Smith County, Texas
Genealogy, History & Facts
Smith County, Texas Facts
When was Smith County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on April 11, 1846 from Nacogdoches County.
Smith County, TX Vital Records
Where can find Smith County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Smith 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 Smith 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.
- Texas, Smith County Birth Records 1903 – 1926
- Texas, Smith County Death Records 1903 – 1965
- Texas, Smith County Marriage Records 1860 – 2010
- 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
Smith County, TX Census Records
What Smith County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Smith 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.
Smith Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Smith Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Smith 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.
Smith County, TX Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Smith County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Smith County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Smith County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 200 E. Ferguson, Suite 300, Tyler 75702
- Smith County Clerk
- Phone: (903) 590-4670
- Birth & Death Records: 1903
- Marriage Records: 1846
- Land Records: 1846
- Probate Records: 1846
- Court Records: 1846
- Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
- Texas Land Title Abstracts
- BLM Land Records
Smith County, TX Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Smith County, TX?
A list of Smith County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Smith County Historical Society, 125 South College Ave., Tyler 75702-7216
- East Texas Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 6967, Tyler 75711;
- Troup Genealogical/Historical Society, Inc; 903-894-8555
- Smith 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 Smith County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Texas Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Texas State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Smith County, Texas Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Smith County, Texas Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Smith County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Smith County.