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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties F|Counties F]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Falls County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Falls County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Falls County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records|left}}<br>
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
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| founded date = January 28
 
| founded date = January 28
 
| seat wl = Marlin
 
| seat wl = Marlin
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== County Information ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Falls-County-Texas-Courts.htm Falls County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 458<br> Marlin, TX 76661-0458<br> Phone: 254.883.1408
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County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage records from 1854, land records from 1835 <br>and probate records from 1870<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Falls County, Texas. Page 663 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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'''County Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 458<br>Marlin 76661<br>Phone: 254-883-1408
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== County Courthouse  ==
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'''District Clerk'''
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Falls-County-Texas-Courts.htm Falls County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 458<br> Marlin, TX 76661-0458<br> Phone: 254.883.1408 <br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage records from 1854, land records from 1835 <br>and probate records from 1870<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Falls County, Texas. Page 663 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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P.O. Box 229<br>Marlin 76661<br>Phone: 254-883-1419
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==== Falls County, Texas Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1903
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1854
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1860
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1851
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1850--'''Falls County was created 28 January 1850 from [[Limestone County, Texas|Limestone]] and [[Milam County, Texas|Milam]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Marlin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1850--'''Falls County was created 28 January 1850 from [[Limestone County, Texas Genealogy|Limestone]] and [[Milam County, Texas Genealogy|Milam]] Counties.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Marlin <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Falls, Lott|place|disp=Lott}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Falls, Marlin|place|disp=Marlin}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Falls, Rosedale|place|disp=Rosedale}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Alto Springs:
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Alto Springs:  
  
[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hradw www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hradw]
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[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hradw www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hradw]  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bell County, Texas|Bell]]  
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[[Bell County, Texas Genealogy|Bell]] {{•}} [[Limestone County, Texas Genealogy|Limestone]] {{•}} [[McLennan County, Texas Genealogy|McLennan]] {{•}} [[Milam County, Texas Genealogy|Milam]] {{•}} [[Robertson County, Texas Genealogy|Robertson]]  
*[[Limestone County, Texas|Limestone]]  
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<center>{{TX FALLS County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[McLennan County, Texas|McLennan]]  
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== Resources  ==
*[[Milam County, Texas|Milam]]  
 
*[[Robertson County, Texas|Robertson]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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==== African American ====
==== African American ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records](images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
 
Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=46&GScnty=2592&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|1064326|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2592 FindAGrave]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/falls-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=lamar&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2658 Findagrave.com]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Falls+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/falls.html Tombstone Project]
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | {{FHL|1064326|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2592 Findagrave.com ]  
 
 
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]  
[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Falls/ListFalls.html Cemeteries of TX]
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Falls+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]  
 
 
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/falls/fallstoc.htm GenWeb Archives]  
[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/falls/falls-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" |  
 
[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]  
 
 
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Texas&county=Falls&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=73 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Etxfalls/Cemeteies_New/00-CemeteriesInFallsCounty_2007%20-%20new.html TXGenWeb]
[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Falls/ListFalls.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22648&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=50&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
[http://www.namesinstone.com/Default.aspx Names in Stone]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/tx/falls.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.  
 
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources =====
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''Additional Cemetery Sources''
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/falls/fallstoc.htm Falls County Cemeteries&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/fallsph.html Falls County Cemetery Photographs&nbsp; ]~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/fallsph.html Falls County Cemetery Photographs&nbsp; ]~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txfalls/CemeteriesInFallsCounty_2007.htm Falls County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
 
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[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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{{US Census population
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|1860= 3614
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|1870= 9851
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|1880= 16240
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|1890= 20706
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|1900= 33342
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|1910= 35649
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|1920= 36217
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|1930= 38771
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|1940= 35984
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|1950= 26724
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|1960= 21263
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|1970= 17300
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|1980= 17946
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|1990= 17712
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|2000= 18576
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|2010= 17866
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/falls/land/falls.txt Land Abstract Indicies]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/falls/land/falls.txt Land Abstract Indicies]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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*'''1906-1989''' {{RecordSearch|1389983|Texas, Naturalization Records}} — index and images
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[[Image:Txfalls.jpg|600px|Txfalls.jpg]]  
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[[Image:Txfalls.jpg|400px|Txfalls.jpg]]  
  
 
*[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  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/falls/military/civilwar/pensions/fallsngt.txt CSA&nbsp;Indigent Families]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*'''1838 - 1900''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/falls/military/civilwar/pensions/fallscsa.txt CSA&nbsp;Pension Lists]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txfalls/1890TexasUnionSoldierScheduleforFallsCo_2005.htm 1890 Texas Union Soldiers Schedule for Falls County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txgenweb/books/udc1902/index.htm 1902 Texas Division United Daughters of the Confederacy Book]~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb<br>[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/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans 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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*[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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=====Mexican-American War=====
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932381 Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers],&nbsp; 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932425 Texas, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers], 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1845 - 1848''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1890''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txfalls/1890TexasUnionSoldierScheduleforFallsCo_2005.htm Texas Union Soldiers Schedule for Falls County] ~ TXGenWeb
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*'''1902''' - [http://www.rootsweb.com/~txgenweb/books/udc1902/index.htm Texas Division United Daughters of the Confederacy Book] ~ TXGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/falls/military/civilwar/pensions/fallsngt.txt CSA Indigent Families] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/falls/military/civilwar/pensions/fallscsa.txt CSA Pension Lists] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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=====World War I=====
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*'''1917 - 1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2202707|Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txfalls/Obits_2007.htm Falls County Obituaries&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txfalls/Obits_2007.htm Falls County Obituaries&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.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  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
 
