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Dallas County, Texas
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Dallas County, Texas Facts

Dallas County

When was Dallas County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 30, 1846 from Nacogdoches County and Robertson County. This county was named for George Mifflin Dallas, the eleventh vice president of the United States (1845–1849).

What is the County Seat of Dallas County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Dallas also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Dallas County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Collin County (north), Rockwall County (northeast), Kaufman County (east), Ellis County (south), Tarrant County (west), Denton County (northwest) .

What cities and towns are in Dallas County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Addison, Balch Springs, Cedar Hill, Carrollton, Cockrell Hill, Combine, Coppell, Dallas, DeSoto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Ferris, Garland, Glenn Heights, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Highland Park, Hutchins, Irving, Lancaster, Lewisville, Mesquite, Ovilla, Richardson, Rowlett, Sachse, Seagoville, Sunnyvale, University Park, Wilmer, Wylie.

Dallas County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Dallas County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Dallas 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 Dallas 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.

Dallas County, TX Census Records

What Dallas County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Dallas County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Dallas Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Dallas Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Dallas Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860.

Another census resource is the Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index from 1820-1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Texas Census Records Research Guide.

Dallas County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Dallas County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Dallas County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Dallas County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Dallas County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 509 Main St. Suite 300, Dallas 75202
  • Dallas 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: (214) 653-7099
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903 for Birth; 1911 for death
    • Marriage Records: 1846
    • Land Records: 1846
    • Probate Records: 1842
    • Court Records: 1846
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Dallas County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Dallas County, TX?
A list of Dallas County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Dallas County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Dallas County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Dallas County.

Dallas Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Dallas Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Dallas Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Dallas Co. TX General and History Websites

Dallas Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Dallas Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Dallas Co. TX Military Records

Dallas Co. TX Schools & Directories

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