Hays County, Texas
Genealogy, History & Facts
Hays County, Texas Facts
When was Hays County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on March 1, 1848 from Travis County.
Hays County, TX Vital Records
Where can find Hays County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Hays County vital records can be found at the Texas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from 1903. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Texas for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Hays County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- Texas Birth Records 1927-2010
- Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935
- Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981
- Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977
- Texas Marriage Records 1966 to 2008
- Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973
- Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010
- Texas Divorce Records 1968 to 2008
- Texas Death Records 1964-2010
- Texas, Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973
- Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976
- Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986
Hays County, TX Census Records
What Hays County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Hays County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Hays Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hays Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Hays Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860.
Another census resource is the Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index from 1820-1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Texas Census Records Research Guide.
Hays County, TX Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Hays County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Hays County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Hays County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 137 N. Guadalupe Street, San Marcos 78666
- Hays County Clerk
- Phone: (512) 393-7330
- Birth & Death Records: 1903
- Marriage Records: 1848
- Land Records: 1848
- Probate Records: 1839
- Court Records: 1850
- Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
- Texas Land Title Abstracts
- BLM Land Records
Hays County, TX Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Hays County, TX?
A list of Hays County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Heritage Association of San Marcos, P.O. Box 1806, San Marcos, TX 78666
- San Marcos/Hays County Genealogy Society, P.O. Box 503, San Marcos 78667
- Hays Co. Records Available on Microfilm (tsl.state.tx.us)
- Hays County, Texas Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Hays County, Texas Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
Where can I connect with other Hays County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Texas Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Texas State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Hays County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Hays County.