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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties E|Counties E]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Erath County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Erath 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 = Erath County
 
| county = Erath County
 
| county_map = Tx-erath.png
 
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| founded date = January 25
 
| founded date = January 25
 
| seat wl = Stephenville
 
| seat wl = Stephenville
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== County Courthouse<br>  ==
  
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[http://co.erath.tx.us/ Erath County Courthouse]<br> 100 W Washington Street<br> Stephenville, TX 76401<br> Phone: 254.965.1482 <br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage records from 1869 probate records from <br>1876 and land records from 1867<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Erath County, Texas. Page 663 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== African American ====
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==== African American ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb  
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy  
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/cemetery.htm Erath County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/cemetery.htm Erath County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/erathph.html Erath County Cemetery Photographs&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/erathph.html Erath County Cemetery Photographs&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txerath/cem/cemeteries.htm Erath County Cemetery List] from the Erath County TXGenWeb site  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txerath/cem/cemeteries.htm Erath County Cemetery List] from the Erath County TXGenWeb site  
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pairplace2/erathcounty.htm Erath County Cemeteries], transcriptions and photographs of each headstone for: Beth Haven, Cow Creek, Lowell, Lower School Hill, Round Grove, School Hill, and Victor Cemeteries and Old Dublin Memorial Park.  
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pairplace2/erathcounty.htm Erath County Cemeteries], transcriptions and photographs of each headstone for: Beth Haven, Cow Creek, Lowell, Lower School Hill, Round Grove, School Hill, and Victor Cemeteries and Old Dublin Memorial Park.  
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
  
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==== Census ====
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==== Census ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/taxlists/1856-57.txt 1856-1857 Tax Rolls]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/taxlists/1856-57.txt 1856-1857 Tax Rolls]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/census/1900part.txt 1900 Federal Census, partial&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/census/1900part.txt 1900 Federal Census, partial&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/census/p115.txt 1900 Federal Census -Prect 2 Page 115-Davies]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/census/p115.txt 1900 Federal Census -Prect 2 Page 115-Davies]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/census/1900erth.txt 1900 Federal Census - Prect 1 Pages 1A-21B]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/census/1900erth.txt 1900 Federal Census - Prect 1 Pages 1A-21B]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
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==== Church ====
 
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{{TX Church Intro}}
==== Church ====
 
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txerath/church/church.htm Erath County Churches]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txerath/court/court.htm Erath County Court Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/deeds/erath.txt Land Abstract Indicies&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/deeds/1867.txt Partial Index for Deeds 1867-1890]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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== Local Histories  ==
  
==== Local Histories ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txerath/bios/bios.htm Biographies of Erath County Residents]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[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://usgwarchives.net/maps/texas/countymap/erath.jpg Erath County Map&nbsp; ]~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/military/pensions/civilwar/erathngt.txt CSA&nbsp;Indigent Families]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/military/pensions/civilwar/erathcsa.txt CSA&nbsp;Pension List&nbsp; ]~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[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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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Erath}}
  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txerath/obits/obits.htm Erath County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/taxlists/1856-57.txt 1856-1857 Tax Rolls]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; &nbsp;TXGenWeb
  
 
==== 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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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[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://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 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.  
 
*[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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<br>Stephenville Public Library<br>174 N Columbia St<br>Stephenville, TX 76401<br>Phone: (254) 918-1240<br>[http://www.ci.stephenville.tx.us/services/library/index.htm Website]  
 
<br>Stephenville Public Library<br>174 N Columbia St<br>Stephenville, TX 76401<br>Phone: (254) 918-1240<br>[http://www.ci.stephenville.tx.us/services/library/index.htm Website]  
  
'''FAMILY HISTORY CENTER'''
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==== Family History Centers'''<br>''' ====
  
Stephenville Texas <br>1355 N Dale Ave<br>Stephenville, Erath, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 254-968-6294<br>Hours: T, Th 1pm-5pm, W 6pm-9pm
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Stephenville Texas Family History Center]]
  
<br>[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
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<br>[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies  
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/eratoc.htm Erath County Archives&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txerath/ Erath County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
 
*[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.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Erath|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Erath|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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Revision as of 18:52, 2 April 2013

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

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Erath County, Texas
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Facts
Founded January 25, 1856
County Seat Stephenville
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County Courthouse

Erath County Courthouse
100 W Washington Street
Stephenville, TX 76401
Phone: 254.965.1482

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1869 probate records from
1876 and land records from 1867[1]

History

Permanent settlers arrived in Stephenville in 1854.

Parent County

1856--Erath County was created 25 January 1856 from Bosque and Coryell Counties. County seat: Stephenville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1866--Courthouse and most of the county records were destroyed by fire in the summer of 1866.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American


Cemeteries


Census

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.


Court

Land

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Erath County, Texas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Erath County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).

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

Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

1846-1910 Texas County Tax Rolls lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

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

Dublin Public Library
206 W Blackjack St
Dublin, TX 76446
Phone: (254) 445-4141
Website


Stephenville Public Library
174 N Columbia St
Stephenville, TX 76401
Phone: (254) 918-1240
Website

Family History Centers


Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Erath County, Texas. Page 663 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).