MARRIAGE RECORDS - HOW TO FIND THEM IN HOUSTON, HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS by vei53664

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									MARRIAGE RECORDS - HOW TO FIND THEM IN HOUSTON, HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS

The following list of records are found at Clayton Library
                                       http://www.hpl.lib.tx.us/clayton/

           FILM
           Free Marriages of Color, 1865-1868
           HARRIS
           ETHNIC
           AFRO.AMER                    FILM        Cabinet 90           Drawer 10
           This reel was filmed from end to beginning. The index appears at the beginning.

           MICROFICHE
           Index to Texas Marriages, 1966-1991
           Cabinet 4                   Drawer 7
           This index covers Harris County marriages also

           BOOKS
           Call 976.4141                     B619        HARRIS
           Birth, death, marriage certificates and miscellansous[sic] papers
           compiled by Capt Gilbreth, Falls Chapter, DAR, Friendswood, Texas
           Includes marriage records for Harris County, Texas
              note: this is listed in the catalog, but I did not find this book when I was at Clayton Library


           Call 976.41                      M359
           Marriage records, Harris County, Texas
           compiled by Marie Russell c 1980
             note: this is listed in the catalog, but I did not find this book when I was at Clayton Library


           Call 976.4141                    C549        HARRIS
           Harris County, Texas, Marriages 1857-1864
           by Robert D Craig
             note: this is listed in the catalog, but I did not find this book when I was at Clayton Library


           Call 976.4141                  D238         HARRI
           Marriage Records of Harris County, Texas
           copied by Misses Bess and Katherine Reynolds of Samuel Sorrell Chapter,
           DAR, Houston, Texas                         (four volumes make up these records)
           Vol 2, January 18, 1865 through June 2, 1877, Vols E, F, G (no index)
           Vol 3, June 2, 1877 to May 12, 1885, Vols H and I (no index)
           Vol 4, May 13, 1885 to January 3, 1889, Vol J (indexed)
           Vol 5, December 28, 1888 to June 12, 1891, Vol K (indexed)
                      note: I did not find a Vol 1 in the catalog or on the shelf


           Call                           C554       HARRI TEX
           Christ Episcopal Church record of marriages. November 18, 1874 to November 23, 1944
                      note: this is a large book located on the bottom shelf




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          Call                           T355       HARRI TEX
          Texas DAR genealogical records committee report: births, deaths and marriages
          contributed by Alexander Love Chapter
          very few marriage records listed
                     note: this is a large book located on the bottom shelf      (indexed)


          Call                             B619        HARRI TEX
          Birth certificates and marriage licenses[I.e. licenses]
          Alexander Love contributing Chapter [NSDAR Genealogical Records Committee]
                        note: this book only listed 13 marriage records      (indexed)


          Call 976.4141                   H673      HARRIS
          History of Mt Vernon United Methodist Church, 1865-1994
          church records, registers, births and marriages
                      note: this is an Afro-American church                             (no index)


          Call 976.4141                T833      HARRIS
          Trinity Lutheran Church: Marriage Records 1875-1992
          by Chaparral Genealogical Society                                             (indexed)


          Call 976.4141                 B422      HARRIS
          Early records of the St Peter Church German Congregation of Spring Branch Community
          Louise Beinhorn, preparer
                     note: marrage records begin in 1856                         (no index)


The following record is found at the Texas Room next door to the Downtown Public Library
                                      http://www.houstonlibrary.org/hpl/branches/jib_home.html

          Call 976.41                 M359
          Marriage Records, Harris County, Texas, Vol 1, 1837-1865, c 1980
          by Mrs Marie Russell                                                          (indexed)
                     note: marriage records cover the dates of 7-23-1837 to 1-17-1865



The following information pertains to the marriage records available
 from the court house and the archives.

          Harris County Archivist - Sarah Jackson, CA <Sarah_Jackson@fpm.co.harris.tx.us> 713-368-7640
                    Physical Address: 1201 Franklin, 12th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002

          County Clerk's Archives -call Bryan Schouten at 713-755-5170

          Harris County Clerk's Office: 713-755-6405 or 713 755-6411
                    Physical Address: 1001 Preston, 4th Floor, Houston, Texas
                    Mailing Address: P O Box 1525, Houston, TX 77251-1525
                    Web site:         http://www.co.harris.tx.us/ServicesA2Z.htm




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The marriage records stored in the Archives at 102A San Jacinto Street, Houston, Texas cover the years
1836-1959. From 1959 to current, will be found in the county clerk's office on the 4th floor at 1001 Preston
Street, Houston, Texas.

1. A copy of a marriage license can be obtained by calling 713-755-6405. Menu 1 is for marriage licenses.

2. A copy of a marriage license can also be obtained by visiting the main office on Preston Street or one
of the nine branch locations in the Houston area.

3. You can also obtain a copy by writing to:         County Clerk's Office
                                                     P O Box 1525
                                                     Houston, TX 77251-1525

To order, you need to send the full name of the bride and the groom and the date of the marriage
to the County Clerk's office above along with a cashier's check or money order.

The fee for a certified copy of a marriage license is                           $7.00
The fee for a non-certified copy of a marriage license is                       $2.00

  Use the following address for either a copy of a marriage license located at the court house or in the archives.
           .          County Clerk's Office
                      P O Box 1525
                      Houston, TX 77251-1525


           1836----1959                              1959---Current

           Harris County Archives                    Harris County Clerk's Office


The County Clerk's website:            http://www.cclerk.hctx.net
          then select -Information & Services
          then select Marriage Licenses, for the fee schedule for the various records.

           AT FAQ's: To get married, the fee for a marriage license on the fee schedule is $41.00

           Web-Links

           http://www.genlookups.com/texas_marriages/main.html
                      Expect this database to be limited.


           The Clayton Library web site can be found at:
                     http://www.hpl.lib.tx.us/clayton/


Research Submitted by Linda Risinger
Last revised:        August 30, 2004




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