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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties L|Counties L]] &gt;&nbsp;Lee 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]] Lee County'' <br>
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<br>{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Lee County
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| county_map = Tx-lee.png
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1874
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| founded date = April 14
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| seat wl = Giddings
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Lee County Texas Courthouse.jpg|thumb|right|200px]][[Www.co.lee.tx.us/ips/cms|Lee County Courthouse]]<br> PO Box 419<br>Giddings, TX 78942<br> Phone: 409.542.3684 <br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903<br>marriage, probate, court and land records from 1874; <br>District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lee County, Texas. Page 668 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>
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Lee County has had two courthouses.&nbsp; The first one, a two-story courthouse completed in 1878, burned in 1897.&nbsp; The second and current courthouse, a Romanesque Revival structure, designed by famed San Antonio courthouse architect James Riely Gordon, was built in 1899.&nbsp; The courthouse is still in use today.<br>
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[http://www.co.lee.tx.us/ Lee County Government Website]<br>
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''Inventory of county records, Lee County Courthouse, Giddings, Texas, ''1975 by Charles R. Schultz and Mary Pearson.&nbsp; Describes the records of the County Clerk, County Attorney, District Clerk, Justice of the Peace, Tax Assessor-Collector, Sheriff, Treasurer, County Surveyor, and School Superintendent.&nbsp; [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25242/ Read the book on line] from the Portal to Texas History.<br>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1874--'''Lee County was created 14 April 1874 from[[Bastrop_County,_Texas|Bastrop]], [[Burleson_County,_Texas|Burleson]], [[Fayette_County,_Texas|Fayette]], and [[Washington_County,_Texas|Washington]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Giddings <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1874--'''Lee County was created 14 April 1874 from [[Bastrop County, Texas|Bastrop]], [[Burleson County, Texas|Burleson]], [[Fayette County, Texas|Fayette]], and [[Washington County, Texas|Washington]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Giddings <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  ====
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'''1897''' -- The Lee County Courthouse, built in 1878, burned in 1897.<ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Lee County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcl06</ref>
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Beaukiss | Dime Box | Giddings | Hills | Lexington | Lincoln | Old Dime Box | Serbin
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Burleson County, Texas|Burleson]]  
 
*[[Burleson County, Texas|Burleson]]  
 
*[[Fayette County, Texas|Fayette]]  
 
*[[Fayette County, Texas|Fayette]]  
*<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1228774692171_421"></span>[[Milam County, Texas|Milam]]  
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*<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1228774692171_421" />[[Milam County, Texas|Milam]]  
*[[Washington_County,_Texas|Washington]]  
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*[[Washington County, Texas|Washington]]  
 
*[[Williamson County, Texas|Williamson]]
 
*[[Williamson County, Texas|Williamson]]
  
 
== 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.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/lee/giddings.htm Giddings Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/lee/lawhon.htm Lawhon Springs Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/lee/mundine.htm Mundine Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txlee/cemeteries.html Lee County Cemetery Index] from the Lee County TXGenWeb site.
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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://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/lee/census/1880/ 1880 Federal Census Transcription]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/lee/land/abstract.txt Original Land Owners of Texas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''Lee County: Historical and Descriptive,'' 1945 by Julia Jones.
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*''A History of Lee County, ''1974, by Lee County Historical Survey Committee.
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*''History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties, 1893.'' [http://texashistory.unt.edu/permalink/meta-pth-29785 Digital book online] from the Portal to Texas History.
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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.historicmapworks.com/Atlas/US/7378/Lee+County+1888/ Lee County 1888] from Historic Map Works.
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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://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/lee/land/abstract.txt Confederate Pension Application Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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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.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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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://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.  
*[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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Giddings Public Library<br>276 N Orange St<br>Giddings, TX 78942<br>Phone: (979) 542-2716<br>[http://www.giddings.net/ Website]
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<br>Black Bridge Library<br>1079 Sf Austin Blvd<br>Dime Box, TX 77853<br>Phone: (979) 884-0124<br>[http://infoweb.newsbank.com/librarylink 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  ==
  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/lee/leetoc.htm Lee County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txlee/ Lee County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txlee/ Lee 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+Lee|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
  
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193708&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Lee&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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{{Texas|Texas}}
  
== References  ==
 
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[[Category:Lee_County,_Texas]]
 
[[Category:Lee_County,_Texas]]

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Lee County Courthouse
PO Box 419
Giddings, TX 78942
Phone: 409.542.3684

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903
marriage, probate, court and land records from 1874;
District Clerk has divorce records[1]

Lee County has had two courthouses.  The first one, a two-story courthouse completed in 1878, burned in 1897.  The second and current courthouse, a Romanesque Revival structure, designed by famed San Antonio courthouse architect James Riely Gordon, was built in 1899.  The courthouse is still in use today.

Lee County Government Website

Inventory of county records, Lee County Courthouse, Giddings, Texas, 1975 by Charles R. Schultz and Mary Pearson.  Describes the records of the County Clerk, County Attorney, District Clerk, Justice of the Peace, Tax Assessor-Collector, Sheriff, Treasurer, County Surveyor, and School Superintendent.  Read the book on line from the Portal to Texas History.

 

History

Parent County

1874--Lee County was created 14 April 1874 from Bastrop, Burleson, Fayette, and Washington Counties. County seat: Giddings [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1897 -- The Lee County Courthouse, built in 1878, burned in 1897.[3]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Beaukiss | Dime Box | Giddings | Hills | Lexington | Lincoln | Old Dime Box | Serbin

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American


Cemeteries


Census

1880 Federal Census Transcription  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Church

Court

Land

Original Land Owners of Texas  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

  • Lee County: Historical and Descriptive, 1945 by Julia Jones.
  • A History of Lee County, 1974, by Lee County Historical Survey Committee.
  • History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties, 1893. Digital book online from the Portal to Texas History.
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Giddings Public Library
276 N Orange St
Giddings, TX 78942
Phone: (979) 542-2716
Website


Black Bridge Library
1079 Sf Austin Blvd
Dime Box, TX 77853
Phone: (979) 884-0124
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), Lee 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: Lee County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcl06