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Aransas County, Texas

Aransas County

Aransas County was created on September 18, 1871 (organized March 26, 1872) from Refugio County. This county was named for Aransas Bay, named in turn for an early Spanish fort; this support was supposedly named in turn for a Spanish palace Aránzazu, possibly related to the Sanctuario de Aránzazu (Arantzazu is Basque for "place of thorns").

The Aransas County Seat is located in Rockport also, the county government website is

Areas bordering to Aransas County are Calhoun County (northeast), Nueces County (south), San Patricio County (west), Refugio County (northwest) .

Cities and towns located in Aransas County include Aransas Pass, Rockport, Fulton.

Aransas County vital records can be found at the Texas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from 1903. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Texas for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Aransas County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

Aransas County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Aransas Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1880. Aransas Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1880. Aransas Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890.

One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Aransas County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Aransas County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Aransas County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically overlook the great importance of Aransas County court, probate, and land documents as a source of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Texas courthouses and archives everywhere are the aspirations and worries of many Texas citizens.

The chances are excellent that your particular forefathers have left a detailed record of at least a number of elements of their lives in the Aransas County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other methods that could have lead to her or him to appear in court records.

The following facts denotes exactly what death, marriage, birth, land, probate, and legal records will be in Aransas County. The dates pointed out listed below tend to be the first recognized records with this county.

I highly recommend you get in touch with the clerk's office to validate hours, mailing address, fees and other facts prior to visiting or asking for information because of sometimes changing contact info. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The data files are accessible to interested parties, barring confidential issues. A good number of workers will aid persons in obtaining the resources, however it's up to the man or women to do the research.
  • Aransas County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 301 N. Live Oak Street, Rockport 78382
  • Aransas County Clerk is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
    • Phone: (361) 790-0122
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1871
    • Land Records: 1839
    • Probate Records: 1860
    • Court Records: 1871
  • Aransas County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Aransas County Links

The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relating to Aransas County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a payment. This is basically a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to present your own most liked Aransas County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Aransas Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Aransas Co. TX Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Aransas Co. TX Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Aransas Co. TX Census Records

Aransas Co. TX Cemeteries & Graveyards

Aransas Co. TX Church & Bible Records

Aransas Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Aransas Co. TX General and History Websites

Aransas Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Aransas Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Aransas Co. TX Military Records

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