Smith County, Texas Genealogy
|Smith County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
|Founded||April 11, 1846|
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Places / Localities
- Cemeteries of Smith County ~ alphabetical list ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- Smith County Cemetery Photographs ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- Smith County Military Grave Markers/Markings ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- Confederate Soldiers Buried in Smith County ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- Tombstone Transcription Project ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
- Texas Historic Cemeteries ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
- African American Cemeteries Online ~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
- Texas Escapes Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
- 1850 Census ~ transcription ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- 1860 Census ~ transcription ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- 1870 Census ~ transcription ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- 1880 Census ~ transcription ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- 1900 Census ~ transcription ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- 1910 Census ~ transcription ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- 1920 Census ~ transcription ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- 1930 Census ~ transcription ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- Presbyterian Beginnings in Smith County ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- St. James Baptist Church History ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- Mt. Zion Baptist Church ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- Lane's Chapel Methodist Church History and Records ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- Texas Christian Church Directory ~ ChurchAngel
- Catholic Parishes in Texas
Smith County 1972 from Historic Map Works
Smith County 1981 from Historic Map Works
Affidavits of Death and Heirship 1846 - 1909 ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
Deed/Land Records ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- Chronological History of Smith County, 1983 compiled by Donald W. Whisenhut for the Smith County Historical Society
- A History of Tyler and Smith County, 1948 by Albert Woldert. Read the book on line from The Portal to Texas History.
- Tyler & Smith County, Texas: An Historical Survey, 1978 by Robert W. Glover. Read the book online from The Portal to Texas History.
- Historical Atlas of Smith County, 1965
- A History of Smith County, Texas, North Texas State Teachers College Thesis by William R. Ward, 1944, overview of the history of Smith County. Read the thesis online from The Portal to Texas History.
- The Bullard Area-Its History and People, 1800–1977 by the Bullard Community Library Commission.
- Smith County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
- Some Biographies of Old Settlers ~ excerpts from publication ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- A History of Smith County ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- City of Tyler Sanborn Insurance Maps for 1877, 1885, 1889, 1898, 1902, 1907, 1912 & 1919. Scroll down the page until you get to Tyler. There are several sheets to each map.
- Smith County Maps: 1853 1872 1880 1905 from the Portal to Texas History.
- Smith County 1903 Map from Historic Map Works.
- Smith County General Highway Map 1939
- Smith County General Highway Map 1961
- 1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith & Trinity at www.rootsweb.com
- Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
- Fallen Heroes ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
- Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
- Home Town News - Texas Newspaper Index with links
- Newslink - Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
- The Olden Times - Historic Texas News Online
- Obituary Resources ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~ Hidden Ancestors
- USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project ~ Texas
- Afrigeneas ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
- Obituary Depot ~ Texas Newspaper Citations
- Obituary Project ~ Hidden Ancestors
- Obituary Daily Times ~ Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
- Smith County Wills and Probate ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records ~ Ancestry.com (subscription)
- 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.
- Texas Marriage Records 1966 - 2005 ~ Hidden Ancestors
- Texas Divorce Records 1968 - 2005 ~ Hidden Ancestors
- USGenWeb Census Project ~ Texas 1850 - 1930
Societies and Libraries
Tyler Public Library
201 S College Ave
Tyler, TX 75702
Phone: (903) 593-7323
Whitehouse Community Library
107 Bascom Rd
Whitehouse, TX 75791
Phone: (903) 839-2949
Cameron-J Jarvis Troup Municipal Library
102 S Georgia
Troup, TX 75789
200 E Hubbard St
Lindale, TX 75771
Phone: (903) 882-1900
Bullard Community Library
211 W Main St
Bullard, TX 75757
Phone: (903) 894-6125
Noonday Community Library
16662 Cr 196
Tyler, TX 75703
Phone: (903) 939-0540
East Texas Genealogical Society
PO Box 6967
Tyler TX 75711-6967
Society Hill ~ Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
- Smith County ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
- Hidden Ancestors Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
- USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
- Family History Library Catalog
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).