Jefferson County, Texas Records
Jefferson County, Texas (Map It) was created on March 17, 1836 as one of the original 23 counties . This county was named for Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1801–1809).
Jefferson County Cities and Towns include Bevil Oaks, Beaumont, China, Groves, Nederland, Nome, Port Neches, Port Arthur, Taylor Landing..
A Map of Jefferson County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Jefferson County, Texas Courthouse Records
Jefferson County, TX Courthouse
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicate what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Jefferson county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Jefferson County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1837, Land Records from 1836, Probate Records from 1838 and Court Records from 1844. The County Clerk's office is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
- Jefferson County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax
Jefferson County, Texas Census Records
- Learn More: State of Texas Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- Texas Census Substitute Records: 1820-1890
- State Population Schedules: Republic of Texas Poll Lists for 1846
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1850 and 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Jefferson County, Texas Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Texas Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from 1903 to present.
- Marriage Records: available from the County Clerk
- Divorce Records: available from the Clerk of District Court
- Locations: Texas Department of State Health Services
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth and Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W. 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756; (888) 963-7111 or (512) 458-7111
Jefferson County, Texas Resources
- Beaumont Public Library
- The Tyrrell Historical Library Archives
- SouthEast Texas Genealogical & Historical Society
- Beaumont Heritage Society
- Tyrell Public Library
- Jefferson Co. Records Available on Microfilm
- Jefferson County, Texas Message Boards
Jefferson County, Texas External Links
- Texas Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Historical Newspapers from Texas (1813 - 1993)
- Port Arthur News (Port Arthur, Texas)
- News (Port Arthur, Texas)
- Port Arthur Daily News (Port Arthur, Texas)
- Port Arthur News Anniversary Edition (Port Arthur, Texas)
- Jefferson County, Texas Books - Amazon
- Jefferson Co., Texas - FindaGrave
- Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection
- Jefferson Co., Texas Almanac
- Texas county histories : a bibliography
- Jefferson County History
- Jefferson County, Texas Links - Cyndi's List
- Jefferson Co. TXGenweb
- Jefferson County, Texas Ancestry Database Collections
- Texas General Land Office Map Collection
- Jefferson County, Texas Military Records