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VICTORIA COUNTY, TEXAS

sponsored by Victoria County Genealogical Society

This Victoria County website is a part of the TXGenWeb project and the USGenWeb Project.
The purpose of this website is to provide genealogical information, as well as genealogical resources in Victoria County.
We welcome contributions – please contact Jack and Cynthia Buttram if you have information you would like to share.

County Resources | Libraries | Cemeteries | People | Indianola | Victoria Gen. Soc.Resources | Queries | Military | Links | What's New | Meetings, Workshops

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Victoria County is honored to now be included in the TXGenWeb Project Hall of Fame.
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Victoria County Genealogical Society is a partner society of
the Texas State Genealogical Society , District 3.

Victoria was settled as a colony of Martin de Leon in 1824 under the Mexican government. In 1836 it became an original County of the Republic of Texas. Victoria is the county seat.

VICTORIA COUNTY RESOURCES
Victoria County History Victoria County Maps Courthouse Records
Marriage Records
1838-1855, 1858-1877
Marriage Records from
The Victoria Advocate
Victoria City & County
School Records
Trinity Lutheran Church Records
Baptisms - 1851-1886, 1887-1914
Marriages, 1851-1914,
Deaths, 1852-1889
(1886-1889 recordshave been added).
Victoria Churches
before 1900
Zion Lutheran Church
Mission Valley TX
Victoria Preservation, Inc. Texas Historical Markers in Victoria Co. Landmark Registry
for Victoria Co.
Victoria Co. Archives
Birth Records
- 1926-1934
Rootsweb
Texas Death Records
- 1964-1999
Victoria Co. Archives
Marriage Records
- 1966-2001
Victoria Co. Archives
Divorce Records
- 1968-2001
Bloomington-the First 50 years Pictures of Old Victoria
Today and Yesterday
Adjacent Counties

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LIBRARY RESOURCES
Victoria Public Library Family History Library Center  
Victoria College/Univ. Houston Library Clayton Genealogical Library, Houston TX Texas State Library and Archives Commission

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CEMETERIES
Victoria County Cemeteries Evergreen Cemetery
pictures of some markers with comments
Victoria Co. Cemetery Photographs
Texas Tombstone Project
Fordtran Cemetery
Also known as the Midgett Cemetery
Girdy Cemetery
pictures of the Girdy family markers
Memorial Square Cemetery
a list of those known to be buried here
Mission Valley Cemetery Union Soldiers Buried at Victoria-1865 McFaddin Cemetery
also contains other info about McFaddin
Confederate Soldiers Buried at Victoria Victoria Catholic Cemeteries
provides a search engine
Booker/Jewett Cemetery
Inventory of Graves with some pictures.
Afro-American Funeral Records Part I (includes cemetery info)
1943-47, 1961-69, 1969-81, 1981-96
Afro-American Funeral Records, Part II
1915-22 New! 1923-28
Oliver Cemetery
Telferner Cemetery
 

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PEOPLE OF VICTORIA COUNTY
1850 Census 1880 US Census
found on Family Search
Former Postmasters
1846-1936
Former Mayors
1839 to the present
Former District Attorneys from 1838

Former Sheriffs from 1838

Brands and Marks &
Family Land Heritage Ranches
Early Doctors in Victoria
1836-1920
City Council Members
from 1836-1998
Victoria Co. Grist Mills
some of the early owners
Early Hotels of Victoria
owners and dates
Short Bios of Early Residents Notes on Early Residents
many family connections
Notes from the Victoria Advocate Column
"100, 75, 50 Years Ago"
Obituaries from
the Victoria Advocate

1885-1887
Obits From the Victoria Advocate Column
"100, 75, 50 Years Ago"
Some Death Records
McFaddin area,1930-1936
Letters in the Victoria post office, May 1848 Family Histories
Add your family history.
Vital Extractions from the Victoria Advocate
Vol.III 1894-1897, Vol.IV 1898-1899,
Vol.V 1900-02, Vol VI, 1903-04
Vol VII, 1905-06, Vol VIII 1907-08
Vol IX, 1909-11,and
New! Volume X, 1912-1914
Henry Wolff's Journal Index
Names from his Victoria Advocate columns, 1979-1980
Henry Wolff's Journal Index - 1981
Henry's Journal Online.
Spanish Genealogy
Research help from Gloria Candelaria
Fugitives
Victoria Co. 1866-1877
Victoria Texas Election Records 1838-54
also Civil Officers of the County
Reminiscences of an Old Texas Pioneer
an interesting account of early travel to Texas

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MILITARY RECORDS
Republic of Texas
Muster Roll

Capt. John T. Price Co.
Civil War Muster Roll TX Union Soldier Schedule
Victoria Co., 1890
World Wars I and II
some names of those who served. Also some deaths listed
Veterans of the War with Mexico, 1846-47
Korean War Casualties
McFaddin Veterans

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INDIANOLA
(these records are of interest since many people moved from Indianola to the Victoria area.)
Indianola Casualities-1875-a list of the dead, missing and property destruction German Immigrants
treated by Dr. Webb in Victoria
Indianola Database
is searchable and includes form for listing your ancestor.

