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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties S|Counties S]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] San Jacinto County'' <br>
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Guide to '''San Jacinto County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 
  
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Guide to '''San Jacinto 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 = San Jacinto County
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| founded year = 1870
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| founded date = 13 August
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| seat = Coldspring
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| building address = San Jacinto County Courthouse<br>PO Box 669<br>Cold Spring, TX 77331}}
  
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[San Jacinto County, Texas#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/San_Jacinto_County,_Texas#Vital_Records Marriage]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[San Jacinto County, Texas#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/San_Jacinto_County,_Texas#Vital_Records Death]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[San Jacinto County, Texas#Vital_Records|Death]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/San_Jacinto_County,_Texas#Census Census]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[San Jacinto County, Texas#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/San_Jacinto_County,_Texas#Land '''Land''']  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | [[San Jacinto County, Texas#Land|'''Land''']]  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/San_Jacinto_County,_Texas#Probate Probate]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[San Jacinto County, Texas#Probate|Probate]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1903&nbsp;  
 
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'''1915'''--On 30 March 1915&nbsp;the wooden courthouse burned.  
 
'''1915'''--On 30 March 1915&nbsp;the wooden courthouse burned.  
  
[http://www.co.san-jacinto.tx.us/ips/cms San Jacinto County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 669<br> Cold Spring, TX 77331<br> Phone: 936.653.2324&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death records from 1888, <br>land and probate records from 1800’s, military discharge records<br> from 1919 &amp; court records from 1907; District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), San Jacinto County, Texas. Page 673 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>&nbsp;  
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[http://www.texasescapes.com/EastTexasTowns/Coldspring-Texas-San-Jacinto-County-Courthouse.htm San Jacinto County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 669<br> Cold Spring, TX 77331<br> Phone: 936.653.2324&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death records from 1888, <br>land and probate records from 1800’s, military discharge records<br> from 1919 &amp; court records from 1907; District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), San Jacinto County, Texas. Page 673 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>&nbsp;  
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'''County Clerk'''
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1 State Hwy. 150, Room 2
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Coldspring 77331<br>Phone: 936-653-2324
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'''District Clerk'''
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1 State Hwy 150; Rm 4<br>Coldspring 77331<br>Phone: 936-653-2909<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
The first post office was established in 1847.  
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'''1847--'''The first post office was established in 1847.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1870--'''San Jacinto County was created 13 August 1869 from [[Liberty County, Texas|Liberty]], [[Montgomery County, Texas|Montgomery]], [[Polk County, Texas|Polk]], and [[Walker County, Texas|Walker]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Coldspring <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1870--'''San Jacinto County was created 13 August 1869 from [[Liberty County, Texas Genealogy|Liberty]], [[Montgomery County, Texas Genealogy|Montgomery]], [[Polk County, Texas Genealogy|Polk]], and [[Walker County, Texas Genealogy|Walker]] Counties.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Coldspring <ref>''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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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, San Jacinto, Point Blank|place|disp=Point Blank}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Liberty County, Texas|Liberty]]  
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[[Liberty County, Texas Genealogy|Liberty]] {{•}} [[Montgomery County, Texas Genealogy|Montgomery]] {{•}} [[Polk County, Texas Genealogy|Polk]] {{•}} [[Trinity County, Texas Genealogy|Trinity]] {{•}} [[Walker County, Texas Genealogy|Walker]]  
*[[Montgomery County, Texas|Montgomery]]  
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<center>{{TX SAN JACINTO County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Polk County, Texas|Polk]]  
 
*[[Trinity County, Texas|Trinity]]  
 
*[[Walker County, Texas|Walker]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
 
Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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| bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" width="31%" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=46&GScnty=2723&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
| bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" width="31%" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|472126|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2723 FindAGrave]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/san_jacinto-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Findagrave.com]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Cemeteries%2C+San+Jacinto+County%2C+Texas WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/sanjacinto.html Tombstone Project]
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | {{FHL|472126|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2723 Findagrave.com ]  
 
 
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]  
[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/SanJacinto/ListSanJacinto.html Cemeteries of TX]
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Cemeteries%2C+San+Jacinto+County%2C+Texas WorldCat]
 
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]  
 
 
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/sanjacinto/sanjactoc.htm GenWeb Archives]  
[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/san-jacinto/san-jacinto-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]  
 
 
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Texas&county=San%20Jacinto&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22779&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=32&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.sanjacintocountygenealogy.com/cemetery.htm TXGenWeb]
[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/SanJacinto/ListSanJacinto.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
[http://www.namesinstone.com/Default.aspx Names in Stone]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.  
 
