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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas Counties T|Counties T]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Tarrant County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Tarrant 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
 
| county = Tarrant County
 
| county = Tarrant County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
 
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| founded date = December 20
 
| founded date = December 20
 
| seat wl = Fort Worth
 
| seat wl = Fort Worth
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| building image = TexasTarrantCourthouse.jpg
 
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== County Information ==
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==== Tarrant 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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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1903
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1876
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1856
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.tarrantcounty.com/en.html Tarrant County Courthouse]<br> 100 W Weatherford Rm 130<br> Fort Worth, TX 76196<br>Phone: 817.884.1195&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, land and probate records from 1876<br>&nbsp;and death records from 1903; District Clerk has divorce and court records<br> 1860 census&nbsp;missing<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tarrant County, Texas. Page 674 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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'''County Clerk'''
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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100 W. Weatherford Street Room 130<br>Fort Worth 76102<br>Phone: 817-884-1070<br>Fax: 817-884-1075
  
[http://www.tarrantcounty.com/egov/site/default.asp Tarrant County Courthouse]<br> 100 W Weatherford Rm 130<br> Fort Worth, TX 76196<br>Phone: 817.884.1195&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, land and probate records from 1876<br>&nbsp;and death records from 1903; District Clerk has divorce and court records<br> 1860 census&nbsp;missing<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tarrant County, Texas. Page 674 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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'''District Clerk'''
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401 W. Belknap<br>Fort Worth 76196-0402<br>Phone: 817-884-1574<br>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
Tarrant County, Texas is located directly west and is adjacent to [[Dallas County, Texas|Dallas County, Texas]]&nbsp; and the largest community in the county today is [[Fort Worth|Fort Worth]]. The first settlement was in 1841.  
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'''1841'''Tarrant County, Texas is located directly west and is adjacent to [[Dallas County, Texas Genealogy|Dallas County, Texas]] and the largest community in the county today is [[Fort Worth|Fort Worth]]. The first settlement was in 1841.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1849--'''Tarrant County was created 20 December 1849 from [[Navarro County, Texas|Navarro]] County. '''County seat:''' Fort Worth <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1849--'''Tarrant County was created 20 December 1849 from [[Navarro County, Texas Genealogy|Navarro]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Fort Worth <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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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Dallas County, Texas|Dallas]]  
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[[Dallas County, Texas Genealogy|Dallas]] {{•}} [[Denton County, Texas Genealogy|Denton]] {{•}} [[Ellis County, Texas Genealogy|Ellis]] {{•}} [[Johnson County, Texas Genealogy|Johnson]] {{•}} [[Parker County, Texas Genealogy|Parker]] {{•}} [[Wise County, Texas Genealogy|Wise]]  
*[[Denton County, Texas|Denton]]  
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<center>{{TX TARRANT County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Ellis County, Texas|Ellis]]  
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== Resources  ==
*[[Johnson County, Texas|Johnson]]  
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*[[Parker County, Texas|Parker]]  
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==== African American  ====
*[[Wise County, Texas|Wise]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records] (images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== &nbsp;&nbsp;Cemeteries  ====
 
==== &nbsp;&nbsp;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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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Findagrave.com]
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2739 Findagrave.com ]
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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+Tarrant+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/Tarrant/ListTarrant.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/Default.aspx Names in Stone]
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===== Aditional Cemetary Sources  =====
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*[http://www.dallasgenealogy.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=145&Itemid=78 Dallas Genealogical Society Cemetery Database Search]
 
*[http://teafor2.com/JohnsonStation.htm Johnson Station Cemetery]&nbsp; Alphabetical listing with grave marker photos  
 
*[http://teafor2.com/JohnsonStation.htm Johnson Station Cemetery]&nbsp; Alphabetical listing with grave marker photos  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtarran/cemetery/dar-index.htm Tarrant County DAR&nbsp;Burial Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtarran/cemetery/dar-index.htm Tarrant County DAR&nbsp;Burial Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtarran/cemetery/ceminfo.htm Tarrant County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; indexes, maps, transcriptions&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtarran/cemetery/ceminfo.htm Tarrant County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; indexes, maps, transcriptions&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[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
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*[http://www.preservationtexas.org/endangered/historic-texas-cemeteries/ Texas 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://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtarran/census/1850-census.htm 1850 Census of Tarrant County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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{{US Census population
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtarran/census/1880-mortality.htm 1880 Tarrant County Mortality Schedules&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1297704975241_229" />  
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|1850= 664
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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|1860= 6020
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|1870= 5788
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|1880= 24671
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|1890= 41142
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|1900= 52376
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|1910= 108572
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|1920= 152800
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|1930= 197553
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|1940= 225521
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|1950= 361253
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|1960= 538495
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|1970= 716317
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|1980= 860880
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|1990= 1170103
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|2000= 1446219
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtarran/census/1850-census.htm '''1850''' Census of Tarrant County] ~ TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtarran/census/1880-mortality.htm '''1880''' Tarrant County Mortality Schedules] ~ TXGenWeb<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1297704975241_229" />  
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*'''1850-1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas
  
 
==== 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  
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
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*[https://www.dioceseofbmt.org/ Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Directories  ====
 
==== Directories  ====
  
[http://www.fold3.com Fold3.com] ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_67/city_directories_dallas Dallas City Directories 1878-1823] (8 yrs. missing) available online.  
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*'''1878-1823''' [http://www.fold3.com Fold3.com] ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_67/city_directories_dallas Dallas City Directories 1878-1823] (8 yrs. missing) available online.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtarran/tcbooks.htm Tarrant County Bibliography]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtarran/tcbooks.htm Tarrant County Bibliography]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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[[Image:Txtarrant.jpg|400px|Txtarrant.jpg]] <br> <br>
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Texas Land Survey Maps for {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/texas-maps/tx-tarrant-county-texas-1897-map.html Map of 1897 Tarrant County, Texas] with numerous small settlements. (My Genealogy Hound)<br>
  
