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<br> Guide to '''Aransas County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. <br>
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{{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records|left}}<br>
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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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| 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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| building image = TexasAransasCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Aransas County Courthouse<br>301 N Liveoak Street<br>Rockport, TX 78382-2744<br>Phone: 361.790.0122 <br>[http://www.aransascountytx.gov/main/ '''Aransas County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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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>
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<br> '''County Clerk'''
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301 N. Live Oak<br> Rockport 78382<br> Phone: 361-790-0122
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'''District Clerk'''
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301 N. Live Oak<br> RockPort 78382<br> Phone: 361-790-0128<br> Fax: 361-790-5211<br><br>
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== County Information ==
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==== Aransas County, Texas Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land |'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1903
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1871
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1839
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1860
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== 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  ====
  
'''1871--'''Aransas County was created 18 September 1871 from Refugio County. '''County seat:''' Rockport <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1871--'''Aransas County was created 18 September 1871 from [[Refugio County, Texas Genealogy|Refugio]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Rockport <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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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  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Aransas, Childress|place|disp=Childress}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Aransas, Rockport|place|disp=Rockport}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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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 Genealogy|Calhoun]] {{•}} [[Nueces County, Texas Genealogy|Nueces]] {{•}} [[Refugio County, Texas Genealogy|Refugio]] {{•}} [[San Patricio County, Texas Genealogy|San Patricio]]  
*[[Nueces_County,_Texas|Nueces]]
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<center>{{TXAransas County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Refugio_County,_Texas|Refugio]]
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== Resources  ==
*[[San_Patricio_County,_Texas|San Patricio]]
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*[http://txaransas.eppygen.org/Resources.htm Resources of Aransas County] Partial listing of Resources of Aransas County~TXGenWeb
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==== African American  ====
  
== Resources  ==
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*'''1865 - 1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Texas, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch<br>
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<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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{| width="75%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2" border="1"
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=46&GScnty=2523&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|675257|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2523 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |  [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=4 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Aransas+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/aransas.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Aransas/ListAransas.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/aransas/arantoc.htm USGW Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/aransas/aransas-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Texas&county=Aransas&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/aransas-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://txaransas.eppygen.org/Cemetery/ USGW Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22579&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=5&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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''Additional Cemetery Sources''
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[[Image:Aransas Landscape.jpg|right|200x200px|Aransas Landscape.jpg]]
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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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==== Census  ====
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*'''1850 - 1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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{{US Census population
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|1880= 966
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|1890= 1824
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|1900= 1716
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|1910= 2106
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|1920= 2064
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|1930= 2219
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|1940= 3469
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|1950= 4252
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|1960= 7006
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|1970= 8902
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|1980= 14260
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|1990= 17892
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|2000= 22497
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|2010= 23158
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}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
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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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{{TX Land}}
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/aransas/land/aransas.txt Land Survey Abstract Indices] &nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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*'''1906 - 1989'''  {{RecordSearch|1389983|Texas, Naturalization Records, 1906-1989}} — index and images
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County 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  ====
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[[Image:Txaransas.jpg|400px|Txaransas.jpg]]
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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/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''1845 - 1848''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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=====Civil War=====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865'''{{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index 
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*'''1838 - 1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$ '''
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research 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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=====World War I=====
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*'''1917-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2202707|Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=====World War II=====
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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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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Aransas}}
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'''Online Newspapers'''
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*[http://www.aransaspassprogress.com/ The Aransas Pass Progress] This paper offers an online archive search.
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*[http://www.rockportpilot.com/ The Rockport Pilot]
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'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br> '''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*'''1992 - 2002''' [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/obituaries.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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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records 1800-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1800 – 2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records 1800-2000] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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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  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1840 - 1981''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981] - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903 - 1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903 - 1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch&lt;br
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*'''1903 - 1997''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8781 Texas Birth Index 1903-1997] (index and images);Ancestry ($)
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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*'''1814 - 1909''' and '''1966 - 2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $ 
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*'''1837 - 1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973] - FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837 - 1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch;Index to a variety of marriage records from select counties in Texas.<br>
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*'''1837 - 1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803987 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch records collection *'''1837 - 1977''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1966 - 2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005] - Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1966 - 2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191; Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010] - FamilySearch record collection
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===== Death  =====
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*'''1890 - 1976''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>
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*'''1903 - 1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials 1903 - 1973] (index);FamilySearch
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*'''1903 - 1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1903 - 2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1964 - 1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images]
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1968 - 2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records - 1968 - 2005] - Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1968 - 2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1968 - 2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
== Web Sites  ==
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'''Aransas County Genealogical Society'''<br> 2603 Encina Dr<br> Rockport, 78382<br> [http://www.txsgs.org/district-map/district-3/ website]<br><br>
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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'''The Aransas County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 702<br>Rockport, TX 78381<br> E-mail:[mailto:Inquire@achs1985.org Inquire@achs1985.org]<br>[http://achs1985.org/contact-us/ website]<br><br>
*[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://txaransas.eppygen.org/index.htm Aransas County TXGenWeb]
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*[http://www.acplibrary.org/ Aransas County Public Library]
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill] Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies&nbsp;[http://www.acplibrary.org/ <br>]<br>701 E Mimosa St<br>Rockport, TX 78382<br>Phone: (361) 790-0153<br>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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== Websites  ==
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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.
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*{{FHL|Texas Aransas|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications)  This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.
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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:Texas_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 17:11, 3 October 2017

United States
Texas
Aransas County


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


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Aransas County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Aransas County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded September 18, 1871
County Seat Rockport
Courthouse
TexasAransasCourthouse.jpg
Address Aransas County Courthouse
301 N Liveoak Street
Rockport, TX 78382-2744
Phone: 361.790.0122
Aransas County Website
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County Courthouse

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


County Clerk

301 N. Live Oak
Rockport 78382
Phone: 361-790-0122

District Clerk

301 N. Live Oak
RockPort 78382
Phone: 361-790-0128
Fax: 361-790-5211

County Information

Aransas County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1871 1880 1839 1860


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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Towns: Aransas Pass | Childress | Fulton | Rockport

Neighboring Counties

Calhoun  • Nueces  • Refugio  • San Patricio

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Resources


African American


Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
FindAGrave Family History Library FindAGrave
TX Gravestones WorldCat Tombstone Project
Billion Graves (name) Cemeteries of TX
USGW Archives Texas Cemeteries
Billion Graves (cemetery) Linkpendium
USGW Cemeteries Epodunk
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Sources

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Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1880966
18901,82488.8%
19001,716−5.9%
19102,10622.7%
19202,064−2.0%
19302,2197.5%
19403,46956.3%
19504,25222.6%
19607,00664.8%
19708,90227.1%
198014,26060.2%
199017,89225.5%
200022,49725.7%
201023,1582.9%

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.


Land Survey Abstract Indices  -  USGenWeb Archives Project

Naturalization and Citizenship

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Aransas 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

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Military

  • 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
Mexican-American War
Civil War

Online Records

World War I
World War II

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Aransas County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).

Online Newspapers

Online Newspaper Abstracts
Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form


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.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

1846-1910 Texas County Tax Rolls lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

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.

Birth
Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death
Divorce

Societies and Libraries

Aransas County Genealogical Society
2603 Encina Dr
Rockport, 78382
website

The Aransas County Historical Society
PO Box 702
Rockport, TX 78381
E-mail:Inquire@achs1985.org
website

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.
  • Cyndi's List ~ Texas

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).