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OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK

BIRTH CERTIFICATES, ca. 1928-1938
Index: Indexed in Index to Birth and Death Record, request Reel 1845909.
Note: Only the index is available at this time.

 

BIRTH RECORD, 1903-1928
Index: For an index to the Birth Record, request Reel 1845909, 1928-1937. Some volumes were individually indexed.
Notes: (a) This series also contains delayed births. (b) Some volumes were too fragile to copy; therefore, transcribed volumes were filmed. (c) Beginning ca. 1910 all birth records for the City of Tyler were recorded and housed at the Tyler City Hall; therefore, were not included in this series.

Reel 1845909
1903-1910 Vol. 1 (Transcribed)
1910-1917 Vol. 2
1917-1927 Vol. 3 (Transcribed)
1927-1928 Vol. 4

 

DEATH CERTIFICATES, 1932-1935
Index: Indexed in Index to Birth and Death Record, request Reel 1845909.
Notes: (a) Parts of the Death Certificates are not available at this time. (b) After 1910, all deaths that occurred in the City of Tyler were recorded at City Hall.

Reel 1854252
1932-1935 (#1-291 through 1-2480)

 

DEATH RECORD, 1903-1967
Index: For an index to Death Records, 1928-1938, request Reel 1846493.
Notes: (a) The first four volumes were arranged alphabetically by the first letter of the surname, then by date. (b) Volume three has duplicated numbering: #1285-1384 were reused after the first #1384. Also within this reused number set, #1304-1317 were used a third time. (c) Beginning ca 1910 all deaths that occurred in the City of Tyler were recorded at the Tyler City Hall; therefore, were not included in these records. (d) Beginning with Volume 8, this series included some delayed deaths.

Reel 1846492
1903-1910 Vol. 1

Reel 1846493
1910-1917 Vol. 2
1917-1927 Vol. 3
1927-1928 Vol. 4 (Vol. 5 is the Index)
1938-1942 Vol. 6
1942-1946 Vol. 7

Reel 1853157
1946-1950 Vol. 8
1950-1954 Vol. 9
1954-1956 Vol. 10 (to page 230)

Reel 1853158
1956-1958 Vol. 10 (from page 230)
1958-1963 Vol. 11
1963-1965 Vol. 12 (to page 360)

Reel 1853159
1965-1967 Vol. 12 (from page 360 to 541; other pages were past the cut-off date and therefore not filmed.)

 

DEED RECORD, 1846-1906
Index: For indexes to the Deed Record request the following reels:
Reel 1863488
1846-1888 Vols. A & B
Reel 1863489
1888-1901 Vols. C & D
Notes: (a) Index Volumes A & B contained overlapping years. (b) Deed Record A-1 (Reel 1863489) was the original Deed Volume A. The numbered pages were followed by lettered pages, "A" to "T". (c) Volume A Transcribed was the volume indexed in the General Index to Deeds. The original Volume A-1 may have information not found in the Transcribed volume. (d) Volume A-1 was the A-1 as listed in the General Index to Marriages. (e) Volume E contained 6 pages of a criminal court docket filed 1850-1851, cases #63 to 80.

Reel 1863489
1846-1848 Vol. A-1
1846-1848 Vol. A (Transcribed)

Reel 1863490
1848-1850 Vol. B
1850-1851 Vol. C
1851-1852 Vol. D

Reel 1863491
1852-1853 Vol. E
1853-1854 Vol. F
1854-1855 Vol. G (to page 415)

Reel 1863492
1855 Vol. G (from page 415)
1855-1857 Vol. H
1857-1858 Vol. I (to page 315)

Reel 1863493
1858 Vol. I (from page 315)
1856-1859 Vol. J
1858-1860 Vol. K (Transcribed)
1859-1860 Vol. L (to page 230)

Reel 1863494
1860-1861 Vol. L (from page 230)
1860-1863 Vol. M
1863-1866 Vol. N

Reel 1870028
1866-1868 Vol. O
1868-1870 Vol. P

Reel 1870029
1870-1871 Vol. Q
1871-1872 Vol. R

Reel 1870030
1871-1873 Vol. S
1872-1876 Vol. T (to page 790)

Reel 1870031
1875-1876 Vol. T (from page 790)
1873-1875 Vol. U
1875-1877 Vol. V

Reel 1870032
1876-1878 Vol. W
1877-1879 Vol. X
1877-1880 Vol. Y (to page 381)

