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Texas

Locations

Anderson County Gillespie County Moore County
Andrews County Glasscock County Morris County
Angelina County Goliad County Motley County
Aransas County Gonzales County Nacogdoches County
Archer County Gray County Navarro County
Armstrong County Grayson County Newton County
Atascosa County Gregg County Nolan County
Austin County Grimes County Nueces County
Bailey County Guadalupe County Ochiltree County
Bandera County Hale County Oldham County
Bastrop County Hall County Orange County
Baylor County Hamilton County Palo Pinto County
Bee County Hansford County Panola County
Bell County Hardeman County Parker County
Bexar County Hardin County Parmer County
Blanco County Harris County Pecos County
Borden County Harrison County Polk County
Bosque County Hartley County Potter County
Bowie County Haskell County Presidio County
Brazoria County Hays County Rains County
Brazos County Hemphill County Randall County
Brewster County Henderson County Reagan County
Briscoe County Hidalgo County Real County
Brooks County Hill County Red River County
Brown County Hockley County Reeves County
Burleson County Hood County Refugio County
Burnet County Hopkins County Roberts County
Caldwell County Houston County Robertson County
Calhoun County Howard County Rockwall County
Callahan County Hudspeth County Runnels County
Cameron County Hunt County Rusk County
Camp County Hutchinson County Sabine County
Carson County Irion County San Augustine County
Cass County Jack County San Jacinto County
Castro County Jackson County San Patricio County
Chambers County Jasper County San Saba County
Cherokee County Jeff Davis County Schleicher County
Childress County Jefferson County Scurry County
Clay County Jim Hogg County Shackelford County
Cochran County Jim Wells County Shelby County
Coke County Johnson County Sherman County
Coleman County Jones County Smith County
Collin County Karnes County Somervell County
Collingsworth County Kaufman County Starr County
Colorado County Kendall County Stephens County
Comal County Kenedy County Sterling County
Comanche County Kent County Stonewall County
Concho County Kerr County Sutton County
Cooke County Kimble County Swisher County
Coryell County King County Tarrant County
Cottle County Kinney County Taylor County
Crane County Kleberg County Terrell County
Crockett County Knox County Terry County
Crosby County La Salle County Throckmorton County
Culberson County Lamar County Titus County
Dallam County Lamb County Tom Green County
Dallas County Lampasas County Travis County
Dawson County Lavaca County Trinity County
Deaf Smith County Lee County Tyler County
Delta County Leon County Upshur County
Denton County Liberty County Upton County
DeWitt County Limestone County Uvalde County
Dickens County Lipscomb County Val Verde County
Dimmit County Live Oak County Van Zandt County
Donley County Llano County Victoria County
Duval County Loving County Walker County
Eastland County Lubbock County Waller County
Ector County Lynn County Ward County
Edwards County Madison County Washington County
El Paso County Marion County Webb County
Ellis County Martin County Wharton County
Erath County Mason County Wheeler County
Falls County Matagorda County Wichita County
Fannin County Maverick County Wilbarger County
Fayette County McCulloch County Willacy County
Fisher County McLennan County Williamson County
Floyd County McMullen County Wilson County
Foard County Medina County Winkler County
Fort Bend County Menard County Wise County
Franklin County Midland County Wood County
Freestone County Milam County Yoakum County
Frio County Mills County Young County
Gaines County Mitchell County Zapata County
Galveston County Montague County Zavala County
Garza County Montgomery County

Volunteers

Can you help other genealogy researchers looking for help in Texas? Yes, I'd like to volunteer to help in Texas

Cinger is able to do local lookups.
Gillespie County
hbspangler is able to do local lookups.
I live in Beaumont located far Southeast Texas on the Gulf coast near the Louisiana-Texas border.

Requests

Request assistance from someone in or with knowledge of this location. I'd like to request assistance in Texas.

Rita Faye Squires Stewart family tree.
by Lin01 1 year, 8 months ago

Wiki

State Offices

Department of State Health Services
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Texas Vital Statistics
1100 W. 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756
Open Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm

Mailing Address:
Department of State Health Services
Texas Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040

Phone: (888) 963-7111
Fax : (512) 458-7711
Fax : (512) 458-7670
Email: registrar@dshs.state.tx.us
Website

The Delaware Public Archives provides many valuable resources for researching vital statistics records. For more information about the customer service information and complaints process see Compact with Texans.

Remarks: The vital records of this State which are housed at the Delaware Public Archives are only those which have become public (records).

Additional Services and Fees

By Phone - Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) Relay Texas: 800-735-2989; (512) 776-6586 or 888-963-7111 , ext. 6586

By Email - Send your inquiries to customer.service@dshs.state.tx.us

By Courier - 6 to 8 weeks; Texas Department of State Health Services, PO Box 149347, Austin, Texas 78714-9347; For inquiries, Kenya Johnson, Customer Service Coordinator, PO Box 149347, MC-1913, Austin, Texas 78714-9347

Return Delivery Fee: additional $8.00
Express Mail Fee: additional $18.50 (optional)

Overnight Mailings - 10 to 15 business days; Incomplete or unacceptable applications will require additional processing time.

Expedite Fee: additional $5.00
Return Delivery Fee: additional $8.00
Express Mail Fee: additional $18.50

In Person - Short form birth certificates can usually be produced in 30 minutes to 2 hours. Come to our office at 1100 West 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756 Monday-Friday 8 am - 5 pm.

