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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Bee County''<br>
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Guide to '''Bee County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Bee 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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| building address = Bee County Courthouse<br> 105 W Corpus Christi Street<br>Beeville, TX 78102-5684<br> Phone: 361.362.3245 <br>[http://www.co.bee.tx.us/ '''Bee County Website'''] }}  
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== County Information ==
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==== Bee 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%" align="center" |1903
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[http://www.co.bee.tx.us/ips/cms Bee County Courthouse]<br> 105 W Corpus Christi Street<br>Beeville, TX 78102-5684<br> Phone: 361.362.3245 <br>
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=== County Courthouse ===
  
 
County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage, probate and land records from 1858 and court<br> from 1876; District has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bee County, Texas. Page 658 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage, probate and land records from 1858 and court<br> from 1876; District has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bee 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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'''County Clerk'''
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105 W. Corpus Christi St. Rm. 103<br>Beeville 78102<br>Phone: 361-362-3245<br>Fax: 361-362-3247
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'''District Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 666<br>Beeville 78104<br>Phone: 361-362-3242
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbee/Family.Histories.htm Family Histories of Bee County, Texas]~ Bee County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbee/Family.Histories.htm Family Histories of Bee County, Texas]~ Bee County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbee/Historic.Places.htm Historic Places of Bee County, Texas] ~ Bee County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbee/Historic.Places.htm Historic Places of Bee County, Texas] ~ Bee County, TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbee/History.htm History of Bee County, Texas] ~ Bee County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbee/History.htm History of Bee County, Texas] ~ Bee County, TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www3.historictexas.net/bee-county/bee-county-courthouses Bee County Courthouse History] - historictexas.net
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1857--'''Bee County was created 8 December 1857 from [[Goliad County, Texas|Goliad]], [[Karnes County, Texas|Karnes]], [[Live Oak County, Texas|Live Oak]], [[Refugio County, Texas|Refugio]], and [[San Patricio County, Texas|San Patricio]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Beeville&nbsp; <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1857--'''Bee County was created 8 December 1857 from [[Goliad County, Texas Genealogy|Goliad]], [[Karnes County, Texas Genealogy|Karnes]], [[Live Oak County, Texas Genealogy|Live Oak]], [[Refugio County, Texas Genealogy|Refugio]], and [[San Patricio County, Texas Genealogy|San Patricio]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Beeville&nbsp; <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
The county was named for Barnard E. Bee Sr., (1787-1854). Barnard E. Bee, attorney, soldier, and statesman, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1787, the son of Thomas B. Bee, member of the Royal Privy Council in colonial South Carolina and of the Continental Congress, lieutenant governor of South Carolina, and justice of the United States Circuit Court of South Carolina during the administration of George Washington.<br>  
 
The county was named for Barnard E. Bee Sr., (1787-1854). Barnard E. Bee, attorney, soldier, and statesman, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1787, the son of Thomas B. Bee, member of the Royal Privy Council in colonial South Carolina and of the Continental Congress, lieutenant governor of South Carolina, and justice of the United States Circuit Court of South Carolina during the administration of George Washington.<br>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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No boundary changes since the county's formation in 1857<ref>BEE COUNTY Handbook of Texas Online http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcb05</ref>
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1888--''' The second Bee County Courthouse (old courthouse), used at the time as a Masonic Lodge, burned in May 1888, nine years after it had served its usefulness as a courthouse. No record loss, as the records were safely stored in the new Courthouse that had opened in 1879.<ref>Beeville, TX Old Courthouse &amp;amp;amp; Masonic Lodge Fire, May 1888 at gendisasters.com http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/22094/beeville-tx-masonic-lodge-old-courthouse-fire-may-1888</ref>
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'''1911--''' The third Bee County Courthouse, built in 1879, burned on January 15, 1911. Most of the county records were saved from the fire. <ref>Beeville, TX Bee County Courthouse Fire, Jan 1911 at gendisasters.com http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/22095/beeville-tx-bee-county-courthouse-fire-jan-1911</ref>
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Bee, Beeville|place|disp=Beeville}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Bee, Normanna|place|disp=Normanna}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Goliad County, Texas|Goliad]]  
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[[Goliad County, Texas Genealogy|Goliad]]{{•}} [[Karnes County, Texas Genealogy|Karnes]] {{•}} [[Live Oak County, Texas Genealogy|Live Oak]] {{•}} [[Refugio County, Texas Genealogy|Refugio]]{{•}} [[San Patricio County, Texas Genealogy|San Patricio]]  
*[[Karnes County, Texas|Karnes]]  
 
