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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties K|Counties K]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Kaufman County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Kaufman 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>
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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== County Information ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== County Courthouse  ====
  
 
[http://www.kaufmancounty.net/ Kaufman County Courthouse]<br> County Courthouse<br> Kaufman, TX 75142<br> Phone: 972.932.4331&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth and death&nbsp;records from 1903, <br>marriage and probate records from 1850 and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kaufman County, Texas. Page 667 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.kaufmancounty.net/ Kaufman County Courthouse]<br> County Courthouse<br> Kaufman, TX 75142<br> Phone: 972.932.4331&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth and death&nbsp;records from 1903, <br>marriage and probate records from 1850 and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kaufman 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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100 W. Mulberry<br>Kaufman 75142<br>Phone: 972-932-4331 ext.1202
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'''District Clerk'''
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100 W. Mulberry<br>Kaufman 75142<br>Phone: 972-932-4331<br>
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==== Kaufman 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" |1869
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1849
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1846
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1849
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
The first settlers arrived around 1841. Area was inhabited by Caddo, Cherokee, Delaware and Kickapoo Indians.  
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'''1841--'''The first settlers arrived around 1841. Area was inhabited by Caddo, Cherokee, Delaware and Kickapoo Indians.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1848--'''Kaufman County was created 26 February 1848 from&nbsp;[[Henderson County, Texas|Henderson]] County. '''County seat:''' Kaufman <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1848--'''Kaufman County was created 26 February 1848 from&nbsp;[[Henderson County, Texas Genealogy|Henderson]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Kaufman <ref>''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, Kaufman, Kaufman|place|disp=Kaufman}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Kaufman, Kemp|place|disp=Kemp}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Kaufman, Mabank|place|disp=Mabank}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Kaufman, Prairieville|place|disp=Prairieville}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Kaufman, Terrell|place|disp=Terrell}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Dallas County, Texas|Dallas]]  
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[[Dallas County, Texas Genealogy|Dallas]] {{•}} [[Ellis County, Texas Genealogy|Ellis]] {{•}} [[Henderson County, Texas Genealogy|Henderson]] {{•}} [[Hunt County, Texas Genealogy|Hunt]] {{•}} [[Rockwall County, Texas Genealogy|Rockwall]] {{•}} [[Van Zandt County, Texas Genealogy|Van Zandt]]  
*[[Ellis County, Texas|Ellis]]  
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<center>{{TXKAUFMAN County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Henderson County, Texas|Henderson]]  
 
*[[Hunt County, Texas|Hunt]]  
 
*[[Rockwall County, Texas|Rockwall]]  
 
*[[Van Zandt County, Texas|Van Zandt]]
 
 
 
 
== 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.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/cemeteries/list.htm Kaufman County Cemeteries and Burial Records&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/kaufman/cemeteries/crandall.txt Crandall Cemetery] US Genweb; [http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158621 Crandall Cemetery] BillionGraves; [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/kaufman/cemeteries/cranunmarkd.txt Crandall Cemetery (unmarked graves)]  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
*[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 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=2648&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|705653|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=2648 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/kaufman-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Kaufman+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/kaufman.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/Kaufman/ListKaufman.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/kaufman/kauftoc.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/kaufman/kaufman-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=Kaufman&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=129 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Etxkaufma/cem-index.htm TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22704&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=44&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/kaufman.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.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
 
