- Aransas County
- Genealogical Society of Aransas County
- Cemetery Associations
- Clerks of Aransas County
- Aransas County Public Library
- Texas Department of Health, Bureau of
General information about Aransas County:
Rockport Pilot publishes local news on Wednesday
and Saturday of each week. Their address is P.O. Box 730,
Rockport, TX 78381, telephone 361-729-9900. Visit their
website where you will find local news and events, as well as
Bend Herald also publishes local news.
Its address is 907 Bus. 35 South, Rockport, TX 78382, telephone
Society of Aransas County meets on the second
Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Elementary School
on Live Oak Street. All visitors are welcome. Membership
dues are $15 per year for single persons or $20 for married couples.
Currently, no newsletter is being published by the GSAC, so there
is little benefit to membership for those outside the county.
However, the GSAC is the host of this website and we hope to assist
researchers in Aransas County by making data available on the
Internet, publishing queries and doing lookups.
Researchers are encouraged to submit abstracted data, ancestor
charts, family histories and biographical sketches for the GSAC's
files. Donations of books, microfilm, and other genealogy
related materials for the Library are greatly appreciated.
For further information, please contact the GSAC
at P.O. Box 1642, Fulton, TX 78358.
County Public Library, 701 E. Mimosa, Rockport,
TX 78382, telephone 361-790-0153, has a small genealogy section
containing books, family histories, video tapes, an IGI
index and microfiche reader/printer, area cemeteries, and obituaries.
Through the efforts of the Library, GSAC and donations of others,
this collection is growing.
Clerk, located in the Courthouse, 301 N. Live
Oak Street, Rockport, TX 78382, telephone (361) 790-0122, has
the following public records from 1871:
- marriage records
- probate records
- civil and criminal court records
- court minutes
- property records -- deeds, maps & plats, oil & gas
- brand registrations
- birth records
- death records
- veterans discharge records
- fictitious business name statements (dba's)
Certified copies may be obtained by sending a written application
to the Clerk, together with a $5 search fee and costs of the copies.
For current fees and costs, call the Clerk's office.
The District Clerk's
office, also located in the Courthouse, has district and county
court-at-law civil and criminal court records.
County records prior to 1871, beginning in 1836, are stored on
microfilm and may be obtained through inter-library loans from
A&M University in Kingsville, Texas and the LDS in Utah.
Birth and death records may also be obtained from the Texas
Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, 1100 West
49th Street, Austin, TX 78756-3199, telephone 512-458-7111.
You should be aware that there are several counties
in close proximity in this area -- Aransas, San
In searching for your ancestors, do not overlook researching the
adjoining counties as well.