Austin County Records
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OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK

BOARD OF LAND COMMISSIONERS, MINUTES, 1838-1855
Index: Each volume was individually indexed.
Note: The index at the beginning of Volume 2 was not applicable to these volumes but was an index to Probate Minutes 1830-1840.

Reel 1838536
1838-1855 Vol. 1
1838-1855 Vol. 2

 

CENSUS RECORD, 1850, 1858
Note: One page of the each original schedule has been included for column headings; otherwise, the census records were transcribed. The 1850 U.S. Census listed all members of household; the 1858 State of Texas census only listed heads of household.

Reel 1838537
1850 Austin County, U.S. Census
1858 Austin County, State of Texas Census

 

COLONIAL RECORDS, 1824-1837
Notes: (a) This record contained a mixture a different instruments including bills of sale, naturalizations, estates, bonds, powers of attorney, wills and deeds. (b) Item One contained the names of many of the original settlers in Austin's Colony and in the town of San Felipe de Austin. (c) Item Two, predating Item One, contained some documents signed by Stephen F. Austin as acting Judge over the colony. (d) Both items contained water-stained and/or torn pages.

Reel 1839484
1833-1837 Item 1
1824-1832 Item 2

 

COMMISSIONERS COURT MINUTES, 1849-1866
Index: Each volume was individually indexed.
Note: There are two indexes in Volume D: the one in the front indexes the minutes and the one in the back lists naturalizations but no specific names are listed; therefore, you must search (Naturalization) Record of Foreign Citizenship for the specific names.

Reel 1838536
1849-1859 Vol. C
1857-1866 Vol. D

 

COUNTY COURT CIVIL MINUTES, 1876-1914
Index: For an index to the Civil Minutes, 1876-1977, request Reel 1019283.

Reel 1019283
1876-1893 Vol. A
1893-1914 Vol. B

 

DEATH CERTIFICATES, 1933-1965
Notes: (a) These certificates were xerox copies; therefore, created poor quality copies. (b) Number 4045 was either missing or a numbering error.

Reel 1839981
1933-1947 #740 to 3000

Reel 1839982
1947-1962 #3001 to 5200

Reel 1839983
1962-1965 #5201 to 5620

 

DEED RECORD, 1837-1901
Index: For indexes to the Deed Record, 1837-1920, request the following reels:
Reel 1017501 -- Direct
Reel 1017502 -- Reverse
Reel 1822299
1890-1908 Direct Index to Deeds, Vol. C
1882-1920 Reverse Index to Deeds, Vol. B

Reel 1017503
1837-1839 Vol. A
1839-1845 Vol. B

Reel 1017504
1845-1849 Vol. C
1849-1852 Vols. D-E

Reel 1017505
1852-1856 Vol. F
1856-1859 Vol. G

Reel 1017506
1859-1860 Vol. H
1855-1857 Vols. I-J

Reel 1017507
1860-1862 Vol. K
1862-1866 Vol. L

Reel 1017508
1866-1868 Vol. M

Reel 1017509
1868-1869 Vol. N

Reel 1017510
1869-1870 Vol. O

Reel 1017511
1870-1871 Vol. P
1871-1872 Vol. Q

Reel 1017512
1871-1872 Vol. R
1872-1874 Vol. S

Reel 1017513
1874-1875 Vol. T
1875-1877 Vol. U

Reel 1017514
1877-1979 Vol. V
1879-1880 Vol. W

Reel 1017515
1880-1881 Vol. X
1881-1882 Vol. Y

Reel 1017516
1882-1883 Vol. Z

Reel 1017517
1883-1884 Vol. 1
1884-1885 Vol. 2

Reel 1017518
1884-1885 Vol. 3
1885-1886 Vol. 4

Reel 1822299
1886-1887 Vol. 5 (to page 481)

Reel 1822300
1887 Vol. 5 (from page 480)
1887-1888 Vol. 6
1888-1889 Vol. 7
1889 Vol. 8 (to page 331)

Reel 1822301
1889 Vol. 8 (from page 330)
1889-1890 Vol. 9
1890-1891 Vol. 10
1891 Vol. 11 (to page 155)

Reel 1822302
1891-1892 Vol. 11 (from page 155)
1892 Vol. 12
1892-1893 Vol. 13 (to page 500)

Reel 1822303
1893 Vol. 13 (from page 500)
1893-1894 Vol. 14
1894 Vol. 15
1894-1895 Vol. 16 (to page 227)

