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Guide to '''Childress 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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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Childress County
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1876
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| founded date =  21 May
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| seat = Childress
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| building address = Childress County Courthouse<br>Courthouse, Box 4<br>Childress, TX 79201}}
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
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[http://www.co.childress.tx.us/ips/cms Childress County Courthouse]<br> Courthouse Box 4<br> Childress, Texas 79201-3755<br>Phone: 940.937.6143<br><br> County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br> marriage records from 1893, divorce and court records<br> from 1900, probate records from 1894 and land records<br> from 1895<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Childress County, Texas. Page 660 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== County Courthouse ===
  
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[http://www.co.childress.tx.us/ips/cms Childress County Courthouse]<br> Courthouse Box 4<br> Childress, Texas 79201-3755<br>Phone: 940.937.6143
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<br><br> County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br> marriage records from 1893, divorce and court records<br> from 1900, probate records from 1894 and land records<br> from 1895<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Childress County, Texas. Page 660 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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'''County and District Clerk'''
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Courthouse, Box 4<br>Childress 79201<br>Phone: 940-937-6143<br>Fax: 940-937-3479 <br>
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==== Childress County, Texas Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1903
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1887
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1887
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1888
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1876--'''Childress County was created 21 May 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Childress <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1876--'''Childress County was created 21 May 1876 from Bexar Land District.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Childress <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
The county was named for George C. Childress, (1804-1841), lawyer, statesman, and author of the Texas Declaration of Independence, son of John Campbell and Elizabeth (Robertson) Childress, was born on January 8, 1804, at Nashville, Tennessee.  
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The county was named for George C. Childress, (1804-1841), lawyer, statesman, and author of the Texas Declaration of Independence, son of John Campbell and Elizabeth (Robertson) Childress, was born on January 8, 1804, at Nashville, Tennessee.
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Collingsworth County, Texas|Collingsworth]]  
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[[Collingsworth County, Texas Genealogy|Collingsworth]] {{•}} [[Cottle County, Texas Genealogy|Cottle]]{{•}} [[Hall County, Texas Genealogy|Hall]] {{•}} [[Hardeman County, Texas Genealogy|Hardeman]]{{•}} [[Harmon County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Harmon County, Oklahoma]]  
*[[Cottle County, Texas|Cottle]]  
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<center>{{TX Childress County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Hall County, Texas|Hall]]  
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== Resources  ==
*[[Hardeman County, Texas|Hardeman]]  
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*[[Harmon County, Oklahoma|Harmon County, Oklahoma]]
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==== African American  ====
  
== Resources  ==
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*'''1865 - 1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/Cemeteries/index.htm Childress County Cemeteries] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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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=2557&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|427769|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2557 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=38 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Childress+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/childress.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/Childress/ListChildress.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/childress/childtoc.htm Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/childress/childress-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=Childress&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/childress-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Etxchildr/Cemeteries/index.html TXGenWeb Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22613&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=6&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/tx/childress.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.  
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
*[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/Census/index.htm Childress County Census Records] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
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{{USCensusPop
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|1880= 25
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|1890= 1175
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|1900= 2138
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|1910= 9538
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|1920= 10933
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|1930= 16044
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|1940= 12149
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|1950= 12123
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|1960= 8421
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|1970= 6605
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|1980= 6950
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|1990= 5953
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|2000= 7688
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|2010= 7041
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*[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/Census/index.htm Childress County Census Records] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/childress/census/1880/ed184p01.txt 1850 Census] - &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Churches  ====
 
==== Churches  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/childress/land/childres.txt Original Land Owners of Texas] - &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Landmarks  ====
 
==== Landmarks  ====
  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb9.org/landmarks/childres.htm Childress County Landmarks] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
 
*[http://www.txgenweb9.org/landmarks/childres.htm Childress County Landmarks] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
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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}}
  
 
*''The Childress County Story'', 1971  
 
*''The Childress County Story'', 1971  
 
*[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/history.htm Childress County History] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.  
 
*[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/history.htm Childress County History] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcc11 Childress County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcc11 Childress County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/childress/history/1926-corral.txt 1926 Corral, Childress County High School ]&nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project<br>
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
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[[Image:Txchildress.jpg|400px|Txchildress.jpg]]
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click TXGenWeb site.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
 
*[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/Military/index.htm Childress County Military Records] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
 
*[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/Military/index.htm Childress County Military Records] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
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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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=====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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'''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 Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/childress/military/civilwar/pensions/childcsa.txt Confederate Pension Index ]- USGenWeb Archives Project
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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|Childress}}
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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==== Photographs  ====
 