*[[Live Oak County, Texas|Live Oak]]  
 
*[[Refugio County, Texas|Refugio]]  
 
*[[San Patricio County, Texas|San Patricio]]
 
  
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<center>{{TXBee County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbee/Resources.htm Local Resources of Bee County, Texas]~ Bee County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbee/Resources.htm Local Resources of Bee County, Texas]~ Bee County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbee/Look.Up.htm Volunteer look-ups of Bee County, Texas]~ Bee County, TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbee/Look.Up.htm Volunteer look-ups of Bee County, Texas]~ Bee County, TXGenWeb
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==== African American  ====
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*'''1865 - 1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbee/Cemeteries.htm Cemeteries of Bee County, Texas] Complete list of Cemeteries in Bee County, Texas~ Bee County, TXGenWeb
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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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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| 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=2532&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|607182|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=2532 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=13 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Bee+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/bee.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/Bee/ListBee.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/bee/beetoc.htm USGW Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/bee/bee-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=Bee&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/bee-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Etxbee/Cemeteries.htm USGW Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22588&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=22&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html D'Addezio]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
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{{US Census population
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|1860= 910
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|1870= 1082
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|1880= 2298
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|1890= 3720
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|1900= 7720
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|1910= 12090
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|1920= 12137
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|1930= 15721
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|1940= 16481
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|1950= 18174
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|1960= 23755
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|1970= 22737
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|1980= 26030
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|1990= 25135
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|2000= 32359
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|2010= 31861
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbee/County.Records/Land.Deed.Records.txt Land Deeds of Bee County] Partial List of Land Deeds~ Bee County, TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbee/County.Records/Land.Deed.Records.txt Land Deeds of Bee County] Partial List of Land Deeds~ Bee 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}}
  
 
*''Bee County Centennial, 1858–1958,'' by Grace Bauer.  
 
*''Bee County Centennial, 1858–1958,'' by Grace Bauer.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbee/Historic.Places.htm Historic Places of Bee County, Texas] ~ Bee County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbee/Historic.Places.htm Historic Places of Bee County, Texas] ~ Bee County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbee/History.htm History of Bee County, Texas] ~ Bee County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbee/History.htm History of Bee County, Texas] ~ Bee County, TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www3.historictexas.net/bee-county/bee-county-texas Bee County History &amp; Photographs] - HistoricTexas.net
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html%7CTexas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html%7CTexas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txbee.jpg|400px|Txbee.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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbee/Military.htm Veterans of Bee County, Texas]~ Bee County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbee/Military.htm Veterans of Bee County, Texas]~ Bee County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;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/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] Partial Index of casualties 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/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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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 '''$'''
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1838 - 1900'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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'''Off-line Newspaper Information'''
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'''Online Newspapers'''
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'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Bee}}
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'''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbee/obituaries.htm Obituaries of Bee County, Texas]~Partial Listing~ Bee County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbee/obituaries.htm Obituaries of Bee County, Texas]~Partial Listing~ Bee 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 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records 1800-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] Ancestry.com (subscription)
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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 $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbee/Vitals.htm Vital Records of Bee County, Texas]~Partial Listing of Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce Records~ Bee County, TXGenWeb  
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[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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*[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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbee/Vitals.htm Vital Records of Bee County, Texas]~Partial Listing of Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce Records~ Bee County, TXGenWeb
*[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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===== Birth  =====
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*'''1840 - 1981''' {{RecordSearch|1681015|Texas Births and Christenings 1840-1981}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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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]  FamilySearch<br>
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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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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*'''1837 - 1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973] - &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
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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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*'''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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*'''1966 - 2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005] 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]- FamilySearch record collection
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===== Death =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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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.  
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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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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials 1903 - 1973] (index) - FamilySearch
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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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*'''1850 - 1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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*'''1968 - 2005''' [http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968- 2005] Hidden Ancestors  
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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  ==
  
