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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties W|Counties W]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Williamson County'' <br>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties W|Counties W]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Williamson County'' <br>  
  
Guide to '''Williamson County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Williamson 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>
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
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| founded date = March 13
 
| founded date = March 13
 
| seat wl = Georgetown
 
| seat wl = Georgetown
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| building image = TexasWilliamsonCourthouse.jpg
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
[[Image:Williamson county courthouse 2008.jpg|right|300x250px|Williamson county courthouse 2008.jpg]][http://www.wilco.org/ Williamson County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 18 <br>Georgetown, Texas 78627<br> Phone: 512.943.1515&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth and death&nbsp;records <br>from 1903, marriage, land probate and&nbsp;<br>court records from 1848 and military<br>discharge records from 1917; District<br>Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Williamson County, Texas. Page 676 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[[Image:Williamson county courthouse 2008.jpg|right|300x250px|Williamson county courthouse 2008.jpg]][http://www.wilco.org/ Williamson County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 18 <br>Georgetown, Texas 78627<br> Phone: 512.943.1515&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth and death&nbsp;records <br>from 1903, marriage, land probate and&nbsp;<br>court records from 1848 and military<br>discharge records from 1917; District<br>Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Williamson County, Texas. Page 676 {{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 18<br>Georgetown 78627<br>Phone: 512-943-1515<br>Fax: 512-943-1616
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'''District Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 24<br>Georgetown 78627<br>Phone: 512-943-1212<br>
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==== Williamson 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" |1873
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1848
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1848
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1848
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
The first Anglo-American settlement was in 1835 and was known as Tumlinson Fort.  
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'''1835--''' The first Anglo-American settlement was in 1835 and was known as Tumlinson Fort.  
  
[http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/History_and_Images_of_Williamson_County_Cites_and_Towns.htm Communities - The History and Images of Williamson County Cities and Towns]&nbsp; - Williamson County Historical Commission  
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[http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/History_and_Images_of_Williamson_County_Cites_and_Towns.htm Communities - The History and Images of Williamson County Cities and Towns] - Williamson County Historical Commission  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1848--'''Williamson County was created 13 March 1848 from [[Milam County, Texas|Milam]] County. '''County seat:''' Georgetown <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1848--'''Williamson County was created 13 March 1848 from [[Milam County, Texas Genealogy|Milam]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Georgetown <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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====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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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Williamson, Austin|place|disp=Austin}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Williamson, Bartlett|place|disp=Bartlett}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Williamson, Coupland|place|disp=Coupland}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Williamson, Florence|place|disp=Florence}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Williamson, Georgetown|place|disp=Georgetown}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Williamson, Hutto|place|disp=Hutto}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Williamson, Leander|place|disp=Leander}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Williamson, Round Rock|place|disp=Round Rock}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Williamson, Shiloh|place|disp=Shiloh}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Williamson, Taylor|place|disp=Taylor}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Williamson, Weir|place|disp=Weir}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bastrop County, Texas|Bastrop]]  
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[[Bastrop County, Texas Genealogy|Bastrop]] {{•}} [[Bell County, Texas Genealogy|Bell]] {{•}} [[Burnet County, Texas Genealogy|Burnet]] {{•}} [[Lee County, Texas Genealogy|Lee]] {{•}} [[Milam County, Texas Genealogy|Milam]] {{•}} [[Travis County, Texas Genealogy|Travis]]  
*[[Bell County, Texas|Bell]]  
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<center>{{TX Williamson  County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Burnet County, Texas|Burnet]]  
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== Resources  ==
*[[Lee County, Texas|Lee]]  
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*[[Milam County, Texas|Milam]]  
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==== African American  ====
*[[Travis County, Texas|Travis]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records](images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== 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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| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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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=2765 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?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Cemeteries%2C+Williamson+County%2C+Texas 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/Williamson/ListWilliamson.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/Default.aspx Names in Stone]
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| colspan="3" | See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
  
 
*A list of cemeteries in Williamson County, Texas, including interment information for a portion of them, has been transcribed into digital format and made available online. This information can be accessed courtesy of the [http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/ Williamson County Historical Commission] via links to lists contained on the [http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/Williamson_County_Texas_Cemeteries.htm Cemeteries in Williamson County, Texas] page.  
 
