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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties T|Counties T]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Trinity County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Trinity County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Trinity County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
{{TXDC}}  
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{{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records|left}}<br>
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Trinity County
 
| county = Trinity County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
 
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| state = Texas
 
| state = Texas
 
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| founded date = February 11  
 
| founded date = February 11  
 
| seat wl = Groveton
 
| seat wl = Groveton
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| building address = Trinity County Courthouse<br>PO Box 456<br>Groveton, Texas 75845}}  
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== County Information ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.co.trinity.tx.us/ Trinity County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 456<br> Groveton, Texas 75845<br> Phone: 936.642.1208<br><br>Courthouse burned 1876; some deeds refiled;<br> County Clerk has birth records from 1911,<br> death records from 1919, marriage and land<br> records from 1876, divorce records from 1920,<br> probate and court records; County Judge has<br> school records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Trinity County, Texas. Page 675 {{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 456<br>Groveton 75845<br>Phone: 936-642-1208
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'''District Clerk'''
  
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P.O. Box 549<br>Groveton 75845<br>Phone: 936-642-1118<br>  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Trinity County, Texas Record Dates ====
  
[http://www.co.trinity.tx.us/ips/cms Trinity County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 456<br> Groveton, Texas 75845<br> Phone: 936.642.1208<br><br>Courthouse burned 1876; some deeds refiled;<br> County Clerk has birth records from 1911,<br> death records from 1919, marriage and land<br> records from 1876, divorce records from 1920,<br> probate and court records; County Judge has<br> school records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Trinity County, Texas. Page 675 {{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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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1876
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1860
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
The first Anglo-American settler arrived in 1844.  
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'''1844--''' The first Anglo-American settler arrived in 1844.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1850--'''Trinity County was created 11 February 1850 from [[Houston County, Texas|Houston]] County. '''County seat:''' Groveton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1850--'''Trinity County was created 11 February 1850 from [[Houston County, Texas Genealogy|Houston]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Groveton <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1872,1876--'''Courthouses and most county records were destroyed by fire in December 1872 and February 1876.  
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'''1872, 1876--'''Courthouses and most county records were destroyed by fire in December 1872 and February 1876.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Trinity, Groveton|place|disp=Groveton}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Trinity, Pennington|place|disp=Pennington}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Trinity, Trinity|place|disp=Trinity}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Angelina County, Texas|Angelina]]  
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[[Angelina County, Texas Genealogy|Angelina]] {{•}} [[Houston County, Texas Genealogy|Houston]] {{•}} [[Polk County, Texas Genealogy|Polk]] {{•}} [[San Jacinto County, Texas Genealogy|San Jacinto]] {{•}} [[Walker County, Texas Genealogy|Walker]] {{•}}
*[[Houston County, Texas|Houston]]  
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<center>{{TX TRINITY County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Polk County, Texas|Polk]]  
 
*[[San Jacinto County, Texas|San Jacinto]]  
 
*[[Walker County, Texas|Walker]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb  
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*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records] (images) - FamilySearch<br>
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; African Ancestor Genealogy
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots Project] ~ USGenWeb  
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas&nbsp; ] African Ancestor Genealogy
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://txgenweb4.org/txtrinity/cemetery/cemindex.htm Trinity County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; &nbsp;TXGenWeb
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
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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=2747&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|390355|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=2747 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/trinity-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Cemeteries%2C+Trinity+county%2C+Texas&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/trinity.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Trinity/ListTrinity.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/trinity/trintoc.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/trinity/trinity-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=Trinity&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=228 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtrinit/cemetery/cemindex.htm TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22803&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=27&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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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.preservationtexas.org/endangered/historic-texas-cemeteries/ Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to 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  ====
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{{US Census population
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|1860= 4392
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|1870= 4141
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|1880= 4915
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|1890= 7648
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|1900= 10976
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|1910= 12768
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|1920= 13623
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|1930= 13637
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|1940= 13705
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|1950= 10040
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|1960= 7539
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|1970= 7628
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|1980= 9450
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|1990= 11445
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|2000= 13779
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|2010= 14585
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/trinity/census/1860/0000read.htm 1860 Trinity County Census Images]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/trinity/census/1860/0000read.htm '''1860''' Trinity County Census Images] ~ TXGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/trinity/census/1900/ed095/ 1900 Federal Census Trinity County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp; TXGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/trinity/census/1900/ed095/ '''1900''' Federal Census Trinity County] ~ TXGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://txgenweb4.org/txtrinity/resource/trchurch.htm Trinity County Churches]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://txgenweb4.org/txtrinity/resource/trchurch.htm Trinity County Churches]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
{{TX Land}}
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{{TX Land}}  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
{{TX County Histories}}
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{{TX County Histories}}  
  
