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Re: Birth certificates
Posted by: Bill Page Date: October 24, 2001 at 05:15:27
In Reply to: Birth certificates by Richard Foster of 334

Finding birth certificates in Brazos Co. sometimes gets tricky.

First, the earliest births have been published in book form. Texas briefly kept birth records in the 1870s, then stopped until 1903.

However, in Texas you could get a delayed (or probate) birth certificate after the fact.

So, Texas records often contain birth certificates filed years after the birth. In Brazos Co., there are delayed certificates for births which occurred in the 1880s -- but, of course, the records are much less complete for those early births.

It gets worse. Birth and death certificates are filed in two different places in Brazos Co. -- some at the court house, and others at Bryan City hall.

Folks usually check the courthouse, then give up if they don't find the record they need.

Confusing matters further, many folks who lived outside the Bryan city limits are listed in the Bryan records (if their mother came to the hospital in Bryan to give birth, for example, or if their relative died in a hospital in Bryan).

I'm sorry -- I don't have a copy of the published birth records.

Hope this helps ?

Bill Page

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