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Texas Vital Records
Texas began statewide vital records registration in 1903, though some fragmented recordings are available for earlier time periods. Master indexes are available for those recorded after 1903. For births and deaths after 1903, and marriages after 1966, write:

Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics
1100 W. 49th Street
P.O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040
Tel: 512-458-7111
  512-458-4751

For prior records, write to the clerk of the county in question.

Texas Department of Health - Vital Records


Texas Research Sources

Munnerlyn, Tom. Texas Local History: A Source Book for Available Town and County Local Histories, Local Memoirs and Genealogical Records. Austin: Eakin Press, 1983.

Texas Counties, a Catalog of In-print and Out-of-print Books, Pamphlets, Maps, Memoirs, etc. Relating to Texas Towns and Counties. Austin: State House Books, 1985.

Kennedy, Imogene Kinard, and J. Leon Kennedy. Genealogical Records in Texas. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987.

Texas State Library and Archives Commission
http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/

Dallas Genealogical Society
http://www.dallasgenealogy.org/

Texas Historical Commission
P.O. Box 12276
Austin, TX 78711-2276
Tel: 512-463-6100
Fax: 512-475-4872
http://www.thc.state.tx.us/

Texas Military Historical Society
http://members.aol.com/txmhs/mainf.html

Texas State Historical Association
http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/

Dallas Public Library
http://dallaslibrary.org/

Texas Confederate Journals
http://www.bauer.uh.edu/parks/tex/texreb1.html

Texas General Land Office
http://www.glo.state.tx.us/

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