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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]] Brazos 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]] Brazos County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Brazos County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Brazos County
 
| county = Brazos County
 
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| founded date = January 30
 
| founded date = January 30
 
| seat wl = Bryan
 
| seat wl = Bryan
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== County Courthouse<br>  ==
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[http://www.brazoscountytx.gov/ Brazos County Courthouse]<br> 300 E 26th Ste 120; <br>Bryan, TX 77803<br> Phone: 979.361.4528
  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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County Clerk has marriage records from 1841, birth and death&nbsp;records from 1900, <br>probate records from 1844 and court records from 1959 with some earlier<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brazos County, Texas. Page 659 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
 
County Clerk<br>Karen McQueen<br>300 E. 26th St., Ste. 120 <br>Bryan, TX 77803<br>(979) 361-4135<br>FAX: (979) 361-4125<br>  
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104352 Bagdad Cemetery, Leander]  
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104352 Bagdad Cemetery, Leander]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104416 Bethel Cemetery, College Station]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104416 Bethel Cemetery, College Station]  
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104428 Bickham Cemetery, Bryan]
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158963 Bright Light Cemetery, College Station]  
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158963 Bright Light Cemetery, College Station]  
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104672 College Station Cemetery, College Station]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104672 College Station Cemetery, College Station]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=159093 Edge Cemetery, Hearne] at end of New Cemetery Road NW off Macey Rd.  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=159093 Edge Cemetery, Hearne] at end of New Cemetery Road NW off Macey Rd.  
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=105067 Grandview Cemetery, Bryan]  
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=105067 Grandview Cemetery, Bryan]  
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=105671 Millican Cemetery, Millican]  
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=105671 Millican Cemetery, Millican]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=105953 Peach Creek Cemetery, College Station]  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=105953 Peach Creek Cemetery, College Station]  
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160083 Roans Chapel Cemetery, College Station]
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158958 Salem Cemetery, between Wellborn and Spencer's Cove] On road just to the west of FM 2154 that parallels it.  
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158958 Salem Cemetery, between Wellborn and Spencer's Cove] On road just to the west of FM 2154 that parallels it.  
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=159933 Steep Hollow Cemetery, Bryan]  
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=159933 Steep Hollow Cemetery, Bryan]  
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==== Probate  ====
 
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/default.aspx?rt=36&cj=1&o_xid=0001029688&o_lid=0001029688 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)  
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/default.aspx?rt=36&cj=1&o_xid=0001029688&o_lid=0001029688 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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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*[[College Station Texas Family History Center]]<br>2500 Barak Ln<br>Bryan, Brazos, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 979-846-3516<br>Hours: T,Th 10am-1:30pm; T,Th 7pm-9:30pm; 2nd Sat 9am-11am<br>Closed: Closed all week for the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years
 
*[[College Station Texas Family History Center]]<br>2500 Barak Ln<br>Bryan, Brazos, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 979-846-3516<br>Hours: T,Th 10am-1:30pm; T,Th 7pm-9:30pm; 2nd Sat 9am-11am<br>Closed: Closed all week for the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years
  
<br> Family Search Library<br> Carnegie History Center<br> 111 South Main Street<br> Bryan, Texas 77803 <br> Phone: (979)209-5634<br> Hours: Tue, Thurs 10-7 pm; Wed., Fri. 10-5pm <br> [http://www.bcslibrary.org/?page_id=56 http://www.bcslibrary.org/?page_id=56]  
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<br>Family Search Library<br>Carnegie History Center<br>111 South Main Street<br>Bryan, Texas 77803 <br>Phone: (979)209-5634<br>Hours: Tue, Thurs 10-7 pm; Wed., Fri. 10-5pm <br>[http://www.bcslibrary.org/?page_id=56 http://www.bcslibrary.org/?page_id=56]  
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==

Revision as of 17:41, 26 March 2013

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

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Founded January 30, 1841
County Seat Bryan
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County Courthouse

Brazos County Courthouse
300 E 26th Ste 120;
Bryan, TX 77803
Phone: 979.361.4528


County Clerk has marriage records from 1841, birth and death records from 1900,
probate records from 1844 and court records from 1959 with some earlier[1]

History

Parent County

1841--Brazos County was created 30 January 1841 from Robertson and Washington Counties. The county was originally named Navasota County, but was renamed Brazos County on 28 January 1842. County seat: Bryan [2]

The county was named for the Brazos River.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: Bryan | College Station | Kurten | Millican | Wixon Valley

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Individual cemeteries:

BillionGraves

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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

Carnegie History Center
Bryan+College Station Library System
111 South Main
Bryan, Texas 77803
(979) 209-5630

FAMILY HISTORY CENTERS


Family Search Library
Carnegie History Center
111 South Main Street
Bryan, Texas 77803
Phone: (979)209-5634
Hours: Tue, Thurs 10-7 pm; Wed., Fri. 10-5pm
http://www.bcslibrary.org/?page_id=56

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • Hidden Ancestors  Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.


References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brazos County, Texas. Page 659 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).