Primary Sources for Genealogical Information in Comal County

County Clerk’s Office, Courthouse Annex, 150 N. Seguin, Suite 101, New Braunfels, TX 78130

  • 1845 to present: land records (name of buyer & seller), deeds of trust, Power of Attorney, proof of heirship, foreclosures (Sheriff’s sale), right-of-way (road, utilities, etc.), maps and plats of towns and property in Comal County.
  • Index to naturalization records and other records if done in probate or commissioners court.
  • 1846 to present: marriage records. 1903-present: birth and death records.
  • Records on Marks and Brands, 1845-present.
  • Estray Animals, 1847-present; Military Discharge, 1919-present; surveyor’s records 1836-present; probate records 1846-present

District Clerk’s Office, Courthouse Annex, 150 N. Seguin, Suite 304, New Braunfels, TX 78130

  • Naturalization records, unspecified dates.
  • Civil & Criminal Court records, 1846-present.

First Protestant Church, 172 W. Coll, New Braunfels, TX 78130

  • Church records from 1845 to present (translated from German). Records include baptism, marriage, confirmation, death, and communion.
  • Neighborville & Hortontown church records, 1850-1905 (not translated).
  • Family trees of church members (1856).
  • Some family research.
  • Reverend Ervendburg’s records (some translated) 1836-1845.

Catholic Chancery Archives, 2718 W. Woodlawn, San Antonio, TX 78228

  • Baptisms: 1849-present; marriages, deaths: 1852-present.

Sophienburg Archives, 401 West Coll Street, New Braunfels, TX 78130

  • German Language local newspapers from 1852-1957 (Neu Braunfelser Zeitung). Partially indexed.
  • English Language newspaper from 1905-present (New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung).
  • Oral history by many “old-timers”, 2,000+ at this writing. About 30% transcribed and indexed.
  • Photographs-Seidel / Braunfels Studio collection 1928-1980. Others from Herald Zeitung, and private collections totaling nearly 1 million.
  • Family Bibles and books.
  • Solms-Braunfels Archives Collection (German). Indexed.
  • All Comal County Genealogy Society holdings.