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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Bandera County''
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Guide to '''Bandera County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. <br>
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Bandera County
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| founded year = 1856
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| building address = Bandera County Courthouse<br> Bandera, TX 78003<br> Phone: 830.796.3332<br>[http://www.banderacounty.org/ '''Bandera County Website'''] }}
  
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
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<br><br>County District Clerk has birth and death records from 1904, <br>m, div, land, pro, ct &amp; nat rec from 1856 &amp; mil dis rec from 1900<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bandera County, Texas. Page 658 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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<br> Bandera County has had two courthouses.&nbsp; The first one, built of limestone in 1869, is now a library.&nbsp; It is located on Maple Street, a block from the current courthouse.&nbsp; The current courthouse, also made from limestone, was built in 1890.
  
[http://www.banderacounty.org/ Bandera County Courthouse]<br> County Courthouse; <br>Bandera, TX 78003<br> Phone: 830.796.3332&nbsp;<br><br>County District Clerk has birth and death records from 1904, <br>m, div, land, pro, ct &amp; nat rec from 1856 &amp; mil dis rec from 1900<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bandera County, Texas. Page 658 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== County Information ==
  
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Bandera County Courthouse <br>County Clerk <br>500 Main Street<br>P. O. Box 823 <br>Bandera, Texas 78003 <br>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; '''Bandera County Courthouse 1939,&nbsp;''' '''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; photo courtesy of TXDot'''
 
  
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District Clerk
  
Bandera County has had two courthouses.&nbsp; The first one, built of limestone in 1869, is now a library.&nbsp; It is located on Maple Street, a block from the current courthouse.&nbsp; The current courthouse, also made from limestone, was built in 1890.  
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P.O. Box 2688<br>Bandera 78003<br>Phone: 830-796-4606
  
Bandera County Courthouse <br>County Clerk - Cathy Wheeler<br>500 Main Street<br>P. O. Box 823 <br>Bandera, Texas 78003 <br>[http://www.banderacounty.org/departments/county_clerk.htm The Bandera County Clerk's Office]  
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<br>[http://www.banderacounty.org/departments/county_clerk.htm The Bandera County Clerk's Office]  
  
 
''Inventory of the county archives of Texas&nbsp;: Bandera County, ''1940. Inventory of records of housed in the Bandera County Courthouse as of 1936. Describes the records of the Commissioners Court, County Clerk as Recorder, District Court, County Court, Justice of the Peace Court, Sheriff, Tax Assessor-Collector, Board of Equalization, County Treasurer, County Board of School Trustees, County School Superintendent, County Surveyor, and Inspector of Hides and Animals (Defunct). [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25267/m1 Read the book online] from The Portal to Texas History.  
 
''Inventory of the county archives of Texas&nbsp;: Bandera County, ''1940. Inventory of records of housed in the Bandera County Courthouse as of 1936. Describes the records of the Commissioners Court, County Clerk as Recorder, District Court, County Court, Justice of the Peace Court, Sheriff, Tax Assessor-Collector, Board of Equalization, County Treasurer, County Board of School Trustees, County School Superintendent, County Surveyor, and Inspector of Hides and Animals (Defunct). [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25267/m1 Read the book online] from The Portal to Texas History.  
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/courthouse.html History and Photographs of the Bandera County Courthouse]  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/courthouse.html History and Photographs of the Bandera County Courthouse]
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==== Bandera County, Texas Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1903
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1856
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1860
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1837
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1856
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1856--'''Bandera County was created 26 January 1856 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Bandera <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1856--'''Bandera County was created 26 January 1856 from Bexar Land District.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Bandera <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
The county's name&nbsp;is derived from Spanish for "flag."<br>  
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The county's name is derived from Spanish for "flag."<br>  
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/HistInfo.html Bandera County History and Information]  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/HistInfo.html Bandera County History and Information]
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
See an interactive map of Bandera County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/texas/tx-maps.html border changes].  
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See an interactive map of Bandera County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/texas/tx-maps.html border changes].
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====Record Loss====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Bandera, Bandera|place|disp=Bandera}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Bandera, Medina|place|disp=Medina}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bexar County, Texas|Bexar]]  
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[[Bexar County, Texas Genealogy|Bexar]] {{•}} *[[Kendall County, Texas Genealogy|Kendall]]{{•}} [[Kerr County, Texas Genealogy|Kerr]]{{•}} [[Medina County, Texas Genealogy|Medina]]{{•}} [[Real County, Texas Genealogy|Real]]{{•}} [[Uvalde County, Texas Genealogy|Uvalde]]  
*[[Kendall County, Texas|Kendall]]  
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<center>{{TX Bandera County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Kerr County, Texas|Kerr]]  
 
