Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000 (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Texas, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Death Index
Collection years 1903-2000
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Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit, Austin


What is in This Collection?

The collection consists of indexes to deaths from the Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit in Austin for the years 1903 to 2000. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Death

  • Name of deceased
  • Title
  • Date of death
  • Death place
  • Sex
  • Marital status
  • Certificate number

How Do I Search This Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • The name of a parent
  • Date of the event

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record, if you can, to verify the information and to find additional information.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the age or estimated birth date to determine an approximate birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well
  • Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records

Record Finder

Consult the Texas Research Tips and Strategies and its Record Finder to search other records.

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"Texas Death Index, 1903-2000." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. From "Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000." Database. Ancestry. http://www.ancestry.com : 2006. Citing Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit, Austin.
Record Citation:
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