[Short title of Document], [Date: Day-Month-Year]. Box [#], Folder [#], p. [#]. Duplicate Certificate Records (AR.249). Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin.
The Vouchers are arranged by file number. Both indexes are organized alphabetically by name of grantee. The incomplete index lists the number of certificate, name of grantee, quantity of land, date of issuance, and number of report. The second index lists name of grantee, number of certificate, page, and volume number. The rejected vouchers are in alphabetical order.
The Duplicate Certificate Records contain 48 document boxes of affidavits and other documents attesting to the loss of a land certificate and eligibility for a duplicate to be issued by the General Land Office. The Records include an early and incomplete index for voucher numbers 1-332 and a second, more complete index.
In addition there is one document box of affidavits and other documentation for duplicate certificates that were rejected.
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Duplicate Certificate Vouchers were provided to grantees and/or their heirs who may have lost their original certificate. To receive a replacement or duplicate certificate, the individual had to present documented evidence that a certificate had been issued at one time.