Gonzales County Records
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OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK

BIRTH RECORD (AMENDMENTS), 1961-1994
Index:  The index to Birth Record Amendments is not available at this time.
Notes:  (a)  Dates listed are file dates; actual event dates are ca. 1906-1922. (b)  Volumes A-K, L-Z and Volume 1 are not available at this time. (c)  Part of Volume 2, pages 1-110, and Volume 4, pages 50 to end of volume, are not available at this time.

Reel 2021393
1961-1994 Vol. 2 (from page 111)
1961-1994 Vol. 3
1961-1994 Vol. 4 (to page 49)

 

COMMISSIONERS’ COURT MINUTES, 1857-1871

Reel 2056794
1857-1871 Vol. 3

 

COUNTY COURT CIVIL DOCKET, 1867-1869
Note:  Located on pages 1-29 of the Probate Docket and index.

Reel 1310956
1867-1869

 

DEATH CERTIFICATES, 1942-1944; 1946-1948

Reel 2021540
1942-1944
1946-1948

 

DEATH RECORD, 1907-1971
Index:  Each volume individually indexed.
Notes:  (a)  Volume 1, 1903-1906, is not available at this time. (b) In volume 8, actual event dates are ca. 1927-1936. (c)  A gap exists in the death recording from April 20, 1928 to October 16, 1929.  According to the Gonzales County Archives & Record Center, the missing records can be found in the Texas State Bureau of Vital Statistics records in Austin.

Reel 2021406
1907-1909 Vol. 2 A-K
1907-1909 Vol. 3 L-Z
1910-1918 Vol. 3A
1918-1924 Vol. 4
1924-1925 Vol. 5
1925-1928 Vol. 6
1929-1930 Vol. 7 (to page 161)

Reel 2021407
1930-1934 Vol. 7 (from page 160)
1932-1936 Vol. 8
1936-1942 Vol. 9
1942-1944 Vol. 10 (to page 175)

Reel 2021539
1941-1949 Vol. 10 (from page 175)
1949-1959 Vol. 11
1959-1965 Vol. 12 (to page 425)

Reel 2021540
1965-1969 Vol. 12 (from page 425)
1969-1971 Vol. 13 (to page 284)

Reel 2021698
1965-1970

 

DEATH RECORD (CITY), 1917-1964
Index:  Each volume is individually indexed.
Notes:  (a) Arranged alphabetically by surname. (b) The certificate number in the index is referencing the number in the lower left hand corner in the field titled Registrar’s File No.

Reel 2021540
1917-1948

Reel 2021541
1948-1964

 

(DEED) BOARD OF LAND COMMISSIONERS, 1836-1855
Note:  At the end of Reel 2026794, there was one preemption claim dated 1856.

Reel 2026794
1836-1839
1838-1846 Republic of Texas
1846-1855 State of Texas

 

DEED RECORD, 1837-1993
Index:  For indexes to the Deed Record, 1846-1926, request the following reels:
Direct:
Reel 1310941 A-C (part)
Reel 1310942 C (part)-Mc (part)
Reel 1310943 H-Q (part)
Reel 1310944 M-Z (part)
Reel 1310945 T-Z (part)
Reverse:
Reel 1310945 A-D (part)
Reel 1310946 D (part)-Mc
Reel 1310947 M-S
Reel 1310948 T-Z
Note:  Volumes A-F are individually indexed.  Volume K (1855-1855) is a transcription of pages 1-284 of Volume K (1855-1856).

Reel 1310602
1837-1839 Vol. A
1839-1841 Vol. B
1840-1844 Vol. C
1841-1845 Vol. D (to page 270)

Reel 1310603
1845 Vol. D (from page 269)
1845 Vol. E
1845-1847 Vol. F

Reel 1310604
1847-1851 Vol. G
1851-1852 Vol. H
1852-1852 Vol. I (to page 311)

Reel 1310605
1852-1854 Vol. I (from page 310)
1854-1855 Vol. J
1855 Vol. K

Reel 1310606
1855-1856 Vol. K
1856-1857 Vol. L (to page 501)

Reel 1310607
1855-1857 Vol. L (from page 500)
1858-1859 Vol. M
1859-1860 Vol. N (to page 493)

Reel 1310608
1859-1860 Vol. N (from page 492)
1860-1865 Vol. O
1866-1867 Vol. P
1867-1868 Vol. Q (to page 237)

Reel 1310609
1867-1868 Vol. Q (from page 236)
1869-1870 Vol. R
1870 Vol. S (to page 463)