Reel 1822304
1895 Vol. 16 (from page 226)
1895-1896 Vol. 17
1896-1897 Vol. 18
1897 Vol. 19 (to page 105)

Reel 1822305
1897 Vol. 19 (from page 105)
1897-1899 Vol. 20
1897-1899 Vol. 21 (to page 525)

Reel 1822306
1899 Vol. 21 (from page 524)
1899-1900 Vol. 22
1899-1902 Vol. 23
1900 Vol. 24 (to page 255)

Reel 1822330
1900-1901 Vol. 24 (from page 255)

 

DEED RECORD, SPANISH, ca. 1825-1835
Index: For an index to Spanish Deeds request Reel 1019280. Volume A indexed in volume.

Reel 1019280
ca. 1825-1835 Vol. 1 A1-C35
ca. 1825-1835 Vol. 2 C36-G34

Reel 1019281
ca. 1825-1835 Vol. 3 G35-L12
ca. 1825-1835 Vol. 4 L13-P83

Reel 1019282
ca. 1825-1835 Vol. 5 P84-T34
ca. 1825-1835 Vol. 6 T35-Y7

Reel 1838536
1837-1840 Vol. A

 

DISCHARGE RECORD, 1918-1951
Index: For Index to Military Discharges request Reel 1839983.

Reel 1839983
1918-1951

 

MARRIAGE BONDS, 1824-1835
Index: For index to Marriage Bonds, use the index to Marriage Record.

Reel 1019273
1824-1835

 

(MARRIAGE) NOTICE OF INTENTION TO MARRY, 1929-1933
Index: Each volume was individually indexed.

Reel 1839983
1929-1932 Vol. 1
1932-1933 Vol. 2

 

MARRIAGE RECORD, 1838-1938
Index: For an index to the Marriage Record, 1824-1974, request Reel 1019272. Volumes M, N, O, P contained individual indexes also.

Reel 1019273
1838-1844 Vol. A
1843-1849 Vol. B
1849-1858 Vol. C
1858-1870 Vol. D white

Reel 1019274
1865-1874 Vol. E black
1870-1881 Vol. F white
1874-1893 Vol. G black

Reel 1019275
1881-1891 Vol. H white
1891-1901 Vol. I white
1902-1911 Vol. J white

Reel 1019276
1893-1907 Vol. J black
1907-1920 Vol. K black

Reel 1822736
1911-1921 Vol. L white
1920-1938 Vol. M black
1921-1932 Vol. N white

 

MISCELLANEOUS RECORD, 1849-1865
Index: Each volume was individually indexed.
Note: Consisted of various instruments filed with the county clerk, including bills of sale for slaves and property, wills, crop liens, marriage contracts, deeds of trust, chattle mortages, bonds, and powers of attorney.

Reel 1019283
1849-1865 Vol. B

 

(NATURALIZATION) DECLARATIONS OF INTENTION, 1856-1906
Index: For a WPA index to naturalization records, 1855-1936, request Reel 1019284.

Reel 1019271
1856-1877 Vol. 1
1876-1903 Vol. B
1903-1906 Vol. C

 

NATURALIZATION RECORD, 1896-1906
Index: For a WPA index to naturalization records, 1855-1936, request Reel 1019284.

Reel 1019271
1896-1903 Vol. 1
1904-1906 Vol. 2

 

(NATURALIZATION) RECORD OF FOREIGN CITIZENSHIP, 1854-1877
Index: Each volume was individually indexed.
Notes: (a) The index in this volume also indexes the naturalizations contained in the Commissioner's Court Minutes, Volumes C & D (which were sometimes referred to as the Police Court Minutes) as well as the Probate Court Minutes Volumes B through G. (b) The WPA Naturalization Index seem to refer to these volumes; however it appears neither the Probate Minutes or the Commissioner's Court Minutes Indexes contained any refernce to these naturalizations.

Reel 1838536
1854-1877 Vol. 1

 

PROBATE MINUTES, 1837-1919
Index: For an index to the Probate Minutes, 1837-1977, request Reel 1017519.
Note: There were two volumes labeled "C" in the Probate Minutes.

