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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties G|CountiesG]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Gillespie County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Gillespie 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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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| founded date = February 23
 
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| seat wl = Fredericksburg
 
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== County Information ==
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== County Courthouse  ==
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==== County Courthouse  ====
  
[http://www.gillespiecounty.org/ Gillespie County Courthouse]<br> 101 W Main Street PO Box 551<br> Fredericksburg, TX 78624<br> Phone: 830.997.6515 <br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage and probate records 1850, <br>death records from 1902, land records from 1848 and court <br> records from 1954; District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gillespie County, Texas. Page 664 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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[http://www.gillespiecounty.org/ Gillespie County Courthouse]<br> 101 W Main Street PO Box 551<br> Fredericksburg, TX 78624<br> Phone: 830.997.6515
  
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<br>County Clerk has birth, marriage and probate records 1850, death records from 1902, land records from 1848 and court records from 1954;
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<br>District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gillespie County, Texas. Page 664 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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'''County Clerk'''
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101 West Main St., Unit 13<br>Fredericksburg 78624<br>Phone: 830-997-6515<br>Fax: 830-997-9958
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<br>'''District Clerk'''
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101 West Main St., Rm 204<br>Fredericksburg 78624<br>Phone: 830-997-6517<br>
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[http://www.gillespiecounty.org/default.aspx?name=records_search Vital Records, Public Record Search Indexes from Gillespie County Courthouse]<br>
 
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Vital Records, Public Record Search Indexes from Gillespie County Courthouse<br>
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==== Gillespie County, Texas Record Dates ====
  
[http://www.gillespiecounty.org/default.aspx?name=records_search]http://www.gillespiecounty.org/default.aspx?name=records_search<br>
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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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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
A cholera epidemic in 1849 took a heavy toll of the early settlers.  
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'''1849--''' A cholera epidemic in 1849 took a heavy toll of the early settlers.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1848--'''Gillespie County was created 23 February 1848 from [[Bexar County, Texas|Bexar and]] [[Travis County, Texas|Travis]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Fredericksburg <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1848--'''Gillespie County was created 23 February 1848 from [[Bexar County, Texas Genealogy|Bexar and]] [[Travis County, Texas Genealogy|Travis]] Counties.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Fredericksburg <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1850--'''Courthouse and many county records were destroyed by fire in July 1850.  
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'''1850--'''Courthouse and many county records were destroyed by fire in July 1850.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Gillespie, Fredericksburg|place|disp=Fredericksburg}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Gillespie, Harper|place|disp=Harper}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Gillespie, Luckenbach|place|disp=Luckenbach}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Gillespie, Willow City|place|disp=Willow City}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Blanco County, Texas|Blanco]]  
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[[Blanco County, Texas Genealogy|Blanco]] {{•}} [[Kendall County, Texas Genealogy|Kendall]] {{•}} [[Kerr County, Texas Genealogy|Kerr]] {{•}} [[Kimble County, Texas Genealogy|Kimble]] {{•}} [[Llano County, Texas Genealogy|Llano]] {{•}} [[Mason County, Texas Genealogy|Mason]]  
*[[Kendall County, Texas|Kendall]]  
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<center>{{TX GILLESPIE County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Kerr County, Texas|Kerr]]  
 
*[[Kimble County, Texas|Kimble]]  
 
*[[Llano County, Texas|Llano]]  
 
*[[Mason County, Texas|Mason]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb  
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*'''1865-1870--''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records](images) - FamilySearch<br>
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots] ~ USGenWeb  
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas] ~African Ancestored Genealogy  
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy] ~ Access Genealogy
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
Access cemetery information for Gillespie County at [http://www.fbgtxgensoc.org/cem_index.shtml Fredericksburg Genealogical Society]. This index to burials includes a surname and maiden name search.&nbsp; Cemetery information is found by clicking on a cemetery name.&nbsp; Individual photos are accessed by clicking on the camera icon.&nbsp; There are some maps with cemetery section plans. This site includes about 3,500 cemetery photos and 50 cemeteries.  
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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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=2605&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|477016|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=2605 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/gillespie-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Gillespie+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/gillespie.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/Wtx/Gillespie/ListGillespie.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/gillespie/cemetery.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/gillespie/gillespie-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=Gillespie&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=86 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Etxgilles/gi-cem.htm TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22661&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=43&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.  
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''Additional Cemetery Sources''
  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txgillespie/gi-cem.htm Gillespie County Cemeteries&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*Access cemetery information for Gillespie County at [http://www.fbgtxgensoc.org/cem_index.shtml Fredericksburg Genealogical Society]. This index to burials includes a surname and maiden name search.&nbsp; Cemetery information is found by clicking on a cemetery name.&nbsp; Individual photos are accessed by clicking on the camera icon.&nbsp; There are some maps with cemetery section plans. This site includes about 3,500 cemetery photos and 50 cemeteries.  
*[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
 