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/kaufman/census/1850/1850indx.txt 1850 Census Index&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/kaufman/census/1850/1850indx.txt '''1850''' Census Index] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/1860cens/1860indx.htm 1860 Kaufman County Federal Census Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/1860cens/1860indx.htm '''1860''' Kaufman County Federal Census Index] ~ TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/1870cens/1870indx.htm 1870 Kaufman County Federal Census Index&nbsp; ]~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/1870cens/1870indx.htm '''1870''' Kaufman County Federal Census Index] ~ TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/1880cens/1880cens.htm 1880 Kaufman County Census Images&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/1880cens/1880cens.htm '''1880''' Kaufman County Census Images] ~ TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/census/1890cens.htm 1890 Kaufman County Federal Census Schedule]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/census/1890cens.htm '''1890''' Kaufman County Federal Census Schedule] ~ TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/churches/churches.htm Kaufman County Churches&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/churches/churches.htm Kaufman County Churches&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]  
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*[http://historicforney.org/archives/churchrecords.html Forney, Texas Church Records] ~ Forney Historic Preservation League archives
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/deeds/deeds.htm Kaufman County Deed Books]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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{{TX Land}}
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/deeds/deeds.htm Kaufman County Deed Books]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/familygs/fgsindex.htm Family Group Sheets]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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{{TX County Histories}}
*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/reflects.htm Kaufman County Photographs&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/familygs/fgsindex.htm Family Group Sheets] ~ TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/reflects.htm Kaufman County Photographs] ~ TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums] ~ List of all museums in Texas ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.historicforney.org/home/forneyhistory/ History of Forney, Texas] ~ Forney Historic Preservation League archives
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/maps/map1895.htm Kaufman County Communities Circa 1895]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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[[Image:Txkaufman.jpg|300px|Txkaufman.jpg]]
*[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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*'''1895''' [http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/maps/map1895.htm Kaufman County Communities Circa 1895] ~ TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps] ~ From the Republic to the Turn of the Century ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/military.htm Kaufman County Military Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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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/kaufman/military/pensions/kaufmcsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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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/kaufman/military/pensions/civilwar/kaufmngt.txt Confederate Indigent Families]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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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://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/military.htm Kaufman County Military Records] ~ TXGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/kaufman/military/pensions/kaufmcsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications] ~ TXGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/kaufman/military/pensions/civilwar/kaufmngt.txt Confederate Indigent Families] ~ TXGenWeb
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=====World War I=====
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*'''1917 - 1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2202707|Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Kaufman}}
  
 
*[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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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ The Portal to Texas History] ~ The Portal to Texas History (UNT) (Books, Maps, Photos, Newspapers)
 
*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)  
 
*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)  
*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online  
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*[http://www.historicforney.org/archives/newsarticles.html Forney, Texas newspaper clippings] ~ Forney Historic Preservation League archives
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/obituary/obits.htm Kaufman County Obituaries&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.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  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function  
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*[http://www.historicforney.org/archives/obituaries.html Forney, Texas Obituaries] ~ Forney Historic Preservation League archives
  
 
==== 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 Records1968-2005] - 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  ==
  
Kaufman County Library<br>3790 S Houston St<br>Kaufman, TX 75142<br>Phone: (972) 932-6222<br>[http://www.kaufmancountylibrary.org/ Website]  
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'''Kaufman County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 337<br>Terrell 75160<br><br>
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'''Forney Heritage Societ'''y<br> 98 FM 2757<br> Forney, TX 75126<br> [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/kaufman-county/#sthash.xAC4UGmf.dpuf Website]<br><br>
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'''Root Seekers Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 1770<br> Mabank 75147 <br> [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/kaufman-county/#sthash.xAC4UGmf.dpuf Website]<br><br>
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Kaufman County Library<br>3790 S Houston St<br>Kaufman, TX 75142<br>Telephone Number: 972-932-6222<br>[http://www.kaufmancountylibrary.org/ Website]
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Riter C Hulsey Public Library<br>301 N Rockwall St<br>Terrell, TX 75160<br>Telephone Number: 972-551-6663<br>[http://www.terrellpl.org/ Website]  
  
Riter C Hulsey Public Library<br>301 N Rockwall St<br>Terrell, TX 75160<br>Phone: (972) 551-6663<br>[http://www.terrellpl.org/ Website]
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Tri-County Library<br>132 E Market St<br>Mabank, TX 75147<br>Telephone Number: 903-887-9622
  
Tri-County Library<br>132 E Market St<br>Mabank, TX 75147<br>Phone: (903) 887-9622
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Ellen Brooks West Memorial Library Of Forney<br>800 Fm 741 South<br>Forney, TX 75126<br>Telephone Number: 972-564-7027<br>[http://destiny.forneyisd.net/common/welcome.jsp?site=105 Website]
  
