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Texas Genealogy Records

Many people today are interested in learning more about their past and their ancestors. As a result Genealogy is one of the most common terms in search engines on the World Wide Web. For those who are new to the world of Genealogy, there are many ways one can find information regarding their ancestors. Some of the most common forms of public records used for genealogy are: For Birth Records In Texas, the Bureau of Vital Statistics is in charge of maintaining birth records and keeps archives that begin in 1903. Among these records, those that are more than 75 years old are available to the public. Also, the public may be able to order verifications of Texas birth records that provide basic information in a nonofficial format. For Death Records The state agency in charge of death records in Texas is the Bureau of Vital Statistics. This office has Texas death records dating back to 1903. In Texas, it takes 25 years for death records to be considered public record. For Obituaries Searching for Texas obituaries online is easy thanks to the fact that there are several easy to use archives online that have done a great job of cataloguing old newspapers and even digitizing new listings, as well. You can begin your search for Texas obituary records by checking out the Texas page on RootsWeb. This is a massive genealogy website that tracks listings from all over the country. If that site doesn't have what you are looking for, consider checking out the website for the Corpus Christi Public Library. This library site has clippings online that you can view from local newspapers that date from the 1950's all the way up to today. The website for the Fredericksburg Genealogy Society has information as far back as 1980 that you can search for free. The Fort Worth Public Library is an incredible resource that is chock full of information from 1966 to today. There is also a lot of other searchable information including death certificates and more. One final space you can check is the TXGenWeb. This site works much in the same way as RootsWeb and is broken down by county to include a lot of information you wouldn't be able to find any other way. For Marriages Texas marriage records aren't available as certified copies from any state office, the Bureau of Vital Statistics does provide verification of marriage records dating from 1966 to the present. Those who require certified copies need to get in touch with the County Clerk in the county where the marriage occurred.

 
State of Texas Resources & Statistics
Separator Line

Population:
24,974,326

 
Under 18:
6,366,623

 
Over 65:
2,157,394

 
Employed:
13,130,514

 
Land in Square Miles:
261,797.12

 
Acres of Farms:
129,666,877

 
Births:
385,915

 
Deaths:
156,457

 
Infant Deaths:
2,259

 
 
Murder:
1,374

 
Forcible Rape:
8,014

 
Robbery:
37,753

 
Assault:
76,423

 
Total Violent Crime:
123,564

 
Burglary:
230,123

 
Larceny \ Theft:
654,097

 
Motor Vehicle Theft:
85,350

 
Total Property Crime:
969,570

 
Texas Genealogy Records Locations
Department of State Health Svcs
Bureau of Vital Statistics
PO Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040
Phone:
512-758-7366

Fax:
512-758-7711










Department of State Health Svcs
Bureau of Vital Statistics
PO Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040
Phone:
512-758-7366

Fax:
512-758-7711










 
Department of State Health Svcs
Bureau of Vital Statistics
PO Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040
Phone:
512-758-7366

Fax:
512-758-7711










Department of State Health Svcs
Bureau of Vital Statistics
PO Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040
Phone:
512-758-7366

Fax:
512-758-7711










 
 

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