With more than 4.5 million death records, the Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976 record collection is a gold mine of information for anyone searching for their Texas ancestors in the 1900s. This record collection is # 8 in our list of the top 10 most searched record collections on FamilySearch.org and is a valuable source of when and where your ancestor died in Texas.
The collection consists of images of Texas statewide death certificates–including delayed certificates, foreign deaths, and probate obituaries–from the Texas Department of State Health Services in Austin.
Death certificates and reports of death were filled out by a county clerk, mortician or medical professional, who talked to the person reporting the death. The certificates were filed with county clerks or local registrars, who forwarded the information to the Texas Department of Health, now known as the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Information pertaining to the death of an individual generally included:
- Cause of death.
- Name of the attending physician or medical professional.
- Name and address of the funeral home used.
- The exact date and place of burial.
- Other information as provided by the informant.
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