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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Texas|Texas]]&nbsp;&gt; [[Texas Counties F|Counties F]] &gt; Fayette County'' <br>
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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]] Fayette County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Fayette County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Fayette County
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| county_map = Tx-fayette.png
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| state = Texas
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| state_map = Texas.png
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| founded year = 1837
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| founded date = December 14
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| seat wl = La Grange
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.fayette.tx.us/ips/cms Fayette County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 59<br> La Grange, TX 78945-2657<br>Phone: 979.968.3251 <br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage, probate and land records from 1838; <br>District Clerk has divorce records from 1838<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fayette County, Texas. Page 663 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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[[Image:Marquis de Lafayette.JPG|thumb|right|196x269px]]
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Part of Stephen F. Austin's Colony.  
 
Part of Stephen F. Austin's Colony.  
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The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_du_Motier,_marquis_de_La_Fayette Marquis de Lafayette] (1757-1834).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayette_County,_Texas "Fayette County, Texas,"] Wikipedia.</ref>
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1837--'''Fayette County was created 14 December 1837 from [[Bastrop_County,_Texas|Bastrop]] and [[Colorado_County,_Texas|Colorado]] Counties. '''County seat:''' La Grange <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1837--'''Fayette County was created 14 December 1837 from [[Bastrop County, Texas|Bastrop]] and [[Colorado County, Texas|Colorado]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' La Grange <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><br>'''namesake:''' Marquis de Lafayette <ref name="TexasHandbook">''[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcf03 Handbook of Texas Online]'' (Texas State Historical Association, 2010).</ref>  
  
 
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*Cities and towns:&nbsp; Carmine &nbsp;|&nbsp; Fayetteville &nbsp;|&nbsp; Flatonia &nbsp;|&nbsp; La Grange &nbsp;|&nbsp; Muldoon &nbsp;|&nbsp; Round Top &nbsp;|&nbsp; Schulenburg
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Austin_County,_Texas|Austin]]
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*[[Austin County, Texas|Austin]]  
*[[Bastrop_County,_Texas|Bastrop]]
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*[[Bastrop County, Texas|Bastrop]]  
*[[Caldwell_County,_Texas|Caldwell]]
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*[[Caldwell County, Texas|Caldwell]]  
*[[Colorado_County,_Texas|Colorado]]
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*[[Colorado County, Texas|Colorado]]  
*[[Gonzales_County,_Texas|Gonzales]]
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*[[Gonzales County, Texas|Gonzales]]  
*[[Lavaca_County,_Texas|Lavaca]]
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*[[Lavaca County, Texas|Lavaca]]  
*[[Lee_County,_Texas|Lee]]
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*[[Lee County, Texas|Lee]]  
*[[Washington_County,_Texas|Washington]]
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*[[Washington County, Texas|Washington]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''Fayette County: Her History and Her People, ''1902, by Frank Lotto.&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/fayettecountyher00lott Digitized Book online] from archive.org.<br>
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*''An Early History of Fayette County, 1936,'' by Leonie Rummel Weyand and Houston Wade.
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*''Chronicles of Fayette, 1975'' by Julia Lee Sinks.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[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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*[http://www.birdseyeviews.org/zoom.php?city=Flatonia&year=1881&extra_info= Flatonia 1881 Panoramic Map] from the Amon Carter Museum.<br>
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*[http://www.birdseyeviews.org/zoom.php?city=La%20Grange&year=1880&extra_info= LaGrange 1880 Panoramic Map] from the Amon Carter Museum.
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88546/?q=%22Texas%20Fayette%20County%22 Fayette County 1840] from The Portal to Texas History
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88545/?q=%22Texas%20Fayette%20County%22 Fayette County 1843] from The Portal to Texas History
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88547/?q=%22Texas%20Fayette%20County%22 Fayette County 1865] from The Portal to Texas History
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88544/?q=%22Texas%20Fayette%20County%22 Fayette County 1871] from The Portal to Texas History
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*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=4858 Fayette County General Highway Map 1940] from the Texas <br>
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*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5128 Fayette County General Highway Map 1961] from the Texas <br>
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*[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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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map] Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28386/?q=%22Texas%20Fayette%20County%22 Fayette County Korean and Vietnam Veteran's Plaque]
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28388/?q=%22Texas%20Fayette%20County%22 Fayette County World War II Veterans Plaque]
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28384/?q=%22Texas%20Fayette%20County%22 Fayette County World War I Veterans Plaque]
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*[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/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
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/search/?q=%22Texas+Fayette+County%22&fq=dc_type%3Atext_newspaper&fq=str_location_county%3AFayette+County%2C+TX&t=fulltext Fayette County Newspapers] selected issues of The Texas Monument 1850-1852, The True Issue 1856-1864, The LaGrange New Era 1871, The Fayette County Record 1873-1876, Slovan 1880, and the Lagrange Intelligencer 1884, from The Portal to Texas History.
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*[http://www.fayettecountyrecord.com/ Fayette County Record] newspaper
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*[http://flatoniaargus.com/ Flatonia Argus] newspaper
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*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas
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*[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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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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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  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
  
*[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.  
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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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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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Fayette Public Library<br>855 S Jefferson<br>La Grange, TX 78945<br>Phone: (979) 968-3765<br>[http://www.cityoflg.com/ Website]
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<br>Schulenburg Public Library<br>700 Bohlmann Ave<br>Schulenburg, TX 78956<br>Phone: (979) 743-3345
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<br>Round Top Family Library<br>206 W Mill St<br>Round Top, TX 78954<br>Phone: (979) 249-2700<br>[http://ilovetoread.org/ Website]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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<br>Society Hill&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.fayettecountyhistory.org/ Fayette County TXGenWeb Site]
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193430&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Fayette&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
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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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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Fayette|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
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Guide to Fayette County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Facts
Founded December 14, 1837
County Seat La Grange
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County Courthouse

Fayette County Courthouse
PO Box 59
La Grange, TX 78945-2657
Phone: 979.968.3251

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, probate and land records from 1838;
District Clerk has divorce records from 1838[1]

History

Marquis de Lafayette.JPG

Part of Stephen F. Austin's Colony.

The county is named after Revolutionary War hero, the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834).[2]

Parent County

1837--Fayette County was created 14 December 1837 from Bastrop and Colorado Counties.
County seat: La Grange [3]
namesake: Marquis de Lafayette [4]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

  • Cities and towns:  Carmine  |  Fayetteville  |  Flatonia  |  La Grange  |  Muldoon  |  Round Top  |  Schulenburg

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Fayette County: Her History and Her People, 1902, by Frank Lotto.  Digitized Book online from archive.org.
  • An Early History of Fayette County, 1936, by Leonie Rummel Weyand and Houston Wade.
  • Chronicles of Fayette, 1975 by Julia Lee Sinks.
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


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

Fayette Public Library
855 S Jefferson
La Grange, TX 78945
Phone: (979) 968-3765
Website


Schulenburg Public Library
700 Bohlmann Ave
Schulenburg, TX 78956
Phone: (979) 743-3345


Round Top Family Library
206 W Mill St
Round Top, TX 78954
Phone: (979) 249-2700
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), Fayette County, Texas. Page 663 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. "Fayette County, Texas," Wikipedia.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Handbook of Texas Online (Texas State Historical Association, 2010).