Rains County, Texas

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<a href="http://www.ophgr.com">OPHGR</a> (Organization for the Preservation of Historical and Genealogical Records)  
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Canton, TX  
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

TexasRainsCourthouse.jpg

History

The first Anglo-American arrived in the 1840's.

Parent County

1870--Rains County was created 9 June 1870 fromHopkins,Hunt, and Wood Counties. County seat: Emory [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    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.

Societies and Libraries

OPHGR (Organization for the Preservation of Historical and Genealogical Records)

P. Vinson, President

Canton, TX

email: ophgr1@gmail.com

Website: http://www.ophgr.com

These folks go to county courthouses, churches and other places where old documents and records are housed. They either scan the very old records with their oversized scanner or they transcribe those old documents and then publish them as books. Membership is $10.00/year if you have an email address and you get their Newsletter sent to you quarterly. Visit their web site for Publication Listings as well as membership information.

They also host several workshops during the year. Topics include: Beginning Researcher, Internet Research, Beginner Computer Help as well as Native American/Melungeon/African American Research.


Web Sites

  • TEXAS GenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).