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VITAL RECORDS

 

Kerr Co Early Births             Kerr Co Early Marriages
 


 

Vital Records - Local Source

 

Write to the Kerr County Courthouse, 700 Main St., Kerrville, TX 78028 - addressing it to the appropriate County Office.  With your request, you must include the correct money charged for the service you require (check or money order).   
Also include a copy of your driver's license or other official photo ID with this request.  

The "County Clerk"  has birth and death records from 1903
 and has marriage, probate, land, and Civil Court records from 1856
Call (830) 792-2255 for further information

The "District Clerk" has divorce records.   Call (830) 792-2281 for further information

Unless you can prove a relationship,  there is a 75-year silence period on birth records
 and you must wait 25 years before acquiring a Death Certificate unless you are closely related.


 


 

Ordering Vital Records from the State of  Texas
http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/vs
Send your request to

Texas Vital Records
Department of State Health Services
P. O. Box 12040  
Austin TX 78711-2040
(Street address is:  1100 W. 49th St
.)

 

Include as much information as possible:  Name, date of birth, date of death, spouse’s name, parents’ names, county of residence, your relation to the person, the reason you want the record…..all of this information is needed to find the correct record and send it to you.   Send a copy of your government-issued photo ID with your request.    

 

The price for obtaining a Death Certificate is $20.    If a search is done and nothing is found, the Dept of Vital Records Office will keep the fee for performing the search.   The price for obtaining a Birth Certificate is $22.   Again, you must provide as much information as possible in order to obtain the record you want.    Unless you are closely related,  you will not be able to get a Birth Certificate until 75 years after the date of birth.   


You must wait 25 years to obtain a Death Certificate unless closely related. 

 

From the Texas Dept of Health Website:

"Who can request certified copies?  Copies of birth and death certificates are confidential under Texas Law for 75 years for birth certificates and 25 years for death certificates from the date of the event. If the death was less than 25 years ago or the birth was less than 75 years ago, the certified copies can only be obtained by qualified applicants.

 

"A qualified applicant is defined as the registrant, or immediate family member either by blood or marriage, his or her guardian, or his or her legal representative.

 

"If you are not qualified to receive a certified copy of the birth or death certificate, you may request a verification."

For more information visit:  http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/vs

 


 

Birth and Death Indexes at the Texas State Library
(These are Indexes, only)

Write to:

Genealogy
Texas State Library
Box 12927
Austin  Texas 78711.

 

Names in the Birth Indexes are in one alphabetical series from 1903 – 1909.   The remaining indexes (1910-1976) consist of separate alphabetical lists of names for each year.    Names in the Death Indexes for the years 1903-1940 are in one alphabetical series.   The names in the death indexes for 1941-1945 form a second alphabetical series.   


The remaining indexes consist of separate alphabetical lists of names for each year.


The Genealogy Collection’s staff will make copies of entries in the indexes upon written request.    They will charge for the number of pages copied.    Because charges for copies and work change, it is recommended that a call be made or an e-mail be sent asking what the latest charges are for making these Birth or Death Index copies.

 

e-mail - geninfo@tsl.state.tx.us
telephone - 512-463-5463

 

You can order the pages for a surname (or up to 5 surnames) which will give you the information about the county and full name at the time of birth or death.   After that, ordering the document from the Bureau of Vital Statistics will be easier and will be more likely to get good results.  


 

Vital Records from the Kerr County Page of the USGenWeb Archives
Certain files are available as indicated below


Kerr County BIRTH Records 1926 - 1934
(access this URL, choose a year, then double click)
http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/kerr/vitals/births/
 

 

Kerr County DEATH Records 1964 - 1984
(access this URL, choose a year, then double click)
http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/kerr/vitals/deaths/

 

Kerr County MARRIAGE Records 1966 - 2002
(access this URL, choose a year, then double click)
http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/kerr/vitals/marriages/

 

Kerr County DIVORCE Records  1968 - 2001
(access this URL, choose a year, then double click)
http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/kerr/vitals/divorces/

 

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