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{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties UV|Counties UV]] &gt;&nbsp;Victoria County'' <br>
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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Colonization started in 1824 mainly by Mexican settlers. The first settlement was in 1720 which consisted of a Spanish mission and presidio.  
 
Colonization started in 1824 mainly by Mexican settlers. The first settlement was in 1720 which consisted of a Spanish mission and presidio.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1836--'''Victoria County was created 17 March 1836 from an&nbsp;Old Mexican Municipality&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Victoria <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1836--'''Victoria County was created 17 March 1836 from an&nbsp;Old Mexican Municipality&nbsp;'''County seat:''' Victoria <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Calhoun_County,_Texas|Calhoun]]
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*[[Calhoun County, Texas|Calhoun]]  
*[[De_Witt_County,_Texas|De Witt]]
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*[[De Witt County, Texas|De Witt]]  
*[[Goliad_County,_Texas|Goliad]]
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*[[Goliad County, Texas|Goliad]]  
*[[Jackson_County,_Texas|Jackson]]
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*[[Jackson County, Texas|Jackson]]  
*[[Lavaca_County,_Texas|Lavaca]]
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*[[Lavaca County, Texas|Lavaca]]  
*[[Refugio_County,_Texas|Refugio]]
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*[[Refugio County, Texas|Refugio]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
[http://vrhc.uhv.edu/rhrd/victeachers.cfm Teachers' Registers for Victoria County, 1888-1976] are listed by volume and name and number of the school district, the teachers' name, the school year and the shelf and box number where each volume is archived.&nbsp; These registers list names of students, divided according to grade level and often by gender. Researchers can come to the Victoria Regional History Center or contact the staff for specific lookups.
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[http://vrhc.uhv.edu/rhrd/victeachers.cfm Teachers' Registers for Victoria County, 1888-1976] are listed by volume and name and number of the school district, the teachers' name, the school year and the shelf and box number where each volume is archived.&nbsp; These registers list names of students, divided according to grade level and often by gender. Researchers can come to the Victoria Regional History Center or contact the staff for specific lookups.  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[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  
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
[http://vrhc.uhv.edu/manuscripts/Weisiger/fimble.cfm Fimble File of Newspaper Clippings] is a collection of three scrapbooks with obituary notices and other clippings from the Victoria Advocate and other newspapers covering the years 1901-1944. The database includes a searchable name index.
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[http://vrhc.uhv.edu/manuscripts/Weisiger/fimble.cfm Fimble File of Newspaper Clippings] is a collection of three scrapbooks with obituary notices and other clippings from the Victoria Advocate and other newspapers covering the years 1901-1944. The database includes a searchable name index.  
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
[http://vrhc.uhv.edu/home.htm The Victoria Regional History Center] is a department of the Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library.&nbsp; It is the designated repository for the [http://vrhc.uhv.edu/manuscripts/indianola/home.cfm Indianola Immigrant Database].&nbsp; From 1844 to 1886 Indianola was a significant German immigrant port for Texas.&nbsp; This database is searchable by surname. The History Center lists other imporant resources for searching out [http://vrhc.uhv.edu/Bibliographies/gamericans2.cfm German Americans in Texas].
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[http://vrhc.uhv.edu/home.htm The Victoria Regional History Center] is a department of the Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library.&nbsp; It is the designated repository for the [http://vrhc.uhv.edu/manuscripts/indianola/home.cfm Indianola Immigrant Database].&nbsp; From 1844 to 1886 Indianola was a significant German immigrant port for Texas.&nbsp; This database is searchable by surname. The History Center lists other imporant resources for searching out [http://vrhc.uhv.edu/Bibliographies/gamericans2.cfm German Americans in Texas].  
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
  
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193997&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Victoria&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193997&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Victoria&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Revision as of 04:51, 28 August 2010

Template:Texas-stubUnited StatesTexasCounties UV > Victoria County

County Courthouse

History

Colonization started in 1824 mainly by Mexican settlers. The first settlement was in 1720 which consisted of a Spanish mission and presidio.

Parent County

1836--Victoria County was created 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality County seat: Victoria [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Teachers' Registers for Victoria County, 1888-1976 are listed by volume and name and number of the school district, the teachers' name, the school year and the shelf and box number where each volume is archived.  These registers list names of students, divided according to grade level and often by gender. Researchers can come to the Victoria Regional History Center or contact the staff for specific lookups.

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site

Military

Newspapers

Fimble File of Newspaper Clippings is a collection of three scrapbooks with obituary notices and other clippings from the Victoria Advocate and other newspapers covering the years 1901-1944. The database includes a searchable name index.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.

Societies and Libraries

The Victoria Regional History Center is a department of the Victoria College/University of Houston-Victoria Library.  It is the designated repository for the Indianola Immigrant Database.  From 1844 to 1886 Indianola was a significant German immigrant port for Texas.  This database is searchable by surname. The History Center lists other imporant resources for searching out German Americans in Texas.

Web Sites

  • TEXAS GenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county


References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).