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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]] Franklin 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]] Franklin County'' <br>  
  
Guide to '''Franklin County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Franklin 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  ==
  
[http://co.franklin.tx.us/ips/cms Franklin County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 68<br> Mount Vernon, TX 75457<br>Phone: 903.537.4252 <br><br>County Clerk has divorce, records from 1884, <br>birth and death records from 1903, marriage<br> and probate records from 1875 and land records <br>from 1846<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Franklin County, Texas. Page 664 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://co.franklin.tx.us/ips/cms Franklin County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 68<br> Mount Vernon, TX 75457<br>Phone: <span class="skype_c2c_print_container notranslate">903.537.4252</span><span data-ismobile="false" data-isrtl="false" data-isfreecall="false" data-numbertype="paid" data-numbertocall="+19035374252" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_container notranslate" id="skype_c2c_container"><span dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common"><span id="non_free_num_ui" class="skype_c2c_textarea_span">[[Image:]]<span class="skype_c2c_text_span">903.537.4252</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span> <br><br>County Clerk has divorce, records from 1884, <br>birth and death records from 1903, marriage<br> and probate records from 1875 and land records <br>from 1846<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Franklin County, Texas. Page 664 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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'''County Clerk'''
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200 N. Kaufman<br>Mt. Vernon 75457<br>Phone: <span class="skype_c2c_print_container notranslate">903-537-2342</span><span data-ismobile="false" data-isrtl="false" data-isfreecall="false" data-numbertype="paid" data-numbertocall="+19035372342" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_container notranslate" id="skype_c2c_container"><span 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">903-537-2342</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span> (Ext: 2)
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'''District Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 750<br>Mt. Vernon 75457<br>Phone: <span class="skype_c2c_print_container notranslate">903-537-8337</span><span data-ismobile="false" data-isrtl="false" data-isfreecall="false" data-numbertype="paid" data-numbertocall="+19035378337" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_container notranslate" id="skype_c2c_container"><span 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">903-537-8337</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span><br>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1875--'''Franklin County was created 6 March 1875 from [[Titus County, Texas|Titus]] County. '''County seat:''' Mount Vernon <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1875--'''Franklin County was created 6 March 1875 from [[Titus County, Texas Genealogy|Titus]] County. '''County seat:''' Mount Vernon <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, Franklin, Mount Vernon|place|disp=Mount Vernon}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Franklin, Mt. Vernon|place|disp=Mt. Vernon}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Camp County, Texas|Camp]]  
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[[Camp County, Texas Genealogy|Camp]] {{•}} [[Delta County, Texas Genealogy|Delta]] {{•}} [[Hopkins County, Texas Genealogy|Hopkins]] {{•}} [[Lamar County, Texas Genealogy|Lamar]] {{•}} [[Red River County, Texas Genealogy|Red River]] {{•}} [[Titus County, Texas Genealogy|Titus]] {{•}} [[Wood County, West Virginia|Wood]]  
*[[Delta County, Texas|Delta]]  
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*[[Hopkins County, Texas|Hopkins]]  
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*[[Lamar County, Texas|Lamar]]  
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*[[Red River County, Texas|Red River]]  
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*[[Titus County, Texas|Titus]]  
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*[[Wood County, West Virginia|Wood]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
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==== Church ====
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==== Census  ====
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{{US Census population
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|1880= 5280
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|1890= 6481
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|1900= 8674
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|1910= 9331
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|1920= 9304
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|1930= 8494
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|1940= 8378
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|1950= 6257
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|1960= 5101
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|1970= 5291
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|1980= 6893
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|1990= 7802
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|2000= 9458
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==== Church ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}  
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
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==== Local Histories ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txfranklin.jpg|450x450px|Txfranklin.jpg]]
  
 
[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  ====
 
==== 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 $
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Franklin}}  
 
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Franklin}}  
  
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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 Franklin 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 Franklin County.
  
==== Probate ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1800 – 2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records 1800-2000] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records 1800-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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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/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981] - FamilySearch<br>
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''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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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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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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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.
 
*[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, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 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://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 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) - 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?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] index and images $
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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 $
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'''Franklin County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 1563<br>110 E. Main St.<br> Mt. Vernon, Texas 75457<br>Phone: 903-537-3931<br> [http://www.fcgensociety.org/ website]<br><br>
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<ul><li>&lt;a _fcknotitle="true" href="Introduction to LDS Family History Centers"&gt;Introduction to LDS Family History Centers&lt;/a&gt;
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county  
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*[http://www.usgenweb.org USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
</li><li><a href="http://www.usgenweb.org">USGenWeb project</a>. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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</li><li><span class="fck_mw_template">{{FHL|Texas%2C+Franklin|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}</span>
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Contents

County Courthouse

Franklin County Courthouse
PO Box 68
Mount Vernon, TX 75457
Phone: 903.537.4252[[Image:]]903.537.4252

County Clerk has divorce, records from 1884,
birth and death records from 1903, marriage
and probate records from 1875 and land records
from 1846[1]

County Clerk

200 N. Kaufman
Mt. Vernon 75457
Phone: 903-537-2342903-537-2342 (Ext: 2)

District Clerk

P.O. Box 750
Mt. Vernon 75457
Phone: 903-537-8337903-537-8337


History

The first settlers arrived in 1836.

Parent County

1875--Franklin County was created 6 March 1875 from Titus County. County seat: Mount Vernon [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Franklin County border changes.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Camp  • Delta  • Hopkins  • Lamar  • Red River  • Titus  • Wood

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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.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18805,280
18906,48122.7%
19008,67433.8%
19109,3317.6%
19209,304−0.3%
19308,494−8.7%
19408,378−1.4%
19506,257−25.3%
19605,101−18.5%
19705,2913.7%
19806,89330.3%
19907,80213.2%
20009,45821.2%
201010,60512.1%


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 Franklin 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.

Maps

Txfranklin.jpg

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

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Franklin County, Texas Genealogy 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.

Online 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

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

Franklin County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1563
110 E. Main St.
Mt. Vernon, Texas 75457
Phone: 903-537-3931
website

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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Franklin County, Texas. Page 664 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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