Cemeteries] Complete list of cemeteries within Anderson County with partial transcriptions.
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*'''1865 - 1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Texas, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch<br>
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148584 Tennessee Colony Cemetery, Anderson County] on BillionGraves site. Just south of FM 321 on CR 2230.
 
  
 
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==== Church  ====
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Local Histories ====
{{TX Land}}
 
 
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/land/anderso1.txt Texas Land Heritage Registry]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/land/anderson.txt Land Survey Abstract Indicies]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb Archives Project
 
  
==== Local Histories  ====
 
 
{{TX County Histories}}  
 
{{TX County Histories}}  
  
*''A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas, ''1883. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46827/m1 Digital book on line] from the Portal to Texas History.  
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*'''1883''' ''A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas, ''1883. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46827/m1 Digital book on line] from the Portal to Texas History.  
 
*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/history.html History of Anderson County]  
 
*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/history.html History of Anderson County]  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txanderson.jpg|400px|Txanderson.jpg]]
  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1838 - 1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com]—index and images '''$'''
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''1845 - 1848''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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=====Civil War=====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865'''{{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index 
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*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Anderson}}
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Anderson}}  
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'''Off-line Newspaper Information'''
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'''Online Newspapers'''
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*[http://palestineherald.com/ ''The Palestine Herald'']
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'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''
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'''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/anderobit.htm Anderson County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/anderobit.htm Anderson County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
==== Probate ====
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==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/taxlists/1855txpyrs.txt 1855 Anderson County Tax List&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/taxlists/tax1876a.txt 1876 Anderson County Tax List&nbsp; ]~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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==== Societies and Libraries  ====
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'''East Texas Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 6967<br>Tyler, Texas 75711-6967<br>[http://www.etgs.org/ website]<br><br>
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'''Anderson County Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 2045<br> Palestine 75801<br><br>
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'''Palestine Public Library'''<br>2000 S. Loop 256 <br>Palestine, TX 75801<br>Telephone Number: 903-729-4121<br>[http://www.palestine.lib.tx.us/ Website]
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'''Frankston Depot Library'''<br>Town Square S<br>Frankston, TX 75763<br>Telephone Number: 903-876-4463<br><br>
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[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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== '''History'''  ==
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=== History  ===
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*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/history.html History of Anderson County]
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*[http://www3.historictexas.net/anderson-county/anderson-county-texas Anderson County History]
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*[http://www3.historictexas.net/anderson-county/anderson-county-courthouses Anderson County Courthouse History]
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1846--'''Anderson County was created 24 March 1846 from [[Houston County, Texas Genealogy|Houston ]]County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Palestine <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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The county was named for Kenneth L. Anderson, congressman and vice president of the Republic of Texas.<br>
  
{{TX Probate Intro}}
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/court/probate2.txt Selected Wills and Probate Extracts from Anderson County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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==== Record Loss  ====
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/court/actc001.txt Anderson County Probate Index 1846-1879]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)<br>
 
  
:*'''1800-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas, Probate Records, 1800-1990}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This collection contains images of probate records from seventy-five different counties in the state of Texas. The content and time period of these records vary by county. <br>
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== '''Places/Localities''' ==
  
==== Taxation  ====
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/taxlists/1855txpyrs.txt 1855 Anderson County Tax List&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Anderson, Cayuga|place|disp=Cayuga}}
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/taxlists/tax1876a.txt 1876 Anderson County Tax List&nbsp; ]~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Anderson, Palestine|place|disp=Palestine}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Anderson, Tennessee Colony|place|disp=Tennesse Colony}}
  
==== Vital Records ====
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==== Populated Places ====
  
{{TX Vital Intro}}
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===== Cities and Towns  =====
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/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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Elkhart | Frankston | Palestine (county seat)
*[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.
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
 
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Unincorporated Areas =====
  
Palestine Public Library<br>2000 S. Loop 256 <br>Palestine, TX 75801<br>Phone: (903) 729-4121<br>[http://www.palestine.lib.tx.us/ Website]
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Bois d'Arc | Bradford | Broom City | Cayuga | Montalba | Neches | Pert | Slocum | Tennessee Colony | Wild Cat Bluff
  
