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{{Texas-stub}} ''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties T|Counties T]] &gt;&nbsp;Tarrant County'' <br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas Counties T|Counties T]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Tarrant County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Tarrant County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{TXDC}}
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<br>{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Tarrant County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| county_map = Tx-tarrant.png
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1849
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| founded date = December 20
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| seat wl = Fort Worth
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}}
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:TexasTarrantCourthouse.jpg|right|400px]]
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[http://www.tarrantcounty.com/egov/site/default.asp Tarrant County Courthouse]<br> 100 W Weatherford Rm 130<br> Fort Worth, TX 76196<br>Phone: 817.884.1195&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, land and probate records from 1876<br>&nbsp;and death records from 1903; District Clerk has divorce and court records<br> 1860 census&nbsp;missing<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tarrant County, Texas. Page 674 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== &nbsp;&nbsp;Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://teafor2.com/JohnsonStation.htm Johnson Station Cemetery]&nbsp; Alphabetical listing with grave marker photos
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtarran/cemetery/dar-index.htm Tarrant County DAR&nbsp;Burial Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtarran/cemetery/ceminfo.htm Tarrant County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; indexes, maps, transcriptions&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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===== Individual cemeteries  =====
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BillionGraves:
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=102197 Crowley Cemetery, Crowley]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=160007 Emerald Hills Cemetery, Kennedale]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=102351 Everman Cemetery, Fort Worth]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=102635 Hawkins Cemetery, Arlington]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=102755 Hudson Cemetery, Mansfield]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=102920 Laurel Land Memorial Park, Fort Worth]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=103300 Oak Grove Cemetery, Rendon]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=103881 Skyvue Cemetery, Rendon]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=103994 Tate Cemetery, Arlington]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104124 Walnut Creek Cemetery, Rendon]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106970 White Cemetery, Fort Worth]
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[http://teafor2.com/JohnsonStation.htm <br>]
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==== Census  ====
  
*[http://teafor2.com/JohnsonStation.htm Johnson Station Cemetery]&nbsp; Alphabetical listing with grave marker photos
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtarran/census/1850-census.htm 1850 Census of Tarrant County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtarran/census/1880-mortality.htm 1880 Tarrant County Mortality Schedules&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1297704975241_229" />
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
 
==== 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  ====
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==== Directories  ====
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[http://www.fold3.com Fold3.com] ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_67/city_directories_dallas Dallas City Directories 1878-1823] (8 yrs. missing) available online.
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtarran/tcbooks.htm Tarrant County Bibliography]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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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  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtarran/military/hussars.htm Muster Roll] of the Tarrant County Hussars Mounted Infantry C.S.A., Tarrant County, Texas ~ TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtarran/military/civil_war_vets.htm Civil War Veteran's of Tarrant County&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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*[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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtarran/obits/obituaries.htm Tarrant County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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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)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
  
*[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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===== '''''Births'''''  =====
*[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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===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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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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===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
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*{{RecordSearch|1320964|Texas Deaths, 1890-1976}} (FamilySearch) - The name index was created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903 and in many counties prior to 1910. Fold3.com also has [http://www.fold3.com/title_479/texas_death_certificates Texas Deaths, 1890-1976] ($) available online.
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*{{RecordSearch|1375599|Texas Death Index, 1964-1998}} (FamilySearch) - Index to Texas statewide death certificates covering 4 million deaths since 1964.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.publiclibraries.com/texas/tarrant.htm Tarrant County Public Library Addresses and URLs]
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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]]
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*[[Arlington Texas Family History Center]]
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*[[Azle Texas Family History Center]]
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*[[Fort Worth Texas Family History Center]]
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*[[Hurst Texas Family History Center]]
  
 
== 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/tarrant/tarrtoc.htm Tarrant County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb &nbsp;Archives Project
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txtarran/ Tarrant County TXGenWeb]
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193935&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Tarrant&columns=*,0,0 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.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+Tarrant|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Guide to Tarrant County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Founded December 20, 1849
County Seat Fort Worth
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County Courthouse

Tarrant County Courthouse
100 W Weatherford Rm 130
Fort Worth, TX 76196
Phone: 817.884.1195 

County Clerk has birth, marriage, land and probate records from 1876
 and death records from 1903; District Clerk has divorce and court records
1860 census missing[1]

History

Tarrant County, Texas is located directly west and is adjacent to Dallas County, Texas  and the largest community in the county today is Fort Worth. The first settlement was in 1841.

Parent County

1849--Tarrant County was created 20 December 1849 from Navarro County. County seat: Fort Worth [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

  Cemeteries

Individual cemeteries

BillionGraves:



Census

Church

Court

Directories

Fold3.com ($) has Dallas City Directories 1878-1823 (8 yrs. missing) available online.

Land

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Tarrant 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

Military

Newspapers

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

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.

Births
Marriages
Deaths
  • Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 (FamilySearch) - The name index was created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903 and in many counties prior to 1910. Fold3.com also has Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 ($) available online.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tarrant County, Texas. Page 674 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).