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Live Oak County, Texas

LiveOak County

Live Oak County was created on Feburary 2, 1856 from San Patrico County and Nueces County. This county was named for lhe Texas live oak tree under which the petition for a new county was signed .

The Live Oak County Seat is located in George West also, the county government website is

Areas bordering to Live Oak County are Karnes County (northeast), Bee County (east), San Patricio County (southeast), Jim Wells County (south), Duval County (southwest), McMullen County (west), Atascosa County (northwest).

Cities and towns located in Live Oak County include George West, Three Rivers.

Live Oak 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 Live Oak 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.

Live Oak 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.

Live Oak Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Live Oak Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Live Oak Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890.

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

Live Oak County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Live Oak County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically overlook the great importance of Live Oak 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 Live Oak 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 indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Live Oak County. The dates indicated below are the first known records for this county which may include records of land, estates, taxes, vital records, divorces, naturalizations, court records, and so forth.

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.
  • Live Oak County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 280, George West 78022
  • Live Oak 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) 449-2733 Ext. 129
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1857
    • Land Records: 1835
    • Probate Records: 1860 
    • Court Records: 1876
  • Live Oak County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

Live Oak County Links

The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relating to Live Oak 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 Live Oak County genealogy or family history associated sites.

Live Oak Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Live Oak Co. TX Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Live Oak Co. TX Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Live Oak Co. TX Census Records

Live Oak Co. TX Cemeteries & Graveyards

Live Oak Co. TX Church & Bible Records

Live Oak Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Live Oak Co. TX General and History Websites

Live Oak Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Live Oak Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Live Oak Co. TX Military Records

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