Ellen Brooks West Memorial Library Of Forney<br>800 Fm 741 South<br>Forney, TX 75126<br>Phone: (972) 564-7027<br>[http://destiny.forneyisd.net/common/welcome.jsp?site=105 Website]  
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Crandall-Combine Community Library<br>13385 Fm 3039<br>Crandall, TX 75114<br>Telephone Number: 972-427-8170<br>[http://www.crandall-isd.net/ Website]  
  
Crandall-Combine Community Library<br>13385 Fm 3039<br>Crandall, TX 75114<br>Phone: (972) 427-8170<br>[http://www.crandall-isd.net/ Website]  
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Forney Historic Preservation League<br>200 S. Bois d'Arc<br>Forney, Texas 75126<br>Telephone Number: 972-552-2400<br>[http://www.historicforney.org Website]  
  
[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
  
==== 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.usgwarchives.net/tx/kaufman/kauftoc.htm Kaufman County Archives&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/kaufman/kauftoc.htm Kaufman County Archives&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/ Kaufman County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/ Kaufman County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*[http://www.historicforney.org Forney Historic Preservation League] ~ History, Archives, Membership, Museum
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 23:32, 20 June 2017

United States
Texas
Kaufman County

Guide to Kaufman 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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Kaufman County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Facts
Founded February 26, 1848
County Seat Kaufman
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County Information

County Courthouse

Kaufman County Courthouse
County Courthouse
Kaufman, TX 75142
Phone: 972.932.4331 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage and probate records from 1850 and land records[1]

County Clerk

100 W. Mulberry
Kaufman 75142
Phone: 972-932-4331 ext.1202

District Clerk

100 W. Mulberry
Kaufman 75142
Phone: 972-932-4331

Kaufman County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1869 1849 1850 1846 1849


History

1841--The first settlers arrived around 1841. Area was inhabited by Caddo, Cherokee, Delaware and Kickapoo Indians.

Parent County

1848--Kaufman County was created 26 February 1848 from Henderson County.

  • County seat: Kaufman [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

Dallas  • Ellis  • Henderson  • Hunt  • Rockwall  • Van Zandt

Dallas CountyRockwall CountyRains CountyWood CountyVan Zandt CountyKaufman CountyHernderson CountyNavarro CountyEllis CountyTX KAUFMAN.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.
18501,047
18603,936275.9%
18706,89575.2%
188015,448124.0%
189021,59839.8%
190033,37654.5%
191035,3235.8%
192041,27616.9%
193040,905−0.9%
194038,308−6.3%
195031,170−18.6%
196029,931−4.0%
197032,3928.2%
198039,01520.4%
199052,22033.8%
200071,31336.6%
2010103,35044.9%


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

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 Kaufman 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

Txkaufman.jpg

Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War
World War I

Newspapers

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

Kaufman County Genealogical Society
PO Box 337
Terrell 75160

Forney Heritage Society
98 FM 2757
Forney, TX 75126
Website

Root Seekers Genealogical Society
PO Box 1770
Mabank 75147
Website

Kaufman County Library
3790 S Houston St
Kaufman, TX 75142
Telephone Number: 972-932-6222
Website

Riter C Hulsey Public Library
301 N Rockwall St
Terrell, TX 75160
Telephone Number: 972-551-6663
Website

Tri-County Library
132 E Market St
Mabank, TX 75147
Telephone Number: 903-887-9622

Ellen Brooks West Memorial Library Of Forney
800 Fm 741 South
Forney, TX 75126
Telephone Number: 972-564-7027
Website

Crandall-Combine Community Library
13385 Fm 3039
Crandall, TX 75114
Telephone Number: 972-427-8170
Website

Forney Historic Preservation League
200 S. Bois d'Arc
Forney, Texas 75126
Telephone Number: 972-552-2400
Website

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

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), Kaufman 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).