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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties L|Counties L]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Lee County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Lee County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Lee 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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== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
  
[[Image:Lee County Texas Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Lee County Texas Courthouse.jpg]][[Www.co.lee.tx.us/ips/cms|Lee County Courthouse]]<br> PO Box 419<br>Giddings, TX 78942<br> Phone: 409.542.3684 <br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903<br>marriage, probate, court and land records from 1874; <br>District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lee County, Texas. Page 668 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>  
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==== County Courthouse  ====
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[[Image:Lee County Texas Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Lee County Texas Courthouse.jpg]][http://www.texasescapes.com/TOWNS/Giddings/GiddingsTexasLeeCountyCourthouse.htm Lee County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 419<br>Giddings, TX 78942<br> Phone: 409.542.3684 <br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903<br>marriage, probate, court and land records from 1874; <br>District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lee County, Texas. Page 668 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>
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'''County Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 419<br>Giddings 78942<br>Phone: 979-542-3684<br>Fax: 979-542-2623
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'''District Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 176<br>Giddings 78942<br>Phone: 979-542-2947<br>Fax: 979-542-2444<br>  
  
 
Lee County has had two courthouses.&nbsp; The first one, a two-story courthouse completed in 1878, burned in 1897.&nbsp; The second and current courthouse, a Romanesque Revival structure, designed by famed San Antonio courthouse architect James Riely Gordon, was built in 1899.&nbsp; The courthouse is still in use today.<br>  
 
Lee County has had two courthouses.&nbsp; The first one, a two-story courthouse completed in 1878, burned in 1897.&nbsp; The second and current courthouse, a Romanesque Revival structure, designed by famed San Antonio courthouse architect James Riely Gordon, was built in 1899.&nbsp; The courthouse is still in use today.<br>  
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''Inventory of county records, Lee County Courthouse, Giddings, Texas, ''1975 by Charles R. Schultz and Mary Pearson.&nbsp; Describes the records of the County Clerk, County Attorney, District Clerk, Justice of the Peace, Tax Assessor-Collector, Sheriff, Treasurer, County Surveyor, and School Superintendent.&nbsp; [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25242/ Read the book on line] from the Portal to Texas History.<br>  
 
''Inventory of county records, Lee County Courthouse, Giddings, Texas, ''1975 by Charles R. Schultz and Mary Pearson.&nbsp; Describes the records of the County Clerk, County Attorney, District Clerk, Justice of the Peace, Tax Assessor-Collector, Sheriff, Treasurer, County Surveyor, and School Superintendent.&nbsp; [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25242/ Read the book on line] from the Portal to Texas History.<br>  
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==== Lee 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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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1874--'''Lee County was created 14 April 1874 from [[Bastrop County, Texas|Bastrop]], [[Burleson County, Texas|Burleson]], [[Fayette County, Texas|Fayette]], and [[Washington County, Texas|Washington]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Giddings <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1874--'''Lee County was created 14 April 1874 from [[Bastrop County, Texas Genealogy|Bastrop]], [[Burleson County, Texas Genealogy|Burleson]], [[Fayette County, Texas Genealogy|Fayette]], and [[Washington County, Texas Genealogy|Washington]] Counties.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Giddings <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Lee, Giddings|place|disp=Giddings}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Lee, Serbin|place|disp=Serbin}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bastrop County, Texas|Bastrop]]  
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[[Bastrop County, Texas Genealogy|Bastrop]] {{•}} [[Burleson County, Texas Genealogy|Burleson]] {{•}} [[Fayette County, Texas Genealogy|Fayette]] {{•}} [[Milam County, Texas Genealogy|Milam]] {{•}} [[Washington County, Texas Genealogy|Washington]] {{•}} [[Williamson County, Texas Genealogy|Williamson]]  
*[[Burleson County, Texas|Burleson]]  
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<center>{{TX Lee County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Fayette County, Texas|Fayette]]  
 
*<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1228774692171_421" />[[Milam County, Texas|Milam]]  
 
*[[Washington County, Texas|Washington]]  
 
*[[Williamson County, Texas|Williamson]]
 
 
 
 
== 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
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
  
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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=2663&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|473702|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=2663 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/lee-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Marion+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/lee.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/Lee/ListLee.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/lee/leetoc.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/lee/lee-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=Lee&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=144 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txlee/cemeteries.htm TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22719&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=38&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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''Additional Cemetery Sources''
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/lee/giddings.htm Giddings Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/lee/giddings.htm Giddings Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/lee/lawhon.htm Lawhon Springs Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/lee/lawhon.htm Lawhon Springs Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/lee/mundine.htm Mundine Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/lee/mundine.htm Mundine Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txlee/cemeteries.html Lee County Cemetery Index] from the Lee County TXGenWeb site.
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
 
 
*[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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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/lee/census/1880/ 1880 Federal Census Transcription]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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{{US Census population
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|1880= 8937
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|1890= 11952
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|1900= 14595
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|1910= 13132
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|1920= 14014
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|1930= 13390
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|1940= 12751
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|1950= 10144
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|1960= 8949
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|1970= 8048
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|1980= 10952
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|1990= 12854
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|2000= 15657
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/lee/census/1880/ '''1880''' Federal Census Transcription] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}  
 
{{TX Land}}  
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/lee/land/abstract.txt Original Land Owners of Texas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/lee/land/abstract.txt Original Land Owners of Texas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
{{TX County Histories}}
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{{TX County Histories}}  
  
 
*''Lee County: Historical and Descriptive,'' 1945 by Julia Jones.  
 
