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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas Counties W|Counties W]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Williamson County'' {{Infobox U.S. County
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties W|Counties W]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Williamson County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Williamson County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Williamson County
 
| county = Williamson County
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Williamson county courthouse 2008.jpg|right|300x250px|Williamson county courthouse 2008.jpg]][http://www.wilco.org/ Williamson County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 18 <br>Georgetown, Texas 78627<br> Phone: 512.943.1515&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth and death&nbsp;records <br>from 1903, marriage, land probate and&nbsp;<br>court records from 1848 and military<br>discharge records from 1917; District<br>Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Williamson County, Texas. Page 676 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
The first Anglo-American settlement was in 1835 and was known as Tumlinson Fort.  
 
The first Anglo-American settlement was in 1835 and was known as Tumlinson Fort.  
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[http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/History_and_Images_of_Williamson_County_Cites_and_Towns.htm Communities - The History and Images of Williamson County Cities and Towns]&nbsp; - Williamson County Historical Commission
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
 
'''1848--'''Williamson County was created 13 March 1848 from [[Milam County, Texas|Milam]] County. '''County seat:''' Georgetown <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1848--'''Williamson County was created 13 March 1848 from [[Milam County, Texas|Milam]] County. '''County seat:''' Georgetown <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
The following cities are either entirely or partially located within Williamson County<br>
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The following cities are either entirely or partially located within Williamson County<br>  
  
Austin (partial)<br>Bartlett (partial)<br>Cedar Park<br>Florence<br>Georgetown<br>Granger<br>Hutto<br>Jarrell<br>Leander<br>Liberty Hill<br>Round Rock<br>Taylor<br>Thrall<br>Weir<br>
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Austin (partial)<br>Bartlett (partial)<br>Cedar Park<br>Florence<br>Georgetown<br>Granger<br>Hutto<br>Jarrell<br>Leander<br>Liberty Hill<br>Round Rock<br>Taylor<br>Thrall<br>Weir<br>  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
A list of cemeteries in Williamson County, Texas, including interment information for a portion of them, has been transcribed into digital format and made available online. This information can be accessed courtesy of the [http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/ Williamson County Historical Commission] via links to lists contained on the [http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/Williamson_County_Texas_Cemeteries.htm Cemeteries in Williamson County, Texas] page.  
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*A list of cemeteries in Williamson County, Texas, including interment information for a portion of them, has been transcribed into digital format and made available online. This information can be accessed courtesy of the [http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/ Williamson County Historical Commission] via links to lists contained on the [http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/Williamson_County_Texas_Cemeteries.htm Cemeteries in Williamson County, Texas] page.  
 
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2765 FindAGrave ]&nbsp;~ &nbsp;Transcriptions and partial transcriptions for many Williamson County cemeteries.
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
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Individual cemeteries;  
 
Individual cemeteries;  
  
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106183 Rocky Hollow Cemetery, Georgetown] BillionGraves
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BillionGraves:
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104760 Davis Cemetery, Leander]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=105310 Hunt Cemetery, Liberty Hill]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106146 Rhodes Cemetery, Jollyville]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106183 Rocky Hollow Cemetery, Georgetown]
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1389983 Texas Naturalization Records &nbsp;1906-1989] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch Record Collection
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
An index to Williamson County, Texas land records is available online at&nbsp;[https://deed.wilco.org/RealEstate/searchentry.aspx?cabinet=opr deed.wilco.org/RealEstate/searchentry.aspx]&nbsp;&nbsp; A&nbsp;link is provided to an electronic copy of the deed.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>
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*An index to Williamson County, Texas land records is available online at&nbsp;[https://deed.wilco.org/RealEstate/searchentry.aspx?cabinet=opr deed.wilco.org/RealEstate/searchentry.aspx]&nbsp;&nbsp; A&nbsp;link is provided to an electronic copy of the deed.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>  
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*[http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/Family_Land_Heritage_Program.htm Family Land Heritage Program] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;Williamson County Historical Commission
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
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*See the [http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/williamson_county_Texas_historical_pages.htm Histories ]page at the [http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/ Williamson County Historical Commission].
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/williamson/willamtoc.htm Williamson County Histories] ~ &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
See the [http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/williamson_county_Texas_historical_pages.htm Histories ]page at the [http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/ Williamson County Historical Commission].
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[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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*[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 record collection
*[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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*[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 Record collection
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors&nbsp;  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
 