 
*''Trinity County Beginnings'', 1986, edited by Patricia B. and Joseph W. Hensley for theTrinity County Book Committee.  
 
*''Trinity County Beginnings'', 1986, edited by Patricia B. and Joseph W. Hensley for theTrinity County Book Committee.  
 
*''A History of Trinity'', 1984, by the Trinity Historical Society.  
 
*''A History of Trinity'', 1984, by the Trinity Historical Society.  
*''A History Of Trinity County Texas, 1827 to 1928'', 1966, by Flora Gatlin Bowles. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth61097/m1 Read the book online] from The Portal to Texas History.  
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*'''1827-1928''' ''A History Of Trinity County Texas, 1827 to 1928'', 1966, by Flora Gatlin Bowles. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth61097/m1 Read the book online] from The Portal to Texas History.  
*[http://txgenweb4.org/txtrinity/trinithistmark.htm Trinity County Historical Landmarks]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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*[http://txgenweb4.org/txtrinity/trinithistmark.htm Trinity County Historical Landmarks] ~ TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hct09 Trinity County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hct09 Trinity County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txtrinity.jpg|300px|Txtrinity.jpg]] <br> <br>
  
 
*[http://www.glo.texas.gov/cf/ArcMaps/ArcMapsWorkList.cfm?Customer=69690731-11045 Trinity County Maps]  
 
*[http://www.glo.texas.gov/cf/ArcMaps/ArcMapsWorkList.cfm?Customer=69690731-11045 Trinity County Maps]  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
*1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith &amp; Trinity at [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/TX/TX13map.html www.rootsweb.com]<br>
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*'''1914''' Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith &amp; Trinity at [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/TX/TX13map.html www.rootsweb.com]<br>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://txgenweb4.org/txtrinity/military/milindex.htm Trinity County Military Resources&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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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 $
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://txgenweb4.org/txtrinity/military/milindex.htm Trinity County Military Resources ] ~ TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research 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
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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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*'''1899 - 1975''' - [https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
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=====World War I=====
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*'''1917 - 1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2202707|Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Trinity}}  
 
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Trinity}}  
  
*[http://www.easttexasnews.com/ East Texas News&nbsp;]  
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*[http://www.easttexasnews.com/ East Texas News ]  
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
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*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News] - Texas Newspaper Index with links  
*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)  
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*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink] - Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)  
*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times] - Historic Texas News Online
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/trinity/trintoc.htm Trinity County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/trinity/trintoc.htm Trinity County Obituaries] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[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 ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project] ~ 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  
*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations  
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot ] ~ Texas Newspaper Citations  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times ] ~ Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}  
 
{{TX Probate Intro}}  
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/trinity/trintoc.htm Trinity County Probate Record Books]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb Archives Project
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'''Online Probate Records'''
*[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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*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records}} 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] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/trinity/trintoc.htm Trinity County Probate Record Books] ~ TXGenWeb Archives Project
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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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==== Taxation ====
{{TX Tax Intro}}
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{{TX Tax Intro}}  
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
{{TX Vital Intro}}
 
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[United States World War II Draft Records]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[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.
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
 
