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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]] Austin County'' <br>{{Adoption Hidden Ancestors}}<br>
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Austin County'' <br>  
  
{{TXDC}}
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Guide to '''Austin County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' 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|left}}<br>
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
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| founded date = March 17
 
| founded date = March 17
 
| seat wl = Bellville
 
| seat wl = Bellville
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| building image = TexasAustinCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Austin County Courthouse<br>1 E Main Street<br> Bellville, TX 77418<br> Phone: 979.865.5911 <br>[http://www.austincounty.com/ '''Austin County Website'''] }}  
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== County Courthouse  ==
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County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage, land and probate records from early 1800’s, <br>cemetery, court, military&nbsp;discharge and naturalization<br>records; Discharge Court has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Austin 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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<br> '''County Clerk'''
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One East Main<br> Bellville 77418<br> Phone: 979-865-5911  ext. 197<br> Fax: 979-865-0336
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'''District Clerk'''
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One East Main<br> Bellville 77418<br> Phone: 979-865-5911  ext. 121<br>
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== County Information ==
  
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==== Austin County, Texas Record Dates ====
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1903
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1824
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1826
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1827
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[http://www.austincounty.com/ips/cms Austin County Courthouse]<br> 1 E Main Street<br> Bellville, TX 77418<br> Phone: 979.865.5911&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage, land and probate records from early 1800’s, <br>cemetery, court, military&nbsp;discharge and naturalization<br>records; Discharge Court has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Austin County, Texas. Page 658 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1836--'''Austin County was&nbsp;created 17 March 1836 from Old Mexican Municipality. '''County seat:'''&nbsp; Bellville&nbsp; <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1836--'''Austin County was created 17 March 1836 from Old Mexican Municipality.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Bellville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
The county was named for Stephen F. Austin, founder of the Anglo-American colony that eventually became Texas  
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The county was named for Stephen F. Austin, founder of the Anglo-American colony that eventually became Texas
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Austin, Bellville|place|disp=Bellville}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Austin, Cat Spring|place|disp=Cat Spring}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Austin, Industry|place|disp=Industry}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Austin, New Ulm|place|disp=New Ulm}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Austin, San Felipe|place|disp=San Felipe}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Austin, Welcome|place|disp=Welcome}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Colorado County, Texas|Colorado]]  
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[[Colorado County, Texas Genealogy|Colorado]] {{•}} [[Fayette County, Texas Genealogy|Fayette]] {{•}} [[Fort Bend County, Texas Genealogy|Fort Bend]] {{•}} [[Waller County, Texas Genealogy|Waller]] {{•}} [[Washington County, Texas Genealogy|Washington]] {{•}} [[Wharton County, Texas Genealogy|Wharton]]  
*[[Fayette County, Texas|Fayette]]  
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<center>{{TX AUSTIN County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Fort Bend County, Texas|Fort Bend]]  
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== Resources  ==
*[[Waller County, Texas|Waller]]  
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*[[Washington County, Texas|Washington]]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/MiscPages/local.html Local County Resources and Contacts] ~ Austin County TXGenWeb <br><br>
*[[Wharton County, Texas|Wharton]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== African American ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/MiscPages/local.html Local County Resources and Contacts] ~ Austin County TXGenWeb
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*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Texas, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records](images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Findagrave.com]
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2527 Findagrave.com ]
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Austin+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
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[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22583&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=69&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk ]
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Austin/ListAustin.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/CemeteryNames/CemIndex.htm Austin County Cemetery Index of Names] ~ Austin County TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/CemeteryNames/CemIndex.htm Austin County Cemetery Index of Names] ~ Austin County TXGenWeb  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
 
