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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]] Hood County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Hood County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| county = Hood County
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1865
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| founded date = November 3
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| seat wl = Granbury
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
The [http://www.texasescapes.com/TOWNS/Granbury/HoodCountyCourthouseGranburyTexas.htm Hood County Courthouse] is located in Granbury, Texas. The first two courthouses burned, the second one in 1875.&nbsp;Granbury's current three-story courthouse was built of Brazos limestone and has a lighted clock tower. It is a Second-Empire style design by W.C. Dodson and constructed in 1890.
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[http://www.co.hood.tx.us/ Hood County Courthouse]<br>100 E Pearl Street; PO Box 339;<br>Granbury, TX 76048-0339<br>Phone: 817.579.3222
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County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br>marriage, divorce, probate and court and land records from 1875<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hood County, Texas. Page 666 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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[[Image:TexasHoodCourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|362px|TexasHoodCourthouse.jpg]]The [http://www.texasescapes.com/TOWNS/Granbury/HoodCountyCourthouseGranburyTexas.htm Hood County Courthouse] is located in Granbury, Texas. The first two courthouses burned, the second one in 1875.&nbsp;Granbury's current three-story courthouse was built of Brazos limestone and has a lighted clock tower. It is a Second-Empire style design by W.C. Dodson and constructed in 1890.  
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Hood Public Lib in Granbury has many rec of the late Judge Henry Davis)
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1865--'''Hood County was created 3 November 1865 from [[Johnson_County,_Texas|Johnson]] County. '''County seat:''' Granbury <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1865--'''Hood County was created 3 November 1865 from [[Johnson County, Texas|Johnson]] County. '''County seat:''' Granbury <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
'''1875--'''Courthouse and most of the county records, if not all, were destroyed by fire in March 1875.
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'''1875--'''Courthouse and most of the county records, if not all, were destroyed by fire in March 1875.  
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Communities: Gresson, DeCordova, [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193591&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Hood%2C+Granbury&columns=*,0,0 Granbury], [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193592&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Hood%2C+Lipan&columns=*,0,0 Lipan], Paluxy and Tolar<br>
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Communities: Gresson, DeCordova, {{FHL|Texas%2C+Hood%2C+Granbury|subject|disp=Granbury}}, {{FHL|Texas%2C+Hood%2C+Lipan|subject|disp=Lipan}}, Paluxy and Tolar<br>  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Erath_County,_Texas|Erath]]
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*[[Erath County, Texas|Erath]]  
*[[Johnson_County,_Texas|Johnson]]
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*[[Johnson County, Texas|Johnson]]  
*[[Palo_Pinto_County,_Texas|Palo Pinto]]
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*[[Palo Pinto County, Texas|Palo Pinto]]  
*[[Parker_County,_Texas|Parker]]
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*[[Parker County, Texas|Parker]]  
*[[Somervell_County,_Texas|Somervell]]
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*[[Somervell County, Texas|Somervell]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.granburydepot.org/home/HCGShomePage.htm Hood County Cemetery Records] from the Hood County Genealogical Society<br>
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hood/cemeteries/amulet.txt Powell Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hood/cemeteries/rock.txt Rock Church Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&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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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hood/census/1900/index/ 1900 Federal Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.granburydepot.org/census1870partI.htm 1870 Hood County Census]&nbsp; from the Hood County Genealogical Society
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*[http://www.granburydepot.org/Cole/index.htm 1880 Hood County Census]&nbsp; from the Hood County Genealogical Society
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*[http://www.granburydepot.org/1890Census.htm 1890 Hood County Census]&nbsp; from the Hood County Genealogical Society
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*[http://www.granburydepot.org/hale/1900CensusIndex.htm 1900 Hood County Census]&nbsp; from the Hood County Genealogical Society
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
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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/hood/land/hood.txt Original Land Owners of TX] ~&nbsp; Hood County&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.granburydepot.org/home/HCGShomePage.htm Hood County Historical Notes]&nbsp; from the Hood County Genealogical Society
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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  ====
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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 Texas Genweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hood/military/civilwar/pensions/hoodcsa.txt CSA&nbsp;Pension List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.granburydepot.org/home/HCGShomePage.htm Hood County Veterans]&nbsp; from the Hood County Genealogical Society
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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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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Hood}}
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*[http://www.granburydepot.org/home/HCGShomePage.htm Hood County Historic Newspapers&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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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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==== Taxation ====
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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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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== 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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Hood County Public Library<br>222 N Travis St<br>Granbury, TX 76048<br>Phone: (817) 573-3569
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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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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Granbury Texas Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193590&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Hood&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hood/hoodtoc.htm Hood County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
*To locate additional genealogical information see [http://www.txgenweb.org/ TXgenweb]
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*[http://www.granburydepot.org/home/HCGShomePage.htm Hood County Genealogical Society]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhood2/ Hood County TXGenWeb site]
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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+Hood|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
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Guide to Hood County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse

Hood County Courthouse
100 E Pearl Street; PO Box 339;
Granbury, TX 76048-0339
Phone: 817.579.3222

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, divorce, probate and court and land records from 1875[1]



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The Hood County Courthouse is located in Granbury, Texas. The first two courthouses burned, the second one in 1875. Granbury's current three-story courthouse was built of Brazos limestone and has a lighted clock tower. It is a Second-Empire style design by W.C. Dodson and constructed in 1890.









Hood Public Lib in Granbury has many rec of the late Judge Henry Davis)

History

Parent County

1865--Hood County was created 3 November 1865 from Johnson County. County seat: Granbury [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1875--Courthouse and most of the county records, if not all, were destroyed by fire in March 1875.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Communities: Gresson, DeCordova, Granbury, Lipan, Paluxy and Tolar

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American


Cemeteries


Census

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.


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.


Original Land Owners of TX ~  Hood County  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Hood 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

Military

Newspapers

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


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.


Societies and Libraries

Hood County Public Library
222 N Travis St
Granbury, TX 76048
Phone: (817) 573-3569

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hood County, Texas. Page 666 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).