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''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties R|Counties R]] &gt;&nbsp;Real County'' <br> {{Infobox U.S. County
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties R|Counties R]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Real County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Real County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[[Image:TexasRealCourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]Real County has been home to two courthouses.&nbsp; A temporary courthouse was erected on the town square in 1913 after Real County was organized.&nbsp; In 1917 construction began on the current Real County Courthouse.&nbsp; The Ransom Courthouse Annex was opened in 1978, housing some of the county's government functions.  
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[http://www.co.real.tx.us/ips/cms Real County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 656<br> Leakey, TX 78873-0656<br> Phone: 830.232.6888&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, divorce,<br> probate and land records from 1913<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Real County, Texas. Page 672 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>
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[[Image:TexasRealCourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px|TexasRealCourthouse.jpg]]Real County has been home to two courthouses.&nbsp; A temporary courthouse was erected on the town square in 1913 after Real County was organized.&nbsp; In 1917 construction began on the current Real County Courthouse.&nbsp; The Ransom Courthouse Annex was opened in 1978, housing some of the county's government functions. <ref>HistoricTexas.net: Real County http://www3.historictexas.net/real-county-texas</ref>
  
 
Real County Courthouse<br>County Clerk - Bella A. Rubio <br>P. O. Box 750<br>Leakey, TX 78873<br>830-232-5202<br>Fax: 830-232-6888 [http://www.co.real.tx.us/ips/cms/]  
 
Real County Courthouse<br>County Clerk - Bella A. Rubio <br>P. O. Box 750<br>Leakey, TX 78873<br>830-232-5202<br>Fax: 830-232-6888 [http://www.co.real.tx.us/ips/cms/]  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txreal/clarkcem.htm Clark Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txreal/clarkcem.htm Clark Cemetery and Graveyard Flat Cemetery] from the Real County TXGenWeb site<br>
*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Real/cemetery/CypressCreek.html Cypress Creek Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Real/cemetery/CypressCreek.html Cypress Creek Cemetery] from cemeteries-of-texas.com<br>
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txreal/exilecem.htm Exile Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txreal/exilecem.htm Exile Cemetery] from the Real County TXGenWeb site
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/real/cemetery/vance.txt Vance Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/real/cemetery/vance.txt Vance Cemetery] from the USGenWeb Archives<br>
*[http://txdot.lib.utexas.edu/txdot-show.html?resolution=100&newWxH=800x600&image=tcreal01.sid&TLx=26&TLy=0&px=226&py=169&pr=6&fw=7230&fh=5414&map.x=264&map.y=230 Rio Frio Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://txdot.lib.utexas.edu/txdot-show.html?resolution=100&newWxH=800x600&image=tcreal01.sid&TLx=26&TLy=0&px=226&py=169&pr=6&fw=7230&fh=5414&map.x=264&map.y=230 Rio Frio Cemetery] map
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*[http://historictexascemeteries.com/real/real-county-cemeteries Real County Cemeteries] cemetery list, transcriptions, maps, information
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*[http://www.realcountyhistoricalmuseum.com/online_store.htm Leakey Floral Cemetery Booklet] available from the Real County Historical Museum<br>
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*Rio County Cemetery Books - may still be available from the [http://www.realcountyhistoricalmuseum.com/online_store.htm Real County Historical Museum] - Book One: Frio Canyon Cemeteries (within Real County), 1864-1997; Old small cemeteries in Real County; Book Two: Leakey Floral Cemetery; Book Three: Rio Frio Cemetery.&nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txreal/info/cmbk.html More information].<br>
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/real/land/real.txt Land Survey Abstract Indicies] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/real/land/real.txt Land Survey Abstract Indicies] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
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*''Wagons Ho, A History of Real County,'' 1995, by Marjorie Kellner. A history of Real County. Available from the [http://www.realcountyhistoricalmuseum.com/online_store.htm Real County Historical Museum]
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*''Tragedy at the McLaurin Ranch'', by Margaret McLaurin Henderson. Available from the [http://www.realcountyhistoricalmuseum.com/online_store.htm Real County Historical Museum]
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*''Old Timers by Florence Fenley Book.'' Available from the [http://www.realcountyhistoricalmuseum.com/online_store.htm Real County Historical Museum]
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*''Breaks of the Balcones, ''1967, by Allan A. Stovall.
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*''Nueces Headwater Country,'' 1959, by Allan A. Stovall.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txreal/info/realbibl.html Real County Bibliography] Books written about Real County from the Real County TXGenWeb site.<br>
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcr04 Real County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcr04 Real County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txreal/info/realbibl.htm Real County Bibliography]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.realcountyhistoricalmuseum.com/index.html Real County Historical Museum] website
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[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://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth232081 Real County 1915 Land Office Map] online from the Portal to Texas History
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Real}}
  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
 
