Cameron county texas

Addresses Useful to Hidalgo County, Texas Researchers

Last modified: 6 JUN 2012

County Clerk/County Records
Also with branch locations within Cameron County: Harlingen, San Benito, La Feria, Los Fresnos, Port Isabel, and Rio Hondo

All Births and Deaths occurring outside the city limits, but within the County's boundaries, are registered with the Justice of the Peace Precinct No. 2, Place No. 2, who serves as the Local Registrar, and copies of the certificate are filed with the Clerk. The original Certificates are recorded at the Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics in Austin, Texas.. The Cameron County Clerk can access and issue a copy of a Birth certificate on-line with Austin, of any person born in Texas. A Birth record is public information and can be available to the public after the 75th anniversary of the date on which the record is filed. A Death Record is public information and can be available to the public after the 25th anniversary of the date on which the record is filed.

East Harrison Avenue
Brownsville, Texas 78520
(210) 544-0817


Cameron County Courthouse
P. O. Box 2178
964 East Harrison Avenue
Brownsville, TX 78520
(210) 544-0815


Deed Records
964 East Harrison Avenue
Brownsville, Texas 78520
(210) 544-0882


Brownsville Public Library
2600 Central Blvd. , Brownsville, TX 78250
4320 Southmost Blvd., Brownsville, TX 78521
Harlingen Public Library
410 '76 Drive, Harlingen, TX, 410 '76 Drive, Harlingen, TX, (956) 216-5800


The Diocese of Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas
also serves Hidalgo County. Prior to 10 JUL 1965 Hidalgo County was served by the Diocese of Corpus Christi.


Cameron County Historical Commission


University of Texas at Brownsville Library


Fort Brown Genealogical Society
608 East Adams
Brownsville TX 78520-6087
(512) 524-4824


Tip-O'-Texas Genealogical Society
with over 2000 genealogical books and records for review
c/o Harlingen Public Library
502 East Tyler St.
Harlingen, TX 78550


Museum of South Texas History
The museum's Margaret H. McAllen Memorial Archive holds an extensive collection of regional items, including maps, newspapers, books, genealogical material, audiovisual and digital material, and the largest collection of historical photographs within the lower Rio Grande Valley. The archive's holdings are a source of inspiration for the museum's exhibitions as well as for students, scholars, and others who conduct research here.

200 N. Closner Blvd.
Edinburg, Texas 78541
(956) 383-6911


LDS Texas Family History Center
114 East Price Road
Brownsville, Cameron County,, Texas 78520 U.S.A.
Phone: (956) 546-6422
Hours open: T-W 7-9pm; Th 9am-2pm, 7-9pm; F 9am-1pm; Sat 9am-12pm and by appointment