Reel 1870033
1880 Vol. Y (from page 380)
1879-1881 Vol. Z
1880-1881 Vol. 27
1881-1883 Vol. 28 (to page 181)

Reel 1870034
1881-1883 Vol. 28 (from page 180)
1881-1883 Vol. 29
1883 Vol. 30 (to page 500)

Reel 1870035
1883 Vol. 30 (from page 500)
1883-1886 Vol. 31
1883-1884 Vol. 32

Reel 1869972
1884-1886 Vol. 33
1885-1887 Vol. 34
1887 Vol. 35 (to page 343)

Reel 1869973
1887 Vol. 35 (from page 342)
1887-1888 Vol. 36
1887-1890 Vol. 37
1887-1888 Vol. 38 (to page 526)

Reel 1869974
1887-1888 Vol. 38 (from page 526)
1888-1889 Vol. 39
1888-1889 Vol. 40

Reel 1869975
1889-1890 Vol. 41
1889-1890 Vol. 42
1890-1891 Vol. 43 (to page 149)

Reel 1869976
1890-1891 Vol. 43 (from page 149)
1890-1891 Vol. 44
1891-1892 Vol. 45 (to page 307)

Reel 1869977
1891-1892 Vol. 45 (from page 307)
1891-1892 Vol. 46
1892 Vol. 47 (to page 513)

Reel 1870601
1892 Vol. 47 (from page 513)
1892-1893 Vol. 48
1892-1893 Vol. 49

Reel 1870602
1893 Vol. 50
1893-1894 Vol. 51
1893-1894 Vol. 52 (to page 441)

Reel 1870603
1894 Vol. 52 (from page 440)
1894-1895 Vol. 53
1894-1895 Vol. 54

Reel 1870604
1895 Vol. 55
1895-1896 Vol. 56
1896-1897 Vol. 57 (to page 262)

Reel 1870605
1896-1897 Vol. 57 (from page 262)
1895-1901 Vol. 58
1895-1897 Vol. 59 (to page 420)

Reel 1870606
1897-1898 Vol. 59 (from page 420)
1896-1903 Vol. 60

Reel 1870607
1897 Vol. 61
1897-1898 Vol. 62
1898-1901 Vol. 63 (to page 320)

Reel 1870608
1900-1901 Vol. 63 (from page 320)
1898-1899 Vol. 64
1899-1900 Vol. 65 (to page 566)

Reel 1870609
1900 Vol. 65 (from page 566)
1898-1906 Vol. 66
1899-1901 Vol. 67
1900-1901 Vol. 68

 

MARRIAGE RECORD, 1848-1951
Index: For a General Index to Marriage Record, request the following reels:
Reel 1853159 (A-K, Male & Female)
Reel 1853160 (L-Z, Male & Female)
Notes: (a) Volume A also contained limited pages of Commissioners Court Docket pertaining to a contested election in 1854 and issuing retail licenses in 1851. (b) See Deed Record A1 for a few other early marriage records. (c) Letter "D" was not used in this series. (d) Volumes E & F were segregated racially. (e) Some volumes contained individual indexes. (f) Volume 47 (part) is not available at this time.

Reel 1853160
1848-1852 Vol. A
1851-1857 Vol. A1

Reel 1853161
1857-1867 Vol. B
1867-1869 Vol. C
1866-1870 Vol. E (black)
1868-1871 Vol. F (white)
1869-1871 Vol. F (black)
1871-1875 Vol. G (to page 461)

Reel 1853162
1875-1876 Vol. G (from page 460)
1875-1880 Vol. H
1880-1885 Vol. I
1885-1888 Vol. J (to page 401)

Reel 1853163
1888-1889 Vol. J (from page 400)
1889-1893 Vol. K
1893-1896 Vol. 12
1896-1897 Vol. 13 (to page 211)

Reel 1853164
1897-1899 Vol. 13 (from page 210)
1899-1901 Vol. 14
1901-1903 Vol. 15

Reel 1853165
1903-1906 Vol. 16
1906-1908 Vol. 17
1908-1909 Vol. 18 (to page 350)

