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.
100 W. Houston, St. 17
Sherman, Texas 75090
(903) 813 - 4243
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
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
List of Old Occupations
Early Births, 1844 - 1854
Grayson County Birth Announcements
From the Cradle to the Grave
Grayson County TXGenWeb
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