Archer County, Texas

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Guide to Archer County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Contents

County Courthouse

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Online Records
Archer County Courthouse
112 E Walnut PO Box 458
Archer City, TX 76351
Phone: 940.574.4615 

County Clerk Clerk has birth records from 1880,
m, d, bur, div, pro, ct & land rec[1]

History

Parent County

1858--Archer County was created 22 January 1858 from Fannin Land District. County seat: Archer City [2]

The county was named for Branch Tanner Archer, commissioner of the Republic of Texas.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Towns: Archer City | Anarene | Holliday | Huff | Lakeside City | Megargel | Olney (mostly in Young County) | Scotland | Wichita Falls (mostly in Wichita County) | Windthorst

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb

Billion Graves

Billion Graves

Epodunk

Cemeteries of Texas

Names in Stone

See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Databases

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1880596
18902,101252.5%
19002,50819.4%
19106,525160.2%
19205,254−19.5%
19309,68484.3%
19407,599−21.5%
19506,816−10.3%
19606,110−10.4%
19705,759−5.7%
19807,26626.2%
19907,9739.7%
20008,85411.0%
20109,0542.3%


1900 Census - USGenWeb Archives Project

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The Family History Library Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Archer County, Texas. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.

Local histories are available for Archer County, Texas. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.

Local histories are available for Archer County, Texas. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Archer County, Texas newspapers in online catalogs like:

Archer County News

Obituaries


Probate

Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Taxation

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. United States Vital Records has additional research guidance on researching and using vital records. See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas or How to order Texas Vital Records

A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred or ordered electronically online

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog
  • Cyndi's List  -  Resources for state and counties.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Archer County, Texas. Page 658 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).