*''Lee County: Historical and Descriptive,'' 1945 by Julia Jones.  
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==== Maps  ====
 
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[[Image:Txlee.jpg|300px|Txlee.jpg]] <br> <br>
  
 
*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Atlas/US/7378/Lee+County+1888/ Lee County 1888] from Historic Map Works.  
 
*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Atlas/US/7378/Lee+County+1888/ Lee County 1888] from Historic Map Works.  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/lee/land/abstract.txt Confederate Pension Application 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 '''$'''
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1845-1848''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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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/lee/land/abstract.txt Confederate Pension Application Index] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Lee}}
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Lee}}  
  
 
*[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  ====
{{TX Probate Intro}}
 
  
*[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 ====
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==== Taxation ====
{{TX Tax Intro}}
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{{TX Tax Intro}}  
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
{{TX Vital Intro}}
 
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 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://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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*'''1977-1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1968-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_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 1850 -1930
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Giddings Public Library<br>276 N Orange St<br>Giddings, TX 78942<br>Phone: (979) 542-2716<br>[http://www.giddings.net/ Website]  
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Giddings Public Library<br>276 N Orange St<br>Giddings, TX 78942<br>Telephone Number: 979-542-2716<br>[http://www.giddings.net/ Website]<br><br>
  
<br>Black Bridge Library<br>1079 Sf Austin Blvd<br>Dime Box, TX 77853<br>Phone: (979) 884-0124<br>[http://infoweb.newsbank.com/librarylink Website]  
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Black Bridge Library<br>1079 Sf Austin Blvd<br>Dime Box, TX 77853<br>Telephone Number: 979-884-0124<br>[http://infoweb.newsbank.com/librarylink Website]<br><br>
  
 
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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  
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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
  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/lee/leetoc.htm Lee County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/lee/leetoc.htm Lee County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txlee/ Lee County TXGenWeb site]  
 
*[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.  
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Latest revision as of 22:57, 5 April 2017

United States
Texas
Lee County

Guide to Lee 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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Lee County, Texas
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Map of Texas highlighting Lee County
Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 14, 1874
County Seat Giddings
Courthouse
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County Information

County Courthouse

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Lee County Courthouse
PO Box 419
Giddings, TX 78942
Phone: 409.542.3684

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903
marriage, probate, court and land records from 1874;
District Clerk has divorce records[1]

County Clerk

P.O. Box 419
Giddings 78942
Phone: 979-542-3684
Fax: 979-542-2623

District Clerk

P.O. Box 176
Giddings 78942
Phone: 979-542-2947
Fax: 979-542-2444

Lee County has had two courthouses.  The first one, a two-story courthouse completed in 1878, burned in 1897.  The second and current courthouse, a Romanesque Revival structure, designed by famed San Antonio courthouse architect James Riely Gordon, was built in 1899.  The courthouse is still in use today.

Lee County Government Website

Inventory of county records, Lee County Courthouse, Giddings, Texas, 1975 by Charles R. Schultz and Mary Pearson.  Describes the records of the County Clerk, County Attorney, District Clerk, Justice of the Peace, Tax Assessor-Collector, Sheriff, Treasurer, County Surveyor, and School Superintendent.  Read the book on line from the Portal to Texas History.

Lee County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1873 1874 1880 1835 1874


History

Parent County

1874--Lee County was created 14 April 1874 from Bastrop, Burleson, Fayette, and Washington Counties.

  • County seat: Giddings [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1897 -- The Lee County Courthouse, built in 1878, burned in 1897.[3]

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Beaukiss | Dime Box | Giddings | Hills | Lexington | Lincoln | Old Dime Box | Serbin

Neighboring Counties

Bastrop  • Burleson  • Fayette  • Milam  • Washington  • Williamson

Williamson CountyMilan CountyBurleson CountyBrazos CountyLee CountyBastrop CountyFayette CountyWashington CountyAustin CountyBell CountyRobertson CountyColorado County300X300PX
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Resources

African American

Cemeteries

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

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
FindAGrave Family History Library FindAGrave
Linkpendium WorldCat Tombstone Project
Billion Graves (name) Cemeteries of TX
GenWeb Archives Texas Cemeteries
Billion Graves (cemetery) TX Gravestones
TXGenWeb Epodunk
Names in Stone
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18808,937
189011,95233.7%
190014,59522.1%
191013,132−10.0%
192014,0146.7%
193013,390−4.5%
194012,751−4.8%
195010,144−20.4%
19608,949−11.8%
19708,048−10.1%
198010,95236.1%
199012,85417.4%
200015,65721.8%
201016,6126.1%

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 Lee 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.

  • Lee County: Historical and Descriptive, 1945 by Julia Jones.
  • A History of Lee County, 1974, by Lee County Historical Survey Committee.
  • History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties, 1893. Digital book online from the Portal to Texas History.
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

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Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War

Newspapers

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

Giddings Public Library
276 N Orange St
Giddings, TX 78942
Telephone Number: 979-542-2716
Website

Black Bridge Library
1079 Sf Austin Blvd
Dime Box, TX 77853
Telephone Number: 979-884-0124
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), Lee County, Texas. Page 668 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Handbook of Texas Online: Lee County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcl06