Fannin County, Texas Genealogy

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

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Founded December 14, 1837
County Seat Bonham
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County Courthouse

Fannin County Courthouse
101 Sam Rayburn Drive
Bonham, TX 75418
Phone: 903.583.7486

County Clerk has birth records from 1903 with a few 1874-1876,
death records from 1903, marriage records from 1852, probate,
land and court records from 1838[1]

History

The first permanent settlement was at Tulip in 1836.

Parent County

1837--Fannin County was created 14 December 1837 from Red River County. County seat: Bonham [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Fannin County border changes. The county borders have not changed since 1846.

Record Loss

1929 -- Courthouse caught fire on December 31, 1929.  Records in the District Clerk's office and County Clerk's office were saved.  Many other county records were destroyed.  The courthouse was rebuilt.[3]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American


Cemeteries


Census

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Fannin 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.

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Maps

Military

Newspapers

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

Obituaries

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

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

Bertha Voyer Memorial Library
500 N 6th St
Honey Grove, TX 75446
Phone: (903) 378-2206
Website


Bonham Public Library
305 E 5th St
Bonham, TX 75418
Phone: (903) 583-3128
Website


Leonard Public Library
102 S Main
Leonard, TX 75452
Phone: (903) 587-2391

Family History Center

Texas Hwy 78 South
Bonham, Fannin, Texas, United States
Phone: 903-583-4949

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fannin County, Texas. Page 663 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).
  3. Bonham, TX Fannin County Courthouse Fire, Dec 1929 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/10007/bonham-tx-courthouse-fire-dec-1929