Karnes County, Texas

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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Karnes County
 
| county = Karnes County
 
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| founded date = February 4
 
| founded date = February 4
 
| seat wl = Karnes City
 
| seat wl = Karnes City
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.karnes.tx.us/ips/cms Karnes County Courthouse]<br> 101 N Panna Maria Street<br> Karnes City, TX 78118<br> Phone: 830.780.3938&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1900, <br>marriage records from 1875, probate records from 1870<br>and land records from 1854; District Clerk has divorce records<br> from 1858<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Karnes County, Texas. Page 667 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/cemetery/butler.txt Butler Family Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/cemetery/butler.txt Butler Family Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/cemetery/choate.txt Choate Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/cemetery/choate.txt Choate Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/cemetery/gillett.txt Gillett Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/cemetery/gillett.txt Gillett Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
*To[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html mbstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*To[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html mbstone 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  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
 
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
  
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==== Census  ====
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/census/1880/1880cens.txt 1880 Karnes County Census (polish areas)]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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[[Land Survey Abstract Indices of the Original Land Owners of Texas|Land Survey Abstract Indices of the Original Land Owners of Texas]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
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*[http://www.karnestx.com/records.html#bios Karnes County Biographies]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
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*[http://www.karnestx.com/records.html#military Karnes County Military Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/military/1890.txt 1890 Union Soldiers from Karnes County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;UsGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/military/civilwar/pensions/karncsa.txt Civil War Pension Applications]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/military/civilwar/pensions/karnsngt.txt Confederate Indigent Families]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[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  
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/karntoc.htm Karnes County Obituaries] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/karntoc.htm Karnes County Obituaries] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.karnestx.com/records.html#obits Karnes County Obituaries&nbsp;]~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.karnestx.com/records.html#obits Karnes County Obituaries&nbsp;]~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[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  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*[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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*[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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==== Taxation  ====
 
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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, 1964-1998 (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://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Kenedy Public Library<br>303 W Main St<br>Kenedy, TX 78119<br>Phone: (830) 583-3313
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Kenedy Public Library<br>303 W Main St<br>Kenedy, TX 78119<br>Phone: (830) 583-3313  
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<br>Falls City Public Library<br>206 N Irvin<br>Falls City, TX 78113<br>Phone: (830) 254-3361
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<br>Karnes City Public Library<br>302 S Panna Maria Ave<br>Karnes City, TX 78118<br>Phone: (830) 780-2539
  
<br>Falls City Public Library<br>206 N Irvin<br>Falls City, TX 78113<br>Phone: (830) 254-3361
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<br>Runge Public Library<br>311 N Helena St<br>Runge, TX 78151<br>Phone: (830) 239-4192
  
<br>Karnes City Public Library<br>302 S Panna Maria Ave<br>Karnes City, TX 78118<br>Phone: (830) 780-2539
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
<br>Runge Public Library<br>311 N Helena St<br>Runge, TX 78151<br>Phone: (830) 239-4192
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
[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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[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  ==
 
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/karntoc.htm Karnes County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/karntoc.htm Karnes County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.karnestx.com/ Karnes County<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1298413605932_692" />]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.karnestx.com/ Karnes County<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1298413605932_692" />]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[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.  
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Karnes County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Karnes County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 4, 1854
County Seat Karnes City
Courthouse


Contents

County Courthouse

Karnes County Courthouse
101 N Panna Maria Street
Karnes City, TX 78118
Phone: 830.780.3938 

County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1900,
marriage records from 1875, probate records from 1870
and land records from 1854; District Clerk has divorce records
from 1858[1]

History

Parent County

1854--Karnes County was created 4 Febrary 1854 from Bexar, De Witt, Goliad, and San Patricio Counties.
County seat: Karnes City [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1865--Courthouse and most records of the county clerk were destroyed by fire in July 1865.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries


Census

1880 Karnes County Census (polish areas)  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Church

Court

Land

Land Survey Abstract Indices of the Original Land Owners of Texas  ~  TXGenWeb

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Kenedy Public Library
303 W Main St
Kenedy, TX 78119
Phone: (830) 583-3313


Falls City Public Library
206 N Irvin
Falls City, TX 78113
Phone: (830) 254-3361


Karnes City Public Library
302 S Panna Maria Ave
Karnes City, TX 78118
Phone: (830) 780-2539


Runge Public Library
311 N Helena St
Runge, TX 78151
Phone: (830) 239-4192

Family History Centers

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), Karnes County, Texas. Page 667 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).