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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties F|Counties F]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Fannin 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 F|Counties F]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Fannin County'' <br>  
  
Guide to '''Fannin County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Fannin 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  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1837--'''Fannin County was created 14 December 1837 from [[Red River County, Texas|Red River]] County. '''County seat:''' Bonham <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1837--'''Fannin County was created 14 December 1837 from [[Red River County, Texas Genealogy|Red River]] County. '''County seat:''' Bonham <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  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Fannin, Bonham|place|disp=Bonham}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Fannin, Dodd City|place|disp=Dodd City}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Fannin, Honey Grove|place|disp=Honey Grove}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Fannin, Leonard|place|disp=Leonard}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Fannin, Orangeville|place|disp=Orangeville}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Fannin, Windom|place|disp=Windom}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bryan County, Oklahoma|Bryan County, Oklahoma]]  
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[[Bryan County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Bryan County, Oklahoma]] {{•}} 
*[[Collin County, Texas|Collin]]  
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[[Collin County, Texas Genealogy|Collin]] {{•}} 
*[[Delta County, Texas|Delta]]  
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[[Delta County, Texas Genealogy|Delta]] {{•}} 
*[[Grayson County, Texas|Grayson]]  
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[[Grayson County, Texas Genealogy|Grayson]] {{•}} 
*[[Hunt County, Texas|Hunt]]  
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[[Hunt County, Texas Genealogy|Hunt]] {{•}} 
*[[Lamar County, Texas|Lamar]]
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[[Lamar County, Texas Genealogy|Lamar]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy  
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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[http://txfannin.org/cemeteries.php '''Fannin County TXGenWeb''']'''- This is the most complete collection of Fannin County, TX cemetery information on the web. You will find photographs, obituaries and many other catagories of information. '''<br>
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=lamar&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2658 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+Fannin+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Fannin/ListFannin.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/cemeteries.htm Fannin County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/cemeteries.htm Fannin County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.txfannin.org/cemeteries.php Cemeteries of Fannin County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
 
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
  
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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=== Church  ===
 
=== Church  ===
  
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Land  ===
  
==== Land ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/land/fannin.txt Land Abstract Indicies] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/land/fannin.txt Land Abstract Indicies] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Local Histories  ===
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_in_Texas Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Wikipedia
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_in_Texas Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Wikipedia
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Maps  ===
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[[Image:Txfannin.jpg|600px|Txfannin.jpg]]
  
 
*[http://www.txfannin.org/maps.php Fannin County Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txfannin.org/maps.php Fannin County Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
 
*[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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=== 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 $
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/military/civilwar/pensions/fannicsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/military/civilwar/pensions/fannicsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/military/civilwar/pensions/fanningt.txt Confederate Indigent Families List&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/military/civilwar/pensions/fanningt.txt Confederate Indigent Families List&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932381 Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers],&nbsp; 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932425 Texas, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers], 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Newspapers  ===
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Fannin}}
  
 
*Wikipedia has a list of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives online newspaper archives] for Texas.  
 
*Wikipedia has a list of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives online newspaper archives] for Texas.  
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=22139 {{nowrap|The Paris News}}] from 1925 that may include residents from Fannin County.
 
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=22139 {{nowrap|The Paris News}}] from 1925 that may include residents from Fannin County.
  
==== Obituaries ====
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=== Obituaries<br> ===
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Probate  ===
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016287 Texas, Probate Records, 1800-1990] (images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
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=== Taxation  ===
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
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=== Vital Records  ===
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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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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<br> ''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
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===== Marriage  =====
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'Online Marriage Indexes and Records
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch.&nbsp;&nbsp;Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.<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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==== Taxation  ====
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''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
  
==== Vital Records ====
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===== Death =====
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''Online Death Indexes and 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.
 
 
*[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.  
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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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.  
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials 1903 - 1973] (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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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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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 $
  
 
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Center  ====
 
==== Family History Center  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Bonham Texas Family History Center]]
 
*[[Bonham Texas Family History Center]]
  
Texas Hwy 78 South<br>Bonham, Fannin, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 903-583-4949<br><br>[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies  
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Texas Hwy 78 South<br>Bonham, Fannin, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 903-583-4949<br>  
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.txfannin.org/ Fannin County TXGenWeb site]  
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*[http://www.txfannin.org/ Fannin County TXGenWeb site] ~ This website contains the largest collection of Fannin County information on the internet.&nbsp;The Cemetery collection is the most complete and there are more than 10,000 obituaries and the numbers are climbing regularly. No other website compares to this one for Fannin County research.<br>
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Fannin|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.honeygrovepreservation.org/ Honey Grove Preservation League] ~ This website contains a lot of historical information about the Honey Grove area. It includes directories as well as photographs and other information. <br>
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*[http://www.fannincountyhistory.org/ Fannin County Historical Commission]<br>
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Fannin|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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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

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Bryan County, Oklahoma  • Collin  • Delta  • Grayson  • Hunt  • Lamar

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Resources

African American


Cemeteries

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

Fannin County TXGenWeb- This is the most complete collection of Fannin County, TX cemetery information on the web. You will find photographs, obituaries and many other catagories of 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.
Additional Cemetery Sources


Census

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.


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 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.

  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Wikipedia

Maps

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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

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

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

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.

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

  • Fannin County TXGenWeb site ~ This website contains the largest collection of Fannin County information on the internet. The Cemetery collection is the most complete and there are more than 10,000 obituaries and the numbers are climbing regularly. No other website compares to this one for Fannin County research.
  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • Hidden Ancestors  Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
  • USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
  • Honey Grove Preservation League ~ This website contains a lot of historical information about the Honey Grove area. It includes directories as well as photographs and other information.
  • Fannin County Historical Commission
  • FamilySearch Catalog

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

 

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