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Texas Land Title Abstracts

Abstracts of original Texas land titles comprising grants and locations.


This database contains abstracts of original titles located in the archives of the Texas General Land Office in Austin, Texas. The records provide information about lands granted and transferred within the state of Texas including those dated in the 1700s. Fields of information include the district name (a three-letter code) the county, page in original document, grantee, patentee, date, volume, description/location, acreage, class, file, and any additional data found in the record. This database will prove useful for those seeking ancestors in Texas. Thanks to the Texas General Land Office who have worked with Ancestry.com to update this database with current and accurate information.

Extended Description

The following are the prefix codes for land districts in Texas:

AUS ------- Austin LAM Lamar
BAS ------- Bastrop LIB Liberty
BEX ------- Bexar MAT Matagorda
BOW ------ Bowie MIL Milam
BRA ------- Brazoria MON Montgomery
------- Brazos NAC Nacogdoches
COL ------ Colorado PAN Panola
FAN ------ Fannin PAS Paschall
FAY ------ Fayette RED Red River
FOR ------ Fort Bend REF Refugio
GAL ------ Galveston ROB Robertson
GOL ------ Goliad RUS Rusk
GON ------ Gonzales SAB Sabine
HAR ------ Harris SAU San Augustine
HAS ------ Harrison SHE Shelby
HOU ------ Houston SPA San Patricio
JAC ------ Jackson TRA Travis
JAS ------ Jasper VIC Victoria
JEF ------ Jefferson

Requests for more information about a name found in the land title abstracts of Texas may be obtained for $5.00 from the Texas General Land Office. Please click on the link to access the name submission form. (Link here) Upon completion of the form, please mail the form and fee to the following address:

Texas General Land Office
Stephen F. Austin Bldg.
1700 North Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701-1495

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