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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties NO|Counties N,O]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Nueces County''
  
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Guide to '''Nueces County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties NO|Counties N,O]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Nueces County''
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Nueces County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption TXGenWeb
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| county_map = Tx-nueces.png
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1846
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| founded date = 18 April
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| seat = Corpus Christi
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| building image = TexasNuecesCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Nueces County Courthouse<br>901 Leopard Street<br>Corpus Christi, TX 78401}}
  
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== County Information ==
  
'''''Adopted by [http://www.txgenweb4.org/txnueces/ TXGenWeb Nueces County]'''''
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==== County Courthouse  ====
  
''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; '''''<i>Marti Brown, County Coordinator</i>'''&nbsp;  
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[http://www.co.nueces.tx.us/ Nueces County Courthouse]<br> 901 Leopard Street<br>Corpus Christi, TX 78401<br> Phone: 361.888.0580&nbsp;<br>
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Nueces County, Texas Record Dates ====
  
[http://www.co.nueces.tx.us/ Nueces County Courthouse]<br> 901 Leopard Street<br>Corpus Christi, TX 78401<br> Phone: 361.888.0580&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, probate, court and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nueces County, Texas. Page 671 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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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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<br>County Clerk has marriage, probate, court and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nueces County, Texas. Page 671 {{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 2627<br>Corpus Christi 78403<br>Phone: 361-888-0580
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'''District Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 2987<br>Corpus Christi 78403<br>Phone: 361-888-0450<br>Fax: 361-888-0571<br>
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Nueces County<br> Historical Commission<br> Commissioner's Court Room<br> 910 Leopard Ave.<br> Corpus Christi, TX 78401<br><br> Nuecestown Schoolhouse<br> Historical Center<br> 11425 Leopard<br> Corpus Christi, TX 78401<br> [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnueces/srobo.html Website]<br><br> Nueces County Czech<br> Heritage Society<br> PO Box 1974<br> Corpus Christi, TX 78401<br> Phone (361) 882-9226<br> [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txnueces/czech.html Website]<br><br> Coastal Bend Genealogical Society<br> Corpus Christi Library, Main<br> 805 Comanche<br> Corpus Christi, TX 78401<br> [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcbgs/cbgs.htm website]<br><br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1846--'''Nueces County was created 18 April 1846 from [[San Patricio County, Texas|San Patricio]] County. '''County seat:''' Corpus Christi <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1846--'''Nueces County was created 18 April 1846 from [[San Patricio County, Texas Genealogy|San Patricio]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Corpus Christi <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, Nueces, Corpus Christi|place|disp=Corpus Christi}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Nueces, Port Aransas|place|disp=Port Aransas}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Jim Wells County, Texas|Jim Wells]]  
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[[Jim Wells County, Texas Genealogy|Jim Wells]] {{•}} [[Kleberg County, Texas Genealogy|Kleberg]] {{•}} [[San Patricio County, Texas Genealogy|San&nbsp;Patricio]]  
*[[Kleberg County, Texas|Kleberg]]  
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<center>{{TXNUECES County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[San Patricio County, Texas|San&nbsp;Patricio]]
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== Resources  ==
  
== Resources  ==
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[[Image:Corpus Christi Texas.jpg|thumb]]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | {{FHL|650026|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Nueces+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Nueces/ListNueces.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
  
 
*[http://txgenweb4.org/txnueces/cemeteries.html TXGenWeb Cemeteries of Nueces County.] This web site has all the cemeteries and some photos with links to find other sites.
 
*[http://txgenweb4.org/txnueces/cemeteries.html TXGenWeb Cemeteries of Nueces County.] This web site has all the cemeteries and some photos with links to find other sites.
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Individual cemeteries  
 
Individual cemeteries  
  
BillionGraves:  
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106814 Chapman Ranch Cemetery, Corpus Christi]&nbsp; -&nbsp; BillionGraves<br>
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=103112 Memory Gardens Cemetery, Corpus Christi]&nbsp; -&nbsp; BillionGraves<br>
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160427 St. Anthony's Cemetery, Robstown]&nbsp; -&nbsp; BillionGraves  
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=103709 St. James Cemetery, Driscoll]&nbsp; -&nbsp; BillionGraves
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106814 Chapman Ranch Cemetery, Corpus Christi]
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==== Census ====
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=103112 Memory Gardens Cemetery, Corpus Christi]
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160427 St. Anthony's Cemetery, Robstown]
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=103709 St. James Cemetery, Driscoll]
 
