Collin County, Texas
Genealogy, History & Facts
Collin County, Texas Facts
When was Collin County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on April 3, 1846 from Fannin County.
Collin County, TX Vital Records
Where can find Collin County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Collin 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 Collin 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.
- Texas, Collin County Birth Records 1800 – 1926
- Texas, Collin County Death Records 1800 – 1965
- Texas, Collin County Marriage Records 1800 – 2010
- 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
Collin County, TX Census Records
What Collin County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Collin 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.
Collin Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Collin Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Collin 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.
Collin County, TX Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Collin County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Collin County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Courthouse Records Research Guide.
- Collin County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 2300 Bloomdale Rd., 2104, McKinney 75071
- Collin County Clerk
- Phone: (972) 548-4139
- Birth & Death Records: 1903
- Marriage Records: 1846
- Land Records: 1846
- Probate Records: 1846
- Court Records: 1846
- Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
- Texas Land Title Abstracts
- BLM Land Records
Collin County, TX Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Collin County, TX?
A list of Collin County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Collin County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 865052, Plano 75086-5052
- Collin County Historical Commission,Collin County Administration Bldg., 2300 Bloomdale Rd., Suite 4192, McKinney, TX 75071; 972-548-4772 (McKinney), 972-424-1460
- North Texas History Center and the Collin County Farm Museum, 300 E. Virginia, McKinney, TX 75069; Phone: 972.542.9457
- Plano Heritage Association, 1900 West 15th Street, Plano, TX 75075
- Genealogy Friends of Plano [Texas] Libraries, Inc., Post Office Box 860477, Plano, TX 75086-0477
- Collin County Health Department, 825 North McDonald Street, (972) 424-1460
- Collin Co. Records Available on Microfilm (tsl.state.tx.us)
- Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P.O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711-2927
- Texas Genealogical Society, 2505 Beluche Drive, Galveston 77551
Where can I connect with other Collin County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Texas Genealogy Network Community (plus.google.com)
- Texas State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Collin County, Texas Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com)
- Collin County, Texas Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Collin County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Collin County.