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Under Spanish jurisdiction, 16th–19th centuries; under Mexican jurisdiction, 1821;
Republic of Texas, 1836–1845
AVAILABLE STATE CENSUSES
Various partial censuses taken regularly under Spanish and Mexican governments; Republic of Texas claims, 1835–1846; school enumerations, 1854
FIRST FEDERAL CENSUS
BIRTH AND DEATH RECORDS
CONTACT FOR VITAL RECORDS
Texas Vital Statistics
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Austin, TX 78711
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Historical Research Maps: Houston Birdseye
Take a step back in time with this antique map of Houston, the U.S.'s fourth-most-populated city.
Tracking Down Southern Ancestors After the Civil War
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia
Did your Southern ancestors vanish in the social and economic upheaval that followed the Civil War? We’ll show you the best records to track them down.
Southerners’ Migrations: Where Did They Go?
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, History, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia
Looking for Southern US ancestors who disappeared after the Civil War? Start your search in these common destinations of Southerners who left the South post...