Texas, Hood County Birth Records Index, 1885 - 1926

There are 5,530 birth records collected in the Texas, Hood County Birth Records Index. These records date back to 1885 and end in 1926 and were compiled from the Hood County Clerk. Individuals who want more information on the Hood County Clerk and the Texas, Hood County Birth Records Index can go online to the following website: Hood County Clerk.

Information Available In This Collection

Records contained in the Texas, Hood County Birth Records Index usually offers the last name, gender, date of birth and residence of the individual, along with the names of the parents. The record date is often included, as well as the document number from the source record.

About the Hood County Clerk

The Hood County Clerk's office maintains the Texas, Hood County Birth Records Index, and copies may be requested from this office. To learn more about obtaining copies of birth certificates, contact the Hood County Clerk using the following contact information.

Hood County Clerk
201 West Bridge Street
Granbury, Texas 76048

The County Clerk became a Texas fixture in 1836 after the "Escribano" (Spanish for secretary) left with the Spanish-Mexican rule. The Hood County Clerk is mostly responsible for recording and preserving the history of the county through document recording. Records include vital records like birth and death certificates and marriage licenses, but also include recording animal brands, county court records, business and incorporation records, and land and personal property records.

The Hood County Clerk also strives to make the majority of these important county records accessible to the public and has online databases for various types of public records. However, birth certificates are protected, and you must apply for copies to determine if you are allowed access. More recent birth certificates can only be requested by immediate family or by the person on record. Once a birth certificate turns 75, however, it becomes public information, and anyone may request access. The Hood County Clerk's office welcomes visitors, and requests may be made in person or by mail.

The Hood County Clerk's office is the central hub for all document filing and can provide access to important historically significant records, as well as more recent ones. Also available to the public are access to criminal, civil and probate court records maintain by the Hood County Clerk.

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