Cooke County, Texas Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
(added local history)
(map)
Line 88: Line 88:
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.  
+
*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Texas Land Survey Maps for {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 +
 
 +
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====

Revision as of 22:28, 19 April 2013

United States go to Texas go to Counties C go to Cooke County

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

Hand and keyboard.jpg Texas
Online Records

Adopt-a-wiki page
Hiddenancestorslogo.JPG This page adopted by:
Hidden Ancestors
who welcome you to contribute.
User:Evancol
Adopt a page today

Contents

County Courthouse

Cooke County Courthouse
100 Dixon Street
Gainesville, TX 76240
Phone: 940.668.5420 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, probate, court and land records from 1850;
District Clerk has divorce records[1]

History

Parent County

1848--Cooke County was created 20 March 1848 and organized in 1849 from Fannin County. County seat: Gainesville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities and Towns: Callisburg | Gainesville | Lindsay | Muenster | Oak Ridge | Valley View | Whitesboro (mostly in Grayson County)

Unincorporated areas: Bulcher | Burns City | Dexter | Era | Hood | Leo | Lois | Marysville | Mountain Springs | Moss Lake | Myra | Rosston | Pioneer Valley | Prairie Point | Sivells Bend | Walnut Bend | Woodbine

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850220
18603,7601,609.1%
18705,31541.4%
188020,391283.7%
189024,69621.1%
190027,49411.3%
191026,603−3.2%
192025,667−3.5%
193024,136−6.0%
194024,9093.2%
195022,146−11.1%
196022,5601.9%
197023,4714.0%
198027,65617.8%
199030,77711.3%
200036,36318.1%
201038,4375.7%

Church

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 Cooke 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.

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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

Probate

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.

Societies and Libraries

Cross Timbers Genealogical Society

North Central Texas College has a genealogical section in its library supported by Cross Timbers Genealogical Society.

Family History Centers

Web Sites


References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Cooke County, Texas. Page 661 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).