Bell County, Texas
Genealogy, History & Facts
Bell County, Texas Facts
When was Bell County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on January 22, 1850 from Milam County.
Bell County, TX Vital Records
Where can find Bell County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Bell 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 Bell 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.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- Texas Birth Records 1927-2010
- Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935
- Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981
- Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977
- Texas Marriage Records 1966 to 2008
- Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973
- Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010
- Texas Divorce Records 1968 to 2008
- Texas Death Records 1964-2010
- Texas, Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973
- Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976
- Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986
Bell County, TX Census Records
What Bell County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Bell 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.
Bell Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bell Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bell 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.
Bell County, TX Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Bell County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Bell County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Bell County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: P.O. Box 480, Belton 76513
- Bell County Clerk
- Phone: (254) 933-5160
- Birth & Death Records: 1903
- Marriage Records: 1850
- Land Records: 1850
- Probate Records: 1800
- Court Records: 1852
- Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
- Texas Land Title Abstracts
- BLM Land Records
Bell County, TX Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Bell County, TX?
A list of Bell County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- East Bell County Genealogical Society, 3219 Meadow Oaks Drive, c/o PO Box 75, Temple, TX 76503-0075
- West Bell Genealogical Society, Killeen Public Library, 205 East Church Street, Killeen, Texas
- Bell Co. Records Available on Microfilm (tsl.state.tx.us)
- Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P.O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711-2927
- Texas Genealogical Society, 2505 Beluche Drive, Galveston 77551
Where can I connect with other Bell County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Texas Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Texas State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Bell County, Texas Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Bell County, Texas Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Bell County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Bell County.