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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]] Borden County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Borden County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Borden 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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| building address = Borden County Courthouse<br>117 E Wasson <br> PO Box 124<br> Gail, TX 79738<br> Phone: 806.756.4312 <br>[http://www.co.borden.tx.us/ '''Borden County Website'''] }}  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.co.borden.tx.us/ips/cms Borden County Courthouse]<br> 117 E Wasson; PO Box 124<br> Gail, TX 79738<br> Phone: 806.756.4312&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>divorce and court records from 1891, land records from <br>1880 and probate records from 1894<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Borden County, Texas. Page 659 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>divorce and court records from 1891, land records from <br>1880 and probate records from 1894<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Borden County, Texas. Page 659 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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&nbsp;History&nbsp;
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'''County Clerk and District Clerk'''
  
== History  =={{TX County Histories}}
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P.O. Box 124<br>Gail 79738<br>Phone: 806-756-4312<br>Fax: 806-756-4408<br>
  
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== County Information ==
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==== Borden 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" |1891
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1891
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1891
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1876--'''Borden County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Gail <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1876--'''Borden County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Gail <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
The county was named for Gail Borden Jr., newspaper publisher and founder of the Borden Company.<br>  
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The county was named for Gail Borden Jr., newspaper publisher and founder of the Borden Company.<br>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss ====
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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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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Borden, Durham|place|disp=Durham}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Borden, Gail|place|disp=Gail}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Dawson County, Texas|Dawson]]  
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[[Dawson County, Texas Genealogy|Dawson]] {{•}} [[Garza County, Texas Genealogy|Garza]] {{•}} [[Howard County, Texas Genealogy|Howard]] {{•}} [[Lynn County, Texas Genealogy|Lynn]] {{•}} [[Martin County, Texas Genealogy|Martin]]{{•}} [[Mitchell County, Texas Genealogy|Mitchell]] {{•}} [[Scurry County, Texas Genealogy|Scurry]]  
*[[Garza County, Texas|Garza]]  
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<center><br></center> <center>{{TXBorden County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Howard County, Texas|Howard]]  
 
*[[Lynn County, Texas|Lynn]]  
 
*[[Martin County, Texas|Martin]]  
 
*[[Mitchell County, Texas|Mitchell]]  
 
*[[Scurry County, Texas|Scurry]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/addresses.htm Local Borden County Resources] ~ Borden County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/addresses.htm Local Borden County Resources] ~ Borden County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/lookups.htm Border County Volunteer Look-ups] ~ Borden County, TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/lookups.htm Border County Volunteer Look-ups] ~ Borden County, TXGenWeb
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==== African American  ====
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*'''1865 - 1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/durham_cem.htm Durham Cemetery of Borden County] ~ Complete Transcription~ Borden County, TXGenWeb
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/gail_cemetery.htm Gail Cemetery of Borden County] ~ Complete Transcription~ Borden County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/york_cem.htm York Cemetery of Borden County] ~ Complete Transcription~ Borden County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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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=2536&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|506062|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=2536 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=17 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Borden+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/borden.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/Borden/ListBorden.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/cemeteries.htm TXGenWeb Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/borden/borden-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=Borden&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/borden-tx-genealogy/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22592&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=3&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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''Additional Cemetery Sources''
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
  
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==== Census  ====
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{{US Census population
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|1880= 35
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|1890= 222
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|1900= 776
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|1910= 1386
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|1920= 965
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|1930= 1505
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|1940= 1396
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|1950= 1106
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|1960= 1076
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|1970= 888
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|1980= 859
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|1990= 799
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|2000= 729
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|2010= 641
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
{{TX Church Intro}}
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{{TX Church Intro}}  
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
{{TX Land}}
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{{TX Land}}  
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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*'''1906 - 1989'''  {{RecordSearch|1389983|Texas, Naturalization Records, 1906-1989}} — index and images
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==== Local Histories  ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
 
 
{{TX County Histories}}  
 
{{TX County Histories}}  
  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txborden.jpg|400px|Txborden.jpg]]
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/maps.htm Borden County Map] ~ Borden County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/maps.htm Borden County Map] ~ Borden County, TXGenWeb  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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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 '''$'''
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1838 - 1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/pensions.htm Confederate Pension Applications]- Complete List of Borden County ~ Borden County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/pensions.htm Confederate Pension Applications]- Complete List of Borden County ~ Borden County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/muster.html Texas Muster Rolls and Military
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/muster.html Texas Muster Rolls and Military
  
