Rockwall County, Texas Genealogy
Adopted by TXGenWeb Rockwall County
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Rockwall County Courthouse
1101 Ridge Road Ste 101
Rockwall, TX 75087
County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death records from 1875,
land records from 1890, probate records from 1877 and court records
Settlement by Anglo-Americans commenced in 1846.
1875 - Courthouse and most, if not all, county records were destroyed by fire in March 1875.
1892 - Rockwall County Courthouse caught fire on January 27, 1892. All records were saved. 
Places / Localities
Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site
- Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
- 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.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Rockwall County, Texas. Page 672 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- GenDisasters.com - Rockwall, TX Courthouse Fire, Jan 1892 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7338/rockwall-tx-rockwall-county-courthouse-fire-jan-1892