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''[[United States|United States]] > [[Texas|Texas]] > [[Texas Counties A|Counties A]] > Anderson County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties A|Counties A]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Anderson County''
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Guide to '''Anderson County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
County Clerk<br>Wanda Burke<br>500 N. Church Street, #10, Palestine, TX 75801<br>(903) 723-7432<br>FAX: (903) 723-4625<br>
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<br>[http://www.courtreference.com/Anderson-County-Texas-Courts.htm Anderson County Courthouse]<br> 500 N Church Street<br> Palestine, TX 75801-3024<br> Phone: 903.723.7432&nbsp;<br><br>District Clerk has divorce records; County Clerk <br>has birth and death records from 1903, marriage,<br> probate and land records from 1846 and court records; <br>cities have birth and death records from 1953<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Anderson County, Texas. Page 658 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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'''1846--'''Anderson County was created 24 March 1846 from [[Houston County, Texas|Houston ]]County. '''County seat:''' Palestine <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1846--'''Anderson County was created 24 March 1846 from [[Houston County, Texas|Houston ]]County. '''County seat:''' Palestine <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
The county was named for Kenneth L. Anderson, congressman and vice president of the Republic of Texas.<br>
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The county was named for Kenneth L. Anderson, congressman and vice president of the Republic of Texas.<br>  
  
 
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/cemlist.htm Anderson County Cemeteries] Complete list of cemeteries within Anderson County with partial transcriptions.  
 
*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/cemlist.htm Anderson County Cemeteries] Complete list of cemeteries within Anderson County with partial transcriptions.  
*[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://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
*[http://www.findagrave.com Find-A-Grave]
 
*[http://www.internment.net Interment.net]
 
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American 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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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions  
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=148584 Tennessee Colony Cemetery, Anderson County] on BillionGraves site. Just south of FM 321 on CR 2230.
  
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==== Church  ====
  
==== Church ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/churches.html Anderson County Churches] –List of churches in Anderson County, Texas  
 
*[http://www.etgs.org/txanderson/churches.html Anderson County Churches] –List of churches in Anderson County, Texas  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/land/anderso1.txt Texas Land Heritage Registry]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/land/anderso1.txt Texas Land Heritage Registry]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
*Land Survey Abstract Indicies&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/land/anderson.txt Land Survey Abstract Indicies]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*''A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas, ''1883. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46827/m1 Digital book on line] from the Portal to Texas History.  
 
*''A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas, ''1883. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46827/m1 Digital book on line] from the Portal to Texas History.  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Anderson}}
  
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/court/probate2.txt Selected Wills and Probate Extracts from Anderson County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/court/probate2.txt Selected Wills and Probate Extracts from Anderson County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/court/actc001.txt Anderson County Probate Index 1846-1879]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/anderson/court/actc001.txt Anderson County Probate Index 1846-1879]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
*[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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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)<br>
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:*'''1800-1990''' - {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas, Probate Records, 1800-1990}} at [http://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Historical Records] – free. This collection contains images of probate records from seventy-five different counties in the state of Texas. The content and time period of these records vary by county. <br>
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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.  
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*[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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*[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_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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Frankston Depot Library<br>Town Square S<br>Frankston, TX 75763<br>Phone: (903) 876-4463  
 
Frankston Depot Library<br>Town Square S<br>Frankston, TX 75763<br>Phone: (903) 876-4463  
  
[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
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[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies  
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 00:17, 3 April 2013

This article is about an east Texas county. For other uses, see Anderson.

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Guide to Anderson County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Founded March 24, 1846
County Seat Palestine
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Address 500 N. Church Street,
#10, Palestine, TX 75801
Named for: Kenneth L. Anderson, congressman and vice president of the Republic of Texas
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County Courthouse


Anderson County Courthouse
500 N Church Street
Palestine, TX 75801-3024
Phone: 903.723.7432 

District Clerk has divorce records; County Clerk
has birth and death records from 1903, marriage,
probate and land records from 1846 and court records;
cities have birth and death records from 1953[1]

History

Parent County

1846--Anderson County was created 24 March 1846 from Houston County. County seat: Palestine [2]

The county was named for Kenneth L. Anderson, congressman and vice president of the Republic of Texas.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities and Towns:  | Cayuga | Elkhart | Frankston | Palestine | Salmon | Slocum | Tennessee Colony 

Neighboring Counties

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

Epodunk

Cemeteries of Texas

Names in Stone

See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

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 Anderson 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

Military

  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Anderson 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.

Taxation

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.

Societies and Libraries

Palestine Public Library
2000 S. Loop 256
Palestine, TX 75801
Phone: (903) 729-4121
Website

Frankston Depot Library
Town Square S
Frankston, TX 75763
Phone: (903) 876-4463

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Anderson County, Texas. Page 658 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).