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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Texas|Texas]]&nbsp;&gt; [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] &gt; Brazoria County'' <br>
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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]] Brazoria County'' <br>  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Brazoria County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
=== History:  ===
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{{TXDC}}
  
In 1836 Velasco was the site of the provisional government of Texas and the site of the signing of theTreaty of Velasco which ended the Texas Revolution. Part of Stephen F. Austin's Colony.  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Brazoria County
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| county_map = Tx-brazoria.png
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| state = Texas
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| state_map = Texas.png
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| founded year = 1836
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| founded date = March 17
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| seat wl = Angleton
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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}}
  
=== Parent County: ===
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== County Courthouse<br> ==
  
Brazoria County was created on 17 March 1836 from Old Mexican Municipality. County seat: Angleton <ref name="Handybook">''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;referer=brief_results Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.]'' (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002), 659.</ref> The county was named for the Brazos River, and is located near the metro area of Houston/Baytown, Texas
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[http://www.brazoria-county.com/ Brazoria County]<br>111 E Locust St Ste 200<br> Angleton, TX 7751<br>Ph. 979.864.1357<br><br> Details: County Clerk has birth records from 1901, death records<br> from 1903, marriage records from 1829, probate records from 1837,<br> court records from 1896, land records from 1826, military records<br> from 1919, delayed birth records and election records from 1800’s<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brazoria County, Texas. Page 659 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
 
 
=== Record Loss  ===
 
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
'''Towns and Cities: '''[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193210&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Brazoria%2C+Alvin&columns=*,0,0 Alvin], [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193211&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Brazoria%2C+Angleton&columns=*,0,0 Angleton], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazoria_County,_Texas Brazoria], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookside_Village,_Texas Brookside Village], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clute,_Texas Clute], [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193212&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Brazoria%2C+Damon&columns=*,0,0 Damon], [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193213&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Brazoria%2C+Danbury&columns=*,0,0 Danbury], [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=845832&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Brazoria%2C+East+Columbia&columns=*,0,0 East Columbia], [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193214&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Brazoria%2C+Freeport&columns=*,0,0 Freeport], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holiday_Lakes,_Texas Holiday Lakes], [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=855123&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Brazoria%2C+Lake+Jackson&columns=*,0,0 Lake Jackson], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool,_Texas Liverpool,] [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=1033219&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Brazoria%2C+Manvel&columns=*,0,0 Manvel], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oyster_Creek,_Texas Oyster Creek,] [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193215&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Brazoria%2C+Pearland&columns=*,0,0 Pearland], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quintana,_Texas Quintana,] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richwood,_Texas Richwood,] [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=1100285&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Brazoria%2C+Sandy+Point&columns=*,0,0 Sandy Point], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surfside_Beach,_Texas Surfside Beach], [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193216&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Brazoria%2C+Sweeny&columns=*,0,0 Sweeny], and [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=845837&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Brazoria%2C+West+Columbia&columns=*,0,0 West Columbia].
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'''Towns and Cities: | '''{{FHL|Texas%2C+Brazoria%2C+Alvin|subject|disp=Alvin}}&nbsp;| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angleton,_Texas Angleton]&nbsp;| Brazoria&nbsp;| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookside_Village,_Texas Brookside Village]&nbsp;| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clute,_Texas Clute] | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Brazoria%2C+Damon|subject|disp=Damon}}&nbsp;| {{FHL|Texas%2C+Brazoria%2C+Danbury|subject|disp=Danbury}}&nbsp;| {{FHL|Texas%2C+Brazoria%2C+East+Columbia|subject|disp=East Columbia}}&nbsp;| {{FHL|Texas%2C+Brazoria%2C+Freeport|subject|disp=Freeport}}&nbsp;| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holiday_Lakes,_Texas Holiday Lakes]&nbsp;| {{FHL|Texas%2C+Brazoria%2C+Lake+Jackson|subject|disp=Lake Jackson}}&nbsp;| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liverpool,_Texas Liverpool] | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Brazoria%2C+Manvel|subject|disp=Manvel}}&nbsp;| Oyster Creek |&nbsp;{{FHL|Texas%2C+Brazoria%2C+Pearland|subject|disp=Pearland}}&nbsp;| Quintana | Richwood | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Brazoria%2C+Sandy+Point|subject|disp=Sandy Point}}&nbsp;| [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surfside_Beach,_Texas Surfside Beach]&nbsp;| {{FHL|Texas%2C+Brazoria%2C+Sweeny|subject|disp=Sweeny}}&nbsp;|&nbsp;{{FHL|Texas%2C+Brazoria%2C+West+Columbia|subject|disp=West Columbia}}&nbsp;|
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbrazor/lookups_volunteer.htm Look-Up Volunteers] Brazoria County, TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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  ====
  
LDS Ward and Branch Records
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbrazor/churches.htm Churches of Brazoria County]~ Brazoria County, TXGenWeb
 
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
*Freeport
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
 
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Angleton
 
 
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Lake Jackson
 
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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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 TXGenWeb 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://www.txgenweb.org/tx/muster.html Texas Muster Rolls and Military Records for 1835 &amp; 1836] Complete List ~ TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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[http://www.alvinsun.net/ Alvin Sun]
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[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=10741 Galveston newspapers] from the early 1800's.
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbrazor/obituaries.htm Obituaries of Brazoria County]~ Brazoria 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://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/default.aspx?rt=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5112 Texas Land Title Abstracts] ~ Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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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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Brazoria County Library System<br>451 N Velasco Ste 250<br>Angleton, TX 77515<br>Phone: (979) 864-1505<br>[http://bcls.lib.tx.us/ Website]
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==== '''Family History Centers'''  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Alvin Texas Family History Center]]
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2700 Lehi Ln<br>Alvin, Brazoria, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 281-585-3033<br>Hours: W 7pm-9pm; Th 8:30am-12pm; F 8:30pm-12pm; Sat 8am-10am; Sun 12pm-2pm except Fast Sunday<br>Closed: All observed holidays. Closed 2wks at Christmas <br><br>
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*[[Lake Jackson Texas Family History Center]]
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502 Southern Oaks Dr<br>Lake Jackson, Brazoria, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 979-297-8454<br>Hours: M-F 9am-12pm; T-Th 6:30pm-9pm <br>
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.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=193209&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Brazoria&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+Brazoria|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/tx/ Cyndi's List] - Lists of state and county resources.
  
 
== Sources  ==
 
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Guide to Brazoria County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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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]

Places/Localities

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

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

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

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Alvin Sun

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

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

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

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

Sources

  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.