By Check - Check the link for the list of allowed checks

VitalCheck

Secured online applications to request for vital records, which accepts all major credit card payments, can be made through VitalCheck with an additional charge for their service.

Vital Records

Birth

Location:
Department of State Health Services
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Texas Vital Statistics
1100 W. 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756
Open Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm

Mailing Address:
Department of State Health Services
Texas Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040

Phone: (888) 963-7111
Fax : (512) 458-7711
Fax : (512) 458-7670
Email: registrar@dshs.state.tx.us
Website

If you are not an immediate family member, you must provide legal documentation, such as a court order establishing guardianship, that documents a direct and tangible interest in the birth certificate.

Fee: $22.00
Time-frame: From 1903
Notes: Additional copies of the birth record ordered at the same time are $22.00 each.

Notes: For births that occurred within the past 75 years, copies can be requested only by the immediate family of the person whose name is on the birth certificate.

Heirloom Birth Certificate

A personalized Birth Certificate can be obtained from the Office of Vital Statistics. The Heirloom Birth Certificate makes a great gift, especially when it's engraved with baby's name and birth date.

Fee: $60.00
Notes: Additional fees will be added if the certificates need to be mailed outside the continental U.S or if additional services are needed such as Saturday delivery or delivery before 8:00 AM.

Adoption

Central Adoption Registry
Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347
Email: Warren.Magjarevich@dshs.state.tx.us

The Central Adoption Registry system provides an avenue for adult adoptees, birth parents, and biological siblings to locate one another without having to go through the court system or spend excessive amounts of time and effort trying to find each other through other sources.

Fee: $10.00
Notes: The registry does not require registration, and you have the right to refuse to participate in any registry.

Apostille

Secretary of State
Authentications Unit
1019 Brazos, B-13
Austin, TX 78701
Walk-In Service: Room B-05
Phone: (512) 463-5578
Email: authentications@sos.state.tx.us

A specific format of an authentication certificate that is required by certain countries is called Apostille. This kind of certificate can only be requested from the Secretary of State's office.

Fee: $15.00
Notes: If the Certificate/Apostille is requested for use in proceedings related to an adoption, the fee is $10.00 per Certificate/Apostille, and the total fees may not exceed $100.00 for the adoption of each child.

Delayed Certificate of Birth Registration

If a birth occurring in this state is not officially registered within the first year, a Delayed Certificate of Birth may be requested through the Texas Vital Statistics office.

Fee: $25.00
Notes: Additional copies of the birth record ordered at the same time are $22.00 each.

Parentage and Paternity

The Paternity and Parentage Team at Texas Vital Statistics is responsible for amending birth records based on parentage.

Filing Fee: $25.00
Certified Copy Fee: $10.00
Notes: Once paternity has been established, the father's name is placed on the birth certificate.

Remarks: A court can order him to pay child support and grant him the right to visitation or possession of his child.

Death

Location:
Department of State Health Services
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Texas Vital Statistics
1100 W. 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756
Open Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm

Mailing Address:
Department of State Health Services
Texas Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040

Phone: (888) 963-7111
Fax : (512) 458-7711
Fax : (512) 458-7670
Email: registrar@dshs.state.tx.us
Website

If you are ordering a death certificate for a death that occurred within the last 90 days, the death certificate may not yet be available.

Fee: $20.00
Time-frame: From 1903
Notes: Additional copies of the death record ordered at the same time are $3.00 each.

Remarks: Additional fees will be added if the certificates need to be mailed outside the continental U.S or if additional services are needed such as Saturday delivery or delivery before 8:00 AM.

Disinterment Permit

The Disinterment Permit issued by VSU serves as the authority to disinter, transport, and reinter a body within this state.

Marriage

Department of State Health Services
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Texas Vital Statistics
1100 W. 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756
Open Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm

Mailing Address:
Department of State Health Services
Texas Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040

Phone: (888) 963-7111
Fax : (512) 458-7711
Fax : (512) 458-7670
Email: registrar@dshs.state.tx.us
Website

The Texas Vital Statistics can only provide a verification letter stating whether or not a marriage was recorded with the State of Texas. Request for marriage verification can be made via the internet, with a credit card, through Texas.gov.

Certificate Fee: $20.00
Time-frame: From 1966
Notes: Certified copies of marriage licenses decrees are only available from the county clerk.

Heirloom Marriage Certificate

To commemorate the proud institution of marriage, the Texas Legislature has authorized the creation of an "heirloom" wedding anniversary certificate.

Fee: $60.00
Notes: This certificate may be customized to recognize a couple's wedding anniversary - from the first to the one hundredth.

Remarks: This is not a legal certificate of marriage and it does not establish and may not be used to establish a marriage relationship. A legal certificate of marriage can only be obtained from the county clerk's office in which the marriage license was purchased and filed.

Divorce

Department of State Health Services
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Texas Vital Statistics
1100 W. 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756
Open Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm

Mailing Address:
Department of State Health Services
Texas Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040

Phone: (888) 963-7111
Fax : (512) 458-7711
Fax : (512) 458-7670
Email: registrar@dshs.state.tx.us
Website

The Texas Vital Statistics provides letters verifying whether or not a divorce was recorded with the State of Texas based on the application for marriage or divorce sent to our office by the county clerk or district clerk. Request for marriage verification can be made via the internet, with a credit card, through Texas.gov.

Certificate Fee: $20.00
Time-frame: From 1966
Notes: Certified copies of divorce licenses decrees are only available from the county clerk.

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