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Texas Deaths, 1977-1986 - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Texas Deaths, 1977-1986
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Texas, 
United States
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Location of Texas
Record Description
Record Type Death
Collection years 1977-1986
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What Is in This Collection?

This collection includes images of Texas statewide death certificates, including delayed certificates, from the Texas Department of State Health Services in Austin. Additional certificates will be added to the collection as they become available.

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To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Death date and place
  • Burial date and place
  • Birth date and place
  • Name of spouse

  • Names of parents
  • Name of informant
  • Marital status
  • Occupation

Collection Content

Sample Image

Coverage Table

For a table with the number of records by county in this collection see Texas Death Coverage Table.

How do I Search This Collection

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • The location
  • Date of the event

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

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  1. Select Year
  2. Select Certificate and County Range to view the images.

What Do I Do Next?

Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record, if you can, to verify the information and to find additional information.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the information found in the record to locate the death record
  • Use the age or estimated birth date to determine an approximate birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well
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Research Helps

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Texas.

Citing This Collection

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Collection Citation:
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