*[[Medina County, Texas|Medina]]  
 
*[[Real County, Texas|Real]]  
 
*[[Uvalde County, Texas|Uvalde]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/cemeteries.html Cemeteries of Bandera County]  
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
*[http://www.findagrave.com Find-A-Grave]
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=46&GScnty=2529&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|477381|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2529 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=10 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Bandera+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/bandera.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Bandera/ListBandera.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/bandera/bandtoc.htm USGW Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/bandera/bandera-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Texas&county=Bandera&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/bandera-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/cemeteries.html USGW Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22585&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=13&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census ====
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==== Church  ====
  
==== Churches  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/ChurOrganSchSoc.html Churches, Organizations,&nbsp;Schools and Societies]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/ChurOrganSchSoc.html Churches, Organizations,&nbsp;Schools and Societies]
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/FamilyLandHeritage.html Bandera County Heritage Properties]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/FamilyLandHeritage.html Bandera County Heritage Properties]
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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*'''1906 - 1989'''  {{RecordSearch|1389983|Texas, Naturalization Records, 1906-1989}} — index and images
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*''Pioneer history of Bandera County&nbsp;: seventy-five years of intrepid history'', 1922, by J. Marvin Hunter, A history of Bandera County from 1847 to 1922. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth27720/m1 Read the book online] from The Portal to Texas History.  
 
*''Pioneer history of Bandera County&nbsp;: seventy-five years of intrepid history'', 1922, by J. Marvin Hunter, A history of Bandera County from 1847 to 1922. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth27720/m1 Read the book online] from The Portal to Texas History.  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txbandera.jpg|400px|Txbandera.jpg]]
  
 
*[http://www.banderacounty.org/images/Maps.htm Bandera County Maps, Old and New]
 
*[http://www.banderacounty.org/images/Maps.htm Bandera County Maps, Old and New]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/military.html Bandera County, TX Military Records and Databases]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/military.html Bandera County, TX Military Records and Databases]
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''1845 - 1848'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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=====Civil War=====
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1838 - 1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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=====World War I=====
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*'''1917-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2202707|Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Bandera}}
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'''Off-line Newspaper Information'''
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<br> '''Online Newspapers'''<br>
  
 
*[http://www.banderabulletin.com/ The Bandera Bulletin Newspaper]  
 
*[http://www.banderabulletin.com/ The Bandera Bulletin Newspaper]  
*[http://www.bccourier.com/ The Bandera County Courier Newspaper]  
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*[http://www.bccourier.com/ The Bandera County Courier Newspaper]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/PrintMedia.html Newspapers, Books &amp;&nbsp;Libraries]  
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*Wikipedia has a list of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives online newspaper archives] for Texas.  
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'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br>
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'''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/PrintMedia.html Newspapers, Books and Libraries]
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'''Online Newspaper Archives'''
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Wikipedia has a list of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives online newspaper archives] for Texas.  
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=25699 {{nowrap|San Antonio newspapers}}] from the late 1800's that may include residents from Bandera County.
 
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=25699 {{nowrap|San Antonio newspapers}}] from the late 1800's that may include residents from Bandera County.
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records 1800-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/probatecourt.html A Few Early Bandera County Probate Records]
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*'''1800 – 2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records 1800-2000] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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== Vital Records  ==
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/records.html Bandera County Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death and Obituaries]
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===== Birth  =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records'' <br>
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*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records 1800-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1903 - 1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903 - 1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997] (index only) - FamilySearch<br>
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/probatecourt.html A Few Early Bandera County Probate Records]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/probatecourt.html A Few Early Bandera County Probate Records]
  
