Texas Death Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search Texas death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Texas death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Texas death certificates is available below.

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Texas death records

Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Texas death records, Texas death ceritificates, Texas death notices, Texas death indexes, and other related Texas genealogy records.

Death records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of Texas. We also suggest searching for "Texas death records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain Texas Death Certificates

Texas began statewide vital records registration in 1903, though some fragmented recordings are available for earlier time periods. Master indexes are available for those recorded after 1903.

For births and deaths after 1903, and marriages after 1966, write:

Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics
1100 W. 49th Street
P.O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040
Tel: 512-458-7111 512-458-4751

For prior records, write to the clerk of the county in question.

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