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Guide to '''McLennan County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
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[http://www.co.mclennan.tx.us/index.aspx McLennan County Courthouse][[Image:TexasMcLennanCourthouse.jpg|right|400px|TexasMcLennanCourthouse.jpg]]<br>501 Washington Avenue<br>Waco, Texas 76701<br>Phone: 254.757.5078<br><br> County Clerk has birth and death<br> records from 1929, marriage, <br>probate, court and land records <br>from 1850; District Clerk has <br>divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McLennan County, Texas. Page 670 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br><br>  
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[http://www.co.mclennan.tx.us/index.aspx McLennan County Courthouse][[Image:TexasMcLennanCourthouse.jpg|right|400px|TexasMcLennanCourthouse.jpg]]<br>501 Washington Avenue<br>Waco, Texas 76701<br>Phone: <span class="skype_c2c_print_container">254.757.5078</span><span skype_menu_props="{&quot;numberToCall":"+12547575078","isFreecall":false,"isMobile":false,"isRtl":false}" onmouseout="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.hideMenu(event)" onmouseover="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.showMenu(this, event)" tabindex="-1" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_container"><span skypeaction="skype_dropdown" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common"><span class="skype_c2c_textarea_span">[[Image:]]<span class="skype_c2c_text_span">254.757.5078</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span><br><br> County Clerk has birth and death<br> records from 1929, marriage, <br>probate, court and land records <br>from 1850; District Clerk has <br>divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McLennan County, Texas. Page 670 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br><br>  
  
 
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]] https://familysearch.org&nbsp;<sup></sup><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.
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]] https://familysearch.org&nbsp;<sup></sup><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.
  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998]&nbsp;https://www.familysearch.org&nbsp; [[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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County Courthouse

McLennan County Courthouse
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501 Washington Avenue
Waco, Texas 76701
Phone: 254.757.5078[[Image:]]254.757.5078

County Clerk has birth and death
records from 1929, marriage,
probate, court and land records
from 1850; District Clerk has
divorce records[1]


History

The area was originally part of the Robertson Colony but was occupied exclusively by Waco Indians in the 1802's and 1830's. A trading post was set up near the present site of Waco in 1842.

Parent County

1850--McLennan County was created 22 January 1850 from Milam, Limestone, and Navarro Counties. County seat: Waco [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities and Towns: 


Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

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

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources

Individual Cemeteries:

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 McLennan 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

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Military

Newspapers

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

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

Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records '

'Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • TEXAS GenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McLennan County, Texas. Page 670 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).