Reel 1310610
1870-1871 Vol. S (from page 462)
1871-1873 Vol. T
1873-1874 Vol. U (to page 171)

Reel 1310611
1873-1874 Vol. U (from page 170)
1874-1876 Vol. V (to page 756)

Reel 1310612
1874-1876 Vol. V (from page 754)
1876-1877 Vol. W

Reel 1310613
1877-1878 Vol. X
1878-1879 Vol. Y (to page 263)

Reel 1310935
1879 Vol. Y (from page 262)
1879-1880 Vol. Z
1880-1881 Vol. A2 (to page 357)

Reel 1310936
1880-1881 Vol. A2 (from page 356)
1881 Vol. B2
1881-1882 Vol. C2

Reel 1310937
1882 Vol. D2
1882-1883 Vol. E2

Reel 1310938
1883-1884 Vol. F2
1883-1884 Vol. G2

Reel 1310939
1884-1884 Vol. H2
1885 Vol. I2

Reel 1310940
1885-1886 Vol. J2
1885-1887 Vol. K2

Reel 1994300
1887 L-2
1887-1888 M-2
1888-1889 N-2 (to page 425)

Reel 1994301
1889 N-2 (from page 424)
1889 O-2
1889-1890 P-2
1889-1890 Q-2 (to page 201)

Reel 1994505
1890 Vol. Q2 (from page 200)
1890-1891 Vol. R2
1891 Vol. S2

Reel 1994506
1891-1992 T2
1892-1993 U2
1893 V2 (to page 400)

Reel 1994507
1893 V2 (from page 400)
1893-1894 W2
1894-1895 X2
1895 Y2 (to page 200)

Reel 1994602
1895 Y2 (from page 200)
1895-1896 Z2
1896 Vol. 53 (to page 585)

Reel 1994603
1896 Vol. 53 (from page 584)
1896-1897 Vol. 54
1897 Vol. 55
1897 Vol. 56 (to page 235)

Reel 1994738
1897-1898 Vol. 56 (from page 234)
1898 Vol. 57
1898-1899 Vol. 58 (to page 521)

Reel 1994739
1899 Vol. 58 (from page 521)
1899 Vol. 59
1899-1900 Vol. 60
1899-1900 Vol. 61 (to page 275)

Reel 1994740
1900 Vol. 61 (from page 275)
1900 Vol. 62
1900-1901 Vol. 63 (to page 445)

Reel 1995004
1901 Vol. 63 (from page 445)

 

(MARRIAGE) NOTICE OF INTENTION TO MARRY, 1929-1930
Index:  Each volume is individually indexed.

Reel 1995005
1929-1930 Vol. 1

 

MARRIAGE RECORD, 1829-1955
Index:  For indexes to the Marriage Record request the following reels:
Reel 1310948
1829-1952
1905-1952 A-M, Male
Reel 1310949
1905-1952 Mc-Z, Male
1905-1952 Female

Reel 1310949
1829-1869 Vol. A

Reel 1310953
1869-1875 Vol. B

Reel 1310954
1875-1876 Vol. B1 (to page 241)

Reel 1310955
1876-1878 Vol. B1 (from page 240)

Reel 1310953
1878-1880 Vol. C (to page 420)

Reel 1310954
1880-1881 Vol. C (from page 419)

Reel 1310955
1881-1884 Vol. C1

Reel 1310954
1884-1887 Vol. D

Reel 1310950
1893-1897 Vol. E
1897-1900 Vol. F
1899-1904 Vol. G

Reel 1310951
1899-1904 Vol. G
1904-1910 Vol. H

Reel 1310952
1910-1917 Vol. I
1916-1921 Vol. J

Reel 1995004
1922-1928 Vol. K
1928-1934 Vol. L
1934-1937 Vol. M (to page 251)

Reel 1995005
1937-1942 Vol. M (from page 251)
1942-1955 Vol. N

 

PROBATE CASE PAPERS, 1832-1890
Index:  For an index to Probate Case Papers, 1832-1918, request Reel 2027692.
Notes:  (a) The Index to Probate Case Papers is divided into three sections:  alphabetical listing of name, case number, type of case; numerical listing of case number and name; numerical listing of missing files. (b) On Reel 2030610, case numbers 555 and 554 are out of sequence, their positions are reversed. (c) On Reel 2030613, case number 687 is missing. (d) Dates listed are file dates, actual event dates are ca. 1873-1875; 1877-1889.

