Welcome to the TXGenWeb Genealogy Web Site for Duval County, Texas

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Welcome to Duval County! Historical and Genealogical information for Duval County has been poorly documented. The initial empahsis for this site is to gather all the information we can find and make it available on the site as we find it. This includes:
  • Cemeteries, Burial Plots and Grave listings and maps
  • Historical Buildings and Locations, which includs Cemeteries
  • Construction of Family Trees, both Ancestral and Descendants trees for the key families
  • Converting all the Spanish Land Grants boundaries to geographic coordinates and displaying in Google Maps
Duval County TxGenWeb provides a forum and technology for tracing the ancestral roots of Duval County families, and is a part of the WorldGenWeb, USGenWeb and TXGenWeb projects.

We have developed our own software for building and linking different family trees in order to speed up the process and provide much greater flexibility for displaying information, both in graphical and list format. The system also provides a mechanism for easily dealing with multiple spouses and their children, marriages between relatives, and also provides the unique abilty to link different family trees, both for descendant and ancestral displays in order to provide a better understanding of the relationships.

In addition we have written a document handling application that enables users to easily scan and upload reference documents and images to the web portal and , as appropriate, link them to the relevent tree members.

We have written our own mapping programs to display Land Grants, Cemeteries, Burial Plots, Historical Buildings and more as overlays on Google Maps

Through this site we have attempted to provide both a list of useful reference material and links to other informative sites to help other users gain a better understanding of where they came from.

The project was anticipated as a multi year project, and we are making progress. For example we now have plotted over 2000 burial plots on Google Maps for the San Diego Cemetery (strictly in Jim Wells county but most graves are for people from Duval County) and will soon complete the same task for the Benavides Cemetery - there are no maps or grave listings available for either cemetery. The next step will be to add in the individual graves.