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Fort Bend County, Texas
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Fort Bend County, Texas Facts

When was Fort Bend County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on December 29, 1837 from Austin CountyHarris County and Brazoria County.

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

What counties are adjacent to Fort Bend County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Waller CountyHarris CountyBrazoria CountyWharton CountyAustin County.

Fort Bend County, TX Census Records

What Fort Bend County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Fort Bend County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Fort Bend Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Fort Bend Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Fort Bend 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.

Fort Bend County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Fort Bend County Courthouse

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

Fort Bend County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Fort Bend Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Fort Bend Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Fort Bend Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Fort Bend Co. TX General and History Websites

Fort Bend Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Fort Bend Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Fort Bend Co. TX Military Records