Milam County, Texas Genealogy

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Guide to Milam 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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Milam County, Texas
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Founded March 17, 1836
County Seat Cameron
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County Information

Milam County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1874 1850 1873 1874


County Courthouse

Milam County Courthouse
PO Box 191
Cameron, Texas 76520-4216
Phone: 254.697.6596

Inventory of county records, Milam County Courthouse, Cameron, Texas from Portal to Texas History


County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1873, probate, court and land
records, school census records 1909-1970 and
military discharge records from 1919[1]

County Clerk

107 W. Main
Cameron 76520
Phone: 254-697-7049
Fax: 254-697-7055

District Clerk

102 South Fannin Ste. 5
Cameron 76520
Phone: 254-697-7052

History

1836--In 1836 Milam County consituted one-sixth of the land in the territory in Texas.

Parent County

1836--Milam County was created on 17 March 1836 from the Old Mexican Municipality.

  • County seat: Cameron [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1874--Courthouse and all county records were destroyed by fire in April 1874.

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Ghost Towns

Neighboring Counties

Bell  • Burleson  • Falls  • Lee  • Robertson  • Williamson

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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

Individual cemeteries:

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18502,907
18605,17578.0%
18708,98473.6%
188018,659107.7%
189024,77332.8%
190039,66660.1%
191036,780−7.3%
192038,1043.6%
193037,915−0.5%
194033,120−12.6%
195023,585−28.8%
196022,263−5.6%
197020,028−10.0%
198022,73213.5%
199022,9460.9%
200024,2385.6%
201024,7572.1%

Churches

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.


Lutheran
  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Pettibone, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

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 Milam 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

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Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War

Newspapers

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

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).

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.

Online 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.

1846-1910 Texas County Tax Rolls 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.

Certified birth and death certificates or birth and death verifications can be ordered online or by mail at the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health. Copies can also be obtained from the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred and are often less expensive. You can also order them online through a third party company.

Marriages records can be obtained from the county the marriage occurred. Only marriage verifications can be obtained from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health.

See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

Milam County Genealogical Society
c/o Lucy Hill Patterson Library
201 Ackerman St.
Rockdale, TX 76567
website

Cameron Public Library
304 E 3rd St
Cameron, TX 76520
Telephone Number: 254-697-2401

Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library
201 Ackerman St
Rockdale, TX 76567
Telephone Number: 512-446-3410
Website

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 Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Milam County, Texas. Page 670 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).