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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]] Grimes County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Grimes County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Grimes 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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{{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records|left}}<br>
 
 
{{Adoption TXGenWeb}}  
 
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Grimes County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| county_map = Tx-grimes.png
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| state = Texas
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| founded year =1846
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| founded date = 6 April
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| seat = Anderson
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| building image = TexasGrimesCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Grimes County Courthouse<br>PO Box 209<br>Anderson, TX 77830}}
 
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== County Information ==
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Adopted by&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/ TXGenWeb&nbsp;Grimes County]<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Eleanor Colson
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==== County Courthouse  ====
 
 
== [[Image:Grimes county courthouse.jpg|right|Grimes county courthouse.jpg]]County Courthouse  ==
 
  
 
[http://www.co.grimes.tx.us/ips/cms Grimes County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 209 <br>Anderson, TX 77830<br>Phone: 409.873.2111 <br>  
 
[http://www.co.grimes.tx.us/ips/cms Grimes County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 209 <br>Anderson, TX 77830<br>Phone: 409.873.2111 <br>  
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County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1903, marriage and probate records from 1848 and land records from 1843<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grimes County, Texas. Page 665 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1903, marriage and probate records from 1848 and land records from 1843<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grimes County, Texas. Page 665 {{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 209<br>Anderson 77830<br>Phone: 936-873-4407<br>  
  
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'''District Clerk'''
  
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P.O. Box 234<br>Anderson 77830<br>Phone: 409-873-4432<br>Fax: 409-873-2514<br>  
  
 
*Located in Anderson, Texas. The present court house was built in 1894. Four prior court houses have been destroyed; one by wind and three by fire.
 
*Located in Anderson, Texas. The present court house was built in 1894. Four prior court houses have been destroyed; one by wind and three by fire.
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==== Grimes 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" |1848
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1837
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1838
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1846--'''Grimes County was created 6 April 1846 from [[Montgomery County, Texas|Montgomery]] County. '''County seat:''' Anderson <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1846--'''Grimes County was created 6 April 1846 from [[Montgomery County, Texas Genealogy|Montgomery]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Anderson <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
'''1853''' -- Madison County was carved out of northern Grimes County.  
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'''1853--''' Madison County was carved out of northern Grimes County.  
  
'''1873''' -- Waller County was formed from territory in the southern part of Grimes County.<ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Grimes County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcg11</ref>  
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'''1873--''' Waller County was formed from territory in the southern part of Grimes County.<ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Grimes County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcg11</ref>
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Grimes, Anderson|place|disp=Anderson}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Grimes, Bedias|place|disp=Bedias}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Grimes, Navasota|place|disp=Navasota}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Grimes, Plantersville|place|disp=Plantersville}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Grimes, Prairie Plains|place|disp=Prairie Plains}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Grimes, Richards|place|disp=Richards}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Grimes, Stoneham|place|disp=Stoneham}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Brazos County, Texas|Brazos]]  
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[[Brazos County, Texas Genealogy|Brazos]] {{•}} [[Madison County, Texas Genealogy|Madison]] {{•}} [[Montgomery County, Texas Genealogy|Montgomery]] {{•}} [[Walker County, Texas Genealogy|Walker]] {{•}} [[Waller County, Texas Genealogy|Waller]] {{•}} [[Washington County, Texas Genealogy|Washington]]  
*[[Madison County, Texas|Madison]]  
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<center>{{TX Grimes County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Montgomery County, Texas|Montgomery]]  
 
*[[Walker County, Texas|Walker]]  
 
*[[Waller County, Texas|Waller]]  
 
*[[Washington County, Texas|Washington]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources&nbsp;  ==
 
== Resources&nbsp;  ==
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/ Grimes County TXGenWeb]
 
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/GrimesCemetery.html Grimes County TXGenWeb Cemeteries]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Large listing with many transcriptions and photos
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/texas/grimes.html Texas Tombstone Project for Grimes County]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2612 Find A Grave Cemetery listing for Grimes County]
 
*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Grimes/ListGrimes.html Cemeteries of Grimes County, Texas]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Gloria Mayfield's site
 
