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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]] Coryell County'' <br>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties C|Counties C]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Coryell County'' <br>  
  
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Guide to '''Coryell County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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== County Courthouse<br>  ==
 
== County Courthouse<br>  ==
  
[http://www.coryellcounty.org/ Coryell County Courthouse ]<br>PO Box 237<br> Gatesville, TX 76528<br> Phone: 254.865.5016&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage, probate and court and land records from 1854<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coryell County, Texas. Page 661 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.coryellcounty.org/ Coryell County Courthouse ]<br>PO Box 237<br> Gatesville, TX 76528<br> Phone: <span class="skype_c2c_print_container notranslate">254.865.5016</span><span data-ismobile="false" data-isrtl="false" data-isfreecall="false" data-numbertype="paid" data-numbertocall="+12548655016" onclick="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.makeCall(this, event)" onmouseout="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.hideMenu(this, event)" onmouseover="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.showMenu(this, event)" tabindex="-1" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_container notranslate" id="skype_c2c_container"><span skypeaction="skype_dropdown" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common"><span id="non_free_num_ui" class="skype_c2c_textarea_span"><span class="skype_c2c_text_span">254.865.5016</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span>&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage, probate and court and land records from 1854<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coryell County, Texas. Page 661 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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P.O. Box 237<br>Gatesville 76528<br>Phone: <span class="skype_c2c_print_container notranslate">254-865-5911</span><span data-ismobile="false" data-isrtl="false" data-isfreecall="false" data-numbertype="paid" data-numbertocall="+12548655911" onclick="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.makeCall(this, event)" onmouseout="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.hideMenu(this, event)" onmouseover="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.showMenu(this, event)" tabindex="-1" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_container notranslate" id="skype_c2c_container"><span skypeaction="skype_dropdown" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common"><span id="non_free_num_ui" class="skype_c2c_textarea_span"><span class="skype_c2c_text_span">254-865-5911</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span><br>Fax: 254-865-8631
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P.O. Box 4<br>Gatesville 76528<br>Phone: <span class="skype_c2c_print_container notranslate">254-865-5911</span><span data-ismobile="false" data-isrtl="false" data-isfreecall="false" data-numbertype="paid" data-numbertocall="+12548655911" onclick="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.makeCall(this, event)" onmouseout="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.hideMenu(this, event)" onmouseover="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.showMenu(this, event)" tabindex="-1" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_container notranslate" id="skype_c2c_container"><span skypeaction="skype_dropdown" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common"><span id="non_free_num_ui" class="skype_c2c_textarea_span"><span class="skype_c2c_text_span">254-865-5911</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span> ext. 291<br>Fax: 254-865-5064<br>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1854--'''Coryell County was created 4 February 1854 from [[Bell County, Texas|Bell]] and [[McLennan County, Texas|McLennan ]]Counties. '''County seat:''' Gatesville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1854--'''Coryell County was created 4 February 1854 from [[Bell County, Texas Genealogy|Bell]] and [[McLennan County, Texas Genealogy|McLennan ]]Counties. '''County seat:''' Gatesville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, Ater|place|disp=Ater}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, Copperas Cove|place|disp=Copperas Cove}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, Coryell|place|disp=Coryell}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, Fort Hood|place|disp=Fort Hood}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, Gatesville|place|disp=Gatesville}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, Jonesboro|place|disp=Jonesboro}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, King|place|disp=King}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, Levita|place|disp=Levita}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, Mound|place|disp=Mound}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, Oglesby|place|disp=Oglesby}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, Pearl|place|disp=Pearl}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, Pidcoke|place|disp=Pidcoke}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, Purmela|place|disp=Purmela}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, Topsey|place|disp=Topsey}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Coryell, Turnersville|place|disp=Turnersville}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Arnett | Ater | Bee House (Boyd's Cove) | Cavitt | Copperas Cove | Coryell City (Rainey's Creek) | Evant (Langford Cove - part in [[Hamilton County, Texas|Hamilton]] County)| Flat | Fort Gates | Fort Hood | Gatesville | Ireland | Jonesboro (part in [[Hamilton County, Texas|Hamilton]] County) | King | Leon Junction | Levita | Mound | Mountain | Oglesby | Osage | Pancake | Pearl | Pidcoke | Purmela | South Mountain | South Purmelia | The Grove | Topsey | Turnersville | Whitson<br>  
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Arnett | Ater | Bee House (Boyd's Cove) | Cavitt | Copperas Cove | Coryell City (Rainey's Creek) | Evant (Langford Cove - part in [[Hamilton County, Texas Genealogy|Hamilton]] County)| Flat | Fort Gates | Fort Hood | Gatesville | Ireland | Jonesboro (part in [[Hamilton County, Texas Genealogy|Hamilton]] County) | King | Leon Junction | Levita | Mound | Mountain | Oglesby | Osage | Pancake | Pearl | Pidcoke | Purmela | South Mountain | South Purmelia | The Grove | Topsey | Turnersville | Whitson<br>  
  
