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Re: Little Family
Posted by: Thomas Kerwin (ID *****3248) Date: November 27, 2009 at 13:09:25
In Reply to: Little Family by brenda rowe of 65461

I'm not related to this family.

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.

Statement source -
Sherry Crawford
Group Manager
Request Processing
Vital Statistics Unit
(888) 963-7111, ext 6195

FYI -
All census records prior to the 1850 census only listed the head of household; whether male or female.

NO specific age was stated for any family member
NO place of birth was stated – city, state, or country
NO city, town, or village is stated – only the county
NO street address was stated
NO marital status was stated – single, married, widowed, divorced
NO family relationship was stated – brother, sister, cousin, son, daughter, wife, inlaw, etc…
NO occupation was stated
NO parental birthplaces are stated
NO race was stated [but assume “white”]
Step children are not enumerated as “step” children

1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships or parental birthplaces.



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