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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]] Moore County'' <br>
  
''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Texas|Texas]]&nbsp;&gt; Moore County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Moore County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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<br>{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Moore County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| county_map = Tx-moore.png
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1876
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| founded date = August 21
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| seat wl = Dumas
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}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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Moore County Courthouse<br>County Clerk - Brenda McKanna <br>715 S. Dumas Ave. Room 107<br>Dumas, Texas 79029<br>
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[http://www.co.moore.tx.us/ips/cms Moore County Courthouse] <br>715 Dumas Avenue<br> Dumas, Texas 79029-0396<br> Phone: 806.935.6164 <br><br>County Clerk has birth, death, burial, probate and<br> court records from 1901, marriage records from<br> 1894 and land records from 1877; District Clerk<br> has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Moore County, Texas. Page 670 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1876--'''Moore County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Dumas <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Cactus | Dumas | Sunray | Masterson<br>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Carson County, Texas|Carson]]
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*[[Dallam County, Texas|Dallam]]
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*[[Hansford County, Texas|Hansford]]
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*[[Hartley County, Texas|Hartley]]
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*[[Hutchinson County, Texas|Hutchinson]]
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*[[Oldham County, Texas|Oldham]]
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*[[Potter County, Texas|Potter]]
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*[[Sherman County, Texas|Sherman]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://pasttracker.com/gentree/search.php?mybool=AND&nr=50&tree=txmoore&showdeath=yes&showspouse=yes&myburialplace=Dumas%20Cemetery&brpqualify=contains Dumas Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://pasttracker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1693:palo-duro-cemetery&catid=260:cemeteries&Itemid=610 Lane Memorial&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb]
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*[http://pasttracker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1693:palo-duro-cemetery&catid=260:cemeteries&Itemid=610 Palo Duro Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/moore/cemeteries/record.txt Record Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://pasttracker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4099:vinson-cemetery&catid=260:cemeteries&Itemid=610 Vinson Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[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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==== Census  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/moore/census/1900/ed60/part1.txt 1900 Federal Census Transcription]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/moore/census/1910/ 1910 Federal Census Images]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/moore/census/1920/ 1920 Federal Census Images]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://pasttracker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4100&Itemid=937 Moore County Churches]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/moore/land/moore.txt Original Land Owners of Texas] ~&nbsp; Moore County&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
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*[http://pasttracker.com/gentree/surnames.php?tree=txmoore Moore County Surnames]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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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
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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
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/moore/military/civilwar/pensions/moorecsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[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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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Moore}}
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*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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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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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
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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, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 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/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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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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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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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*Killgore Memorial Library<br>124 S Bliss Ave<br>Dumas, TX 79029<br>Phone: (806) 935-4941<br>[http://www.mocolib.net/ Website]
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*Window on the Plains Museum <br>1820 South Dumas Ave<br>Highway 87-287<br>Dumas, TX 79029<br>(806) 935-3113 Fax (806) 934-3621<br>[http://www.dumasmuseumandartcenter.org/window_on_the_plains_museum.htm website]<br>Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Admission is free.
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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
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*Family History Library Catalog for this county.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/moore/moortoc.htm Moore County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://pasttracker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2390&Itemid=66 Moore County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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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.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Moore|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Moore County Courthouse
County Clerk - Brenda McKanna
715 S. Dumas Ave. Room 107
Dumas, Texas 79029

Moore County Courthouse
715 Dumas Avenue
Dumas, Texas 79029-0396
Phone: 806.935.6164

County Clerk has birth, death, burial, probate and
court records from 1901, marriage records from
1894 and land records from 1877; District Clerk
has divorce records[1]

History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cactus | Dumas | Sunray | Masterson

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


Census

Church

Court

Land

Original Land Owners of Texas ~  Moore County  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Moore 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 Moore County, Texas 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

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

  • Killgore Memorial Library
    124 S Bliss Ave
    Dumas, TX 79029
    Phone: (806) 935-4941
    Website
  • Window on the Plains Museum
    1820 South Dumas Ave
    Highway 87-287
    Dumas, TX 79029
    (806) 935-3113 Fax (806) 934-3621
    website
    Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Admission is free.
  • Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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