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Guide to '''Smith County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
 
Guide to '''Smith County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
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== County Information ==
 
== County Information ==
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==== Smith County, Texas Record Dates ====  
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==== Description ====
  
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The County was named for James Smith, a general during the Texas Revolution. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Smith, Texas" in "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_County,_Texas.'' accessed 11/26/2019</ref>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" |
 
<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land|'''Land''']]
 
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate|Probate]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1903
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" |1846
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" |
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" |1850
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" |1846
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" |1846
 
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==== County Courthouse  ====
 
==== County Courthouse  ====
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'''District Clerk'''  
 
'''District Clerk'''  
  
100 N. Broadway Rm 204<br>Tyler 75702<br>Phone: 903-590-1660<br>  
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100 N. Broadway Rm 204<br>Tyler 75702<br>Phone: 903-590-1660<br>
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====Smith County, Texas Record Dates====
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Smith County, Texas . Page 658-677 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 655-665.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Smith County, Texas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Smith County, Texas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Smith County, Texas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Smith County, Texas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Smith County, Texas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Smith County, Texas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Smith County, Texas Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1903
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1846
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1903
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1846
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1846
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1847
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1829
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| colspan="7"| <center>*Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1903. <br>General compliance by the 1930s.</center>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Smith, Tyler|place|disp=Tyler}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Smith, Tyler|place|disp=Tyler}}
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Populated Places ====
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://Texas.hometownlocator.com/tx/Smith Hometown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Smith County, Texas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_County,_Texas,
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Last accessed 22 August 2019.</ref>
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{{populated places
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arp,_Texas Arp]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hideaway,_Texas Hideaway]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindale,_Texas Lindale]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Chapel_Hill,_Texas New Chapel Hill]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noonday,_Texas Noonday]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overton,_Texas Overton]‡</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troup,_Texas Troup]‡
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler,_Texas Tyler]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whitehouse,_Texas Whitehouse]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullard,_Texas Bullard]‡</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winona,_Texas Winona]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antioch,_Smith_County,_Texas Antioch]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bascom,_Texas Bascom]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackjack,_Smith_County,_Texas Blackjack]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bostick,_Texas Bostick]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Browning,_Texas Browning]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carroll,_Texas Carroll]
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* Chapel Hill
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copeland,_Texas Copeland]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogwood_City,_Texas Dogwood City]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elberta,_Texas Elberta]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flint,_Texas Flint]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garden_Valley,_Texas Garden Valley]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gresham,_Texas Gresham]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamestown,_Texas Jamestown]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Spring,_Texas Lee Spring]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midway,_Smith_County,_Texas Midway]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Sylvan,_Texas Mount Sylvan]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Harmony,_Texas New Harmony]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Hope,_Smith_County,_Texas New Hope]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omen,_Texas Omen]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owentown,_Texas Owen Town]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_Springs,_Smith_County,_Texas Pine Springs]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pine_Trail_Estates,_Texas Pine Trail Estates]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Springs,_Texas Red Springs]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salem,_Smith_County,_Texas Salem]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sand_Flat,_Smith_County,_Texas Sand Flat]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shady_Grove,_Smith_County,_Texas Shady Grove]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_City,_Texas Sinclair City]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starrville,_Texas Starrville]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swan,_Texas Swan]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teaselville,_Texas Teaselville]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thedford,_Texas Thedford]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walnut_Grove,_Smith_County,_Texas Walnut Grove]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waters_Bluff,_Texas Waters Bluff]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_Springs,_Texas Wood Springs]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wright_City,_Texas Wright City]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerald_Bay,_Texas Emerald Bay]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belzora,_Texas Belzora]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_Bush_Colony Burning Bush]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas,_Texas Douglas]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utica,_Texas Utica]</div>
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<p>‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties</p>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Smith/ListSmith.html Cemeteries of TX]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Smith/ListSmith.html Cemeteries of TX]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/smith/cemeter.html GenWeb Archives]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/smith/smitcem.htm GenWeb Archives]  
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |   
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |   
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/smith/smith-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/smith/smith-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.etgs.org/txsmith/cemeteries/smcemlist.html TXGenWeb]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.etgs.org/txsmith/cemeteries/smcemlist.html TXGenWeb]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |  
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |  
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22787&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=78&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/tx/smith.htm Interment]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |  
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/tx/smith.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393338&reqParentsLabel=Smith%2C%20Texas%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.  
 
