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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties IJ|Counties IJ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Jefferson County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Jefferson County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Jefferson 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>
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Jefferson County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption TXGenWeb
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| county_map = Tx-jefferson.png
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1836
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| founded date = March 17
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| seat =  Beaumont
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| building image =  TexasJeffersonCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Jefferson County Courthouse<br> PO Box 1151<br> Beaumont, TX 77704<br> Phone: 409.835.8475<br>[http://www.co.jefferson.tx.us/ '''Adams County Website'''] }}  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
  
[http://www.co.jefferson.tx.us/ Jefferson County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 1151<br> Beaumont, TX 77704<br> Phone: 409.835.8475&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth and death&nbsp;records 1903-1966, <br>marriage, land,&nbsp;probate, court and military disharge&nbsp;<br> records from 1836; District Clerk&nbsp;has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jefferson County, Texas. Page 667 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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==== County Courthouse ====
  
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County&nbsp;Clerk has birth and death&nbsp;records 1903-1966, <br>marriage, land,&nbsp;probate, court and military disharge&nbsp;<br> records from 1836; District Clerk&nbsp;has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jefferson County, Texas. Page 667 {{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 1151<br>Beaumont 77704<br>Phone: 409-835-8475<br>
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'''District Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 3707<br>Beaumont 77704<br>Phone: 409-835-8580<br>
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==== Jefferson 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" |1837
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1836
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1838
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1836--'''Jefferson County was created 17 March 1836 from Old Mexican Municipality. '''County seat:''' Beaumont <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1836--'''Jefferson County was created 17 March 1836 from Old Mexican Municipality.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Beaumont <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, Jefferson, Beaumont|place|disp=Beaumont}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Jefferson, China|place|disp=China}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Jefferson, Griffing Park|place|disp=Griffing Park}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Jefferson, Groves|place|disp=Groves}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Jefferson, Lakeview|place|disp=Lakeview}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Jefferson, Marion|place|disp=Marion}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Jefferson, Nederland|place|disp=Nederland}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Jefferson, Pear Ridge|place|disp=Pear Ridge}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Jefferson, Port Acres|place|disp=Port Acres}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Jefferson, Port Arthur|place|disp=Port Arthur}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Jefferson, Port Neches|place|disp=Port Neches}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Jefferson, Sabine|place|disp=Sabine}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Jefferson, Sabine Pass|place|disp=Sabine Pass}}
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Amelia]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Amelia]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Aurora]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Aurora]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Cheek]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Cheek]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm China]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm China]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Fannett]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Fannett]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Fort Griffin]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Fort Griffin]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Landrum]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Landrum]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Meeker]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Meeker]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Mount Holland]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Mount Holland]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Nederland]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Nederland]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Pleasure Island]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Pleasure Island]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Port Acres]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Port Acres]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Port Arthur]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Port Arthur]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Port Neches]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Port Neches]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Viterbo]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Viterbo]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Voth]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/communities/00index_communities.htm Voth]
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Cameron Parish, Louisiana|Cameron Parish, Louisiana]]  
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[[Cameron Parish, Louisiana Genealogy|Cameron Parish, Louisiana]] {{•}} [[Chambers County, Texas Genealogy|Chambers]] {{•}} [[Hardin County, Texas Genealogy|Hardin]] {{•}} [[Liberty County, Texas Genealogy|Liberty]] {{•}} [[Orange County, Texas Genealogy|Orange]]  
*[[Chambers County, Texas|Chambers]]  
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*[[Hardin County, Texas|Hardin]]  
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*[[Liberty County, Texas|Liberty]]  
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<center>{{TXJEFFERSON County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Orange County, Texas|Orange]]
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Anthony]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Berry]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Block]  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Broussard]
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160555 Burrell]  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Calvary]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Claybar Haven of Rest]  
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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=2642&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Community Cemeteries, Inc.]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|380822|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Forest Lawn Memorial Park]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2642 FindAGrave]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Greenlawn Memorial Park]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Haven of Rest]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/jefferson-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Hebert]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Jefferson+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Hillebrandt]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/jefferson.html Tombstone Project]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Johnson Memorial]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Kainer Memorials]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm LaBelle]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Landrum]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Jefferson/ListJefferson.html Cemeteries of TX]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Live Oak]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Magnolia]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/jefferson/jeffertoc.htm GenWeb Archives]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Memory Gardens]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm McGaffey]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/jefferson/jefferson-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Oak Bluff Memorial]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Oak Knoll]
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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=Jefferson&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Pace]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Pivoto]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=123 TX Gravestones]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Prater]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Pythain Rest]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Etxjeffer/Jefferson_County_Vital_Records/cemeteries/cemeteries_Hoempage.htm TXGenWeb]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Rosedale]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Sabine Pass]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22698&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=21&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Spell]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Wildwave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/cemeteries/00index_cemeteries.htm Woodrow]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/tx/jefferson.htm Interment]
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==== Census ====
  
 
==== Churches &amp; Religious Organizations  ====
 
==== Churches &amp; Religious Organizations  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/Beaumont/00_index.htm Beaumont]  
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{{TX Church Intro}}
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/china.htm China]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/groves.htm Groves]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/Beaumont/00_index.htm Beaumont] &nbsp; - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/fannett.htm Fannett]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/china.htm China] &nbsp; - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/hamshire.htm Hamshire]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/groves.htm Groves] &nbsp; - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/hempstead.htm Hempstead]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/fannett.htm Fannett] &nbsp; - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/nederland.htm Nederland]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/hamshire.htm Hamshire] &nbsp;&nbsp; - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/nome.htm Nome]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/hempstead.htm Hempstead] &nbsp;&nbsp; - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/port_acres.htm Port Acres]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/nederland.htm Nederland] &nbsp; - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/Port_Arthur/00_index.htm Port Arthur]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/nome.htm Nome] &nbsp;&nbsp; - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/Port_Neches/port_neches.htm Port Neches]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/port_acres.htm Port Acres] &nbsp;&nbsp; - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/sabine_pass.htm Sabine Pass]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/Port_Arthur/00_index.htm Port Arthur] &nbsp;&nbsp; - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/Port_Neches/port_neches.htm Port Neches] &nbsp; - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/churches/sabine_pass.htm Sabine Pass] &nbsp; - Jefferson County TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/history/00index_markers.htm Historical Markers]  ====
 
