Texas School Census Records

Over at GenealogyWise, in the Texas History Hunters Group,    Barbara Cunningham pointed out that Texas school census records can be a 1890 census substitute.   “In some counties, the County Clerk keeps and maintains the records. In other counties, they are kept by the County Judge,” Barbara said.  [Note for non-Texans: the “County Judge” is not a judicial officer–at least not anymore–but is the  chief executive officer of a county].

I actually have  copies of school census cards for my grandfather’s family who lived in Rockdale, Milam County.  Here’s one for my grand-aunt Myrtle from 1905.

Myrtle2-42007

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Craig

3 Responses to “Texas School Census Records”

  • Lisa says:

    Please some-one tell me how to obtain one of these records.

    Phone number, adress, Email adress. Anything will help

    Thank you! :)

  • Craig says:

    Don’t know about NC, but I suspect every state has something similar. I know when I lived in VA they had a form that went to every home–it was mandatory by law to return stating whether or not you had school-age children, their names, and ages.

  • Renate says:

    This is very interesting! I’ve not heard of School Census Records” before. Do you know if they had those in NC? (I’ll have to check this out.) What a wonderful find!


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