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VICTORIA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
P.O.Box 413, Victoria, TX 77902
VCGS meets on the 2nd Monday of each month, 7:00pm,
First Christian Church, Colorado and Ben Jordan, Victoria
Victoria County Genealogical Society is a partner society of
the Texas State Genealogical Society , District 3.
VCGS Page
Membership application
available here
Victoria Co. Mail List Site
we invite you to join our mail list
VCGS Quarterly-Table of Contents
Vol.I-Vol.20
Vol.21-Vol.34New!
Researchers
local independent researchers
Lookups
a new service is now offered by VCGS
Books Available
cemetery books and family books
Surnames Members Webpages Old Postcards of Victoria County
Awards Presented to VCGS    

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New! NEW ITEMS New! :

New items in previous months

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QUERY BOARD
Post and View Queries here

Queries should have a Victoria County Connection

*Post a new query on the Victoria County Board. Choose "Start a New Thread" and enter the info required. Your queries posted to this website will be included in the Victoria County Genealogical Society Crossroads Quarterly
View all queries posted since 31 Mar 2000 on the same board. To search for a specific name, use the "search" feature and choose "Victoria Board".
You may post free Victoria County queries in our Victoria County Genealogical Society Crossroads Quarterly.

* Queries Archive-alphabetized listing of queries received before 31 Mar 2000

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MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS

VICTORIA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETINGS

The Victoria County Genealogical Society normally meets the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church, Colorado and Ben Jordan, Victoria, in the Fellowship Hall. VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.

11 May 2015 - 7:00pm - Program: "Four P's of Genealogical Analysis"
Barbara Guillory will discuss the four Ps of genealogical records analysis - possible, plausible, probable and provable - using specific examples from her own research. She will explain how various types of evidence can be analyzed to prove a relationship. She will also discuss the use of DNA in genealogical analysis.

6:00pm - BOARD MEETING


CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES, June 2015, Class Instructor: Martha Everman Jones, PhD.

All classes will be held in the Victoria College Emerging Technology Complex, Conference and Education Center Room 302, 7403 Lone Tree Road, Victoria, TX 77905. For more information, go online to http://www.victoriacollege.edu/wce or phone (361) 582-2528 Tuition for the Beginning or Advanced Classes will be $95 each.

Beginning Genealogy Classes (class size limit 15)
Tuesday evenings June 2, 9, 16, 23 - 6:00 to 8:00 pm and Tuesday June 30, 10am to 4pm for an all-day research trip to the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research in Houston. Topics will include genealogy basics for beginning ancestral research and documenting sources. Information will include published genealogy sources, websites, accessing and recording census records, vital records, and plans for continued research. The final course day in Clayton Library on June 30th will allow students an opportunity to apply their newly learned skills with guided assistance.

Advanced Genealogy Classes (class size limit 10) Thursday evenings June 4, 11, 18, 25 - 6:00 to 8:00 pm and Tuesday June 30, 10am to 4pm for an all-day research trip to the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research in Houston. Advanced genealogists will learn methods for locating lost ancestors-- especially females, along with mapping and documenting family migration records. Survey methods for State Lands and the organization of Federal Lands will be presented. Also students will learn how to plat their ancestorís Metes and Bounds Land Records and Federal Land Records. The final course day in Clayton Library will allow class members an opportunity to research new genealogy records and apply their knowledge and new records of migration and land records into their genealogy data base.

No quizzes will be given but students will be expected to conduct research outside of class to demonstrate evidence of learned techniques required for family history and lineage research. Students will receive individualized instruction with research problems and suggestions for locating resources for ancestral records. All participants will receive a certificate of completion from the Victoria College.


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LINKS YOU MIGHT LIKE

Victoria County Historical Commission's Oral History Project - Interviews are recorded, then stored in the Archives to preserve the history of Victoria county. If you are interested in being interviewed, please contact Barbara Smith, Project Chairman and Interviewer. (To return to this page, use your back button.)

How to Clean and Repair Gravestones - from the Victoria County Historical Commission. (To return to this page, use your back button.)

BEGINNING GENEALOGY LINKS

VICTORIA LINKS:

TEXAS RECORDS LINKS:

GENEALOGY LINKS:

MISCELLANEOUS INTERESTING LINKS:

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TXGenWeb county of the year

Victoria County is honored to have been chosen COUNTY OF THE YEAR for 2009

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This page is a part of the TXGenWeb project and the USGenWeb Project.

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If you are interested in adopting a Texas county for the TXGenWeb project,
please visit the orphan county webpage or contact Shirley Cullum, State Coordinator for TXGenWeb.
County Coordinator Award
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Thanks to the volunteers who have helped Victoria County achieve this award three times, which now includes Victoria County in the TXGenWeb Hall of Fame.
Feb. 09 County of the Month Award
County of the Month

This Site Last Updated 8 May 2015
e-mail: Jack and Cynthia Buttram
Victoria County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 413, Victoria TX 77902
Thanks for visiting our Victoria County page, constructed by Cynthia and Jack Buttram, with special thanks to Kearby Buttram and Wendy Koh. Y'all come back because there's more to come.

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