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VICTORIA COUNTY, TEXAS
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VICTORIA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Victoria Library

302 North Main, Victoria, TX 77901, 361/485-3304
Local History-Genealogy, 361/485-3302
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HOURS:
Monday - Thursday - 9:00am-8:00pm
Friday - 9:00am-5:30pm
Saturday - 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday - closed

Census - Microfiche - County Histories - Microfilm
City Directories - Sanborn Maps

The information in the Local History-Genealogy Room is concentrated on Texas and the states which were part of the migration to Texas. Victoria County histories as well as surrounding county histories are featured. Books on Cemetery Surveys for Victoria are available. There are numerous "how to" books and other research books

There are information sections for the following states:

AlabamaIndianaMississippi Pennsylvania
ArkansasKentuckyMissouri South Carolina
GeorgiaLouisianaNorth Carolina Tennessee
IllinoisMarylandOhio Virginia

United States Census Index books are available for the following states:

Alabama 1820-1870Arkansas 1820-1870Georgia 1820-1860
Illinois 1810-1860Indiana 1807-1850 Kentucky 1790-1850
Louisiana 1810-1870Maryland 1776-1850 Mississippi 1810-1870
Missouri 1830-1860North Carolina 1784-1870 Ohio 1820-1850
Oklahoma 1860Penn. 1790-1850 South Carolina 1790-1870
Tennessee 1820-1870Texas 1850-1870 Virginia 1787-1860

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TEXAS COUNTY HISTORIES AVAILABLE AT VICTORIA PUBLIC LIBRARY
(These books are available for check out if you have a Victoria Public Library card.)

  • Gateway to Texas: History of Red River County 976.4 Str
  • The History of San Patricio County T Ref 976.4115 Gut
  • Historical Story of Bee County, Texas T Ref 976.4117 Eze
  • The History of Refugio County, Texas, 1836-1986 T Ref 976.4119 His
  • A Looking Back Scrapbook for Calhoun County and Matagorda Bay, Texas T 976.4121 Fre
  • The History and Heritage of Goliad County T Ref 976.4123 Gol
  • 300 Years in Victoria County T Ref 976.4125 Gri
  • The History and Heritage of Victoria County T Ref 976.4125 His
  • Twin Centennial Commemorative History, Edna-Ganado T Ref 976.4127 Twi
  • Bay City and Matagorda County: A History T Ref 976.4132 Sti
  • A History of Wharton County. 1846-1961 T Ref 976.4133 Wil
  • History of Fort Bend County 976.4135 Sow
  • Chambers County: A Pictorial History 976.4143 Hen
  • The History of Hardin County, Texas 976.4157 His
  • Sabine County, Texas 976.4177 McD
  • Rusk County History, Texas 976.4185 Rus
  • A History of Panola County, Texas, 1819-1978 976.4187 His
  • Traditions of the Land: The History of Gregg County, Texas 976.4189 McW
  • History of Cass County People G 976.4195 Cas
  • History of Freestone County, Texas 976.4232 Fre
  • History of Leon County, Texas 976.4233 His
  • Brazos County History: Rich Past, Bright Future 976.4242 Bra
  • An Early History of Fayette County T Ref 976.4255 Boe
  • Yoakum Community, The First Hundred Years, 1887-1987 976.4255 Yoa
  • The History of Gonzales County, Tex 976.4257 His
  • A Glimpse of the Past: A Pictorial History of Dewitt County 976.4259 Gli
  • The History of Dewitt County, Texas T Ref 976.4259 His
  • Some History of Van Zandt County 976.4276 Man
  • A Memorial and Biographical History of Hill County, Texas 976.4283 Mem
  • Williamson County, Texas: Its History and Its People 976.4289 Wil
  • History of Bastrop County, Texas Before Statehood 976.432 Kes
  • The Cradle of Texas: A Pictorial History of San Augustine County 976.4351 Jon
  • Yorktown, Texas: 150 Year Anniversary 1849-1998 976.4259 Yor
  • A History of Karnes County and Old Helena 976.4444 Did
  • The Story of Montague County, Texas 976.4541 Sto
  • The History of Jack County, Texas 976.4544 His
  • History of Palo Pinto County, Texas 976.4552 His
  • Llano County Family Album: A History 976.462 Lla
  • Heritage of Blanco County, Texas 976.464 Her
  • Gillespie County, A View of Its Past 976.465 Moh
  • Handbook of McCulloch County History 976.467 Spi v.1 - v.3
  • San Saba County History, 1856-1983 976.468 San
  • 100 Moore Years: A History of Moore County, Texas 976.4822 One
  • Terry County, Texas 976.4859 Ter
  • Edwards County History 976.4882 Edw
  • History of Bandera County, Texas 976.4885 His
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The library has a subscription to Ancestry.com which is available for use on the computers in the family history area.

