Brazoria County, Texas Genealogy

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County Courthouse

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[1] The county was named for the Brazos River, and is located near the metro area of Houston/Baytown, Texas

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Freeport

    Angleton

    Lake Jackson

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    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

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

Sources

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Publishers, 2002), 659.