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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.  
 
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.  
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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== County Information ==
 
== County Information ==
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==== Description ==== 
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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  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://www.co.tyler.tx.us/ips/cms 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>  
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[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'''  
 
'''County Clerk'''  
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100 W. Bluff Room 203<br>Woodville 75979<br>Phone: 409-283-2162<br>Fax: 409-283-6305<br>  
 
100 W. Bluff Room 203<br>Woodville 75979<br>Phone: 409-283-2162<br>Fax: 409-283-6305<br>  
  
==== Tyler County, Texas Record Dates ====
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====Tyler County, Texas Record Dates====
  
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| 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>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tyler County, Texas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tyler County, Texas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tyler County, Texas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tyler County, Texas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tyler County, Texas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tyler County, Texas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Tyler County, Texas Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1838
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1849
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1903
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1847
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1846
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1845
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1829
 
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1903. <br>General compliance by the 1930s.</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1846
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" |1847
 
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
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'''1846--'''Tyler County was created 3 April 1846 from [[Liberty County, Texas Genealogy|Liberty]] County.<br>  
 
'''1846--'''Tyler County was created 3 April 1846 from [[Liberty County, Texas Genealogy|Liberty]] County.<br>  
*'''County seat:''' Woodville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''County seat:''' Woodville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Tyler, Spurger|place|disp=Spurger}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Tyler, Spurger|place|disp=Spurger}}
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Populated Places ====
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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,
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Last accessed 26 August 2019.</ref>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colmesneil,_Texas Colmesneil]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivanhoe,_Tyler_County,_Texas Ivanhoe]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chester,_Texas Chester]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodville,_Texas Woodville]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doucette,_Texas Doucette]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred,_Texas Fred]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillister,_Texas Hillister]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spurger,_Texas Spurger]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren,_Tyler_County,_Texas Warren]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildwood,_Texas Wildwood]‡</div>
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<p>‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties</p>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Angelina County, Texas Genealogy|Angelina]] {{•}} [[Hardin County, Texas Genealogy|Hardin]] {{•}} [[Jasper County, Texas Genealogy|Jasper]] {{•}} [[Polk County, Texas Genealogy|Polk]]  
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[[Angelina County, Texas Genealogy|Angelina]] {{•}} [[Hardin County, Texas Genealogy|Hardin]] {{•}} [[Jasper County, Texas Genealogy|Jasper]] {{•}} [[Polk County, Texas Genealogy|Polk]]
<center>{{TX TYLER County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
 
Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial FindAGrave] 
| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|732291|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Texas/Tyler-County?id=county_2748 FindAGrave]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/tyler-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Findagrave.com]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Tyler+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/tyler.html Tombstone Project]
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | {{FHL|732291|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2748 Findagrave.com ]  
 
 
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ BillionGraves (name)]  
[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Tyler/ListTyler.html Cemeteries of TX]
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Tyler+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]  
 
 
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/tyler/tyletoc.htm GenWeb Archives]  
[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/tyler/tyler-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" |  
 
[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]  
 
 
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery BillionGraves]
[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=229 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.tylercountygenealogy.com/cemetery.html TXGenWeb]
[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Tyler/ListTyler.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22804&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=45&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
[http://www.namesinstone.com/Default.aspx Names in Stone]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/tx/tyler.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.  
 
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
{{TX Church Intro}} LDS Ward and Branch Records
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{{TX Church Intro}}
 
 
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==== City Directories  ====
 
==== City Directories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[[Image:Txtyler.jpg|400px|Txtyler.jpg]]
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{{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/txu-sanborn-colmesneil-1904-1.jpg Colmesneil, Texas Sanborn Fire Insurance Map 1904]  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== 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 $  
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*'''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 $
*'''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 $
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''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 $
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=====Civil War=====
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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=====World War I=====
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*'''1917 - 1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2202707|Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''  
 
'''Online Probate Records'''  
  
*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''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://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''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  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''  
 
''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''  
  
