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Corpus Christi, TX 78401

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Genealogy

This collection covers a wide range of areas and topics of interest to the family researcher, with a strong concentration of materials on Texas and the South. The collection includes a large census collection and indexes nationwide, county records on microfilm for most of south Texas.

Our collection includes: census indexes, census microfilm, databases & internet, Soundex, family search, selective online obituary index to the Caller Times, vital records, published materials.

Texas Genealogy

Corpus Christi Public Libraries Digital Archives

Search individual and family papers, manuscripts and documents, city and county records, photos from the late 1800's into the 20th century, Murphy Givens' audio clips, and more.

 

Corpus Christi Public Libraries Obituary Index

Index of several hundred thousand obituaries published in the Corpus Christi Caller, Corpus Christi Times, and Corpus Christi Caller-Times newspapers on microfilm by publication date (not death date).

Nueces County Page on Texas GenWeb

 

Old Bayview Cemetery

Photos, transcriptions, and historical information for oldest federal military cemetery in Texas and early settlers. CCPL database.

 

Texas Land Grants, including Spanish and Mexican

Interactive search of Texas General Land Office land grant database going back to original Spanish and Mexican land grants.

Texas Death Records on Rootsweb

Search Texas death index from 1964-1998 in Rootsweb.

Texas GenWeb Project

Texas County Records Available on Microfilm

County clerk, real property, probate, vital statistics, naturalization, court and miscellaneous records available on microfilm from listed depositories through your library Interlibrary Loan service.

Texas Index to Confederate Pensions

Searchable index to documents provided by Texas State Library.

Texas State Library Genealogy Department

Selected federal census schedules, county records, tax rolls, newspapers, and more on microfilm, most for on-site use, some by Interlibrary Loan. Printed family and county histories.

 

Texas State Cemetery

Search Texas state cemeteries by name or eligibility criteria (governors, senators, Texas Rangers, Confederate veterans, and more).

 

FAQs About Texas Vital Statistics Indexes

Texas State Library questions answered on vital record indexes and locating birth, death, marriage, and divorce records.

 

Texas Genealogy Microfilm

 

Texas 1850-1930, with Soundex and slave schedules.

 

State Indexes

Birth Indexes: 1903 - 2005

Death Index: 1903-2005

Marriage Records: 1966 - 2007

Divorce Records: 1968 - 2007

Miscellaneous Records

Texas County Records Court minutes, deeds, probate, mortgage, real estate, marriage, tax.

Military Records - Civil War Volunteer soldiers of Texas.

Military Records - Mexican War Service records of Confederate soldiers who served in Texas.

Passenger Lists - Galveston

Texas Rangers

 

General Genealogy Links

AfriGeneas

African Ancestored Genealogy from Africa to the Americas. Includes census, genealogy, and obituary searching, with chats and message boards.

Afro-American Genealogical Research

Library of Congress lists and bibliographies of useful sources.

African American Heritage

National Archives site of Pre-Civil and Post-Civil War records, military records, Freedman's Bureau, historical documents and more.

All Things Cherokee

Cherokee genealogy, history, culture, and art, with Cherokee Roll Report, tribal enrollment research and in depth customized research.

Ancient Faces

Online community to share vintage photos and family history.

Ancestry.com

Subscription fee database used to create a family tree, search census, and birth/death/marriage, military, and immigration records.

Cyndi's List

Categorized and cross-referenced index to genealogical resources.

Ellis Island Immigration Records

Search free database and copies of passenger manifests of ships arriving at Ellis Island 1892-1954. Provided by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.

Family Search

Search free database and copies of passenger manifests of ships arriving at Ellis Island 1892-1954. Provided by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.

Heritage Quest

Library database from TexShare requires login and password available from CCPL (unless using in library). Find ancestors in U.S. Federal Census 1790-1940, search books on people and places, genealogy and local history articles, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank and select actions of U.S. Congress.

Family research, genealogy resources, and the 1940 census.

Native American Indian Genealogy

Native American biographies, tribes, census rolls, treaties, history, DNA, and more. From Access Genealogy.

Name index to deaths recorded by SSA beginning in 1962. Death Master File through FamilySearch.org (create a free account to use after limited searching).

Soundex Converter

Soundex code for surnames used in 1880-1920 census. From RootsWeb.

 

U.S. Census--American FactFinder

Community facts such as population, income, etc. and frequently requested data, with address search, maps, and surveys.

 

Veterans Service Records

Sources to assist in locating veterans and service members. From the National Archives.

 

U.S. Census

Search 1740-1940 and view actual image through HeritageQuest Online, library database (through TexShare) requiring login and password available from CCP (unless using in library).

 

U.S. Census

Name index of U.S. 1940 census through FamilySearch.

Where to Write for Vital Records

Where and how to obtain vital records from each state, county and territory of the United States.

Genealogy Microfilm

Census

 

All states 1790-1860, excluding slave schedules.

1870-1930 Southern states generally complete, with partial coverage of some other states.

Miscellaneous

 

Family histories - Bates, Corkill, Corlett, Dozier, Kelly, Martin, Nixon, Patterson, Prior, Ratliff, Reeves, Rowland, Vining, etc.

Mercer Records

Indian Territory and Indian Census Rolls - Cherokee, Creek, Choctow, Delaware

Military Records - Civil War, Revolutionary War

Passenger Lists - New Orleans, Atlantic Coast