  
Individual Cemeteries  
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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=2612&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|512735|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2612 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/grimes-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Grimes+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/texas/grimes.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Grimes/ListGrimes.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/grimes/cemeteries.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/grimes/grimes-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=Grimes&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=93 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/GrimesCemetery.html TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22668&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=39&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/tx/grimes.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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BillionGraves
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==== Census  ====
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106105 Red Top Cemetery, Bedias]
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{{US Census population
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158932 St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery, Navasota]
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|1850= 4008
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158803 St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery, Plantersville]
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|1860= 10307
 
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|1870= 13218
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|1880= 18603
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|1890= 21312
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|1900= 26106
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|1910= 21205
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|1920= 23101
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|1930= 22642
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|1940= 21960
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|1950= 15135
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|1960= 12709
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|1970= 11855
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|1980= 13580
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|1990= 18828
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|2000= 23552
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|2010= 26604
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}}
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/GrimesCensus.html Grimes County Census] located on Grimes County TXGenWeb page.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/GrimesCensus.html Grimes County Census] located on Grimes County TXGenWeb page.  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/grimes/census/1850/ 1850 Grimes County Census] USGenWeb Archives Project.  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/grimes/census/1850/ '''1850''' Grimes County Census] USGenWeb Archives Project.  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/grimes/census/1850/1850slav.txt 1850 Grimes County Slave Census] USGenWeb Archives Project.  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/grimes/census/1850/1850slav.txt '''1850''' Grimes County Slave Census] USGenWeb Archives Project.  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/grimes/census/1860/ 1860 Grimes County Census] USGenWeb Archives Project.  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/grimes/census/1860/ '''1860''' Grimes County Census] USGenWeb Archives Project.  
*[http://www.odessa3.org/collections/census/link/grimes00.txt Russian Immigrants on 1900 census]  
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*'''1900''' [http://www.odessa3.org/collections/census/link/grimes00.txt Russian Immigrants on 1900 census]  
*[http://www.odessa3.org/collections/census/link/grimes10.txt Russian Immigrants on 1910 census]  
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*'''1910''' [http://www.odessa3.org/collections/census/link/grimes10.txt Russian Immigrants on 1910 census]  
*[http://www.odessa3.org/collections/census/link/grimes20.txt Russian Immigrants on 1920 census]
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*'''1920''' [http://www.odessa3.org/collections/census/link/grimes20.txt Russian Immigrants on 1920 census]
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/GrimesChurches.html Grimes County Churches]&nbsp; Grimes County TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/GrimesChurches.html Grimes County Churches]&nbsp; Grimes County TXGenWeb
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}  
 
{{TX Land}}  
  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
{{TX County Histories}}
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{{TX County Histories}}  
  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcg11 Grimes County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcg11 Grimes County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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[[Image:Txgrimes.jpg|400px|Txgrimes.jpg]]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Texas Land Survey Maps for {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/GrimesHistoryMaps.html Grimes County TXGenWeb Maps and History]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/GrimesHistoryMaps.html Grimes County TXGenWeb Maps and History]  
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=4875 Grimes County 1940 Highway Map]  
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*'''1940''' [http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=4875 Grimes County 1940 Highway Map]  
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5151 Grimes County 1961 Highway Map]  
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*'''1961''' [http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5151 Grimes County 1961 Highway Map]  
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]&nbsp; from TXGenWeb; click on county to go to the county TXGenWeb website  
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map] from TXGenWeb; click on county to go to the county TXGenWeb website  
 
*[http://txdot.lib.utexas.edu/raw/tcgrim01.html Texas DOT Map of Grimes County]
 
*[http://txdot.lib.utexas.edu/raw/tcgrim01.html Texas DOT Map of Grimes County]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
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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 $
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/GrimesMemorial.html Grimes County Memorial Page] Grimes County TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/GrimesVeterans.html Grimes County Veterans] Grimes County TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/GrimesVeterans.html Grimes County Veterans] Grimes County TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/MemorialPlaque.html Veteran Memorial Plaque in Anderson] Photo on Grimes County TXGenWeb
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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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/GrimesMemorial.html Confederate Memorial Plaza in Anderson] Photo on Grimes County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/ConfMemPlaza2.html Confederate Memorial Statue in Anderson] Photo on Grimes County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.angelfire.com/tx/RandysTexas/12thInfCoD.html 12th Texas Infantry, Company D] most appear to be from Grimes County
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~burzynsk/grimesconfederates.html Confederate Soldiers buried in Grimes County]
 
