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Tarrant County TXGenWeb - Death Records
Tarrant County Courthouse - The State of Texas did not begin requiring
death records until 1903. Some early records may not exist because
it was several years before there was full compliance with this new law.
Only records of individuals who died outside the city limits of Fort Worth
are kept at the courthouse.
The Department of Public Health keeps death records on individuals who
died inside the city limits of communities with a population of 2400 or
Social Security Death Index can be accessed from the RootsWeb Resouce
Page for Tarrant County. Scroll down the page to locate the search box.
Texas Department of State Health Services. (Texas Vital Statistics)
The LDS Church has microfilmed all Texas death records from 1903 through
The USGenWeb Project, Tarrant County Archives has Death Records from
1964 to 1999.
The FamilySearch website is in the process of placing digital images
of Texas Death Certificates online.
You can get a photostatic copy of a Texas Death Certificate issued prior
to ca 1970 for a small fee from the Dallas
Public Library (downtown) or the
central library in Houston.
Check with your local library to see if they have this microfilm. Some
certificates are not very helpful, but others have provided a wealth of