Matagorda County, Texas

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties M|Counties M]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Matagorda County'' <br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.matagorda.tx.us/ips/cms Matagorda County Courthouse]<br> 1700 7th Street<br> Bay City, TX 77414<br> Phone: 979.244.7680 <br><br>County Clerk has birth records from 1903, <br>marriage records from 1838, death records<br> from 1917, land records from 1827, probate<br> records form late 1800’s, military records from <br>1919 and court records from 1981<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Matagorda County, Texas. Page 669 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>
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[http://www.co.matagorda.tx.us/ips/cms/index.html Matagorda County Courthouse - today]  
 
[http://www.co.matagorda.tx.us/ips/cms/index.html Matagorda County Courthouse - today]  
  
[[Image:Matagorda County Courthouse 1928.jpg|528x355px|Matagorda County Courthouse - 1928]]  
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[[Image:Matagorda County Courthouse 1896.jpg|340px|Matagorda County Courthouse - 1896]]
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[[Image:Matagorda County Courthouse1848.jpg|532px|Matagorda County Courthouse -1848]]&nbsp;
  
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[[Image:Matagorda County Courthouse 1896.jpg|531px|Matagorda County Courthouse - 1896]]  
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'''[http://www.co.matagorda.tx.us/ips/cms/countyoffices/countyClerk.html County Clerk]<br>'''1700 7th Street, Room 202<br>Bay City, TX 77414-5094<br>(979) 244-7680
  
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'''[http://www.co.matagorda.tx.us/ips/cms/districtcourt/districtClerk.html District Clerk]<br>'''1700 7th Street, Room 307<br>Bay City, TX 77414<br>(979) 244-7621
  
[[Image:Matagorda County Courthouse1848.jpg|532px|Matagorda County Courthouse -1848]]
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Matagorda County [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/maps/ border changes].
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/kids_county.htm Matagorda County For Kids]  ==
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/towns.htm Towns and Communities]
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African-American Information  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/aa.htm Matagorda County]
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*[http://www.texasslaveryproject.org/ Texas Slavery Project]
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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&nbsp;Find-A-Grave (Matagorda county)  
 
&nbsp;Find-A-Grave (Matagorda county)  
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2680 Find-A-Grave]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2680 Find-A-Grave] <br>
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==== '''Census Records'''  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/matagorda/census/1850/1850indx.txt 1850 Index]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/aa_1870.htm 1870 African-American Families]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/palacios_point_1870.htm 1870 Palacios Point]
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp 1880 Search at FamilySearch]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/cp_1910_census_part1.htm 1910 Collegeport Community]
  
 
==== Churches  ====
 
==== Churches  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/churches.htm Matagorda County churches]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/churches.htm Matagorda County Churches]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/brands.htm Brands and Marks]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/court_probate.htm Early Probate Records]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/naturalizations_index.htm Naturalizations]
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*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/local/matagorda.html Records on Microfilm]
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==== Historical Markers  ====
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*[http://www.matagordatourism.com/historicalmarkers/matahismarks.htm Matagorda Tourism]
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*[http://www.texas-settlement.org/markers/matagorda/ Texas Settlement Region]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/history_makers.htm History Maker Biographies]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/family_hist.htm Family Histories]
  
 
==== [[Image:Matagorda County (highlighted).JPG|right|Matagorda County Texas (highlighted)]]Maps  ====
 
==== [[Image:Matagorda County (highlighted).JPG|right|Matagorda County Texas (highlighted)]]Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
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*[http://atlas.thc.state.tx.us/shell-county.htm Texas Historical Commission Atlas]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/military.htm General Military Links]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/military.htm General Military Links]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/confederate.htm Confederate Military Information]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/gsm.htm Gold Star Mothers]
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*[http://history-sites.com/~kjones/ Texas in the Civil War]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/casualties.htm War Casualties]
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/confederate.htm Confederate Military Information]
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/gsm.htm Gold Star Mothers]  
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*[http://baycitytribune.com/ Bay City Tribune]
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*[http://www.matagordaadvocate.com/ Matagorda County Advocate]
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*[http://www.palaciosbeacon.com/home/index.shtml Palacios Beacon]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/newspapers_mcm.htm Newspapers Available at Matagorda County Museum]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/celebrations_1912-1914.htm Celebrations] - Articles about events
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/casualties.htm War Casualties]
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
==== Newspapers ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/obituaries.htm Obituaries]
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==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/photos.htm Photographs] ====
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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*Early Probate Records
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==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/txrevolution.htm Republic of Texas]  ====
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==== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/school_history.htm Schools]  ====
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'''A wiki article describing an online collections is found at:'''
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[[Texas, Matagorda County, School Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Collection)|Texas, Matagorda County, School Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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*[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://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.  
*[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/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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/marriages.htm Marriages and Wedding Articles]
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==== Voting  ====
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/1867_voters.htm 1867 Voters' Registration]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/suffrage.htm Women's Suffrage and 1918 Registration]
  