 
==== 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
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtarran/military/hussars.htm Muster Roll] of the Tarrant County Hussars Mounted Infantry C.S.A., Tarrant County, Texas ~ TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtarran/military/hussars.htm Muster Roll] of the Tarrant County Hussars Mounted Infantry C.S.A., Tarrant County, Texas ~ TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtarran/military/civil_war_vets.htm Civil War Veteran's of Tarrant County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtarran/military/civil_war_vets.htm Civil War Veteran's of Tarrant County] ~ TXGenWeb
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;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
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
 
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Tarrant}}
  
 
*[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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtarran/obits/obituaries.htm Tarrant County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtarran/obits/obituaries.htm Tarrant County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
*[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  ====
  
*[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 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  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== '''''Births''''' =====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
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===== Births  =====
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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<br>
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
  
===== '''''Marriages''''' =====
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===== Marriages  =====
  
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
  
===== '''''Deaths''''' =====
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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/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch.&nbsp;&nbsp;Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.<br>
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*'''1966-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; -&nbsp; 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]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1948 - Present''' [https://ccrecordse.tarrantcounty.com/Marriage/SearchImage.aspx Tarrant County Vital Records] at [https://ccrecordse.tarrantcounty.com/ Tarrant County] — index and images
  
*{{RecordSearch|1320964|Texas Deaths, 1890-1976}} (FamilySearch) - The name index was created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903 and in many counties prior to 1910. Fold3.com also has [http://www.fold3.com/title_479/texas_death_certificates Texas Deaths, 1890-1976] ($) available online.
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===== Death  =====
  
*{{RecordSearch|1375599|Texas Death Index, 1964-1998}} (FamilySearch) - Index to Texas statewide death certificates covering 4 million deaths since 1964.
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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*'''1890-1976''' {{RecordSearch|1320964|Texas Deaths, 1890-1976}} (FamilySearch) - The name index was created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903 and in many counties prior to 1910. Fold3.com also has [http://www.fold3.com/title_479/texas_death_certificates Texas Deaths, 1890-1976] ($) available online.
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*'''1903-2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1964-1998''' {{RecordSearch|1375599|Texas Death Index, 1964-1998}} (FamilySearch) - Index to Texas statewide death certificates covering 4 million deaths 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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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1968-2005''' [http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.publiclibraries.com/texas/tarrant.htm Tarrant County Public Library Addresses and URLs]  
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'''National Archives at Forth Worth'''<br>1400 John Burgess Drive<br>Fort Worth, Texas 76140<br>Telephone Number:817-551-2051<br>E-mail: [mailto:ftworth.archives@nara.gov ftworth.archives@nara.gov]<br><br>
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'''Fort Worth Genealogical Society'''<br>Box 471789<br>Fort Worth, Texas 76147-1408<br> [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txfwgs/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Tarrant County Black History and Genealogical Society'''<br> Ft. Worth 76105<br><br>
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*[http://fortworthtexas.gov/library/info/default.aspx?id=24852 Fort Worth Library]  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
 
==== 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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*[[Arlington Texas Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Arlington Texas Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Azle Texas Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Azle Texas Family History Center]]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtarran/ Tarrant County TXGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtarran/ Tarrant County TXGenWeb]  
 
*[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.  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Tarrant|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas Tarrant|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.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 13:43, 18 March 2017

United States
Texas


Tarrant County


Guide to Tarrant 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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Tarrant County, Texas
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Facts
Founded December 20, 1849
County Seat Fort Worth
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County Information

Tarrant County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1876 1850 1850 1856

County Courthouse

Tarrant County Courthouse
100 W Weatherford Rm 130
Fort Worth, TX 76196
Phone: 817.884.1195 

County Clerk has birth, marriage, land and probate records from 1876
 and death records from 1903; District Clerk has divorce and court records
1860 census missing[1]

County Clerk

100 W. Weatherford Street Room 130
Fort Worth 76102
Phone: 817-884-1070
Fax: 817-884-1075

District Clerk

401 W. Belknap
Fort Worth 76196-0402
Phone: 817-884-1574

History

1841Tarrant County, Texas is located directly west and is adjacent to Dallas County, Texas and the largest community in the county today is Fort Worth. The first settlement was in 1841.

Parent County

1849--Tarrant County was created 20 December 1849 from Navarro County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Dallas  • Denton  • Ellis  • Johnson  • Parker  • Wise

Tarrant CountyParker CountyWise CountyDenton CountyDallas CountyEllis CountyJohnson CountyTX TARRANT.JPG
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Resources

African American

  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.
Aditional Cemetary Sources
Individual cemeteries

BillionGraves:



Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850664
18606,020806.6%
18705,788−3.9%
188024,671326.2%
189041,14266.8%
190052,37627.3%
1910108,572107.3%
1920152,80040.7%
1930197,55329.3%
1940225,52114.2%
1950361,25360.2%
1960538,49549.1%
1970716,31733.0%
1980860,88020.2%
19901,170,10335.9%
20001,446,21923.6%
20101,809,03425.1%

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

Directories

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 Tarrant 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 Tarrant 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.

Births

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriages

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

National Archives at Forth Worth
1400 John Burgess Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76140
Telephone Number:817-551-2051
E-mail: ftworth.archives@nara.gov

Fort Worth Genealogical Society
Box 471789
Fort Worth, Texas 76147-1408
Website

Tarrant County Black History and Genealogical Society
Ft. Worth 76105

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.

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tarrant County, Texas. Page 674 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).
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