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{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties C|Counties C]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Cooke County'' <br>  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties C|Counties C]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Cooke County'' <br>  
  
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Guide to '''Cooke County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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==== Census  ====
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|1850= 220
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|1860= 3760
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|1870= 5315
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|1880= 20391
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|1890= 24696
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|1900= 27494
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|1910= 26603
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|1920= 25667
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|1930= 24136
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|1940= 24909
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|1950= 22146
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|1960= 22560
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|1970= 23471
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|1980= 27656
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|1990= 30777
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|2000= 36363
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|2010= 38437
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/cooke/census/1850/1850indx.txt 1850 Federal Tax Index] - USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/cooke/census/1860/ 1860 Federal Census] - &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
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==== Land  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/cooke/land/cooke.txt Original Land Owners of Texas] - USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cooke/cooktoc.htm Cooke County Bible Records] &nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/cooke/history/histmrk.txt Historical Markers in Cooke County] - USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/cooke/history/comms.txt County Commisioners 1849-1991] - USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/cooke/history/official.txt County Officials 1849-1948] &nbsp;- USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/cooke/history/officials2.txt County Officials 1945-1991 ]- USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/cooke/history/school/clas1913.txt Myra High School Graduation 1913, 1914 and 1916 ]&nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWebs Archive Project
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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[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:Txcooke.jpg|600px|Txcooke.jpg]]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Texas Land Survey Maps for {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/cooke/military/civilwar/pensions/cookecsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications Index] - USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/cooke/photos/documents/company-a.txt Co A 2nd Texas Partisan Rangers]&nbsp; - &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[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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===== Birth =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/cooke/vitals/marriages/marriage.txt Marriages 1849-1873 ]- USGenWeb Archives Project
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===== Death =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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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/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://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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''Original Death Records on Microfilm''
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/cooke/vitals/divorces/ Divorces ]- USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==

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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

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

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.


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 Family History Library Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Cooke 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

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Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Cooke County, Texas 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 or ordered electronically online

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

  • 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

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce

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).

 

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