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Gonzales, Texas, United States
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Location of Gonzales County, Texas
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Location of Texas
Record Description
Record Type District Court and School Records
Collection years
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Why Should I Look at This Collection?[edit | edit source]

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

To find possible restrictions, locate the Restriction Codes under the Images tab in Rosetta. Compare the K codes with the Image Visibility Notices document (found in OneDrive) to see if you need to add a notice. If you do, copy and paste the corresponding notice text here.

For additional information about image restrictions, please see the Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections page.

Add this section only if there are images to view and a browse hierarchy with headers (not just numbers, aka a fakey browse).

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

Tables or information about record types. For example: The following information is may found in these records:

  • Name
  • Birthplace
  • Age

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Only add sample images if there are no image visibility restrictions

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

Coverage Map[edit | edit source]

Add text explaining the table or map and links between articles and maps as appropriate.

Digital Folder Number List[edit | edit source]

Digital Folder Number Lists are created for fakey browse articles to help people negotiate fakey browses.

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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

Or, for either an index-only or browse-only collection: Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

List items that will help people search the collection. Be careful not to intimidate searchers by listing too many items. For example:

  • Name of the person
  • Approximate date of the event

For a collection with an index

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

You will be able to search this collection when it is published.

View the Images[edit | edit source]

If the collection is not published: You will be able to search this collection once it is published.

If the collection is published: View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

→ The levels of the browse hierarchy are found under the Guidance Tab in Rosetta, in the Browse Hierarchy table, in the Hierarchy Description column.

  1. Select first browse level
  2. Select next browse level
  3. Select final browse level to view the images.

→ The three levels listed here are just an example. You can add more browse levels if needed.

View the Images (Only for Fakey Browse Collections with a DFNL page)[edit | edit source]

To view images in this collection:

  1. Look at the [DFNL URL Link Text] article to determine the folder/film number for the images you want to see
  2. Go to the Browse Page
  3. Select the Film number to view the images

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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?[edit | edit source]

You could simplify this section by copying and pasting the uniform wording from the article entitled “What do I do Next Section Wording” found in the P drive in the templates and writing folder. Copy only the wording that corresponds with the record type, then find and insert helpful links to send them to.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

Add advice about how to use the discovered information. For example:

  • Do not forget to cite the record. See below for help citing this collection.
  • If possible, use what you know to find an image of the original record. The index contains only basic identifying information for a person; the original record therefore may contain more information not found in the index.
  • Continue to search the index for family members.

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

Add advice about alternate records, search methods, locations, etc. For example:

  • Check for variants of given names and surnames. It was not uncommon for an individual to be listed under a nickname, middle name, or abbreviation of their given name.
  • Search the records of nearby locations. In the period of this collection, few individuals ever lived more than 20 miles from their place pf birth, though smaller moves were common.

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Texas.

Known Issues with This Collection[edit | edit source]

The Known Issues section is handled by another group.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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:
A citation will be available on the Collection Details page when the collection is published.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.