*[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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{{US Census population
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|1850= 3841
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|1860= 10139
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|1870= 15087
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|1880= 14429
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|1890= 17859
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|1900= 20676
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|1910= 17699
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|1920= 18874
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|1930= 18860
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|1940= 17384
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|1950= 14663
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|1960= 13777
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|1970= 13831
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|1980= 17726
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|1990= 19832
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|2000= 23590
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|2010= 28417
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/MiscPages/churches.html Austin County, Texas Churches] ~Austin County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/MiscPages/churches.html Austin County, Texas Churches] ~Austin County, TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
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===== Lutheran  =====
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:*Records of Trinity Lutheran Church, New Ulm, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/1890/1890Tax.htm Assessment Roll of Austin County, Texas for the Year 1890] ~Austin County, TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/1890/1890Tax.htm Assessment Roll of Austin County, Texas for the Year 1890] ~Austin County, TXGenWeb
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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*'''1906 - 1989'''  {{RecordSearch|1389983|Texas, Naturalization Records, 1906-1989}} — index and images
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*[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  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/1880CensusMap.html 1880 Census Map] ~Austin County, TXGenWeb  
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[[Image:Txaustin.jpg|400px|Txaustin.jpg]]
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/1850CensusMap.html 1850 Census Map] ~Austin County, TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Texas Land Survey Maps for {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/1850CensusMap.html '''1850''' Census Map] ~ Austin County, TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/1880CensusMap.html '''1880''' Census Map] ~ Austin County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps] From the Republic to the Turn of the Century ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps] From the Republic to the Turn of the Century ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site
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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 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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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/Military/Military.htm Veterans of Austin County, Texas] An internet memorial for&nbsp;the patriotic citizens of Austin County, Texas~Austin County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/Military/Military.htm Veterans of Austin County, Texas] An internet memorial for the patriotic citizens of Austin County, Texas~Austin County, TXGenWeb
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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 '''$'''
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=====Civil War=====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index 
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*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
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*'''1838 - 1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Austin}}
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Off-line Newspaper Information<br> Online Newspapers<br>
  
 
*[http://www.sealynews.com/ Sealy News], serving Sealy and Austin County.  
 
*[http://www.sealynews.com/ Sealy News], serving Sealy and Austin County.  
 
*[http://www.dailytexanonline.com/ Daily Texan]
 