*A list of cemeteries in Williamson County, Texas, including interment information for a portion of them, has been transcribed into digital format and made available online. This information can be accessed courtesy of the [http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/ Williamson County Historical Commission] via links to lists contained on the [http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/Williamson_County_Texas_Cemeteries.htm Cemeteries in Williamson County, Texas] page.  
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Individual cemeteries;  
 
Individual cemeteries;  
  
BillionGraves:  
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104352 Bagdad Cemetery, Leander]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104760 Davis Cemetery, Leander] - BillionGraves
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=105310 Hunt Cemetery, Liberty Hill] - BillionGraves  
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106146 Rhodes Cemetery, Jollyville]&nbsp; - BillionGraves
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106183 Rocky Hollow Cemetery, Georgetown] - BillionGraves
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==== Census  ====
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{{US Census population
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|1850= 1568
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|1860= 4529
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|1870= 6368
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|1880= 15155
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|1890= 25909
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|1900= 38072
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|1910= 42228
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|1920= 42934
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|1930= 44146
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|1940= 41698
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|1950= 38853
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|1960= 35044
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|1970= 37305
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|1980= 76521
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|1990= 139551
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|2000= 249967
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|2010= 422679
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}}
  
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104760 Davis Cemetery, Leander]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=105310 Hunt Cemetery, Liberty Hill]
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106146 Rhodes Cemetery, Jollyville]
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106183 Rocky Hollow Cemetery, Georgetown]
 
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
{{TX Church Intro}}
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{{TX Church Intro}}  
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*[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]
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1389983 Texas Naturalization Records &nbsp;1906-1989] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch Record Collection  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1389983 Texas Naturalization Records &nbsp;1906-1989] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch Record Collection
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Maps  ====
  
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txwilliamson.jpg|400px|Txwilliamson.jpg]] <br> <br>
  
 
*[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  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932381 Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865]&nbsp; ~ FamilySearch record collection
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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 '''$'''
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932425 Texas, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch Record collection
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors&nbsp;
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''1845 - 1848'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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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
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[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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{{TX Probate Intro}}  
 
{{TX Probate Intro}}  
  
*[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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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
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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://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] ~ Ancestry.com (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
{{TX Tax Intro}}  
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{{TX Tax Intro}} <br> <br>
  
Williamson County, Texas Tax Records:<br><br>[http://tax.wilco.org/Appraisal/PublicAccess/ Public Search of Williamson County, Texas Tax Records]<br>  
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*[http://tax.wilco.org/Appraisal/PublicAccess/ Public Search of Williamson County, Texas Tax Records]<br>
  
Records can be searched by:<br><br>PropID<br>AcctID<br>Owner<br>Address<br>Advanced Search<br>
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Records can be searched by:<br>PropID <br>AcctID <br>Owner <br>Address <br>Advanced Search  
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}  
 
{{TX Vital Intro}}  
  
'''''Births'''''  
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===== Births =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''  
  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935]&nbsp; ~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection  
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*'''1840-1981''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981]&nbsp; ~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1949342 Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997]&nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection  
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935]&nbsp; ~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981]&nbsp; ~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1949342 Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997]&nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection
  
===== '''''Marriages''''' =====
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===== Marriages  =====
  
*''[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803987 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 ]&nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection''  
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''  
*[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
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010]&nbsp; &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
 
*Williamson County marriages from 1848 to the present are available online at [https://deed.wilco.org/Marriage/SearchEntry.aspx deed.wilco.org/Marriage/SearchEntry.aspx]&nbsp; Electronic images of the records are linked in the search results.<br>
 
  
===== '''''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/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803987 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977]&nbsp;-&nbsp;FamilySearch records 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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*'''1848''' Williamson County marriages from 1848 to the present are available online at [https://deed.wilco.org/Marriage/SearchEntry.aspx deed.wilco.org/Marriage/SearchEntry.aspx]&nbsp; Electronic images of the records are linked in the search results
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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
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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===== Deaths =====
*[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.
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1949337 Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000]&nbsp; &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681049 Texas, Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~ FamilySearch records collection
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976]&nbsp; &nbsp; ~ FamilySearch records collection
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1930157 Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~ FamilySearch records collection
 
*[http://www.footnote.com Footnote.com] ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_479/texas_death_certificates Texas Death Certificates 1890-1976] available online.
 
