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== Record Description ==
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Texas Death Records, 1890-1976 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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Images of Texas statewide death certificates, including delayed certificates, from the Texas Department of State Health Services in Austin. Additional certificates will be added to the collection as they become available.
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== What is in the Collection?  ==
  
For a list of records by dates and localities currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1930157/waypoints Browse].  
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This collection includes images of Texas statewide death certificates, including delayed certificates, from the Texas Department of State Health Services in Austin. Additional certificates will be added to the collection as they become available.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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===To Browse This Collection===
 
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{{Collection_Browse_Link
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.
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|text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Department of Health. Texas, death certificates. Bureau of Vital Statistics, Austin, Texas.<!--bibdescend-->}}  
 
 
 
[[Texas Death Records, 1977-1986 (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
  
== Record Content  ==
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== What Can these Records Tell Me? ==
  
 
The certificates usually include the following:  
 
The certificates usually include the following:  
 
[[Image:Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986 (10-0853) (11-1033) (11-1133).jpg|thumb|right|Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986 (10-0853) (11-1033) (11-1133).jpg]]
 
  
 
*Name of the deceased  
 
*Name of the deceased  
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*Occupation
 
*Occupation
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Image ===
  
To begin your search you will need to know the following:  
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Image:Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986 (10-0853) (11-1033) (11-1133).jpg|Death Certificate
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*The place where the death occurred
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
*The name of the person at the time of death
 
*The death date
 
  
=== Search the Collection  ===
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To begin your search you will need to know at least some of the following:
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*The name of your ancestor.
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*The approximate date of death.
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*The place where the death occurred.
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*The names of the family members and their relationships.
  
The collection is browse only so you will need to look at the images one at a time until you find your ancestor. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor. It may be helpful to keep a list of the names, certificate numbers, and DGS Film number of individuals with the same last name. That way you can easily return to them if you need to.
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.
  
=== Using the Information  ===
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1930157?collectionNameFilter=false Collection Page].'''
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Make a photocopy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.
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'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1930157/waypoints Browse Page] then:'''<br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Year" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Certificate and County Range"
  
The following examples show ways you can use the information:
 
  
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find or verify their birth records and parents' names.  
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1930157 Texas Deaths, 1977-1986]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
*Use the residence and names of the parents (if the deceased is a child) to locate church and land records.  
 
*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
  
=== Tips to Keep in Mind ===
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.  
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
  
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.  
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*Use the information to obtain the actual death certificate.  
*The name of the cemetery may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.  
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*Use the information to locate funeral home, obituary or cemetery record.  
*The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records, which often include the names and residences of other family members.
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*Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and probate records.
*Others with the same last name could be children, siblings, parents, or other relatives of the deceased who may have died or been buried in the same county or nearby.  
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*Use the information to find additional family members.
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
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*Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.  
*The information in these records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
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*[[Texas Church Records|Church Records]] often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
 
  
If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:  
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=== I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now? === 
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*Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.  Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname.  This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
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*If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search. 
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*Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images. 
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*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.shtml nicknames] or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for [http://genealogy.about.com/od/first_names/fl/nickname-given-name-equivalents.htm these names] as well. 
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*Search the indexes and records of [[Texas, United States Genealogy]].
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*Search in the [[Texas Archives and Libraries]].
  
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
 
*Check for an index. The following index, [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index, 1964-1998], is available on ''FamilySearch''.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
 
  
For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Texas, Death Records|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Catalog.}}
  
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Texas Death Records, 1977-1986 (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
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For a summary of this information see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
  
== Related Websites ==
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==
  
*[http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/tx/death/search.cgi Texas Death Records]  
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*[http://www.deathindexes.com/texas/index.html Online Texas Death Records &amp; Indexes]  
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*[http://www.genealogybranches.com/texas.html Texas Vital Records Indexes]
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| bgcolor="#fff3e7" style="vertical-align:top; line-height:125%; padding-top:8px" | '''Problems with this collection?'''<br>[https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Texas-Deaths-1977-1986-known-issues&lang=en See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Texas-Deaths-1977-1986-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
  
*[[Texas|Texas]]
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==Citing this Collection==
*[[Texas Death Records, 1890-1976 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  
*[[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Texas History|Texas History]]
 
*[[Texas Vital Records]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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'''Collection Citation''':<br>
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{{Collection citation | text= "Texas Deaths, 1977-1986." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Bureau of Vital Statistics, Austin, Texas.}}<br><br>
  
{{Contributor invite}}  
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br>
 
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{{Record Citation Link
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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|title=Texas Deaths, 1977-1986
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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'''Image citation''':<br>
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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{{Contributor invite}}
  
"Texas Deaths 1890-1976," digital images, ''FamilySearch'' (familysearch.org: accessed 7 April 2011), 1978 &gt; vol 9, Jan, certificates 4001-4500, Milam-Smith Counties &gt; Image 543 of 543 images. Hilmar Willie Jonas, January 12, 1978; citing Death Records, FHL microfilm 2,073,674; Texas Bureau of Vital Statistics, Texas Department of Health, Austin, Texas.&nbsp;Digital images of originals housed at the State Registrar Office in Austin, Texas. FHL microfilm and digital images. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
 
  
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[[Category:Texas FamilySearch Historical Records|Death]]

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Record Description
Record Type Death
Collection years 1977-1986
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in the Collection?

This collection includes images of Texas statewide death certificates, including delayed certificates, from the Texas Department of State Health Services in Austin. Additional certificates will be added to the collection as they become available.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

The certificates usually include the following:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Death date and place
  • Burial date and place
  • Birth date and place
  • Name of spouse
  • Names of parents
  • Name of informant
  • Marital status
  • Occupation

Collection Content

Sample Image

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search you will need to know at least some of the following:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date of death.
  • The place where the death occurred.
  • The names of the family members and their relationships.

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page then:
⇒Select the appropriate "Year"
⇒Select the appropriate "Certificate and County Range"


For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the information to obtain the actual death certificate.
  • Use the information to locate funeral home, obituary or cemetery record.
  • Use the information to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and probate records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Texas, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Texas Archives and Libraries.



For a summary of this information see the wiki article: United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  

Collection Citation:

"Texas Deaths, 1977-1986." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Bureau of Vital Statistics, Austin, Texas.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Texas Deaths, 1977-1986.

Image citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Texas Deaths, 1977-1986.


How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.