Death Certificates & Cemeteries
  • Who's Alive & Who's Dead | Famous Deaths (Week in Review) |
  • Deaths in Harris County, in Texas, AND outside Texas (Bureau of Vital Statistics, Houston Dept. of Health & Human Services)
  • Harris County Clerk's Office now has Remote Access for Texas deaths (Texas Vital Statistics, Texas Dept. of State Health Services)
  • Harris County Clerk's Office [Hint: Click on Vital Statistics under Searchable Databases)
  • Social Security Death Index (RootsWeb) | Online Searchable Death Indexes & Records |
    Obituaries
  • Houston Chronicle Obituaries [back to 11/10/2001]
    Obits from Houston Chronicle (or Houston Post) microfilm:
    1) Use Email Reference Form to ask Houston Public Library to photocopy obit for you.
    2) One-page obits are $3 each [at the time I last checked]. If it runs to a second page, add $1.
    3) Photocopy fees may be paid by mailing in a check, using a credit card to pay by phone, or paying in person.
    4) Houston Public Library will photocopy other articles (non-obits) too.

  • Houston Community Newspapers
    Cemeteries
    Harris County, Texas
  • Harris County, TX (Find A Grave)[Most comprehensive listing]
  • Harris County, TX (Interment.net)
  • Harris County, TX (Cemeteries of Harris County Texas)
  • Harris County, TX (TexasCemeteries.org)
  • Harris County, Texas - Index of Landmarks & Vanished Communities (Harris County TxGenWeb)
  • African American Cemeteries in Texas, by county
    United States
  • Find A Grave | Tombstone Transcription Project (US GenWeb) | Cemetery Records Online |
    Veterans
  • Houston Natl Cemetery | Arlington Natl. Cemetery |
  • Nationwide Gravesite Locator [NOTE: US Dept. of Veterans Affairs national cemeteries for veteran graves only. Includes some state veterans cemeteries also.]
  • Military personnel records
  • African American Cemeteries Online
    Genealogy & Adoption
    | Olympics | Genealogy | Vital Records | Death & Cemeteries | Adoption |
    Genealogy
  • History at Home: A Guide to Genealogy (HomeAdvisor)
  • FamilySearch (Latter Day Saints) | Example local LDS Family History Center |
  • Family Link | Military History |
  • Clayton Branch for Genealogical Research (Houston Public Library)
  • Genealogy (Texas State Library)
  • Social Security Death Index (Ancestry.com)
  • Cyndi's List of Genealogical Sites on the Internet
  • Genealogy Library (Montgomery County Memorial Library, in Conroe) |
  • Chaparral Genealogy Society
  • RootsWeb (an Ancestry.com community)
  • Texas GenWeb
  • Ellis Island (Official site)
  • Port of Galveston ship lists
  • Immigration to the United States (1789-1930) (Harvard University Library)
  • African American Genealogy
  • Military personnel records
  • Most Popular Baby Names | First Names & What They Mean |All Surnames.com |
  • Heraldry (Cyndi's List) | Army Heraldry | Public Records |
    Vital Records
    Note: Vital Records include birth & death certificates, marriage licenses, and divorce decrees.
  • Vital Records Information: United States
  • Vital Chek (Express Certificate Service for birth, death, marriage, & divorce certificate/records)
  • Public Records
    Birth Certificates
  • Harris County Clerk's Office now has Remote Access for Texas births (Texas Vital Statistics, Texas Dept. of State Health Services)
  • Births in Harris County, in Texas, AND outside Texas (Bureau of Vital Statistics, Houston Dept. of Health & Human Services)
    Marriage Licenses
  • Harris County Clerk's Office | Verification of a Marriage (Texas Dept. of State Health Services) |
    Divorce Decrees
  • In Harris County: Harris County Disctrict Clerk [Hint: Use Contains, NOT Starts with"]
  • In Texas: Verification of a Divorce
    Adoption
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway (Child Abuse / Child Neglect / Adoption, etc.)
  • Harris County Domestic Relations Office
    Searching for Birth Parents:
  • TX Central Adoption Registry System [Voluntary registry for adoptees 18 yrs. & over and birth parent(s)]
  • Adoption Reunion Registry (Adopt.com)
  • Bastard Nation: The Adoptees Rights Organization
  • Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
  • American Adoption Congress |
  • Adoption Institute | Adoption & Foster Care |
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