 
*[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
  
Individual cemeteries:
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==== Census  ====
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=159044 Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Stonewall] BillionGraves
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{{US Census population
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|1850= 1240
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|1860= 2736
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|1870= 3566
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|1880= 5228
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|1890= 7056
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|1900= 8229
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|1910= 9447
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|1920= 10015
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|1930= 11020
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|1940= 10670
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|1950= 10520
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|1960= 10048
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|1970= 10553
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|1980= 13532
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|1990= 17204
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|2000= 20814
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|2010= 24837
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==== Census ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/gillespie/gilltoc.htm '''1850''' Census] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/gillespie/gilltoc.htm '''1860''' Census] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/gillespie/gilltoc.htm 1850 Census&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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==== Church  ====
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/gillespie/gilltoc.htm 1860 Census&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
 
  
==== 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  
 
*[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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:*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Fredericksburg, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/gillespie/gilltoc.htm Naturalization Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/gillespie/gilltoc.htm Naturalization Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/gillespie/land/gillespi.txt Land Survey Abstract Indicies Gillespie County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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{{TX Land}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/gillespie/land/gillespi.txt Land Survey Abstract Indicies Gillespie County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txgillespie/gi-refs.htm Books on Gillespie County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txgillespie/gi-refs.htm Books on Gillespie County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txgillespie.jpg|400px|Txgillespie.jpg]] <br> <br>
  
 
*[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://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/gillespie/military/civilwar/pensions/gillcsa.txt Civil War Pension Applications]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*'''1838 - 1900''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/gillespie/military/civilwar/pensions/gillisngt.txt Confederate Indigent Families]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/gillespie/military/koreanwar/casualties.txt Korean War Casualties]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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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/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/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans 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/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=====
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*'''1845 - 1848''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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=====Civil War=====
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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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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/gillespie/military/civilwar/pensions/gillcsa.txt Civil War Pension Applications] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/gillespie/military/civilwar/pensions/gillisngt.txt Confederate Indigent Families] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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=====World War I=====
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*'''1917 - 1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2202707|Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=====Korean War=====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/gillespie/military/koreanwar/casualties.txt Korean War Casualties] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Gillespie}}
  
 
Access obituaries January 1, 1980 through December 31,2004 at the [http://www.fbgtxgensoc.org/obit_index.shtml Fredericksburg Genealogical Society] website.&nbsp; These obituaries came from two newspapers, ''The Fredericksburg Standard ''and ''The Fredericksburg Radio Post. &nbsp;''The [http://www.fredericksburg.lib.tx.us/ Pioneer Memorial Library] has copies of Fredericksburg newspapers on microfilm, with issues beginning in 1890.  
 
Access obituaries January 1, 1980 through December 31,2004 at the [http://www.fbgtxgensoc.org/obit_index.shtml Fredericksburg Genealogical Society] website.&nbsp; These obituaries came from two newspapers, ''The Fredericksburg Standard ''and ''The Fredericksburg Radio Post. &nbsp;''The [http://www.fredericksburg.lib.tx.us/ Pioneer Memorial Library] has copies of Fredericksburg newspapers on microfilm, with issues beginning in 1890.  
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txgillespie/gobit.html Gillespie County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txgillespie/gobit.html Gillespie County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;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}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1800–2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] ~ Ancestry.com (subscription)
  
 
==== 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.
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
 
  
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===== Birth  =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index] (index) - 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] 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] - FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837-1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records] - 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] 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] - Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages] - 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 [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.
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*'''1903-1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials] (index) - FamilySearch
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*'''1903-1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates] 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] [no images] 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}} 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] ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1968-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Pioneer Memorial Library<br>115 W Main St<br>Fredericksburg, TX 78624<br>Phone: (830) 997-6513<br>[http://www.fredericksburg.lib.tx.us/ Website]  
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'''Pioneer Museum and Gillespie County Historical Society'''<br>325 West Main Street<br> Fredericksburg, Texas 78624<br>Telephone Number: 830-990-8441<br> E-mail:[mailto:Pioneer Memorial Library Pioneer Memorial Library]<br>[http://www.fredericksburg.lib.tx.us/ Website]<br><br>  
 
 
<br>Harper Library<br>23797 Us Hwy 290 West<br>Harper, TX 78631<br>Phone: (830) 864-4993<br>[http://harpertxlibrary.org/ Website]
 
  
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'''Gillespie County Historical Society'''<br>312 W. San Antonio St.<br> Fredericksburg, TX<br>Pioneer Memorial Library: 830-997-6513<br>E-mail:[mailto:info@pioneermuseum.net info@pioneermuseum.net]<br><br>  
  
[http://www.fbgtxgensoc.org/index.shtml Fredericksburg Genealogical Society]  
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<br> <br>Harper Library<br>23797 Us Hwy 290 West<br>Harper, TX 78631<br>Telephone Number: 830-864-4993<br>[http://harpertxlibrary.org/ Website]  
  
