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Hood County, Texas Genealogy

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Guide to '''Hood 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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{{Infobox U.S. County
| founded date = November 3
| seat wl = Granbury
| building image = TexasHoodCourthouse.jpg
| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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== County Information == ==== County Courthouse ====
[http://www.co.hood.tx.us/ Hood County Courthouse]<br>100 E Pearl Street; PO Box 339;<br>Granbury, TX 76048-0339<br>Phone: 817.579.3222
[[Image:TexasHoodCourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|262px|TexasHoodCourthouse.jpg]]
County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br>marriage, divorce, probate and court and land records from 1875<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hood County, Texas. Page 666 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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The [http://www.texasescapes.com/TOWNS/Granbury/HoodCountyCourthouseGranburyTexas.htm Hood County Courthouse] is located in Granbury, Texas. The first two courthouses burned, the second one in 1875.&nbsp;Granbury's current three-story courthouse was built of Brazos limestone and has a lighted clock tower. It is a Second-Empire style design by W.C. Dodson and constructed in 1890. (Hood Public Lib in Granbury has many rec of the late Judge Henry Davis)
[[Image:TexasHoodCourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|362px|TexasHoodCourthouse.jpg]]The [http://www.texasescapes.com/TOWNS/Granbury/HoodCountyCourthouseGranburyTexas.htm ====Hood County Courthouse] is located in Granbury, Texas. The first two courthouses burned, the second one in 1875.&nbsp;Granbury's current three-story courthouse was built of Brazos limestone and has a lighted clock tower. It is a Second-Empire style design by W.C. Dodson and constructed in 1890. Record Dates====
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"|-| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <brcenter>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<brref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hood County, Texas . Page 658-677 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 655-665.<br/ref><br><br/center> |-| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hood County, Texas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hood County, Texas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hood County, Texas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hood County, Texas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hood County, Texas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hood County, Texas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Hood Public Lib County, Texas Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''|-| width="14.2%" align="center" |1903| width="14.2%" align="center" |1875| width="14.2%" align="center" |1903| width="14.2%" align="center" |1875| width="14.2%" align="center" |1875| width="14.2%" align="center" |1875| width="14.2%" align="center" |1829|-| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths began in Granbury has many rec of 1903. <br>General compliance by the late Judge Henry Davis) 1930s.</center>|}
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== History ==
==== Parent County ====
'''1865--'''Hood County was created 3 November 1865 from [[Johnson County, Texas Genealogy|Johnson]] County. <br> *'''County seat:''' Granbury <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
==== Boundary Changes ====
==== Neighboring Counties ====
[[Erath County, Texas Genealogy|Erath]] {{•}} [[Johnson County, Texas Genealogy|Johnson]] {{•}} [[Palo Pinto County, Texas Genealogy|Palo Pinto]] {{•}} [[Parker County, Texas Genealogy|Parker]] {{•}} [[Somervell County, Texas Genealogy|Somervell]] <center>{{TX HOOD County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
== Resources ==
==== African American ====
*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch<br> *[http://www.rootswebusgenwebsites.ancestry.com/~aagriotsorg/TXAAGriots/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy <br>
==== Cemeteries ====
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| width="3130%" bgcolor="#ffff99E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online Grave Transcripts''' | width="3130%" bgcolor="#dbbff7E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Published Grave TranscriptsTombstone Transcriptions in Print''' | width="30%" bgcolor="#dbeadcE0E0E0" align="center" | '''County Cemetery DirectoriesList of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffccF0F0F0" | [httphttps://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Findagrave.commemorial FindAGrave] | bgcolor="#eddffbF0F0F0" | {{FHL|588659|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} | bgcolor="#e9f1eaF0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Texas/Hood-County?id=county_2630 FindAGrave]|-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagravelinkpendium.com/cgihood-bintx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://fgwww.cgiworldcat.org/search?pageq=csrsu%3ACemeteries+Texas+Hood+County.&CScnqt=&CScntryresults_page WorldCat] | bgcolor=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2630 Findagrave"#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/hood.com html Tombstone Project]  
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| bgcolor="#ffffccF0F0F0" | [httphttps://wwwbilliongraves.interment.netcom/us/tx/index.htm Interment.netsearch# BillionGraves (name)]  | bgcolor="#eddffbF0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Hood+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat] | bgcolor="#e9f1eaF0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstonecemeteries-of-tx.com/CemeteryListEtx/Hood/ListHood.aspx Names in Stonehtml Cemeteries of TX]  
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| bgcolor="#ffffccF0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstonesusgwarchives.orgnet/tx/texashood/texashoodtoc.html USGenWebhtm GenWeb Archives]  | bgcolor="#eddffbF0F0F0" | <br> | bgcolor="#e9f1eaF0F0F0" | [http://billiongravestexascemeteries.com/pagesorg/searchhood/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves hood-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]  
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| bgcolor="#ffffccF0F0F0" | [httphttps://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion GravesBillionGraves]  | bgcolor="#eddffbF0F0F0" | <br> | bgcolor="#e9f1eaF0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=111 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#ffffccF0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-txtxgenwebcounties.comorg/Etxhood/Hoodcemetery/ListHoodcemeteries.html Cemeteries of TexasTXGenWeb]<br>  | bgcolor="#eddffbF0F0F0" | <br> | bgcolor="#e9f1eaF0F0F0" | <br>[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22686&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=24&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#ffffccF0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/DefaultCemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]  | bgcolor="#eddffbF0F0F0" | <br> | bgcolor="#e9f1eaF0F0F0" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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===== ''Additional Cemetery Sources =====''
*[http://www.granburydepot.org/home/HCGShomePage.htm Hood County Cemetery Records] from the Hood County Genealogical Society<br> *[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hood/cemeteries/amulet.txt Powell Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project *[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hood/cemeteries/rock.txt Rock Church Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project *[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb *[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm 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://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
 
