Genealogy & History 

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IMPORTANT NOTE: The first search engine will search only the pages hosted directly on our TXBELL site.  The index is updated every Wednesday morning.  If you wish to search the message board, please use the search tool on that section.  If you wish to search the files in our digital archives, please use the second search tool below.  For best results, try both!


 This tool will search the files stored in our digital archives at USGenWeb.
  These files includes many vital records, cemetery inventories, obits, and other research resources.


Bell County Genealogy & History Links

Official Bell County Government Website
Bell County Museum

Bell County Genealogical Society
Bell County Historical Commission
Sons of the American Revolution (Texas Society)
Sons of Confederate Veterans (local chapter)
Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum
Salado Historical Society



Bell County Cemetery Transcription Project

Help us archive Bell County's cemeteries online!  All we need are your typing skills and time.  Made possible through an agreement with the West Bell County Genealogical Society.

Bell County Census Project

Order Bell County census CDs through SK Publications for your personal collection and SK will donate a set of census images to our online archives after minimum met.


Don't miss these online research opportunities !

BALL-REDTINY.gif (203 bytes) Visit the "Poor Farm" ~ Inmates of Bell County's Home 1913-1969
BALL-REDTINY.gif (203 bytes) Nannie's Scrapbooks ~ Clippings of Bell happenings & history from 1880 to 1930.  One of our greatest assets!
BALL-REDTINY.gif (203 bytes) Original Land Owners of Bell County, Texas
BALL-REDTINY.gif (203 bytes) Bell County, Texas records available on microfilm ! ~ Birth & death records, marriages, wills, & probate records. Locate your film reel numbers here and arrange for an inter-library loan at your local library.  These are the same films you will view at LDS Library Salt Lake City. Why travel to Utah??
BALL-REDTINY.gif (203 bytes)  TXGenWeb Family Group Sheets Project  ~ Submit your family group sheets to the TXGenWeb project and browse those of others
BALL-REDTINY.gif (203 bytes)  Temple Public Library Microfilm Index ~ A list of valuable research material available for multiple states

(Discussion forum via e-mail for Bell County Genealogy)
Search the TXBELL list archives
TXBELL list archives by month

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Company F, 6th Texas Infantry

Company A, 16th Texas Infantry

Company I, 17th Texas Infantry

Company F, 1st (McCulloch's) Texas Cavalry

Company K, 1st (Yager's) Texas Cavalry

Company H, 6th Texas Cavalry

Company B, 8th Battalion, Texas Cavalry

Company D, 18th Texas Cavalry

Company B, Baird's Regiment, Texas Cavalry

Company G, Baird's Regiment, Texas Cavalry

Company G, Baylor's Regiment, Texas Cavalry


(Source: Texas Confederate Military Page)


Texas Heritage Museum (Hillsboro) ~ This is one of the premier Confederate research sites in the country.
Index to Military Rolls of the Republic of Texas 1835-1845 ~ Information about military service of individuals who served the Republic of Texas during this time frame.
Texas Confederate Pension Index On-line search of approximately 54,000 Texas Confederate claims. You may order these by Email.

Hot Links for Texas Researchin'

Catholic Archives of Texas - This site's mission is to collect, preserve, & make available for research those records of individuals and organizations engaged in work reflecting the goals of the Catholic Church of Texas.
Cyndi's List A remarkable collection of Texas genealogy sites.
Daughters of Republic of Texas Library - The Daughters of Republic of Texas Library, located at the Alamo in San Antonio, has over 12,000 titles, plus manuscripts, maps, photographs, and periodicals relating to Texas topics.
Handbook of Texas Online ~ Excellent search resource on Texas History
Lone Star Junction Everything Texans or "foreigners" ever wanted to know about TEXAS.
Robertson Colony - Early Texas history of the area that includes Bell County.
Texas County Tax Rolls - Texas County Tax Rolls are available from the date of organization of the county through 1901 through an Interlibrary Loan program from the Texas State Library.
Texas General Land office - Land Grant Search, including Spanish and Mexican land records.
Texas Historical Commission -
The Texas Historical Commission (THC) is the state agency for historic preservation. THC staff consult with citizens and organizations to preserve Texas' architectural, archeological and cultural landmarks. The agency is recognized nationally for its preservation programs. There is a search feature for historical landmarks and cemeteries in Bell County here (not all are there, for reasons they explain).
Texas Newspapers Collection See what yesteryear newspapers exist on microfilm!
Texas State Cemetery Check out the master list of burials. Some of Texas' most notable sons and daughters are buried and honored here.
Texas State Historical Association Publications - Since 1897 the Texas State Historical Association has been preserving, studying, and publishing the Texas past. See the impressive list of publications of this organization.
Texas State Library and Archives - On-line resources of the Texas State Library and Archives.
Texas State Library Genealogy Section On-line resources of the Texas State Library and Archives.
Texas Vital Records This is the information you will need to write for Texas birth, marriage, and death records. Unfortunately there is NO electronic access, but fax requests are accepted for additional fees.
Texian Legacy Association - The Texian Legacy Association is dedicated to the memory of early Texas cultures, their lifestyles, and histories. Their purpose is to research, preserve, and teach the skills and history of pre-1840 Texas.
University of Texas at Austin Library - browse the online catalog of the UT-Austin libraries

Bell's Neighboring Counties:
Some Really Interesting Local Information!

(Look here for a list of all TXGenWeb Counties)


If you have reference materials concerning Bell county and would like to volunteer to do look-ups, please contact me, so that we can list you and your resources in our volunteer lookup area. Thanks !

Volunteers are needed to adopt Texas counties. If you are interested in sponsoring a county, please visit the TXGenWeb Orphan Counties Site for further information.



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