Click to enlargeEastland County, Erath County and Jack County Records

North Central Texas Genealogical Records: Eastland, Erath, and Jack Counties. Compiled by James Pylant and Paul Smith. Softbound (2001), 264 pp., indexed.

A significant source for family historians with roots in the Lone Star State, North Central Texas Genealogical Records combines data from three counties and identifies over 8,000 individuals. These records include:
  • Jack County Mortuary Records (1891-1959). Copied from privately-held records, entries from 1891 to 1934 typically identified only the name of deceased and the date of death. However, entries from 1935 to 1959 usually gave full name of deceased, date and place of birth, date and place of death, place of burial, sex, race, occupation, name of father, full maiden name of mother, and name of spouse(s).

  • Eastland County Marriages (1874-1882). Abstracted from the first volume of the county's marriage book, these records identify the bride and groom, date of marriage, name of officiant, and the page number of the original document.

  • Erath County Birth Affidavits (1877-1920). Data abstracted from the county's first volume of delayed birth records includes full name, sex, date and place of birth, and names of parents. The father's data typically gave his full name, age at the time of child's birth, birthplace, and occupation. The mother's data gave her full maiden name, age at the time of child's birth, birthplace, occupation, and the number of children born to her. Also identified are the names of those signing each affidavit.

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