Karnes County, Texas

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== 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>
  
 
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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.  
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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.  
 
*[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  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  

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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).