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Guide to '''Tyler County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  {{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records|left}}<br> {{Infobox U.S. County| county = Tyler County| adoption_sign = Adoption TXGenWeb| county_map = Tx-tyler.png| state = Texas| state_map = Texas.png | founded year = 1846| founded date = 3 April| seat =Woodville| building image = TexasTylerCourthouse.jpg| building address = Tyler County Courthouse <br>100 West Bluff Street<br>Woodville, Texas 75979}} == County Information == ==== Description ====  The County was named for John Tyler, the 10th President of the United States. The County is located in the east-central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Tyler, Texas" in "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler_County,_Texas.'' accessed 11/26/2019</ref>  === County Courthouse === [http://www.co.tyler.tx.us/ Tyler County Courthouse]<br> 100 West Bluff Street<br> Woodville, Texas 75979<br> Phone: 409.283.2281<br><br> County Clerk has birth records from 1838, marriage<br> records from 1849, death and burial records from<br> 1903, probate records from 1845 and land records<br> from 1846; District Clerk has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tyler County, Texas. Page 675 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  '''County Clerk'''  116 S. Charlton Street<br>Woodville 75979<br>Phone: 409-283-2281<br>  '''District Clerk'''  100 W. Bluff Room 203<br>Woodville 75979<br>Phone: 409-283-2162<br>Fax: 409-283-6305<br>  ====Tyler County, Texas Record Dates==== {| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"|-| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tyler County, Texas . Page 658-677 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 655-665.</ref></center>|-| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tyler County, Texas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tyler County, Texas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tyler County, Texas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tyler County, Texas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tyler County, Texas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tyler County, Texas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tyler County, Texas Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''|-| width="14.2%" align="center" |1838| width="14.2%" align="center" |1849| width="14.2%" align="center" |1903| width="14.2%" align="center" |1847| width="14.2%" align="center" |1846| width="14.2%" align="center" |1845| width="14.2%" align="center" |1829|-| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1903. <br>General compliance by the 1930s.</center>|} <br>
== History ==
 
'''1841--''' In 1841, Tyler County was originally organized as Menard District, a judical division; however, when the Texas Supreme Court declared these districts illegal, Congress created Tyler County.
==== Parent County ====
 '''1846--'''Tyler County was created and organized on 3 April 1846 from [[Liberty County, Texas Genealogy|Liberty ]] County. <br> *'''County seat: Town Bluff (1846-1847)''' Woodville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', Woodville 10th ed. (1847- present). In 1841Draper, Tyler County was originally organized as Menard DistrictUT:Everton Publishers, a judical division; however, when the Texas Supreme Court declared these districts illegal, Congress created Tyler County2002). </ref>
==== Boundary Changes ====
==== Record Loss ====
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
== Places / Localities ==
'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''  *{{FHL|United States, Texas, Tyler, Emilee|place|disp=Emilee}} *{{FHL|United States, Texas, Tyler, Spurger|place|disp=Spurger}} ==== Populated Places ==== For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://Texas.hometownlocator.com/tx/Tyler Hometown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Tyler County, Texas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler_County,_Texas,Last accessed 26 August 2019.</ref> {{populated places<!--cities column------------------->| cities-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colmesneil,_Texas Colmesneil]</div>| cities-col2=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivanhoe,_Tyler_County,_Texas Ivanhoe]</div>| cities-col3=<!--towns column------------------->| towns-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chester,_Texas Chester]</div>| towns-col2=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodville,_Texas Woodville]</div>| towns-col3=<!--unincorp column------------------->| unincorp-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doucette,_Texas Doucette]* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred,_Texas Fred]</div>| unincorp-col2=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillister,_Texas Hillister]</div>| unincorp-col3=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spurger,_Texas Spurger]</div><!--census column------------------->| census-col1=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren,_Tyler_County,_Texas Warren]</div>| census-col2=<div>* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildwood,_Texas Wildwood]‡</div>| census-col3=}}<p>‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties</p>
==== Neighboring Counties ====
 
[[Angelina County, Texas Genealogy|Angelina]] {{•}} [[Hardin County, Texas Genealogy|Hardin]] {{•}} [[Jasper County, Texas Genealogy|Jasper]] {{•}} [[Polk County, Texas Genealogy|Polk]]
== Resources ==
==== Cemeteries ====
 
Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
 
{| width="75%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2" border="1"
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
|-
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial FindAGrave]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|732291|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Texas/Tyler-County?id=county_2748 FindAGrave]
|-
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/tyler-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Tyler+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/tyler.html Tombstone Project]
|-
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ BillionGraves (name)]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Tyler/ListTyler.html Cemeteries of TX]
|-
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/tyler/tyletoc.htm GenWeb Archives]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/tyler/tyler-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
|-
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery BillionGraves]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=229 TX Gravestones]
|-
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.tylercountygenealogy.com/cemetery.html TXGenWeb]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22804&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=45&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
|-
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/tx/tyler.htm Interment]
|-
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
|}
 
==== Census ====
==== Church ====
 
{{TX Church Intro}}
 
==== City Directories ====
 
*'''1996--''' [http://www.historicmapworks.com/Atlas/US/30976/Woodville+1996/ Woodville 1996 City Directory] from Historic Map Works.
==== Court ====
==== Land ====
 
{{TX Land}}
==== Local Histories ====
 
{{TX County Histories}}
==== Maps ====
 
{{TX Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{TX Tyler County}}}}
 
*[http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/sanborn/txu-sanborn-colmesneil-1904-1.jpg Colmesneil, Texas Sanborn Fire Insurance Map 1904]
*[http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/sanborn/w.html Woodville, Texas Sanborn Fire Insurance Map 1904 &amp; 1909]&nbsp; Scroll down the page until you get to Woodville.&nbsp; There are several sheets to each map.
*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Atlas/US/7334/Tyler+County+1897/ Tyler County 1897] Map from Historic Map Works.
*Tyler County Maps:&nbsp; [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth89029/ 1858]&nbsp; [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth89027 1863] [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth89030/ 1882] from the Portal to Texas History.
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5011 Tyler County General Highway Map 1940]
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5316 Tyler County General Highway Map 1961]
==== Military ====
 
*'''1838 - 1900''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
 
=====Mexican-American War=====
*'''1845 - 1848''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
=====Civil War=====
 
*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
=====World War I=====
 
*'''1917 - 1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2202707|Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
==== Newspapers ====
 
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Tyler}}
==== Probate ====
 
{{TX Probate Intro}}
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
 
*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images
*'''1800 – 2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
==== Taxation ====
 
{{TX Tax Intro}}
==== Vital Records ====
 
{{TX Vital Intro}}
 
===== Birth =====
 
''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
 
*'''1840-1981''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981] - FamilySearch<br>
*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
 
===== Marriage =====
 
''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
 
*'''1802-2010''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=texas%2ctx Texas, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
*'''1837-1965''' {{RecordSearch|1803985|Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1837-1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681052|Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1837-1977''' {{RecordSearch|1803987|Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1837-1977''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010]&nbsp; &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
 
===== Death =====
 
''Online Death Indexes and Records''
 
*'''1890-1976''' [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 Family Search and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
*'''1903-1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*'''1903-1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
*'''1964-1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 - FamilySearch Historical Records]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
*'''1977-1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
===== Divorce =====
 
*'''1968-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968 - 2005]&nbsp; (index)&nbsp; - Hidden Ancestors
*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*'''1968-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
== Societies and Libraries ==
== Web Sites =='''Tyler County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 2022<br>Woodville, Texas 75979<br> [http://kcfalcon.tripod.com/TCGS Website]<br><br>
'''Tyler County Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 888<br> Woodville, Texas 75979<br>E-mail:[mailto:falcon@imswood.com falcon@imswood.com]<br><br>  '''Whitmeyer Genealogy Library'''<br> Highway 190W<br>P O Box 888<br>Woodville, Texas 75979<br>Telephone Number:409-283-2272<br>[http://www.heritage-village.org/genealogy.htm Website]<br><br>  ==== Family History Centers<br> ==== {{Family History Centers Intro}}  *[[Woodville Texas Family History Library Catalog Center]] == Websites == *[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county *{{FHL|Texas Tyler|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} — The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.
== References ==
 
<references />
 
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