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  • Check the Social Security Death Index; this index provides birth and death dates online for free.  A copy of the original Social Security Application will note the birth & death dates, as well as location of birth, parents' names & their birth places.

  • Not everyone is in the SSDI, many women did not have SS cards as they were stay at home moms and railroad workers did not get SS death benefits. In order to be in this index at all, someone must have made out a form to claim the SS death benefit.

    Death Records

    Death records were officially recorded in Texas as of 1903; however, it was not mandatory until World War II.  The city of Denison kept earlier records than the state, but only for people living inside the Denison city limits.

    Denison City Hall
     500 W Chestnut St., Denison, TX 75020
     Phone: (903)465-2720
    This applies only to people living inside the city limits, not just the post office addressing.
  • The County Clerk's office will have all other county death certificates. 
  • Wills and Probates are in the County Clerk's office and often mention the death dates.

Summary of Last Years Unnatural Deaths Over which Justice Hinkle Has Held Inquests
, May 1886 - March 1887

Development of Undertaking Services

Cemetery listings - Grayson County

Officer Down : Texas Line of Duty Deaths

Grayson County Death Notices

Out of County Death Notices

Out of State Death Notices


Helpful Links

 Find a Family History Center
Grayson County Records on microfilm through Interlibrary loan
Family History Library Catalog

Useful links in reading old documents when you receive them.
Inflation Calculator
Archaic Medical Terminology
List of Old Occupations


Elaine Nall Bay
Grayson County CC

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