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{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties A|Counties A]] &gt;&nbsp;Angelina County'' <br>
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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]] Angelina County''  
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<br>Guide to '''Angelina County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Courthouse<br> ==
  
[[Image:TexasAngelinaCourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]  
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{{TXDC}}&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; <br> [[Image:TX Angelina Courthouse.JPG|right|250x200px|TX Angelina Courthouse.JPG]]  
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[http://www.angelinacounty.net/ Angelina County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 908<br>Lufkin, TX 75902-0908<br>Phone: 936.634.8339&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has some birth records from 1875, death records<br>&nbsp;from 1903, marriage, probate and land records from 1846; <br>District Clerk has divorce records; County Clerk and District <br>Court have court records from 1920<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Angelina 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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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1846--'''Angelina County was created April 22, 1846 from [[Nacogdoches County, Texas|Nacogdoches]] County. '''County seat:'''&nbsp; Lufkin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1846--'''Angelina County was created April 22, 1846 from [[Nacogdoches County, Texas|Nacogdoches]] County.  
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'''County seats:'''&nbsp;Marion 1846-1854; Jonesville 1854-1858; Homer 1858-1892; Lufkin 1892-present. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><ref>Angelina County - Handbook of Texas Online http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hca03</ref>  
  
According to tradition, Angelina county was named for an Indian girl who helped missionaries in the area.<br>
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Angelina is named for a Hainai Native American woman who assisted early Spanish missionaries and was named Angelina by them.<ref>Wikipedia  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angelina_County,_Texas</ref><br>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
COURTHOUSE BURNED.
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'''1891--'''Angelina County Courthouse at Homer burned on November 19, 1891.&nbsp; Many of the county records - including those in the assessor's office and the justice of the peace office were destroyed. <ref>GenDisasters.com - Homer, TX Courthouse Fire, Nov 1891 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7309/homer-tx-courthouse-fire-nov-1891</ref>
 
 
HOMER, Tex., Nov. 19. - The courthouse of Angelina county was burned yesterday morning at 8 o'clock. The most important records of all the offices were saved.
 
 
 
The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX, 20 Nov 1891  
 
 
 
HOMER COURTHOUSE FIRE.  
 
 
 
Many Records Destroyed - Fortunate Rescue of a Prisoner.
 
 
 
HOMER, Tex., Nov. 21. - In the courthouse fire here all the safes proved inefficient except the treasurer's, and some of the books and money in it were scorched. The contents of the other safes were removed while the building was burning. ... The justice of the peace lives in the country. His office was in the courthouse near where the fire broke out. The office was broken into and the two latest records were saved, but all the old records and papers were destroyed. The assessor's office was in the same room, and nearest to where the fire broke out. Everything belonging to this office was lost.
 
 
 
The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX, 22 Nov 1891  
 
 
 
source: [http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7309/homer-tx-courthouse-fire-nov-1891 ''gendisasters.com'']
 
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
'''Cities and Towns:''' Burke | Diboll | Hudson | Huntington | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193125&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Angelina%2C+Lufkin&columns=*,0,0 Lufkin]&nbsp;| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193126&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Angelina%2C+Shawnee&columns=*,0,0 Shawnee]&nbsp;| Zavalla  
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'''Cities and Towns:''' Burke | Diboll | Hudson | Huntington | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Angelina%2C+Lufkin|subject|disp=Lufkin}}&nbsp;| {{FHL|Texas%2C+Angelina%2C+Shawnee|subject|disp=Shawnee}}&nbsp;| Zavalla  
  
 
=== Neighboring&nbsp; Counties  ===
 
=== Neighboring&nbsp; Counties  ===
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*[[Tyler County, Texas|Tyler]]
 
*[[Tyler County, Texas|Tyler]]
  