*[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  ====
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Williamson County, Texas Tax Records:<br><br>[http://tax.wilco.org/Appraisal/PublicAccess/ Public Search of Williamson County, Texas Tax Records]<br>  
  
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Records can be searched by:<br><br>PropID<br>AcctID<br>Owner<br>Address<br>Advanced Search<br>  
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Vital Records ====
  
Williamson County, Texas Tax Records:<br><br>[http://tax.wilco.org/Appraisal/PublicAccess/ Public Search of Williamson County, Texas Tax Records]<br>
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'''''Births'''''
  
Records can be searched by:<br><br>PropID<br>AcctID<br>Owner<br>Address<br>Advanced Search<br>
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*[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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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1949342 Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997]&nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection
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*[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
  
==== Vital Records ====
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===== '''''Marriages''''' =====
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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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*''[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''
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973&nbsp;]&nbsp; &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010]&nbsp; &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
 
 
*Williamson County marriages from 1848 to the present are available online at [https://deed.wilco.org/Marriage/SearchEntry.aspx deed.wilco.org/Marriage/SearchEntry.aspx]&nbsp; Electronic images of the records are linked in the search results.<br>
 
*Williamson County marriages from 1848 to the present are available online at [https://deed.wilco.org/Marriage/SearchEntry.aspx deed.wilco.org/Marriage/SearchEntry.aspx]&nbsp; Electronic images of the records are linked in the search results.<br>
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===== '''''Deaths'''''  =====
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*[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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*[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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*[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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*[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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*[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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*[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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===== '''''Divorce'''''  =====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2038378 Texas Divorce Index &nbsp;1968-2010] &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records<br>
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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<br>
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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[http://www.williamson-county-historical-commission.org/ Williamson County Historical Commission]
  
 
=== Libraries<br>  ===
 
=== Libraries<br>  ===
  
*Cedar Park Public Library<br>  
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*[http://www.cedarparktx.us/library Cedar Park Public Library]<br>  
*Florence Public Library  
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*[http://florencepubliclibrary.wordpress.com/ Florence Public Library]
*Georgetown Public Library  
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*[http://library.georgetown.org/ Georgetown Public Library]
*Leander Public Library  
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*[http://www.leander.lib.tx.us/ Leander Public Library]
*Liberty Hill Public Library  
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*[http://www.lhpl.org/ Liberty Hill Public Library]
*Round Rock Public Library System  
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*[http://www.roundrocktexas.gov/library Round Rock Public Library System]
*Taylor Public Library  
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*[http://www.ci.taylor.tx.us/index.asp?nid=25 Taylor Public Library]
*Teinert Memorial Public Library
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*[http://www.bartletttexas.net/library.htm Teinert Memorial Public Library]
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Round Rock Texas Family History Center]] (Austin)
 
*[[Round Rock Texas Family History Center]] (Austin)
  
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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== References  ==
 
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[[Category:Williamson_County,_Texas]]
 
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Guide to Williamson County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse

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Williamson County Courthouse
PO Box 18
Georgetown, Texas 78627
Phone: 512.943.1515 

County Clerk has birth and death records
from 1903, marriage, land probate and 
court records from 1848 and military
discharge records from 1917; District
Clerk has divorce records[1]

History

The first Anglo-American settlement was in 1835 and was known as Tumlinson Fort.

Communities - The History and Images of Williamson County Cities and Towns  - Williamson County Historical Commission

Parent County

1848--Williamson County was created 13 March 1848 from Milam County. County seat: Georgetown [2]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

The following cities are either entirely or partially located within Williamson County

Austin (partial)
Bartlett (partial)
Cedar Park
Florence
Georgetown
Granger
Hutto
Jarrell
Leander
Liberty Hill
Round Rock
Taylor
Thrall
Weir

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Individual cemeteries;

BillionGraves:

Church

Court

Texas Naturalization Records  1906-1989  ~  FamilySearch Record Collection

Land

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Williamson 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

Military

Newspapers

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.


Taxation

Williamson County, Texas Tax Records:

Public Search of Williamson County, Texas Tax Records

Records can be searched by:

PropID
AcctID
Owner
Address
Advanced Search

Vital Records

Births

Marriages
Deaths
Divorce


Societies and Libraries

Williamson County Historical Commission

Libraries

Family History Centers


Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Williamson County, Texas. Page 676 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).