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.  
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{{US Census population
 
{{US Census population
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_County,_Texas#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]
 
|1850= 4292
 
|1850= 4292
 
|1860= 13392
 
|1860= 13392
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/smith/church/lanemeth/lane2.txt Lane's Chapel Methodist Church History and Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/smith/church/lanemeth/lane2.txt Lane's Chapel Methodist Church History and Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
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*[https://www.catholicdirectory.com/united-states/texas Catholic Parishes in Texas]
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393338&reqParentsLabel=Smith%2C%20Texas%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]''' <br>
  
 
==== City Directories  ====
 
==== City Directories  ====
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*''The Bullard Area-Its History and People,'' 1800–1977 by the Bullard Community Library Commission.  
 
*''The Bullard Area-Its History and People,'' 1800–1977 by the Bullard Community Library Commission.  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcs11 Smith County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcs11 Smith County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/smith/bios.html#anchor30233 Some Biographies of Old Settlers]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; excerpts from publication&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/smith/smitbios.htm Some Biographies of Old Settlers]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; excerpts from publication&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/smith/bios/histtx/smithcty.txt A History of Smith County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/smith/bios/histtx/smithcty.txt A History of Smith County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
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{{TX Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{TX Smith County}}}}  
 
{{TX Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{TX Smith County}}}}  
  
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Texas Land Survey Maps for {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.  
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/v3/search/ Texas Land Survey Maps for {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.  
 
*'''1853, 1872, 1880, 1905''' Smith County Maps: [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88970/ 1853] [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth89172/?q=tyler%20county 1872] [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88972/ 1880] [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88975 1905] from the Portal to Texas History.  
 
*'''1853, 1872, 1880, 1905''' Smith County Maps: [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88970/ 1853] [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth89172/?q=tyler%20county 1872] [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88972/ 1880] [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88975 1905] from the Portal to Texas History.  
 
*'''1877, 1885, 1889, 1898, 1902, 1907, 1912, 1919''' [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/sanborn/t.html City of Tyler, Sanborn Insurance Maps]. Scroll down the page until you get to Tyler. There are several sheets to each map.  
 
*'''1877, 1885, 1889, 1898, 1902, 1907, 1912, 1919''' [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/sanborn/t.html City of Tyler, Sanborn Insurance Maps]. Scroll down the page until you get to Tyler. There are several sheets to each map.  
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*'''1939''' [http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=4994 Smith County General Highway Map]  
 
*'''1939''' [http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=4994 Smith County General Highway Map]  
 
*'''1961''' [http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5291 Smith County General Highway Map]
 
*'''1961''' [http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5291 Smith County General Highway Map]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=393338&reqParentsLabel=Smith%2C%20Texas%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)  
 
*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)  
*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online  
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*[https://web.archive.org/web/20171116200030/http://theoldentimes.com/index.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online  
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*[https://texashistory.unt.edu/explore/collections/TDNP/ Texas Digital Newspaper Program] at The Portal to Texas History
 
*''Boomtown, Bridge and&nbsp;Baseball -&nbsp;The Troup Banner, 1928-1939 Troup, Smith County, Texas ''~ book ~ Abstracted and Compiled by Judy Womack for East Texas Genealogical Society  
 
*''Boomtown, Bridge and&nbsp;Baseball -&nbsp;The Troup Banner, 1928-1939 Troup, Smith County, Texas ''~ book ~ Abstracted and Compiled by Judy Womack for East Texas Genealogical Society  
 