==== Resources [http://www.angelinacountygenealogy.com http://www.angelinacountygenealogy.com/] ====
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== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.angelinacountygenealogy.com/cemeteries.html Angelina County Cemeteries] ~ TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/angelina/angeltoc.htm Angelina Cemeteries] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/angelina/angeltoc.htm USGenWeb Archives Project]<br>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2522 FindAGrave] &nbsp;~ cemetery transcriptions
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://loveinclufkin.tripod.com/angelinacounty.html Angelina County Area Churches] - listing of churches in the area
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.angelinacounty.net/judicial/ccl1 County Court at Law 1]
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*[http://www.angelinacounty.net/judicial/ccl2 County Court at Law 2]
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*[http://www.angelinacounty.net/judicial/dc159 159th District Court]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/angelina/land/abstracts.txt Land Survey Abstract Indices of the Original Land Owners of Texas] - USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/angelina/land/angelina.txt Texas Family Land Heritage Registry First Edition]&nbsp; - &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith &amp; Trinity at [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/TX/TX13map.html www.rootsweb.com]<br>
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*1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith &amp; Trinity at [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/TX/TX13map.html www.rootsweb.com]<br>  
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
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*[http://www.loc.gov/item/2012586615 Map of Angelina County] - Library of Congress
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
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==== Military  ====
  
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.7thtexascav.com/company_d.htm 7th Texas Cavalry]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/texas/angelina1.htm WWII Casualties Army and Airforce]&nbsp;- Access Genealogy
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/angelina/military/pensions/civilwar/angelcsa.txt Civil War Pension Confederate Pension Applications On file at the Texas State Library and Archives for Angelina County] &nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/angelina/military/pensions/civilwar/angelngt.txt Confederate Indigent Families of Angelina County] &nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/angelina/military/civilwar/r1000003.txt Civil War Muster Rolls] &nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://lufkindailynews.com/ Lufkin Daily News]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://www.angelinacounty.net/departments/cc Angelina County Clerk] - access to probate records
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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[http://www.angelinacounty.net/departments/tax Angelina County Tax Assessor ]&nbsp;- &nbsp;property taxes
  
 
==== 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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*[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.  
*[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/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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*[http://www.angelinacountygenealogy.com/marrindex.html Angelina County Marriages ]&nbsp;- &nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.angelinacounty.net/departments/cc Angelina County Clerk ]&nbsp;- &nbsp;access to marriage records, birth certificates, death certificates and wills
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
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*[http://cityoflufkin.com/library/ Kurth Memorial Library]&nbsp; - Lufkin Texas
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txacgs/ Angelina County Genealogical Society]
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*[http://angelinacounty.net/highlights/angelina_county_historical_commission Angelina County Historical Commission]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Lufkin Texas Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb Project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193123&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Angelina&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/angelina/angeltoc.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] - records from Angelina County
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*[http://www.angelinacountygenealogy.com/ Angelina County ]- &nbsp;TXGenWeb Project
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Angelina|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/tx/ Cyndi's List ]- Links to state and county resources
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Angelina County Courthouse
PO Box 908
Lufkin, TX 75902-0908
Phone: 936.634.8339 

County Clerk has some birth records from 1875, death records
 from 1903, marriage, probate and land records from 1846;
District Clerk has divorce records; County Clerk and District
Court have court records from 1920[1]

History

Parent County

1846--Angelina County was created April 22, 1846 from Nacogdoches County.

County seats: Marion 1846-1854; Jonesville 1854-1858; Homer 1858-1892; Lufkin 1892-present. [2][3]

Angelina is named for a Hainai Native American woman who assisted early Spanish missionaries and was named Angelina by them.[4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1891--Angelina County Courthouse at Homer burned on November 19, 1891.  Many of the county records - including those in the assessor's office and the justice of the peace office were destroyed. [5]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities and Towns: Burke | Diboll | Hudson | Huntington | Lufkin | Shawnee | Zavalla

Neighboring  Counties

Resources

African American


Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Angelina County Tax Assessor  -  property taxes

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 


Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Angelina 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).
  3. Angelina County - Handbook of Texas Online http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hca03
  4. Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angelina_County,_Texas
  5. GenDisasters.com - Homer, TX Courthouse Fire, Nov 1891 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7309/homer-tx-courthouse-fire-nov-1891