Fort Bend County, Texas Genealogy
|Fort Bend County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
|Founded||December 29, 1837|
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Fort Bend County Courthouse
301 Jackson St; PO Box 520
Richmond, TX 77469
County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage and land records from 1838, probate records
from 1836 and court records from 1876
Arcola | Beasley | Fairchilds | Fulshear | Houston (mostly in Harris County) | Katy (mostly in Harris and Waller Counties) | Meadows Place | Missouri City | Needville | Orchard | Pleak | Richmond | Rosenberg | Simonton | Stafford | Sugar Land | Thompsons | Weston Lakes
- Texas African American Griots ~ USGenWeb
- AfriGeneas ~ African Ancestored Genealogy
- Texas African American Genealogy ~ Access Genealogy
- Fort Bend County Cemeteries ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- Tombstone Transcription Project ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
- Texas Historic Cemeteries ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
- African American Cemeteries Online ~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
- Cemetery Junction ~ Links to cemetery transcriptions
- Land Survey Abstract Indicies ~ USGenWeb
- History of Fort Bend County,containing biographical sketches of many noted characters, 1904, by Andrew Jackson Sowell.
- The Book of Fort Bend County, 1926, compiled by S. A. McMillan.
- The History of Fort Bend County, 1822-1861, 1939 by Jim L. Bridges.
- Wharton's History of Fort Bend County, 1939, by Clarence Wharton.
- Fort Bend County Sesquicentennial, 1822-1972, 1972, by the Fort Bend County Sesquicentennial Association.
- The Jay Bird Democratic Association of Fort Bend County, 1979, by Pauline Yelderman.
- Fort Bend County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
- Texas Museums ~ List of all museums in Texas ~ Hidden Ancestors
- Historical Maps ~ From the Republic to the Turn of the Century ~ Hidden Ancestors
- Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
- WWII Honor List ~ TXGenWeb
- Civil War Indigent Families List ~ USGenWeb
- Confederate Pension Applications ~ USGenWeb
- Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
- 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
- Home Town News - Texas Newspaper Index with links
- Newslink - Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
- The Olden Times - Historic Texas News Online
- Fort Bend County Obituary Database searchable, online database of Fort Bend County related obituaries, from the Fort Bend County Libraries.
- Obituary Resources ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~ Hidden Ancestors
- USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project ~ Texas
- Afrigeneas ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
- Obituary Depot ~ Texas Newspaper Citations
- Obituary Project ~ Hidden Ancestors
- Obituary Daily Times ~ Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
- Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records ~ Ancestry.com (subscription)
- Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
- Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
- Texas Marriage Records 1966 - 2005 ~ Hidden Ancestors
- Texas Divorce Records 1968 - 2005 ~ Hidden Ancestors
- USGenWeb Census Project ~ Texas 1850 - 1930
Societies and Libraries
- Fort Bend County Librarieswebsite
- George Memorial Library
(has extensive genealogy and history department on the second floor)
1001 Golfview Dr
Richmond, TX 77469
Phone: (281) 342-4455 website
Family History Center
- Introduction to LDS Family History Centers
- Richmond Texas Family History Center (Sugar Land)
- Society Hill ~ Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
- Fort Bend County Archives ~ USGenWeb
- Fort Bend County ~ TXGenWeb
- TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
- Hidden Ancestors Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
- USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fort Bend County, Texas. Page 664 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- Handbook of Texas Online: Fort Bend County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcf07
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).