Records for 1835 &amp; 1836] Complete List ~ TXGenWeb
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==== Newspapers  ====
  
*[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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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Borden}}  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
 
 
 
==== Newspapers ====
 
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Borden}}
 
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/obits.htm Obituaries of Borden County] ~Partial Listing ~ Borden County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/obits.htm Obituaries of Borden County] ~Partial Listing ~ Borden County, TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
 
*[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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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
{{TX Probate Intro}}
 
  
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
*[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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'''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://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] Ancestry.com (subscription)
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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 $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
{{TX Vital Intro}}
 
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/births_1929_1949.htm Borden County Birth Records 1929-1949] ~ Borden County, TXGenWeb  
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/deaths_1964_1998.htm Borden County Death Records 1964-1998] ~ Borden County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/divorces_1968-1997.htm Borden County Divorce Records 1968-1997] ~ Borden County, TXGenWeb
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===== Birth  =====
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/marriages_1966_1997.htm Borden County Marriage Records 1966-1997] ~ Borden County, TXGenWeb  
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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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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
*[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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*'''1840 - 1981'''  {{RecordSearch|1681015|Texas Births and Christenings 1840-1981}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*[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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*'''1929 - 1949''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/births_1929_1949.htm Borden County Birth Records 1929-1949] ~ Borden County, TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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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) - FamilySearch<br>
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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 - FamilySearch record collection
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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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*'''1837 - 1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.
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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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*'''1966 - 1997''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/marriages_1966_1997.htm Borden County Marriage Records 1966-1997] - Borden County, TXGenWeb  
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*'''1966 - 2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005] Hidden Ancestors
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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 - 1976''' 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.  
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*'''1903 - 1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials 1903 - 1973] (index) FamilySearch  
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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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*'''1903 - 2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch
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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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*'''1964 - 1998''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/deaths_1964_1998.htm Borden County Death Records 1964-1998] ~ Borden County, TXGenWeb
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*'''1977 - 1986'''  {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1850 - 1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas 1850 - 1930
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*'''1968 - 1997''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txborden/divorces_1968-1997.htm Borden County Divorce Records 1968-1997] ~ Borden County, TXGenWeb
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*'''1968 - 2005''' [http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records 1968 - 2005] Hidden Ancestors  
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*'''1968 - 2010'''  {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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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 $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''Borden County Historical Commission'''<br> Box 23<br> Gail, TX 79738<br><br>
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'''Borden County Historical Society'''<br> Po Box 71<br> Gail, Texas 79738-0071<br><br>
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Latest revision as of 13:09, 5 April 2017

United States
Texas
Borden County

Guide to Borden 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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Borden County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Borden County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Gail
Courthouse
TexasBordenCourthouse.jpg
Address Borden County Courthouse
117 E Wasson
PO Box 124
Gail, TX 79738
Phone: 806.756.4312
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County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
divorce and court records from 1891, land records from
1880 and probate records from 1894[1]

 History 

County Clerk and District Clerk

P.O. Box 124
Gail 79738
Phone: 806-756-4312
Fax: 806-756-4408


County Information

Borden County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1891 1880 1891 1891


Parent County

1876--Borden County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District.

  • County seat: Gail [2]

The county was named for Gail Borden Jr., newspaper publisher and founder of the Borden Company.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Towns and Cities:  | Gail | Durham |

Neighboring Counties

Dawson  • Garza  • Howard  • Lynn  • Martin • Mitchell  • Scurry


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Resources

African American

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
TXGenWeb Cemeteries Texas Cemeteries
Billion Graves (cemetery) Linkpendium
Epodunk
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
188035
1890222534.3%
1900776249.5%
19101,38678.6%
1920965−30.4%
19301,50556.0%
19401,396−7.2%
19501,106−20.8%
19601,076−2.7%
1970888−17.5%
1980859−3.3%
1990799−7.0%
2000729−8.8%
2010641−12.1%

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 Borden 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

Txborden.jpg

Military

  • 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
Mexican-American War
Civil War

Online Records

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Borden 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

Borden County Historical Commission
Box 23
Gail, TX 79738

Borden County Historical Society
Po Box 71
Gail, Texas 79738-0071

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.

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

Websites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select 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 - List of state and county resources

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Borden County, Texas. Page 659 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).