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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties T|Counties T]] &gt;&nbsp;Trinity County'' <br>
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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]] Trinity County'' <br>{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Trinity County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| state = Texas
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| state_map = Texas.png
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| founded year = 1850
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| founded date = February 11
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| seat wl = Groveton
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}}
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.trinity.tx.us/ips/cms Trinity County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 456<br> Groveton, Texas 75845<br> Phone: 936.642.1208<br><br>Courthouse burned 1876; some deeds refiled;<br> County Clerk has birth records from 1911,<br> death records from 1919, marriage and land<br> records from 1876, divorce records from 1920,<br> probate and court records; County Judge has<br> school records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Trinity County, Texas. Page 675 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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The first Anglo-American settler arrived in 1844.  
 
The first Anglo-American settler arrived in 1844.  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1850--'''Trinity County was created 11 February 1850 from Houston County. '''County seat:''' Groveton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1850--'''Trinity County was created 11 February 1850 from [[Houston County, Texas|Houston]] County. '''County seat:''' Groveton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1872,1876--'''Courthouses and most county records were destroyed by fire in December 1872 and February 1876.
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'''1872,1876--'''Courthouses and most county records were destroyed by fire in December 1872 and February 1876.  
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Apple Springs | Barnes | Glendale | Groveton | Nigton | Nogalus Prairie | Pennington | Trinity | Woodlake<br>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Angelina County, Texas|Angelina]]
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*[[Houston County, Texas|Houston]]
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*[[Polk County, Texas|Polk]]
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*[[San Jacinto County, Texas|San Jacinto]]
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*[[Walker County, Texas|Walker]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; African Ancestor Genealogy
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://txgenweb4.org/txtrinity/cemetery/cemindex.htm Trinity County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&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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==== Census  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/tx/trinity/census/1860/0000read.htm 1860 Trinity County Census Images]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/tx/trinity/census/1900/ed095/ 1900 Federal Census Trinity County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp; TXGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://txgenweb4.org/txtrinity/resource/trchurch.htm Trinity County Churches]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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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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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''Trinity County Beginnings'', 1986, edited by Patricia B. and Joseph W. Hensley for theTrinity County Book Committee.
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*''A History of Trinity'', 1984, by the Trinity Historical Society.
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*''A History Of Trinity County Texas, 1827 to 1928'', 1966, by Flora Gatlin Bowles. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth61097/m1 Read the book online] from The Portal to Texas History.
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*[http://txgenweb4.org/txtrinity/trinithistmark.htm Trinity County Historical Landmarks]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hct09 Trinity County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.glo.texas.gov/cf/ArcMaps/ArcMapsWorkList.cfm?Customer=69690731-11045 Trinity County Maps]
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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
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*1914 Map of Angelina, Gregg, Harrison, Cherokee, Houston, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby, Smith &amp; Trinity at [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/TX/TX13map.html www.rootsweb.com]<br>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://txgenweb4.org/txtrinity/military/milindex.htm Trinity County Military Resources&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.easttexasnews.com/ East Texas News&nbsp;]
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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.usgwarchives.org/tx/trinity/trintoc.htm Trinity County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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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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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/tx/trinity/trintoc.htm Trinity County Probate Record Books]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb Archives Project
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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)
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[United States World War II Draft Records]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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*[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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*[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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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Blanche K Werner Public Library<br>203 Prospect Dr<br>Trinity, TX 75862<br>Phone: (936) 594-2087<br>
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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]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193971&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Trinity&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/trinity/trintoc.htm Trinity County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txtrinity/ Trinity County&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; &nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this 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+Trinity|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Founded February 11, 1850
County Seat Groveton
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County Courthouse

Trinity County Courthouse
PO Box 456
Groveton, Texas 75845
Phone: 936.642.1208

Courthouse burned 1876; some deeds refiled;
County Clerk has birth records from 1911,
death records from 1919, marriage and land
records from 1876, divorce records from 1920,
probate and court records; County Judge has
school records[1]

History

The first Anglo-American settler arrived in 1844.

Parent County

1850--Trinity County was created 11 February 1850 from Houston County. County seat: Groveton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1872,1876--Courthouses and most county records were destroyed by fire in December 1872 and February 1876.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Apple Springs | Barnes | Glendale | Groveton | Nigton | Nogalus Prairie | Pennington | Trinity | Woodlake

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries


Census

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Trinity County Beginnings, 1986, edited by Patricia B. and Joseph W. Hensley for theTrinity County Book Committee.
  • A History of Trinity, 1984, by the Trinity Historical Society.
  • A History Of Trinity County Texas, 1827 to 1928, 1966, by Flora Gatlin Bowles. Read the book online from The Portal to Texas History.
  • Trinity County Historical Landmarks  ~  TXGenWeb
  • Trinity County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Blanche K Werner Public Library
203 Prospect Dr
Trinity, TX 75862
Phone: (936) 594-2087

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Trinity 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).