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Guide to '''Robertson 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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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Robertson County
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1837
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| founded date = 14 December
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| seat = Franklin
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| building address = Robertson County Courthouse<br>PO Box 1029<br>Franklin, TX 77856}}
  
''Adopted by [http://www.txgenweb7.org/txrobertson/ TXGenWeb&nbsp;Robertson County] {{Adoption TXGenWeb}}''
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== County Information ==
  
Marti Brown, County Coordinator
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==== County Courthouse  ====
  
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[http://www.texasescapes.com/CentralTexasTownsSouth/Franklin-Texas-Robertson-County-Courthouse.htm Robertson County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 1029<br> Franklin, TX 77856<br> Phone: 979.828.4130<br>&nbsp;<br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth and death&nbsp;records from 1903, <br>marriage and probate records from 1837 and land records; <br>District Clerk has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Robertson County, Texas. Page 672 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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'''County Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 1029<br>Franklin 77856<br>Phone: 979-828-4130
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'''District Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 250<br>Franklin 77856<br>Phone: 979-828-3636<br>
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==== Robertson 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|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate |Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1903
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1838
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1838
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[http://www.co.robertson.tx.us/ips/cms Robertson County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 1029<br> Franklin, TX 77856<br> Phone: 979.828.4130<br>&nbsp;<br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth and death&nbsp;records from 1903, <br>marriage and probate records from 1837 and land records; <br>District Clerk has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Robertson County, Texas. Page 672 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
In 1825 the county was included in the Robertson Colony.  
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'''1825--'''In 1825 the county was included in the Robertson Colony.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1837--'''Robertson County was created 14 December 1837 from [[Milam County, Texas|Milam]] County. '''County seat:''' Franklin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1837--'''Robertson County was created 14 December 1837 from [[Milam County, Texas Genealogy|Milam]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Franklin <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, Robertson, Bremond|place|disp=Bremond}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Robertson, Calvert|place|disp=Calvert}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Robertson, Hearne|place|disp=Hearne}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Robertson, New Baden|place|disp=New Baden}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Brazos County, Texas|Brazos]]  
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[[Brazos County, Texas Genealogy|Brazos]] {{•}} [[Burleson County, Texas Genealogy|Burleson]] {{•}} [[Falls County, Texas Genealogy|Falls]] {{•}} [[Leon County, Texas Genealogy|Leon]] {{•}} [[Limestone County, Texas Genealogy|Limestone]] {{•}} [[Madison County, Texas Genealogy|Madison]] {{•}} [[Milam County, Texas Genealogy|Milam]]  
*[[Burleson County, Texas|Burleson]]  
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<center>{{TXRobertson County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Falls County, Texas|Falls]]  
 
*[[Leon County, Texas|Leon]]  
 
*[[Limestone County, Texas|Limestone]]  
 
*[[Madison County, Texas|Madison]]  
 
*[[Milam County, Texas|Milam]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106669 Wheelock Cemetery, Bryan] BillionGraves
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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=2717&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|404965|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=2717 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/robertson-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Robertson+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/robertson.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Robertson/ListRobertson.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/robertson/robertsntoc.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/robertson/robertson-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=Robertson&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=198 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txrober2/cemetery_index.htm TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22773&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=51&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/robertson.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://www.texasescapes.com/CentralTexasTownsSouth/WheelockTx/WheelockTexas.htm Wheelock Cemetery, Bryan] Texas Ecapes
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==== Census ====
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1389983 Texas Naturalization Records &nbsp;1906-1989] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch Record Collection
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/robertson/land/robertso.txt Original Land Owners of TX] - USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site  
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[[Image:Txrobertson.jpg|300px|Txrobertson.jpg]] <br> <br>
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1838 - 1900'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''1845 - 1848'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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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
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Robertson}}
  
 
==== 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 $
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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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==== 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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===== Birth  =====
*[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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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*'''1840-1981''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981] - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
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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&nbsp;]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;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 ]&nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection''<br>''
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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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*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;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]]<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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*'''1890-1976''' [http://www.footnote.com Footnote.com] ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_479/texas_death_certificates Texas Death Certificates 1890-1976] available online.
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*'''1903-1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681049 Texas, Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~ FamilySearch records collection
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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/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1949337 Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000]&nbsp; &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection
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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.<br>
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*'''1977-1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1968-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968 - 2005]&nbsp; (index)&nbsp; -&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors<br>
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*'''1968-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2038378 Texas Divorce Index &nbsp;1968-2010] &nbsp; &nbsp;FamilySearch records<br>
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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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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Robertson-County-Carnegie-Library/176088419070797 Robertson County Carnegie Library]  
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'''Robertson County Historical Foundation'''<br> PO Box 103<br> Calvert, Texas 77837<br>Telephone Number: 979-364-2226<br><br>
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'''Robertson County Historical Commission'''<br> 118 West 4th Street<br> Hearne, Texas 77859<br>Telephone Number: 979-280-9293<br><br>
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*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Robertson-County-Carnegie-Library/176088419070797 Robertson County Carnegie Library] - The library has been renovated and is in the process of building collections. They are a great source for what is available in the community.
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=== Family History Centers  ===
  
The library has been renovated and is in the process of building collections. They are a great source for what is available in the community.
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb7.org/txrobertson/ Robertson County TXGenWeb site].&nbsp; index to lots of information on the history of the people and county.  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb7.org/txrobertson/ Robertson County TXGenWeb site].&nbsp; index to lots of information on the history of the people and county.  
 
*[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.  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Robertson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/robertson/robertsntoc.htm USGenWeb Archives Project]
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*{{FHL|Texas Robertson|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} — The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications)  This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 23:27, 7 April 2017

United States
Texas
Robertson County

Guide to Robertson 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 14 December, 1837
County Seat Franklin
Courthouse
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PO Box 1029
Franklin, TX 77856
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County Information

County Courthouse

Robertson County Courthouse
PO Box 1029
Franklin, TX 77856
Phone: 979.828.4130
 
County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage and probate records from 1837 and land records;
District Clerk has divorce and court records[1]

County Clerk

P.O. Box 1029
Franklin 77856
Phone: 979-828-4130

District Clerk

P.O. Box 250
Franklin 77856
Phone: 979-828-3636

Robertson County, Texas Record Dates

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


History

1825--In 1825 the county was included in the Robertson Colony.

Parent County

1837--Robertson County was created 14 December 1837 from Milam County.

  • County seat: Franklin [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

Brazos  • Burleson  • Falls  • Leon  • Limestone  • Madison  • Milam

McLennan CountyLimestone CountyFalls CountyLeon CountyRobertson CountyMilam CountyBurleson CountyBrazos CountyGrimes CountyTX ROBERTSON 1.JPG
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Resources

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 Interment
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Church

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 Robertson 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 Robertson 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

Vital Records

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce


Societies and Libraries

Robertson County Historical Foundation
PO Box 103
Calvert, Texas 77837
Telephone Number: 979-364-2226

Robertson County Historical Commission
118 West 4th Street
Hearne, Texas 77859
Telephone Number: 979-280-9293

  • Robertson County Carnegie Library - The library has been renovated and is in the process of building collections. They are a great source for what is available in the community.

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), Robertson County, Texas. Page 672 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).