 
==== Former Communities<br>  ====
 
==== Former Communities<br>  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bell County, Texas|Bell]]  
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[[Bell County, Texas Genealogy|Bell]] {{•}} [[Bosque County, Texas Genealogy|Bosque]] {{•}} [[Hamilton County, Texas Genealogy|Hamilton]] {{•}} [[Lampasas County, Texas Genealogy|Lampasas]] {{•}} [[McLennan County, Texas Genealogy|McLennan]]  
*[[Bosque County, Texas|Bosque]]  
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*[[Hamilton County, Texas|Hamilton]]  
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*[[Lampasas County, Texas|Lampasas]]  
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*[[McLennan County, Texas|McLennan]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2665 Findagrave.com]
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Coryell+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Coryell/ListCoryell.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcoryell/docket1.htm Court Dockets 1861, 1868-1870] from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site  
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcoryell/docket1.htm Court Dockets 1861, 1868-1870] from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*''History of Coryell County,'' 1965 by Zelma Scott.  
 
*''History of Coryell County,'' 1965 by Zelma Scott.  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txcoryell.jpg|600px|Txcoryell.jpg]]
  
 
*[http://www.birdseyeviews.org/zoom.php?city=Gatesville&year=1884&extra_info= Gatesville 1884 Panoramic Map] from the Amon Carter Museum.  
 
*[http://www.birdseyeviews.org/zoom.php?city=Gatesville&year=1884&extra_info= Gatesville 1884 Panoramic Map] from the Amon Carter Museum.  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
 
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*1838 - 1900 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*1845 - 1848 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
Fort Gates,&nbsp;originally Camp&nbsp;Gates, &nbsp;established in 1849 to protect the settlers.  
 
Fort Gates,&nbsp;originally Camp&nbsp;Gates, &nbsp;established in 1849 to protect the settlers.  
  
[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcoryell/soldiers.htm Coryell County Soldiers] from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site.  
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[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcoryell/soldiers.htm Coryell County Soldiers] from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Coryell}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/coryell/vitals/births/ Coryell County Births 1926-1934]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/coryell/vitals/births/ Coryell County Births 1926-1934]  
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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/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981] - &nbsp;FamilySearch<br>
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''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/coryell/vitals/marriages/derrick.txt Coryell County Marriages 1932-1977] performed by Bro. Dick Derrick  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/coryell/vitals/marriages/derrick.txt Coryell County Marriages 1932-1977] performed by Bro. Dick Derrick  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803987 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 ]&nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection''<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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*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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''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
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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:/.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
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcoryell/deaths.htm First Book of Death Records 1903-1909] from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site.  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcoryell/deaths.htm First Book of Death Records 1903-1909] from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site.  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcoryell/deaths2.htm Deaths 1909-1917] from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site.
 
