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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties K|Counties K]] &gt;&nbsp;Kaufman County'' <br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties K|Counties K]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Kaufman County''
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Guide to '''Kaufman County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{TXDC}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Kaufman County
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| county_map = Tx-kaufman.png
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| state = Texas
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| state_map = Texas.png
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| founded year = 1848
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| founded date = February 26
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| seat wl = Kaufman
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.kaufmancounty.net/ Kaufman County Courthouse]<br> County Courthouse<br> Kaufman, TX 75142<br> Phone: 972.932.4331&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth and death&nbsp;records from 1903, <br>marriage and probate records from 1850 and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kaufman County, Texas. Page 667 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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The first settlers arrived around 1841. Area was inhabited by Caddo, Cherokee, Delaware and Kickapoo Indians.  
 
The first settlers arrived around 1841. Area was inhabited by Caddo, Cherokee, Delaware and Kickapoo Indians.  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1848--'''Kaufman County was created 26 February 1848 from&nbsp;[[Henderson_County,_Texas|Henderson]] County. '''County seat:''' Kaufman <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1848--'''Kaufman County was created 26 February 1848 from&nbsp;[[Henderson County, Texas|Henderson]] County. '''County seat:''' Kaufman <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Dallas_County,_Texas|Dallas]]
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*[[Dallas County, Texas|Dallas]]  
*[[Ellis_County,_Texas|Ellis]]
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*[[Ellis County, Texas|Ellis]]  
*[[Henderson_County,_Texas|Henderson]]
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*[[Henderson County, Texas|Henderson]]  
*[[Hunt_County,_Texas|Hunt]]
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*[[Hunt County, Texas|Hunt]]  
*[[Rockwall_County,_Texas|Rockwall]]
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*[[Rockwall County, Texas|Rockwall]]  
*[[Van_Zandt_County,_Texas|Van Zandt]]
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*[[Van Zandt County, Texas|Van Zandt]]
  
 
== 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
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/kaufman/cemeteries/crandall.txt Crandall Cemetery]; [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/kaufman/cemeteries/cranunmarkd.txt Crandall Cemetery (unmarked graves)]
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/cemeteries/list.htm Kaufman County Cemeteries and Burial Records&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/kaufman/cemeteries/crandall.txt Crandall Cemetery] US Genweb; [http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158621 Crandall Cemetery] BillionGraves; [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/kaufman/cemeteries/cranunmarkd.txt Crandall Cemetery (unmarked graves)]  
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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.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
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==== Census  ====
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{{USCensusPop
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| title=Historical populations
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| 1850=1047
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| 1860=3936
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| 1870=6895
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| 1880=15448
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| 1890=21598
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| 1900=33376
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| 1910=35323
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| 1920=41276
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| 1930=40905
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| 1940=38308
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| 1950=31170
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| 1960=29931
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| 1970=32392
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| 1980=39015
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| 1990=52220
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| 2000=71313
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| 2010=103350
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}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/kaufman/census/1850/1850indx.txt 1850 Census Index&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/1860cens/1860indx.htm 1860 Kaufman County Federal Census Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/1870cens/1870indx.htm 1870 Kaufman County Federal Census Index&nbsp; ]~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/1880cens/1880cens.htm 1880 Kaufman County Census Images&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/census/1890cens.htm 1890 Kaufman County Federal Census Schedule]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/churches/churches.htm Kaufman County Churches&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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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://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/deeds/deeds.htm Kaufman County Deed Books]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/familygs/fgsindex.htm Family Group Sheets]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/reflects.htm Kaufman County Photographs&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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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  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/maps/map1895.htm Kaufman County Communities Circa 1895]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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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  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/military.htm Kaufman County Military Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/kaufman/military/pensions/kaufmcsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/kaufman/military/pensions/civilwar/kaufmngt.txt Confederate Indigent Families]&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.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/obituary/obits.htm Kaufman 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)
  
 
==== 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
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Kaufman County Library<br>3790 S Houston St<br>Kaufman, TX 75142<br>Phone: (972) 932-6222<br>[http://www.kaufmancountylibrary.org/ Website]
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Riter C Hulsey Public Library<br>301 N Rockwall St<br>Terrell, TX 75160<br>Phone: (972) 551-6663<br>[http://www.terrellpl.org/ Website]
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Tri-County Library<br>132 E Market St<br>Mabank, TX 75147<br>Phone: (903) 887-9622
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Ellen Brooks West Memorial Library Of Forney<br>800 Fm 741 South<br>Forney, TX 75126<br>Phone: (972) 564-7027<br>[http://destiny.forneyisd.net/common/welcome.jsp?site=105 Website]
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Crandall-Combine Community Library<br>13385 Fm 3039<br>Crandall, TX 75114<br>Phone: (972) 427-8170<br>[http://www.crandall-isd.net/ Website]
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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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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/kaufman/kauftoc.htm Kaufman County Archives&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txkaufman/ Kaufman County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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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.
  
*[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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== References  ==
  
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<references />
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193659&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Kaufman&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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{{Texas|Texas}}
  
== References  ==
 
<references/>
 
 
[[Category:Kaufman_County,_Texas]]
 
[[Category:Kaufman_County,_Texas]]

Revision as of 18:36, 15 March 2013

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

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Facts
Founded February 26, 1848
County Seat Kaufman
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County Courthouse

Kaufman County Courthouse
County Courthouse
Kaufman, TX 75142
Phone: 972.932.4331 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage and probate records from 1850 and land records[1]

History

The first settlers arrived around 1841. Area was inhabited by Caddo, Cherokee, Delaware and Kickapoo Indians.

Parent County

1848--Kaufman County was created 26 February 1848 from Henderson County. County seat: Kaufman [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18501,047
18603,936275.9%
18706,89575.2%
188015,448124.0%
189021,59839.8%
190033,37654.5%
191035,3235.8%
192041,27616.9%
193040,905−0.9%
194038,308−6.3%
195031,170−18.6%
196029,931−4.0%
197032,3928.2%
198039,01520.4%
199052,22033.8%
200071,31336.6%
2010103,35044.9%


Church

Court

Land

Kaufman County Deed Books  ~  TXGenWeb

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Kaufman County Library
3790 S Houston St
Kaufman, TX 75142
Phone: (972) 932-6222
Website

Riter C Hulsey Public Library
301 N Rockwall St
Terrell, TX 75160
Phone: (972) 551-6663
Website

Tri-County Library
132 E Market St
Mabank, TX 75147
Phone: (903) 887-9622

Ellen Brooks West Memorial Library Of Forney
800 Fm 741 South
Forney, TX 75126
Phone: (972) 564-7027
Website

Crandall-Combine Community Library
13385 Fm 3039
Crandall, TX 75114
Phone: (972) 427-8170
Website

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), Kaufman County, Texas. Page 667 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).