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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]] Winkler County''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties W|Counties W]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Winkler County''  
  
Guide to '''Winkler County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Winkler County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' 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 = Winkler County
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1887
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| founded date = February 26
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| seat = Kermit
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== Quick Dates  ==
 
== Quick Dates  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1887--'''Winkler County was created 26 February 1887 from [[Tom Green County, Texas|Tom Green]] County. '''County seat:''' Kermit <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1887--'''Winkler County was created 26 February 1887 from [[Tom Green County, Texas Genealogy|Tom Green]] County. '''County seat:''' Kermit <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
It was named for Confederate Col. Clinton M. Winkler  
 
It was named for Confederate Col. Clinton M. Winkler  
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Winkler, Kermit|place|disp=Kermit}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Wink  
 
Wink  
  
Monahans (most in [[Ward County, Texas|Ward]] County)  
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Monahans (most in [[Ward County, Texas Genealogy|Ward]] County)  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Andrews County, Texas|Andrews]]  
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[[Andrews County, Texas Genealogy|Andrews]] {{•}}
*[[Ector County, Texas|Ector]]  
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[[Crane County, Texas|Crane]] {{•}}
*[[Lea County, New Mexico|Lea County, New Mexico]]  
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[[Ector County, Texas Genealogy|Ector]] {{•}} 
*[[Loving County, Texas|Loving]]  
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[[Lea County, New Mexico Genealogy|Lea County, New Mexico]] {{•}} 
*[[Ward County, Texas|Ward]]
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[[Loving County, Texas Genealogy|Loving]] {{•}} 
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[[Ward County, Texas Genealogy|Ward]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/winklertx/public_html/cemeteries.htm Winkler County TXGenWeb] - List of Cemeteries in Winkler County along with transcriptions  
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Findagrave.com]
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2767 Findagrave.com ]
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Cemeteries%2C+Winkler+County%2C+Texas WorldCat]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Winkler/ListWinkler.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/winklertx/public_html/cemeteries.htm Winkler County TXGenWeb] - List of Cemeteries in Winkler County along with transcriptions  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/winkler/cemetery/kermit/kermindex.txt Kermit Cemetery] – Transcription with grave locations. USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[[Winkler County, Texas#Cemeteries|Winkler County, Texas Cemeteries]]
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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|1990 |8626  
 
|1990 |8626  
 
|2000 |7173
 
|2000 |7173
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/winkler/cemetery/kermit/kermindex.txt Kermit Cemetery] – Transcription with grave locations. USGenWeb Archives Project<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
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{{TX County Histories}}  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[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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[[Image:Txwinkler.jpg|500px|Txwinkler.jpg]] <br> <br>
  
[http://www.maplandia.com/united-states/texas/winkler-county/ Google satellite map] of Winkler County  
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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
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*[http://www.maplandia.com/united-states/texas/winkler-county/ Google satellite map] of Winkler County
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
==== Newspapers ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932381 Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers],&nbsp; 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Winkler}}
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932425 Texas, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers], 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  
==== Probate ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Winkler}}
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==== Probate ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016287 Texas, Probate Records, 1800-1990] (images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}  
 
{{TX Vital Intro}}  
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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===== Birth  =====
*[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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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981] - FamilySearch<br>
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''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch.&nbsp;&nbsp;Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.<br>
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records 1966-2005]&nbsp; (index) - Hidden Ancestors
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973&nbsp;]&nbsp; &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010]&nbsp; &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
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''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
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===== Death =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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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 Family Search and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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''Original Death Records on Microfilm''
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===== Divorce  =====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968 - 2005]&nbsp; (index)&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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== Societies and Libraries<br> ==
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Winkler County Genealogical Society<br>P.O. Box 1028<br>Kermit, TX 79745
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West Texas Genealogical Society<br>P.O. Box 2307<br>Abilene, TX 79606
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Western Texas Genealogical Association<br>1918 23rd Street<br>Snyder, TX 79549
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/winkler/winktoc.htm USGenWeb Winkler County Archives]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/winkler/winktoc.htm USGenWeb Winkler County Archives]  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.&nbsp;  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county.&nbsp;  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Winkler|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}&nbsp;
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Winkler|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}&nbsp;
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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[[Category:Winkler_County,_Texas]][[Category:Texas counties]]

Latest revision as of 16:05, 31 March 2015

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Guide to Winkler County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Seat Kermit
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Quick Dates

Winkler County's civil records start the following years:

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1910  1910    1890  1911  1910 

County Courthouse

Winkler County Courthouse
PO Box 1007
Kermit, TX 79745-4236
Phone: 915.586.3401 

County Clerk has birth records from 1919,
death and probate records from 1912,
mariage and court records from 1911
and land  records from 1887; District Clerk
has divorce records[1]

History

The first post office was established at Hay Flat in 1908.

Parent County

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

It was named for Confederate Col. Clinton M. Winkler

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Kermit  (named after Theodore Roosevelt's son)

Wink

Monahans (most in Ward County)

Neighboring Counties

Andrews  • Crane  • Ector  • Lea County, New Mexico  • Loving  • Ward

Andrews CountyEctor CountyWinkler CountyCrane CountyWard CountyLoving CountyReeves CountyTX WINKLER.JPG
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Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 18
1900 60 233.3%
1910 442 636.7%
1920 81 −81.7%
1930 6,784 8275.3%
1940 6,141 −9.5%
1950 10,064 63.9%
1960 13,652 35.7%
1970 9,640 −29.4%
1980 9,944 3.2%
1990 8,626 −13.3%
2000 7,173 −16.8%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

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 FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Winkler County, Texas Genealogy. 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

Txwinkler.jpg

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Winkler County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

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, ordered electronically online or download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

Winkler County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1028
Kermit, TX 79745

West Texas Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 2307
Abilene, TX 79606

Western Texas Genealogical Association
1918 23rd Street
Snyder, TX 79549


Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Winkler County, Texas. Page 676 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).

 

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