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 Grayson County TXGenWeb

Birth Records were recorded in Texas beginning in 1903.
Many Texas counties did not begin recording them until later.
The majority of the birth records in Grayson County begin in 1909.

Vital Records available :
  • Birth Records
  • Death Records
  • Land Transactions
  • Marriage Records
  • Wills
Miscellaneous Records available:
  • Guardianship Papers
  • Insanity Declarations
  • Liens
  • Live Stock Brand Books

  • Obtain Grayson County Texas birth records contact, in writing, through the Grayson County Clerk or the State Health Dept.
Grayson County Clerk
100 W. Houston, St. 17
Sherman, Texas 75090
(903) 813 - 4243

  • The city of Denison keeps its own vital records which date back to the 1880s.  Contact, in writing, 
Denison City Hall
500 W. Chestnut St.
Denison, Texas 75020
(903) 465 - 2720

Texas Delayed or Probate Birth Certificates

The majority of people who received delayed birth certificates are males who signed into the Social Security System in the mid 1930s and the workers who needed a certificate to work for the government during WWII. The majority of these males were born from the late 1870s through 1910.  People born in other states, moving to Texas as adults often applied to the State of Texas for a certificate which contains birth data that is not filed in the state of birth of the individual.

Free Internet Search provides birth & death dates

A Copy of the original Social Security Application provides birth & death dates; location of birth; parents names; parents birthplace

Not everyone is in the Social Security Death Index.  Many women did not have Social Securtiy cards as they were stay at home moms. Railroad workers did not get Social Security death benefits. In order to be listed in the SSDI, someone must have filled out a form to claim the deceased's social security death benefit.

Probate or Delayed birth records are available from the State Vitals office.

The State Library will do a free lookup in their probate birth Index.  The lookup will provide the following information on the Birth Certificate:
County of Birth
Date of Birth
Birth Person's Name
Certificate Number

Birth dates can be found in other records :
  • Biographical materials
  • Census records
  • Church Session or Record books
  • Draft Board records
  • Job records
  • Newspaper articles & Obituaries
  • School Records
  • Tombstones
  • WWI Registration Records

Find a Family History Center

Family History Library Catalog

Grayson County Records on microfilm through Interlibrary loan

Newspaper notices of births

Texas Birth Index  1903- 1907

Texas Birth Certificates 1903 - 1935

Texas Births and Christenings 1940 - 1981  

Useful links to aid in reading old documents

Archaic Medical Terminology

Inflation Calculator

List of Old Occupations

Early Births, 1844 - 1854

Grayson County Birth Announcements

Grayson County Births ~ 1926

Grayson County Births ~ 1927

Grayson County Births ~ 1928

Birthday Celebrations


From the Cradle to the Grave
Elaine Nall Bay

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