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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties S|Counties S]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Sherman County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Sherman County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Sherman County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| county_map = Tx-sherman.png
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1876
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| founded date = August 21
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| seat wl = Stratford
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.sherman.tx.us/ips/cms/ Sherman County Courthouse]<br>701 N 3rd; PO Box 270<br>Stratford, TX 79084<br>Phone: 806.396.2371&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death, probate and court&nbsp;<br>records court records from 1903, marriage and land&nbsp;<br>records from 1901, burial records from 1895, divorce<br> records from 1914 and commission court minutes <br>from 1889<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sherman County, Texas. Page 673 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1876--'''Sherman County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Stratford <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1876--'''Sherman County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Stratford <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Cimarron_County,_Oklahoma|Cimarron]]
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*[[Cimarron County, Oklahoma|Cimarron County, Oklahoma]]  
*[[Dallam_County,_Texas|Dallam]]
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*[[Dallam County, Texas|Dallam]]  
*[[Hansford_County,_Texas|Hansford]]
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*[[Hansford County, Texas|Hansford]]  
*[[Hartley_County,_Texas|Hartley]]
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*[[Hartley County, Texas|Hartley]]  
*[[Hutchinson_County,_Texas|Hutchinson]]
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*[[Hutchinson County, Texas|Hutchinson]]  
*[[Moore_County,_Texas|Moore]]
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*[[Moore County, Texas|Moore]]  
*[[Texas_County,_Oklahoma|Texas County, Oklahoma]]
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*[[Texas County, Oklahoma|Texas County, Oklahoma]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" width="31%" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Cemeteries%2C+Sherman+County%2C+Texas WorldCat]<br>
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2730 Findagrave.com ]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Sherman/ListSherman.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
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*[http://pasttracker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2428&Itemid=745 Sherman County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; partial listing ~ TXGenWeb Sherman County
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
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==== Census  ====
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[http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1996/spring/1890-census-1.html 1890 Sherman County Census&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; statistics only
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/census/1900/ed022p01.txt 1900 Federal Census] ~ transcription
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==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/land/sherman.txt Original Land Owners of Texas]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
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God, Grass &amp; Grit&nbsp;: History of the Sherman Trade Area, Vol. I<br>compiled and edited by Marylou McDaniel<br>(Hereford, Texas: Pioneer Book Publishers, Inc., 1971)
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God, Grass &amp; Grit&nbsp;: History of the Sherman Trade Area, Vol. II<br>compiled and edited by Marilyn Albert<br>(Seagraves, Texas: Pioneer Book Publishers, Inc., 1975)
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God, Grass &amp; Grit&nbsp;: History of the Sherman Trade Area, Vol. III<br>compiled and edited by Marilyn Albert Harkins<br>(Mt. Vernon, Ind.: Windmill Publications, 2000)
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'''Ask your local library about borrowing these books through interlibrary loan, or contact:<br>'''Sherman County Depot Museum<br>Hwy 54 &amp; Main<br>Stratford, TX 79084<br>(806) 396-2852
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[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/vitals/births/sherman.txt Draft Registration 1917-1918]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/military/civilwar/pensions/shermcsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications] ~&nbsp; index&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  
 
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Sherman}}
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*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
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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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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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*[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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==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/vitals/births/ Sherman County Births&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/vitals/deaths/ Sherman County Deaths]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/vitals/marriages/ Sherman County Marriages]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/vitals/divorces/ Sherman County Divorces]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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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.
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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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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[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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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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Sherman County Public Library<br>719 N Main<br>Stratford, TX 79084<br>Phone: (806) 366-2200<br>[http://www.hlc-lib.org/stratford Website]
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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
  
 
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== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193913&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Sherman&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Sherman|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
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Guide to Sherman County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Contents

County Courthouse

Sherman County Courthouse
701 N 3rd; PO Box 270
Stratford, TX 79084
Phone: 806.396.2371 

County Clerk has birth, death, probate and court 
records court records from 1903, marriage and land 
records from 1901, burial records from 1895, divorce
records from 1914 and commission court minutes
from 1889[1]

History

Parent County

1876--Sherman County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Stratford [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

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

WorldCat

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

1890 Sherman County Census  ~  statistics only

1900 Federal Census ~ transcription


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

Original Land Owners of Texas

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Sherman 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.

God, Grass & Grit : History of the Sherman Trade Area, Vol. I
compiled and edited by Marylou McDaniel
(Hereford, Texas: Pioneer Book Publishers, Inc., 1971)

God, Grass & Grit : History of the Sherman Trade Area, Vol. II
compiled and edited by Marilyn Albert
(Seagraves, Texas: Pioneer Book Publishers, Inc., 1975)

God, Grass & Grit : History of the Sherman Trade Area, Vol. III
compiled and edited by Marilyn Albert Harkins
(Mt. Vernon, Ind.: Windmill Publications, 2000)

Ask your local library about borrowing these books through interlibrary loan, or contact:
Sherman County Depot Museum
Hwy 54 & Main
Stratford, TX 79084
(806) 396-2852


Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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

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 or ordered electronically online


Societies and Libraries

Sherman County Public Library
719 N Main
Stratford, TX 79084
Phone: (806) 366-2200
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), Sherman County, Texas. Page 673 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).