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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties T|Counties T]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Travis County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Travis County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Travis 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 Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
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==== Travis County, Texas Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1903
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1840
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1840
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
[http://www.co.travis.tx.us/ Travis County Courthouse] <br>100 Guadalupe Street #222<br> PO Box 1748<br> Austin, Texas 78767<br> Phone: 512.473.9188<br><br> County Clerk has birth and death records<br> from 1903, marriage, probate, court and<br> land records from 1840<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Travis County, Texas. Page 675 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.co.travis.tx.us/ Travis County Courthouse] <br>100 Guadalupe Street #222<br> PO Box 1748<br> Austin, Texas 78767<br> Phone: 512.473.9188<br><br> County Clerk has birth and death records<br> from 1903, marriage, probate, court and<br> land records from 1840<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Travis County, Texas. Page 675 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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'''County Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 149325<br>Austin 78714-9325<br>Phone: 512-854-9188
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'''District Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 679003<br>Austin 78767<br>Phone: 512-854-9737<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1840--'''Travis County was created 25 January 1840 from [[Bastrop County, Texas|Bastrop ]]County. '''County seat:''' Austin <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1840--'''Travis County was created 25 January 1840 from [[Bastrop County, Texas Genealogy|Bastrop ]]County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Austin <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.
  
[http://www.gendisasters.com/tx/ Texas Disasters]  
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[http://www.gendisasters.com/tx/ Texas Disasters]
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Travis, Austin|place|disp=Austin}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Travis, Cedar Valley|place|disp=Cedar Valley}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Travis, Elgin|place|disp=Elgin}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Travis, Mud|place|disp=Mud}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Travis, Oak Hill|place|disp=Oak Hill}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Travis, Round Rock|place|disp=Round Rock}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Travis, Webberville|place|disp=Webberville}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*Austin
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bastrop County, Texas|Bastrop]]  
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[[Bastrop County, Texas Genealogy|Bastrop]] {{•}} [[Blanco County, Texas Genealogy|Blanco]] {{•}} [[Burnet County, Texas Genealogy|Burnet]] {{•}} [[Caldwell County, Texas Genealogy|Caldwell]] {{•}} [[Hays County, Texas Genealogy|Hays]] {{•}} [[Williamson County, Texas Genealogy|Williamson]]  
*[[Blanco County, Texas|Blanco]]  
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<center>{{TX TRAVIS County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Burnet County, Texas|Burnet]]  
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== Resources  ==
*[[Caldwell County, Texas|Caldwell]]  
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*[[Hays County, Texas|Hays]]  
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==== African American  ====
*[[Williamson County, Texas|Williamson]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records](images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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="#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=2746&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|644673|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2746 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/travis-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Cemeteries%2C+Travis+county%2C+Texas WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/travis.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Travis/ListTravis.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/travis/cemeteries.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/travis/travis-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
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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=Travis&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=227 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/travisph.html TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22802&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=65&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://interment.net/us/tx/travis.htm Interment]
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''Additional Cemetery Sources''
  
 
*[http://austintxgensoc.org/cemeteries/ Travis County Cemetery Project] ~ &nbsp;Austin Genealogical Society  
 
*[http://austintxgensoc.org/cemeteries/ Travis County Cemetery Project] ~ &nbsp;Austin Genealogical Society  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/travis/cemeteries.htm Cemeteries of Travis County] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project, transcriptions and photos
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*[http://www.preservationtexas.org/endangered/historic-texas-cemeteries/ Historic Texas Cemeteries]
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2746 FindAGrave ]&nbsp;~ &nbsp;Transcriptions and partial transcriptions for Travis County cemeteries &nbsp;
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/TexasCemeteries.html Texas Cemeteries] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;Hidden Ancestors (links to transcriptions and information on most major Texas cemeteries)
*[http://interment.net/us/tx/travis.htm Interment.net] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;Transcriptions and partial transcriptions for Travis County cemeteries &nbsp;(limited list)
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/TexasCemeteries.html Texas Cemeteries] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;Hidden Ancestors (links to transcriptions and information on most major Texas cemeteries)  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106782 Assumption Cemetery, Austin]&nbsp;- Billion Graves
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=103187 Mount Calvary Cemetery, Austin]&nbsp;- Billion Graves
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106902 Oak Hill Cemetery, Oak Hill]&nbsp; - &nbsp;Billion Graves
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=144050 State Cemetery of Texas, Austin]&nbsp; - &nbsp;Billion Graves
 
