Kerr County, Texas Birth Records, 1877-1935


Texas started keeping birth records in 1903; however, many births were not recorded as there were few doctors and home deliveries were the norm. Many births were not recorded until Social Security came into being. Draft registration for World War II also forced many to seek a birth record and, if a record could not be found, a new one was created. In some cases there are three or more records for one birth. The City of Kerrville kept a record of children born in the city from 1917 through 1928; sometimes these births were not recorded in the county seat. This book presents Kerr County birth records for the years between 1903 and 1935. There are also a few “delayed” records from the late 1870s up to 1903. About 7,500 birth records are listed alphabetically by surname. Each record typically includes a source code for the record, child’s full name, date of birth, race, sex, parents’ full names, and birthplace.


Gloria Clifton Dozier


(1998), 2016, 8½x11, paper, alphabetical, 322 pp.

ISBN: 9780788408977