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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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Moore County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Dumas
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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]


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







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

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Moore 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.







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

  • Killgore Memorial Library
    124 S Bliss Ave
    Dumas, TX 79029
    Phone: (806) 935-4941
  • Window on the Plains Museum
    1820 South Dumas Ave
    Highway 87-287
    Dumas, TX 79029
    (806) 935-3113 Fax (806) 934-3621
    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


  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).


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