Texas Genealogy

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US TERRITORY OR
COLONY SETTLED

Under Spanish jurisdiction, 16th–19th centuries; under Mexican jurisdiction, 1821;
Republic of Texas, 1836–1845

STATEHOOD

1845

AVAILABLE STATE CENSUSES
(OR SIMILAR)

Various partial censuses taken regularly under Spanish and Mexican governments; Republic of Texas claims, 1835–1846; school enumerations, 1854

FIRST FEDERAL CENSUS

1850

PUBLIC-LAND OR
STATE-LAND STATE

State

BIRTH AND DEATH RECORDS
BEGIN

1903

MARRIAGE RECORDS
BEGIN

1966

CONTACT FOR VITAL RECORDS

Texas Vital Statistics
Department of State Health Services

Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711
(888) 963-7111

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