Gonzales County, Texas Genealogy

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

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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

Local histories are available for Gonzales 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

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

Military

Newspapers

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.

  • 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).
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