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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties H|Counties H]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Hays County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Hays 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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| seat wl = San Marcos
 
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== County Information ==
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== County Courthouse  ==
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==== County Courthouse  ====
  
[http://www.co.hays.tx.us/ Hays County Courthouse]<br>137 N Guadalupe Street<br>San Marcos, TX 78666<br> Phone: 512.393.7330 <br><br>County Clerk has probate records from 1839, birth records<br>from 1865, marriage, court, and land records from 1848 <br>and military records from 1919; District Clerk has divorce<br> records from 1897<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hays County, Texas. Page 666 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.co.hays.tx.us/ Hays County Courthouse]<br>137 N Guadalupe Street<br>San Marcos, TX 78666<br> Phone: 512.393.7330<br><br>County Clerk has probate records from 1839, birth records<br>from 1865, marriage, court, and land records from 1848 <br>and military records from 1919; District Clerk has divorce<br> records from 1897<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hays County, Texas. Page 666 {{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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712 S. Stagecoach Trail Ste 2008<br>San Marcos 78666<br>Phone: 512-393-7330<br>Fax: 512-393-7337
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'''District Clerk'''
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712 S. Stagecoach Trail Ste 2008 Ste2211<br>San Marcos 78666<br>Phone: 512-393-7660<br>Fax: 512-393-7674<br>
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==== Hays 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" | 1848
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1839
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
The first Anglo-American arrived around 1835, the first church was organized in 1847 and the first school was organized in 1849. A Spanish settlement was in the area from 1808 to 1812. Mexican land grants date as early as 1831.  
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'''1808, 1835, 1847, 1849--'''The first Anglo-American arrived around 1835, the first church was organized in 1847 and the first school was organized in 1849. A Spanish settlement was in the area from 1808 to 1812. Mexican land grants date as early as 1831.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1848--'''Hays County was created 1 March 1848 from [[Travis County, Texas|Travis]] County. '''County seat:''' San Marcos <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1848--'''Hays County was created 1 March 1848 from [[Travis County, Texas Genealogy|Travis]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' San Marcos <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== 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, Hays, Driftwood|place|disp=Driftwood}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Hays, Goforth|place|disp=Goforth}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Hays, Kyle|place|disp=Kyle}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Hays, San Marcos|place|disp=San Marcos}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Hays, Wimberley|place|disp=Wimberley}}
  
 
==== 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]] {{•}} [[Caldwell County, Texas Genealogy|Caldwell]] {{•}} [[Comal County, Texas Genealogy|Comal]] {{•}} [[Guadalupe County, Texas Genealogy|Guadalupe]] {{•}} [[Travis County, Texas Genealogy|Travis]]  
*[[Caldwell County, Texas|Caldwell]]  
 
*[[Comal County, Texas|Comal]]  
 
*[[Guadalupe County, Texas|Guadalupe]]  
 
*[[Travis County, Texas|Travis]]
 
  
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<center>{{TXHAYS County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
== 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  ====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hays/haystoc.htm Hays County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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{| width="75%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2" border="1"
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery &nbsp;tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic 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=2624&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|479443|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=2624 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/hays-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Hays+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/hays.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/Etx/Hays/ListHays.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hays/haystoc.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/hays/hays-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=Hays&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=105 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://hayscotxgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22680&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=29&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/hays.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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''Additional Cemetery Sources''
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*[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=158748 Wimberley Cemetery, Wimberley] BillionGraves
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{{US Census population
 
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|1850= 387
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|1860= 2126
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|1870= 4088
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|1880= 7555
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|1890= 11352
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|1900= 14142
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|1910= 15518
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|1920= 15920
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|1930= 14915
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|1940= 15349
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|1950= 17840
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|1960= 19934
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|1970= 27642
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|1980= 40594
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|1990= 65614
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|2000= 97589
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|2010= 157127
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hays/census/1850/pg00239.txt 1850 Federal Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hays/census/1850/pg00239.txt '''1850''' Federal Census] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hays/census/1860/ 1860 Federal Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hays/census/1860/ '''1860''' Federal Census] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hays/census/1880/ 1880 Federal Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hays/census/1880/ '''1880''' Federal Census] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hays/land/hays.txt Original Land Owners of Texas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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{{TX Land}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hays/land/hays.txt Original Land Owners of Texas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txhays.jpg|400px|Txhays.jpg]] <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/hays/military/civilwar/pensions/hayscsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications Index]&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 '''$'''
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hays/military/civilwar/pensions/haysngt.txt Confederate Indigent Families]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources]~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hays/military/koreanwar/casualties.txt Korean War Casualties]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources]~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''1845-1848''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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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/hays/military/civilwar/pensions/hayscsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications Index] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hays/military/civilwar/pensions/haysngt.txt Confederate Indigent Families] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hays/military/koreanwar/casualties.txt Korean War Casualties] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Hays}}
  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[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.  
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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===== Birth  =====
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997] (index) - FamilySearch
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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 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] 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, 1837-1973] - FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837-1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch. Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.
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*'''1837-1977''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] 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 1966-2005] - Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010] - 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 1890 – 1976 [with images]] Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
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*'''1903-1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1903-1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] 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.
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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 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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*'''1977-1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} 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 1968&-2005] - Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1968-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1850-1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas&nbsp; 1850-1930
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Kyle Community Library<br>409 W Blanco St<br>Kyle, TX 78640<br>Phone: (512) 268-7411<br>[http://www.kylelibrary.com/ Website]
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'''Hays County Gen. Society'''<br> PO Box 503<br> San Marcos 78666<br><br>  
  