Reel 1853166
1909-1910 Vol. 18 (from page 350)
1910-1912 Vol. 19

Reel 1853816
1912-1913 Vol. 20

Reel 1853817
1913-1916 Vol. 21
1916-1918 Vol. 22
1918 Vol. 23 (to page 121)

Reel 1853818
1918-1919 Vol. 23 (from page 120)
1919-1921 Vol. 24
1921-1923 Vol. 25 (to page 433)

Reel 1853819
1922-1923 Vol. 25 (from page 432)
1923-1925 Vol. 26
1925-1926 Vol. 27
1926 Vol. 28 (to page 25)

Reel 1853820
1926-1928 Vol. 28 (from page 25)
1928-1929 Vol. 29
1929-1931 Vol. 30

Reel 1853821
1931-1932 Vol. 31
1932-1934 Vol. 32
1934 Vol. 33 (to page 150)

Reel 1853822
1934-1935 Vol. 33 (from page 150)
1935-1936 Vol. 34
1936-1937 Vol. 35

Reel 1853823
1937-1938 Vol. 36
1938-1940 Vol. 37
1940 Vol. 38 (to page 150)

Reel 1853824
1940-1941 Vol. 38 (from page 150)
1941-1942 Vol. 39
1942-1943 Vol. 40 (to page 420)

Reel 1853825
1943-1944 Vol. 40 (from page 420)
1944-1945 Vol. 41
1945-1946 Vol. 42

Reel 1853826
1945-1946 Vol. 43
1946-1947 Vol. 44
1947-1948 Vol. 45 (to page 350)

Reel 1853827
1948 Vol. 45 (from page 350)
1948-1950 Vol. 46
1950-1951 Vol. 47 (to page 420)

 

PROBATE BOND RECORD, 1857-1878
Note: To access Bond Record, use Index to Probate Minutes, Volume 1.

Reel 1854614
1857-1868 Vol. A3
1868-1877 Vol. C2
1873-1878 Vol. C3

 

PROBATE CASE PAPERS, ca. 1846-1900
Index: For a General Index to Probate Cases, request Reel 1854611.
Notes: (a) The Probate Case Papers were indexed only by case number. Use this index to gain access to the Probate Papers ca. 1846-1885 or the Probate Docket. (b) Some early case papers were arranged in alphabetical order; therefore, alphabetical references in the case number column of the General Index to Probate Cases refer to papers on Reels 1863487 through 1871395.

Reel 1863487
ca 1846-1875 (A to Cowsar)

Reel 1870027
ca 1846-1875 (Craig to Holt)

Reel 1871392
ca 1846-1880 (Honeycutt to McDougal, Joseph) (part)

Reel 1871393
ca 1846-1880 (McDougal, Joseph) (continued) to Smith, J. H.

Reel 1871394
ca 1846-1880 (Smith, J.R. to Woodall)

Reel 1871395
ca 1846-1880 (Wren to Yeager; #1 to 12)

Reel 1871396
ca 1846-1880 (#13 to 41)

Reel 1872000
ca 1846-1880 (#42 to 98)

Reel 1872001
ca 1846-1880 (#99 to 129)

Reel 1872002
ca 1846-1880 (#130 to 167)

Reel 1872003
ca 1846-1880 (#168 to 245)

Reel 1872004
ca 1846-1880 (#246 to 320)

Reel 1872005
ca 1846-1880 (#324 to 370)

Reel 1887305
1870-1873 (#371 to 420) (part)

Reel 1887306
1873-1874 (#420 to 445) (continued)

Reel 1887307
1874 (#446 to 472)

Reel 1887308
1875-1876 (#473 to 508)

Reel 1887309
1876-1877 (#509 to 530)

Reel 1887310
1877-1878 (#532 to 563)

Reel 1887311
1878-1880 (#564 to 618)

Reel 1887312
1880-1882 (#619 to 671)

Reel 1887313
1882-1883 (#672 to 727)

Reel 1888262
1883-1884 (#728 to 775)

Reel 1888263
1884-1886 (#776 to 834) (part)

Reel 1888264
1886-1887 (#834) (continued)

Reel 1888265
1887-1888 (#878 to 922)

Reel 1888266
1888-1890 (#923 to 997)

Reel 1888267
1890-1891 (#998 to 1045)

Reel 1888268
1891-1893 (#1046 to 1138)

Reel 1888269
1893-1895 (#1139 to 1223)

Reel 1888270
1895-1896 (#1224 to 1294)

Reel 1901506
1896-1898 (#1295 to 1362)

Reel 1901507
1898-1899 (#1363 to 1411)

Reel 1901508
1899-1900 (#1412 to 1470) (Addendum Items: 1854 Lott, Arthur; 1862 Thompson, Thos. A; 1862 Thornton, W.; 1859 #18 C.C. Taylor; 1866 #255 Swann, M.L.)

