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Revision as of 21:55, 30 March 2013
Guide to Llano County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Llano County Courthouse
Llano, TX 78643
County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, land, probate and court records from 1880
and military records from 1919; District Clerk has divorce
and naturalization records
The first settlers arrived in 1847.
1873--Courthouse and many county records were destroyed by fire in December 1873.
1880--The Llano County Courthouse and records destroyed by fire in October 1880.
1892--The Llano County Courthouse, built in 1885, was destroyed by fire on January 23, 1892. Papers and records of the clerks office were the only records saved.
1951--The second and third floors of the Llano County Courthouse, built in 1893, were damaged by fire, December 17, 1951. Some older county records were destroyed. 
Places / Localities
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 are available for Llano 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 Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Llano County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
- TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).
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.
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.
See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.
- Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
- Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
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.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Llano County, Texas. Page 669 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- GenDisasters.com - Llano, TX Courthouse Fire, Oct 1880 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17539/llano-tx-courthouse-fire-oct-1880
- Llano, TX Courthouse Fire, Jan 1892 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/8987/llano-tx-courthouse-fire-jan-1892
- Llano, TX Courthouse Fire, Sept 1932. http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/8988/llano-tx-courthouse-fire-sept-1932
- wikipedia.org Llano, Texas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llano,_Texas)
- Llano, TX Courthouse Fire, Dec 1917 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17533/llano-tx-courthouse-fire-dec-1951