Travis County, Texas
Genealogy, History & Facts
Travis County, Texas Facts
When was Travis County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on January 25, 1840 from Bastrop County.
Travis County, TX Vital Records
Where can find Travis County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Travis 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 Travis 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
Travis County, TX Census Records
What Travis County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Travis County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Travis Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Travis Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Travis 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.
Travis County, TX Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Travis County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Travis County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Travis County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: P.O. Box 149325, Austin 78714-9325
- Travis County Clerk
- Phone: (512) 854-4996
- Birth & Death Records: 1903
- Marriage Records: 1840
- Land Records: 1840
- Probate Records: 1840
- Court Records: 1876
- Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
- Texas Land Title Abstracts
- BLM Land Records
Travis County, TX Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Travis County, TX?
A list of Travis County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Austin Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1507, Austin, TX 78767-1507
- Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, P.O. Box 2287, 810 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX 78768-228
- Barker Texas History Center, UT-Austin SRH 2, 101, Austin, TX 78713-7330
- Catholic Archives of Texas, P.O. Box 13327, 1600 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78811-3327
- Eugene C. Baker Center for American History, University of Texas, Sid Richardson Hall 2.109, Austin, TX 78712
- Mirabeau B. Lamar Library, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712
- Texas Land Office, Archives & Records Division, Stephen F. Austin Bldg., 1700 North Congress, Austin, TX 78701-1495
- German-Texan Heritage Society, 507 E. 10th St., P.O. Box 684171, Austin, TX 78768-4171
- Texian Heritage Society, 15742 Fitzhugh Rd., Austin 78736
- Travis 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 Travis County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Texas Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Texas State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Travis County, Texas Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Travis County, Texas Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Travis County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Travis County.