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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]] Kinney County'' <br>  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Kinney County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse&nbsp; ==
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[http://www.co.kinney.tx.us/ips/cms Kinney County Courthouse]<br> PO Drawer 9<br> Brackettville, TX 78832<br> Phone: 830.563.2521&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth and death&nbsp;records from 1903, <br>marriage records from 1872, divorce, probate, court<br>and &nbsp;land records from 1873; St. Mary’s Catholic Church,<br>Brackettville, Texas has burial records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kinney County, Texas. Page 668 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
First settlement in 1834 was abandoned until the establishment of Fort Clark in 1852.
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First settlement in 1834 was abandoned until the establishment of Fort Clark in 1852.  
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==== Parent County  ====
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'''1850--'''Kinney County was created 28 January 1850 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Brackettville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1850--'''Kinney County was created 28 January 1850 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Brackettville <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  ==
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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BrackettVille is the largest town in Kinney County, population is approximately 1100 persons.
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Fort Clark which is now a subdiVision and membership community swells to over 1,000 persons in the Winter when the winter folks arrive from the colder climates in the northern states.
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Spofford is a small town to the South of Brackettville on State Hwy 131. Presently there are approximately 90 residents in this town.
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John Quigley, Alderman, Spofford.
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Edwards County, Texas|Edwards]]
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*[[Maverick County, Texas|Maverick]]
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*[[Uvalde County, Texas|Uvalde]]
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*[[Val Verde County, Texas|Val Verde]]
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*[[Zavala County, Texas|Zavala&nbsp;]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== Church ====
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Brackettville Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/brackettcem/brackett_cemetery.html
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Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/iscem/is_cemetery.html
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Masonic Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/iscem/is_cemetery.html
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Ballantyne Family Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/ballantynecem/ballantyne_cem.html
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Spofford City Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/spoffordcem/spoffordcem.html
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VFW&nbsp;Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/vfwcem/vfw_cemetery.html
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Roman Catholic Church Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/catholiccem/catholic_cem.html
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Vincent Family Cemetery, Spofford http://www.txkinneygen.org/vincentcem/vincentcem.html
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Chapman Ranch Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/chapman/chapman.html
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
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==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
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==== Local Histories ====
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[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
  
 
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Kinney}}
  
==== Probate ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/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://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964Texas 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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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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KINNEY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (830) 563-2884
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PO Box, 975, Brackettville TX 78832
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[http://brackettville.us/kcpl/ http://brackettville.us/kcpl/]
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193678&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Kinney&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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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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*Kinney County Website [http://www.txkinneygen.org/ http://www.txkinneygen.org/] a part of the Texas Gen Web Project.
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Contents

County Courthouse 

Kinney County Courthouse
PO Drawer 9
Brackettville, TX 78832
Phone: 830.563.2521 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1872, divorce, probate, court
and  land records from 1873; St. Mary’s Catholic Church,
Brackettville, Texas has burial records[1]

History

First settlement in 1834 was abandoned until the establishment of Fort Clark in 1852.

Parent County

1850--Kinney County was created 28 January 1850 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Brackettville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places 

BrackettVille is the largest town in Kinney County, population is approximately 1100 persons.

Fort Clark which is now a subdiVision and membership community swells to over 1,000 persons in the Winter when the winter folks arrive from the colder climates in the northern states.

Spofford is a small town to the South of Brackettville on State Hwy 131. Presently there are approximately 90 residents in this town.


John Quigley, Alderman, Spofford.

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries 

Brackettville Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/brackettcem/brackett_cemetery.html

Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/iscem/is_cemetery.html

Masonic Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/iscem/is_cemetery.html

Ballantyne Family Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/ballantynecem/ballantyne_cem.html

Spofford City Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/spoffordcem/spoffordcem.html

VFW Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/vfwcem/vfw_cemetery.html

Roman Catholic Church Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/catholiccem/catholic_cem.html

Vincent Family Cemetery, Spofford http://www.txkinneygen.org/vincentcem/vincentcem.html

Chapman Ranch Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/chapman/chapman.html

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.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Kinney 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

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 Kinney County, Texas 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.

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

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    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.

Societies and Libraries 

KINNEY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (830) 563-2884

PO Box, 975, Brackettville TX 78832

http://brackettville.us/kcpl/

Family History Centers

Web Sites


References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kinney 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).