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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties K|Counties K]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] King County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''King County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.kingcounty.gov/courts/SuperiorCourt/kcch.aspx King County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 135<br> Guthrie, TX 79236<br> Phone:&nbsp;806.596.4412&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death,&nbsp;divorce and court <br>records from 1914, marriage&nbsp;records from 1891, <br>death records from 1925, probate records from <br>1915 and land records from 1878<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), King County, Texas. Page 668 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://www.kingcounty.gov/courts/SuperiorCourt/kcch.aspx King County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 135<br> Guthrie, TX 79236<br> Phone:&nbsp;806.596.4412&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death,&nbsp;divorce and court <br>records from 1914, marriage&nbsp;records from 1891, <br>death records from 1925, probate records from <br>1915 and land records from 1878<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), King County, Texas. Page 668 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
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Dumont | Finney | Guthrie (county seat)<br>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txking/dumocemX.htm Dumont Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txking/dumocemX.htm Dumont Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txking/cemetery.htm King County Cemetery]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txking/cemetery.htm King County Cemetery]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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*[http://historictexascemeteries.com/king/king-county-cemeteries King County Cemeteries] maps, transcriptions and information
 
*[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.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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==== Church  ====
 
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
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==== Land  ====
 
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Original Land Owners of Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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Original Land Owners of Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
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*''King County: Windmills and Barbed Wire,'' 1976, by the King County Historical Society, (Quanah, Texas: Nortex).<br>
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hck08 King County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txking/surking.htm King County Surnames&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txking/surking.htm King County Surnames&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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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|King}}
  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
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==== Probate  ====
 
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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)
 
*[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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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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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://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.  
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*[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  ==
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Revision as of 17:10, 9 April 2013

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Guide to King County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Contents

County Courthouse

King County Courthouse
PO Box 135
Guthrie, TX 79236
Phone: 806.596.4412 

County Clerk has birth, death, divorce and court
records from 1914, marriage records from 1891,
death records from 1925, probate records from
1915 and land records from 1878[1]

History

Parent County

1876--King County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Guthrie [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Dumont | Finney | Guthrie (county seat)

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries


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 Family History Library Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.

Original Land Owners of Texas  ~   USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

Local histories are available for King County, Texas. 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

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as King County, Texas 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 or ordered electronically online


Societies and Libraries

Guthrie Csd & King County Consolidated Library
1 Morrison St
Guthrie, TX 79236
Phone: (806) 596-4069
Website

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), King County, Texas. Page 668 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).