Reel 2027692
1832-1850 (#1 to 34)

Reel 2027693
1835-1850 (#35 to 76)

Reel 2027860
1836-1850 (#78 to 118)

Reel 2028078
1842-1850 (#120 to 160)

Reel 2028196
1845-1850 (#161 to 205)

Reel 2028197
1845-1850 (#206 to 246)

Reel 2028198
1840-1850 (#247 to 285)

Reel 2030314
1850 (#286 to 319)

Reel 2030315
1850-1860 (#320 to 338)

Reel 2030316
1850-1860 (#339 to 381b)

Reel 2030429
1850-1860 (#381b to 435)

Reel 2030430
1850-1860 (#438a to 468)

Reel 2030431
1850-1860 (#470 to 520)

Reel 2030610
1860 (#521 to 554)

Reel 2030611
1860-1870 (#556 to 627)

Reel 2030612
1860-1870 (#628 to 686)

Reel 2030613
1860-1870 (#688 to 729)

Reel 2030703
1860-1870 (#730 to 760)

Reel 2030704
1870-1880 (#761 to 802)

Reel 2030947
1870 (#803 to 852)

Reel 2030948
1870-1880 (#853 to 874)

Reel 2031033
1870 (#875 to 911)

Reel 2031034
1870-1880 (#912 to 1008A)

Reel 2031035
1880 (#1008B to 1054)

Reel 2031036
1880-1890 (#1055 to 1100)

 

PROBATE MINUTES, 1838-1935
Index:  For an index to the Probate Minutes from 1898 (Volume K), request Reel 1310957.  The only access to Volumes A-G and J of the Probate Minutes is through use of two docket-style indexes from 1838-1905 on Reel 1310956.  The second of these docket indexes also contains a Probate Docket, 1871-1905.
Note:  There is no Volume H or I in the Probate Minutes.

Reel 1310957
1838-1844 Vol. A
1844-1848 Vol. B

Reel 2026794
1844-1845 Vol. BB Supplemental Minutes

Reel 1310957
1848-1853 Vol. C

Reel 1310958
1853-1857 Vol. D
1857-1867 Vol. E
1867-1875 Vol. F (to page 227)

Reel 1310959
1868-1875 Vol. F (from page 226)
1875-1886 Vol. G
1894-1896 Vol. J (to page 161)

Reel 1310960
1894-1898 Vol. J (from page 160)
1898-1903 Vol. K
1904-1906 Vol. L (to page 181)

Reel 1310961
1906-1914 Vol. L (from page 180)
1911-1917 Vol. M

Reel 1995005
1917-1919 Vol. N (to page 201)

Reel 1995006
1919-1922 Vol. N (from page 200)
1922-1926 Vol. O
1926-1928 Vol. P (to page 469)

Reel 1995007
1928-1929 Vol. P (from page 469)
1929-1931 Vol. Q
1931-1935 Vol. R

 

PROBATE RECORD, 1838-1857; 1885-1948
Index:  For an index to the Probate Record from Volume J, request Reel 1310957.  Volumes A-B and H-I are individually indexed.  For access to Volumes C-D, use the docket-style indexes described under Probate Minutes.
Note:  Volumes E, F, and G are missing.

Reel 1310961
1838-1841 Vol. A (to page 211)

Reel 1310962
1838-1844 Vol. A (from page 210)
1844-1847 Vol. B
1848-1852 Vol. C
1853-1857 Vol. D (to page 441)

Reel 1310963
1853-1857 Vol. D (from page 440)
1885-1893 Vol. H
1894-1899 Vol. I (to page 511)

Reel 1310964
1899-1900 Vol. I (from page 510)
1900-1903 Vol. J
1902-1906 Vol. K (to page 511)

Reel 1310965
1902-1906 Vol. K (from page 510)
1906-1908 Vol. L
1907-1911 Vol. M (to page 511)

Reel 1312188
1907-1911 Vol. M (from page 510)
1911-1913 Vol. N
1913-1916 Vol. O (to page 527)

Reel 1312189
1913-1916 Vol. O (from page 526)
1916-1920 Vol. P
1914-1920 Vol. Q

Reel 1312190
1920-1924 Vol. R
1921-1925 Vol. S (to page 451)

Reel 1312191
1924-1925 Vol. S (from page 450)
1925-1927 Vol. T
1927-1929 Vol. U (to page 451)

Reel 1312192
1928-1929 Vol. U (from page 450)
1928-1929 Vol. V
1930-1931 Vol. W (to page 441)

Reel 1312193
1930-1931 Vol. W (from page 440)
1931-1933 Vol. X

Reel 1312194
1933-1935 Vol. Y
1891-1902 Vol. Z (to page 485)

Reel 1312195
1891-1902 Vol. Z (from page)
1901-1918 Vol. 27
1919-1948 Vol. 28

 

OFFICE OF THE COUNTY SURVEYOR

FIELD NOTES, 1892-1923
Index:  Each volume is individually indexed.