==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/history/00index_markers.htm Historical Markers]  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
{{TX Land}}
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{{TX Land}}  
  
 
==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/history/00index_history.htm Local Histories]  ====
 
==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/history/00index_history.htm Local Histories]  ====
{{TX County 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:Txjefferson.jpg|400px|Txjefferson.jpg]] <br>
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
  
==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/military/00index_military.htm Military] ====
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==== 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 '''$'''
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''1845-1848''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
  
 
===== Civil War  =====
 
===== 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 
  
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
 
====== Civil War Battle  ======
  
The following Civil War battles were fought in Jefferson County.
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The following Civil War battles were fought in Jefferson County:
  
*September 24-25, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tx001.htm Sabine Pass I]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tx001.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August, 2012)</ref>  
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*'''1862''' September 24-25, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tx001.htm Sabine Pass I]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tx001.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August, 2012)</ref>  
*September 8, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tx006.htm Sabine Pass II]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tx006.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August, 2012)</ref>
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*'''1863''' September 8, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tx006.htm Sabine Pass II]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tx006.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 9 August, 2012)</ref>  
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*[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/TXmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Texas.
  
:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/TXmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Texas.
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==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/newspapers/00index_newspapers.htm Newspapers] ====
  
==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/newspapers/00index_newspapers.htm Newspapers] ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Jefferson}}
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Jefferson}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/obituaries/obituary_index.htm Obituaries] - Rootsweb
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
{{TX Probate Intro}}
 
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/obituaries/obituary_index.htm Obituaries]
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
{{TX Tax Intro}}
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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}}  
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/births/00index_births.htm Jefferson County Births - 1903-1909] - Jefferson County TXGenWeb site  
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===== Birth  =====
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/deaths/00index_deaths.htm Jefferson County Deaths - 1903-1915] - Jefferson County TXGenWeb site
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/divorces/00index_divorces.htm Jefferson County Divorces - 1968-2001] - TXGenWeb
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/marriages/00index_marriages.htm Jefferson County Marriages - 1838-2002] - TXGenWeb  
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*[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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*'''1840-1981''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981] - FamilySearch
*[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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*'''1903-1909''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/births/00index_births.htm Jefferson County Births - 1903-1909] - Jefferson County TXGenWeb site  
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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/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803987 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 ] FamilySearch records collection
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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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*'''1838-2002''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/marriages/00index_marriages.htm Jefferson County Marriages - 1838-2002] - TXGenWeb  
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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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*'''1903-1915''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/deaths/00index_deaths.htm Jefferson County Deaths - 1903-1915] - Jefferson County TXGenWeb site
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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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*'''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://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/divorces/00index_divorces.htm Jefferson County Divorces - 1968-2005] - TXGenWeb
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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 $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/genealogical_societies/0_index_gen_soc.htm Genealogical &amp; Historical Societies]
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The Tyrrell Historical Library Archives<br> 801 Pearl Street<br> Beaumont, TX 77701<br> 409-981-5911<br>[http://www.beaumontlibrary.org/tyrrell_historical_library.htm Beaumont Historical Library]<br><br>
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjeffer/libraries/00index_libraries.htm Libraries]
 
  
 
==== 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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*[[Beaumont Texas Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Beaumont Texas Family History Center]]  
*[[Beaumont Texas Family History Center]] (Port Arthur)
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*[[Port Arthur Texas Family History Center]]
 
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
 
 
*[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  ==
  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Jefferson|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 Jefferson|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.
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Latest revision as of 18:03, 27 March 2017

United States
Texas
Jefferson County


Guide to Jefferson 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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Jefferson County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Jefferson County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 17, 1836
County Seat Beaumont
Courthouse
TexasJeffersonCourthouse.jpg
Address Jefferson County Courthouse
PO Box 1151
Beaumont, TX 77704
Phone: 409.835.8475
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County Information

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records 1903-1966,
marriage, land, probate, court and military disharge 
records from 1836; District Clerk has divorce records[1]

County Clerk

P.O. Box 1151
Beaumont 77704
Phone: 409-835-8475

District Clerk

P.O. Box 3707
Beaumont 77704
Phone: 409-835-8580


Jefferson County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1837 1850 1836 1838


History

The Cypress Bayou Settlement in the Mexican municipality of Liberty was the nucleus from which the present area of Jefferson County grew.

Parent County

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

  • County seat: Beaumont [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

Cameron Parish, Louisiana  • Chambers  • Hardin  • Liberty  • Orange


Liberty CountyHardin CountyOrange CountyJefferson CountyChambers CountyGulf of MexicoTX JEFFERSON.JPG

Resources

Biographies, Autobiographies & Memoirs

Books & Articles

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.

Census

Churches & Religious Organizations

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

Funeral Homes

Historical Markers

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 Jefferson 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

Txjefferson.jpg

Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Jefferson County:

Newspapers

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

The Tyrrell Historical Library Archives
801 Pearl Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
409-981-5911
Beaumont Historical Library

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), Jefferson County, Texas. Page 667 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. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 9 August, 2012)