*[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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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] 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/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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://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.  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[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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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Real County Public Library<br>225 Main St<br>Leakey, TX 78873<br>Phone: (830) 232-5199<br>[http://www.leakeylibrary.org/ Website]  
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Real County Public Library<br>225 Main St<br>Leakey, TX 78873<br>Phone: (830) 232-5199 <br>[http://www.leakeylibrary.org/ Website]  
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Camp Wood Public Library<br>106 Nueces St<br>Camp Wood, TX 78833<br>Phone: (830) 597-3208
  
<br>Camp Wood Public Library<br>106 Nueces St<br>Camp Wood, TX 78833<br>Phone: (830) 597-3208
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Real County Historical Museum <br>Located 1/2 block North of the Real County Courthouse on Evergreen Street in Downtown Leakey<br>P.O. Box 852<br>Leakey, TX 78873<br>Phone: (830) 232-5330 <br>[http://www.realcountyhistoricalmuseum.com/index.html Website]&nbsp;&nbsp; email realmuseum@hctc.net<br>
  
<br>[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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[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/real/realtoc.htm Real County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/real/realtoc.htm Real County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txreal/ Real County&nbsp;]&nbsp;~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txreal/ Real County TXGenWeb Site] <br>
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  

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

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County Courthouse

Real County Courthouse
PO Box 656
Leakey, TX 78873-0656
Phone: 830.232.6888 

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, divorce,
probate and land records from 1913[1]



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Real County has been home to two courthouses.  A temporary courthouse was erected on the town square in 1913 after Real County was organized.  In 1917 construction began on the current Real County Courthouse.  The Ransom Courthouse Annex was opened in 1978, housing some of the county's government functions. [2]

Real County Courthouse
County Clerk - Bella A. Rubio
P. O. Box 750
Leakey, TX 78873
830-232-5202
Fax: 830-232-6888 [1]

Real County Government Website 

History

Comanche, Apache and Lipan-Apache settlements preceded the establishment of the Spanish Mission of San Lorenzo de la Santa Cruz in 1762. Anglo-American settlement began in 1857.

Real County is named for Julius Real (1860-1944), a former member of the Texas State Senate.

Parent County

1913--Real County was created 3 April 1913 from Bandera, Kerr, and Edwards Counties. County seat: Leakey [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Camp Wood | Leakey | Rio Frio

Neighboring Countes

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

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 Family History Library Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.

Land Survey Abstract Indicies ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Real 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 Real 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

Societies and Libraries

Real County Public Library
225 Main St
Leakey, TX 78873
Phone: (830) 232-5199
Website

Camp Wood Public Library
106 Nueces St
Camp Wood, TX 78833
Phone: (830) 597-3208

Real County Historical Museum
Located 1/2 block North of the Real County Courthouse on Evergreen Street in Downtown Leakey
P.O. Box 852
Leakey, TX 78873
Phone: (830) 232-5330
Website   email realmuseum@hctc.net

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Real County, Texas. Page 672 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. HistoricTexas.net: Real County http://www3.historictexas.net/real-county-texas
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).