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== Collection Time Period  ==
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This index covers events from 1840 through 1981.
 
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:
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This index is an electronic index for the years 1840 to 1981. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.  
 
 
*Family Records
 
*Church Records
 
*Civil Registration
 
 
 
This index is not complete for any particular place or region.  
 
 
 
=== Record Content  ===
 
 
 
'''The key genealogical facts found in birth index entries may include:'''
 
 
 
*Name of the child
 
*Gender
 
*Names of the parents
 
*Birth date
 
*Birthplace
 
*Christening date (if the source is a church record)
 
*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
 
 
 
 
 
== Coverage Table  ==
 
 
 
This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.  
 
  
Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.<br><br>
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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.  
  
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! align="center" scope="col" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Locality'''
 
! align="center" scope="col" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Births and Christenings, 1828-1939'''
 
! align="center" scope="col" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Marriages, 1796-1950'''
 
! align="center" scope="col" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Deaths and Burials, 1874-1955'''
 
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| Anderson
 
| 114
 
| 16,875
 
| 7,186
 
|-
 
| Bedford
 
| 0
 
| 28,017
 
| 8,735
 
|-
 
| Benton
 
| 2,322
 
| 11,636
 
| 3,511
 
|-
 
| Bledsoe
 
| 0
 
| 1,095
 
| 1,358
 
|-
 
| Blount
 
| 1,216
 
| 34,889
 
| 11,540
 
|-
 
| Bradley
 
| 179
 
| 9,173
 
| 11,079
 
|-
 
| Campbell
 
| 0
 
| 9,538
 
| 6,223
 
|-
 
| Cannon
 
| 136
 
| 5,284
 
| 3,097
 
|-
 
| Carroll
 
| 2,962
 
| 11,368
 
| 8,321
 
|-
 
| Carter
 
| 2,806
 
| 6,284
 
| 9,072
 
|-
 
| Cheatham
 
| 726
 
| 2,730
 
| 2,130
 
|-
 
| Chester
 
| 0
 
| 3,211
 
| 2,747
 
|-
 
| Claiborne
 
| 0
 
| 14,637
 
| 3,896
 
|-
 
| Clay
 
| 0
 
| 4,662
 
| 1,979
 
|-
 
| Cocke
 
| 0
 
| 6,067
 
| 8,477
 
|-
 
| Coffee
 
| 126
 
| 17,480
 
| 6,302
 
|-
 
| Crockett
 
| 0
 
| 7,818
 
| 5,975
 
|-
 
| Cumberland
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 2,449
 
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| Davidson
 
| 26,841
 
| 193,992
 
| 198,397
 
|-
 
| Decatur
 
| 278
 
| 4,864
 
| 372
 
|-
 
| DeKalb
 
| 0
 
| 13,012
 
| 7,147
 
|-
 
| Dickson
 
| 0
 
| 13,739
 
| 6,911
 
|-
 
| Dyer
 
| 0
 
| 19,735
 
| 11,736
 
|-
 
| Fayette
 
| 161
 
| 19,647
 
| 10,880
 
|-
 
| Fentress
 
| 0
 
| 852
 
| 1,299
 
|-
 
| Franklin
 
| 2,417
 
| 32,549
 
| 7,607
 
|-
 
| Gibson
 
| 4,133
 
| 36,202
 
| 17,480
 
|-
 
| Giles
 
| 0
 
| 21,661
 
| 9,920
 
|-
 
| Grainger
 
| 973
 
| 16,942
 
| 4,538
 
|-
 
| Greene
 
| 15,624
 
| 14,616
 
| 20,897
 
|-
 
| Grundy
 
| 0
 
| 7,800
 
| 1,932
 
|-
 
| Hamblen
 
| 0
 
| 6,821
 
| 7,579
 
|-
 
| Hamilton
 
| 5,721
 
| 39,270
 
| 92,013
 
|-
 
| Hancock
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 2,306
 
|-
 
| Hardeman
 
| 3,999
 
| 21,853
 
| 12,098
 
|-
 
| Hardin
 
| 0
 
| 11,041
 
| 3,709
 
|-
 
| Hawkins
 
| 0
 
| 10,980
 
| 5,709
 
|-
 
| Haywood
 
| 1,962
 
| 11,221
 
| 11,887
 
|-
 
| Henderson
 
| 0
 
| 3,783
 
| 5,379
 
|-
 
| Henry
 
| 11,363
 
| 28,949
 
| 9,744
 
|-
 
| Hickman
 
| 0
 
| 6,726
 
| 2,783
 
|-
 
| Houston
 
| 0
 
| 6,537
 
| 1,354
 
|-
 
| Humphreys
 
| 0
 
| 6,601
 
| 3,408
 
|-
 
| Jackson
 
| 0
 
| 5,237
 
| 5,702
 
|-
 
| Jefferson
 
| 572
 
| 15,561
 
| 6,236
 
|-
 
| Johnson
 
| 0
 
| 9,875
 
| 3,143
 
|-
 
| Knox
 
| 11,662
 
| 63,587
 
| 80,056
 
|-
 
| Lake  
 
| 0
 
| 3,603
 
| 2,891
 
|-
 
| Lauderdale
 
| 0
 
| 18,591
 
| 8,014
 
|-
 
| Lawrence
 
| 1,389
 
| 18,827
 
| 8,157
 
|-
 
| Lewis
 
| 591
 
| 5,204
 
| 1,728
 
|-
 
| Lincoln
 
| 764
 
| 13,169
 
| 9,430
 
|-
 
| Loudon
 
| 6,381
 
| 8,948
 
| 8,383
 
|-
 
| Macon
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 4,517
 
|-
 
| Madison
 
| 0
 
| 38,410
 
| 28,802
 
|-
 
| Marion
 
| 124
 
| 3,549
 
| 4,532
 
|-
 
| Marshall
 
| 0
 
| 13,819
 
| 6,885
 
|-
 
| Maury
 
| 259
 
| 47,281
 
| 16,480
 
|-
 
| McMinn
 
| 0
 
| 13,575
 
| 10,047
 
|-
 
| McNairy
 
| 0
 
| 12,703
 
| 4,897
 
|-
 
| Meigs
 
| 682
 
| 9,909
 
| 1,382
 
|-
 
| Monroe
 
| 1,766
 
| 15,290
 
| 6,899
 
|-
 
| Montgomery
 
| 0
 
| 41,699
 
| 14,133
 
|-
 
| Moore
 
| 502
 
| 4,674
 
| 1,588
 
|-
 
| Morgan
 
| 967
 
| 6,098
 
| 3,883
 
|-
 
| Obion
 
| 0
 
| 17,650
 
| 11,280
 
|-
 
| Overton
 
| 0
 
| 9,745
 
| 4,273
 
|-
 
| Perry
 
| 1,999
 
| 17,108
 
| 2,289
 
|-
 
| Pickett
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
| 835
 
|-
 
| Polk
 
| 0
 
| 4,020
 
| 3,494
 
|-
 
| Putnam
 
| 0
 
| 7,704
 
| 6,932
 
|-
 
| Rhea
 
| 0
 
| 18,499
 
| 5,257
 
|-
 
| Roane
 
| 0
 
| 27,838
 
| 11,230
 
|-
 
| Robertson
 
| 1,373
 
| 29,418
 
| 10,485
 
|-
 
| Rutherford
 
| 12,512
 
| 45,191
 
| 15,407
 
|-
 
| Scott
 
| 0
 
| 8,252
 
| 3,168
 
|-
 
| Sequatchie
 
| 367
 
| 2,856
 
| 1,017
 
|-
 
| Sevier
 
| 0
 
| 12,819
 
| 6,846
 
|-
 
| Shelby
 
| 0
 
| 13,345
 
| 199,786
 
|-
 
| Smith
 
| 2,022
 
