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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties C|Counties C]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Collin County'' <br>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties C|Counties C]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Collin County'' <br>  
  
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Guide to '''Collin 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
 
| county = Collin County
 
| county = Collin County
 
| county_map = Tx-collin.png
 
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| founded year = 1846
 
| founded year = 1846
 
| founded date = April 3
 
| founded date = April 3
| seat wl = McKinney
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| seat = McKinney
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|building image = TexasCollinCourthouse.jpg
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| building address = Collin County Courthouse<br>210 S McDonald Street Ste 124<br>McKinney, TX 75069-5655
 
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== County Information ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.co.collin.tx.us/ Collin County Courthouse]<br> 210 S McDonald Street Ste 124<br> McKinney, TX 75069-5655; <br>Phone: 972.548.413
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<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>court record to 1970, marriage and probate records; <br>District Clerk has&nbsp;divorce and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Collin County, Texas. Page 661 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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'''County Clerk'''
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2300 Bloomdale Road, Suite 2106<br>McKinney, TX 75071<br>Phone: 972-548-4139
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'''District Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 578<br>McKinney, TX 75069<br>Phone: 972-548-4320
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== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Collin County, Texas Record Dates ====
  
[http://www.co.collin.tx.us/ Collin County Courthouse]<br> 210 S McDonald Street Ste 124<br> McKinney, TX 75069-5655; <br>Phone: 972.548.4134&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>court record to 1970, marriage and probate records; <br>District Clerk has&nbsp;divorce and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Collin County, Texas. Page 661 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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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" |1846
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1846
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1846
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1846--'''Collin County was created 3 April 1846 from [[Fannin County, Texas|Fannin]] County. '''County seat:''' McKinney <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1846--'''Collin County was created 3 April 1846 from [[Fannin County, Texas Genealogy|Fannin]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' McKinney <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
The county was named for Collin McKinney, (1766-1861), land surveyor, merchant, politician, and lay preacher, was born on April 17, 1766, in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, second of ten children of Daniel and Massie (Blatchley) McKinney (many variants of his mother's names occur in the sources).  
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The county was named for Collin McKinney, (1766-1861), land surveyor, merchant, politician, and lay preacher, was born on April 17, 1766, in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, second of ten children of Daniel and Massie (Blatchley) McKinney (many variants of his mother's names occur in the sources).
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== 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, Collin, Allen|place|disp=Allen}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Collin, Blue Ridge|place|disp=Blue Ridge}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Collin, Celina|place|disp=Celina}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Collin, Farmersville|place|disp=Farmersville}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Collin, Frisco|place|disp=Frisco}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Collin, McKinney|place|disp=McKinney}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Collin, Murphy|place|disp=Murphy}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Collin, Nevada|place|disp=Nevada}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Collin, Pike|place|disp=Pike}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Collin, Plano|place|disp=Plano}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Collin, Royse City|place|disp=Royse City}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Collin, Wylie|place|disp=Wylie}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Dallas County, Texas|Dallas]]  
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[[Dallas County, Texas Genealogy|Dallas]] {{•}} [[Denton County, Texas Genealogy|Denton]] {{•}} [[Fannin County, Texas Genealogy|Fannin]] {{•}} [[Grayson County, Texas Genealogy|Grayson]] {{•}} [[Hunt County, Texas Genealogy|Hunt]] {{•}} [[Rockwall County, Texas Genealogy|Rockwall]]  
*[[Denton County, Texas|Denton]]  
 
*[[Fannin County, Texas|Fannin]]  
 
*[[Grayson County, Texas|Grayson]]  
 
*[[Hunt County, Texas|Hunt]]  
 
*[[Rockwall County, Texas|Rockwall]]
 
  
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<center>{{TXCollin County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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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
  
 
==== '''Cemetery'''  ====
 
==== '''Cemetery'''  ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2665 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | {{FHL|476994|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2562 Findagrave.com ]
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Collin+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Collin/ListCollin.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/Default.aspx Names in Stone]
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| colspan="3" | See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
  
 
US Genweb Archives:<br>  
 
US Genweb Archives:<br>  
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=105887 Old Celina Cemetery, Celina]
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=105887 Old Celina Cemetery, Celina]
  
Findagrave:<br>
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==== Census  ====
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{{US Census population
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|1850= 1950
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|1860= 9264
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|1870= 14013
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|1880= 25983
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|1890= 36736
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|1900= 50087
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|1910= 49021
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|1920= 49609
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|1930= 46180
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|1940= 47190
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|1950= 41692
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|1960= 41247
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|1970= 66920
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|1980= 144576
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|1990= 264036
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|2000= 491675
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|2010= 782341
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Interment.net:<br>  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== 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
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*''Collin County: Pioneering in North Texas,'' 1975, by Roy Franklin Hall and Helen Gibbard Hall.  
 
