Victoria County, Texas Genealogy
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Colonization started in 1824 mainly by Mexican settlers. The first settlement was in 1720 which consisted of a Spanish mission and presidio.
1836--Victoria County was created 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality County seat: Victoria 
See an interactive map of Victoria County border changes.
Places / Localities
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.
Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
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.
- 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.
Family History Centers
- TEXAS GenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).