The Texas Birth Records Index holds birth records for the entire state between the years 1927 and 1990. There are 14,526,658 Texas birth records in this index available. These birth records are taken from the Texas Department of State Health Services, which holds the state's vital records and can be accessed through the following website:
Texas Department of State Health Services Vital Statistics
Information Available In This Collection
The Texas Death Records Index contains the following details: full name of deceased, gender and the death location and zip code. In cases where the original death record was filed incomplete or damaged, it's possible for information to be missing from the Texas Death Records Index.
About the Texas Department of State Health Services
The Texas Department of State Health Services acts as the main repository for Texas vital records, with birth records that date back to 1903. This department also holds vital records that include marriages and divorces, adoptions and death records for the state.
Texas does not allow the public open access to birth records, unless the individual is requesting a personal birth certificate copy, is an immediate family member (related directly by blood or marriage), has a court order or written permission from an immediate family member, or if the birth record requested is older than 75 years.
The Texas Department of State Health Services also gives the option of ordering an heirloom birth certificate, which is a state-authorized decorate version that acts as a legal birth certificate. Heirloom birth certificates were designed to celebrate the Texas heritage, and these birth certificates feature a unique engraved intaglio border. The certificates are printed on heirloom quality paper with a security feature imprinted in the background. The same rules apply, and only immediate family members may order these collector certificates. However, non-family members may purchase a specialized gift certificate that the individual may redeem personally to obtain an heirloom birth certificate.
The Texas Department of State Health Services allows individuals to make requests for birth certificate copies in person at their main office listed below. Walk-in requests are typically satisfied that same day, as long as the individual requesting the birth record is allowed access. Individuals may also request Texas birth certificate copies by mail or online, although these take longer to process. For additional instructions on how to obtain copies of Texas birth records, visit: