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Guide to '''Dallam County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
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[http://www.dallam.org/county/ Dallam County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 1352<br> Dalhart, TX 79022<br> Phone. 806.249.4751&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage and court records from 1891, divorce records from 1892, <br>probate records from 1900 and land records from 1876<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dallam County, Texas. Page 662 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>
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Texline was named the county seat when Dallam County was organized in 1891.&nbsp; Ten years later the railroad came, and a new town, Dalhart, sprang up at the railroad crossing.&nbsp; In 1903, Dalhart became the county seat.&nbsp; Dallam County's first courthouse was built in 1891 in Texline.&nbsp; A second courthouse was built in Dalhart in 1903.&nbsp; The county's current courthouse, ''shown at right,'' was built in 1923.
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Dallam County Courthouse<br>County &amp; District Clerk - Terri Banks<br>P.O. Box 1352<br>Dalhart, Tx. 79022<br>(806) 244-4751<br>
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[http://www.dallam.org/county/ Dallam County Government Website]  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
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'''1876--'''Dallam County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Dalhart <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1876--'''Dallam County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District, but was not organized until 1891. '''County seat:''' Dalhart <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
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==== Populated Places ====
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==== Populated Places ====
  
Dalhart (partly in [[Hartley County, Texas | Hartley]] County | Perico | Texline  
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Dalhart (partly in [[Hartley County, Texas|Hartley]] County) | Kerrick | Perico | Texline  
  
 
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/texas/dallam.html Dallam County Cemeteries] - USGenWeb Tombstone Project
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2575 FindAGrave] - transcription and photographs
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txdallam/cemeteries.html Dallam County Cemeteries] - TXGenWeb
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==== Census  ====
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|1890= 112
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|1900= 146
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|1910= 4001
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|1920= 4528
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|1930= 7830
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|1940= 6494
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|1950= 7640
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|1960= 6302
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|1970= 6012
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|1980= 6531
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|1990= 5461
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|2000= 6222
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==== Church  ====
 
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txdallam/dalhart.htm Dalhart Churches] - TXGenWeb
  
 
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/dallam/land/dallam.txt Original Land Owners of Texas] - USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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*''The Book of Years: A History of Dallam and Hartley Counties,'' 1969, by Lillie Mae Hunter.  
 
*''The Book of Years: A History of Dallam and Hartley Counties,'' 1969, by Lillie Mae Hunter.  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/dallam/military/civilwar/pensions/dallmcsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications] - USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/texas/dallam.htm Dallam County, Texas World War II Casualties Army and Air Force] &nbsp;- &nbsp;Access Genealogy
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txdallam/heroesww2.html Heroes of WWII]&nbsp; - &nbsp; TXGenWeb&nbsp;
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txdallam/army.html US Army Company A - 31st Battalion&nbsp;Fort Carson, CO,&nbsp;21 Nov 1957 to 13 Jan 1958-]TXGenWeb
  
 
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Dallam}}
  
 
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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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*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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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*[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://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/dallam/vitals/marriages/ Marriages Dallam County] - USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/dallam/vitals/divorces/ Divorces Dallam County] - USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
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Dallam-Hartley Library<br>420 Denrock Ave.<br>Dalhart, TX 79022 <br>1-806-874-3685
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txdallam/military.html TXGenWeb] - transcriptions and photographs
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/dallam/dallamtoc.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] &nbsp;- &nbsp;transcriptions and photographs
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Dallam|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Dallam|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Dallam County Courthouse
PO Box 1352
Dalhart, TX 79022
Phone. 806.249.4751 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage and court records from 1891, divorce records from 1892,
probate records from 1900 and land records from 1876[1]



TexasDallamCourthouse.jpg

Texline was named the county seat when Dallam County was organized in 1891.  Ten years later the railroad came, and a new town, Dalhart, sprang up at the railroad crossing.  In 1903, Dalhart became the county seat.  Dallam County's first courthouse was built in 1891 in Texline.  A second courthouse was built in Dalhart in 1903.  The county's current courthouse, shown at right, was built in 1923.

Dallam County Courthouse
County & District Clerk - Terri Banks
P.O. Box 1352
Dalhart, Tx. 79022
(806) 244-4751

Dallam County Government Website

History

Parent County

1876--Dallam County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District, but was not organized until 1891. County seat: Dalhart [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Dalhart (partly in Hartley County) | Kerrick | Perico | Texline

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1890112
190014630.4%
19104,0012,640.4%
19204,52813.2%
19307,83072.9%
19406,494−17.1%
19507,64017.6%
19606,302−17.5%
19706,012−4.6%
19806,5318.6%
19905,461−16.4%
20006,22213.9%
20106,7037.7%


Church

Dalhart Churches - TXGenWeb

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.

Original Land Owners of Texas - USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Dallam 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.

  • The Book of Years: A History of Dallam and Hartley Counties, 1969, by Lillie Mae Hunter.
  • Hartley County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site

Military

Newspapers

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

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, ordered electronically online or download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

Societies and Libraries 

Dallam-Hartley Library
420 Denrock Ave.
Dalhart, TX 79022
1-806-874-3685


Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dallam County, Texas. Page 662 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).