*''Obituaries Recorded in Lindale News &amp; Troup Banner, Smith County, Texas ''~ book ~&nbsp;East Texas Genealogical Society  
 
*''Obituaries Recorded in Lindale News &amp; Troup Banner, Smith County, Texas ''~ book ~&nbsp;East Texas Genealogical Society  
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{{TX Probate Intro}}  
 
{{TX Probate Intro}}  
  
'''Online Probate Records'''  
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''Online Probate Indexes and Records''  
  
*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records 1800-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images  
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*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records 1800-1990}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images  
 
*'''1800 – 2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records 1800-2000] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $  
 
*'''1800 – 2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records 1800-2000] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $  
 
*[http://judicial.smith-county.com Smith County Court Records Inquiry] ~ Smith County Judicial Search, then select Civil Records, then select Search by Party at upper left to show critical dates for a specific probate and where the record is stored
 
*[http://judicial.smith-county.com Smith County Court Records Inquiry] ~ Smith County Judicial Search, then select Civil Records, then select Search by Party at upper left to show critical dates for a specific probate and where the record is stored
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==== Schools  ====
 
==== Schools  ====
  
*[http://www3.familyoldphotos.com/photo/texas/24024/tyler-tx-high-school-1940-basketball-team Tyler, TX High School]: 1940 Basketball Team Photo with names of individuals
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*[http://familyoldphotos.com/photo/texas/24024/tyler-tx-high-school-1940-basketball-team Tyler, TX High School]: 1940 Basketball Team Photo with names of individuals
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
{{TX Tax Intro}}  
 
{{TX Tax Intro}}  
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*'''1846-1910''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/texas-county-tax-rolls-1846-1910 Texas, County Tax Rolls 1846-1910] at findmypast ($) — index and images
  
 
*''' ''1890''' Tax Record Abstract, Smith County, TX'' ~ East Texas Genealogical Society
 
*''' ''1890''' Tax Record Abstract, Smith County, TX'' ~ East Texas Genealogical Society
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>  
 
*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>  
 
*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
 
*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1926-1995''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10008/texas-births-1926-1995?s=275764761 Texas Births, 1926 - 1995] at MyHeritage ($) — index
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''  
 
''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''  
  
*'''1802-2010''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=texas%2ctx Texas, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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*'''1802-2010''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=texas%2ctx Texas, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
 
*'''1814-1909 and 1966-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $  
 
*'''1814-1909 and 1966-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $  
*'''1837-1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973] - FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837-1965''' {{RecordSearch|1803985|Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1837-1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch. Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.''<br>''
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*'''1837-1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681052|Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1837-1977''' {{RecordSearch|1803987|Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1837-1977''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
*'''1837-1977''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
*'''1846-1899''' ''Marriage Records of Smith County, Texas 1846-1899'' - East Texas Genealogical Society  
 
*'''1846-1899''' ''Marriage Records of Smith County, Texas 1846-1899'' - East Texas Genealogical Society  
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*'''1966-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records 1966 - 2005] ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*'''1966-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records 1966 - 2005] ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010] - FamilySearch record collection
 
*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010] - FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1966-2016''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10069/texas-marriages-divorces?utm_source=organic_blog&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=supersearch&tr_funnel=supersearch&tr_country=US&tr_creative=dec19secondhalf&utm_content=dec19secondhalf Texas Marriages and Divorces] at MyHeritage ($) — index
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''  
 
''Online Death Indexes and Records''  
  
*'''1890-1976''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by Family Search and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
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*'''1890-1976''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1983324 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by Family Search and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
*'''1903-1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
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*'''1903-1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
 
*'''1903-1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
 
*'''1903-1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
 
*'''1903-2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>  
 
*'''1903-2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>  
*'''1964-1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*'''1964-1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*'''1977-1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1977-1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
 
===== Divorce  =====
 
===== Divorce  =====
  
 
*'''1968-2005''' [http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*'''1968-2005''' [http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
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*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
 