*''Collin County: Pioneering in North Texas,'' 1975, by Roy Franklin Hall and Helen Gibbard Hall.  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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[[Image:Txcollin.jpg|400px|Txcollin.jpg]]
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Texas Land Survey Maps for {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[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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*'''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.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research 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
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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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=====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 Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Collin}}
  
 
*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/explore/collections/TDNP/browse/?fq=untl_institution:CCGS Collin County Newspapers from the 1880s-1930s]  
 
*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/explore/collections/TDNP/browse/?fq=untl_institution:CCGS Collin County Newspapers from the 1880s-1930s]  
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*'''1884 - 1869''' [http://www3.mckinneytexas.org/uploadedFiles/Cultural_and_Recreational_Services/Library/Geneaology/Obituary%20Index%201884-1989.xls McKinney Newspaper Obituary Index 1884-1989]
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*'''1980 - 1989''' [http://www3.mckinneytexas.org/uploadedFiles/Cultural_and_Recreational_Services/Library/Geneaology/Vital%20Rec%20Index%201980s.xls McKinney Newspaper Birth, Engagement and Marriage Index 1980-1989]
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*'''1990 - 1991''' [http://www3.mckinneytexas.org/uploadedFiles/Cultural_and_Recreational_Services/Library/Geneaology/Birth%20Engagement%20Marriage%20Index%201990s.xls McKinney Newspaper Birth, Engagement and Marriage Index 1990-1991]
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*'''1990 - 1999''' [http://www3.mckinneytexas.org/uploadedFiles/Cultural_and_Recreational_Services/Library/Geneaology/OBIT%20INDEX%201990-99(1).xls McKinney Newspaper Obituary Index 1990-1999]
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*'''2000 - 2009''' [http://www3.mckinneytexas.org/uploadedFiles/Cultural_and_Recreational_Services/Library/Geneaology/Obituaries%202000-2009.xls McKinney Newspaper Obituary Index 2000-2009]
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*'''2010''' [http://www3.mckinneytexas.org/uploadedFiles/Cultural_and_Recreational_Services/Library/Geneaology/Obit%20index%202010-.xls McKinney Newspaper Obituary Index 2010 ]
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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  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
*[http://www3.mckinneytexas.org/uploadedFiles/Cultural_and_Recreational_Services/Library/Geneaology/Vital%20Rec%20Index%201980s.xls McKinney Newspaper Birth, Engagement and Marriage Index 1980-1989]
 
*[http://www3.mckinneytexas.org/uploadedFiles/Cultural_and_Recreational_Services/Library/Geneaology/Birth%20Engagement%20Marriage%20Index%201990s.xls McKinney Newspaper Birth, Engagement and Marriage Index 1990-1991]
 
*[http://www3.mckinneytexas.org/uploadedFiles/Cultural_and_Recreational_Services/Library/Geneaology/Obituary%20Index%201884-1989.xls McKinney Newspaper Obituary Index 1884-1989]
 
*[http://www3.mckinneytexas.org/uploadedFiles/Cultural_and_Recreational_Services/Library/Geneaology/OBIT%20INDEX%201990-99(1).xls McKinney Newspaper Obituary Index 1990-1999]
 
*[http://www3.mckinneytexas.org/uploadedFiles/Cultural_and_Recreational_Services/Library/Geneaology/Obituaries%202000-2009.xls McKinney Newspaper Obituary Index 2000-2009]
 
*[http://www3.mckinneytexas.org/uploadedFiles/Cultural_and_Recreational_Services/Library/Geneaology/Obit%20index%202010-.xls McKinney Newspaper Obituary Index 2010- ]<br>
 
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/default.aspx?rt=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)  
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'''Online Probate Records'''
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5112 Texas Land Title Abstracts] ~ Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records 1800-1990}} 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 1800-2000] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/default.aspx?rt=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5112 Texas Land Title Abstracts] ~ Ancestry.com (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[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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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[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.
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
 
  
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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) - FamilySearch
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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  Index to a variety of marriage records
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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 - 2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records 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
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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]]
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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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*'''1977 - 1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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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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*'''1850 - 1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas 1850 - 1930
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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  ==
  
