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{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties L|Counties L]] &gt;&nbsp;Lampasas County'' <br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties L|Counties L]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Lampasas County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Lampasas County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| county = Lampasas County
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1856
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| founded date = February 1
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| seat wl = Lampasas
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.lampasas.tx.us/ips/cms Lampasas County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 231<br> Lampasas, TX 76550-0231<br> Phone: 512.556.8271 <br><br>County Clerk has birth records from 1895, <br>death records from 1910, marriage records<br> from 1879, probate records from 1876, <br>court records from1899 and&nbsp; land records from 1872<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lampasas County, Texas. Page 668 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1856--'''Lampasas County was created 1 February 1856 from[[Bell County, Texas|Bell]] and [[Travis County, Texas|Travis]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Lampasas <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1856--'''Lampasas County was created 1 February 1856 from [[Bell County, Texas|Bell]] and [[Travis County, Texas|Travis]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Lampasas <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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'''1873'''-- An act of the legislature extended the southern boundary of Lampasas County thirty miles into [[Burnet County, Texas|Burnet County]]. In 1874 the boundary was returned to its previous position.  
 
'''1873'''-- An act of the legislature extended the southern boundary of Lampasas County thirty miles into [[Burnet County, Texas|Burnet County]]. In 1874 the boundary was returned to its previous position.  
  
'''1887'''--Northern and northwestern sections of Lampasas County became part of [[Mills County, Texas|Mills County]] <ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Lampasas County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcl03</ref><br>
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'''1887'''--Northern and northwestern sections of Lampasas County became part of [[Mills County, Texas|Mills County]] <ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Lampasas County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcl03</ref><br>  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1870, 1871, 1875--'''County records were destroyed by fire or flood in in 1870, 1871, and 1875.  
 
'''1870, 1871, 1875--'''County records were destroyed by fire or flood in in 1870, 1871, and 1875.  
  
'''1871'''--On December 24 (or 27), 1871 fire destroyed the frame building used as the Lampasas County Courthouse.&nbsp; All records were destroyed. <ref>GenDisasters.com - Lampasas, TX Lampasas County Courthouse Fire, Dec 1871 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17961/lampasas-tx-lampasas-county-courthouse-fire-dec-1871</ref><br>
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'''1871'''--On December 24 (or 27), 1871 fire destroyed the frame building used as the Lampasas County Courthouse.&nbsp; All records were destroyed. <ref>GenDisasters.com - Lampasas, TX Lampasas County Courthouse Fire, Dec 1871 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17961/lampasas-tx-lampasas-county-courthouse-fire-dec-1871</ref><br>  
  
'''1873'''--The courthouse and much of the town of Lampasas was damaged extensively by heavy rains and flooding on September 27, 1873.&nbsp; Several people were killed in the flood.&nbsp; The remaining records were either damaged or destroyed. &nbsp;
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'''1873'''--The courthouse and much of the town of Lampasas was damaged extensively by heavy rains and flooding on September 27, 1873.&nbsp; Several people were killed in the flood.&nbsp; The remaining records were either damaged or destroyed. &nbsp;  
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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== 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  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/lampasas/lampceme.htm Lampasas County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; transcriptions&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txlampasas/records/cemetery/index.html Lampasas County Cemetery Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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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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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txlampasas/records/census/1860.htm 1860 Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txlampasas/records/census/mortal.htm 1860 Mortality Schedule]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txlampasas/records/census/lamp1870.htm 1870 Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txlampasas/records/census/1870mort.htm 1870 Mortality Schedule]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/lampasas/census/1880/ 1880 Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
  
 
==== 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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{{TX Land}}
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/lampasas/land/lampasas.txt Original Land Owners of Texas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County 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  ====
 
==== 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.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://www.txgenweb5.org/txlampasas/records/military/military.html Military] ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txlampasas/records/military/military.html Lampasas County Military Index]&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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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Lampasas}}
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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/lampasas/lampatoc.htm Lampasas County Obituaries]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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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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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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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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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== 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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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[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://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 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/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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Lampasas Public Library<br>201 S Main St<br>Lampasas, TX 76550<br>Phone: (512) 556-3251<br>[http://www.cityoflampasas.com/library Website]<br>
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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> ====
  
*[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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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
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== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/lampasas/lampatoc.htm Lampasas County&nbsp;Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txlampasas/ Lampasas 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.
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Lampasas|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Lampasas|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Guide to Lampasas County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse

Lampasas County Courthouse
PO Box 231
Lampasas, TX 76550-0231
Phone: 512.556.8271

County Clerk has birth records from 1895,
death records from 1910, marriage records
from 1879, probate records from 1876,
court records from1899 and  land records from 1872[1]

History

Parent County

1856--Lampasas County was created 1 February 1856 from Bell and Travis Counties. County seat: Lampasas [2]

Boundary Changes

1858--The northeastern corner of Lampasas County became part of Hamilton County.

1873-- An act of the legislature extended the southern boundary of Lampasas County thirty miles into Burnet County. In 1874 the boundary was returned to its previous position.

1887--Northern and northwestern sections of Lampasas County became part of Mills County [3]

Record Loss

1870, 1871, 1875--County records were destroyed by fire or flood in in 1870, 1871, and 1875.

1871--On December 24 (or 27), 1871 fire destroyed the frame building used as the Lampasas County Courthouse.  All records were destroyed. [4]

1873--The courthouse and much of the town of Lampasas was damaged extensively by heavy rains and flooding on September 27, 1873.  Several people were killed in the flood.  The remaining records were either damaged or destroyed.  

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Census

Church

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 Texas  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Lampasas 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.

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

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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

Lampasas Public Library
201 S Main St
Lampasas, TX 76550
Phone: (512) 556-3251
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), Lampasas County, Texas. Page 668 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. Handbook of Texas Online: Lampasas County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcl03
  4. GenDisasters.com - Lampasas, TX Lampasas County Courthouse Fire, Dec 1871 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17961/lampasas-tx-lampasas-county-courthouse-fire-dec-1871