*'''1968-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
*'''1968-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
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*'''1850-1930'''[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
 
*'''1850-1930'''[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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*'''1966-2016''' [https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10069/texas-marriages-divorces?utm_source=organic_blog&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=supersearch&tr_funnel=supersearch&tr_country=US&tr_creative=dec19secondhalf&utm_content=dec19secondhalf Texas Marriages and Divorces] at MyHeritage ($) — index
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Tyler Public Library'''<br>201 S College Ave<br>Tyler, TX 75702<br>Telephone Number: 903-593-7323<br>[http://www.cityoftyler.org/Library/Library/tabid/542/Default.aspx Library Website]<br>[http://www.tylerlibrary.com/uhtbin/cgisirsi.exe/0/0/0/60/1180/X Library Catalog]<br><br>   
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'''Tyler Public Library'''<br>201 S College Ave<br>Tyler, TX 75702<br>Telephone Number: 903-593-7323<br>[https://www.cityoftyler.org/government/departments/library Website]<br>[http://www.tylerlibrary.com/uhtbin/cgisirsi.exe/0/0/0/60/1180/X Library Catalog]<br><br> 
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'''Whitehouse Community Library'''<br>107 Bascom Rd<br>Whitehouse, TX 75791<br>Telephone Number: 903-839-2949 <br>[http://www.whitehousecommunitylibrary.com/ Website]<br><br>   
  
'''Whitehouse Community Library'''<br>107 Bascom Rd<br>Whitehouse, TX 75791<br>Telephone Number: 903-839-2949 <br>[http://www.whitehousecommunitylibrary.com/ Library Website]<br><br>   
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'''Cameron-J Jarvis Troup Municipal Library'''<br>102 S Georgia<br>PO&nbsp;Box 721<br>Troup, TX 75789 <br>Telephone Number: 903-842-3101<br>[http://www.trouplibrary.org/ Website]<br>[http://trouptx.booksys.net/opac/trouptx/ Library Catalog]<br><br>   
  
'''Cameron-J Jarvis Troup Municipal Library'''<br>102 S Georgia<br>PO&nbsp;Box 721<br>Troup, TX 75789 <br>Telephone Number: 903-842-3101<br>[http://www.trouplibrary.org/ Library Website]<br>[http://trouptx.booksys.net/opac/trouptx/ Library Catalog]<br><br>
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'''Lillie Russell Memorial Library'''<br>200 E Hubbard St<br>Lindale, TX 75771<br>Telephone Number: 903-882-1900 <br>[http://www.lillierusselllibrary.org/ Website]<br><br>  
  
'''Lindale Library'''<br>200 E Hubbard St<br>Lindale, TX 75771<br>Telephone Number: 903-882-1900 <br>[http://www.lindalelibrary.org/ Library Website]<br>[http://66.76.48.7/opac/lpl/ Library Catalog] <br><br>
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'''Bullard Community Library'''<br>211 W Main St<br>Bullard, TX 75757<br>Telephone Number: 903-894-6125<br>[http://www.bullardlibrary.org/ Website]  
  
'''Bullard Community Library'''<br>211 W Main St<br>Bullard, TX 75757<br>Telephone Number: 903-894-6125<br><br>
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'''Noonday Community Library'''<br>16662 CR 196<br>Tyler, TX 75703<br>Telephone Number: 903-939-0540<br>[https://www.facebook.com/Noondaylibrary Facebook]<br><br>
  
'''Noonday Community Library'''<br>16662 CR 196<br>Tyler, TX 75703<br>Telephone Number: 903-939-0540<br><br>
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]
  
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
  
*[[Tyler Texas Family History Center]]  
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*[[Tyler Texas Family History Center]]
*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
 
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==

Latest revision as of 10:25, 15 April 2021

Guide to Smith County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.