Reel 1019277
1837-1837 Vol. A
1837-1842 Vol. B
1842-1852 Vol. C
1848-1852

Reel 1019278
1852-1853
1854-1858 Vol. C
1858-1862 Vol. D

Reel 1019279
1862-1866 Vol. E
1866-1868 Vol. F

Reel 1019267
1868-1872 Vol. G
1872-1884 Vol. H

Reel 1019268
1885-1891 Vol. I
1891-1900 Vol. J

Reel 1019269
1900-1909 Vol. K
1909-1919 Vol. L

Reel 1822734
1919-1925 Vol. M
1925-1928 Vol. N
1928-1929 Vol. O (to page 215)

Reel 1822735
1929-1931 Vol. O (from page 215)
1931-1933 Vol. P
1933-1935 Vol. Q (to page 532)

Reel 1822736
1933-1935 Vol. Q (from page 532)

 

(PROBATE) COLONIAL SUCCESION RECORD, ca. 1827-1871
Note: Arranged alphabetically.

Reel 1019270
ca. 1837-1839 Vol. 1
ca. 1831-1871 Vol. 2
ca. 1832-1852 Vol. 3
ca. 1827-1845 Vol. 4

 

(PROBATE) SUCCESSION RECORD, 1837-1919
Index: Use indexes to the Probate Minutes.
Note: There was no Volume G or J in the Succession Record.

Reel 1017520
1837-1838 Vol. A
1838-1841 Vol. B
1841-1866 Vol. C

Reel 1017521
1846-1852 Vol. D
1849-1853 Vol. E
1851-1855 Vol. F

Reel 1017522
1853-1860 Vol. H
1855-1858 Vol. I

Reel 1017523
1858-1862 Vol. K
1860-1866 Vol. L

Reel 1017524
1861-1866 Vol. M
1863-1866 Vol. N

Reel 1017525
1864-1877 Vol. O
1866-1867 Vol. P

Reel 1017526
1868-1875 Vol. Q
1869-1895 Vol. R

Reel 1017527
1870-1895 Vol. S
1872-1879 Vol. T

Reel 1019260
1876-1880 Vol. U
1879-1889 Vol. V

Reel 1019261
1884-1892 Vol. W
1892-1903 Vol. X

Reel 1019262
1883-1888 Vol. Y
1892-1903 Vol. Z

Reel 1019263
1895-1905 Vol. 1
1897-1907 Vol. 2

Reel 1019264
1901-1910 Vol. 3
1895-1907 Vol. 4

Reel 1019265
1905-1908 Vol. 5
1908-1919 Vol. 6

Reel 1019266
1912-1916 Vol. 7
1915-1919 Vol. 8

Reel 1822330
1917-1919 Vol. 9
1919-1924 Vol. 10
1921-1923 Vol. 11

Reel 1822734
1923-1925 Vol. 12

 

OFFICE OF THE DISTICT CLERK

DISTRICT COURT CIVIL CASE PAPERS, 1839-1940
Index: Use the Index to Civil Minutes to access case numbers.
Notes: (a) Only the following types of cases were filmed: application to sell property without spouse consent; divorce; name change; naturalization; partition of estate; removal of disability of a child. (b) Some case papers were divided between consecutive reels; therefore, when searching those cases, be sure to search both reels.

Reel 1838539
1839-1867 #95 to 1808

Reel 1838808
1867-1876 #1808 to 2749

Reel 1838809
1876-1883 #2749 to 3064

Reel 1838810
1883-1894 #3064 to 3492

Reel 1839046
1894-1900 #3492 to 3769

Reel 1839047
1900-1905 #3769 to 4054

Reel 1839048
1905-1910 #4054 to 4394

Reel 1839049
1910-1915 #4394 to 4686

Reel 1839050
1915-1919 #4686 to 5883

Reel 1839051
1919-1924 #5883 to 6165

Reel 1839222
1924-1928 #6165 to 6475

Reel 1839223
1928-1933 #6475 to 6886

Reel 1839224
1933-1938 #6886 to 7266

Reel 1839225
1938-1940 #7266 to 7403

 

DISTRICT COURT, CIVIL FEE BOOK, 1875-1912
Index: Each volume was individually indexed.
Note: The Fee Books were filmed in order to help resolve some possible indexing problems as well as to account for some missing Case File numbers.

Reel 1838537
1875-1885 Vol. 1A
1885-1897 Vol. 1B

Reel 1838538
1897-1901 Vol. 2A
1901-1905 Vol. 2B
1905-1908 Vol. 3A
1908-1912 Vol. 3B

 

DISTRICT COURT CIVIL MINUTES, 1841-1949
Index: For General Index to Civil Minutes request the following reels:
Reel 1838539
1839-1930 Index Vol. 1
Reel 1838537
1930-1988 Index Vol. 2
Reel 1838539
1839-1870 Reverse Index to Civil Minutes
Notes: (a) Since the Civil Minutes and Civil Record Books were all labeled as "Minute Books", discernment was needed to determine which records were indexed; therefore, the index which was previously filmed on Reel 1019285 has been refilmed along with the changes made since the first filming. (b) There was no Volume J in the District Court Civil Minutes. (c) Vol. O contained mostly Tax Suits and there was a small index for pages 276-336. The actual case papers were filed in the volume. (d) Vol. A also contained an index to Volumes A & B.