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/coryell/vitals/deaths/early/1903d17.txt Coryell County Deaths 1903-1917]  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/coryell/vitals/deaths/early/1903d17.txt Coryell County Deaths 1903-1917]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/coryell/vitals/deaths/ Coryell County Deaths 1964-1984]
 
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcoryell/funeral.htm Earliest Funeral Home Records 1926-1931] from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site.  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcoryell/funeral.htm Earliest Funeral Home Records 1926-1931] from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site.  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcoryell/funeral3.htm Funeral Home Records 1932-1936] from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site.  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcoryell/funeral3.htm Funeral Home Records 1932-1936] from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site.  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/coryell/vitals/deaths/ Coryell County Deaths 1964-1984]
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
*[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] — 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''
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===== Divorce  =====
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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 $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.ci.gatesville.tx.us/library Gatesville Public Library] <br>111 N 8th St<br>Gatesville, TX 76528-1461<br>(254)865-5367<br>  
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Central Texas Genealogical Society, Inc.<br> c/o Waco-McLennan County Library<br> 1717 Austin Avenue<br>Waco, Texas 76701<br> [http://www.ctgs.org/ Central Texas Genealogical Society]<br><br>
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Gatesville 76528<br><br>
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*[http://www.ci.gatesville.tx.us/library Gatesville Public Library] <br>111 N 8th St<br>Gatesville, TX 76528-1461<br>(254)865-5367<br><br>
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*Coryell County Genealogy Society <br>Gatesville Public Library<br>111 N 8th Street<br>Gatesville, TX 76528<br>  
 
*Coryell County Genealogy Society <br>Gatesville Public Library<br>111 N 8th Street<br>Gatesville, TX 76528<br>  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txfhgs/ Five Hills Genealogical Society] <br>Copperas Cove
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txfhgs/ Five Hills Genealogical Society] <br><br>Copperas Cove
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/TX/Coryell/ Linkpendium - Coryell County] website links  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/TX/Coryell/ Linkpendium - Coryell County] website links  
 
*[http://www3.familyoldphotos.com/mainlist/tx/counties/Coryell+Co+TX Coryell County, Texas Old Photos]  
 
*[http://www3.familyoldphotos.com/mainlist/tx/counties/Coryell+Co+TX Coryell County, Texas Old Photos]  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Coryell|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Coryell|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Contents

County Courthouse

Coryell County Courthouse
PO Box 237
Gatesville, TX 76528
Phone: 254.865.5016254.865.5016 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, probate and court and land records from 1854[1]

County Clerk

P.O. Box 237
Gatesville 76528
Phone: 254-865-5911254-865-5911
Fax: 254-865-8631


District Clerk

P.O. Box 4
Gatesville 76528
Phone: 254-865-5911254-865-5911 ext. 291
Fax: 254-865-5064


History

Parent County

1854--Coryell County was created 4 February 1854 from Bell and McLennan Counties. County seat: Gatesville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Arnett | Ater | Bee House (Boyd's Cove) | Cavitt | Copperas Cove | Coryell City (Rainey's Creek) | Evant (Langford Cove - part in Hamilton County)| Flat | Fort Gates | Fort Hood | Gatesville | Ireland | Jonesboro (part in Hamilton County) | King | Leon Junction | Levita | Mound | Mountain | Oglesby | Osage | Pancake | Pearl | Pidcoke | Purmela | South Mountain | South Purmelia | The Grove | Topsey | Turnersville | Whitson

Former Communities

Henson's Creek | Spring Hill | Station Creek | Turnover | Lincolnville

Neighboring Counties

Bell  • Bosque  • Hamilton  • Lampasas  • McLennan

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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.


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 Coryell 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.

  • History of Coryell County, 1965 by Zelma Scott.
  • Coryell County, Texas, Families, 1854–1985, published 1986, by the Coryell County Genealogical Society.
  • Copperas Cove, City of Five Hills: A Centennial History, 1980, by Jerry K. Smith and Patrick D. McLaughlin.

Maps

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Military

Fort Gates, originally Camp Gates,  established in 1849 to protect the settlers.

Coryell County Soldiers from the Coryell County TXGenWeb site.

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Coryell 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.

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

Central Texas Genealogical Society, Inc.
c/o Waco-McLennan County Library
1717 Austin Avenue
Waco, Texas 76701
Central Texas Genealogical Society

Coryell County Genealogical Society
811 Main Street
Gatesville 76528

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Coryell 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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