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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties H|Counties H]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Hood County'' <br>  
 
''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties H|Counties H]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Hood County'' <br>  
  
Guide to '''Hood County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Hood County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[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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[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  
  
 
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>  
 
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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'''County Clerk'''<br>P.O. Box 339<br>201 W Bridge St.<br>Granbury 76048<br>Phone: 817-579-3222<br>Fax 817-408-3441  
 
'''County Clerk'''<br>P.O. Box 339<br>201 W Bridge St.<br>Granbury 76048<br>Phone: 817-579-3222<br>Fax 817-408-3441  
  
'''District Clerk'''
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'''District Clerk'''  
  
100 E. Pearl St., Rm 21<br>Granbury 76048<br>Phone: 817-579-3238<<br>Fax: 817-579-3239<br>  
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100 E. Pearl St., Rm 21<br>Granbury 76048<br>Phone: 817-579-3238&lt;<br>Fax: 817-579-3239<br>  
  
 
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[[Image:TexasHoodCourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|362px]]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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[[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)  
 
Hood Public Lib in Granbury has many rec of the late Judge Henry Davis)  
  
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
 
  
*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Hood, Fort Spunky|place|disp=Fort Spunky}}
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Hood, Granbury|place|disp=Granbury}}  
 
*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Hood, Lipan|place|disp=Lipan}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Hood, Lipan|place|disp=Lipan}}
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Erath County, Texas Genealogy|Erath]] {{•}}  
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[[Erath County, Texas Genealogy|Erath]] {{•}} [[Johnson County, Texas Genealogy|Johnson]] {{•}} [[Palo Pinto County, Texas Genealogy|Palo Pinto]] {{•}} [[Parker County, Texas Genealogy|Parker]] {{•}} [[Somervell County, Texas Genealogy|Somervell]]  
[[Johnson County, Texas Genealogy|Johnson]] {{•}}  
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[[Palo Pinto County, Texas Genealogy|Palo Pinto]] {{•}}  
 
[[Parker County, Texas Genealogy|Parker]] {{•}}  
 
[[Somervell County, Texas Genealogy|Somervell]]
 
<center>{{TX HOOD County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch<br>  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy  
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
 
*[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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===== Additional Cemetery Sources =====
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources =====
  
 
*[http://www.granburydepot.org/home/HCGShomePage.htm Hood County Cemetery Records] from the Hood County Genealogical Society<br>  
 
*[http://www.granburydepot.org/home/HCGShomePage.htm Hood County Cemetery Records] from the Hood County Genealogical Society<br>  
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
 
*[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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{{US Census population
 
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hood/census/1900/index/ 1900 Federal Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hood/census/1900/index/ 1900 Federal Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.granburydepot.org/census1870partI.htm 1870 Hood County Census]&nbsp; from the Hood County Genealogical Society  
 
*[http://www.granburydepot.org/census1870partI.htm 1870 Hood County Census]&nbsp; from the Hood County Genealogical Society  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
{{TX County Histories}}
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*[http://www.granburydepot.org/home/HCGShomePage.htm Hood County Historical Notes]&nbsp; from the Hood County Genealogical Society  
 
*[http://www.granburydepot.org/home/HCGShomePage.htm Hood County Historical Notes]&nbsp; from the Hood County Genealogical Society  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
*1838 - 1900 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*1845 - 1848 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*1838 - 1900 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $  
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*1845 - 1848 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932381 Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers],&nbsp; 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932381 Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers],&nbsp; 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932425 Texas, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers], 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932425 Texas, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers], 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Hood}}
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*[http://www.granburydepot.org/home/HCGShomePage.htm Hood County Historic Newspapers&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.granburydepot.org/home/HCGShomePage.htm Hood County Historic Newspapers&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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{{TX Probate Intro}}  
 
{{TX Probate Intro}}  
  
'''Online Probate Records'''
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'''Online Probate Records'''  
  
*'''1800 – 2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records 1800-2000] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1800 – 2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records 1800-2000] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $  
 
*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records 1800-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
 
*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records 1800-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973&nbsp;]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973&nbsp;]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection  
*1814 - 1909 and 1966 - 2011 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*1814 - 1909 and 1966 - 2011 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $  
 
*1837 - 1977 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
*1837 - 1977 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
*1977 - 1986 {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1977 - 1986 {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
*1903 - 1973 {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1903 - 1973 {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
 
*1903 - 1982 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
 
*1903 - 1982 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
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*[http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
*1968-2010 {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1968-2010 {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
 
*1968 - 2011 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
*1968 - 2011 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
'''Granbury Depot Historical Society'''<br>Address: 109 E Ewell St<br> Granbury, TX 76048<br>Phone:(817) 573-2557<br><br>
 
  
'''Hood County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 1623<br>Granbury, Texas 76048-8623<br>Phone:(817) 573-2557<br>[http://www.granburydepot.org/home/Website]<br><br>
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'''Granbury Depot Historical Society'''<br>Address: 109 E Ewell St<br> Granbury, TX 76048<br>Phone:(817) 573-2557<br><br>
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'''Hood County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 1623<br>Granbury, Texas 76048-8623<br>Phone:(817) 573-2557<br>[http://www.granburydepot.org/home/Website]<br><br>  
  
 
'''Hood County Public Library'''<br>222 N Travis St<br>Granbury, TX 76048<br>Phone: (817) 573-3569  
 
'''Hood County Public Library'''<br>222 N Travis St<br>Granbury, TX 76048<br>Phone: (817) 573-3569  
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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.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  
*[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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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Hood|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Hood|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
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County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

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]

County Clerk
P.O. Box 339
201 W Bridge St.
Granbury 76048
Phone: 817-579-3222
Fax 817-408-3441

District Clerk

100 E. Pearl St., Rm 21
Granbury 76048
Phone: 817-579-3238<
Fax: 817-579-3239


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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[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

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

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

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

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Erath  • Johnson  • Palo Pinto  • Parker  • Somervell

Somervell CountyErath CountyPalo Pinto CountyParker CountyTarrent CountyJohnson CountyHood CountyTX HOOD.JPG
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Resources[edit | edit source]

African American[edit | edit source]


Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources[edit | edit source]


Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18702,585
18806,125136.9%
18907,61424.3%
19009,14620.1%
191010,0089.4%
19208,759−12.5%
19306,779−22.6%
19406,674−1.5%
19505,287−20.8%
19605,4433.0%
19706,39817.5%
198017,714176.9%
199028,98163.6%
200041,10041.8%
201051,18224.5%

Church[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

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.


Local Histories[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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Military[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

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.

Online Probate Records

Taxation[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Online Birth Indexes and Records


Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death[edit | edit source]

Online Death Indexes and Records

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce[edit | edit source]



Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Granbury Depot Historical Society
Address: 109 E Ewell St
Granbury, TX 76048
Phone:(817) 573-2557

Hood County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1623
Granbury, Texas 76048-8623
Phone:(817) 573-2557
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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
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Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  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).