Texas, Swisher County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:  
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Image:Texas, Swisher County Records (12-1127) Will (Probate Record) DGS 7283678_514.jpg|Will (Probate Record)
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Image:Texas, Swisher County Records (12-1127) Guardian's Bond (Probate Record) DGS 7283678_303.jpg|Guardian's Bond (Probate Record)
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Image:Texas, Swisher County Records (12-1127) Bill of Cost (Probate Record) DGS 7283678_305.jpg|Bill of Cost (Probate Record)
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Image:Texas, Swisher County Records (12-1127) Marriage Record DGS 7290702_54.jpg|Marriage Record
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Image:Texas, Swisher County Records (12-1127) Deed DGS 7232110_5.jpg|Deed
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Image:Texas, Swisher County Records (12-1127) Military Discharge Record DGS 7258758_74.jpg|Military Discharge Record
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The record content varies by record type. It may include any of the following pieces of information:
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*Name of primary individual
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*Event date
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*Event place
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*Residence
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*Age
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*Sex
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*Names of parents
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*Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth
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*Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
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*Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
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*Names of witnesses
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*Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
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*Description and value of property or land
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*Occuptaion
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>
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To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>
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⇒ Select the "Record Category" category<br>
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*The place where the event occurred
⇒ Select the "Record Type, Volume, and Year Range" category which will take you to the images<br>
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*The approximate date the event occurred
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*The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom
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==== Search the Collection  ====
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the "Record Category"<br>⇒Select the "Record Type, Volume, and Year Range" which takes you to the images.
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Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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==== Using the Information  ====
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:
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*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
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*Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
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*There is some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
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*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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*Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txswishe/ Swisher County, Texas Genealogy&nbsp;]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Texas]]  
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[[Swisher County, Texas]]  
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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<br> “Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.  
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<br>“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.
 
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Revision as of 03:11, 8 January 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

This collection contains county vital records, military discharges, probate records, deed records, marks and brands, and court records from Swisher County, Texas. It is being published as images become available.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

District Clerk. Texas, Swisher County Records, 1879-2012. Swisher County Courthouse, Tulia, Texas.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The record content varies by record type. It may include any of the following pieces of information:

  • Name of primary individual
  • Event date
  • Event place
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Names of parents
  • Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth
  • Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
  • Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
  • Description and value of property or land
  • Occuptaion

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • The place where the event occurred
  • The approximate date the event occurred
  • The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom

Search the Collection

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Record Category"
⇒Select the "Record Type, Volume, and Year Range" which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • Use the parent’s birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
  • There is some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname. This is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Check for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

Related Websites

Swisher County, Texas Genealogy 

Related Wiki Articles

Swisher County, Texas

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection


“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.