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{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties G|Counties G]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Gonzales County'' <br>{{Adoption TXGenWeb}}
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.gonzales.tx.us/ips/cms Gonzales County Courthouse]<br> 1709 Dewitt Dr; PO Box 77<br>Gonzales, TX 78629-0077<br> Phone: 830.672.2801 <br>
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County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage, probate and land records from 1829; <br>District Clerk has divorce record; Archives and Recreation<br> Center has all older records from County and District Clerks, <br>cemetery records and school census<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gonzales County, Texas. Page 664 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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'''1836--'''Gonzales County was created 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality. '''County seat:''' Gonzales <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1836--'''Gonzales County was created 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality. '''County seat:''' Gonzales <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
==== Court House--[http://www.texasescapes.com/TRIPS/GreatAmericanLegendTour/GonzalesCoCourthouse/GonzalesCountyCourthouseTour.htm www.texasescapes.com/TRIPS/GreatAmericanLegendTour/GonzalesCoCourthouse/GonzalesCountyCourthouseTour.htm]  ====
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[http://www.texasescapes.com/TRIPS/GreatAmericanLegendTour/GonzalesCoCourthouse/GonzalesCountyCourthouseTour.htm Gonzales County Courthouse] history and photos from TexasEscapes.com.  
  
=== History--&nbsp; [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/GG/hcg7.html www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/GG/hcg7.html]  ===
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[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/GG/hcg7.html Gonzales County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Gonzales County [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/maps/ border changes].
  
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
  
*[[Bastrop_County,_Texas|Bastrop]]
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*[[Bastrop County, Texas|Bastrop]]  
*[[Caldwell_County,_Texas|Caldwell]]
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*[[Caldwell County, Texas|Caldwell]]  
*[[De_Witt_County,_Texas|De Witt]]
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*[[De Witt County, Texas|De Witt]]  
*[[Fayette_County,_Texas|Fayette]]
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*[[Fayette County, Texas|Fayette]]  
*[[Guadalupe_County,_Texas|Guadalupe]]
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*[[Guadalupe County, Texas|Guadalupe]]  
*[[Karnes_County,_Texas|Karnes]]
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*[[Karnes County, Texas|Karnes]]  
*[[Lavaca_County,_Texas|Lavaca]]
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*[[Lavaca County, Texas|Lavaca]]  
*[[Wilson_County,_Texas|Wilson]]
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*[[Wilson County, Texas|Wilson]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Cemeteries <br>  ====
  
==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cemetery/Texas/gonzales.html www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cemetery/Texas/gonzales.html] ====
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/gonzales.html Gonzales County Cemeteries] from the Texas Tombstone project.  
  
 
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==== Church  ====
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[http://www.placenames.com/us/48177/church/ Churches in Gonzales County] from placenames.com
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
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[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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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.
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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.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193495&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Gonzales&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Gonzales|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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County Courthouse

Gonzales County Courthouse
1709 Dewitt Dr; PO Box 77
Gonzales, TX 78629-0077
Phone: 830.672.2801

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, probate and land records from 1829;
District Clerk has divorce record; Archives and Recreation
Center has all older records from County and District Clerks,
cemetery records and school census[1]

History

Parent County

1836--Gonzales County was created 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality. County seat: Gonzales [2]

Gonzales County Courthouse history and photos from TexasEscapes.com.

Gonzales County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Gonzales County border changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Gonzales County Cemeteries from the Texas Tombstone project.

Church

Churches in Gonzales County from placenames.com

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

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

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • TEXAS GenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county


References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gonzales County, Texas. Page 664 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).