Frankston Depot Library<br>Town Square S<br>Frankston, TX 75763<br>Phone: (903) 876-4463
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
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[[Cherokee County, Texas Genealogy|Cherokee]] {{•}} [[Freestone County, Texas Genealogy|Freestone]] {{•}} [[Henderson County, Texas Genealogy|Henderson]] {{•}} [[Houston County, Texas Genealogy|Houston]] {{•}} [[Leon County, Texas Genealogy|Leon]]<br>
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<center>{{TX Anderson County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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== '''Resources''' ==
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/links.html Online Genealogy Resources] Anderson County TXGenWeb genealogy resources.
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*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/look.html Anderson County Look-Ups] Volunteers for look-up for Anderson County TXGenWeb
  
== Web Sites ==
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== '''Websites''' ==
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/andertoc.htm Anderson County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*{{FHL|Texas Anderson|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications)  This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/andertoc.htm Anderson County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb - may have cemetery transcriptions and other useful information about Anderson County.
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/tx.htm Cyndi's List] - A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Aransas|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/tx.htm Cyndi's List ~ Texas]
 
 
 
== References  ==
 
  
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== '''References'''  ==
  
{{Texas|Texas}}  
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<references />{{Texas|Texas}}  
  
[[Category:Anderson_County,_Texas]]
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[[Category:Anderson_County,_Texas]] [[Category:Texas Counties]]

Latest revision as of 19:53, 13 March 2017

United States
Texas


Anderson County


Guide to Anderson County, Texas ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records‏.

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Anderson County, Texas
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Map of Texas highlighting Anderson County
Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 24, 1846
County Seat Palestine
Courthouse
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Address Anderson County Courthouse
500 N. Church Street
Palestine, TX 75801
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Beginning Dates for Anderson County, Texas

Beginning Dates for Anderson County, Texas Genealogy Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1774 1853 1800 1632 1632


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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.

Births

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Deaths

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorces


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
TX Gravestones WorldCat Tombstone Project
Billion Graves (name) Cemeteries of TX
USGW Archives Texas Cemeteries
Billion Graves (cemetery) Linkpendium
USGW Cemeteries Genealogy Trails
Interment Epodunk
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1850 2,684
1860 10,398 287.4%
1870 9,229 −11.2%
1880 17,395 88.5%
1890 20,923 20.3%
1900 28,015 33.9%
1910 29,650 5.8%
1920 34,318 15.7%
1930 34,643 0.9%
1940 37,092 7.1%
1950 31,875 −14.1%
1960 28,162 −11.6%
1970 27,789 −1.3%
1980 38,381 38.1%
1990 48,024 25.1%
2000 55,109 14.8%
2010 58,458 6.1%
Source: - 1977 [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Index 1837-1977 - at FamilySearch.org — index
factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en "American FactFinder".]1850 - 1930 United States Census Bureau.

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.


Naturalizations and Citizenship

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

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County Courthouse


Anderson County Courthouse
500 N Church Street
Palestine, TX 75801-3024
Phone: 903.723.7432 

District Clerk has divorce records; County Clerk
has birth and death records from 1903, marriage,
probate and land records from 1846 and court records;
cities have birth and death records from 1953[1]

County Clerk
500 N. Church Street, #10
Palestine TX 75801
(903) 723-7430

District Clerk
P.O. Box 1159
Palestine 75802-1159
(903)723-7443


Anderson County Courthouse History


African American Resources

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

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Anderson 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

Txanderson.jpg

Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War

Online Records

Newspapers

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

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

Off-line Newspaper Information

Online Newspapers

Online Newspaper Abstracts

Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form

Obituaries

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.

Societies and Libraries

East Texas Genealogical Society
PO Box 6967
Tyler, Texas 75711-6967
website

Anderson County Genealogical Society
PO Box 2045
Palestine 75801

Palestine Public Library
2000 S. Loop 256
Palestine, TX 75801
Telephone Number: 903-729-4121
Website

Frankston Depot Library
Town Square S
Frankston, TX 75763
Telephone Number: 903-876-4463

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

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.

History

History

Parent County

1846--Anderson County was created 24 March 1846 from Houston County.

The county was named for Kenneth L. Anderson, congressman and vice president of the Republic of Texas.

Boundary 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

Cities and Towns

Elkhart | Frankston | Palestine (county seat)

Unincorporated Areas

Bois d'Arc | Bradford | Broom City | Cayuga | Montalba | Neches | Pert | Slocum | Tennessee Colony | Wild Cat Bluff

Neighboring Counties

Cherokee  • Freestone  • Henderson  • Houston  • Leon

Navarro CountySmith CountyLimestone CountyFreestone CountyAnderson CountyRobertson CountyLeon CountyHouston CountyTrinty CountyHenderson CountyCherokee county300X300PX


Resources

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Anderson County, Texas. Page 658 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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