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
 
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160287 Pine Valley Cemetery, New Waverly] BillionGraves
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=107293 Purkerson Cemetery, Cleveland] BillionGraves
 
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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|1990 |16372
 
|1990 |16372
 
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|2000 |22246
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==== Church ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sanjacinto/census/1880/1880sj.txt '''1880''' Census, Cold Spring, San Jacinto Co., TX] - USGenWeb Archives Project
{{TX Church Intro}}
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==== Church ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}  
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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 ====
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==== Land ====
{{TX Land}}
 
  
==== Local Histories ====
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{{TX Land}}
{{TX County Histories}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sanjacinto/land/abstract.txt Original Land Owners of Texas] - USGenWeb Archives Project
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==== Local Histories ====
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{{TX County Histories}}  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.  
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[[Image:Txsanjacinto.jpg|300px|Txsanjacinto.jpg]] <br> <br>
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
==== Newspapers ====
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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 $
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|San Jacinto}}
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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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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=====Civil War=====
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index 
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*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
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=====World War I=====
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*'''1917 - 1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2202707|Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Newspapers ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|San Jacinto}}  
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==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records 1800-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — 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://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] ~ Ancestry.com (subscription)
  
==== Probate ====
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==== Taxation  ====
{{TX Probate Intro}}
 
  
==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}  
{{TX Tax Intro}}
 
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
{{TX Vital Intro}}
 
  
*[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.
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[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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===== Birth  =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*'''1840-1981''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981] - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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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 $
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*'''1837-1973''' [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
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*'''1837-1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803987 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 ]&nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection''<br>''
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*'''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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*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
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===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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*'''1890-1976''' [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 Family Search and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
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*'''1890-1976''' [http://www.footnote.com Footnote.com] ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_479/texas_death_certificates Texas Death Certificates 1890-1976] available online.
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*'''1903-1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681049 Texas, Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~ FamilySearch records collection
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*'''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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*'''1903-2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1949337 Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000]&nbsp; &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection
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*'''1964-1998''' [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.<br>
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*'''1977-1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1968-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968 - 2005]&nbsp; (index)&nbsp; -&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors<br>
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*'''1968-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2038378 Texas Divorce Index &nbsp;1968-2010] &nbsp; &nbsp;FamilySearch records<br>
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*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1968-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
== Web Sites ==
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'''San Jacinto County Heritage Societ'''y<br>PO Box 505<br> Coldspring, Texas 77331<br> [http://oldtowncoldspring.tripod.com/oldtown.html Website]<br><br>
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=== Family History Centers ===
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[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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== Websites  ==
  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+San+Jacinto|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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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.sanjacintocountygenealogy.com/ San Jacinto County] - TXGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/sanjacinto/sanjactoc.htm USGenWeb Arcbhives Project ]
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*{{FHL|Texas San Jacinto|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} — The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications)  This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 18:19, 3 October 2017

United States
Texas
San Jacinto County


Guide to San Jacinto 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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Founded 13 August, 1870
County Seat Coldspring
Courthouse
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Address San Jacinto County Courthouse
PO Box 669
Cold Spring, TX 77331
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San Jacinto County's civil records start the following years:

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903  1870    1880  1851  1876 

County Courthouse

1915--On 30 March 1915 the wooden courthouse burned.

San Jacinto County Courthouse
PO Box 669
Cold Spring, TX 77331
Phone: 936.653.2324 

County Clerk has birth, marriage, and death records from 1888,
land and probate records from 1800’s, military discharge records
from 1919 & court records from 1907; District Clerk has divorce records[1] 

County Clerk

1 State Hwy. 150, Room 2

Coldspring 77331
Phone: 936-653-2324

District Clerk

1 State Hwy 150; Rm 4
Coldspring 77331
Phone: 936-653-2909

History

1847--The first post office was established in 1847.

Parent County

1870--San Jacinto County was created 13 August 1869 from Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, and Walker Counties.

  • County seat: Coldspring [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Liberty  • Montgomery  • Polk  • Trinity  • Walker

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Resources

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
FindAGrave Family History Library FindAGrave
Linkpendium WorldCat Tombstone Project
Billion Graves (name) Cemeteries of TX
GenWeb Archives Texas Cemeteries
Billion Graves (cemetery) Epodunk
TXGenWeb
Names in Stone
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 6,186
1890 7,360 19.0%
1900 10,277 39.6%
1910 9,542 −7.2%
1920 9,867 3.4%
1930 9,711 −1.6%
1940 9,056 −6.7%
1950 7,172 −20.8%
1960 6,153 −14.2%
1970 6,702 8.9%
1980 11,434 70.6%
1990 16,372 43.2%
2000 22,246 35.9%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.











Church

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

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.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for San Jacinto 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

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Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War
World War I

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as San Jacinto County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).

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.

Online 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.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

San Jacinto County Heritage Society
PO Box 505
Coldspring, Texas 77331
Website

Family History Centers

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.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), San Jacinto County, Texas. Page 673 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).