== Vital Records  ==
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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*'''1814 - 1909''' and '''1966 - 2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1837 - 1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973&nbsp;] ;FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837 - 1977'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1837 - 1977''' [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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*'''1966 - 2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010] - FamilySearch record collection
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===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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*'''1890 - 1975''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]
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*'''1903 - 1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials 1903 - 1973] (index) &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch
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*'''1903 - 1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1903 - 1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1964 - 1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] 
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*'''1977 - 1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce =====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/records.html Bandera County Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death and Obituaries]
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*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] index  
*[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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*'''1968-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] index $
*[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
 
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''Lakehills Genealogy Society of Bandera County, Texas'''<br> 7200 FM 1283<br> Lakehills, TX 78063 <br>[http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/bandera-county/#sthash.F1OzE72g.dpuf website]<br><br>
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'''Medina Genealogy and Historical Society''' <br> Medina Community Library<br>PO Box 181<br>Medina, TX 78055<br>Telephone Number: 830-589-2825<br> [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/bandera-county/#sthash.F1OzE72g.dpuf website]<br><br>
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txbandera/library.html Bandera County Libraries]  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txbandera/library.html Bandera County Libraries]  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txbandera/societies.html Bandera Historical and Genealogical Societies]
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txbandera/societies.html Bandera Historical and Genealogical Societies]
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/ Bandera County TXGenWeb Page]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/ Bandera County TXGenWeb]  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1288391214860_604" />{{FHL|Texas%2C+Bandera|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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United States
Texas
Bandera County

Guide to Bandera 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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Bandera County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Bandera County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 26, 1856
County Seat Bandera
Courthouse
TexasBanderaCourthouse.jpg
Address Bandera County Courthouse
Bandera, TX 78003
Phone: 830.796.3332
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County Courthouse



County District Clerk has birth and death records from 1904,
m, div, land, pro, ct & nat rec from 1856 & mil dis rec from 1900[1]


Bandera County has had two courthouses.  The first one, built of limestone in 1869, is now a library.  It is located on Maple Street, a block from the current courthouse.  The current courthouse, also made from limestone, was built in 1890.

County Information

Bandera County Courthouse
County Clerk
500 Main Street
P. O. Box 823
Bandera, Texas 78003

District Clerk

P.O. Box 2688
Bandera 78003
Phone: 830-796-4606


The Bandera County Clerk's Office

Inventory of the county archives of Texas : Bandera County, 1940. Inventory of records of housed in the Bandera County Courthouse as of 1936. Describes the records of the Commissioners Court, County Clerk as Recorder, District Court, County Court, Justice of the Peace Court, Sheriff, Tax Assessor-Collector, Board of Equalization, County Treasurer, County Board of School Trustees, County School Superintendent, County Surveyor, and Inspector of Hides and Animals (Defunct). Read the book online from The Portal to Texas History.

History and Photographs of the Bandera County Courthouse

Bandera County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1856 1860 1837 1856

History

Parent County

1856--Bandera County was created 26 January 1856 from Bexar Land District.

  • County seat: Bandera [2]

The county's name is derived from Spanish for "flag."

Bandera County History and Information

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Bandera County border changes.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: Bandera | Lakehills | Medina | Vanderpool

Bandera County Towns and Geographical Places

Neighboring Counties

Bexar  • *Kendall • Kerr • Medina • Real • Uvalde

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Resources

Cemeteries

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

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
FindAGrave Family History Library FindAGrave
TX Gravestones WorldCat Tombstone Project
Billion Graves (name) Cemeteries of TX
USGW Archives Texas Cemeteries
Billion Graves (cemetery) Linkpendium
USGW Cemeteries Epodunk
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Census

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.


Naturalization and Citizenship

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Bandera 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

Online Records

World War I

Newspapers

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

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

Off-line Newspaper Information


Online Newspapers

Online Newspaper Abstracts

Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form

Online Newspaper Archives

Wikipedia has a list of online newspaper archives for Texas.

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

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

Lakehills Genealogy Society of Bandera County, Texas
7200 FM 1283
Lakehills, TX 78063
website

Medina Genealogy and Historical Society
Medina Community Library
PO Box 181
Medina, TX 78055
Telephone Number: 830-589-2825
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

  • Bandera County TXGenWeb
  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.
  • Cyndi's List -  Links to state and county resources

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bandera County, Texas. Page 658 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).