*Joe Barnhart Bee County Library<br>110 W Corpus Christi St<br>Beeville, TX 78102<br>Phone: (361) 362-4901<br>[http://www.bclib.org/ Website]
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'''South Texas Genealogical Society, Inc.'''<br> PO Box 754<br> Beeville, TX 78104-0754<br> [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/bee-county/#sthash.Pv0uAnGD.dpuf website]<br><br>
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'''Joe Barnhart Bee County Library'''<br>110 W Corpus Christi St<br>Beeville, TX 78102<br>Telephone Number: 361-362-4901<br>[http://www.bclib.org/ Website]  
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Beeville Texas Family History Center]]<br>
 
*[[Beeville Texas Family History Center]]<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
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbee/index.htm Bee County, TXGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbee/index.htm Bee County, TXGenWeb]  
 
*[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 Bee|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]
  
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Latest revision as of 20:10, 13 March 2017

United States
Texas


Bee County


Guide to Bee 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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Bee County, Texas
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Map of Texas highlighting Bee County
Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded December 8, 1857
County Seat Beeville
Courthouse
Address Bee County Courthouse
105 W Corpus Christi Street
Beeville, TX 78102-5684
Phone: 361.362.3245
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County Information


Bee County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1860 1860 1858 1859

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, probate and land records from 1858 and court
from 1876; District has divorce records[1]

County Clerk

105 W. Corpus Christi St. Rm. 103
Beeville 78102
Phone: 361-362-3245
Fax: 361-362-3247

District Clerk

P.O. Box 666
Beeville 78104
Phone: 361-362-3242

History

Parent County

1857--Bee County was created 8 December 1857 from Goliad, Karnes, Live Oak, Refugio, and San Patricio Counties.
County seat: Beeville  [2]

The county was named for Barnard E. Bee Sr., (1787-1854). Barnard E. Bee, attorney, soldier, and statesman, was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1787, the son of Thomas B. Bee, member of the Royal Privy Council in colonial South Carolina and of the Continental Congress, lieutenant governor of South Carolina, and justice of the United States Circuit Court of South Carolina during the administration of George Washington.

Boundary Changes

No boundary changes since the county's formation in 1857[3]

Record Loss

1888-- The second Bee County Courthouse (old courthouse), used at the time as a Masonic Lodge, burned in May 1888, nine years after it had served its usefulness as a courthouse. No record loss, as the records were safely stored in the new Courthouse that had opened in 1879.[4]

1911-- The third Bee County Courthouse, built in 1879, burned on January 15, 1911. Most of the county records were saved from the fire. [5]

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: | Beeville | Normanna | Papalote

Neighboring Counties

Goliad • Karnes  • Live Oak  • Refugio • San Patricio


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Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
FindAGrave Family History Library FindAGrave
TX Gravestones WorldCat Tombstone Project
Billion Graves (name) Cemeteries of TX
USGW Archives Texas Cemeteries
Billion Graves (cemetery) Linkpendium
USGW Cemeteries Epodunk
D'Addezio African American Cemeteries
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860910
18701,08218.9%
18802,298112.4%
18903,72061.9%
19007,720107.5%
191012,09056.6%
192012,1370.4%
193015,72129.5%
194016,4814.8%
195018,17410.3%
196023,75530.7%
197022,737−4.3%
198026,03014.5%
199025,135−3.4%
200032,35928.7%
201031,861−1.5%

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.


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 Bee 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

Txbee.jpg

Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War

Online Records

Newspapers

Off-line Newspaper Information

Online Newspapers

Online Newspaper Abstracts

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

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

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

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

South Texas Genealogical Society, Inc.
PO Box 754
Beeville, TX 78104-0754
website

Joe Barnhart Bee County Library
110 W Corpus Christi St
Beeville, TX 78102
Telephone Number: 361-362-4901
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.


Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bee 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. BEE COUNTY Handbook of Texas Online http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcb05
  4. Beeville, TX Old Courthouse &amp;amp; Masonic Lodge Fire, May 1888 at gendisasters.com http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/22094/beeville-tx-masonic-lodge-old-courthouse-fire-may-1888
  5. Beeville, TX Bee County Courthouse Fire, Jan 1911 at gendisasters.com http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/22095/beeville-tx-bee-county-courthouse-fire-jan-1911
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