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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties XYZ|Counties XYZ]] &gt;&nbsp;Yoakum County'' <br>  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties XYZ|Counties XYZ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Yoakum County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Yoakum 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 = Yoakum County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| county_map = Tx-yoakum.png
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| state = Texas
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| state_map = Texas.png
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| founded year = 1876
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| founded date = August 21
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| seat wl = Plains
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}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.yoakum.tx.us/ips/cms Yoakum County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 309<br> Plains, TX 79355<br> Phone: 806.456.2721&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth records from 1878, marriage and <br>death records from 1908, pro rec from 1907, court records<br> from 1930 and land records from 1898; District Clerk has<br>divorec records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Yoakum County, Texas. Page 676 {{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--'''Yoakum County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Plains <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1876--'''Yoakum County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Plains <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1926'''--Yoakum County Courthouse destroyed by fire in December 1926.&nbsp; All county records were stored in a vault and were saved. <ref>GenDisasters.com - Plains, TX Yoakum County Courthouse Fire, Dec 1926 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17527/plains-tx-yoakum-county-courthouse-fire-dec-1926</ref>
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Cochran_County,_Texas|Cochran]]
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*[[Cochran County, Texas|Cochran]]  
*[[Gaines_County,_Texas|Gaines]]
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*[[Gaines County, Texas|Gaines]]  
*[[Hockley_County,_Texas|Hockley]]
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*[[Hockley County, Texas|Hockley]]  
*[[Lea_County,_New_Mexico|Lea&nbsp;County, New Mexico]]
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*[[Lea County, New Mexico|Lea&nbsp;County, New Mexico]]  
*[[Terry_County,_Texas|Terry]]
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*[[Terry County, Texas|Terry]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/DenCityCem.htm Denver City Memorial Park] -&nbsp; transcription
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/PleasantHillCem.htm Pleasant Hill Cemetery&nbsp;] -&nbsp; transcription
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/PlainsCemet2.htm Plains Cemetery]&nbsp; -&nbsp; transcription
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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  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/YoakumCoMemories.htm Yoakum County Memories]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/HistoricalMarkersYC.htm Yoakum County Historical Markers]
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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  ====
 
==== 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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*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Atlas/US/6890/Yoakum+County+1902/ Yoakum County 1902] from Historic Map Works
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*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5031 Yoakum County General Highway Map 1940]  
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*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5344 Yoakum County General Highway Map 1961]
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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
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*Yoakum County [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/YoakumCoWWIIList.htm WWII Casualties]
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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  ====
  
 
==== 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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*[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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/YoakumCoBirths.htm Yoakum County&nbsp;Birth Records 1918 - 1925]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/YoakumCoDeathRcds.htm Yoakum County Death Records&nbsp; 1908-1940]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/EarlyMarriageRecords.htm Yoakum County Marriage Records&nbsp; 1908 - 1930]
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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  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
== Web Sites  ==
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Yoakum County/Cecil Bickley Library<br>205 W 4th St<br>Denver City, TX 79323<br>Phone: (806) 592-2754
  
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<br>Yoakum County Library<br>910 Ave E<br>Plains, TX 79355<br>Phone: (806) 456-8725
  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county. 
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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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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=194072&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Yoakum&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
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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+Yoakum|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Yoakum County Courthouse
PO Box 309
Plains, TX 79355
Phone: 806.456.2721 

County Clerk has birth records from 1878, marriage and
death records from 1908, pro rec from 1907, court records
from 1930 and land records from 1898; District Clerk has
divorec records[1]

History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1926--Yoakum County Courthouse destroyed by fire in December 1926.  All county records were stored in a vault and were saved. [3]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Yoakum County WWII Casualties
  • 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

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Yoakum County/Cecil Bickley Library
205 W 4th St
Denver City, TX 79323
Phone: (806) 592-2754


Yoakum County Library
910 Ave E
Plains, TX 79355
Phone: (806) 456-8725

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • Hidden Ancestors  Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
  • USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.


References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Yoakum 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).
  3. GenDisasters.com - Plains, TX Yoakum County Courthouse Fire, Dec 1926 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17527/plains-tx-yoakum-county-courthouse-fire-dec-1926