'''Matagorda County Genealogy Society'''&nbsp; - publishes "<u>''Oak Leaves''</u>" genealogical data about Matagorda County twice a year (Feb. &amp;&nbsp;Aug.).
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== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
  
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'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/mcgs.htm MATAGORDA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL S<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1302662776819_594" />OCIETY]'''&nbsp; - publishes "<u>''Oak Leaves''</u>" genealogical data about Matagorda County twice a year (Feb. &amp;&nbsp;Aug.).<br>1100 Seventh Street<br>Bay City, TX&nbsp; 77414-4915<br>[mailto:mcgs@yahoo.com carolsgibbs@yahoo.com]&nbsp;
  
Bay City, TX&nbsp; 77414-4915
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&nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/mchc.htm '''MATAGORDA COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION''']<br>P. O. Box 275<br>Blessing, TX 77419-0275
  
[mailto:mcgs@yahoo.com mcgs@yahoo.com]  
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[http://www.baycitytxlib.org/ '''BAY CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY''']<br>1100 7th St.<br>Bay City, TX 77414
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/mcgs.htm MCGS]<br>
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'''[http://www.palacioslibrary.org/ PALACIOS LIBRARY]'''<br>326 Main St.<br>Palacios, TX 77465
  
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&nbsp;'''[http://www.matagordamuseum.org/ MATAGORDA COUNTY MUSEUM]'''<br>2100 Avenue F.<br>Bay City, TX 77414
  
'''BAY CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY'''  
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&nbsp;'''PALACIOS AREA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION<br>[http://www.citybytheseamuseum.org/default.html CITY BY THE SEA MUSEUM]'''<br>401 Commerce Street<br>Palacios, TX 77465
  
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
Bay City, TX 77414<br>
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Bay City Texas Family History Center]]
  
[http://www.baycitytxlib.org/ Bay City Public Library]
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== Web Sites  ==
 
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county  
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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  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/ Texas GenWeb - Matagorda County]<br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/ TXGenWeb - Matagorda County]  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193747&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Matagorda&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.thc.state.tx.us/ Texas Historical Commission]
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Matagorda|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
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County Courthouse

Matagorda County Courthouse
1700 7th Street
Bay City, TX 77414
Phone: 979.244.7680

County Clerk has birth records from 1903,
marriage records from 1838, death records
from 1917, land records from 1827, probate
records form late 1800’s, military records from
1919 and court records from 1981[1]



Matagorda County Courthouse - today

Matagorda County Courthouse - 1928


Matagorda County Courthouse - 1896


Matagorda County Courthouse -1848 

 

County Clerk
1700 7th Street, Room 202
Bay City, TX 77414-5094
(979) 244-7680

District Clerk
1700 7th Street, Room 307
Bay City, TX 77414
(979) 244-7621


History

Part of Stephen F. Austin's Colony.

The Handbook of Texas Online - Matagorda County

Parent County

1836--Matagorda County was created 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality. County seat: Bay City [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Matagorda County border changes.

Record Loss

Matagorda County For Kids

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African-American Information

Cemeteries

Matagorda County Cemeteries (rootsweb)

Cemeteries of Matagorda County Texas (Cemeteries of Texas project)

 Find-A-Grave (Matagorda county)

Census Records

Churches

Court

Historical Markers

Land

Local Histories

Matagorda County Texas (highlighted)
Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

For current obituaries see newspaper sites above

Photographs

Probate

  • Early Probate Records

Republic of Texas

Schools

A wiki article describing an online collections is found at:

Texas, Matagorda County, School Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Taxation

Vital Records

Voting

Societies, Libraries and Museums

MATAGORDA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY  - publishes "Oak Leaves" genealogical data about Matagorda County twice a year (Feb. & Aug.).
1100 Seventh Street
Bay City, TX  77414-4915
carolsgibbs@yahoo.com 

 MATAGORDA COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION
P. O. Box 275
Blessing, TX 77419-0275

BAY CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
1100 7th St.
Bay City, TX 77414

PALACIOS LIBRARY
326 Main St.
Palacios, TX 77465

 MATAGORDA COUNTY MUSEUM
2100 Avenue F.
Bay City, TX 77414

 PALACIOS AREA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
CITY BY THE SEA MUSEUM

401 Commerce Street
Palacios, TX 77465

Family History Centers

 

Web Sites

References

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