Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000 - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
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|Location of Texas|
|Record Type||Death Index|
|Texas Department of Health|
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
The collection consists of indexes to deaths from the Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit in Austin for the years 1903 to 2000.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
The following information may be found in these records:
- Name of deceased
- Date of death
- Death place
- Marital status
- Certificate number
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Coverage Table[edit | edit source]
For a table with the number of records by county in this collection see Texas Death Coverage Table.
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- Name of the person
- The name of a parent
- Date of the event
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Use the age or estimated birth date to determine an approximate birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records
- Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
- Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
- Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well
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Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Texas.
Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
Related FamilySearch Historical Record Collections[edit | edit source]
- Texas Death Index, 1964-1998
- Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
- Texas Deaths, 1977-1986
- Texas Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973
- Texas, Gonzales County, Death records, 1863-1970
- Texas, Hardin County Clerk, Death Records, 1908-1948
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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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