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Dallas County, Texas
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Dallas County, Texas Facts

When was Dallas County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 30, 1846 from Nacogdoches County and Robertson County.

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 CountyRockwall CountyKaufman CountyEllis CountyTarrant CountyDenton County .

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 1850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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 Courthouse Records Research Guide.

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