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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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Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded September 18, 1871
County Seat Rockport
Courthouse
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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

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Church

Court

Land

Land Survey Abstract Indices  -  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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

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).