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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Brazos County'' <br>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Brazos County'' <br>  
  
{{TXDC}}
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Guide to '''Brazos County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
<br>{{Adoption Hidden Ancestors}}
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{{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records|left}}  
  
<br>{{Infobox U.S. County
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Brazos County
 
| county = Brazos County
 
| county_map = Tx-brazos.png
 
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| founded date = January 30
 
| founded date = January 30
 
| seat wl = Bryan
 
| seat wl = Bryan
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| building image = TexasBrazosCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Brazos County Courthouse<br> 300 E 26th Ste 120 <br>Bryan, TX 77803<br> Phone: 979.361.4528<br>[http://www.brazoscountytx.gov/ '''Brazos County Website''']
 
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== County Courthouse<br> ==
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== County Information ==
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[http://www.brazoscountytx.gov/ Brazos County Courthouse]<br> 300 E 26th Ste 120; <br>Bryan, TX 77803<br> Phone: 979.361.4528
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=== County Courthouse<br> ===
 
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1841, birth and death&nbsp;records from 1900, <br>probate records from 1844 and court records from 1959 with some earlier<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brazos County, Texas. Page 659 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk has marriage records from 1841, birth and death&nbsp;records from 1900, <br>probate records from 1844 and court records from 1959 with some earlier<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brazos County, Texas. Page 659 {{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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P.O. Box 111<br>Bryan 77806-0111<br>Phone: 979-361-4126
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'''District Clerk'''
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300 E. 26th Street Suite 216<br>Bryan 77803<br>
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==== Brazos County, Texas Record Dates ====
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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" |1841
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1841
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1844
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1841--'''Brazos County was created 30 January 1841 from [[Robertson County, Texas|Robertson]] and [[Washington County, Texas|Washington]] Counties. The county was originally named Navasota County, but was renamed Brazos County on 28 January 1842. '''County seat:''' Bryan <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1841--'''Brazos County was created 30 January 1841 from [[Robertson County, Texas Genealogy|Robertson]] and [[Washington County, Texas Genealogy|Washington]] Counties. The county was originally named Navasota County, but was renamed Brazos County on 28 January 1842.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Bryan <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
The county was named for the Brazos River.  
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The county was named for the Brazos River.
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Brazos, Bryan|place|disp=Bryan}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Brazos, Bryan City|place|disp=Bryan City}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Brazos, College Station|place|disp=College Station}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Brazos, Kurten|place|disp=Kurten}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Burleson County, Texas|Burleson]]  
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[[Burleson County, Texas Genealogy|Burleson]] {{•}} [[Grimes County, Texas Genealogy|Grimes]] {{•}} [[Leon County, Texas Genealogy|Leon]] {{•}} [[Madison County, Texas Genealogy|Madison]] {{•}} [[Robertson County, Texas Genealogy|Robertson]] {{•}} [[Washington County, Texas Genealogy|Washington]]  
*[[Grimes County, Texas|Grimes]]  
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*[[Leon County, Texas|Leon]]  
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*[[Madison County, Texas|Madison]]  
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*[[Robertson County, Texas|Robertson]]  
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*[[Washington County, Texas|Washington]]
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<center>{{TXBrazos County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
*[http://www.brazosgenealogy.org/lookups.asp Look-up Volunteers for Brazos County, TXGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.brazosgenealogy.org/lookups.asp Look-up Volunteers for Brazos County, TXGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.brazosgenealogy.org/resource.asp Brazos County Sources and Online Databases]~ Brazos County, TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.brazosgenealogy.org/resource.asp Brazos County Sources and Online Databases]~ Brazos 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  ====
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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=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2665 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | {{FHL|473918|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2540 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+Brazos+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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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22596&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=46&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Brazos/ListBrazos.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/Default.aspx Names in Stone]
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| colspan="3" | See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
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BillionGraves  
 
BillionGraves  
  
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104352 Bagdad Cemetery, Leander]
 
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104416 Bethel Cemetery, College Station]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104416 Bethel Cemetery, College Station]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104428 Bickham Cemetery, Bryan]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104428 Bickham Cemetery, Bryan]  
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158699 Wellborn Cemetery, College Station]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158699 Wellborn Cemetery, College Station]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106730 Wixom Cemetery, Wixom Valley]
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106730 Wixom Cemetery, Wixom Valley]
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==== Census  ====
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{{US Census population
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|1850= 614
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|1860= 3096
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|1870= 9205
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|1880= 13576
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|1890= 16650
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|1900= 18859
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|1910= 18919
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|1920= 21975
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|1930= 21835
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|1940= 26997
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|1950= 38390
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|1960= 44895
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|1970= 57978
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|1980= 94492
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|1990= 121862
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|2000= 152415
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|2010= 194851
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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}}
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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.brazoscountyhistory.org/histmarkers-list Brazos Historical Commission] Historical Markers of Brazos County  
 
*[http://www.brazoscountyhistory.org/histmarkers-list Brazos Historical Commission] Historical Markers of Brazos County  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txbrazos.jpg|400px|Txbrazos.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  ====
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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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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research 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
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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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=====Mexican-American War=====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/muster.html Texas Muster Rolls and Military Records for 1835 &amp; 1836] Complete List ~ TXGenWeb  
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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 '''$'''
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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=====Civil War=====
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1835 - 1836''' [http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/muster.html Texas Muster Rolls and Military Records for 1835 &amp; 1836] Complete List ~ TXGenWeb  
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*'''1838 - 1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] index and images '''$'''
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Brazos}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[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://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/default.aspx?rt=36&cj=1&o_xid=0001029688&o_lid=0001029688 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)  
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5112&cj=1&o_xid=0001029688&o_lid=0001029688 Texas Land Title Abstracts] ~ Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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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://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/default.aspx?rt=36&cj=1&o_xid=0001029688&o_lid=0001029688 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] Ancestry.com (subscription)  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5112&cj=1&o_xid=0001029688&o_lid=0001029688 Texas Land Title Abstracts] ~ 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  ====
  
