Harris County Digital Archives
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The Harris County Archives contains historic records from county offices, departments, and committees, as well as private donations related to the work of county organizations, projects, and former officials. Contained in the collection are the records of over 80 Harris County departments, the County Attorney’s Office, former County Commissioners, and former County Judges. Property-related resources include the Assessor and Collector of Taxes records, Abstracts of Title, and right-of-way deed records.
The Harris County Clerk's Office Records Archives contains records that have been recorded in the Office of the Harris County Clerk; mostly pre-dating 1961. The custody of certain records from other offices in the county may also be transferred to the HCCO Archives per state statutes. Records held in this Archives include deeds, plat maps, birth records, marriage licenses, road maps, Probate Court records, Commissioner Court minutes, contracts, military discharge records, County Surveyor’s records, and registered trademarks and brands.
The Harris County District Clerk's Office is the keeper of the historical records. Documents dating from 1837 to 1925 are available for viewing in the Charles Bacarisse Historical Documents Room. These court records are valuable sources of Texas' and Harris County's history and include documents dating back to the Republic of Texas such as case files, accounting books, and bound volumes including criminal case indexes, minutes books, and fee docket books.
HCPL Digital Archive is an online archives of historical and cultural materials that illustrate the continuing story of the library, our partners, and our community. Our collections are curated by the Harris County Archives and the Harris County Public Library.
TARO (Texas Archival Resources Online) makes descriptions of the rich archival, manuscript, and museum collections in repositories across the state available to the public. The site consists of the collection descriptions or "finding aids" that archives, libraries, and museums create to assist users in locating information in their collections.