Lamar County, Texas Genealogy

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==== This page adopted by Betsy Mills, [http://gen.1starnet.com/ Lamar County, TXGenWeb] County Coordinator<br> ====
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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'''1840--'''Lamar County was created 17 December 1840 from [[Red River County, Texas|Red River]] County. '''County seat:''' Paris <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1840--'''Lamar County was created 17 December 1840 from [[Red River County, Texas|Red River]] County. '''County seat:''' Paris <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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[http://gen.1starnet.com/lamarhst.shtm History of Paris and Lamar County]<br>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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The area of present Lamar County was within the boundaries of Red River County at the time of the Republic of Texas. By 1840, population growth necessitated a new county, and legislation was introduced by representatives from Red River County. Wright, who had served in the Third Congress as a representative from Red River County, was a major promoter of the founding of Lamar County, which was established by act of the Fifth Congress of the republic on December 17, 1840, and organized by election on February 1, 1841. At the time, the county included much of what is now Delta County. In 1870, Delta County was formed, and Lamar County was reduced to its present size. <br>
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1916--'''Most records of the district clerk were destroyed in a courthouse fire in March 1916.  
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'''1916--'''Most records of the district clerk were destroyed in a courthouse fire in March 1916. Birth, death and marriage records were not lost.<br>
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.lamarcountytx.org/cemetery/ Lamar County, TX Death and Cemetery Records] - huge database for every known cemetery in Lamar County with lots of extra information.  
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*[http://www.lamarcountytx.org/cemetery/ Lamar County, TX Death and Cemetery Records] - huge database for every known cemetery in Lamar County with lots of extra information.
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
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==== Court  ====
 
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*[http://gen.1starnet.com/lamrinfo.shtm Addresses for Lamar County]<br>
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://gen.1starnet.com/land.shtm Land Records for Lamar County]<br>
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
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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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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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*[http://gen.1starnet.com/civilwar/csamain.htm Civil War in Lamar County]<br>
  
 
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*[http://www.theparisnews.com/ The Paris News]<br>
  
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[http://gen.1starnet.com/lamargen.shtm Lamar County Genealogical Society]<br>
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*[http://gen.1starnet.com/lamargen.shtm#Library Lamar County Genealogical Society Library]<br>1125 Bonham St. <br>Paris, TX 75460<br>in the old Santa Fe Depot<br>
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[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://gen.1starnet.com/ Lamar County, TXGenWeb]<br>
 
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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<br>
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193686&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Lamar&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193686&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Lamar&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
  
 
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Contents

This page adopted by Betsy Mills, Lamar County, TXGenWeb County Coordinator

County Courthouse


History

Parent County

1840--Lamar County was created 17 December 1840 from Red River County. County seat: Paris [1]

History of Paris and Lamar County

Boundary Changes

The area of present Lamar County was within the boundaries of Red River County at the time of the Republic of Texas. By 1840, population growth necessitated a new county, and legislation was introduced by representatives from Red River County. Wright, who had served in the Third Congress as a representative from Red River County, was a major promoter of the founding of Lamar County, which was established by act of the Fifth Congress of the republic on December 17, 1840, and organized by election on February 1, 1841. At the time, the county included much of what is now Delta County. In 1870, Delta County was formed, and Lamar County was reduced to its present size.

Record Loss

1916--Most records of the district clerk were destroyed in a courthouse fire in March 1916. Birth, death and marriage records were not lost.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

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

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).