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MICROFILM HOLDINGS
  • Tax Records for Victoria County - 1838-1910
  • United States Census for Texas - 1850-1920
  • The Victoria Advocate newspaper - 1848 through current (incomplete)

CITY DIRECTORIES

We have City Directories at our Victoria Public Library for these years, only. 1900-1901, 1927, 1933, 1939, 1941, 1943-1944, 1945-1946, 1948-1949, 1950-1951, 1952-1953, 1955-1958, 1960-to the present.

SANBORN MAPS

The Sanborn Atlas Co. mapped just about every U.S. community containing at least 5,000 residents. The company flourished between 1850 and 1950. The Sanborn company created atlases for fire insurance purposes. The Victoria Public Library has Sanborn maps for the City of Victoria. They are from the early 1900's.

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MICROFICHE AVAILABLE at the LIBRARY

This listing is divided into the following groups:
WAR RECORDS, EUROPE, TEXAS, OTHER STATES, MISCELLANEOUS, and VICTORIA CITY RECORDS.

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WAR RECORDS:

EUROPE

STATES

TEXAS

ALABAMA, ARKANSAS

  • GEORGIA

    • 6046883 - Index Early Tax Records of Georgia 1790-1818
    • 6046751 - 37,000 Early Georgia Marriages
    • 6051217 - 40,000 Early Georgia Marriages
    • 6019971 - Land Lottery of Georgia 1827
    • G 317.58 1870 GEO - 1870 Georgia Census Index
    • G 975.5 1850 GEO - Georgia Marriages, Early to 1800

    ILLINOIS, INDIANA

    • 6051164 - Guide to Vital Statistics in Illinois
    • 6046721 - Inventory of the Archives of Illinois
    • G 317.7311 1870 CHI - 1870 Chicago, Illinois Census Index
    • Illinois - Public Domain Land Tract Sales by Purchaser
    • G 977.3 ILL 1825 - Illinois Marriages, Early to 1825
    • 6051202 - Guide to the Public Vital Statistics in Indiana
    • G 977.2 IND 1825 - Indiana Marriages, Early to 1825

    KENTUCKY

    • 6019959 - Calendar of the Warrants for Land for Kentucky Granted
    • 6051189 - Some Original Land Grants in Kentucky

    LOUISIANA

    • 6051103 - Be it Known and Remembered Louisiana Bible Records
    • 6046989 - Guide to Public Vital Statistics in Louisiana
    • 6019941 - Resources in Louisiana

    MARYLAND

    • 6046929 - Genealogical and Memorial Encyclopeida of State of Maryland
    • 6046924 - Maryland Calendar of Wills
    • 6046942 - Maryland Records, Colonial, Revolutionary County and Church
    • G 317.52, 1890 DIL - 1890 Maryland Census Index

    MASSACHUSSETTS, MISSISSIPPI, MISSOURI

    • 604669 - Pioneers of Massachussetts
    • G 317.62 1890 DIL - 1890 Mississippi Census Index
    • 6051119 - Bible Records of Missouri

    NO. CAROLINA, SO. CAROLINA

    • 6051125 - North Carolina Wills
    • G 975.6 1800 NOR - North Carolina Marriages, Early to 1800
    • G 975.6 NOR - North Carolina Marriages, 1801-1825
    • G 975.6 CLE 1973 - North and South Carolina Marriage Records
    • G 317.56 1870 STE - 1870 North Carolina Census Index
    • 6051256 - South Carolina Chancery Court, 1671-1779

    OHIO

    • 6051197 - County Guide to Ohio
    • G 317.71 1880 OHI - 1880 Ohio Census Index

    PENNSYLVANIA

    • G 317.48 PEN 1870 1870 Pennsylvania West Census Index
    • G 317.48 PHI 1870 - 1870 Philadelphia, PA Census Index
    • 1985-1986 - Pennsylvania Historical Commission County Records Survey

    TENNESSEE

    • 6051201 - Guide to Church Vital Statistics in Tennessee
    • 6046959 - Guide to Vital Statistics in Tennessee
    • G 976.8 TEN 1990 - Tennessee Marriages, Early to 1800

  • UTAH

    • 6046577 - Inventory of the Church Archives of Utah
    • 6051294 - Guide to Official Records of Utah

    VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA

    • 6046958 - Inventory of Church Archives of Virginia
    • G 317.55 1870 VIR - 1870 Virginia Census Index
    • G 317.54 1870 DIL - West Virginia 1870 Census Index

    MISCELLANEOUS

    VICTORIA CITY RECORDS

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    Last update 20 March 2014