*[http://www.dailytexanonline.com/ Daily Texan]
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*Online Newspaper Abstracts
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*Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form<br>
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/Notice/Funeral_Notices.html Pete E Etlinger Funeral Home of Bellville&nbsp;Notices 1966 - 1978] ~Complete Index~Austin County, TXGenWeb  
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*'''1966 - 1978''' [http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/Notice/Funeral_Notices.html Pete E Etlinger Funeral Home of Bellville&nbsp;Notices 1966 - 1978] ~Complete Index~Austin County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/Bobit/Bellville_Obits_Mainpage.html Obituaries of Austin County, Texas] Partial listing of obituaries published in Austin County, Texas~Austin County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/Bobit/Bellville_Obits_Mainpage.html Obituaries of Austin County, Texas] Partial listing of obituaries published in Austin County, Texas~Austin County, TXGenWeb  
*[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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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1800 – 2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records 1800-2000] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1903 - 1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/1890/1890Tax.htm Assessment Roll of Austin County, Texas for the Year 1890] Austin County TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/1890/1890Tax.htm Assessment Roll of Austin County, Texas for the Year 1890] Austin County TXGenWeb
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/Births/Birth_Index.htm Birth Records of Austin County, Texas 1867-1930]~Complete list of Birth Records of Austin County, Texas~Austin County, TXGenWeb  
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/EarlyMarriages/Early.htm Early Marriages of Austin County, Texas 1824-1920] ~Complete Index~Austin County, TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/LateMarriages/Late.htm Austin County Marriages 1921-1974] ~ Complete Index ~ Austin County, TXGenWeb  
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===== Birth  =====
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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*[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.  
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''<br>
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*'''1840 - 1981''' {{RecordSearch|1681015|Texas Births and Christenings 1840-1981}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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*'''1867 - 1930''' [http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/Births/Birth_Index.htm Birth Records of Austin County, Texas 1867-1930]~Complete list of Birth Records of Austin County, Texas~Austin County, TXGenWeb<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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===== Marriage  =====
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'''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''',br.
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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 $
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*'''1824 - 1920''' [http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/EarlyMarriages/Early.htm Early Marriages of Austin County, Texas 1824-1920] ~Complete Index~Austin County, TXGenWeb  
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*'''1837 - 1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973;FamilySearch record collection
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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 $
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*'''1837 - 1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch.;Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.<br>
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*'''1837 - 1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch.&nbsp;&nbsp;Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.
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*'''1921 - 1974''' [http://www.rootsweb.com/~txaustin/LateMarriages/Late.htm Austin County Marriages 1921-1974] ~ Complete Index ~ Austin County, TXGenWeb  
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*'''1966 - 2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1966 - 2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
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===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''<br>
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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>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. .  
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*'''1903 - 1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Death and Burials 1903 - 1973] (index) &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch
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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://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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*'''1977 - 1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce  =====
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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  
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*'''1850 - 1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930  
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*'''1968 - 2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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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 $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txaustin/index.htm Austin County, TXGenWeb]
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'''The Bellville Historical Society'''<br> Concordia Hall, 953 S. Tesch Street<br> PO Box 67<br> Bellville, Texas 77418<br> E-mail address:[mailto:BellvilleHistoricalSociety.com BellvilleHistoricalSociety.com]<br> [http://www.bellvillehistoricalsociety.com/Location.htm Website]<br><br>
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'''Austin Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 1507<br> Austin 78767-1507<br> [http://www.austintxgensoc.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Austin Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 10010<br>Austin 78766-1010<br>[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txaustin/index.htm Website]<br><br>
  
Bellville Public Library<br>12 W Palm St<br>Bellville, TX 77418<br>Phone: (979) 865-3731<br>[http://bellvillelibrary.org/ Website]  
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'''Bellville Public Library'''<br>12 W Palm St<br>Bellville, TX 77418<br>Telephone Number: 979-865-3731<br>[http://bellvillelibrary.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
<br>Virgil &amp; Josephine Gordon Memorial Library<br>917 N Circle Dr<br>Sealy, TX 77474<br>Phone: (979) 885-7469<br>[http://www.vjgordonmemoriallibrary.org/ Website]  
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'''Virgil and Josephine Gordon Memorial Library'''<br>917 N Circle Dr<br>Sealy, TX 77474<br>Telephone Number: 979-885-7469<br>http://www.vjgordonmemoriallibrary.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
<br>Austin County Library System<br>6730 Railroad St<br>Wallis, TX 77485<br>Phone: (979) 478-6813<br>[http://www.knoxmemoriallibrary.org/ Website]  
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'''Austin County Library System'''<br>6730 Railroad St<br>Wallis, TX 77485<br>Telephone Number: 979-478-6813<br>[http://www.knoxmemoriallibrary.org/ Website]  
  
 
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Austin Texas Family History Center]]
 
*[[Austin Texas Family History Center]]
  
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*[[Austin Texas Oak Hills Family History Center]]
 
*[[Austin Texas Oak Hills Family History Center]]
  
5201 Convict Hill Rd<br>Austin, Travis, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 512-892-6483<br>Hours: Tues, Wed, Sat,10am-2pm; Wed. 6pm-9pm<br>Closed: Closed July 4th Weekend, Thanksgiving Week, Christmas Holidays - December 20 through January 1, 2011 <br><br><br>  
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5201 Convict Hill Rd<br>Austin, Travis, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 512-892-6483<br>Hours: Tues, Wed, Sat,10am-2pm; Wed. 6pm-9pm<br>Closed: Closed July 4th Weekend, Thanksgiving Week, Christmas Holidays - December 20 through January 1, 2011 <br><br><br>
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[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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*{{FHL|Texas Austin|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.
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Aransas|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/tx.htm Cyndi's List ~ Texas]
 