*[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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{{TX Probate Intro}}  
 
{{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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'''Online Probate Records'''
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016287 Texas, Probate Records, 1800-1990] (images) - FamilySearch<br>
 
  
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*'''1800–1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1800–2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] ~ Ancestry.com (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''  
 
''Online Birth Indexes and Records''  
  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
 
 
 
 
''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
 
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''  
 
''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''  
  
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1814-1909 and 1966-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch.&nbsp;&nbsp;Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.<br>
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*'''1837-1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages] - FamilySearch record collection
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973&nbsp;]&nbsp; &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837-1977''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010]&nbsp; &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection  
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*'''1837-1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records] - FamilySearch. Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.<br>  
 
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*'''1966-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records] - Hidden Ancestors
 
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*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages] - FamilySearch record collection
 
 
''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
 
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''  
 
''Online Death Indexes and Records''  
  
*[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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*'''1890-1976''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records [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.
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903-1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials] (index) - FamilySearch
*[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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*'''1903-1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1903-2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>  
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*'''1964-1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*'''1977-1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — indexa
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===== Divorce  =====
  
''Original Death Records on Microfilm''
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*'''1968-2005''' [http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records] ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1968-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
===== Divorce =====
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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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*'''1850-1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
 
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Pauline And Jane Chilton Memorial Marlin Public Library<br>400 Oaks St<br>Marlin, TX 76661<br>Phone: (254) 883-6602<br>[http://ctls.tsl.state.tx.us/marlin/ Website]  
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'''Central Texas Genealogical Society, Inc.'''<br> Waco-McLennan County Library<br>1717 Austin Avenue<br> Waco, Texas 76701<br>[http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/falls-county/#sthash.Je3fPLc1.dpuf Website]<br><br>  
 
 
<br>D Brown Memorial Library<br>203 N 2nd St<br>Rosebud, TX 76570<br>Phone: (254) 583-2328
 
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''Pauline And Jane Chilton Memorial Marlin Public Library'''<br>400 Oaks St<br>Marlin, TX 76661<br>Telephone Number: 254-883-6602<br>[http://ctls.tsl.state.tx.us/marlin/ Website]
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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'''D Brown Memorial Library'''<br>203 N 2nd St<br>Rosebud, TX 76570<br>Telephone Number: 254-583-2328
  
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[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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*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill] Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/falls/fallstoc.htm Falls County Archives]&nbsp; ~ &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/falls/fallstoc.htm Falls County Archives]&nbsp; ~ &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txfalls/ Falls County TXGenWeb site]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txfalls/ Falls County TXGenWeb site]  
 
*[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.
 
 
*[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+Falls|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas Falls|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications)  This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Latest revision as of 17:13, 3 October 2017

United States
Texas
Falls County

Guide to Falls County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Falls County, Texas
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Map of Texas highlighting Falls County
Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 28, 1850
County Seat Marlin
Courthouse
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County Information


County Courthouse

Falls County Courthouse
PO Box 458
Marlin, TX 76661-0458
Phone: 254.883.1408

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1854, land records from 1835
and probate records from 1870[1]

County Clerk

P.O. Box 458
Marlin 76661
Phone: 254-883-1408


District Clerk

P.O. Box 229
Marlin 76661
Phone: 254-883-1419

Falls County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1854 1860 1850 1851

History

Parent County

1850--Falls County was created 28 January 1850 from Limestone and Milam Counties.

  • County seat: Marlin [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Alto Springs:

www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hradw

Neighboring Counties

Bell  • Limestone  • McLennan  • Milam  • Robertson

Robertson CountyMilam CountyBell CountyFalls CountyFalls CountyLimestone CountyTX FALLS.JPG
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Resources

African American

African American


Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
FindAGrave Family History Library FindAGrave
Linkpendium WorldCat Tombstone Project
Billion Graves (name) Cemeteries of TX
GenWeb Archives Texas Cemeteries
Billion Graves (cemetery) TX Gravestones
TXGenWeb Epodunk
Names in Stone Interment
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18603,614
18709,851172.6%
188016,24064.9%
189020,70627.5%
190033,34261.0%
191035,6496.9%
192036,2171.6%
193038,7717.1%
194035,984−7.2%
195026,724−25.7%
196021,263−20.4%
197017,300−18.6%
198017,9463.7%
199017,712−1.3%
200018,5764.9%
201017,866−3.8%


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.


Lutheran
  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Rosebud, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

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.


Naturalization and Citizenship

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Falls 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.

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

Maps

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Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War

Online Records

World War I

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Falls 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.

Online 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.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce


Societies and Libraries

Central Texas Genealogical Society, Inc.
Waco-McLennan County Library
1717 Austin Avenue
Waco, Texas 76701
Website

Pauline And Jane Chilton Memorial Marlin Public Library
400 Oaks St
Marlin, TX 76661
Telephone Number: 254-883-6602
Website

D Brown Memorial Library
203 N 2nd St
Rosebud, TX 76570
Telephone Number: 254-583-2328

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

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

Websites

References

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