Reel 2089.02
1892-1905 Vol. C
1905-1908 Vol. D
1920-1923 Vol. E

 

LAND DISTRICT RECORD, 1838-1855
Index:  For an index to the Land District Record, 1838-1855, request Reel 2089.05.

Reel 2089.05
1838-1855

 

PRIVATE SURVEY RECORDS, 1924-1947
For indexes to the Private Survey Records, request the following reels:
Reel 2089.03 E & G
Reel 2089.04 H-I

Reel 2089.03
1924-1926 Vol. E
1927-1935 Vol. G

Reel 2089.04
1936-1945 Vol. H
1945-1947 Vol. I

 

SURVEY RECORDS, 1881-1899; 1914-1920
Index:  Each volume is individually indexed.

Reel 2089.01
1881-1889 Vol. A (Field Notes)
1889-1899 Vol. B
1914-1920 Vol. B1

 

OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT CLERK

DISTRICT COURT CIVIL CASE PAPERS, 1841-1931
Notes:  (a) Only the following types of cases have been filmed:  divorces, removal of disability of minor, naturalizations, and name changes. (b) Cases were filmed in numerical order of the final number.

Reel 2021764
1841-1876 (#2 to 3167)

Reel 2021765
1876-1890 (#3167 to 3934)

Reel 2021766
1890-1897 (#3934 to 4357)

Reel 2021767
1897-1901 (#4357 to 4645)

Reel 2021840
1901-1906 (#4645 to 5020)

Reel 2021841
1906-1911 (#5020 to 5288)

Reel 2021842
1911-1914 (#5288 to 5559)

Reel 2021977
1914-1916 (#5559 to 5835)

Reel 2021978
1916-1920 (to 5835)

Reel 2022159
1920-1924 (#6100 to 6442)

Reel 2022160
1924-1926 (#6442 to 6774)

Reel 2022196
1926-1931 (#6774 to 7103)

 

DISTRICT COURT CIVIL EXECUTION DOCKET, 1897-1928
Index:  For an index to the District Court Civil Execution Docket, 1897-1927, request Reel 2021698.
Note:  These notes are also used as an index to the District Court Civil Minutes.

Reel 2021698
1897-1916 Vol. 3
1918-1960 Vol. 4
1900-1928 Vol. F

 

DISTRICT COURT CIVIL FINAL RECORD, 1838-1861
Notes:  (a) Even though there was no index to the Final Record, a case may be located by searching the Index to Civil Minutes for the final number.  Cases in the Final Record seemed to be arranged in numerical order by the final number (although occasionally this order was broken). (b) This record series contains civil and criminal entries.

Reel 1312197
1838-1845 Vol. A
1844-1849 Vol. A2

Reel 1312198
1843-1845 Vol. B

Reel 2026618
1843-1850 Vol. B-2 (to page 201) (Final numbers 165-319)

Reel 2026619
1850-1852 Vol. B-2 (from page 200)
1852-1860 Vol. C (Final numbers 320-1666)
1857-1861 Vol. D (Final numbers 1159-1779)
1857 Vol. E (Final numbers 836-1139)

Reel 2026793
1857-1861 Vol. E (from page 169)

 

DISTRICT COURT CIVIL MINUTES, 1838-1934
Index:  For indexes to the District Court Civil Minutes, 1838-1900, request Reel 1312201.  For 1897-1960, request Reel 2021698, Civil Execution Docket.
Notes:  (a) The Civil Minutes volume contains the criminal cases but criminal cases do not appear to be indexed in the Civil Index. (b) Pages 29 though 78 of Volume M II are transcribed into Volume A.

Reel 1312198
1838-1845 Vol. 1

Reel 2022618
1845-1846 Vol. M II
1846-1854 Vol. A

Reel 1312198
1855-1858 Vol. B
1858-1861 Vol. C (to page 301)

Reel 1312199
1861-1868 Vol. C (from page 300)
1868-1874 Vol. D (to page 801)

Reel 1312200
1868-1874 Vol. D (from page 800)
1875-1879 Vol. F

Reel 1312201
1880-1885 Vol. G

Reel 2022196
1884-1886 Vol. H (to page 371)

Reel 2022197
1886-1888 Vol. H (from page 370)
1888-1892 Vol. I
1892-1895 Vol. J
1895-1896 Vol. K (to page 275)

Reel 2022198
1896-1898 Vol. K (from page 275)
1898-1901 Vol. L
1901-1903 Vol. M
1903-1904 Vol. N (to page 189)

Reel 2026565
1904-1907 Vol. N (from page 188)
1907-1913 Vol. O
1913-1922 Vol. P

Reel 2026566
1922-1929 Vol. Q
1929-1934 Vol. R

 

DISTRICT COURT CRIMINAL DOCKET, 1866-1930
Index:  For an index to the District Court Criminal Docket, 1866-1885, request Reel 2026793.  Each volume also individually indexed.
Note:  Listed in numerical order by primitive numbers.  Under column headed “Proceedings of County,” the final number is listed.