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==== Census ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hood/census/1900/index/ '''1900 ''' Federal Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project *[http://www.granburydepot.org/census1870partI.htm '''1870 ''' Hood County Census]&nbsp; from the Hood County Genealogical Society *[http://www.granburydepot.org/Cole/index.htm '''1880 ''' Hood County Census]&nbsp; from the Hood County Genealogical Society *[http://www.granburydepot.org/1890Census.htm '''1890 ''' Hood County Census]&nbsp; from the Hood County Genealogical Society *[http://www.granburydepot.org/hale/1900CensusIndex.htm '''1900 ''' Hood County Census]&nbsp; from the Hood County Genealogical Society
==== Church ====
==== Maps ====
[[Image:Txhood.jpg{{TX Neighboring Counties Intro|600px|Txhood.jpg]] county={{TX Hood County}}}}
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
==== Military ====
*'''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 ~ Hidden Ancestors *[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/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors =====Mexican-American War===== *'''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 $  =====Civil War===== *[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381 |Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers],&nbsp; 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br> *}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/FamilySearch] — index*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425 |Texas, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers], 1861-1865 - }} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch<br> ] — index
*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hood/military/civilwar/pensions/hoodcsa.txt CSA&nbsp;Pension List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project *[http://www.granburydepot.org/home/HCGShomePage.htm Hood County Veterans]&nbsp; from the Hood County Genealogical Society *[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil =====World War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors I===== *[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil '''1917 - 1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2202707|Texas, World War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors *I Records, 1917-1920}} at [httphttps://www.hiddenancestorsfamilysearch.comorg/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veteranssearch FamilySearch] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestorsand images
==== Newspapers ====
*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
*[http://www.newspapers.com Newspapers.com]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; This site is a paid subscription service — affiliated with [http://www.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — and provides the following local Hood County newspaper archives. Free trials are sometimes offered.
**[https://www.newspapers.com/title_2147/the_granbury_news/ Grandbury News] (1891-1945)
**[https://www.newspapers.com/title_2150/the_hood_county_tablet/ Hood County Tablet] (1937-1945)
**[https://www.newspapers.com/title_2148/hood_county_newstablet/ Hood County News-Tablet] (1945-1971)
**[https://www.newspapers.com/title_2149/hood_county_news/ Hood County News] (1970-2015)
==== Obituaries ====
*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors
*[http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ using_db.html Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
==== Probate ====
'''Online Probate Records'''
*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images*'''1800 – 2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records 1800-2000] at [http://homesearch.ancestry.com / Ancestry.com] — index and images $ *'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records 1800-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images *[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
==== Taxation ====
''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br> *'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br> <br> ''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
===== Marriage =====
''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
*'''1802-2010''' [httphttps://wwwsearch.hiddenancestorsfindmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=texas%2ctx Texas, United States Marriages] at [http://texas_marriage_recordsfindmypast.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005com/ FindMyPast]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors — index $*'''1814-1909''' and '''1966-2011''' [httpshttp://familysearchsearch.ancestry.orgcom/search/collection/1803987 db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-19772011] - FamilySearchat [http://home.&nbsp;&nbsp;Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etcancestry.) from select counties in Texascom/ Ancestry.<br> com] — index $ *'''1837-1965''' {{RecordSearch|1803985|Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/FamilySearch] — index and images*'''1837-1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681052 |Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973&nbsp;]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection *}} at [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=httpFamilySearch] — index*'''1837-1977''' {{RecordSearch|1803987|Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977}} at [https://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010FamilySearch]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection — index*1814 '''1837- 1909 and 1966 - 2011 1977''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 60183 Texas Select County Marriage Collection 1814Index 1837-1909 and 1966-20111977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $ *1837 '''1966- 1977 2005''' [http://searchwww.ancestryhiddenancestors.com/searchTexas/dbtexas_marriage_records.aspx?dbid=60183 htm Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837Records1966-19772005] at - Hidden Ancestors *'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://homefamilysearch.ancestry.comorg/searchapi/search/collection/ Ancestry.com2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010] — index $- FamilySearch record collection
===== Death =====
''Online Death Indexes and Records''
*'''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. *'''1903-1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index *'''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 $*'''1903-2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br> *'''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. *'''1977 - 1986 ''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index *1903 - 1973 {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index *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 $ ''Original Death Records on Microfilm''
===== Divorce =====
*'''1968-2005''' [http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; - Hidden Ancestors *'''1968-2010 ''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] - index *'''1968 - 2011 ''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $ <br>  <br>
*'''1850-1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
== Societies and Libraries ==
'''Granbury Depot Historical Society'''<br>Address: 109 E Ewell St<br> Granbury, TX 76048<br>PhoneTelephone Number:(817) -573-2557<br><br>
'''Hood County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. PO Box 1623<br>Granbury, Texas 76048-8623<br>PhoneTelephone Number:(817) -573-2557<br>[http://www.granburydepot.org/home/Website]<br><br>
'''Hood County Public Library'''<br>222 N Travis St<br>Granbury, TX 76048<br>PhoneTelephone Number: (817) -573-3569
*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
*[[Granbury Texas Family History Center]]
== Web Sites Websites ==
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hood/hoodtoc.htm Hood County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
*[http://www.granburydepot.org/home/HCGShomePage.htm Hood County Genealogical Society]
*[http://wwwtxgenwebcounties.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhood2org/ hood Hood County TXGenWeb site]
*[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.
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Hood|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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