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.php?formType=name&searchType=beginLike&lastName=&firstName=&county=Grimes&number=&sortorder=alpha&dosearch=Search+Now Grimes County Confederate Pension Applications]  
 
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.php?formType=name&searchType=beginLike&lastName=&firstName=&county=Grimes&number=&sortorder=alpha&dosearch=Search+Now Grimes County Confederate Pension Applications]  
*[http://www.angelfire.com/tx/RandysTexas/12thInfCoD.html 12th Texas Infantry, Company D&nbsp;]&nbsp; most appear to be from Grimes County
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~burzynsk/grimesconfederates.html Confederate Soldies buried in Grimes County]
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=====Spanish-American War=====
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~burzynsk/spanishamericanwar.html Spanish-American War Veterans in Grimes County]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/GrimesMemorial.html Grimes County Memorial Page]&nbsp; Grimes County TXGenWeb
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~burzynsk/spanishamericanwar.html Spanish-American War Veterans in Grimes County]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/GrimesMemorial.html Confederate Memorial Plaza in Anderson]&nbsp; Photo on Grimes County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/ConfMemPlaza2.html Confederate Memorial Statue in Anderson]&nbsp;&nbsp; Photo on Grimes County TXGenWeb
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=====World War I=====
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/MemorialPlaque.html Veteran Memorial Plaque in Anderson]&nbsp;&nbsp; Photo on Grimes County TXGenWeb
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*'''1917 - 1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2202707|Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Grimes}}  
 
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Grimes}}  
  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}  
 
{{TX Probate Intro}}  
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/GrimesWills.html Grimes County Probates, Wills, and Estate Records]&nbsp;&nbsp; Grimes County TXGenWeb
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
==== Taxation ====
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*'''1800–1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
{{TX Tax Intro}}
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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://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/GrimesWills.html Grimes County Probates, Wills, and Estate Records] Grimes County TXGenWeb
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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}}  
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/GrimesVitals.html Grimes County TXGenWeb Vital Records]  
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===== Birth  =====
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[United States World War II Draft Records]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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*[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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===== 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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*'''1903-1973''' [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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*'''1964-1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index] [[United States World War II Draft Records]] 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  ==
  
*Navasota Public Library <br>1411 E. Washington Ave.<br>Navasota, Texas 77868; <br>(936)825-6744<br>  
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'''Grimes County Heritage Assn'''<br> 1215 E Washington<br> Navasota 77868<br><br>
*Horlock House History Center<br>1215 East Washington Ave.<br>Navasota, Texas 77868<br>
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*Navasota Public Library <br>1411 E. Washington Ave.<br>Navasota, Texas 77868; <br>(936)825-6744<br><br>  
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*Horlock House History Center<br>1215 East Washington Ave.<br>Navasota, Texas 77868<br><br>
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/ Grimes County TXGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgrimes/ Grimes County TXGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/grimes/grimetoc.htm Grimes County USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/grimes/grimetoc.htm Grimes County USGenWeb Archives]  
 
*[http://www.co.grimes.tx.us/ips/cms Grimes County government]  
 
*[http://www.co.grimes.tx.us/ips/cms Grimes County government]  
*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/tx/grimes/ Grimes County at Genforum]
 
 
*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/TX_Grimes.html Grimes County at Kindred Trails]  
 
*[http://www.kindredtrails.com/TX_Grimes.html Grimes County at Kindred Trails]  
 
*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/TX/Grimes/ Grimes County Resource Page at Rootsweb]  
 
*[http://resources.rootsweb.ancestry.com/USA/TX/Grimes/ Grimes County Resource Page at Rootsweb]  
 
*[http://www.navasotatx.gov/index.aspx?NID=109 City of Navasota Website], lists historical properties in Navasota.  
 
