Martin County, Texas Genealogy

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

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Contents

County Courthouse

Martin County Courthouse
PO Box 906
Stanton, TX 79782
Phone: 915.756.3412

County Clerk has birth and death records
from 1910, marriage, court, divorce and probate 
records from 1885 and land records[1]

History

The first settlers arrived in 1881.

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Martin County, Texas Genealogy. 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.

  • Martin County: The First Thirty Years by Pat W. Hull and Fay E. Smithson (Hereford, Texas: Pioneer, 1970)
  • Martin County, Texas by the Martin County Historical Commission (Dallas: Taylor, 1979)
  • Martin County History from the Handbook of Texas Online

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 Martin County, Texas Genealogy 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

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, ordered electronically online or download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Martin County, Texas. Page 669 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).