 

PROBATE DOCKET, 1879-1927
Index: Each volume was individually indexed. Reel 1854611, General Index to Probate Cases, may also access the Probate Docket.
Notes: (a) The Probate Dockets were used to access the Probate Minutes Volumes 1-40, ca 1879-1930. In the "Order of the Court" column after each entry, a reference number should indicate the volume and page number of the Probate Minutes (single digit numbers refer to a page in Volume 1.) (b) Probate cases often carry over to the next volume of the docket; therefore, all dockets should be searched for references. (c) Docket dated 1898-1927, (split between Reel 1854613 and 1854614), was a compilation of three volumes which split up the original order of the dockets; therefore, for clarity, the three volumes were filmed as one, (now titled 1,2,4.) This docket was arranged alphabetically by surname but some pages were filmed out of order: some "C's were filmed in the "D"s; some"P"s in the "R"s; part of the "W" index was filmed in the "W"s.

Reel 1854611
1879-1885 Vol. 1 (to page 270)

Reel 1854612
1883-1885 Vol. 1 (from page 270)
1885-1895 Vol. 2
1895-1905 Vol. 3
1904-1913 Vol. 4 (to page 441)

Reel 1854613
1904-1913 Vol. 4 (from page 440)
1898-1927 Vol. 1,2,4 (#1034 - 4204, A-R)

Reel 1854614
1898-1927 Vol. 1,2,4 (#1034 - 4204, S-Z)

 

PROBATE MINUTES, 1847-1931
Index: For an index to Probate Minutes request the following reels:
Reel 1854611
1846-1876 Vol. 1 (C-Z)
Reel 1854617
1871-1879 Vols. E&F
Notes: (a) Index Volume 1 (A-B), 1846-1876, is not available at this time. (b) Probate Minutes Volumes E and F, as well as part of Volumes 1 & 2, were individually indexed. (c) Use Probate Docket to access Minutes, Volumes 1 to 40. (d) When searching Probate Minutes, it was suggested to also search Probate Case Papers 1846-1885 since they may contain information not found in the Probate Minutes. (e) Also see Index to District Court Civil Minutes as a supplement to other Probate indices. At the end of each letter section within Index Volume 1 was a page indexing the Probate actions of the District Court during the 1870-1876 time period.

Reel 1854614
1847-1851 Vol. A
1850-1854 Vol. A1
1854-1855 Vol. A2
1857-1868 Vol. A3 (Bond Record)

Reel 1854615
1855-1857 Vol. B
1857-1862 Vol. B1
1857-1866 Vol. C

Reel 1854616
1861-1868 Vol. C1
1868-1877 Vol. C2 (Bond Record)
1873-1879 Vol. C3 (Bond Record)
1866-1868 Vol. D
1868-1870 Vol. D1 (Final Record, Estates, to page 351)

Reel 1854617
1869-1876 Vol. D1 (Final Record, Estates, from page 350)
1871-1878 Vol. E
1878-1879 Vol. F

Reel 1862090
1876-1881 Vol. 1
1881-1883 Vol. 2
1883-1884 Vol. 3 (to page 371)

Reel 1862091
1884-1885 Vol. 3 (from page 370)
1885-1888 Vol. 4
1888-1889 Vol. 5

Reel 1862092
1889-1891 Vol. 6; Vol. 7 (Lunacy not filmed)
1891-1893 Vol. 8
1893-1894 Vol. 9 (to page 451)

Reel 1862093
1894-1895 Vol. 9 (from page 450)
1895-1897 Vol. 10
1896-1906 Vol. 11
1896-1919 Vol. 12

Reel 1862094
1895-1915 Vol. 13
1897-1900 Vol. 14
1900-1903 Vol. 15

Reel 1862095
1902-1920 Vol. 16
1903-1905 Vol. 17 (continued in Volume 19)
1905-1919 Vol. 18
1905-1906 Vol. 19 (continued from Vol. 17) (to page 185)