Smith County, Texas
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Founded April 11, 1846
County Seat Tyler
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for James Smith, a general during the Texas Revolution. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.[1]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Smith County Courthouse
100 N Broadway Avenue
Tyler, TX 75702-1018
Phone: 903.535.0630 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1848, probate records from 1847,
court and land records from 1846[2]

County Clerk

200 East Ferguson Ste. 300
Tyler 75702
Phone: 903-590-4670

District Clerk

100 N. Broadway Rm 204
Tyler 75702
Phone: 903-590-1660


Smith County, Texas Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1903 1846 1903 1846 1846 1847 1829
*Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1903.
General compliance by the 1930s.


History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1846--Smith County was created 11 April 1846 from Nacogdoches County.

  • County seat: Tyler [4]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[5]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Ghost towns

‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Cherokee  • Gregg  • Henderson  • Rusk  • Upshur  • Van Zandt  • Wood

Resources[edit | edit source]

African American[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
FindAGrave Family History Library FindAGrave
Linkpendium WorldCat Tombstone Project
BillionGraves (name) Cemeteries of TX
GenWeb Archives Texas Cemeteries
BillionGraves TX Gravestones
TXGenWeb Interment
Names in Stone FamilySearch Places
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Sources

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18504,292
186013,392212.0%
187016,53223.4%
188021,86332.2%
189028,32429.6%
190037,37031.9%
191041,74611.7%
192046,76912.0%
193053,12313.6%
194069,09030.1%
195074,7018.1%
196086,35015.6%
197097,09612.4%
1980128,36632.2%
1990151,30917.9%
2000174,70615.5%
2010209,71420.0%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".
  • 1850 Census ~ transcription ~ East Texas Genealogical Society for USGenWeb Archives Project
  • 1850 and 1860 Federal Censuses, Smith County, TX ~ book ~ East Texas Genealogical Society
  • 1860 Census ~ transcription ~ East Texas Genealogical Society for USGenWeb Archives Project
  • 1870 Census ~ transcription ~ East Texas Genealogical Society and USGenWeb Archives Project
  • 1870 Federal Census, Smith County, TX ~ book ~ East Texas Genealogical Society
  • 1880 Census ~ transcription ~ East Texas Genealogical Society for USGenWeb Archives Project
  • 1880 Smith County, Texas U. S. Census Index for 1880 & 1880 Mortality Schedule ~ book ~ East Texas Genealogical Society 
  • 1890 Tax Record Abstract, Smith County, TX [census substitute] ~ book ~ East Texas Genealogical Society
  • 1900 Census ~ transcription ~ East Texas Genealogical Society for USGenWeb Archives Project
  • 1900, 1910, 1920 Smith County, Texas, U. S. Census Indexes: 1900, 1910 & 1920 ~ book ~ East Texas Genealogical Society
  • 1910 Census ~ transcription ~ East Texas Genealogical Society for USGenWeb Archives Project
  • 1920 Census ~ transcription ~ East Texas Genealogical Society for USGenWeb Archives Project
  • 1930 Census ~ transcription ~ East Texas Genealogical Society for USGenWeb Archives Project
  • 1930 Smith County, Texas U. S. Census Indexes for 1930 ~ book ~ East Texas Genealogical Society

Church[edit | edit source]

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.



List of Churches and Church Parishes

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

  • 1846-1909 Affidavits of Death and Heirship ~ transcription ~ East Texas Genealogical Society for USGenWeb Archives Project
  • 1847-1857 Abstract District Court Minutes Smith County ~ book ~ East Texas Genealogical Society

Land[edit | edit source]

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.


Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Smith County, Texas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.

