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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties W|Counties W]] &gt;&nbsp;Ward County'' <br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties W|Counties W]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Ward County''<br>  
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{{TXDC}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Ward County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| county_map = Tx-ward.png
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| state = Texas
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| state_map = Texas.png
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| founded year = 1887
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| founded date = February 26
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| seat wl = Monahans
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}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.ward.tx.us/ips/cms Ward County Courthouse ]<br>400 S Allen Street <br>Monahans, TX 79756<br> Phone: 915.943.3294&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate, court <br>and land records&nbsp;Clk has&nbsp;from 1892 and military records;<br> District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ward County, Texas. Page 675 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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Anglo-American settlement started in 1881.  
 
Anglo-American settlement started in 1881.  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1887--'''Ward County was created 26 February 1887 from [[Tom_Green_County,_Texas|Tom Green]] County. '''County seat:''' Monahans <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1887--'''Ward County was created 26 February 1887 from [[Tom Green County, Texas|Tom Green]] County. '''County seat:''' Monahans <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Crane_County,_Texas|Crane]]
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*[[Crane County, Texas|Crane]]  
*[[Ector_County,_Texas|Ector]]
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*[[Ector County, Texas|Ector]]  
*[[Loving_County,_Texas|Loving]]
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*[[Loving County, Texas|Loving]]  
*[[Pecos_County,_Texas|Pecos]]
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*[[Pecos County, Texas|Pecos]]  
*[[Reeves_County,_Texas|Reeves]]
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*[[Reeves County, Texas|Reeves]]  
*[[Winkler_County,_Texas|Winkler]]
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*[[Winkler County, Texas|Winkler]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txward/barstow_cemetery_index.htm Barstow Cemetery&nbsp;] -&nbsp; index
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txward/monahans_cemetery.htm Monahans Cemetery]&nbsp; -&nbsp; photos
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txward/pyote_cemetery_index.htm Pyote Cemetery&nbsp;] -&nbsp; index
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/ward/wardtama.htm Tamarisk Cemtery] - photos - USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txward/wilks_cemetery.htm Wilkes Cemetery]&nbsp; -&nbsp; photos
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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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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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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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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/ward/deeds/ward.txt Land Survey Abstract Indices] of&nbsp; the Original Land Owners of Texas
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcw03 History of Ward County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; The Handbook of Texas Online
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&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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== Maps  ==
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/TX/County/ward.htm 1895 US&nbsp;Atlas Ward County]
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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/ward/vitals/births/wardb17.txt Draft Registration 1917-1918]&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
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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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  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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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  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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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/1320964Texas 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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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/ward/vitals/births/ Births 1926-1949] - USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/ward/vitals/births/ Births 1950-1995] - USGenWeb Archives Project<br>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Ward County Library<br>409 S Dwight St<br>Monahans, TX 79756<br>Phone: (432) 943-3332<br>
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Monahans Texas Family History Center]]
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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.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=194007&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Ward&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/ward/wardtoc.htm Ward County Archives] - USGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txward/ Ward County] TXGenWeb
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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+Ward|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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[[Category:Ward_County,_Texas]]

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Contents

County Courthouse

Ward County Courthouse
400 S Allen Street
Monahans, TX 79756
Phone: 915.943.3294 

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate, court
and land records Clk has from 1892 and military records;
District Clerk has divorce records[1]

History

Anglo-American settlement started in 1881.

Parent County

1887--Ward County was created 26 February 1887 from Tom Green County. County seat: Monahans [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


Church

Court

Land

Land Survey Abstract Indices of  the Original Land Owners of Texas

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Ward County Library
409 S Dwight St
Monahans, TX 79756
Phone: (432) 943-3332

Family History Centers

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), Ward County, Texas. Page 675 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).