==== Photographs  ====
  
*[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/Photos/photos.htm Childress County Photos] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
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*[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/Photos/photos.htm Childress County Photos] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.'
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/childress/childtoc.htm Childress County Photographs] - &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1800–1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1800–2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Stories  ====
 
==== Stories  ====
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/Death-Certificates/index.htm Childress County Vital Records] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[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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*[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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===== Birth  =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*'''1903 - 1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch
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*'''1903 - 1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997] (index)
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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/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803987 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977] FamilySearch records 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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*'''1966 - 2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010] - 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 - 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 *'''1903 - 1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials 1903 - 1973] (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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*'''1977 - 1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*[http://tn-roots.com/Childress/Death-Certificates/index.htm Childress County Vital Records] from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.
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===== Divorce  =====
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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  ==
  
*Childress County Heritage Museum<br>210 3rd Street, N.W.<br>Childress, TX 79201<br>817-937-2261&nbsp; [http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/1167450 information]<br>[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Childress-County-Heritage-Museum/104512606273866 facebook page]<br>  
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'''Childress County Heritage Museum''''<br>210 3rd Street, N.W.<br>Childress, TX 79201<br>Telephone Number: 817-937-2261<br> [http://www.museumsusa.org/museums/info/1167450 Website]<br>[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Childress-County-Heritage-Museum/104512606273866 facebook page]<br><br>  
*Childress Public Library<br>117 Avenue B, NE<br>Childress, Texas 79201<br>940-937-8421 [http://harringtonlc.org/education/staff/staff.php?sectionid=138 website]
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'''Childress Public Library'''<br>117 Avenue B, NE<br>Childress, Texas 79201<br>Telephone Number: 940-937-8421<br>[http://harringtonlc.org/education/staff/staff.php?sectionid=138 website]  
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Childress Texas Family History Center]]
 
*[[Childress Texas Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
 
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
 
  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Childress|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*{{FHL|Texas Childress|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications)  This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/childress/childtoc.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] - &nbsp;transcriptions and photographs
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 23:30, 20 June 2017

United States
Texas
Childress County

Guide to Childress 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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Childress County, Texas
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Facts
Founded 21 May, 1876
County Seat Childress
Courthouse
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Address Childress County Courthouse
Courthouse, Box 4
Childress, TX 79201
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County Information


County Courthouse

Childress County Courthouse
Courthouse Box 4
Childress, Texas 79201-3755
Phone: 940.937.6143

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1893, divorce and court records
from 1900, probate records from 1894 and land records
from 1895[1]

County and District Clerk

Courthouse, Box 4
Childress 79201
Phone: 940-937-6143
Fax: 940-937-3479

Childress County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1887 1880 1887 1888


History

Parent County

1876--Childress County was created 21 May 1876 from Bexar Land District.

  • County seat: Childress [2]

The county was named for George C. Childress, (1804-1841), lawyer, statesman, and author of the Texas Declaration of Independence, son of John Campbell and Elizabeth (Robertson) Childress, was born on January 8, 1804, at Nashville, Tennessee.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1891--Childress County Courthouse destroyed by fire on October 21, 1891.  All records were lost. [3]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: Childress | Carey | Kirkland | Loco | Tell

Towns and Communities from the Childress County TXGenWeb site.

Neighboring Counties

Collingsworth  • Cottle • Hall  • Hardeman • Harmon County, Oklahoma

Donley CountyCollingsworth CountyHall CountyChildress CountyHardeman CountyMotley CountyCottle CountyFoard CountyJackson CountyHarmon CountyGreer CountyTX Childress 1.JPG
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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
Archives Texas Cemeteries
Billion Graves (cemetery) Linkpendium
TXGenWeb Cemeteries Epodunk
Names in Stone Interment
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
188025
18901,1754,600.0%
19002,13882.0%
19109,538346.1%
192010,93314.6%
193016,04446.7%
194012,149−24.3%
195012,123−0.2%
19608,421−30.5%
19706,605−21.6%
19806,9505.2%
19905,953−14.3%
20007,68829.1%
20107,041−8.4%

Churches

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.


Landmarks

Naturalization and Citizenship

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Childress 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 Childress County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

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

Obituaries

Photographs

Probate

Online Probate Records

Stories

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

Childress County Heritage Museum'
210 3rd Street, N.W.
Childress, TX 79201
Telephone Number: 817-937-2261
Website
facebook page

Childress Public Library
117 Avenue B, NE
Childress, Texas 79201
Telephone Number: 940-937-8421
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

  • 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.
  • USGenWeb Archives Project -  transcriptions and photographs

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Childress County, Texas. Page 660 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).
  3. GenDisasters.com - Childress, TX Courthouse Fire, Oct 1891 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7340/childress-tx-childress-county-courthouse-fire-oct-1891