  
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''  
  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2038378 Texas Divorce Index &nbsp;1968-2010] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch 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 FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors<br>
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*'''1890-1976''' [http://www.footnote.com Footnote.com] ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_479/texas_death_certificates Texas Death Certificates 1890-1976] available online.
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*'''1903-1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681049 Texas, Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~ FamilySearch records collection
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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/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1949337 Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000]&nbsp; &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection
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*'''1964-1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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*'''1977-1986''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1930157 Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~ FamilySearch records collection
  
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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
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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 $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
[http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/ Williamson County Historical Commission]  
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'''Williamson County Historical Commission'''<br> 716 S. Austin Ave.<br> Georgetown, TX 78626<br>[http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
[http://www.williamsontxgenealogy.org/ Williamson County Genealogical&nbsp;Society]
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'''Williamson County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 585<br> Round Rock 78680-0585<br>[http://www.williamsontxgenealogy.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Williamson County Historical Society'''<br> Georgetown, Texas<br> Telephone Number: 512-863-9160<br><br>
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Georgetown Texas Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Georgetown Texas Family History Center]]  
 
*[[Round Rock Texas Family History Center]] (Austin)
 
*[[Round Rock Texas Family History Center]] (Austin)
  
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== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[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+Williamson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas Williamson|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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Guide to Williamson 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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Facts
Founded March 13, 1848
County Seat Georgetown
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County Information

County Courthouse

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Williamson County Courthouse
PO Box 18
Georgetown, Texas 78627
Phone: 512.943.1515 

County Clerk has birth and death records
from 1903, marriage, land probate and 
court records from 1848 and military
discharge records from 1917; District
Clerk has divorce records[1]

County Clerk

P.O. Box 18
Georgetown 78627
Phone: 512-943-1515
Fax: 512-943-1616

District Clerk

P.O. Box 24
Georgetown 78627
Phone: 512-943-1212

Williamson County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1873 1848 1850 1848 1848


History

1835-- The first Anglo-American settlement was in 1835 and was known as Tumlinson Fort.

Communities - The History and Images of Williamson County Cities and Towns - Williamson County Historical Commission

Parent County

1848--Williamson County was created 13 March 1848 from Milam County.

  • County seat: Georgetown [2]

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

The following cities are either entirely or partially located within Williamson County

Austin (partial)
Bartlett (partial)
Cedar Park
Florence
Georgetown
Granger
Hutto
Jarrell
Leander
Liberty Hill
Round Rock
Taylor
Thrall
Weir

Neighboring Counties

Bastrop  • Bell  • Burnet  • Lee  • Milam  • Travis

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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.
Additional Cemetery Sources

Individual cemeteries;

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18501,568
18604,529188.8%
18706,36840.6%
188015,155138.0%
189025,90971.0%
190038,07246.9%
191042,22810.9%
192042,9341.7%
193044,1462.8%
194041,698−5.5%
195038,853−6.8%
196035,044−9.8%
197037,3056.5%
198076,521105.1%
1990139,55182.4%
2000249,96779.1%
2010422,67969.1%


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

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 Williamson 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 Williamson 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.

Records can be searched by:
PropID
AcctID
Owner
Address
Advanced Search

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

Deaths

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

Williamson County Historical Commission
716 S. Austin Ave.
Georgetown, TX 78626
Website

Williamson County Genealogical Society
PO Box 585
Round Rock 78680-0585
Website

Williamson County Historical Society
Georgetown, Texas
Telephone Number: 512-863-9160


Libraries

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

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the 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), Williamson County, Texas. Page 676 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).