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Guide to Burleson County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse

Burleson County Courthouse
PO Box 57
Caldwell, TX 77836
Phone: 409.567.2329 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, probate, court and land records from 1845;
District Clerk has divorce records from 1845[1]

History

Local histories are available for Burleson 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.

Parent County

1846--Burleson County was created 15 January 1842 from Milam and Washington Counties. County seat: Caldwell [2]

The county was named for Gen. Edward Burleson, 1798-1851). Edward Burleson, soldier and statesman, son of Capt. James and Elizabeth (Shipman) Burleson, was born at Buncombe County, North Carolina, on December 15, 1798. He served as a private in the War of 1812 in his father's company, part of Perkin's Regiment, Alabama.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and cities: | Caldwell | Deanville | Snook | Somerville | 

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Church Records from the Burleson County TXGenWeb site

Court

Court Records from the Burleson County TXGenWeb site

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.


Land and Deed Records from the Burleson County TXGenWeb site

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Burleson 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

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site

Military

Newspapers

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

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

Newspapers from the Burleson County TXGenWeb site

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.

Probate Records from the Burleson County TXGenWeb site

Taxation

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.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Burleson County, Texas. Page 660 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).