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
[http://austintxgensoc.org/records/baptisms-and-burials-of-st-davids-episcopal-church-austin-texas/ Baptisms of the First Southern Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas 1875-1893]&nbsp; - &nbsp;Austin Genealogical Society<br>[http://austintxgensoc.org/records/baptisms-and-burials-of-st-davids-episcopal-church-austin-texas/ Baptisms and Burials for St. David’s Episcopal Church, Austin, Texas: Parish Register 1859-1866]&nbsp; - &nbsp;Austin Genealogical Society  
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*'''1859-1866''' [http://austintxgensoc.org/records/baptisms-and-burials-of-st-davids-episcopal-church-austin-texas/ Baptisms and Burials for St. David’s Episcopal Church, Austin, Texas: Parish Register 1859-1866] - Austin Genealogical Society
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*'''1875-1893''' [http://austintxgensoc.org/records/baptisms-and-burials-of-st-davids-episcopal-church-austin-texas/ Baptisms of the First Southern Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas] - Austin Genealogical Society  
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===== The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  =====
  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
 
LDS Ward and Branch Records  
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*Austin  
 
*Austin  
 
*Austin Texas Oak Hills Stake
 
*Austin Texas Oak Hills Stake
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===== Lutheran  =====
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Garfield, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
[http://austintxgensoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/1850TXcen.txt 1850 Texas Census Records]&nbsp; - &nbsp;Austin Genealogical Society<br>[http://austintxgensoc.org/1860-travis-county-mortality-schedule/ 1860 Travis County Mortality Schedule]&nbsp;&nbsp; - Austin Genealogical Society<br>[http://austintxgensoc.org/records/1870-travis-county-mortality-schedule/ 1870 Travis County Mortality Schedule]&nbsp;&nbsp; - Austin Genealogical Society<br>[http://austintxgensoc.org/records/1873-voter-registration-list/ 1873 Voter Registration List]&nbsp;&nbsp;- Austin Genealogical Society<br>[http://austintxgensoc.org/records/1875-austin-census/ 1875 Austin Census]&nbsp;&nbsp;- Austin Genealogical Society<br>[http://austintxgensoc.org/records/1892-voter-registration-list/ 1892 Voter Registration List]&nbsp;&nbsp;- Austin Genealogical Society  
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{{US Census population
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|1850= 3138
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|1860= 8080
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|1870= 13153
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|1880= 27028
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|1890= 36322
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|1900= 47386
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|1910= 55620
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|1920= 57616
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|1930= 77777
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|1940= 111053
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|1950= 160980
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|1960= 212136
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|1970= 295516
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|1980= 419573
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|1990= 576407
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|2000= 812280
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|2010= 1024266
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[http://austintxgensoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/1850TXcen.txt '''1850''' Texas Census Records] - Austin Genealogical Society<br>[http://austintxgensoc.org/1860-travis-county-mortality-schedule/ '''1860''' Travis County Mortality Schedule] - Austin Genealogical Society<br>[http://austintxgensoc.org/records/1870-travis-county-mortality-schedule/ '''1870''' Travis County Mortality Schedule] - Austin Genealogical Society<br>[http://austintxgensoc.org/records/1873-voter-registration-list/ '''1873''' Voter Registration List] - Austin Genealogical Society<br>[http://austintxgensoc.org/records/1875-austin-census/ '''1875''' Austin Census] - Austin Genealogical Society<br>[http://austintxgensoc.org/records/1892-voter-registration-list/ '''1892''' Voter Registration List] - Austin Genealogical Society
  