*[http://www.cyndislist.com/tx.htm Cyndi's List ~ Texas]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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[[Category:Austin_County,_Texas]] [[Category:Texas_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 14:55, 31 August 2016

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Guide to Austin 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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Austin County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Austin County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 17, 1836
County Seat Bellville
Courthouse
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Address Austin County Courthouse
1 E Main Street
Bellville, TX 77418
Phone: 979.865.5911
Austin County Website
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County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, land and probate records from early 1800’s,
cemetery, court, military discharge and naturalization
records; Discharge Court has divorce records[1]


County Clerk

One East Main
Bellville 77418
Phone: 979-865-5911 ext. 197
Fax: 979-865-0336

District Clerk

One East Main
Bellville 77418
Phone: 979-865-5911 ext. 121

County Information

Austin County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1824 1850 1826 1827


History

Parent County

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

  • County seat: Bellville [2]

The county was named for Stephen F. Austin, founder of the Anglo-American colony that eventually became Texas

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Austin County border changes.

Record Loss

1960--The Austin County Courthouse, built in 1888, was destroyed by fire on April 5, 1960. Courthouse records were saved.[3]

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: Bellville | Cat Springs | Industry | New Ulm | San Felipe | Sealy | Wallis | Welcome

Neighboring Counties

Colorado  • Fayette  • Fort Bend  • Waller  • Washington  • Wharton

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Resources

African American

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

Epodunk

Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18503,841
186010,139164.0%
187015,08748.8%
188014,429−4.4%
189017,85923.8%
190020,67615.8%
191017,699−14.4%
192018,8746.6%
193018,860−0.1%
194017,384−7.8%
195014,663−15.7%
196013,777−6.0%
197013,8310.4%
198017,72628.2%
199019,83211.9%
200023,59018.9%
201028,41720.5%

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.


Lutheran
  • Records of Trinity Lutheran Church, New Ulm, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

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.


Naturalization and Citizenship

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Austin 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

  • Fallen Heroes ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Veterans of Austin County, Texas An internet memorial for the patriotic citizens of Austin County, Texas~Austin County, TXGenWeb
Mexican-American War
Civil War

Online Records

Newspapers

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

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,br.

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

The Bellville Historical Society
Concordia Hall, 953 S. Tesch Street
PO Box 67
Bellville, Texas 77418
E-mail address:BellvilleHistoricalSociety.com
Website

Austin Genealogical Society
PO Box 1507
Austin 78767-1507
Website

Austin Genealogical Society
PO Box 10010
Austin 78766-1010
Website

Bellville Public Library
12 W Palm St
Bellville, TX 77418
Telephone Number: 979-865-3731
Website

Virgil and Josephine Gordon Memorial Library
917 N Circle Dr
Sealy, TX 77474
Telephone Number: 979-885-7469
http://www.vjgordonmemoriallibrary.org/ Website]

Austin County Library System
6730 Railroad St
Wallis, TX 77485
Telephone Number: 979-478-6813
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.

1000 E Rutherford Ln
Austin, Travis, Texas, United States
Phone: 512-837-3626
Hours: M,T,Th & Sat 10am-1pm; W 9am-3pm, & 6pm-8:30pm
Closed: all major holidays

5201 Convict Hill Rd
Austin, Travis, Texas, United States
Phone: 512-892-6483
Hours: Tues, Wed, Sat,10am-2pm; Wed. 6pm-9pm
Closed: Closed July 4th Weekend, Thanksgiving Week, Christmas Holidays - December 20 through January 1, 2011


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.
  • Cyndi's List ~ Texas

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Austin 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).
  3. GenDisasters.com - Bellville, TX Courthouse Fire, Apr 1960 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/10017/bellville-tx-courthouse-fire-apr-1960