  
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===== Birth  =====
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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>
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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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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*'''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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*'''1966-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records 1966 - 2005] ~ 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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===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records'' <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. The name index has been created by Family Search and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
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*'''1903-1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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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/1949337 Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1964-1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[United States World War II Draft Records]] Name index to Texas StatewideDeath Certificates or four million people who have died 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 1968 - 2005] 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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*'''1968-2010''' {{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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*'''1850-1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas 1850 - 1930
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Blanche K Werner Public Library<br>203 Prospect Dr<br>Trinity, TX 75862<br>Phone: (936) 594-2087<br>  
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'''Recorded Texas Historic Landmark'''<br>Trinity County Courthouse<br>162 West First Street<br>Groveton, Texas<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtrinit/ Website]<br> E-mail:[mailto:tchcmuseum@windstream.net tchcmuseum@windstream.net]<br><br>  
  
[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
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'''Blanche K Werner Public Library'''<br>203 Prospect Dr<br>Trinity, TX 75862<br>Telephone Number: 936-594-2087<br><br>
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill] ~ Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
== Web Sites  ==
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/trinity/trintoc.htm Trinity County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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== Websites  ==
*[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txtrinity/ Trinity County&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; &nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/trinity/trintoc.htm Trinity County Archives] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txtrinity/ Trinity County ] ~ TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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*[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.
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*{{FHL|Texas Trinity|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.
 
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Trinity|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:40, 21 June 2017

United States
Texas
Trinity County

Guide to Trinity 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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Trinity County, Texas
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Map of Texas highlighting Trinity County
Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 11, 1850
County Seat Groveton
Courthouse
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Address Trinity County Courthouse
PO Box 456
Groveton, Texas 75845
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County Information

County Courthouse

Trinity County Courthouse
PO Box 456
Groveton, Texas 75845
Phone: 936.642.1208

Courthouse burned 1876; some deeds refiled;
County Clerk has birth records from 1911,
death records from 1919, marriage and land
records from 1876, divorce records from 1920,
probate and court records; County Judge has
school records[1]

County Clerk

P.O. Box 456
Groveton 75845
Phone: 936-642-1208

District Clerk

P.O. Box 549
Groveton 75845
Phone: 936-642-1118

Trinity County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1876 1860 1873 1876


History

1844-- The first Anglo-American settler arrived in 1844.

Parent County

1850--Trinity County was created 11 February 1850 from Houston County.

  • County seat: Groveton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1872, 1876--Courthouses and most county records were destroyed by fire in December 1872 and February 1876.

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Apple Springs | Barnes | Glendale | Groveton | Nigton | Nogalus Prairie | Pennington | Trinity | Woodlake

Neighboring Counties

Angelina  • Houston  • Polk  • San Jacinto  • Walker  •

Trinity CountyHouston CountyAngelina CountyPolk CountySan Jacinto CountyWalker CountyTX TRINITY.JPG
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Resources

African American

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
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18604,392
18704,141−5.7%
18804,91518.7%
18907,64855.6%
190010,97643.5%
191012,76816.3%
192013,6236.7%
193013,6370.1%
194013,7050.5%
195010,040−26.7%
19607,539−24.9%
19707,6281.2%
19809,45023.9%
199011,44521.1%
200013,77920.4%
201014,5855.8%

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 Trinity 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.

  • Trinity County Beginnings, 1986, edited by Patricia B. and Joseph W. Hensley for theTrinity County Book Committee.
  • A History of Trinity, 1984, by the Trinity Historical Society.
  • 1827-1928 A History Of Trinity County Texas, 1827 to 1928, 1966, by Flora Gatlin Bowles. Read the book online from The Portal to Texas History.
  • Trinity County Historical Landmarks ~ TXGenWeb
  • Trinity County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

Maps

Txtrinity.jpg

Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War
World War I

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Trinity 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.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce



Societies and Libraries

Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Trinity County Courthouse
162 West First Street
Groveton, Texas
Website
E-mail:tchcmuseum@windstream.net

Blanche K Werner Public Library
203 Prospect Dr
Trinity, TX 75862
Telephone Number: 936-594-2087


  • Society Hill ~ Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

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

  • Trinity County Archives ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
  • Trinity County ~ TXGenWeb
  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.
  • USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
  • 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

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Trinity County, Texas. Page 675 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).