Lamar County, Texas Genealogy

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{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas Counties L|Counties L]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Lamar County'' <br>{{Adoption TXGenWeb}}  
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{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|RTENOTITLE]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|RTENOTITLE]] [[Texas Counties L|Counties L]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|RTENOTITLE]] Lamar County'' <br>{{Adoption TXGenWeb}}  
  
==== This page adopted by Betsy Mills, [http://gen.1starnet.com/ Lamar County, TXGenWeb] County Coordinator<br> ====
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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>  
  
[http://gen.1starnet.com/lamarhst.shtm History of Paris and Lamar County]<br>
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[http://gen.1starnet.com/lamarhst.shtm History of Paris and Lamar County]<br>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== 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. <br>
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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>  
  
See an interactive map of Lamar County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/texas/tx-maps.html border changes].
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See an interactive map of Lamar County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/texas/tx-maps.html border changes].  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== 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.<br>
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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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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*Wikipedia has a list of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives online newspaper archives] for Texas.
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*Wikipedia has a list of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives online newspaper archives] for Texas.  
*[http://www.theparisnews.com/ The Paris News]
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*[http://www.theparisnews.com/ The Paris News]  
 
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=22139 {{nowrap|The Paris News}}] from 1925 that covered local news on Lamar County residents.
 
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=22139 {{nowrap|The Paris News}}] from 1925 that covered local news on Lamar County residents.
  
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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 (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.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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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>
 
*[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>
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Paris Texas Family History Center]]
 
*[[Paris Texas Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://gen.1starnet.com/ Lamar County, TXGenWeb]<br>
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*[http://gen.1starnet.com/ Lamar County, TXGenWeb]<br>  
*[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://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county<br>  
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Lamar|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Lamar|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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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.

See an interactive map of Lamar County border changes.

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

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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