Reel 1839483
1841-1844 Vol. A

Reel 1019285
1843-1846 Vol. B
1847-1850 Vol. C
1847-1849 Vol. C2

Reel 1019286
1848-1851 Vol. D1
1851-1859 Vol. D2

Reel 1019287
1851-1855 Vol. E1
1859-1866 Vol. E2

Reel 1019288
1855-1868 Vol. F1
1867-1871 Vol. F2

Reel 1019289
1856-1873 Vol. G

Reel 1019290
1872-1880 Vol. H
1857-1875 Vol. H2

Reel 1019291
1881-1890 Vol. I
1890-1900 Vol. K

Reel 1019292
1900-1909 Vol. L

Reel 1839227
1909-1916 Vol. M
1916-1922 Vol. N

Reel 1839482
1919-1920 Vol. O
1919-1930 Vol. P
1930-1933 Vol. Q (to page 200)

Reel 1839483
1933-1938 Vol. Q (from page 200)
1939-1949 Vol. R

 

(NATURALIZATION) DECLARATIONS OF INTENTION, 1881-1917
Index: For a WPA index to naturalization records, 1855-1936, request Reel 1019284.
Notes: (a) Volumes whose numbers were placed in parathenses were considered "unmarked binder" in the WPA Index. (b) Certificates #316 and 317 were filmed with Statement of Facts for Declarations of Intention. (c) An unmarked folder was filmed before Vol. (2) which contained a Declaration of Intention for Anton Havland, 1911. Certificate #324 regarded this same individual and was located in Vol. (4).

Reel 1019284
1881-1902 Vol. 1
1904-1906 Vol. 2
1908-1917

Reel 1839226
1917-1919 Vol. 2 Certificates #101 to 200
1919-1929 Vol. 3 Certificates #201 to 315
1930-1938 Vol. 4 Certificates #318 to 338

 

NATURALIZATION PAPERS, 1849-1906
Index: For a WPA index to naturaliztion records request Reel 1019284.
Notes: (a) In the WPA Index, these papers were referenced as papers in a packet labeled "Declarations." (b) The papers were arranged alphabetically by surname. (c) Four items, filed 1849, contained multiple names; therefore, were filmed first -- the items contained these names: Hans Von Specht & Friedrick Eicke; Ernest Knolle & Freiderich W. Muller; William V. Wedell, Hermann Meier, Conrad Schuddemagen; Ferdinand Voight, Edward Glass & Adolph Glass.

Reel 1839225
1849-1906 A-Z

 

NATURALIZATION PAPERS, STATEMENT OF FACTS FOR DECLARATIONS OF INTENTION, ca. 1910-1930
Index: For a WPA index to naturalization records request Reel 1019284.
Notes: (a) In the WPA Index these papers are referenced as "loose papers". (b) Papers are arranged alphabetically by surname. (c) Some individuals immigrated as early as ca. 1862 but papers were not filed until ca 1910-1930.

Reel 1839226
ca. 1910-1930 A-Z

 

(NATURALIZATION) PETITION AND RECORD, 1907-1938
Index: For a WPA index to naturalization records request Reel 1019284. There was a partial index within each volume.
Notes: (a) Occasionally, names were indexed in WPA Index which were not indexed in individual volume. (b) Last page of volume 2 contained an application for Ed Winkler (Vinkler) whom also had a spoiled petition on page 77 of Vol. 2.

Reel 1839226
1907-1913 Vol. 1
1913-1922 Vol. 2
1921-1928 Vol. 3
1930-1938 Vol. 4

 

NATURALIZATION RECORD, 1854-1906
Index: For a WPA index to naturalization records, 1855-1936, request Reel 1019284.

Reel 1019284
1854-1878
1881-1903 Vol. 1
1904-1906 Vol. 2

 

OFFICE OF THE TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR

TAX ROLLS, 1837-1910

Reel 100801
1837-1881

Reel 100802
1881-1893

Reel 100803
1893-1901

Reel 100804
1901-1907

Reel 100805
1908-1910

 

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