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Guide to Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

This article is about the U.S. state. For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation).

Texas Information[edit | edit source]

Texas is a state located in the south central part of the United States. It is divided into 254 counties and its capital is Austin. Texas was admitted to the Union on 29 Dec 1845 as the 28th state. It was created from the Republic of Texas. [1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Texas Research

Links to articles on getting started with Texas research.

Texas Research Tools

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Texas Clickable Map[edit | edit source]

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

Dallam CountySherman CountyHansford CountyOchiltree CountyLipscomb CountyHartley CountyMoore CountyHutchinson CountyRoberts CountyHemphill CountyOldham CountyPotter CountyCarson CountyGray CountyWheeler CountyDeaf Smith CountyRandall CountyArmstrong CountyDonley CountyCollingsworth CountyParmer CountyCastro CountySwisher CountyBriscoe CountyHall CountyChildress CountyBailey CountyLamb CountyHale CountyFloyd CountyMotley CountyCottle CountyCochran CountyHockley CountyLubbock CountyCrosby CountyDickens CountyKing CountyYoakum CountyTerry CountyLynn CountyGarza CountyKent CountyStonewall CountyGaines CountyDawson CountyBorden CountyScurry CountyFisher CountyAndrews CountyMartin CountyHoward CountyMitchell CountyNolan CountyEl Paso CountyHudspeth CountyCulberson CountyJeff Davis CountyPresidio CountyReeves CountyBrewster CountyPecos CountyTerrell CountyLoving CountyWinkler CountyWard CountyEctor CountyMidland CountyCrane CountyUpton CountyGlasscock CountyReagan CountySterling CountyIrion CountyCoke CountyTom Green CountyCrockett CountyVal Verde CountySchleicher CountySutton CountyEdwards CountyHardeman CountyFoard CountyWilbarger CountyWichita CountyKnox CountyBaylor CountyArcher CountyClay CountyMontague CountyCooke CountyGrayson CountyFannin CountyLamar CountyRed River CountyBowie CountyCass CountyMorris CountyTitus CountyFranklin CountyDelta CountyHopkins CountyRains CountyWood CountyCamp CountyUpshur CountyMarion CountyHarrison CountyHaskell CountyThrockmorton CountyYoung CountyJack CountyWise CountyDenton CountyCollin CountyHunt CountyJones CountyShackelford CountyStephens CountyPalo Pinto CountyParker CountyTarrant CountyDallas CountyRockwall CountyKaufman CountyVan Zandt CountySmith CountyGregg CountyTaylor CountyCallahan CountyEastland CountyErath CountyHood CountySomervell CountyJohnson CountyEllis CountyHenderson CountyRusk CountyPanola CountyShelby CountyRunnels CountyColeman CountyBrown CountyComanche CountyHamilton CountyBosque CountyHill CountyNavarro CountyAnderson CountyCherokee CountyNacogdoches CountyConcho CountyMcCulloch CountySan Saba CountyMills CountyLampasas CountyCoryell CountyMcLennan CountyLimestone CountyFreestone CountySan AugustineSabine CountyLeon CountyFalls CountyHouston CountyAngelina CountyNewton CountyJasper CountyTyler CountyPolk CountyTrinity CountyRobertson CountyBell CountyMilam CountyMenard CountyKimble CountyMason CountyLlano CountyBurnet CountyWilliamson CountyMadison CountyBrazos CountyGrimes CountyWalker CountyMontgomery CountySan Jacinto CountyGillespie CountyBurleson CountyBlanco CountyTravis CountyLee CountyHardin CountyOrange CountyJefferson CountyChambers CountyHarris CountyGalveston CountyWashington CountyWaller CountyFort BendBrazoria CountyAustin CountyBastrop CountyFayette CountyColorado CountyWharton CountyMatagorda CountyHays CountyCaldwell CountyLavaca CountyJackson CountyKerr CountyReal CountyBandera CountyKendall CountyComal CountyGuadalupe CountyGonzales CountyDe Witt CountyVictoria CountyCalhoun CountyKinney CountyUvalde CountyMedina CountyBexar CountyMaverick CountyZavala CountyFrio CountyDimmit CountyLa Salle CountyWebb CountyAtascosa CountyWilson CountyKarnes CountyGoliad CountyRefugio CountyAransas CountyMcMullen CountyLive Oak CountyBee CountyDuval CountyJim Wells CountySan Patricio CountyNueces CountyKleberg CountyZapata CountyJim Hogg CountyBrooks CountyKenedy CountyStarr CountyHidalgo CountyWillacy CountyCameron CountyLiberty CountyTexas-county-map.gif

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Counties[edit | edit source]

Click on a letter for a list of Wiki page links to 254 Texas counties:
Extinct or Renamed Counties:
  • Buchanan-changed to Stephens
  • Buchel-never organized
  • Davis-changed to Cass
  • Encinal-n. org.-merged in Webb
  • Foley-never organized
  • Harrisburg-changed to Harris
  • La Baca-never organized
  • Miller-changed to Red River
  • Navasota-changed to Brazos
  • Neches-never organized
  • Paschal-never organized
  • Spring Creek-never organized
  • Waco-never organized
  • Wegefarth-never organized

Texas Migration Routes[edit | edit source]

Texas Migration Routes[edit | edit source]

Colorado River (Texas)| · Pecos River| · Red River · Rio Grande · Sabine River| · Butterfield Overland Mail · Camino Real de los Tejas · Camino Real de Tierra Adentro · Chisholm Trail · Coushatta-Nacogdoches Trace · Jones Plummer Trail · Preston Trail · San Antonio-El Paso Road · Santa Fe Trail · Texas Road · Southern Pacific Railroad · Texas and Pacific Railway

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

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Additional Resources[edit | edit source]

San Antonio River.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 31 Oct 2016.