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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties P|Counties P]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Presidio 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 P|Counties P]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Presidio County'' <br>  
  
Guide to '''Presidio County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Presidio 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  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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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, Presidio, Marfa|place|disp=Marfa}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Presidio, Shafter|place|disp=Shafter}}
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Brewster County, Texas|Brewster]]  
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[[Brewster County, Texas Genealogy|Brewster]] {{•}}
*[[Jeff Davis County, Texas|Jeff Davis]]
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[[Jeff Davis County, Texas Genealogy|Jeff Davis]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.historictexas.net/presidio/cemeteries/ceme-list.htm Presidio County Cemetery List] from the Presidio County TXGenWeb site.  
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Presidio/ListPresidio.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/presidio/cemeteries/ceme-list.htm Presidio County Cemetery List] from the Presidio County TXGenWeb site.
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
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==== Church  ====
 
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
{{TX County Histories}}
 
  
[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcp08 Presidio County History] from the "Handbook of Texas Online"
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
''History of Marfa and Presidio County, 1535–1946,'' 2 vols., Austin: Nortex, 1985. Written by Cecilia Thompson.<br>  
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcp08 Presidio County History] from the "Handbook of Texas Online"
 
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*''History of Marfa and Presidio County, 1535–1946,'' 2 vols., Austin: Nortex, 1985. Written by Cecilia Thompson.<br>  
''Gray Ghosts of far west Texas&nbsp;: a history of Confederate veterans and their families who settled in the Texas counties of: Brewster, Jeff Davis, Presidio, Pecos, Reeves, Terrell,'' 2 volumes.&nbsp; Written by Verna A. Bonner.<br>
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*''Gray Ghosts of far west Texas&nbsp;: a history of Confederate veterans and their families who settled in the Texas counties of: Brewster, Jeff Davis, Presidio, Pecos, Reeves, Terrell,'' 2 volumes.&nbsp; Written by Verna A. Bonner.<br>
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.historictexas.net/presidio/maps/maps.htm Presidio County, Texas Maps 1862-1932] from the Presidio County TXGenWeb site<br>  
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[[Image:Txpresidio.jpg|500px|Txpresidio.jpg]] <br> <br>
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/presidio/maps/maps.htm Presidio County, Texas Maps 1862-1932] from the Presidio County TXGenWeb site<br>
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
[http://www.historictexas.net/presidio/history/worldwar2.htm Presidio County, Texas World War II Dead], soldiers killed in action or died while serving, from the Presidio County TXGenWeb site  
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*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/presidio/history/worldwar2.htm Presidio County, Texas World War II Dead], soldiers killed in action or died while serving, from the Presidio County TXGenWeb site
  
 
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Presidio}}  
 
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Presidio}}  
  
[http://www.bigbendsentinel.com/ The Big Bend Sentinel] Newspaper, Marfa, Texas
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*[http://www.bigbendsentinel.com/ The Big Bend Sentinel] Newspaper, Marfa, Texas
  
==== Probate ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}  
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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{{TX Vital Intro}}  
 
{{TX Vital Intro}}  
  
*[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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===== Birth  =====
*[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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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
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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/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981] - FamilySearch<br>
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''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
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===== Marriage  =====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803987 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 ]&nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection''<br>''
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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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===== 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 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://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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*1977 - 1986 {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce  =====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968 - 2005]&nbsp; (index)&nbsp; -&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*Marfa and Presidio County Museum<br>110 W. San Antonio St<br>Marfa, TX 79843 <br>432-729-4140<br>
 
*Marfa and Presidio County Museum<br>110 W. San Antonio St<br>Marfa, TX 79843 <br>432-729-4140<br>
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/presidio Presidio County TXGenWeb site] maps, history, cemetery information, and more.  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/presidio Presidio County TXGenWeb site] maps, history, cemetery information, and more.  
 
*[http://www3.familyoldphotos.com/mainlist/tx/counties/Presidio+Co+TX Presidio County Texas Old Photos]  
 
*[http://www3.familyoldphotos.com/mainlist/tx/counties/Presidio+Co+TX Presidio County Texas Old Photos]  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Presidio|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
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County Courthouse

Presidio County Courthouse
PO Box 789
Marfa, TX 79843
Phone: 915.729.4812 

County and District Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage and land records from 1875, divorce and court records
from 1886, probate records from 1884 and military records from 1944[1]

Built in 1886, the courthouse at Marfa, Texas is the only courthouse building that has ever served Presidio County.  The Second Empire Style stone and brick building was designed by Alfred Giles and built for a cost of $60,000.  The courthouse dome was restored in 2004.

Presidio County Courthouse
320 N. Highland St.
Marfa, TX 79843
432-729-4670 County Clerk's office
County of Presidio government website

Inventory of records of Presidio County housed in the Presidio County courthouse in Marfa, 1981, describes the records of the County Clerk, District Clerk, Tax Assessor-Collector, Justice of the Peace, Sheriff, County Judge, County Treasurer, and County Surveyor that are available at the courthouse. Read the book on line from the Portal to Texas History.

 

History

Parent County

1850--Presidio County was created 3 January 1850 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Marfa [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Chinati | Marfa | Plata | Presidio | Redford | Ruidosa | Shafter

Neighboring Counties

Brewster  • Jeff Davis

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Resources

Cemeteries

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

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Findagrave.com

Interment.net


Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1860 580
1870 1,636 182.1%
1880 2,873 75.6%
1890 1,698 −40.9%
1900 3,673 116.3%
1910 5,218 42.1%
1920 12,202 133.8%
1930 10,154 −16.8%
1940 10,925 7.6%
1950 7,354 −32.7%
1960 5,460 −25.8%
1970 4,842 −11.3%
1980 5,188 7.1%
1990 6,637 27.9%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.





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 Presidio 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.

  • Presidio County History from the "Handbook of Texas Online"
  • History of Marfa and Presidio County, 1535–1946, 2 vols., Austin: Nortex, 1985. Written by Cecilia Thompson.
  • Gray Ghosts of far west Texas : a history of Confederate veterans and their families who settled in the Texas counties of: Brewster, Jeff Davis, Presidio, Pecos, Reeves, Terrell, 2 volumes.  Written by Verna A. Bonner.

Maps

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Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Presidio County, Texas Genealogy 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, 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

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

  • Marfa City Municipal Library
    115 E Oak St
    Marfa, TX 79843
    432-729-4631
  • Presidio Library
    Oreilly St
    Presidio, TX 79845
    432-229-3317
  • Big Bend Genealogical Society, Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio Counties
  • Marfa and Presidio County Museum
    110 W. San Antonio St
    Marfa, TX 79843
    432-729-4140

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), Presidio County, Texas. Page 672 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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