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.birdseyeviews.org/zoom.php?city=Corpus%20Christi&year=1887&extra_info= Corpus Christi 1887 Panoramic Map] from the Amon Carter Museum.  
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[[Image:Txnueces.jpg|400px|Txnueces.jpg]]
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
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*'''1887''' [http://www.birdseyeviews.org/zoom.php?city=Corpus%20Christi&year=1887&extra_info= Corpus Christi 1887 Panoramic Map] from the Amon Carter Museum.  
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.<br>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== 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 '''$'''
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''1845-1848''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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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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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Nueces}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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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 1800-1990}} 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 1800-2000] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
  
 
===== Births  =====
 
===== Births  =====
  
*[http://txgenweb4.org/txnueces/births.html Nueces County Birth Index]&nbsp; from the Nueces County TXGenWeb site
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/nueces/vitals/births/ Nueces County Births 1926-1934]<br>
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*'''1840 - 1981''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981] - FamilySearch
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*'''1903 - 1934''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/nueces/vitals/births/ Nueces County Births 1926-1934]  
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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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*[http://txgenweb4.org/txnueces/births.html Nueces County Birth Index] from the Nueces County TX GenWeb site
  
 
===== Marriages  =====
 
===== Marriages  =====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/nueces/vitals/marriages/ Nueces County Marriages 1966-2002]<br>
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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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*'''1966 - 2002''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/nueces/vitals/marriages/ Nueces County Marriages 1966-2002]  
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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
  
 
===== Deaths  =====
 
===== Deaths  =====
  
*[http://txgenweb4.org/txnueces/deaths.htm Nueces County Death Index]&nbsp; from the Nueces County TXGenWeb site
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/nueces/vitals/deaths/ Nueces County Deaths 1964-1884]<br>
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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]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976.
*[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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*'''1903 - 1973 '''{{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*[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 - 1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death
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*'''1964 - 1984'''http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/nueces/vitals/deaths/ Nueces County Deaths 1964-1984].
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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  
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*'''1977 - 1986'''  {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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[http://txgenweb4.org/txnueces/deaths.htm Nueces County Death Index]  from the Nueces County TX GenWeb site
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===== Divorce  =====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records 1968 - 2005]&nbsp; (index)  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 $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== 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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*[[Corpus Christi Texas Family History Center]]
 
*[[Corpus Christi Texas Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
 
 
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
 
  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Nueces|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Texas Nueces|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.
 
*[http://txgenweb4.org/txnueces/ TXGenWeb.]&nbsp; Nueces County has index to lots of information on the history of the people and county. <br>
 
*[http://txgenweb4.org/txnueces/ TXGenWeb.]&nbsp; Nueces County has index to lots of information on the history of the people and county. <br>
  

Latest revision as of 16:17, 7 August 2016

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Guide to Nueces 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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Founded 18 April, 1846
County Seat Corpus Christi
Courthouse
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Address Nueces County Courthouse
901 Leopard Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
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County Information

County Courthouse

Nueces County Courthouse
901 Leopard Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Phone: 361.888.0580 

Nueces County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1846 1850 1847 1846


County Clerk has marriage, probate, court and land records[1]

County Clerk

P.O. Box 2627
Corpus Christi 78403
Phone: 361-888-0580

District Clerk

P.O. Box 2987
Corpus Christi 78403
Phone: 361-888-0450
Fax: 361-888-0571

Nueces County
Historical Commission
Commissioner's Court Room
910 Leopard Ave.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Nuecestown Schoolhouse
Historical Center
11425 Leopard
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Website

Nueces County Czech
Heritage Society
PO Box 1974
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Phone (361) 882-9226
Website

Coastal Bend Genealogical Society
Corpus Christi Library, Main
805 Comanche
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
website

History

 TXGenWeb   Has photos and information on Nueces County.

Parent County

1846--Nueces County was created 18 April 1846 from San Patricio County.

  • County seat: Corpus Christi [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

Jim Wells  • Kleberg  • San Patricio

San Patricio CountyNueces CountyKleberg CountyJim Wells CountyGulf of MexicoTX NUECES.JPG

Resources

Corpus Christi Texas.jpg

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

Census

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 Nueces 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

Mexican-American War
Civil War

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Nueces County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).

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.

Births

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriages

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Deaths

Online Death Indexes and Records


Nueces County Death Index from the Nueces County TX GenWeb site

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

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

  • FamilySearch Catalog — The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.
  • TXGenWeb.  Nueces County has index to lots of information on the history of the people and county.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Nueces County, Texas. Page 671 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).