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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]] Montague County'' <br>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties M|Counties M]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Montague County'' <br>  
  
Guide to '''Montague County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Montague County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1857--'''Montague County was created 24 December 1857 from [[Cooke County, Texas|Cooke]] County. '''County seat:''' Montague <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1857--'''Montague County was created 24 December 1857 from [[Cooke County, Texas Genealogy|Cooke]] County. '''County seat:''' Montague <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Montague, Forestburg|place|disp=Forestburg}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Montague, Montague|place|disp=Montague}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Montague, Nocona|place|disp=Nocona}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Montague, Stoneburg|place|disp=Stoneburg}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Montague, Sunset|place|disp=Sunset}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Belcherville | Bonita | Bowie | Capps Corner | Eagle Point | Forestburg | | Illinois Bend | Montague | Nocona |&nbsp; Ringgold | Saint Jo | Spanish Fort | Stoneburg | Sunset<br>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Clay County, Texas|Clay]]  
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[[Clay County, Texas Genealogy|Clay]] {{•}} 
*[[Cooke County, Texas|Cooke]]  
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[[Cooke County, Texas Genealogy|Cooke]] {{•}} 
*[[Jack County, Texas|Jack]]  
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[[Jack County, Texas Genealogy|Jack]] {{•}} 
*[[Jefferson County, Oklahoma|Jefferson County, Oklahoma]]  
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[[Jefferson County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Jefferson County, Oklahoma]] {{•}} 
*[[Love County, Oklahoma|Love County, Oklahoma]]  
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[[Love County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Love County, Oklahoma]] {{•}} 
*[[Wise County, Texas|Wise]]
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[[Wise County, Texas Genealogy|Wise]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmontag/montceme.htm Montague County Cemetery Listing] ~ including some transcriptions&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2688 Findagrave.com]
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2688 Findagrave.com ]
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Montague+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Montague/ListMontague.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmontag/montceme.htm Montague County Cemetery Listing] ~ including some transcriptions ~ TXGenWeb  
 
*[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  
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
 
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*''History of Montague County,'' 1913, by Mrs. W. R. (Fannie Bellows) Potter, a history of Montague County, told through anecdotal accounts covering events that span from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91044/m1 Read the book online] from The Portal to Texas History. [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofmontagu00pottrich Read the book online] at archive.org.<br>  
 
*''History of Montague County,'' 1913, by Mrs. W. R. (Fannie Bellows) Potter, a history of Montague County, told through anecdotal accounts covering events that span from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91044/m1 Read the book online] from The Portal to Texas History. [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofmontagu00pottrich Read the book online] at archive.org.<br>  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[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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[[Image:Txmontague.jpg|400px|Txmontague.jpg]]  
*[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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==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Texas Land Survey Maps for {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps] ~ From the Republic to the Turn of the Century ~ Hidden Ancestors
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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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==== Military  ====
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*1838 - 1900 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*1845 - 1848 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932381 Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers],&nbsp; 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932425 Texas, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers], 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmontag/ConfPenIntro.htm Confederate Pension Applications]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmontag/ConfPenIntro.htm Confederate Pension Applications]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[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  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Montague}}
  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016287 Texas, Probate Records, 1800-1990] (images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth  =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
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<br> ''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records'' '
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch.&nbsp;&nbsp;Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973&nbsp;]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
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*1814 - 1909 and 1966 - 2011 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*1837 - 1977 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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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 Family Search and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
*[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.
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*1977 - 1986 {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] index
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*1903 - 1973 {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*[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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*1903 - 1982 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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''Original Death Records on Microfilm''
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===== Divorce  =====
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*[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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*1968-2010 {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*1968 - 2011 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Montague County Genealogical Society<br>
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P.O. Box 795<br>
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Bowie 76230<br>
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[http://montaguecountyhistory.com/montague-county-genealogical-society-p82-71.htm Website]<br><br>
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Montague County Historical Society<br>
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P.O. Box 77<br>
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Montague 76251<br><br>
  
[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies  
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Montague|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Montague|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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Guide to Montague County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse

Montague County Courthouse
PO Box 77
Montague, Texas 76251-0077
Phone: 940.894.2461

County Clerk has birth and death records
from 1903, marriage, probate and court
records from 1873 and land records[1]


Montague County has had four courthouses: 1858, 1879, 1885 and the current courthouse built in 1912.

Montague County Courthouse
County Clerk - Glenda Henson
P.O. Box 77
Montague, Texas 76251
Montague County Government Website

Inventory of county records, Montague County Courthouse, Montague, Texas, 1975 by James E. Riney. Inventory of records housed in the Montague County Courthouse in Montague, Texas. Describes the records of the County Clerk, District Clerk, County and District Attorney, Justice of the Peace, Tax Assessor-Collector, Sheriff, Treasurer, Auditor, and County School Superintendent. Read the book online from The Portal to Texas History.

History

The first Anglo-American settlers arrived in 1854. French and Spanish were in the area as early as 1719.

Parent County

1857--Montague County was created 24 December 1857 from Cooke County. County seat: Montague [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1873--Courthouse and many county records were destroyed by fire in February 1873.

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Belcherville | Bonita | Bowie | Capps Corner | Eagle Point | Forestburg | | Illinois Bend | Montague | Nocona |  Ringgold | Saint Jo | Spanish Fort | Stoneburg | Sunset

Neighboring Counties

Clay  • Cooke  • Jack  • Jefferson County, Oklahoma  • Love County, Oklahoma  • Wise


Clay CountyMontague CountyCooke CountyDenton CountyWise CountyJack CountyJefferson County, OklahomaLove County, OklahomaTX MONTAGUE 1.JPG
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Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources

Individual cemeteries:

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860849
18708904.8%
188011,2571,164.8%
189018,86367.6%
190024,80031.5%
191025,1231.3%
192022,200−11.6%
193019,159−13.7%
194020,4426.7%
195017,070−16.5%
196014,893−12.8%
197015,3262.9%
198017,41013.6%
199017,274−0.8%
200019,11710.7%










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 FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Montague 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.

  • History of Montague County, 1913, by Mrs. W. R. (Fannie Bellows) Potter, a history of Montague County, told through anecdotal accounts covering events that span from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s. Read the book online from The Portal to Texas History. Read the book online at archive.org.
  • Montague Texas History from The Handbook of Texas Online.

Maps

Txmontague.jpg

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Montague County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

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

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records


Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records '


Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce


Societies and Libraries

Montague County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 795
Bowie 76230
Website

Montague County Historical Society
P.O. Box 77
Montague 76251

  • Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

References

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

 

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