Reel 2026793
1886-1885 Vol. B
1885-1923 Vol. C (part, no page number)

Reel 2026794
1923-1930 Vol. C (part, no page number)

 

DIVORCE RECORD, 1927-1958

Reel 2026566
1911-1927 Vol. 1 (to page 240)

Reel 2026618
1927-1941 Vol. 1 (from page 240)
1941-1958 Vol. 1 (to page 441)

 

(NATURALIZATION) DECLARATIONS OF INTENTION, 1906-1929

Reel 1312197
1906-1929

 

NATURALIZATION RECORD, 1887-1929
Index:  The 1887-1902, 1912-1921, and 1919-1929 volumes are individually indexed.  The remaining volumes are not indexed.

Reel 1312196
1887-1902
1903-1906
1904-1906

Reel 1312196
1907-1912 Vol. 2
1912-1921
1919-1929 Vol. 3

 

SPANISH-MEXICAN RECORDS (PRE-REPUBLIC ARCHIVES), 1834-1835

AYUNTAMIENTO MINUTES, 1834-1835
Index:  Each volume is individually indexed.
Note:  Some loose pages in the front of the volume appear to be probate records.

Reel 2026618
1834-1835 (original)
1834-1835 (transcribed)

 

OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

SCHOLASTIC CENSUS, 1876; 1898; 1900-1908; 1910-1914; 1916-1941
Notes:  (a)  The Consolidated Scholastic Rolls have been bound into volumes by year.  Tight bindings on most volumes obstruct some information. (b) Early rolls are segregated by white, black, and Mexican.  Some rolls are divided by school district. (c)  The 1876 census also contains the Treasurer’s Book. (d)  1915 and 1935 censuses are missing. (e)  Reel 2027553 also contains an Index and History of School Districts.  This index lists the number each district is assigned at creation then the history of annexations/assimilations of the common districts into independent districts.

Reel 2026794
1876
1898
1900-1901

Reel 2026985
1902-1908
1910 (continued)

Reel 2027128
1910 (continued)-1914
1916-1919

Reel 2027129
1919-1925

Reel 2027152
1926-1931

Reel 2027388
1931-1934

Reel 2027389
1936-1941 (continued)

Reel 2027553
1941 (continued)-1946

 

OFFICE OF THE TAX ASSESSOR-COLLECTOR

TAX ROLLS, 1837-1910
Note:  A retake of the 1840 tax roll was on Reel 108904.

Reel 108901
1837-1880

Reel 108902
1880-1893

Reel 108903
1893-1902

Reel 108904
1902-1910

 

MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS

CITY OF GONZALES CITY COUNCIL MINUTES, 1847-1941
Index:  Individually indexed.  The index in Volume 2 is to ordinances only.
Notes:  (a)  Volume 1 also contains a record of municipal scrip issued by the ayuntamiento in compliance with the first article of Ordinance XIV, issued February 1, 1835. (b)  Volume 2 also contains accounts of municipal funds on pages 400-407, 420-423, and 426.

Reel 1312201 A
1847-1880 Vol. 1
1881-1894 Vol. 2
1894-1903 Vol. 3
1903-1925 Vol. 4 (to page 141)

Reel 1312201 B
1903-1925 Vol. 4 (from page 142)
1925-1930 Vol. 5
1930-1941 Vol. 6 (to page 133)

Reel 1312201 C
1930-1941 Vol. 6 (from page 134)

 

CITY OF GONZALES MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS, 1881-1889; 1897…1908
Note:  (a) This reel is a mixture of records documenting the operation of the city, organized in packets. Records include City of Gonzales papers, city council papers, oaths and bonds, redeemed bonds and warrants, receipt book and vouchers. (b) The notation ... indicates that the year listed is not inclusive; there may be additional years and records.

Reel #1
1881-1884 (City of Gonzales)
1885-1889 (City Council)
1897 (Oaths and Bonds)
1906-1908 (Receipt Book)
1900… (Vouchers)

 

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