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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties A|Counties A]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Armstrong County''  
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<br> Guide to '''Armstrong County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. <br>
  
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties A|Counties A]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Armstrong County''
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<br>Guide to '''Armstrong County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| founded year = 1876
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| founded date = August 21
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| seat = Claude
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| building address = Armstrong County Courthouse<br> PO Box 309 <br>Claude, TX 79019<br> Phone: 806.226.2081<br>[http://www.co.armstrong.tx.us/ '''Armstrong County Website'''] }}
  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
{{TXDC}} [http://www.co.armstrong.tx.us/ips/cms Armstrong County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 309; <br>Claude, TX 79019<br> Phone: 806.226.2081&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage and probate records from 1890, court records from 1898 and land<br> records from 1883; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Armstrong County, Texas. Page 658 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage and probate records from 1890, court records from 1898 and land<br> records from 1883; Clerk Circuit Court has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Armstrong County, Texas. Page 658 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
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== History  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Briscoe County, Texas|Briscoe]]  
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[[Briscoe County, Texas Genealogy|Briscoe]] {{•}} [[Carson County, Texas Genealogy|Carson]] {{•}} [[Donley County, Texas Genealogy|Donley]] {{•}} [[Gray County, Texas Genealogy|Gray]] {{•}} [[Potter County, Texas Genealogy|Potter]] {{•}} [[Randall County, Texas Genealogy|Randall]] {{•}} [[Swisher County, Texas Genealogy|Swisher]]  
*[[Carson County, Texas|Carson]]  
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*[[Donley County, Texas|Donley]]  
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*[[Gray County, Texas|Gray]]  
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*[[Potter County, Texas|Potter]]  
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*[[Randall County, Texas|Randall]]  
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*[[Swisher County, Texas|Swisher]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Texas, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/armstrong/cemeteries/washburn.txt Washburn Cemetery] &nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/armstrong/cemeteries/washburn.txt Washburn Cemetery] &nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/tx/armstrong/goodnight/goodnight.htm Goodnight Cemetery] &nbsp;- &nbsp;Interment.net  
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*[http://www.interment.net/data/us/tx/armstrong/goodnight/goodnight.htm Goodnight Cemetery] &nbsp;- &nbsp;Interment.net
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2525 FindAGrave] - Armstrong County Cemeteries
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}  
 
{{TX Land}}  
  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/armstrong/land/armstron.txt Original Land Owners of Texas] &nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/armstrong/land/armstron.txt Original Land Owners of Texas] &nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
==== Local Histories ====
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{{TX County Histories}}  
 
{{TX County Histories}}  
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/armstrong/history/mustang.txt Claude High School 1926 Yearbook ]&nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_Texas,_Counties_A-C#Armstrong_County 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. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91040/m1 Read the book online] from The Portal To Texas History.  
 
*''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. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91040/m1 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. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91049/m1 Read it online] from The Portal to Texas History.
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*''A Supplement To A Collection of Memories: A History of Armstrong County,'' 1876-1965, additional biographical and genealogical information. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91049/m1 Read it online] from The Portal to Texas History.  
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*''History of Armstrong County, Volumes 1 and 2, ''1939, a compilation of biographical stories about the Armstrong County pioneers prior to 1900. Read the books online from the Portal to Texas History. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182365 Volume 1] [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182366 Volume 2]<br>
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*[http://www3.historictexas.net/armstrong-county/armstrong-county-history-1922 History of Armstrong County Written in 1922]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/armstrong/history/mustang.txt Claude High School 1926 Yearbook ]&nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_Texas,_Counties_A-C#Armstrong_County National Historic Landmarks] - Armstrong Texas - Wikipedia
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
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[[Image:Txarmstrong.jpg|400px|Txarmstrong.jpg]]
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/TX/County/armstrong.htm 1895 Armstrong County Map]  
 
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/TX/County/armstrong.htm 1895 Armstrong County Map]  
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/TX/TX31map.html 1914 Armstrong County Map]
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~shastaca/maps/TX/TX31map.html 1914 Armstrong County Map]  
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. TXGenWeb site.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/armstrong/military/civilwar/pensions/armstcsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications] &nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/armstrong/military/civilwar/pensions/armstcsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications] &nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932381 Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers],&nbsp; 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932425 Texas, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers], 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Armstrong}}
 