 
==== City Directories<br>  ====
 
==== City Directories<br>  ====
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Austin City Directories, digital books online from The Portal to Texas History:  
 
Austin City Directories, digital books online from The Portal to Texas History:  
  
[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth38126 1872-1873] | [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46838 1877-1878] | [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39151 1881-1882] | [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46837 1885-1886] | [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39150 1889-1890] | [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth61099 1893-1894] | [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39149 1897-1898] | [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth61100 1900-1901] | [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46836 1906-1907] | [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46835 1912-1913] | [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth38127 1918] | [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39153 1922]  
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[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth38126 '''1872-1873'''] | [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46838 '''1877-1878'''] | [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39151 '''1881-1882'''] | [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46837 '''1885-1886'''] | [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39150 '''1889-1890'''] | [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth61099 '''1893-1894'''] | [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39149 '''1897-1898'''] | [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth61100 '''1900-1901'''] | [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46836 '''1906-1907'''] | [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46835 '''1912-1913'''] | [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth38127 '''1918'''] | [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39153 '''1922''']
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1389983 Texas Naturalization Records &nbsp;1906-1999] &nbsp; ~ &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection  
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*'''1906-1999''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1389983 Texas Naturalization Records] ~ FamilySearch record collection
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/travis/land/travis.txt Original Land Owners of Texas - Travis County] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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{{TX Land}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/travis/land/travis.txt Original Land Owners of Texas - Travis County] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txtravis.jpg|300px|Txtravis.jpg]] <br> <br>
  
 
*[http://lib.utexas.edu/maps/austin_maps.html Austin, Texas Maps] from the Perry-Castenada Library Map collection.  
 
*[http://lib.utexas.edu/maps/austin_maps.html Austin, Texas Maps] from the Perry-Castenada Library Map collection.  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/TX/County/travis.htm 1895 US Atlas]&nbsp; ~ &nbsp;TXGenWeb Travis County  
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/TX/County/travis.htm '''1895''' US Atlas] ~ TXGenWeb Travis County  
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/TX/TX9map.html 1914 Counties Map] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;Rootsweb
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/texas-maps/tx-travis-county-texas-1897-map.html '''1897''' Travis County, Texas Map] with numerous small settlements. (My Genealogy Hound)<br>
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/TX/TX9map.html '''1914''' Counties Map] ~ Rootsweb
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932381 Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865] &nbsp;~ FamilySearch records collection
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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 $
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1932425 Texas, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/travis/military/civilwar/pensions/traviscsa.txt Travis County Civil War Pension Applications ]~ &nbsp;Travis County TXGenWeb  
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=====Mexican-American War=====
*[http://www.texasgenweb.org/travis/WW2.html WWII Casualties (Army and Air Force)] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;USGenWeb Travis County  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/travis/military/koreanwar/casualties.txt Korean War Casualties] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;Travis County TXGenWeb
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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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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/travis/military/civilwar/pensions/traviscsa.txt Travis County Civil War Pension Applications ]~ Travis County TXGenWeb  
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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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=====World War II=====
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*[http://www.texasgenweb.org/travis/WW2.html WWII Casualties (Army and Air Force)] ~ USGenWeb Travis County  
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=====Korean War=====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/travis/military/koreanwar/casualties.txt Korean War Casualties] ~ Travis County TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Travis}}
  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
[http://austintxgensoc.org/records/travis-county-obituaries/ Travis County Obituaries] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;Austin Genealogical Society  
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*[http://austintxgensoc.org/records/travis-county-obituaries/ Travis County Obituaries] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;Austin Genealogical Society  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/travis/travtoc.htm Travis County Obituaries] ~ &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project &nbsp;(limited list)
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==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/travis/travtoc.htm Travis County Obituaries] ~ &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project &nbsp;(limited list)
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
==== Probate ====
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*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records}} 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] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1827575 Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910]&nbsp; ~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection  
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
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*'''1846-1910''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1827575 Texas, County Tax Rolls] ~ FamilySearch records collection
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
===== '''''Births''''' =====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
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===== Births  =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*'''1840-1981''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981]&nbsp; ~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935]&nbsp; ~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1949342 Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997]&nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection
  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935]&nbsp; ~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection
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===== Marriages  =====
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1949342 Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997]&nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981]&nbsp; ~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection
 