*[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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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[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.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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===== Birth  =====
*[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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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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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)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
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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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===== 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 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'''  [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 1966 - 2005]  Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1966 - 2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/
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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''' https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials 1903 - 1973] (index) FamilySearch  
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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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*'''1964 - 1998''' [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
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1850 - 1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas 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  ==
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'''Texas Research Ramblers'''<br>P.O. Box 11195<br>College Station, TX 77842-1195<br> E-Mail:[mailto:researchrambler@gmail.co]<br>[http://www.texasresearchramblers.org/homepage.html Website]<br><br>
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'''Brazos County Genealogical Assn.'''<br> P.O. Box 5493<br> Bryan 77805-5493<br>[http://www.brazosgenealogy.org/ Brazos GenealogyWebsite]<br><br>
  
 
:[http://www.bcslibrary.org/?page_id=56 Carnegie History Center]<br>Bryan+College Station Library System<br>111 South Main<br>Bryan, Texas 77803<br>(979) 209-5630
 
:[http://www.bcslibrary.org/?page_id=56 Carnegie History Center]<br>Bryan+College Station Library System<br>111 South Main<br>Bryan, Texas 77803<br>(979) 209-5630
  
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*[[College Station Texas Family History Center]]<br>2500 Barak Ln<br>Bryan, Brazos, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 979-846-3516<br>Hours: T,Th 10am-1:30pm; T,Th 7pm-9:30pm; 2nd Sat 9am-11am<br>Closed: Closed all week for the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years
 
*[[College Station Texas Family History Center]]<br>2500 Barak Ln<br>Bryan, Brazos, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 979-846-3516<br>Hours: T,Th 10am-1:30pm; T,Th 7pm-9:30pm; 2nd Sat 9am-11am<br>Closed: Closed all week for the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years
  
<br>Family Search Library<br>Carnegie History Center<br>111 South Main Street<br>Bryan, Texas 77803 <br>Phone: (979)209-5634<br>Hours: Tue, Thurs 10-7 pm; Wed., Fri. 10-5pm <br>[http://www.bcslibrary.org/?page_id=56 http://www.bcslibrary.org/?page_id=56]
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Carnegie History Center<br>111 South Main Street<br>Bryan, Texas 77803 <br>Phone: (979)209-5634<br>Hours: Tue, Thurs 10-7 pm; Wed., Fri. 10-5pm <br>[http://www.bcslibrary.org/?page_id=56 http://www.bcslibrary.org/?page_id=56]  
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Guide to Brazos 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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Brazos County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Brazos County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 30, 1841
County Seat Bryan
Courthouse
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Address Brazos County Courthouse
300 E 26th Ste 120
Bryan, TX 77803
Phone: 979.361.4528
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County Information


County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage records from 1841, birth and death records from 1900,
probate records from 1844 and court records from 1959 with some earlier[1]

County Clerk

P.O. Box 111
Bryan 77806-0111
Phone: 979-361-4126

District Clerk

300 E. 26th Street Suite 216
Bryan 77803

Brazos County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1841 1850 1841 1844


History

Parent County

1841--Brazos County was created 30 January 1841 from Robertson and Washington Counties. The county was originally named Navasota County, but was renamed Brazos County on 28 January 1842.

  • County seat: Bryan [2]

The county was named for the Brazos River.

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

Towns and Cities: Bryan | College Station | Kurten | Millican | Wixon Valley

Neighboring Counties

Burleson  • Grimes  • Leon  • Madison  • Robertson  • Washington


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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

Individual cemeteries:

BillionGraves

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850614
18603,096404.2%
18709,205197.3%
188013,57647.5%
189016,65022.6%
190018,85913.3%
191018,9190.3%
192021,97516.2%
193021,835−0.6%
194026,99723.6%
195038,39042.2%
196044,89516.9%
197057,97829.1%
198094,49263.0%
1990121,86229.0%
2000152,41525.1%
2010194,85127.8%

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 Brazos County, Texas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.

Maps

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Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War

Online Records

Newspapers

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

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

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
Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

Texas Research Ramblers
P.O. Box 11195
College Station, TX 77842-1195
E-Mail:[1]
Website

Brazos County Genealogical Assn.
P.O. Box 5493
Bryan 77805-5493
Brazos GenealogyWebsite

Carnegie History Center
Bryan+College Station Library System
111 South Main
Bryan, Texas 77803
(979) 209-5630

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.


  • College Station Texas Family History Center
    2500 Barak Ln
    Bryan, Brazos, Texas, United States
    Phone: 979-846-3516
    Hours: T,Th 10am-1:30pm; T,Th 7pm-9:30pm; 2nd Sat 9am-11am
    Closed: Closed all week for the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years


  • Family Search Library

Carnegie History Center
111 South Main Street
Bryan, Texas 77803
Phone: (979)209-5634
Hours: Tue, Thurs 10-7 pm; Wed., Fri. 10-5pm
http://www.bcslibrary.org/?page_id=56

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brazos County, Texas. Page 659 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).