Fisher County, Texas Genealogy

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas Counties F|Counties F]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Fisher County'' <br>{{Adoption Hidden Ancestors}}  
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<br>Adopted by [http://sites.google.com/site/fishercounty Fisher County TXGenWeb]  
 
<br>Adopted by [http://sites.google.com/site/fishercounty Fisher County TXGenWeb]  
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'''1876--'''Fisher County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Roby <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1876--'''Fisher County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Roby <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
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Fisher County&nbsp;is named for Samuel Rhoads Fisher, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and a Secretary of the Navy of the Republic of Texas. Fisher County is one of 30 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas.  
 
Fisher County&nbsp;is named for Samuel Rhoads Fisher, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and a Secretary of the Navy of the Republic of Texas. Fisher County is one of 30 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas.  
  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Fisher County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/texas/tx-maps.html boundary changes].
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See an interactive map of Fisher County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/texas/tx-maps.html boundary changes].  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=30 {{nowrap|Abilene newspapers}}] that may include residents from Fisher County.
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=30 {{nowrap|Abilene newspapers}}] that may include residents from Fisher County.  
 
*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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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[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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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas Death Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*[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/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://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8781&o_xid=0039743482&o_xid=0001155785&o_lid=0039743482&o_lid=0001155785&o_xt=39743482&cj=1 Texas Birth Index 1903 - 1997]  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8781&o_xid=0039743482&o_xid=0001155785&o_lid=0039743482&o_lid=0001155785&o_xt=39743482&cj=1 Texas Birth Index 1903 - 1997]  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794&o_xid=0039743482&o_xid=0001155785&o_lid=0039743482&o_lid=0001155785&o_xt=39743482&cj=1 Texas Divorce Index 1968 - 2002]  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794&o_xid=0039743482&o_xid=0001155785&o_lid=0039743482&o_lid=0001155785&o_xt=39743482&cj=1 Texas Divorce Index 1968 - 2002]  
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Roby Library<br>106 NE 1st Street<br>Roby, TX 79543<br><br><br>Rotan Library<br>404 E. Sammy Baugh Avenue<br>Rotan, TX 79546<br>  
 
Roby Library<br>106 NE 1st Street<br>Roby, TX 79543<br><br><br>Rotan Library<br>404 E. Sammy Baugh Avenue<br>Rotan, TX 79546<br>  
  
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== References  ==
 
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Contents

County Courthouse 

Fisher County Website 

History

The first settlers arrived in 1876.

Parent County

1876--Fisher County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Roby [1]


Fisher County is named for Samuel Rhoads Fisher, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and a Secretary of the Navy of the Republic of Texas. Fisher County is one of 30 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas.


Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Fisher County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Hamlin

Roby

Rotan

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biographies

Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 136
1890 2,996 2102.9%
1900 3,708 23.8%
1910 12,596 239.7%
1920 11,009 −12.6%
1930 13,563 23.2%
1940 12,932 −4.7%
1950 11,023 −14.8%
1960 7,865 −28.6%
1970 6,344 −19.3%
1980 5,891 −7.1%
1990 4,842 −17.8%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.




















Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

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

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Roby Library
106 NE 1st Street
Roby, TX 79543


Rotan Library
404 E. Sammy Baugh Avenue
Rotan, TX 79546

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county
  • USGenWeb Project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).