*'''1837-1973''' [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
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*'''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 $
*'''1837-1977''' [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''<br>''
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*'''1837-1965''' {{RecordSearch|1803985|Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1837-1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681052|Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''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 $
 
*'''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
 
*'''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
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*'''1903-1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
 
*'''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 $
 
*'''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.  
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*'''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
 
*'''1977-1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
'''Tyler County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 2022<br>Woodville, Texas 75979<br> [http://kcfalcon.tripod.com/TCGS Website]<br><br>  
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'''Tyler County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 2022<br>Woodville, Texas 75979<br> [http://kcfalcon.tripod.com/TCGS Website]<br><br>  
  
falcon@imswood.com <br> P.O. Box 888<br> Woodville, Texas 75979<br><br>  
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'''Tyler County Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 888<br> Woodville, Texas 75979<br>E-mail:[mailto:falcon@imswood.com falcon@imswood.com]<br><br>  
  
[http://www.heritage-village.org/genealogy.htm Whitmeyer Genealogy Library]<br> Highway 190W (P O Box 888)<br> Woodville, Texas 75979<br> 409-283-2272<br><br>  
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'''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<br>  ====
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
  
 
*[[Woodville Texas Family History Center]]
 
*[[Woodville Texas Family History Center]]
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Tyler|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*{{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  ==

Latest revision as of 07:07, 26 November 2019

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County Seat Woodville
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Address Tyler County Courthouse
100 West Bluff Street
Woodville, Texas 75979
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Description[edit | edit source]

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.[1]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Tyler County Courthouse
100 West Bluff Street
Woodville, Texas 75979
Phone: 409.283.2281

County Clerk has birth records from 1838, marriage
records from 1849, death and burial records from
1903, probate records from 1845 and land records
from 1846; District Clerk has divorce and court records[2]

County Clerk

116 S. Charlton Street
Woodville 75979
Phone: 409-283-2281

District Clerk

100 W. Bluff Room 203
Woodville 75979
Phone: 409-283-2162
Fax: 409-283-6305

Tyler County, Texas Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1838 1849 1903 1847 1846 1845 1829
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1903.
General compliance by the 1930s.


History[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

1846--Tyler County was created 3 April 1846 from Liberty County.

  • County seat: Woodville [4]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[5]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places

‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Angelina  • Hardin  • Jasper  • Polk

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
FindAGrave Family History Library FindAGrave
Linkpendium WorldCat Tombstone Project
BillionGraves (name) Cemeteries of TX
GenWeb Archives Texas Cemeteries
BillionGraves TX Gravestones
TXGenWeb Epodunk
Names in Stone Interment
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

Church[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.


City Directories[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.


Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Tyler 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[edit | edit source]

Angelina CountyJasper CountyHardin CountyPolk CountyTX TYLER.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Military[edit | edit source]

Mexican-American War[edit | edit source]
Civil War[edit | edit source]
World War I[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Tyler County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).

Probate[edit | edit source]

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.

Online Probate Records

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

1846-1910 Texas County Tax Rolls lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Certified birth and death certificates or birth and death verifications can be ordered online or by mail at the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health. Copies can also be obtained from the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred and are often less expensive. You can also order them online through a third party company.

Marriages records can be obtained from the county the marriage occurred. Only marriage verifications can be obtained from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health.

See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death[edit | edit source]

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Tyler County Genealogical Society
PO Box 2022
Woodville, Texas 75979
Website

Tyler County Genealogical Society
PO Box 888
Woodville, Texas 75979
E-mail:falcon@imswood.com

Whitmeyer Genealogy Library
Highway 190W
P O Box 888
Woodville, Texas 75979
Telephone Number:409-283-2272
Website

Family History Centers
[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county
  • 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[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Tyler, Texas" in "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler_County,_Texas. accessed 11/26/2019
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tyler County, Texas. Page 675 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Tyler County, Texas . Page 658-677 At various libraries (WorldCat); 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.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Tyler County, Texas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler_County,_Texas, Last accessed 26 August 2019.