  
===== '''''Marriages'''''  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''  
  
*''[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''  
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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  
*[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''
*[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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*'''1837-1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch.&nbsp;&nbsp;Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.<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
  
===== '''''Deaths''''' =====
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===== Death =====
  
*[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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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
*[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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*[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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*'''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 FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
*[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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*'''1890-1976''' [http://www.footnote.com Footnote.com] ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_479/texas_death_certificates Texas Death Certificates 1890-1976] available online.
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976]&nbsp; &nbsp; ~ FamilySearch records collection  
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*'''1890-1976''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976]&nbsp; &nbsp; ~ FamilySearch records collection  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1930157 Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~ FamilySearch records collection
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*'''1903-1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681049 Texas, Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~ FamilySearch records collection  
*[http://www.footnote.com Footnote.com] ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_479/texas_death_certificates Texas Death Certificates 1890-1976] available online.
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*'''1903-1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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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.
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*'''1977-1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/travis/mortuary.htm Travis County Mortuary Records] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/travis/mortuary.htm Travis County Mortuary Records] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
===== '''''Divorce''''' =====
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===== Divorce  =====
  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2038378 Texas Divorce Index &nbsp;1968-2010] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection
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*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1968-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2038378 Texas Divorce Index &nbsp;1968-2010] &nbsp; &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection  
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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 $
  
 
==== Events  ====
 
==== Events  ====
  
[[Roots, Boots, & Brisket|Roots, Boots, &amp; Brisket]] - Annual family history conference co-sponsered by the Austin Texas Oak Hills Stake  
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*[[Roots, Boots and Brisket|Roots, Boots, &amp; Brisket]] - Annual family history conference co-sponsered by the Austin Texas Oak Hills Stake
  
 
== Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries<br>  ==
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'''Texian Heritage Society'''<br>15742 Fitzhugh Rd.<br>Austin 78736<br> [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/travis-county/#sthash.6LcRSIFe.dpuf Website]<br><br>
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'''German-Texan Heritage Society'''<br>507 E. 10th St.<br>PO Box 684171<br> Austin, TX 78768-4171<br> [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/travis-county/#sthash.6LcRSIFe.dpuf Website]<br><br>
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'''Catholic Archives of Texas'''<br>PO Box 13327<br> 1600 Congress Ave.<br> Austin, TX 78811-3327<br>[http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/travis-county/#sthash.6LcRSIFe.dpuf Website]<br><br>
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'''Barker Texas History Center'''<br>UT-Austin SRH 2, 101<br> Austin, TX 78713-7330 <br>[http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/travis-county/#sthash.6LcRSIFe.dpuf Website]<br><br>
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'''Austin Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 1507<br>Austin, TX 78767-1507<br> [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/travis-county/#sthash.6LcRSIFe.dpuf Website]<br><br>
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'''Manor Volunteer Library'''<br>601 West Carrie Manor St<br>Manor, Texas<br> Telephone Number: 512-278-0882<br>[http://www.main.org/mpl/etch.htm Website]<br><br> There is a small Heritage and History Collection at the Manor Volunteer Library.
  
