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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Baylor County''
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Guide to '''Baylor County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{TXDC}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Baylor County
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| county_map = Tx-baylor.png
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| state = Texas
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| state_map = Texas.png
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| founded year = 1858
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| founded date = February 1
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| seat wl = Seymour
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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}}&nbsp;<br>  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
== History  ==
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[http://www.baylorcountytexas.us/index.html Baylor County Courthouse]<br> 101 S Washington; PO Box 689<br> Seymour, TX 76380-0689<br> Phone: 940.888.3322&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage records from 1879, divorce records from 1881, <br>probate and court records&nbsp;from 1880<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Baylor 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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== History<br> ==
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbaylor/photos.htm Early Photos and drawing of Baylor County, Texas] ~ Baylor County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcb04 History of Baylor County, Texas] from the Handbook of Texas Online<br>
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1858--'''Baylor County was created 1 February 1858 from Fannin Land District. '''County seat:''' Seymour <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;
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'''1858--'''Baylor County was created 1 February 1858 from Fannin Land District. '''County seat:''' Seymour <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;  
  
The county was named for Henry W. Baylor, a doctor serving with the Texas Rangers.<br>
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The county was named for Henry W. Baylor, a doctor serving with the Texas Rangers.<br>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
'''County Seat:''' | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193165&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Baylor%2C+Seymour&columns=*,0,0 Seymour]&nbsp;|
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'''County Seat:''' | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Baylor%2C+Seymour|subject|disp=Seymour}}&nbsp;|
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'''Cities and Towns:'''
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[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnr47 Round Timber ]- Established 1874, Population in 2000 was 2.&nbsp;[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/RR/hnr47.html <ref>[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/RR/hnr47.html Handbook of Texas Online]</ref>]
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txpost/baylor.html Seaborn] - A post office operated at Seaborn from January 1907 to September 1910 before changing its name to Westover. [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txpost/baylor.html <ref>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txpost/baylor.html Postmasters and Post Offices of Texas, 1846-1930]</ref>]  
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Westover - Created in 1910 when the name of the town of Seaborn was changed to Westover.
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Archer County, Texas|Archer]]
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*[[Archer County, Texas|Archer]]  
*[[Foard County, Texas|Foard]]
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*[[Foard County, Texas|Foard]]  
*[[Haskell_County,_Texas|Haskell]]
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*[[Haskell County, Texas|Haskell]]  
*[[Knox County, Texas|Knox]]
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*[[Knox County, Texas|Knox]]  
*[[Throckmorton County, Texas|Throckmorton]]
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*[[Throckmorton County, Texas|Throckmorton]]  
*[[Wichita_County,_Texas|Wichita]]
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*[[Wichita County, Texas|Wichita]]  
*[[Wilbarger County, Texas|Wilbarger]]
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*[[Wilbarger County, Texas|Wilbarger]]  
*[[Young_County,_Texas|Young]]
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*[[Young County, Texas|Young]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txwc/WoodmenCemetery-Main.html Woodmen Cemetery] ~Complete Transcription of Woodmen Cemetery~ Baylor County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://historictexascemeteries.com/martin/martin-county-cemeteries Martin County Cemeteries] maps, transcriptions and information
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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
  
 
==== 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  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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{{TX Land}}
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==== Local Histories ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~bryanquinn/BaylorCountyBanner.htm Baylor Banner transcriptions] by Dianna Bryan Quinn, 1902-1920 ~ Hosted by Ancestry.com
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbaylor/photos.htm Early Photos and drawing of Baylor County, Texas] ~ Baylor County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcb04 History of Bayor County, Texas] ~ Texas State Historical Association
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*[http://www.cityofseymour.org/ls_history_a/ls_history_a.html History of Baylor County] from cityofseymour.org
  
 
==== 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 [http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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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://rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbaylor/those_who_served.html Baylor County Veterans &amp; Memorials] ~ Baylor County, TXGenWeb
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==== Newspapers ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Baylor}}
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==== Obituaries ====
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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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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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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  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
  
*[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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbaylor/baymar1.htm Baylor County Marriages 1879 - 1920] ~ Complete List ~ Baylor County, TXGenWeb
*[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.
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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
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbaylor/baylor.htm Baylor County, TXGenWeb]
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*[http://baylorcountylibrary.org/ Baylor County Free Library] <br>101 S. Washington St.<br>Seymour, Texas 76380<br>940-889-2007
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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]]<br>
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then 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=193164&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Baylor&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]
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Baylor|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Guide to Baylor County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse

Baylor County Courthouse
101 S Washington; PO Box 689
Seymour, TX 76380-0689
Phone: 940.888.3322 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1879, divorce records from 1881,
probate and court records from 1880[1]

History

Parent County

1858--Baylor County was created 1 February 1858 from Fannin Land District. County seat: Seymour [2] 

The county was named for Henry W. Baylor, a doctor serving with the Texas Rangers.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

County Seat: | Seymour |

Cities and Towns:

Round Timber - Established 1874, Population in 2000 was 2. [3]

Seaborn - A post office operated at Seaborn from January 1907 to September 1910 before changing its name to Westover. [4]

Westover - Created in 1910 when the name of the town of Seaborn was changed to Westover.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

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 Baylor 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

Historical Maps  ~  From the Republic to the Turn of the Century  ~  Hidden Ancestors Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site

Military

Newspapers

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

  • 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), Baylor 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. Handbook of Texas Online
  4. Postmasters and Post Offices of Texas, 1846-1930