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{{Texas-stub}} ''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties H|Counties H]] &gt;&nbsp;Harrison County'' <br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties H|Counties H]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Harrison County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Harrison 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 = Harrison County
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| county_map = Tx-harrison.png
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| state = Texas
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| state_map = Texas.png
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| founded year = 1839
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| founded date = January 28
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| seat wl = Marshall
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:TexasHarrisonCourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]  
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[[Image:TexasHarrisonCourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px|TexasHarrisonCourthouse.jpg]][http://www.co.harrison.tx.us/ Harrison County Courthouse&nbsp;]<br> PO Box 1365<br> Marshall, Texas 75671<br> Phone: 903.935.4858<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death<br> records from 1903, marriage, land<br> and probate records from 1800<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Harrison County, Texas. Page 665 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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Harrison County is named for Jonas Harrison, a lawyer and Texas revolutionary.
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Elysian Fields (unincorporated)<br>Gill (unincorporated)<br>Hallsville<br>Harleton (unincorporated)<br>Jonesville (unincorporated)<br>Karnack (unincorporated)<br>Latex (unincorporated)<br>Longview (partially in county)<br>Marshall<br>Nesbitt<br>Scottsville<br>Uncertain<br>Waskom<br>Woodlawn (unincorporated)<br>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/harrison/cemeteries/andrews.txt Andrews Cemetery]&nbsp; ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/harrison/cemeteries/blocker.txt Blocker Cemetery&nbsp;] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/harrison/cemeteries/bluff.txt Bluff Springs Cemetery&nbsp;] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/harrison/cemeteries/elysian1.txt Elysian Fields Cemetery (Old Town)] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/harrison/cemeteries/elysian2.txt Elysian Fields Cemetery (New Town)] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txharrison/CemeteryIndex.htm Harrison County Cemeteries] ~&nbsp;;TXGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/harrison/cemeteries/lagrones.txt LaGrone's Chapel Cemetery&nbsp;] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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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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==== Census  ====
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{{USCensusPop
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|1850=11822
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|1860=15001
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|1870=13241
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|1880=25177
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|1890=26721
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|1900=31878
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|1910=37243
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|1920=43565
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|1930=48937
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|1940=50900
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|1950=47745
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|1960=45594
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|1970=44841
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|1980=52265
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|1990=57483
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|2000=62110
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|estyear=2009
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|estimate=64795
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|footnote=U.S. Census Bureau<ref>http://www.factfinder.census.gov</ref> Texas Almanac<ref>http://www.texasalmanac.com/population/population-counties-history.pdf</ref>
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}}
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[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txharrison/Census/1850/1850%20index.txt 1850 Census Index]
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[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txharrison/School/1855SchoolCensusIndex.htm 1855 School Census]
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[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txharrison/Census/1860/1860Census.htm 1860 Census]
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[http://www.familysearch.org/ENG/search/frameset_search.asp 1880 Census]
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[http://www.angelfire.com/ca6/bible/harrison/teachers.htm 1880 African American Teacher Census]
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[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txharrison/Military/1890TxUnionSoldierSchedule.htm 1890 Veterans Schedule&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Union]
  
 
==== 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  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/harrison/land/harrison.txt Land Survey Abstract Indicies Harrison County&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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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  ====
 
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txharrison/Military/Confederate%20Indigent%20Families%20List.txt Indigent Families List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txharrison/Military/Civil%20War%20units.txt Civil War Units]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txharrison/Military/Confederate%20Pension%20Applications.txt Pensions]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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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  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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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.usgwarchives.net/tx/harrison/obits-a.htm Harrison County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.txgenweb8.org/txharrison/ObitsIndex.htm Harrison County Obituaries&nbsp; ]~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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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  ====
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==== 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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*[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  ==
  
== Web Sites ==
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Marshall Public Library<br>300 S Alamo Blvd<br>Marshall, TX 75670<br>Phone: (903) 935-4465<br>[http://www.marshallpubliclibrary.org/ Website]
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<br>Waskom Public Library<br>103 Waskom Ave<br>Waskom, TX 75692<br>Phone: (903) 687-3041<br>[http://www.waskompubliclibrary.org/ Website]
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
*[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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[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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== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193561&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Harrison&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+Harrison|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Guide to Harrison County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Harrison County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Facts
Founded January 28, 1839
County Seat Marshall
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County Courthouse

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Harrison County Courthouse 
PO Box 1365
Marshall, Texas 75671
Phone: 903.935.4858

County Clerk has birth and death
records from 1903, marriage, land
and probate records from 1800[1]

History

Harrison County is named for Jonas Harrison, a lawyer and Texas revolutionary.

Parent County

1839--Harrison County was created 28 January 1839 from Shelby County. County seat: Marshall [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Elysian Fields (unincorporated)
Gill (unincorporated)
Hallsville
Harleton (unincorporated)
Jonesville (unincorporated)
Karnack (unincorporated)
Latex (unincorporated)
Longview (partially in county)
Marshall
Nesbitt
Scottsville
Uncertain
Waskom
Woodlawn (unincorporated)

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
185011,822
186015,00126.9%
187013,241−11.7%
188025,17790.1%
189026,7216.1%
190031,87819.3%
191037,24316.8%
192043,56517.0%
193048,93712.3%
194050,9004.0%
195047,745−6.2%
196045,594−4.5%
197044,841−1.7%
198052,26516.6%
199057,48310.0%
200062,1108.0%
Est. 200964,7954.3%
U.S. Census Bureau[3] Texas Almanac[4]

1850 Census Index

1855 School Census

1860 Census

1880 Census

1880 African American Teacher Census

1890 Veterans Schedule  ~  Union

Church

Court

Land

Land Survey Abstract Indicies Harrison County  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

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

Maps

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

1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith & Trinity at www.rootsweb.com

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Marshall Public Library
300 S Alamo Blvd
Marshall, TX 75670
Phone: (903) 935-4465
Website


Waskom Public Library
103 Waskom Ave
Waskom, TX 75692
Phone: (903) 687-3041
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), Harrison County, Texas. Page 665 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).
  3. http://www.factfinder.census.gov
  4. http://www.texasalmanac.com/population/population-counties-history.pdf