(The organization dissolved in 2008, but still keeps a website with Gillespie County information)  
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*[http://www.fbgtxgensoc.org/index.shtml Fredericksburg Genealogical Society] (The organization dissolved in 2008, but still keeps a website with Gillespie County information)
  
 
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==== '''Family History Centers<br>'''  ====
 
==== '''Family History Centers<br>'''  ====
  
*'''[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]'''
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Fredericksburg Texas Family History Center]]
 
*[[Fredericksburg Texas Family History Center]]
  
 
106 E Driftwood<br>Fredericksburg, Gillespie, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 830-997-5018<br>Hours: Th 11am-6pm; click on link above for current hours  
 
106 E Driftwood<br>Fredericksburg, Gillespie, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 830-997-5018<br>Hours: Th 11am-6pm; click on link above for current hours  
  
<br>[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies  
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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
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/gillespie/gilltoc.htm Gillespie County Archives&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/gillespie/gilltoc.htm Gillespie County Archives&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txgillespie/ Gillespie County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txgillespie/ Gillespie County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;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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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*{{FHL|Texas Gillespie|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+Gillespie|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 15:08, 4 May 2017

United States
Texas
Gillespie County

Guide to Gillespie 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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Location in the state of Texas
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Facts
Founded February 23, 1848
County Seat Fredericksburg
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County Information


County Courthouse

Gillespie County Courthouse
101 W Main Street PO Box 551
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Phone: 830.997.6515


County Clerk has birth, marriage and probate records 1850, death records from 1902, land records from 1848 and court records from 1954;
District Clerk has divorce records[1]

County Clerk

101 West Main St., Unit 13
Fredericksburg 78624
Phone: 830-997-6515
Fax: 830-997-9958


District Clerk

101 West Main St., Rm 204
Fredericksburg 78624
Phone: 830-997-6517

Vital Records, Public Record Search Indexes from Gillespie County Courthouse

Gillespie County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1840 1850 1850 1850 1850


History

1849-- A cholera epidemic in 1849 took a heavy toll of the early settlers.

Parent County

1848--Gillespie County was created 23 February 1848 from Bexar and Travis Counties.

  • County seat: Fredericksburg [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1850--Courthouse and many county records were destroyed by fire in July 1850.

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Blanco  • Kendall  • Kerr  • Kimble  • Llano  • Mason

Kendall CountyKerr CountyReal CountyMason CountyLlano CountyBlanco CountyGillespie CountyTX GILLESPIE.JPG
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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
Linkpendium WorldCat Tombstone Project
Billion Graves (name) Cemeteries of TX
GenWeb Archives Texas Cemeteries
Billion Graves (cemetery) TX Gravestones
TXGenWeb Epodunk
Names in Stone
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Sources

  • Access cemetery information for Gillespie County at Fredericksburg Genealogical Society. This index to burials includes a surname and maiden name search.  Cemetery information is found by clicking on a cemetery name.  Individual photos are accessed by clicking on the camera icon.  There are some maps with cemetery section plans. This site includes about 3,500 cemetery photos and 50 cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18501,240
18602,736120.6%
18703,56630.3%
18805,22846.6%
18907,05635.0%
19008,22916.6%
19109,44714.8%
192010,0156.0%
193011,02010.0%
194010,670−3.2%
195010,520−1.4%
196010,048−4.5%
197010,5535.0%
198013,53228.2%
199017,20427.1%
200020,81421.0%
201024,83719.3%

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 the American Lutheran Church, Fredericksburg, 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.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Gillespie 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
World War I
Korean War

Newspapers

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

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

Access obituaries January 1, 1980 through December 31,2004 at the Fredericksburg Genealogical Society website.  These obituaries came from two newspapers, The Fredericksburg Standard and The Fredericksburg Radio Post.  The Pioneer Memorial Library has copies of Fredericksburg newspapers on microfilm, with issues beginning in 1890.

Obituaries

Access obituaries January 1, 1980 through December 31,2004 at the Fredericksburg Genealogical Society website. These obituaries came from two newspapers, The Fredericksburg Standard and The Fredericksburg Radio Post.

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

Pioneer Museum and Gillespie County Historical Society
325 West Main Street
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Telephone Number: 830-990-8441
E-mail:Memorial Library Pioneer Memorial Library
Website

Gillespie County Historical Society
312 W. San Antonio St.
Fredericksburg, TX
Pioneer Memorial Library: 830-997-6513
E-mail:info@pioneermuseum.net



Harper Library
23797 Us Hwy 290 West
Harper, TX 78631
Telephone Number: 830-864-4993
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.

106 E Driftwood
Fredericksburg, Gillespie, Texas, United States
Phone: 830-997-5018
Hours: Th 11am-6pm; click on link above for current hours


  • Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Websites

  • Gillespie County Archives  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project
  • Gillespie County  ~  TXGenWeb
  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
  • FamilySearch Catalog The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gillespie County, Texas. Page 664 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).