Atascosa County, Texas Genealogy
Atascosa County Courthouse
5 Courthouse Circle Drive;
Jourdanton, TX 78026
County Clk has birth records from 1890, death
records from 1903, marriage, probate and land
records from 1856 and court records 1860; District
Clerk has divorce records
- 1 History
- 2 Places/Localities
- 3 Resources
- 4 Societies and Libraries
- 5 Web Sites
- 6 References
1856--Atascosa County was created 25 January 1856 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Jourdanton 
The county's name is derives from a Spanish term for "boggy."
See an interactive map of Atascosa County border changes.
Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
- Wikipedia has a list of online newspaper archives for Texas.
- Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has San Antonio newspapers from the late 1800's that may include residents from Atascosa County.
- Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
- Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
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
Family History Centers
- TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).