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Record Description

The collection consists of records from Comanche County, Texas including births, marriages, divorce minutes, court records, probate records, and scholastic census records for the years 1858 to 1955. This collection is being published as images become available.

Coverage Table

The Coverage Table shows the Record Types, If an Index is included and the Years Covered in this collection. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Record Type If Indexed Years Covered Notes
Birth Records Not Indexed 1856 to 1933
Marriage Records Not Indexed 1887 to 1951
Death Records Not Indexed 1909 to 1982
Divorce Records Not Indexed 1905 to 1925
Commissioner's Court Records Indexed 1862 to 1918 Some marriage records are included
County Court Records Indexed 1858 to 1914 Some marriage and divorce records are included
District Court Records Indexed 1858 to 1933
Land and Property Records Indexed 1918 to1921 Some cemetery records are included
Probate Records Not Indexed 1914 to 1950
Naturalization Records Not Indexed 1880 to 1906
Military Records Not indexed 1918 to 1955
School Records Not Indexed 1942 to 1947


Record Content

The records generally include the following information:

  • Date of the event, transaction, or recording with the county
  • Names of individual, witnesses, family members, sometimes neighbors
  • Ages
  • Relationships
  • Residences
  • Occupations
  • Signature or mark
  • Legal descriptions of land
  • Amount of money exchanged as part of business transactions.

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • The type of event.
  • The approximate date the event occurred.
  • The name of the primary individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom, the infant, the deceased, or grantor and grantees.

Search the Collection

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the Record Category
⇒Select the Record Type, Volume or Case No., Year Range which takes you to the images

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:

  • Use the age to calculate a birth date.
  • Use the names, ages and residence church and census records.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records.
  • The name of the officiator at a christening, marriage, or burial may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom, this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

For a summary of this information along with additional research suggestions based on record types see the wiki article: United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Known Issues with This Collection

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Sources of Information for This Collection

“Texas, Comanche County Records, 1858-1955,” database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/); from the Comanche County Clerk. FHL digital images, 561 folders, Family History Library Salt Lake City, Utah.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

“Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the “Show Citation” box: Texas, Comanche County Records, 1858-1955

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.


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