Reel 1862096
1906-1909 Vol. 19 (from page 185)
1907-1919 Vol. 20
1909-1912 Vol. 21

Reel 1862097
1911-1921 Vol. 22
1912-1915 Vol. 23
1913-1921 Vol. 24
1915-1916 Vol. 25 (to page 216)

Reel 1862098
1916-1918 Vol. 25 (from page 216)
1918-1920 Vol. 26
1920-1922 Vol. 27 (to page 486)

Reel 1862099
1920-1922 Vol. 27 (from page 486)
1922-1924 Vol. 28
1924-1926 Vol. 29
1925-1926 Vol. 30 (to page 130)

Reel 1862100
1926-1927 Vol. 30 (from page 130)
1927 Vol. 31
1927-1928 Vol. 32 (to page 387)

Reel 1862101
1927-1928 Vol. 32 (from page 387)
1928-1929 Vol. 33
1929 Vol. 34

Reel 1862102
1930 Vol. 35
1930-1931 Vol. 36

 

OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT CLERK

APPRENTICE RECORD, 1867-1870
Index: Partial individual index.
Notes: (a) This volume had no clear volume number designation, but was referred to in recent cataloging as Volume 2. (b) This volume contained court actions to apprentice black children to adults. These apprenticeships included the name of the child, child's age, to whom child was apprenticed, length of term, and sometimes who the child's parents were.

Reel 1927774
1867-1870 Vol. 2

 

DISTRICT COURT CIVIL CASE PAPERS, 1849-1941
Index: For an index to District Court Civil Case Papers, 1849-1941, use Index to District Court Civil Minutes.
Notes: (a) Only the following types of cases were filmed: divorce, naturalization, name change, partition, removal of disability, and other selected cases. (b) The Addendum Item on Reel 1941205 included all packets missed or filmed in the wrong location in this series.

Reel 1902672
1849-1870 (#32 to 1624)

Reel 1902673
1871-1884 (#1638 to 2614)

Reel 1902674
1884-1890 (#2618 to 3318)

Reel 1902675
1891-1895 (#3326 to 4103)

Reel 1902676
1895-1899 (#4107 to 4863)

Reel 1902677
1899-1903 (#4865 to 5399)

Reel 1902678
1903-1906 (#5400 to 5900)

Reel 1902569
1906-1908 (#5901 to 6336)

Reel 1903479
1908-1910 (#6341 to 6710)

Reel 1903480
1910-1912 (#6711 to 7063)

Reel 1903481
1912-1914 (#7064 to 7380)

Reel 1903482
1914-1916 (#7381 to 7877)

Reel 1903483
1916-1917 (#7878 to 8299)

Reel 1903484
1917-1918 (#8300 to 8635)

Reel 1903485
1918-1919 (#8636 to 8964)

Reel 1906206
ca 1919-1921 (#8966 to 9400)

Reel 1906207
ca 1921-1922 (#9401 to 9840)

Reel 1906208
1922-1923 (#9841 to 10311)

Reel 1906209
1923-1925 (#10312 to 10550 & 1A to 209A)

Reel 1906210
1925-1926 (#210A to 678A)

Reel 1906211
1926-1927 (#679A to 1049A)

Reel 1906212
1927-1928 (#1151A to 1592A)

Reel 1906213
1928-1929 (#1593A to 1994A)

Reel 1906214
1929-1930 (#1995A to 2514A)

Reel 1906899
1930-1931 (#2519A to 3119A)

Reel 1906900
1931-1932 (#3120A to 3700A)

Reel 1906901
1932-1933 (#3701A to 4274A)

Reel 1906902
1933 (#4278A to 4789A)

Reel 1906903
1933-1934 (#4790A to 5212A)

Reel 1906904
1934 (#5213A to 5626A)

Reel 1906905
1934-1935 (#5627A to 6025A)

Reel 1906906
1935-1936 (#6026 to 6435A)

Reel 1906907
1936 (#6439 to 6826A)

Reel 1906984
1936-1937 (#6827A to 7192A)

Reel 1939914
1937 (#7193A to 7489A)

Reel 1939915
1937 (#7490A to 7804A)

