Oldham County, Texas Genealogy

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Guide to Oldham County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Oldham 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 Vega
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County Courthouse

Oldham County Courthouse
PO Box 469
Vega, TX 79092-0469
Phone: 806.267.2667 

County Clerk has birth records from 1917, death records
from 1918, marriage, divorce records from 1881, burial
and probate records from 1887, court records  from 1911
and land records from 1878[1]

The town of Tascosa was chosen as the county seat when Oldham County was organized in 1880.  The county's first courthouse, a two story brick building, was built in 1884. In 1915, the county seat was moved to Vega and a second courthouse built. Although remodelled, the 1915 courthouse is in use today.  The 1884 courthouse in Tascosa now serves as the Julian Bivins Museum.

Oldham County Government Website



Parent County

1876--Oldham County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District, but was not organized until 1880. County seat: Vega [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Adrian | Boise | Boys Ranch | Tascosa | Vega | Wildorado

Neighboring Counties


African American






Local Histories

Local histories are available for Oldham 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.


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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.


Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Oldham County Public Library
914 Main
Vega, TX 79092
Phone: (806) 267-2635

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), Oldham County, Texas. Page 671 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).