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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties G|Counties G]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Gonzales 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 G|Counties G]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Gonzales County'' <br>  
  
Guide to '''Gonzales County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Gonzales 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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| county = Gonzales County
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1836
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| founded date = 17 March
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| seat = Gonzales
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| building image = TexasGonzalesCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Gonzales County Courthouse<br>1709 Dewitt Dr<br>PO Box 77<br>Gonzales, TX 78629-0077}}
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== County Information ==
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==== County Courthouse  ====
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[http://www.co.gonzales.tx.us/ips/cms Gonzales County Courthouse]<br> 1709 Dewitt Dr; PO Box 77<br>Gonzales, TX 78629-0077<br> Phone: 830.672.2801<br>
  
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County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, marriage, probate and land records from 1829; District Clerk has divorce record; Archives and Recreation Center has all older records from County and District Clerks, cemetery records and school census<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gonzales County, Texas. Page 664 {{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 77<br>Gonzales 78629<br>Phone: 830-672-2801<br>Fax: 830-672-2636
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'''District Clerk'''
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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414 St. Joseph St., Suite 300<br>Gonzales 78629<br>Phone: 830-672-2326<br>
  
[http://www.co.gonzales.tx.us/ips/cms Gonzales County Courthouse]<br> 1709 Dewitt Dr; PO Box 77<br>Gonzales, TX 78629-0077<br> Phone: 830.672.2801 <br>
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==== Gonzales County, Texas Record Dates ====
  
County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage, probate and land records from 1829; <br>District Clerk has divorce record; Archives and Recreation<br> Center has all older records from County and District Clerks, <br>cemetery records and school census<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gonzales County, Texas. Page 664 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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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" |1829
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1836--'''Gonzales County was created 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality. '''County seat:''' Gonzales <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1836--'''Gonzales County was created 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Gonzales <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
[http://www.texasescapes.com/TRIPS/GreatAmericanLegendTour/GonzalesCoCourthouse/GonzalesCountyCourthouseTour.htm Gonzales County Courthouse] history and photos from TexasEscapes.com.  
 
[http://www.texasescapes.com/TRIPS/GreatAmericanLegendTour/GonzalesCoCourthouse/GonzalesCountyCourthouseTour.htm Gonzales County Courthouse] history and photos from TexasEscapes.com.  
  
[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/GG/hcg7.html Gonzales County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.  
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[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/GG/hcg7.html Gonzales County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== 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, Gonzales, Gonzales|place|disp=Gonzales}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Gonzales, Nixon|place|disp=Nixon}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Gonzales, Waelder|place|disp=Waelder}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Gonzales, Wrightsboro|place|disp=Wrightsboro}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bastrop County, Texas|Bastrop]]  
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[[Bastrop County, Texas Genealogy|Bastrop]] {{•}} [[Caldwell County, Texas Genealogy|Caldwell]] {{•}} [[De Witt County, Texas Genealogy|De Witt]] {{•}} [[Fayette County, Texas Genealogy|Fayette]] {{•}} [[Guadalupe County, Texas Genealogy|Guadalupe]] {{•}} [[Karnes County, Texas Genealogy|Karnes]] {{•}} [[Lavaca County, Texas Genealogy|Lavaca]] {{•}} [[Wilson County, Texas Genealogy|Wilson]]  
*[[Caldwell County, Texas|Caldwell]]  
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<center>{{TX GONZALES County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[De Witt County, Texas|De Witt]]  
 
*[[Fayette County, Texas|Fayette]]  
 
*[[Guadalupe County, Texas|Guadalupe]]  
 
*[[Karnes County, Texas|Karnes]]  
 
*[[Lavaca County, Texas|Lavaca]]  
 
*[[Wilson County, Texas|Wilson]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries <br>  ====
 