Reel 1939916
1937-1938 (#7805A to 8078)

Reel 1939917
1938 (#8079A to 8400A)

Reel 1939918
1938-1939 (#8401A to 8679A)

Reel 1939919
1939 (#8680A to 9027A)

Reel 1939920
1939 (#9028A to 9347A)

Reel 1939921
1939-1940 (#9349A to 9671A)

Reel 1939922
1940 (#9672A to 9978A)

Reel 1941205
1940-1941 (#9979A to 10108A)
ca 1887-1934 Addendum re: (#2873, #6658, #6662, #6800, #6916, #7000, #7135, #7350, #7422, #7615, #8058, #8160, #9376, #2619A, #3073A, #3124A, and #4877A)

 

DISTRICT COURT CIVIL DOCKET, 1909-1930
Index: For an index to the District Court Civil Docket, 1910-1926, request Reel 1941206. This record series was individually indexed in Volume 3 of Index to District Court Civil Minutes.
Note: This series indexed the District Court Minutes and Divorce Record. It was arranged numerically ascending, although some of the numbers were missing (especially at the beginning.)

Reel 1941208
1909-1913 (#6502 to 7260)

Reel 1941209
1913-1920 (#7261 to 9150)

Reel 1941210
1920-1925 (#9151 to 10551 and 1A to 500A)

Reel 1941211
1925-1930 (#501A to 2400A)

Reel 1954134
1930 (#2401A to 2636A)

 

DISTICT COURT CIVIL MINUTES, ca. 1846-1941
Index: For Index to District Court Civil Minutes request the following reels:
Reel 1941205
ca 1846-1891 Vol. 1
1891-1910 Vol. 2 (A to S)
Reel 1941206
1891-1910 Vol. 2 (T to Z)
1910-1926 Vol. 3
1910-1926 Vol. 3 (Transcribed Plaintiffs (A to I))
Reel 1941207
1910-1926 Vol. 3 (Transcribed Plaintiffs (J to Z) and Defendants (A to I; J to Z were missing)
1926-1931 Vol. 4
1931-1941 Vol. 5 Plaintiffs (A to Mc)
Reel 1941208
1931-1941 Vol. 5 Plaintiffs (N to Z)
1931-1941 Vol. 5 Defendants
Notes: (a) Volumes A through K of this series also contain criminal minutes. (b) Volumes E, F & G contain some probate minutes. (c) For a more complete index to Volumes A to C, see Abstract, District Court Minutes, Smith County, Texas 1847-1857, published by the East Texas Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 6967, Tyler, TX 75711.
Note re Index Volumes 1 and 2: (a) Volumes 1 and 2 of the Index to District Court Civil Minutes were used to index the District Court Civil Case Papers, the District Court Civil Minutes and the Probate Court Minutes which were found in the District Court Civil Minutes. (b) The left-side pages of the Index Volume 1 were direct indexing by Plaintiff. The first column of these pages contained the "Original Number" assigned to each case which is used to find cases in the District Court Civil Case Papers, but if this number was missing or obscured, refer to the volume and page number in the District Court Civil Minutes to find the original case number. The second column on the Direct Index page, labeled"No. of Case" contained the Final Number of each case and was not used as a finding aid. The columns labeled "Book" and "Page of Entries" refer to the District Court Civil Minutes. The number located in the column labeled"Date of Judgement" was the page number of the judgement in the District Court Civil Minutes. (c) The right-side pages of the Index Volume 1 were an indirect index of defendants. The "Number of Case" column contained the Final Number of each case which was not used as a finding aid. In the "Date of Judgement" column labeled "Month" was the page number of the final judgement in the District Court Civil Minutes; and the area labeled "Year" contained the Original Number assigned to the case. This original number was used to reference the District Court Civil Case Papers but if it was missing or obscured, refer to the volume and page number in the District Court Civil Minutes to locate the case number. (d) At the end of each letter section was a page indexing the Probate actions of the District Court during the 1870-1876 time period. This index may supplement other Probate indices.
Note re Index Volumes 3 & 4: (a) Even though these volumes were a continuation of the Index to District Court Civil Minutes, they indexed the District Court Dockets, which in turn provided access to the appropriate minute books. Within Index Volumes 3 & 4, items were filmed in the following order: Civil Plaintiffs Index; Civil Defendants Index; State of Texas Criminal Defendants Index; State of Texas Tax Defendants Index; The City of Tyler Tax Defendants; the Justice of the Peace Examining Trial & Inquest Index. (b) Each section was divided into secondary letter segments but entries were not alphabetized within the letter segment. (c) For ExParte actions, check the "E" section of the Civil Plaintiffs Index or the person's name in the Civil Defendants Index. (d) Some of the original Volume 3 may be illegible; therefore, you may wish to search Transcribed Volume 3 filmed on the same reel.
Note re Index Volume 5: (a) Use the number to locate the Civil Case Papers. (b) Use the Minute Book Volume and page to locate the judgement. Letter designations refer to the District Court Civil Minutes. Number designations could be either Special District Court Civil Minutes or the Divorce Record.

