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Baylor County was created on Febuary 1, 1858 from Young Territory . This county was named for Henry Weidner Baylor, a surgeon in the Texas Rangers during the Mexican-American War.
Cities and towns located in Baylor County include Seymour.
Baylor 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 Baylor 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.
Baylor County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Baylor Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Baylor Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Baylor Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1860.
One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.
A list of Baylor County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
Researchers typically overlook the great importance of Baylor 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 Baylor 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 Baylor County. The dates pointed out listed below tend to be the first recognized records with this county.
The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relating to Baylor 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 Baylor County genealogy or family history associated sites.