Charles J Rike Memorial Library<br>203 Orange St<br>Farmersville, TX 75442<br>Phone: (972) 782-6681<br>[http://rikelibrary.com/ Website]  
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'''Collin County Historical Society &amp; Museum'''<br>300 E. Virginia Street<br> McKinney, TX 75069<br>Telephone Number: 972-542-9457<br>[http://collincountyhistoricalsociety.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Collin County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 865052<br> Plano 75086-5052<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcolcgs/?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0007727563&o_lid=0007727563&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
  
Collin County Genealogical Society (CCGS) <br>[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txcolcgs Website]  
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'''Charles J Rike Memorial Library'''<br>203 Orange St<br>Farmersville, TX 75442<br>Telephone Number: 972-782-6681<br>[http://rikelibrary.com/ Website] <br><br>
  
<br>Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library<br>101 E Hunt St<br>McKinney, TX 75069<br>Phone: (972) 547-7323<br>[http://www.mckinneypubliclibrary.org/ Website]  
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'''Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library'''<br>101 E Hunt St<br>McKinney, TX 75069<br>Telephone Number: 972-547-7323<br>[http://www.mckinneypubliclibrary.org/ Website] <br><br>
  
<br>Genealogy, Local History, Texana, and Archives<br>Plano Public Library System<br>2501 Coit Rd<br>Plano, TX 75075<br>Phone: (972) 769-4240<br>[http://www.planolibrary.org/genealogy Website]  
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'''Genealogy, Local History, Texana, and Archives'''<br>Plano Public Library System<br>2501 Coit Rd<br>Plano, TX 75075<br>Telephone Number: 972-769-4240<br>[http://www.planolibrary.org/ Website] <br><br>
  
<br>Rita &amp; Truett Smith Public Library<br>800 Thomas St<br>Wylie, TX 75098<br>Phone: (972) 442-7566<br>[http://www.wylietexas.gov/library/ Website]  
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'''Rita Truett Smith Public Library'''<br>800 Thomas St<br>Wylie, TX 75098<br>Telephone Number: 972-442-7566<br>[http://www.wylietexas.gov/library/ Website] <br><br>
  
<br>Allen Public Library<br>300 N Allen Dr<br>Allen, TX 75013<br>Phone: (214) 509-4900<br>[http://www.allenlibrary.org/ Website]  
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'''Allen Public Library'''br&gt;300 N Allen Dr<br>Allen, TX 75013<br>Telephone Number: 214-509-4900<br>[http://www.allenlibrary.org/ Website] <br><br>
  
<br>Celina Community Library<br>710 E Pecan St<br>Celina, TX 75009<br>Phone: (469) 742-9131<br>[http://www.celinaisd.com/ Website]  
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'''Celina Community Library'''<br>710 E Pecan St<br>Celina, TX 75009<br>Telephone Number: 469- 742-9131<br>[http://www.celinaisd.com/ Website]<br><br>
  
<br>Melissa Public Library<br>1713 Cooper St<br>Melissa, TX 75454<br>Phone: (972) 837-4540<br>[http://nt1.melissa.lib.tx.us/ Website]  
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'''Melissa Public Library'''<br>1713 Cooper St<br>Melissa, TX 75454<br>Telephone Number: 972-837-4540<br>[http://nt1.melissa.lib.tx.us/ Website]<br><br>
  
<br>Frisco Public Library<br>6101 Frisco Square Blvd Ste 3000<br>Frisco, TX 75034<br>Phone: (972) 292-5669<br>[http://www.friscolibrary.com/ Website]  
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'''Frisco Public Library'''<br>6101 Frisco Square Blvd Ste 3000<br>Frisco, TX 75034<br>Telephone Number: 972-292-5669<br>[http://www.friscolibrary.com/ Website] <br><br>
  
<br>Princeton Community Library<br>319 Mckinney Ave<br>Princeton, TX 75407<br>Phone: (972) 736-3741  
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'''Princeton Community Library'''<br>319 Mckinney Ave<br>Princeton, TX 75407<br>Telephone Number: 972-736-3741 <br><br>
  
<br>Prosper Community Library<br>300 Eagle Ln<br>Prosper, TX 75078<br>Phone: (972) 346-2455<br>[http://www.prosper-isd.net/ Website]  
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'''Prosper Community Library'''<br>300 Eagle Ln<br>Prosper, TX 75078<br>Telephone Number: 972-346-2455<br>[http://www.prosper-isd.net/ Website] <br><br>
  
 
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==== '''Family History Centers<br>'''  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[McKinney Texas Family History Center]]
 
*[[McKinney Texas Family History Center]]
  
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<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcolcgs/index.htm Collin County Genealogical Society]&nbsp;  
 
<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcolcgs/index.htm Collin County Genealogical Society]&nbsp;  
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgfpl/ Genealogy Friends of Plano Libraries]&nbsp;  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgfpl/ Genealogy Friends of Plano Libraries]&nbsp;
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcolli3/ Collin County, Texas Past Finders' Photo Collection]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcolli3/ Collin County, Texas Past Finders' Photo Collection]  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Collin|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Texas Collin|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.
 
