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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties A|Counties A]] &gt;&nbsp;Aransas 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]] Aransas County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Aransas County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Aransas County
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| county_map = Tx-aransas.png
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| state = Texas
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| state_map = Texas.png
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| founded year = 1871
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| founded date = September 18
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| seat wl = Rockport
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.aransascountytx.gov/main/ Aransas County Courthouse]<br>301 N Liveoak Street<br>Rockport, TX 78382-2744<br>Phone: 361.790.0122&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records, <br>marriage, probate, court and&nbsp;land records from 1871<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Aransas 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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*[http://txaransas.eppygen.org/History.htm History of Aransas County, Texas]~ Aransas TXGenWeb
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*[http://txaransas.eppygen.org/Early_Residents.htm Early Residents of Aransas]~Partial listing of early residents of Aransas County~Aransas TXGenWeb
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*[http://txaransas.eppygen.org/Fugitive_1878.htm Aransas Fugitives of 1878]~Aransas TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1871--'''Aransas County was created 18 September 1871 from [[Refugio County, Texas|Refugio]] County. '''County seat:''' Rockport <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1871--'''Aransas County was created 18 September 1871 from [[Refugio County, Texas|Refugio]] County. '''County seat:''' Rockport <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
Tradition states the county was named for a local fort, which was named for a Spanish palace.<br>
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Tradition states the county was named for a local fort, which was named for a Spanish palace.<br>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
'''Towns''': Aransas Pass | Fulton | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193128&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Aransas%2C+Childress&columns=*,0,0 Childress]&nbsp;| [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193129&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Aransas%2C+Rockport&columns=*,0,0 Rockport]
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'''Towns''': Aransas Pass | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Aransas%2C+Childress|subject|disp=Childress}}&nbsp;| Fulton | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Aransas%2C+Rockport|subject|disp=Rockport}}
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Calhoun_County,_Texas|Calhoun]]
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*[[Calhoun County, Texas|Calhoun]]  
*[[Nueces_County,_Texas|Nueces]]
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*[[Nueces County, Texas|Nueces]]  
*[[Refugio_County,_Texas|Refugio]]
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*[[Refugio County, Texas|Refugio]]  
*[[San_Patricio_County,_Texas|San Patricio]]
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*[[San Patricio County, Texas|San Patricio]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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*[http://txaransas.eppygen.org/Resources.htm Resources of Aransas County] Partial listing of Resources of Aransas County~TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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[[Image:Aransas Landscape.jpg|right|200x200px|Aransas Landscape.jpg]]United States]]
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*[http://txaransas.eppygen.org/Cemeteries.htm Cemeteries of Aransas County] Partial listing &amp; transcriptions of the cemeteries of Aransas County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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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://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/aransas/cemetery/lamar1.txt Lamar Cemetery] &nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/aransas/cemetery/mclester.txt McLester Cemetery] &nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/aransas/land/aransas.txt Land Survey Abstract Indices] &nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://ww.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasGulfCoastTowns/Aransas-Pass-Texas/Aransas-Pass-Commercial-Street.htm Aransas Pass Photos]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[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.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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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
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://txaransas.eppygen.org/Confederate_Pension.htm Confederate Pension Records of Aransas County]~ Aransas
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*[http://txaransas.eppygen.org/WWII_Enlistees.htm World War II Enlistees of World War II]~partial listing of Aransas County Enlistees~TXGenWeb.
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*[http://txaransas.eppygen.org/WW_II_Casualties.htm World War II Honor List US Army]~TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.aransaspassprogress.com/ The Aransas Pass Progress]
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*[http://www.rockportpilot.com/ The Rockport Pilot]
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://txaransas.eppygen.org/Obit/Obit_Ndx.htm Obituary Index 1992-2002]~Complete Index of all obituaries from 1992-2002~Aransas County TXGenWeb.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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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)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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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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*[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.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[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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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://txaransas.eppygen.org/index.htm Aransas County TXGenWeb]
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*[http://www.acplibrary.org/ Aransas County Public Library]<br>701 E Mimosa St<br>Rockport, TX 78382<br>Phone: (361) 790-0153<br>
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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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
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
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*[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=193127&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Aransas&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Aransas|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/tx.htm Cyndi's List ~ Texas]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
 
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[[Category:Aransas_County,_Texas]]
 
[[Category:Aransas_County,_Texas]]

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

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Aransas County, Texas
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Facts
Founded September 18, 1871
County Seat Rockport
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County Courthouse

Aransas County Courthouse
301 N Liveoak Street
Rockport, TX 78382-2744
Phone: 361.790.0122 

County Clerk has birth and death records,
marriage, probate, court and land records from 1871[1]

History

Parent County

1871--Aransas County was created 18 September 1871 from Refugio County. County seat: Rockport [2]

Tradition states the county was named for a local fort, which was named for a Spanish palace.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Towns: Aransas Pass | Childress | Fulton | Rockport

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Aransas Landscape.jpg
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Church

Court

Land

Land Survey Abstract Indices  -  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

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), Aransas 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).