Armstrong County, Texas Genealogy

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This article is about a north Texas county. For other uses, see Armstrong.

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

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County Courthouse

Hand and keyboard.jpg Texas
Online Records
Armstrong County Courthouse
PO Box 309;
Claude, TX 79019
Phone: 806.226.2081 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage and probate records from 1890, court records from 1898 and land
records from 1883; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records[1]


Parent County

1876--Armstrong County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District and organized in 1890. County seat: Claude [2]

Tradition states the county was named for an early pioneer family.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Claude | Goodnight | Washburn | Wayside

Neighboring Counties




Historical populations
Census Pop.

1880 Federal Census  -  USGenWeb Archives Project




==== Local Histories ====Local histories are available for Armstrong County, Texas Genealogy. 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.

  • Claude High School 1926 Yearbook  -  USGenWeb Archives Project
  • National Historic Landmarks - Armstrong Texas - Wikipedia
  • A Collection of Memories: A History of Armstrong County, 1876-1965, by the Armstront County Historical Society, an historical overview of Armstrong County, Texas discussing the ranches, families, and individuals important to the area. Read the book online from The Portal To Texas History.
  • A Supplement To A Collection of Memories: A History of Armstrong County, 1876-1965, additional biographical and genealogical information. Read it online from The Portal to Texas History.



Confederate Pension Applications  -  USGenWeb Archives Project


  • The Claude News

119 N. Trice
P.O. Box 778
Claude, TX 79019
ph: 806-226-4500
fax: 806-222-0023

  • Armstrong County Record  (no longer in print)
  • Argus  (original name of Claude News)
  • Goodnight News (merged with Claude News)


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.


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, ordered electronically online or download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

  • Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.

Societies and Libraries

Claude Public Library

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Armstrong 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).