*The Claude News
 
  
119 N. Trice <br>P.O. Box 778 <br>Claude, TX 79019 <br>ph: 806-226-4500 <br>fax: 806-222-0023  
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*The Claude News<br>119 N. Trice <br>P.O. Box 778 <br>Claude, TX 79019 <br>ph: 806-226-4500 <br>fax: 806-222-0023
  
 
*Armstrong County Record &nbsp;(no longer in print)  
 
*Armstrong County Record &nbsp;(no longer in print)  
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*Goodnight News (merged with Claude News)
 
*Goodnight News (merged with Claude News)
  
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Online Newspapers<br> Online Newspaper Abstracts<br> Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form<br>  
  
==== Probate ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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{{TX Probate Intro}}  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016287 Texas, Probate Records, 1800-1990] (images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
{{TX Vital Intro}}
 
  
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===== Birth  =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981] - FamilySearch<br>
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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*[http://www.txarmstrong.com/documents/marriages-1890-1910/ Armstrong County Marriages 1890-1910] Online from the Armstrong County TXGenWeb site.
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch.&nbsp;&nbsp;Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.&nbsp;<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973&nbsp;]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch.&nbsp;&nbsp;Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.<br>
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*1814 - 1909 and 1966 - 2011 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*1837 - 1977 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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*[http://www.txarmstrong.com/documents/birth-death-burial/ Armstrong County Death Database] compiled from death certificates, cemetery records and other sources. Online from the Armstrong County TXGenWeb site.
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>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.
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>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.
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials 1903 - 1973] &nbsp;(index) &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch
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*1977 - 1986 {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — inde
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*1903 - 1973 {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1903 - 1982 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] index and images $
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''Original Death Records on Microfilm''
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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===== Divorce =====
  
[http://www.librarytechnology.org/lwc-displaylibrary.pl?RC=24684 Claude Public Library]  
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*1968-2010 {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1968 - 2011 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/tx-society-archive/ Texas Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]
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*[http://www.librarytechnology.org/lwc-displaylibrary.pl?RC=24684 Claude Public Library]
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/armstrong-county/ Armstrong County, TX History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/113286830212601105969 Texas Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/183985374989673/ Texas Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Armstrong|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Armstrong|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/armstrong/armstrtoc.htm Armstrong County ]&nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/armstrong/armstrtoc.htm Armstrong County ]&nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  

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Armstrong County, Texas
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Claude
Courthouse
Address Armstrong County Courthouse
PO Box 309
Claude, TX 79019
Phone: 806.226.2081
Armstrong County Website


Contents

County Courthouse

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]

History

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

For animated maps illustrating Texas County boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Texas County Boundary Maps" (1834-1931) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Claude | Goodnight | Washburn | Wayside

Neighboring Counties

Briscoe  • Carson  • Donley  • Gray  • Potter  • Randall  • Swisher

Potter CountyCarson CountyGray CountyRandall CountyArmstrong CountyDonley CountySwisher CountyBriscoe CountyHall countyTX Armstrong.JPG
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Resources

African American

Cemeteries

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

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

WorldCat

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves

Epodunk

Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
188031
18909442,945.2%
19001,20527.6%
19102,682122.6%
19202,8165.0%
19303,32918.2%
19402,495−25.1%
19502,215−11.2%
19601,966−11.2%
19701,895−3.6%
19801,9945.2%
19902,0211.4%
20002,1486.3%
20101,901−11.5%

1880 Federal 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 FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.


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.

  • 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.
  • History of Armstrong County, Volumes 1 and 2, 1939, a compilation of biographical stories about the Armstrong County pioneers prior to 1900. Read the books online from the Portal to Texas History. Volume 1 Volume 2
  • History of Armstrong County Written in 1922
  • Claude High School 1926 Yearbook  -  USGenWeb Archives Project
  • National Historic Landmarks - Armstrong Texas - Wikipedia

Maps

Txarmstrong.jpg

Military

Newspapers

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

County Newspapers

  • 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)

Online Newspapers
Online Newspaper Abstracts
Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form

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

Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910 lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

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.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records


Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  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).

 

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