San Marcos Public Library<br>625 E Hopkins St<br>San Marcos, TX 78666<br>Phone: (512) 393-8200<br>[http://www.ci.san-marcos.tx.us/library.htm Website]  
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'''Kyle Community Library'''<br>409 W Blanco St<br>Kyle, TX 78640<br>Telephone Number: 512-268-7411<br>[http://www.kylelibrary.com/ Website]  
  
Buda Public Library<br>303 N Main St<br>Buda, TX 78610<br>Phone: (512) 295-5899<br>[http://www.budalibrary.org/ Website]  
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'''San Marcos Public Library'''<br>625 E Hopkins St<br>San Marcos, TX 78666<br>Telephone Number: 512-393-8200<br>[http://www.ci.san-marcos.tx.us/library.htm Website]  
  
Dripping Springs Community Library<br>501 Sportsplex Dr<br>Dripping Springs, TX 78620<br>Phone: (512) 858-7825<br>[http://www.dscl.org/ Website]  
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'''Buda Public Library'''<br>303 N Main St<br>Buda, TX 78610<br>Telephone Number: 512-295-5899<br>[http://www.budalibrary.org/ Website]  
  
Wimberley Village Library<br>400 Fm 2325<br>Wimberley, TX 78676<br>Phone: (512) 847-2188<br>[http://www.wimberleylibrary.org/ Website]  
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'''Dripping Springs Community Library'''<br>501 Sportsplex Dr<br>Dripping Springs, TX 78620<br>Telephone Number: 512-858-7825<br>[http://www.dscl.org/ Website]
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'''Wimberley Village Library'''<br>400 Fm 2325<br>Wimberley, TX 78676<br>Telephone Number: 512-847-2188<br>[http://www.wimberleylibrary.org/ Website]  
  
 
==== 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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*[[San Marcos Texas Family History Center]]
 
*[[San Marcos Texas Family History Center]]
  
[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/hays/haystoc.htm Hays County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hays/haystoc.htm Hays County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhays/ Hays County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhays/ Hays 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.
 
 
*[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.  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Hays|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas fHays|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 22:35, 5 April 2017

United States
Texas
Hays County

Guide to Hays 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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Hays County, Texas
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Map of Texas highlighting Hays County
Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 1, 1848
County Seat San Marcos
Courthouse
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County Information


County Courthouse

Hays County Courthouse
137 N Guadalupe Street
San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone: 512.393.7330

County Clerk has probate records from 1839, birth records
from 1865, marriage, court, and land records from 1848
and military records from 1919; District Clerk has divorce
records from 1897[1]


County Clerk

712 S. Stagecoach Trail Ste 2008
San Marcos 78666
Phone: 512-393-7330
Fax: 512-393-7337


District Clerk

712 S. Stagecoach Trail Ste 2008 Ste2211
San Marcos 78666
Phone: 512-393-7660
Fax: 512-393-7674

Hays County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1848 1850 1848 1839

History

1808, 1835, 1847, 1849--The first Anglo-American arrived around 1835, the first church was organized in 1847 and the first school was organized in 1849. A Spanish settlement was in the area from 1808 to 1812. Mexican land grants date as early as 1831.

Parent County

1848--Hays County was created 1 March 1848 from Travis County.

  • County seat: San Marcos [2]

Boundary 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

Blanco  • Caldwell  • Comal  • Guadalupe  • Travis


Blanco CountyTravis CountyHays CountyCaldwell CountyComal CountyGuadalupe CountyTX HAYS.JPG

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

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.

Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850387
18602,126449.4%
18704,08892.3%
18807,55584.8%
189011,35250.3%
190014,14224.6%
191015,5189.7%
192015,9202.6%
193014,915−6.3%
194015,3492.9%
195017,84016.2%
196019,93411.7%
197027,64238.7%
198040,59446.9%
199065,61461.6%
200097,58948.7%
2010157,12761.0%

Church

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 Hays 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.

  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Txhays.jpg

Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War
Korean War

Newspapers

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

Hays County Gen. Society
PO Box 503
San Marcos 78666

Kyle Community Library
409 W Blanco St
Kyle, TX 78640
Telephone Number: 512-268-7411
Website

San Marcos Public Library
625 E Hopkins St
San Marcos, TX 78666
Telephone Number: 512-393-8200
Website

Buda Public Library
303 N Main St
Buda, TX 78610
Telephone Number: 512-295-5899
Website

Dripping Springs Community Library
501 Sportsplex Dr
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Telephone Number: 512-858-7825
Website

Wimberley Village Library
400 Fm 2325
Wimberley, TX 78676
Telephone Number: 512-847-2188
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.




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

Websites

  • Hays County Archives  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project
  • Hays 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), Hays County, Texas. Page 666 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).