*[http://www.navasotatx.gov/index.aspx?NID=109 City of Navasota Website], lists historical properties in Navasota.  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Grimes|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas Grimes|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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Latest revision as of 15:20, 4 May 2017

United States
Texas
Grimes County

Guide to Grimes 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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Grimes County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Facts
Founded 6 April, 1846
County Seat Anderson
Courthouse
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Address Grimes County Courthouse
PO Box 209
Anderson, TX 77830
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County Information


County Courthouse

Grimes County Courthouse
PO Box 209
Anderson, TX 77830
Phone: 409.873.2111

County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1903, marriage and probate records from 1848 and land records from 1843[1]

County Clerk

P.O. Box 209
Anderson 77830
Phone: 936-873-4407

District Clerk

P.O. Box 234
Anderson 77830
Phone: 409-873-4432
Fax: 409-873-2514

  • Located in Anderson, Texas. The present court house was built in 1894. Four prior court houses have been destroyed; one by wind and three by fire.


Grimes County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1848 1850 1837 1838

History

Parent County

1846--Grimes County was created 6 April 1846 from Montgomery County.

  • County seat: Anderson [2]

Boundary Changes

1853-- Madison County was carved out of northern Grimes County.

1873-- Waller County was formed from territory in the southern part of Grimes County.[3]

Record Loss

1848--County records were destroyed by fire in late 1848.

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

  • Towns and Cities:  Anderson  |  Bedias |  Iola  |  Navasota |  Todd Mission 
  • Unincorporated Areas:  Courtney | Plantersville | Richards | Roan's Prairie | Shiro | Singleton | Stoneham

Neighboring Counties

Brazos  • Madison  • Montgomery  • Walker  • Waller  • Washington

Waller CountyWashington CountyBrazos CountyMadison CountyWalker CountyMontgomery CountyGrimes CountyTX Grimes.JPG
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Resources 

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 Interment
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18504,008
186010,307157.2%
187013,21828.2%
188018,60340.7%
189021,31214.6%
190026,10622.5%
191021,205−18.8%
192023,1018.9%
193022,642−2.0%
194021,960−3.0%
195015,135−31.1%
196012,709−16.0%
197011,855−6.7%
198013,58014.6%
199018,82838.6%
200023,55225.1%
201026,60413.0%

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

Events

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 Grimes 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.

  • Grimes County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • History of the Grimes County Sheriff's Office
  • Surnames of Grimes County Grimes County TXGenWeb
  • Historical Markers of Grimes County Grimes County TXGenWeb
  • Grimes County Biographies Grimes County TXGenWeb
  • Grimes County Historic Homes Grimes County TXGenWeb

    Books about Local History
  • Early History of Grimes County, 1930, by E. L. Blair.
  • History of Grimes County, Land of Heritage and Progress, 1982, by Grimes County Historical Commission.
  • Saga of Anderson - The Proud Story of a Historic Texas Community, 1957, by Irene Taylor Allen.
  • My Hometown: the Bedias Story, by Wallace Davis, 1953, Gulf Publishing Company, Houston
  • The Honor Roll of Grimes County, A tribute to men from Grimes County, Texas who served in the U.S. armed forces during World War I.
  • Austin Colony Pioneers: Including History of Bastrop, Fayette, Grimes, Montgomery and Washington Counties, Texas, Worth S. Ray, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., January 1995
  • Baptist Churches of Grimes County, by Joseph Eugene Boulet, 1936-37, Anderson
  • The History and Burial Records of Stoneham Cemetery, Stoneham, Texas, compiled by Frances and Lois Stoneham, 1980

Maps

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Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War
Spanish-American War
World War I

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Grimes 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

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

Grimes County Heritage Assn
1215 E Washington
Navasota 77868

  • Navasota Public Library
    1411 E. Washington Ave.
    Navasota, Texas 77868;
    (936)825-6744

  • Horlock House History Center
    1215 East Washington Ave.
    Navasota, Texas 77868

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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Grimes County, Texas. Page 665 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).
  3. Handbook of Texas Online: Grimes County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcg11