Texas, Comanche County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Texas, Comanche County Records, 1858-1955 .
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Comanche, Texas, United States
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Location of Comanche County, Texas
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Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1858-1955
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What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of records from Comanche County, Texas including births, marriages, divorce minutes, court records, probate records, and scholastic census records for the years 1858 to 1955. This collection is being published as images become available. Many marriages recorded in the South, are separated by race in volumes, books, or registers.Be sure to check to determine if you have the right set of marriage records.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Texas, Comanche County Records, 1858-1955.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

The records generally include the following information:

  • Date of the event, transaction, or recording with the county
  • Names of individual, witnesses, family members, sometimes neighbors
  • Ages
  • Relationships
  • Residences
  • Occupations
  • Signature or mark
  • Legal descriptions of land
  • Amount of money exchanged as part of business transactions.

Collection Content

Coverage Table and Map

The coverage table shows the record types, and if an index is included and the years covered in this collection. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Texas marriages click here.

Record Type If Indexed Years Covered Notes
Birth Records Not Indexed 1856 to 1933
Marriage Records Not Indexed 1887 to 1951
Death Records Not Indexed 1909 to 1982
Divorce Records Not Indexed 1905 to 1925
Commissioner's Court Records Indexed 1862 to 1918 Some marriage records are included
County Court Records Indexed 1858 to 1914 Some marriage and divorce records are included
District Court Records Indexed 1858 to 1933
Land and Property Records Indexed 1918 to 1921 Some cemetery records are included
Probate Records Not Indexed 1914 to 1950
Naturalization Records Not Indexed 1880 to 1906
Military Records Not indexed 1918 to 1955
School Records Not Indexed 1942 to 1947

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How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The type of event.
  • The approximate date the event occurred.

Compare the information on the image to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several images before you find your ancestor.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page then:
⇒Select the "Record Category"
⇒Select the "Record Type, Volume or Case No., Year Range"

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What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the age to calculate a birth date and to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and death records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members. Witnesses or bondsmen were usually relatives.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Texas, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Texas Archives and Libraries.

Known Issues with This Collection

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Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  

Collection Citation:

"Texas, Comanche County Records, 1858-1955." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Comanche County Clerk. Comanche County Courthouse, Comanche, Texas

Image citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Texas, Comanche County Records, 1858-1955.

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