| 41,756
 
| 6,325
 
|-
 
| Stewart
 
| 1,822
 
| 12,891
 
| 4,153
 
|-
 
| Sullivan
 
| 217
 
| 21,506
 
| 18,246
 
|-
 
| Sumner
 
| 288
 
| 25,246
 
| 9,996
 
|-
 
| Tennessee
 
| 71,118
 
| 39,613
 
| 30,141
 
|-
 
| Tipton
 
| 0
 
| 25,494
 
| 8,136
 
|-
 
| Trousdale
 
| 0
 
| 393
 
| 1,949
 
|-
 
| Unicoi
 
| 0
 
| 2,448
 
| 3,729
 
|-
 
| Union
 
| 0
 
| 4,201
 
| 2,586
 
|-
 
| Van Buren
 
| 0
 
| 2,929
 
| 429
 
|-
 
| Warren
 
| 869
 
| 11,824
 
| 7,065
 
|-
 
| Washington
 
| 0
 
| 47,059
 
| 21,746
 
|-
 
| Wayne
 
| 841
 
| 9,916
 
| 2,962
 
|-
 
| Weakley
 
| 0
 
| 23,202
 
| 11,113
 
|-
 
| White
 
| 636
 
| 12,972
 
| 5,243
 
|-
 
| Williamson
 
| 139
 
| 32,108
 
| 7,560
 
|-
 
| Wilson
 
| 1,417
 
| 31,499
 
| 9,649
 
|-
 
| Total
 
| 211,072
 
| 1,691,768
 
| 1,232,274
 
|}
 
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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[[Texas Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.
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== Record Content and Use ==
  
In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.  
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For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
  
=== Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection ===
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== Related Websites  ==
  
Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:
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*[http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/ Texas Department of State Health Services]
 
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*[http://www.fold3.com/documents/16155056/texas_birth_certificates/ Texas Birth Certificates at Fold3.com]
*[[IGI]]
 
*[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]
 
*[[IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America]]
 
 
 
If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number Family History Library Catalog].
 
 
 
== Record History  ==
 
 
 
For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This is an index of some births throughout Texas. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.  
 
 
 
=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
 
 
 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored this index to help individuals find information about their ancestors.
 
 
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
 
 
Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Texas.  
 
 
 
== Related Web Sites  ==
 
 
 
This section of the article is incomplete. You can help FamilySearch Wiki by supplying links to related websites here.
 
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Texas_Vital_Records Texas Vital Records]  
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*[[Texas|Texas]]
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*[[Texas History|Texas History]]
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*[[Texas Vital Records|Texas Vital Records]]
  
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
 
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== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
 
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
When you copy information from the record, you should also 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 do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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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.  
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched in found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections|How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]]
 
  
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record 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]].&nbsp;
  
*"Texas Birth and Christenings, 1840-1981." index, ''FamilySearch'' ([http://familysearch.org]): accessed April 7, 2011. Entry for John William Jones, born 13 January 1908; citing Birth Records, FHL microfilm 1481004; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
[[Texas, Mills County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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"Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981," &nbsp;database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F657-CGZ&nbsp;: accessed 4 April 2012), John William (1908). Index based on the International Genealogical Index, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. FHL digital index. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  
 
[[Category:Texas|Vital]]
 
[[Category:Texas|Vital]]

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Record Description

This index is an electronic index for the years 1840 to 1981. It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

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, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content and Use

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


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, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981,"  database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F657-CGZ : accessed 4 April 2012), John William (1908). Index based on the International Genealogical Index, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. FHL digital index. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.