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|This article is about the southeastern Texas county. For other uses, see [[Colorado (disambiguation)|Colorado (disambiguation)]].<br>  
 
|This article is about the southeastern Texas county. For other uses, see [[Colorado (disambiguation)|Colorado (disambiguation)]].<br>  
  
''[[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]] Colorado 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]] Colorado County'' <br>  
  
Guide to '''Colorado County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Colorado County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
{{TXDC}}  
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{{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records|left}}<br>
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
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| founded date = March 17
 
| founded date = March 17
 
| seat wl = Columbus
 
| seat wl = Columbus
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| building image = TexasColoradoCourthouse.jpg
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| building address = Colorado County Courthouse<br>PO Box 68<br>Columbus, TX 78934
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.co.colorado.tx.us/ips/cms Colorado County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 68<br> Columbus, TX 78934<br>Phone: 979.732.2155 <br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br> marriage and probate records from 1837 and land&nbsp;<br>records District Clerk has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Colorado 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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400 Spring Street, Rm 103<br>Columbus 78934<br>Phone: 979-732-6561
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'''District Clerk'''
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400 Spring Street, Rm 210 E<br>Columbus 78934<br>Phone: 979-732-2536
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==== Colorado 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" |1853
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1837
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1824
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[http://www.co.colorado.tx.us/ips/cms Colorado County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 68<br> Columbus, TX 78934<br>Phone: 979.732.2155&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br> marriage and probate records from 1837 and land&nbsp;<br>records District Clerk has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Colorado County, Texas. Page 661 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1836--'''Colorado County was created on 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality. '''County seat:''' Columbus <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1836--'''Colorado County was created on 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Columbus <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== 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, Colorado, Bernardo|place|disp=Bernardo}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Colorado, Columbus|place|disp=Columbus}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Colorado, Eagle Lake|place|disp=Eagle Lake}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Colorado, Frelsburg|place|disp=Frelsburg}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Colorado, Mentz|place|disp=Mentz}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Colorado, Nada|place|disp=Nada}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Colorado, New Bielau|place|disp=New Bielau}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Colorado, Weimar|place|disp=Weimar}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Austin County, Texas|Austin]]  
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[[Austin County, Texas Genealogy|Austin]] {{•}} [[Fayette County, Texas Genealogy|Fayette]] {{•}} [[Jackson County, Texas Genealogy|Jackson]] {{•}} [[Lavaca County, Texas Genealogy|Lavaca]] {{•}} [[Wharton County, Texas Genealogy|Wharton]]  
*[[Fayette County, Texas|Fayette]]  
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<center>{{TX Colorado County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Jackson County, Texas|Jackson]]  
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=== Resources  ===
*[[Lavaca County, Texas|Lavaca]]  
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*[[Wharton County, Texas|Wharton]]
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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<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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|711574|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=2564 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+Colorado+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/Colorado/ListColorado.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  =====
  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
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*[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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|1850= 2257
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|1860= 7885
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|1870= 8326
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|1880= 16673
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|1890= 19512
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|1900= 22203
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|1910= 18897
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|1920= 19013
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|1930= 19129
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|1940= 17812
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|1950= 17576
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|1960= 18463
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|1970= 17638
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|1980= 18823
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|1990= 18383
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|2000= 20390
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|2010= 20874
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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
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}  
 
{{TX County Histories}}  
  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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[[Image:Txcolorado.jpg|400px|Txcolorado.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
==== Newspapers  ====
 
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Colorado}}
 
  
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links
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=====Mexican-American War=====
*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
 
*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
 
*[http://nesbittmemoriallibrary.newspaperarchive.com/Default.aspx Nebitt Memorial Library] - Online, FREE searchable archive of select newspapers in Colorado County<br>
 
  
====== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; - Colorado Citizen (1857–1980) ======
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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 '''$'''
  
====== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; - Daily Tribune (1898)  ======
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=====Civil War=====  
  
====== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; - Mercury (1902–1915)  ======
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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
  
====== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; - Weimar Daily Gimlet (1887–1888)  ======
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==== Newspapers ====
 
 
====== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; - Weimar Daily Informer (1887) ======
 
 
 
====== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; - Weimar Gimlet (1885–1888)  ======
 
 
 
====== &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; - Weimar Mercury (1889–1980)  ======
 
 
 
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Colorado}}
  
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*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News] - Texas Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink] - Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times] - Historic Texas News Online
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*[http://nesbittmemoriallibrary.newspaperarchive.com/Default.aspx Nebitt Memorial Library] - Online, FREE searchable archive of select newspapers in Colorado County<br>  
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*'''1857-1980''' Colorado Citizen
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*'''1885-1888''' Weimar Gimlet
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*'''1887''' Weimar Daily Informer
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*'''1887-1888''' Weimar Daily Gimlet
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*'''1889-1980''' Weimar Mercury
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*'''1898''' Daily Tribune
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*'''1902-1915''' Mercury
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[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  ====
  
*[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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*'''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://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] Ancestry.com (subscription)
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Taxation ====
{{TX Tax Intro}}
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{{TX Tax Intro}}  
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}  
 
{{TX Vital Intro}}  
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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===== Birth  =====
*[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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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
*[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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*[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
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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 - 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 - 2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records 1966 - 2005] Hidden Ancestors
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===== Death  =====
  
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''Online Death 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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*'''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. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
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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<br>
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*'''1964 - 1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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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 - 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  ==
  
[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies  
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://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.  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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*{{FHL|Texas Colorado|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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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Colorado|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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{{Texas|Texas}}  
 
{{Texas|Texas}}  
  
[[Category:Colorado_County,_Texas|Colorado_County,_Texas]]
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[[Category:Colorado County, Texas|Colorado County, Texas]] [[Category:Texas_Counties]]

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Guide to Colorado 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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Colorado County, Texas
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Map of Texas highlighting Colorado County
Location in the state of Texas
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Facts
Founded March 17, 1836
County Seat Columbus
Courthouse
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Address Colorado County Courthouse
PO Box 68
Columbus, TX 78934
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County Information


County Courthouse

Colorado County Courthouse
PO Box 68
Columbus, TX 78934
Phone: 979.732.2155

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage and probate records from 1837 and land 
records District Clerk has divorce and court records[1]

County Clerk

400 Spring Street, Rm 103
Columbus 78934
Phone: 979-732-6561


District Clerk

400 Spring Street, Rm 210 E
Columbus 78934
Phone: 979-732-2536

Colorado County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1837 1850 1824 1837


History

Parent County

1836--Colorado County was created on 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality.

  • County seat: Columbus [2]

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

Neighboring Counties

Austin  • Fayette  • Jackson  • Lavaca  • Wharton

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Resources

African American

Cemeteries

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


Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18502,257
18607,885249.4%
18708,3265.6%
188016,673100.3%
189019,51217.0%
190022,20313.8%
191018,897−14.9%
192019,0130.6%
193019,1290.6%
194017,812−6.9%
195017,576−1.3%
196018,4635.0%
197017,638−4.5%
198018,8236.7%
199018,383−2.3%
200020,39010.9%
201020,8742.4%


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 Colorado 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.

  • 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 Colorado County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).
  • Home Town News - Texas Newspaper Index with links
  • Newslink - Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
  • The Olden Times - Historic Texas News Online
  • Nebitt Memorial Library - Online, FREE searchable archive of select newspapers in Colorado County
  • 1857-1980 Colorado Citizen
  • 1885-1888 Weimar Gimlet
  • 1887 Weimar Daily Informer
  • 1887-1888 Weimar Daily Gimlet
  • 1889-1980 Weimar Mercury
  • 1898 Daily Tribune
  • 1902-1915 Mercury

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

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

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.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Colorado 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).