Reel 1954135
1846-1850 Vol. A
1851-1854 Vol. B (to page 345)

Reel 1954136
1854 Vol. B (from page 344)
1855-1858 Vol. C
1858-1866 Vol. D
1867-1870 Vol. E

Reel 1954137
1870-1872 Vol. F
1872-1875 Vol. G
1875-1878 Vol. H (to page 581)

Reel 1954138
1878 Vol. H (from page 580)
1878-1881 Vol. I
1881-1883 Vol. J
1883-1885 Vol. K (to page 457)

Reel 1954139
1885-1886 Vol. K (from page 456)
1886-1890 Vol. L
1890-1893 Vol. M
1893-1895 Vol. N (to page 343)

Reel 1954140
1895-1896 Vol. N (from page 342)
1896-1898 Vol. O
1899-1902 Vol. P
1902-1903 Vol. Q (to page 201)

Reel 1954141
1903-1906 Vol. Q (from page 200)
1906-1910 Vol. R
1910-1915 Vol. S

Reel 1954142
1915-1920 Vol. T
1920-1924 Vol. U
1924-1926 Vol. V (to page 292)

Reel 1954143
1926-1927 Vol. V (from page 292)
1927-1930 Vol. W
1930-1931 Vol. X

Reel 1954144
1931-1932 Vol. Y
1932-1934 Vol. Z

Reel 1955621
1934-1935 Vol. A1
1935-1937 Vol. B1
1937-1939 C1 (to page 341)

Reel 1955622
1939-1941 Vol. C1 (from page 341)

 

DISTRICT COURT CIVIL MINUTES, SPECIAL DISTRICT COURT, 1933-1942

Reel 1955622
1933-1934 Vol. 1
1934-1936 Vol. 2

Reel 1955623
1936-1937 Vol. 3
1937-1938 Vol. 4
1938 Vol. 5 (to page 345)

Reel 1955624
1938-1939 Vol. 5 (from page 345)
1939-1940 Vol. 6
1940-1942 Vol. 7

 

DISTRICT COURT FINAL RECORD, 1856-1868
Index: Partial index in individual volumes.
Note: These volumes were unnumbered.

Reel 1927773
1856-1858
1857-1867
1868

 

DIVORCE RECORD, 1893-1951
Notes: (a) See the District Court Civil Minutes for additional divorces not found in this series. (b) This series contained only the judgements of the court. The case papers contain additional information.

Reel 1954134
1893-1908 Vol. 1
1900-1909 Vol. 2
1909-1920 Vol. 3
1915-1927 Vol. 4
1919-1940 Vol. 5

Reel 1954135
1928-1939 Vol. 6
1939-1951 Vol. 7

 

INDENTURES, 1867-1870
Notes: (a) This volume had no number designation, but was referred to in recent cataloging as Volume 3. (b) This volume contained the formal indenture document of children apprenticed to others.

Reel 1927774
1867-1870 Vol. 3

 

(NATURALIZATION) DECLARATION OF INTENTION, 1907-1910
Index: Volume contains partial individual index.

Reel 1927773
1907-1910

 

NATURALIZATION PAPERS, ca 1855-1906
Note: These papers were arranged alphabetically, without case number reference.

Reel 19547773
ca 1855-1906

 

NATURALIZATION RECORD, 1893-1912
Index: Each volume contains a partial individual index.