  • Chronological History of Smith County, 1983 compiled by Donald W. Whisenhut for the Smith County Historical Society
  • A History of Tyler and Smith County, 1948 by Albert Woldert.  Read the book on line from The Portal to Texas History.
  • Tyler & Smith County, Texas: An Historical Survey, 1978 by Robert W. Glover. Read the book online from The Portal to Texas History.
  • Historical Atlas of Smith County, 1965
  • A History of Smith County, Texas, North Texas State Teachers College Thesis by William R. Ward, 1944, overview of the history of Smith County. Read the thesis online from The Portal to Texas History.
  • The Bullard Area-Its History and People, 1800–1977 by the Bullard Community Library Commission.
  • Smith County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Some Biographies of Old Settlers  ~  excerpts from publication  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project
  • A History of Smith County  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Maps[edit | edit source]

Van Zandt CountyWood CountyHenderson CountyAnderson CountyCherokee CountyUpshur CountyRusk CountyGregg CountyTX SMITH.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Military[edit | edit source]

Mexican-American War[edit | edit source]
Civil War[edit | edit source]
World War I[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Smith County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).
  • Home Town News  -  Texas Newspaper Index with links
  • Newslink  -  Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
  • The Olden Times   -   Historic Texas News Online
  • Texas Digital Newspaper Program at The Portal to Texas History
  • Boomtown, Bridge and Baseball - The Troup Banner, 1928-1939 Troup, Smith County, Texas ~ book ~ Abstracted and Compiled by Judy Womack for East Texas Genealogical Society
  • Obituaries Recorded in Lindale News & Troup Banner, Smith County, Texas ~ book ~ East Texas Genealogical Society
  • Obituaries Recorded in Tyler, Texas Newspapers 1905-1915 ~ book ~ East Texas Genealogical Sociiety

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

  • Obituary Resources ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~  Hidden Ancestors
  • USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project  ~  Texas
  • Afrigeneas ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
  • Obituary Depot  ~  Texas Newspaper Citations
  • Obituary Project ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Obituary Daily Times  ~  Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  • Obituaries from the Lindale News and the Troup Banner, Smith County, Texas by Lorene West Conaway ~ East Texas Genealogical Society
  • Obituaries from Tyler newspapers, Smith County, Texas, 1905-1915 by Lorene West Conaway and Ruby Renfro Neilson ~ East Texas Genealogical Society

Probate[edit | edit source]

Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Online Probate Indexes and Records

Schools[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

  • 1890 Tax Record Abstract, Smith County, TX ~ East Texas Genealogical Society

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Certified birth and death certificates or birth and death verifications can be ordered online or by mail at the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health. Copies can also be obtained from the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred and are often less expensive. You can also order them online through a third party company.

Marriages records can be obtained from the county the marriage occurred. Only marriage verifications can be obtained from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health.

See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death[edit | edit source]

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Smith County Historical Society
125 South College Ave.
Tyler TX 75702
Telephone Number: 903-592-5993
Fax: 903-526-0924
Website

East Texas Genealogical Society
PO Box 6967
Tyler TX 75711-6967
website


Tyler Public Library
201 S College Ave
Tyler, TX 75702
Telephone Number: 903-593-7323
Website
Library Catalog

Whitehouse Community Library
107 Bascom Rd
Whitehouse, TX 75791
Telephone Number: 903-839-2949
Website

Cameron-J Jarvis Troup Municipal Library
102 S Georgia
PO Box 721
Troup, TX 75789
Telephone Number: 903-842-3101
Website
Library Catalog

Lillie Russell Memorial Library
200 E Hubbard St
Lindale, TX 75771
Telephone Number: 903-882-1900
Website

Bullard Community Library
211 W Main St
Bullard, TX 75757
Telephone Number: 903-894-6125
Website

Noonday Community Library
16662 CR 196
Tyler, TX 75703
Telephone Number: 903-939-0540
Facebook


Family History Centers
[edit | edit source]

Family History Center and Affiliate Library Locator map - search for local Family History Centers or Affiliate Libraries

  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Websites[edit | edit source]

\*USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.

  • FamilySearch Catalog — The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Smith, Texas" in "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_County,_Texas. accessed 11/26/2019
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Smith County, Texas. Page 673 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Smith County, Texas . Page 658-677 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 655-665.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Smith County, Texas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_County,_Texas, Last accessed 22 August 2019.