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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
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This Collection will include records from 1903 to 2000.
  
 
The collection consists of indexes to deaths from the Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit in Austin. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.  
 
The collection consists of indexes to deaths from the Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit in Austin. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
  
The following citation explains the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records:  
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{{Collection citation | text= "Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000." Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. From "Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000. Index. " Index. <i>Ancestry.com</i>. www.ancestry.com : 2006. Citing Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit, Austin.}}
  
{{Collection citation | text =<!--bibdescbegin-->"Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000." ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org). Index provided by Ancestry.com. Salt Lake City, Utah.<!--bibdescend--> }}
 
  
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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[[Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000 (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
  
== Record Content ==
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== Record Content ==
  
 
The index lists the following information:  
 
The index lists the following information:  
  
*Age at Death
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*Name of deceased
*Estimated Birth Year
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*Title
*DGS Number
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*Date of death
*Date of Death
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*Death place
*Certificate Number or page number
 
*GSU Film Number
 
*Image number
 
*Name of Deceased
 
*Name of Father
 
*Name of Mother
 
*Name of Spouse
 
*Place of Death  
 
 
*Sex  
 
*Sex  
*Page Number
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*Marital status
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*Certificate number
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to deaths make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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To begin your search it is helpful to know the name of the deceased and some other identifying information such as death date or place.
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==== Search the Collection  ====
  
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
  
*The name of the person at the time of death
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].
*The place where the death occurred
 
*The approximate death date
 
  
Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestor in the death records. Compare the information in the death record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.  
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==== Using the Information  ====
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:
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*Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
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*Use the death date, place of death or certificate number to locate your ancestor in the death reacords
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==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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*'''This is only an index.''' The death records are in a seperate collection. Once you have found your ancestor in the index you should use the information to search for them in the death records.
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*Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have died in the same place or nearby.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
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*Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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*Check for variant spellings of the names.
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*Look for a different index. There are multiple death indexes available on FamilySearch. In addition, local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
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*Try searching the death records rather than the index.
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
[http://www.deathindexes.com/texas/ Online Texas Death Indexes and Records]
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[http://www.deathindexes.com/texas/ Online Texas Death Indexes and Records]  
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection ===
  
 
"Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000," index, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VZC8-QHB: accessed 4 April 2012), Cecil Henderson (1964).  
 
"Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000," index, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VZC8-QHB: accessed 4 April 2012), Cecil Henderson (1964).  
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
  
 
[[Category:Texas|Vital Records]]
 
[[Category:Texas|Vital Records]]

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Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1903 to 2000.

The collection consists of indexes to deaths from the Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit in Austin. The index is provided by Ancestry.com.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. From "Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000. Index. " Index. Ancestry.com. www.ancestry.com : 2006. Citing Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit, Austin.


Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The index lists the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Title
  • Date of death
  • Death place
  • Sex
  • Marital status
  • Certificate number

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the name of the deceased and some other identifying information such as death date or place.

Search the Collection

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:

  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
  • Use the death date, place of death or certificate number to locate your ancestor in the death reacords

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • This is only an index. The death records are in a seperate collection. Once you have found your ancestor in the index you should use the information to search for them in the death records.
  • Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have died in the same place or nearby.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the names.
  • Look for a different index. There are multiple death indexes available on FamilySearch. In addition, local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Try searching the death records rather than the index.

Related Websites

Online Texas Death Indexes and Records

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VZC8-QHB: accessed 4 April 2012), Cecil Henderson (1964).