Reel 1927774
1893-1906

Reel 1927773
1908-1912

 

VOTERS LISTS, 1867-1869; 1872
Index: For an index to Registered Voters 1867-1869, request Reel 1927773.
Notes: (a) The volume to which this index refers has not been found. This index was the first record of Black citizens after the Civil War. (b) The List of Registered Voters includes name, age, nativity, signature, and race.

Reel 1927773
1872

 

OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

CUMULATIVE SCHOLASTIC RECORD, ca 1908-1926
Notes: (a) Arranged alphabetically by student surname. (b) Only the top portion, which contained student's name, age, date of birth, parent's name and city of address, was filmed. The lower portion, which contained grades and attendance records, was not filmed. (c) Not all entries contained complete information. (d) Some entries may have been filmed in incorrect years. (e) The dates listed were circa birth dates, not school terms. (f) Usually the "M" names preceded the "Mc" names.

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ca 1908-1919 (A to Smith)

Reel 1892408
ca 1908-1919 (Smyre to Z)
ca 1909-1920 (A to R)

Reel 1892409
ca 1909-1920 (S to Z)
ca 1910-1921 (A to Philips)

Reel 1892410
ca 1910-1921 (Pickett to Z)
ca 1911-1922 (A to McFarlin)

Reel 1892411
ca 1911-1922 (McGahey to Z)
ca 1912-1924 (A to Box)

Reel 1893409
ca 1912-1926 (Boyd to Hinsley)

Reel 1893410
ca 1912-1925 (Hitt to Z) (most K to Z entries were missing)

 

SCHOLASTIC CENSUS, 1934-1946
Notes: (a) Arranged alphabetically by student surname (although some entries are grouped only by letter), and segregated by race. (b) Census were divided into three groupings: Common School Districts 1934-1946; Tyler I.S.D. 1934-1946; then Independent School Districts other than Tyler 1938-1946. (c) Not all districts have entries for all years or for all letters.

COMMON SCHOOL DISTRICTS

Reel 1851613
1934 (black)
1935 (black)

Reel 1851614
1937 (white)(letters A, E, & N-V are missing)
1938 (A-K) (white)

Reel 1851615
1938 (L-Z) (white)
1938 (A-Shipp) (black)

Reel 1851616
1938 (Sim-Z) (black)
1939 (white)

Reel 1851617
1939 (black)

Reel 1851852
1940 (white)
1940 (A-Roy) (black)

Reel 1851853
1940 (Run-Z) (black)
1942 (white)
1942 (A-Mel) (black)

Reel 1851854
1942 (Mit-Z) (black)
1943 (white)
1943 (A-M) (black,)

Reel 1851855
1943 (N-Z) (black)
1944 (white)
1944 (A-P) (black)

Reel 1851856
1944 (R-Z) (black)
1945 (white)
1946 (A-L) (white)

Reel 1851857
1946 (M-Z) (white)
1946 (black)
1945 (A-Square) (black)

Reel 1851858
1945 (Stan-Z) (black)

TYLER I.S.D., 1934-1946

Reel 1851858
1934 (A-K) (white) (L-Z were missing)
1935 (white) (most F-K and P-Z were missing)
1935 (A-Jen) (black)

Reel 1851859
1935 (John-Z) (black)
1937 (white) (most A-F were missing)
1938 (A-C) (white) (D-Z were missing)

Reel 1851983
1938 (A-J) (black)
1939 (A-S) (white)

Reel 1851984
1939 (T-Z) (white)
1939 (black)
1940 (black)

Reel 1851985
1942 (A-T) (black)
1943 (A-J) (black)

CUMULATIVE SCHOLASTIC RECORD, ca 1943-1946

Reel 1851986
1943 (K-Z) (black)
1944 (black)
1945 (black)

Reel 1851987
1946 (black)

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICTS OTHER THAN TYLER, 1938-1946

Reel 1851987
1938 (A-West) (white)

Reel 1851988
1938 (Whatley-Z) (white)
1938 (black)
1939 (white)
1939 (A-R) (black)

Reel 1851989
1939 (S-Z) (black)
1940 (white)
1940 (black)
1941 (A-K) (white)

Reel 1851990
1941 (L-Z) (white)
1941 (black)
1943 (white)
1943 (A-O) (black)

Reel 1851991
1943 (P-Z) (black)
1944 (white)
1944 (black)

Reel 1852304
1945 (white)
1945 (black)
1946 (white)
1946 (A-Mitchell) (black)

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