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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Brazoria County'' <br>{{Adoption Hidden Ancestors}} <br>{{Infobox U.S. County
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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>  
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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 = Brazoria County
 
| county = Brazoria County
 
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| founded date = March 17
 
| founded date = March 17
 
| seat wl = Angleton
 
| seat wl = Angleton
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== County Courthouse<br> ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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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>
 
 
County Clerk<br>Joyce Hudman<br>111 E. Locust, Ste 200 <br>Angleton 77515<br>(979) 864-1371<br>FAX: (979) 864-1358<br>
 
 
 
=== History:  ===
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
=== Parent County:  ===
 
 
 
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;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.]'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Publishers, 2002), 659.</ref> The county was named for the Brazos River, and is located near the metro area of Houston/Baytown, Texas.  
 
 
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
 
 
See an interactive map of Brazoria County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/texas/tx-maps.html border changes].
 
 
 
=== Record Loss  ===
 
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
[http://www.alvinsun.net/ Alvin Sun]
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[http://www.alvinsun.net/ Alvin Sun]  
  
[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=10741 Galveston newspapers] from the early 1800's.
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[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) 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.  
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[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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*[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.  
*[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/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.  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[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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*[[Lake Jackson Texas Family History Center]]
 
*[[Lake Jackson Texas Family History Center]]
  
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>
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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://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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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.
 
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Brazoria|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
  
 
== Sources  ==
 
== 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.