*[http://plano.gov/Departments/Libraries/Genealogy/Pages/default.aspx Genealogy, Local History, Texana, and Archives of Plano Public Library System]  
 
*[http://plano.gov/Departments/Libraries/Genealogy/Pages/default.aspx Genealogy, Local History, Texana, and Archives of Plano Public Library System]  
 
*[http://www.co.collin.tx.us/county_clerk/genealogy/genealogy.jsp Collin County Clerk's Genealogy Corner]  
 
*[http://www.co.collin.tx.us/county_clerk/genealogy/genealogy.jsp Collin County Clerk's Genealogy Corner]  
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*[http://cdm15915.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ Collin County Digital Collection]
 
*[http://cdm15915.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ Collin County Digital Collection]
  
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Guide to Collin 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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Location in the state of Texas
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Facts
Founded April 3, 1846
County Seat McKinney
Courthouse
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Address Collin County Courthouse
210 S McDonald Street Ste 124
McKinney, TX 75069-5655
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County Information


County Courthouse

Collin County Courthouse
210 S McDonald Street Ste 124
McKinney, TX 75069-5655;
Phone: 972.548.413

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
court record to 1970, marriage and probate records;
District Clerk has divorce and land records[1]

County Clerk

2300 Bloomdale Road, Suite 2106
McKinney, TX 75071
Phone: 972-548-4139

District Clerk

P.O. Box 578
McKinney, TX 75069
Phone: 972-548-4320


Collin County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1846 1850 1846 1846


History

Parent County

1846--Collin County was created 3 April 1846 from Fannin County.

  • County seat: McKinney [2]

The county was named for Collin McKinney, (1766-1861), land surveyor, merchant, politician, and lay preacher, was born on April 17, 1766, in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, second of ten children of Daniel and Massie (Blatchley) McKinney (many variants of his mother's names occur in the sources).

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: | Allen | Anna | Blue Ridge | Celina | Fairview | Farmersville | Frisco | Josephine | Lavon | Lowry Crossing | Lucas | McKinney (county seat) | Melissa | Murphy | Nevada | New Hope | Parker | Plano | Princeton | Prosper | Saint Paul | Westminister | Weston | Wylie |

Neighboring Counties

Dallas  • Denton  • Fannin  • Grayson  • Hunt  • Rockwall


Denton CountyCollin CountyHunt CountyTarrant CountyDallas Countyrockwall CountyKaufman CountyVan Zandt CountyCooke CountyGrayson CountyFannin CountyTX Collin.JPG

Resources

African American

Cemetery

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

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources

US Genweb Archives:

Abston Cemetery; Abston Cemetery Update; Aleo Baptist Chruch Cemetery; Altoga Cemetery; Alexander Cemetery; Baccus Cemetery; Baker Cemetery; Bear Creek Cemetery; Bethany Cemetery; Bowman Cemetery; Bradley Cemetery; Brinlee Cemetery; Carter Cemetery; Chambersville Cemetery; Collingsworth Graves; Cottage Hill Cemetery; Crossroads Cemetery; Decatur-Maxwell Cemetery; Elm Grove Cemetery; Frankford Cemetery; Franklin Cemetery; Forbis Cemetery; Garner Cemetery; Glass-Chapman Cemetery; Higgins Cemetery; Highland Cemetery; Hogge Cemetery; Honaker & Murchison Cemetery; Horn Cemetery; Hughes Cemetery; Hunt Cemetery; Jacob Routh Family Cemetery (Spring Creek Burying Ground); Johnson Cemetery; Leach-Thomas Cemetery; McMillen Cemetery; McMinn Chapel Cemetery;Milligan Cemetery; Millwood Cemetery; Mouldon/Decatur Cemetery; Mt. Carmel (Hampton) Cemetery; Mutual Cemetery; Nevada Cemetery; Nevada Cemetery Update; Old Celina Cemetery (A-D; E-G; H-K; L-O; P-S; T-Z); Old City Cemetery; Old Liberty Cemetery; Old Plano Cemetery; Pecan Grove Cemetery; Pecan Grove Partial; Plano Mutual Cemetery, Sections 1, 2,& 3; Pleasant Hill/South Church Cemetery; Prairie Grove Cemetery; Routh Cemetery; Rowlett Creek Cemetery; Shiloh Cemetery; St. Paul Cemetery; Stoney Point Cemetery; Stoney Point Cemetery; Thompson Cemetery (to 1950); Wear Cemetery; Williams Cemetery; Wiley Cemetery; Yeary Cemetery; Young Cemetery

