Texas, Concho County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Texas, Concho County Records, 1849-2008 .
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|Concho, Texas, United States|
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|Location of Concho County, Texas|
|Location of Texas|
|Record Type||County Records|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 What Can these Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing this Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
The collection consists of records from Concho County, Texas, including deeds, deeds of trust, Probate Court minutes, and Probate Court case files. This collection is being published as images become available. The records cover the years 1849 to 2008.
Counties began recording vital records, court records, and land transactions soon after they were formed. The records were used to establish legal rights and to help track the population for health and taxation purposes. The records are generally well preserved and the information is fairly reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant. Some transcription errors may have occurred.
To Browse This Collection
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What Can these Records Tell Me?
The content of the records varies between record types. You may find any of the following:
- Date of the event, transaction, or recording with the county
- Names of individual, witnesses, family members, sometimes neighbors
- Signature or mark
- Legal descriptions of land
- Amount of money exchanged as part of business transactions
How Do I Search the Collection?
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
- The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom, the infant, the deceased, or grantor and grantees.
- The type of event.
- The approximate date and place where 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, and Year Range" category
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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 a Probate record to identify adoptions, guardians, heirs and relatives.
- Use a will to approximate a death date, then find a death certificate.
- Use the information in the probate record to substitute for civil birth and death records for earlier years.
- Use the information to locate census, christenings, marriage and land records.
- Use the occupations to find employment or military records.
- 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.
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Citing this Collection
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.
- "Texas, Concho County Records, 1849-2008" Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Concho County Clerk Office, Paint Rock.
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