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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Texas|Texas]]&nbsp;&gt; [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] &gt; Borden County'' <br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Borden County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Borden 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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| county = Borden County
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| county_map = Tx-borden.png
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1876
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| founded date = August 21
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| seat wl = Gail
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| building address = Borden County Courthouse<br>117 E Wasson <br> PO Box 124<br> Gail, TX 79738<br> Phone: 806.756.4312 <br>[http://www.co.borden.tx.us/ '''Borden County Website'''] }}
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
== History ==
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County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>divorce and court records from 1891, land records from <br>1880 and probate records from 1894<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Borden County, Texas. Page 659 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History =={{TX County Histories}}
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1876--'''Borden County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Gail <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1876--'''Borden County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Gail <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
The county was named for Gail Borden Jr., newspaper publisher and founder of the Borden Company.<br>
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The county was named for Gail Borden Jr., newspaper publisher and founder of the Borden Company.<br>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
'''Towns and Cities:''' [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193200&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Borden%2C+Gail&columns=*,0,0 Gail] and [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193199&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Borden%2C+Durham&columns=*,0,0 Durham]
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'''Towns and Cities:'''&nbsp; | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Borden%2C+Gail|subject|disp=Gail}} | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Borden%2C+Durham|subject|disp=Durham}} |
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Dawson County, Texas|Dawson]]
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*[[Dawson County, Texas|Dawson]]  
*[[Garza County, Texas|Garza]]
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*[[Garza County, Texas|Garza]]  
*[[Howard County, Texas|Howard]]
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*[[Howard County, Texas|Howard]]  
*[[Lynn County, Texas|Lynn]]
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*[[Lynn County, Texas|Lynn]]  
*[[Martin_County,_Texas|Martin]]
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*[[Martin County, Texas|Martin]]  
*[[Mitchell_County,_Texas|Mitchell]]
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*[[Mitchell County, Texas|Mitchell]]  
 
*[[Scurry County, Texas|Scurry]]
 
*[[Scurry County, Texas|Scurry]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/addresses.htm Local Borden County Resources] ~ Borden County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/lookups.htm Border County Volunteer Look-ups] ~ Borden County, TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/durham_cem.htm Durham Cemetery of Borden County] ~ Complete Transcription~ Borden County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/gail_cemetery.htm Gail Cemetery of Borden County] ~ Complete Transcription~ Borden County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/york_cem.htm York Cemetery of Borden County] ~ Complete Transcription~ Borden County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html%7CTexas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/markers_1.htm Historical Markers of Borden County] ~ Borden County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/history.htm History of Borden County] ~ Borden County, TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/maps.htm Borden County Map] ~ Borden County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/pensions.htm Confederate Pension Applications]- Complete List of Borden County ~ Borden County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/muster.html Texas Muster Rolls and Military
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Records for 1835 &amp; 1836] Complete List ~ TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Borden}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/obits.htm Obituaries of Borden County] ~Partial Listing ~ Borden County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/births_1929_1949.htm Borden County Birth Records 1929-1949] ~ Borden County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/deaths_1964_1998.htm Borden County Death Records 1964-1998] ~ Borden County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/divorces_1968-1997.htm Borden County Divorce Records 1968-1997] ~ Borden County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/marriages_1966_1997.htm Borden County Marriage Records 1966-1997] ~ Borden County, TXGenWeb
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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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.
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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== Societies and Libraries ==
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp; the county.  
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193198&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Borden&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Borden|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/tx/ Cyndi's List] - List of state and county resources
  
 
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Revision as of 02:18, 24 April 2013

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

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Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Gail
Courthouse
Address Borden County Courthouse
117 E Wasson
PO Box 124
Gail, TX 79738
Phone: 806.756.4312
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Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
divorce and court records from 1891, land records from
1880 and probate records from 1894[1]

== History ==Local histories are available for Borden 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.


Parent County

1876--Borden County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Gail [2]

The county was named for Gail Borden Jr., newspaper publisher and founder of the Borden Company.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities:  | Gail | Durham |

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


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 Borden 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

Records for 1835 & 1836] Complete List ~ TXGenWeb

  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors

Newspapers

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

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

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 or ordered electronically online

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Borden County, Texas. Page 659 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).