Texas, Smith County Birth Records Index, 1903 - 1926
The Texas, Smith County Birth Registers is a small file that contains just 2,026 records and birth certificates dating between 1903 and 1926. All of the files in this archive were retrieved, and are currently held, at the Smith County Clerk. Individuals can learn more information about the Texas, Smith County Birth Registers by visiting the Smith County Clerk website.
Information Available in the Texas, Smith County Birth Registers Records
The Texas, Smith County Birth Registers index offers a variety of vital statistics pertaining to individuals who were born in Smith County during this time period. When the information is available, the files include a complete name of the person, as well as a full name for the mother. The date of birth and the location where the birth was recorded are also provided. In addition, there is a map feature available to help individuals pinpoint the location where the birth was recorded, making it easier to visit the place if necessary.
Although this file is not one of the larger archives available in Smith County, it can nonetheless be difficult to search through the hundreds of available records to find the specific person you are looking for. To make retrieval of documents and ordering of copies a bit easier and more accurate, the archive features cataloguing information for each document on file in the collection. You can identify files through a unique document number. The location of the document is also easier to find, since each file comes equipped with a book, code, page number and volume number where the birth record is found within the Texas, Smith County Birth Registers.
About the Smith County Clerk
The records of the Texas, Smith County Birth Registers are held by the Smith County Clerk. To obtain original copies of the records of this collection, contact the Smith County Clerk at:
Smith County Clerk
200 East Ferguson, Suite 200
Tyler, Texas 75702
Birth records in Smith County are protected for 75 years, which means that during that initial time frame, the only people who have access to copies of birth certificates are the people actually on the certificates, immediate family members or legal representatives. After the initial 75-year time frame is over, the documents in the archive are made available to the general public. In the case of this particular archive, all of the records are more than 75 years old and are available for viewing by any interested party.
The Texas, Smith County Birth Registers in the Smith County Clerk are recorded in alphabetical order, according to the last name of the individual. When a first name is no available, such as in the case of infants who never received a first name from the parent, the files are listed first under the last name.
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