Texas Vital Records

 

Vital records are available at most county courthouses. These will be some of the best and most important records you will find in your research. They contain basic information needed to conduct your ongoing research.

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Texas Bureau of Vital Records
Texas Department of Health
PO Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040

Birth  $11.00

State office has records beginning 1903.

Check or money order should be made payable to Texas Department Of Health. Personal checks are accepted. To verify current fees, the telephone number is(512) 458-7111. This is a recorded message.

Death  $9.00

Texas Vital Records: Deaths 1964-1998 (CD Win)
This enormous, two-disc index of persons who died in the state of Texas between 1964 and 1998 was compiled by the Texas Department of Health. The 3,963,456 records include name, gender, death date and county, and marital status. The entries are conveniently indexed and searchable through AncestryView technology.

State office has records beginning 1903.Additional copies of same death record ordered at same time are $3.00 each.

Check or money order should be made payable to Texas Department Of Health. Personal checks are accepted. To verify current fees, the telephone number is(512) 458-7111. This is a recorded message.

Divorce  $9.00

State office has records beginning January1968. Certified copies are not available from State office. Fee is for search and verification of essential facts.

Marriage  $9.00

Ancestry.com  Texas Marriages to 1850
This database of Texas marriages to 1850 contains over 17,000 names. Each entry includes groom, bride, marriage date, county, and state. Every name is indexed so you can search for one name, or two names that are linked.
The marriage date is usually the date of marriage as given in the original entry. However, when no marriage date is given (e.g., the "marriage return" was not provided to the record keeper), the date of the license is used. In a few cases, a marriage will be listed twice, but in two different counties. This most often happened when a couple obtained a license in one county, but were actually married in another.  (Free Database)

Texas Vital records: Marriages 1824-1900 (CD Win)
This searchable database is a collection of marriage records from 90 of 256 counties in Texas. Taken from microfilm copies of original county documents, each record provides spouses' names, marriage date, and county of residence. It contains 73,660 records with the names of 147,290 men and women.

State office has records beginning January1966. Certified copies are not available from State office. Fee is for search and verification of essential facts.

For information on genealogical searches, contact the Genealogy Collection at the State Archives Library at (512) 463-5463. Their address is 1201 Brazos Street, Austin, Texas 78701.

Alternatively, you may contact the County Clerk's or Local Registrar's Office in the county where the birth or death took place.

 

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