Travis County, Texas Genealogy

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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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Travis County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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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


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


African American


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
BillionGraves (name) Cemeteries of TX
GenWeb Archives Texas Cemeteries
BillionGraves TX Gravestones
TXGenWeb Epodunk
Names in Stone Interment
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Sources


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

LDS Ward and Branch Records

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


Historical populations
Census Pop.

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



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.


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


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).



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


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.


Online Birth Indexes and Records


Online Marriage Indexes and Records


Online Death Indexes and Records



Societies and Libraries

Texian Heritage Society
15742 Fitzhugh Rd.
Austin 78736

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

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

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

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

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

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.


  • 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.


  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).