TX Vital Records - The Texas Vital Statistics law to register births and deaths was not passed until 1903.Texas was then and is now a dual registration state which means the local registrars retain a copy of all birth and death records for the events that take place within their jurisdiction and the state retains the original of all birth and death records for the entire State of Texas.However, the statutes for registering these events were not made mandatory until 1926.However, many local registrars did not adhere to the statutes until the late 1930’s or early 1940’s.This means some records reside only in the local registrars’ files and not with the State.
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TN Vital Records - Births & Deaths Before 1908
There was no official statewide registration of births and deaths in Tennessee before 1908. Four cities did keep some earlier birth and death records, which are available through the Tennessee State Library & Archives.
1880 - Name: William Martin Age: 48 Birth Year: abt 1832 Birthplace: Tennessee Home in 1880: Precinct 2, Somervell, Texas Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Cala Martin Father's Birthplace: Virginia Mother's Birthplace: Virginia Occupation: Farmer
William Martin 48, TN Cala Martin 34, MS Thomas Martin 8, TX John Martin 6, TX Robert Martin 4, TX Buhular Martin 2, TX
Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002 Name: Miss M. C. Chester Marriage Date: 8 Dec 1889 Spouse: G. W. Martin Marriage County: Somervell Marriage State: Texas Source: Texas Marriages, 1814-1909
U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Name: John Thomas Martin City: Glen Rose County: Somervell State: Texas Birth Date: 17 Jan 1874 Race: White married - Mae Rose Martin
WHERE did you findWilliam M. MARTIN's complete DOB[born 17 May 1830 TN] ??????????
Census records do not record the specific locality of a person's birth.Only the country or state is recorded.