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Guide to Bosque County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
Bosque County Courthouse
PO Box 617
Meridian, TX 76665
County Clerk has birth and death records from 1902,
marriage, probate and land record from 1854 and court
records; District Clerk has divorce records
Settled mostly by Norwegians in the western part of the county and Germans in the eastern part of the county.
The county was named for the Bosque River, a name deriving from Spanish for "woods"
1871--The Bosque County Courthouse, built in 1869, burned.
Cities and Towns: Clifton | Cranfills | Iredell | Meridian | Morgan | Valley Mills | Walnut Springs
- Bosque County Cemeteries from the Bosque County TXGenWeb site
- Bosque County Cemeteries at Cemeteries of Texas, Gloria B. Mayfield's website
- Boggy Cemetery, Cranfills Gap, Bosque County from Interment.net
Bosque County Churches - Past and Present from the Bosque County TXGenWeb site
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 are available for Bosque 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.
- Bosque County: Land and People (A History of Bosque County, Texas), 1985, by the Bosque County History Book Committee, includes introductory material about the history and geography of the area, community histories, and family histories with genealogical information. Read the book on line from The Portal to Texas History.
- Bosquerama, 1854–1954: Centennial Celebration of Bosque County, Texas, 1954 by the Bosque County Centennial Association.
- A History of Bosque County, 1954 by William C. Pool.
- Bosque Territory, 1964 by William C. Pool.
Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site
- Military and War information from the Bosque Co TXGenWeb site
- Military Pensions from the Bosque Co TXGenWeb site
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Bosque County, Texas newspapers in online catalogs like:
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 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.
- Births from the Bosque Co TXGenWeb site
- Marriages from the Bosque Co TXGenWeb site
- Texas 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
Family History Centers
- TEXAS Genweb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bosque County, Texas. Page 659 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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