BillionGraves:

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18501,950
18609,264375.1%
187014,01351.3%
188025,98385.4%
189036,73641.4%
190050,08736.3%
191049,021−2.1%
192049,6091.2%
193046,180−6.9%
194047,1902.2%
195041,692−11.7%
196041,247−1.1%
197066,92062.2%
1980144,576116.0%
1990264,03682.6%
2000491,67586.2%
2010782,34159.1%


Church

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 Collin 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.

  • Collin County: Pioneering in North Texas, 1975, by Roy Franklin Hall and Helen Gibbard Hall.
  • From Blackland Prairie to Blacktop: a History of Collin County, by Randolph W. Farmer.
  • A History of Collin County, 1958, by J. Lee and Lillian J. Stambaugh. Read it on line from The Portal to Texas History.
  • History of Frisco, 1902-1976, published by Frisco Bicentennial Society
  • History of McKinney and Collin County, written for the Encyclopedia of Texas, 1924, pamphlet. Read it online from The Portal to Texas History.
  • History of Nevada, Texas. by Grace (Moran) Evans.
  • Images of America: McKinney, 2010 by Ryan Barnhart and Ryan Estes. See part of the book online at Google Books.
  • Plano: an Illustrated Chronicle, by Vicki Northcutt.
  • Prosper, Texas its History and Families, by Bill Hays.
  • Scrapbook of Traditions, Annals and History: Collin County from 1846 to 1880, the George Pearis Brown Papers, edited by Helen Gibbard Hall and Donald R. Hoke.
  • Wylie Area Heritage, by Beb Fulkerson.
  • Collin County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Texas Museums List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

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Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War

Online Records

Newspapers

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

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


Obituaries

Probate

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

Collin County Historical Society & Museum
300 E. Virginia Street
McKinney, TX 75069
Telephone Number: 972-542-9457
Website

Collin County Genealogical Society
PO Box 865052
Plano 75086-5052
Website

Charles J Rike Memorial Library
203 Orange St
Farmersville, TX 75442
Telephone Number: 972-782-6681
Website

Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library
101 E Hunt St
McKinney, TX 75069
Telephone Number: 972-547-7323
Website

Genealogy, Local History, Texana, and Archives
Plano Public Library System
2501 Coit Rd
Plano, TX 75075
Telephone Number: 972-769-4240
Website

Rita Truett Smith Public Library
800 Thomas St
Wylie, TX 75098
Telephone Number: 972-442-7566
Website

Allen Public Librarybr>300 N Allen Dr
Allen, TX 75013
Telephone Number: 214-509-4900
Website

Celina Community Library
710 E Pecan St
Celina, TX 75009
Telephone Number: 469- 742-9131
Website

Melissa Public Library
1713 Cooper St
Melissa, TX 75454
Telephone Number: 972-837-4540
Website

Frisco Public Library
6101 Frisco Square Blvd Ste 3000
Frisco, TX 75034
Telephone Number: 972-292-5669
Website

Princeton Community Library
319 Mckinney Ave
Princeton, TX 75407
Telephone Number: 972-736-3741

Prosper Community Library
300 Eagle Ln
Prosper, TX 75078
Telephone Number: 972-346-2455
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.

2801 W El Dorado Pkwy
McKinney, Collin, Texas, United States
Phone: 972-547-0019
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 10am-2pm and 7pm-9pm
Closed: Closed all major holidays, one week for Thanksgiving, and two weeks for Christmas

2700 Roundrock Trl
Plano, Collin, Texas, United States
Phone: 972-867-6479
Hours: T,Th 9:30am-9pm; W 9:15am-1:00pm
Closed: Dec 21-31; 2011: Mar 14-18; Jul 4-14; Nov 22-24; Dec 20-29



Collin County Genealogical Society 

Genealogy Friends of Plano Libraries 

Websites


References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Collin County, Texas. Page 661 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).