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Revision as of 17:40, 26 March 2013

United States go to Texas go to Counties B go to Brazoria County

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

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Brazoria County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Brazoria County
Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Founded March 17, 1836
County Seat Angleton
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County Courthouse

Brazoria County
111 E Locust St Ste 200
Angleton, TX 7751
Ph. 979.864.1357

Details: County Clerk has birth records from 1901, death records
from 1903, marriage records from 1829, probate records from 1837,
court records from 1896, land records from 1826, military records
from 1919, delayed birth records and election records from 1800’s[1]


Populated Places

Towns and Cities: | Alvin | Angleton | Brazoria | Brookside Village | Clute | Damon | Danbury | East Columbia | Freeport | Holiday Lakes | Lake Jackson | Liverpool | Manvel | Oyster Creek | Pearland | Quintana | Richwood | Sandy Point | Surfside Beach | Sweeny | West Columbia |

Neighboring Counties






Local Histories

  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors




Alvin Sun

Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Galveston newspapers from the early 1800's.



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.


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

Brazoria County Library System
451 N Velasco Ste 250
Angleton, TX 77515
Phone: (979) 864-1505

Family History Centers

2700 Lehi Ln
Alvin, Brazoria, Texas, United States
Phone: 281-585-3033
Hours: W 7pm-9pm; Th 8:30am-12pm; F 8:30pm-12pm; Sat 8am-10am; Sun 12pm-2pm except Fast Sunday
Closed: All observed holidays. Closed 2wks at Christmas

502 Southern Oaks Dr
Lake Jackson, Brazoria, Texas, United States
Phone: 979-297-8454
Hours: M-F 9am-12pm; T-Th 6:30pm-9pm

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brazoria County, Texas. Page 659 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.