 
*[http://www.austintxgensoc.org/index.php Austin Genealogy Society]  
 
*[http://www.austintxgensoc.org/index.php Austin Genealogy Society]  
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Austin Texas Family History Center]]
 
*[[Austin Texas Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
*[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://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county  
 
*[http://www.texasgenweb.org/travis/ Travis County USGenWeb] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;county record transcriptions and general information  
 
*[http://www.texasgenweb.org/travis/ Travis County USGenWeb] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;county record transcriptions and general information  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/travis/travtoc.htm USGenWeb Archives Collection] ~ &nbsp;Travis County records
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/travis/travtoc.htm USGenWeb Archives Collection] ~ &nbsp;Travis County records  
 
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*{{FHL|Texas Travis|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.
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Travis|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 18:20, 3 October 2017

United States
Texas
Travis County

Guide to Travis 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 January 25, 1840
County Seat Austin
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County Information


Travis County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1840 1850 1840 1840


County Courthouse

Travis County Courthouse
100 Guadalupe Street #222
PO Box 1748
Austin, Texas 78767
Phone: 512.473.9188

County Clerk has birth and death records
from 1903, marriage, probate, court and
land records from 1840[1]

County Clerk

P.O. Box 149325
Austin 78714-9325
Phone: 512-854-9188

District Clerk

P.O. Box 679003
Austin 78767
Phone: 512-854-9737

History

Parent County

1840--Travis County was created 25 January 1840 from Bastrop County.

  • County seat: Austin [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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


Texas Disasters

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

  • Austin

Neighboring Counties

Bastrop  • Blanco  • Burnet  • Caldwell  • Hays  • Williamson

Travis CountyWilliamson CountyBurnet CountyBlanco CountyHays CountyCaldwell CountyBastrop CountyTX TRAVIS.JPG
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Resources

African American

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) TX Gravestones
TXGenWeb Epodunk
Names in Stone Interment
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Sources

Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Austin
  • Austin Texas Oak Hills Stake
Lutheran
  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Garfield, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18503,138
18608,080157.5%
187013,15362.8%
188027,028105.5%
189036,32234.4%
190047,38630.5%
191055,62017.4%
192057,6163.6%
193077,77735.0%
1940111,05342.8%
1950160,98045.0%
1960212,13631.8%
1970295,51639.3%
1980419,57342.0%
1990576,40737.4%
2000812,28040.9%
20101,024,26626.1%

1850 Texas Census Records - Austin Genealogical Society
1860 Travis County Mortality Schedule - Austin Genealogical Society
1870 Travis County Mortality Schedule - Austin Genealogical Society
1873 Voter Registration List - Austin Genealogical Society
1875 Austin Census - Austin Genealogical Society
1892 Voter Registration List - Austin Genealogical Society

City Directories

Austin City Directories, digital books online from The Portal to Texas History:

1872-1873 | 1877-1878 | 1881-1882 | 1885-1886 | 1889-1890 | 1893-1894 | 1897-1898 | 1900-1901 | 1906-1907 | 1912-1913 | 1918 | 1922

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 Travis 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

Txtravis.jpg

Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War
World War I
World War II
Korean War

Newspapers

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

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


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.

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.

Births

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriages

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Events

Societies and Libraries

Texian Heritage Society
15742 Fitzhugh Rd.
Austin 78736
Website

German-Texan Heritage Society
507 E. 10th St.
PO Box 684171
Austin, TX 78768-4171
Website

Catholic Archives of Texas
PO Box 13327
1600 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78811-3327
Website

Barker Texas History Center
UT-Austin SRH 2, 101
Austin, TX 78713-7330
Website

Austin Genealogical Society
PO Box 1507
Austin, TX 78767-1507
Website

Manor Volunteer Library
601 West Carrie Manor St
Manor, Texas
Telephone Number: 512-278-0882
Website

There is a small Heritage and History Collection at the Manor Volunteer Library.

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

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county
  • Travis County USGenWeb  ~  county record transcriptions and general information
  • USGenWeb Archives Collection ~  Travis County records
  • 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

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Travis County, Texas. Page 675 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).