History and Genealogy of
The year is 1848 and 107 citizens of western
My mission is to help visitors learn about
Review a working list of cemeteries in Williamson County. These cemeteries, and those interred, appear in a four volume set of unpublished books produced by the Williamson County Historical Commission. On May 6, 1999, the Commission granted me permission to put them online at this web site. This will be a major data entry project. As information from each cemetery is completed it will be posted. (currently contains 14,141 burials in 43 cemeteries)
The Free Inhabitants and Slave Schedules for the 1850 Census for Williamson County are available here. Four different files provide data: in order of enumeration; alphabetically; by place of birth; for Slave Schedules.
Death Records - the "Green Book"
These records were kept by a Taylor area doctor and transcribed by seventeen McNeil High School students (see photos), with the assistance of their teacher Margaret Blanton.. If these records prove helpful in your research, let the students of McNeil High School hear from you! .... (More information about records.)
Use these alpha files to search the 2,663 names listed in the pages below.
Pg. #6 ..Apr 28, 1918 to Aug 23, 1918
Pg #18 .May 17, 1921 to Sept 27, 1921
in the 1927 yearbook. 498 names appear on this list. If you find a name you recognize, and want a photocopy of the picture, contact Don Brownlee . He will be happy to make a photocopy of the picture!
View a Works Projects Administration map of Williamson County and neighboring counties. This map shows boundary changes to the county since March 13, 1848.
This map is a present day adjustable map of Williamson County that will allow you to zoom into any area of the county for more detail. It is provided by The TIGER Map Service, a project sponsored by the U.S. Bureau of the Census.
For an explanation of this index and it's contents, please read this information page. To learn more about the naturalization process and under what circumstances women filed papers, visit this National Archives page.
Surnames that appear in the Index to the Naturalization Records for
The following countries and continents were listed in the index as "Country of Birth or Allegiance" for at
least one person. After locating a name that is of interest to you,
consult the alphabetical listing above for complete information on that
individual. Many individuals have more than one country listed by their
name in the index. In the list that follows, each person is sorted only
by the first country listed. Several alphabetical listings may occur within
each list -- be sure to check the entire list.
as well as groups, such as the Tonkawas, are included
in this collection of information on more than 300 people who have a
Places and Events
This page is a collection of over 200 links to towns and communities, churches, creeks, lakes, forts, geographic locations, railroads, print media sources, events such as battles, and prehistory The Online Handbook of Texas is the major source of this information.
Jim Wheat's valuable listing of Postmasters and Post Offices in Williamson County, Texas provides detail on 65 Post Offices in the county's history beginning in 1849 and continuing through 1930.
Print Resources and Look Ups
Volunteers with the Williamson County Genealogical Society very generously offer look-ups. If you need extensive use of a source, consider either an interlibrary loan request or purchasing it from the publisher. Also, remember the query board and joining the discussion list can be very valuable sources of information.
Probate Records for 11 Texas Counties !
Thanks to many students at
This index contains the probate records from 11
To learn how to get copies of the
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1. Round Rock Public
Library - Thanks to many dedicated members of the Williamson County
4. The Texas State
Library and Archives Commission is located in
Visit the Williamson County Genealogical Society to purchase
reasonably priced census and marriage
records. Learn when the Society meets and how you can become a member.
The single most valuable source of information is the WCGS's
quarterly publication, The
Contact the Records Division of the County Clerk's Office to request copies of birth, death, marriage, naturalization, probate and real estate records.
This TXGenWeb page for Bastrop County features part of the 1850, a query page, and offers look ups for 1850 and 1860 census. A link to a great site for CD look ups can also be found here.
Bell County's TXGenWeb
site is hosted by Joe Deaver. This site
has many nice features including Nannie's
Scrapbooks. Great historical and genealogical value can be reaped from
this collection of six scrapbooks. Other resources at this
link include "Original Landowners of Bell County, Texas," a
forum for queries, volunteers willing to do look
ups, and a discussion group for
Page for Burnet County is hosted by Jo Ann Myers. Resources
available at this site include the 1860 Census and
marriage records for
Clarissa Loyd maintains the Milam County TXGenWeb page where visitors will find many links to information. She is currently working on a project to add tombstone photos to the web page.
James Walker also maintains an informative site about Milam County . Featured at
his site are pages related to people buried in the Pin Oak and
The Austin Genealogical Society sponsors the Travis County TXGenWeb Page. A query page and look ups are provided.
State and National Level Links
Visit the TXGenWeb
site . This is the official state level web site from which all
official GenWeb pages in
Get the big picture when you visit the USGenWeb Project site. All of the state level GenWeb sites link into this page. You will also find information on Special Projects sponsored by the USGenWeb Project and learn about the WorldGenWeb Project.
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by Rebecca Osborne, Ph.D.
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