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Guide to '''Red River County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Courthouse <br> ==
  
Red River County has had five courthouses.&nbsp;<ref>HistoricTexas.net: Red River County http://www3.historictexas.net/red-river-county-texas</ref> The fifth and current courthouse was built in 1885.&nbsp; <br>
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[http://www.co.red-river.tx.us/ips/cms Red River County Courthouse]<br>200 North Walnut Street<br>Clarksville, TX 75426<br>Phone: 903.427.2401&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage records from 1845, probate and land records<br>from 1835; District Clerk has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Red River County, Texas. Page 672 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>&nbsp;
  
Red River County Courthouse<br>County Clerk - Lorie Baird<br>North Walnut Street<br>Clarksville, TX 75426<br>Phone: 903-427-2401<br>Fax: 903-427-3589
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Red River County has had five courthouses.&nbsp;<ref>HistoricTexas.net: Red River County http://www3.historictexas.net/red-river-county-texas</ref> The fifth and current courthouse was built in 1885.&nbsp; <br>  
  
[http://www.co.red-river.tx.us/ips/cms/ Red River County Government Website]<br>
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[http://www.co.red-river.tx.us/ips/cms/ Red River County Government Website]<br>  
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== History  ==
 
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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See an interactive map of Red River County [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/maps/ border changes].
  
 
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/1890vets.html 1890 Union Veterans Census]
 
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/1890vets.html 1890 Union Veterans Census]
  
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*''Gateway to Texas, History of Red River County,'' by Martha Sue Stroud.&nbsp; [http://www.red-river.net/stroud.htm Available from the author]  
 
*''Gateway to Texas, History of Red River County,'' by Martha Sue Stroud.&nbsp; [http://www.red-river.net/stroud.htm Available from the author]  
*''Bible Records of Red River County, Texas Genealogical Members, Volume *'' Bible Records of the following families: Meyer, Lee, Turk, Myers, McCain, Low, Jones, McCuiston, Hall, Johnson, Pinson, Young, Strawn, Turner, Rose, Seale, Smith, Claiborne, Williams, Dyers, Strange, Benton and Hufford. Available from the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txrrcgs/ Red River County Texas Genealogical Society]<br>
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*''Bible Records of Red River County, Texas Genealogical Members, Volume *'' Bible Records of the following families: Meyer, Lee, Turk, Myers, McCain, Low, Jones, McCuiston, Hall, Johnson, Pinson, Young, Strawn, Turner, Rose, Seale, Smith, Claiborne, Williams, Dyers, Strange, Benton and Hufford. Available from the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txrrcgs/ Red River County Texas Genealogical Society]<br>  
 
*''Reflections of Red River County 1830's-1890'' by Marion Butts. Available from the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txrrcgs/ Red River Co Genealogy Society]  
 
*''Reflections of Red River County 1830's-1890'' by Marion Butts. Available from the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txrrcgs/ Red River Co Genealogy Society]  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcr05 Red River County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcr05 Red River County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.  
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*Wikipedia has a list of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives online newspaper archives] for Texas.
 
*[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  
 
*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)  
 
*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)  
*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online.
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=22139 {{nowrap|The Paris News}}] from 1925 that may include residents from Red River County.
  
 
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/1838tax.html 1838 Tax List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txredriver/1838tax.html 1838 Tax List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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*[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  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
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Guide to Red River County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse

Red River County Courthouse
200 North Walnut Street
Clarksville, TX 75426
Phone: 903.427.2401 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1845, probate and land records
from 1835; District Clerk has divorce and court records[1]
 

Red River County has had five courthouses. [2] The fifth and current courthouse was built in 1885. 

Red River County Government Website

  

History

Parent County

1836--Red River County was created 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality. LaGrange (now called Madras) was named temporary county seat in 1837, until Clarksville was selected as the county seat in 1838. [3] County seat:Clarksville [4]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Red River County border changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Annona | Avery | Bagwell | Bogata | Clarksville | Detroit | Deport (mostly in Lamar County) | English | Maple

Neighboring Counties


Resources

Cemeteries

Census


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Red River 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

  • Civil War Dead buried in Red River County, Texas, by Lawrence and Sue Dale. Contains all notes from cemetery records, 374 individuals, most without formal Civil War markers. Available from the authors
  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Red River 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

Red River County Public Library
307 N Walnut St
Clarksville, TX 75426
Phone: (903) 427-3991
Website

Red River County, TX Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 516
Clarksville, TX 75426-2720
Website

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), Red River County, Texas. Page 672 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. HistoricTexas.net: Red River County http://www3.historictexas.net/red-river-county-texas
  3. Handbook of Texas Online: Red River County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcr05
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).