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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]] Midland County'' <br>
  
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Guide to '''Midland County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
Christina Palmer <br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.midland.tx.us/ Midland County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 211<br> Midland, Texas 79702<br> Phone: 915.688.1059<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1917,<br> marriage and land records from 1885 and probate<br> records from 1911; District Clerk has diviorce and<br> court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Midland County, Texas. Page 670 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/midlandtx/obits/Obituaries.htm Obituaries of Midland County] ~partial listing of obituaries submitted by researchers
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/midlandtx/obits/Obituaries.htm Obituaries of Midland County] ~partial listing of obituaries submitted by researchers  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/midlandtx/cemetery.htm Midland County Cemeteries]-Midland County TXGenWeb listing of cemeteries~partial listing
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/midlandtx/cemetery.htm Midland County Cemeteries]-Midland County TXGenWeb listing of cemeteries~partial listing  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/midlandtx/land.htm Land Records of Midland County]  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/midlandtx/land.htm Land Records of Midland County]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
*[www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html|Texas Museums]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]~List of all museums in Texas ~&amp; Hidden Ancestors
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasGulfCoastTowns/Aransas-Pass-Texas/Aransas-Pass-Commercial-Street.htm Aransas Pass Photos]
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== 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 TXGenWeb site  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/midlandtx/veterans.htm Veterans of Midland County]  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/midlandtx/veterans.htm Veterans of Midland County]  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/midlandtx/pension.htm Confederate Pension Records of Midland County]
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/midlandtx/pension.htm Confederate Pension Records of Midland County]  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  
==== Newspapers ====
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==== Newspapers ====
*[http://www.aransaspassprogress.com/ The Aransas Pass Progress]
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Midland}}
*[http://www.rockportpilot.com/ The Rockport Pilot]
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/default.aspx?rt=36&cj=1&o_xid=0001029688&o_lid=0001029688 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)  
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/default.aspx?rt=36&cj=1&o_xid=0001029688&o_lid=0001029688 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5112&cj=1&o_xid=0001029688&o_lid=0001029688 Texas Land Title Abstracts] ~ Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5112&cj=1&o_xid=0001029688&o_lid=0001029688 Texas Land Title Abstracts] ~ Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
  
*[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/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.  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/midlandtx/index.htm TXGenWeb Midland County]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txmidlan/ Midland Genealogical Society]<br>
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*[http://www.haleylibrary.com/ Haley Memorial Library/History Center]<br>
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/midlandtx/index.htm TXGenWeb Midland County]
  
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Midland Texas Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[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
  
 
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193782&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Midland&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Midland|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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Contents

County Courthouse

Midland County Courthouse
PO Box 211
Midland, Texas 79702
Phone: 915.688.1059

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1917,
marriage and land records from 1885 and probate
records from 1911; District Clerk has diviorce and
court records[1]

History

Parent County

1885--Midland County was created 4 March 1885 from Tom Green County. County seat: Midland [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Obituaries

Cemeteries

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 Midland 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

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Midland 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

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county


References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Midland County, Texas. Page 670 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).