==== Cemeteries <br>  ====
  
[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/gonzales.html Gonzales County Cemeteries] from the Texas Tombstone project.  
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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| bgcolor="#B2B2FF" colspan="3" | <center>'''{{PAGENAME}}''' cemeteries from [[Texas Cemeteries|state]] and [[United States Cemeteries|national]] resources</center>
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#CCFFFF" | <center>'''Online County-wide Name Searches''' </center>
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#FFFFB8" | <center>'''Published Grave<br> Transcripts''' </center>
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| bgcolor="#FFF1DC" | <center>'''Lists of Cemeteries'''<br>(Several will also link to names)</center>
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=46&GScnty=2608&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com] (Add a name to the search)
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| bgcolor="#FFFFca" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Gonzales+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2608 Findagrave.com ]
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| bgcolor="#E0FFFF" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Texas&county=Gonzales&search_text=&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves] (Switch to a "Person Lookup")
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| bgcolor="#FFFFca" | {{FHL|Texas, Gonzales|place||disp=FamilySearch Library}} Click '''Cemeteries''' Press space bar to select town
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://texascemeteries.org/gonzales/gonzales-county-cemeteries Texas Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#country=United+States&state=Texas&county=Gonzales&search_text=&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/gonzales.html USGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#FFF8DC" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Gonzales/ListGonzales.html Cemeteries of Texas]
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/gonzales.html Gonzales County Cemeteries] from the Texas Tombstone project.
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==== Census ====
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
[http://www.placenames.com/us/48177/church/ Churches in Gonzales County] from placenames.com  
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{{TX Church Intro}}
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[http://www.placenames.com/us/48177/church/ Churches in Gonzales County] from placenames.com
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
{{TX Land}}
 
  
==== Local Histories ====
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{{TX Land}}
{{TX County Histories}}
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==== Local Histories ====
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{{TX County Histories}}  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
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[[Image:Txgonzales.jpg|400px|Txgonzales.jpg]] <br> <br>
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
==== Newspapers ====
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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 '''$'''
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Gonzales}}
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*'''1845-1848''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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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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==== Newspapers ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Gonzales}}  
  
==== Probate ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
 
  
==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
{{TX Tax 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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==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}  
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}  
 
{{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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===== Birth  =====
*[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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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*'''1840-1981''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings] - FamilySearch<br>
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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/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803987 Texas, County Marriage Index] - FamilySearch records collection''<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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*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages] - FamilySearch record collection
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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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*'''1903-1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials] (index) - &nbsp;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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*'''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://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records] (index) ~ 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 $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''Gonzales County Historical Commission'''<br>PO Box 114<br>Gonzales 78629-0114<br> Telephone Number: 830-672-7970 <br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgonzal/histcom.htm?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0007727563&o_lid=0007727563&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>  
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
== Web Sites  ==
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
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== Websites  ==
 
 
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Gonzales|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
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*{{FHL|Texas Gonzales|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.
  
 
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Guide to Gonzales 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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Founded 17 March, 1836
County Seat Gonzales
Courthouse
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Address Gonzales County Courthouse
1709 Dewitt Dr
PO Box 77
Gonzales, TX 78629-0077
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County Information


County Courthouse

Gonzales County Courthouse
1709 Dewitt Dr; PO Box 77
Gonzales, TX 78629-0077
Phone: 830.672.2801

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, marriage, probate and land records from 1829; District Clerk has divorce record; Archives and Recreation Center has all older records from County and District Clerks, cemetery records and school census[1]


County Clerk

P.O. Box 77
Gonzales 78629
Phone: 830-672-2801
Fax: 830-672-2636


District Clerk

414 St. Joseph St., Suite 300
Gonzales 78629
Phone: 830-672-2326

Gonzales County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1829 1850 1837 1832

History

Parent County

1836--Gonzales County was created 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality.

  • County seat: Gonzales [2]

Gonzales County Courthouse history and photos from TexasEscapes.com.

Gonzales County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Gonzales County border 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

Neighboring Counties

Bastrop  • Caldwell  • De Witt  • Fayette  • Guadalupe  • Karnes  • Lavaca  • Wilson

Karnes CountyKarnes CountyGuadalupe CountyBastrop CountyCaldwell CountyFayette CountyLavaca CountyDe Witt CountyGonzales CountyTX GONZALES.JPG
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Resources

Cemeteries

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

Gonzales County, Texas Genealogy cemeteries from state and national resources
Online County-wide Name Searches
Published Grave
Transcripts
Lists of Cemeteries
(Several will also link to names)
Findagrave.com (Add a name to the search) WorldCat Findagrave.com
Billion Graves (Switch to a "Person Lookup") FamilySearch Library Click Cemeteries Press space bar to select town Texas Tombstone Project

Billion Graves

USGenWeb

Cemeteries of Texas

See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

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.


Churches in Gonzales County from placenames.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 Gonzales 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

Txgonzales.jpg

Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War

Newspapers

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

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

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

Gonzales County Historical Commission
PO Box 114
Gonzales 78629-0114
Telephone Number: 830-672-7970
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

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county
  • 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), Gonzales 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).