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{{Texas-stub}}''[[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]] Comal 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]] Comal County''<br>  
  
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Guide to '''Comal 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
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
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| founded date = March 24
 
| founded date = March 24
 
| seat wl = New Braunfels
 
| seat wl = New Braunfels
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|building image = TexasComalCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Comal County Courthouse<br>150 N Seguin Ste 101<br>New Braunfels, TX 78130
 
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== County Courthouse<br> ==
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== County Information ==
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[http://www.co.comal.tx.us/ Comal County Courthouse ]<br>150 N Seguin Ste 101; <br>New Braunfels, TX 78130<br> Phone: 830.620.5513&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth records 1903-1910 &amp; 1930-1950, <br>marriage records from 1846, divorce records&nbsp;from 1903, <br>probate, land, naturatlization and court&nbsp;records from 1846<br>and military discharge records from 1919<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Comal 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 Courthouse<br> ===
  
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[http://www.co.comal.tx.us/ Comal County Courthouse ]<br>150 N Seguin Ste 101; <br>New Braunfels, TX 78130<br> Phone: 830.620.5513
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<br><br>County Clerk has birth records 1903-1910 &amp; 1930-1950, <br>marriage records from 1846, divorce records&nbsp;from 1903, <br>probate, land, naturatlization and court&nbsp;records from 1846<br>and military discharge records from 1919<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Comal 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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150 N. Seguin Street, Suite 101<br>New Braunfels 78130<br>Phone: 830-620-5513<br>Fax: 830-620-3410
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'''District Clerk'''
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150 N. Seguin Street, Suite 304<br>New Braunfels 78130<br>Phone: 830-620-5574
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==== Comal County, Texas Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land |'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate |Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1903
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1846
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1847
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1846
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
The county was the site of the unofficial Spanish mission, Neustra Senora de Guadalupe from December 1756 to March 1758.  
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'''1756-1758--'''The county was the site of the unofficial Spanish mission, Neustra Senora de Guadalupe from December 1756 to March 1758.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1846--'''Comal County was created 24 March 1846 from [[Comanche County, Texas|Comanche]], [[Gonzales County, Texas|Gonzales and]] [[Travis County, Texas|Travis]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' New Braunfels <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1846--'''Comal County was created 24 March 1846 from [[Comanche County, Texas Genealogy|Comanche]], [[Gonzales County, Texas Genealogy|Gonzales and]] [[Travis County, Texas Genealogy|Travis]] Counties.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' New Braunfels <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== 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, Comal, Bulverde|place|disp=Bulverde}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Comal, New Braunfels|place|disp=New Braunfels}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Comal, Sattler|place|disp=Sattler}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Comal, Schertz|place|disp=Schertz}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Comal, Selma|place|disp=Selma}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bexar County, Texas|Bexar]]  
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[[Bexar County, Texas Genealogy|Bexar]] {{•}} [[Blanco County, Texas Genealogy|Blanco]] {{•}} [[Guadalupe County, Texas Genealogy|Guadalupe]] {{•}} [[Hays County, Texas Genealogy|Hays]] {{•}} [[Kendall County, Texas Genealogy|Kendall]]  
*[[Blanco County, Texas|Blanco]]  
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<center>{{TX Comal County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Guadalupe County, Texas|Guadalupe]]  
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*[[Hays County, Texas|Hays]]  
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*[[Kendall County, Texas|Kendall]]
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== 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
  
 
==== 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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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2565 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+Comal+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/Comal/ListComal.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.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/co-cems.htm Comal County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; transcriptions&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/co-cems.htm Comal County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; transcriptions&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/Census1850.html 1850 Comal County Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;index&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/Census1850.html '''1850''' Comal County Census]index TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/1860cen.htm 1860 Comal County Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; index&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/1860cen.htm '''1860''' Comal County Census]index TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/1870ccc.html 1870 Comal County Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; index&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/1870ccc.html '''1870''' Comal County Census]index TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/1880ccc.html 1880 Comal County Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; index&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/1880ccc.html '''1880''' Comal County Census] index TXGenWeb
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{{US Census population
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|1850= 1723
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|1860= 4030
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|1870= 5283
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|1880= 5546
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|1890= 6398
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|1900= 7008
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|1910= 8434
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|1920= 8824
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|1930= 11984
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|1940= 12321
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|1950= 16357
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|1960= 19844
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|1970= 24165
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|1980= 36446
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|1990= 51832
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|2000= 78021
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|2010= 108472
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==== Churches  ====
 
==== Churches  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
*[mailto:Wanda%20Qualls%20%3Cwandaq@satx.rr.com%3E%20?Subject=Land%20Survey%20Maps Comal County Land Survey Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[mailto:Wanda%20Qualls%20%3Cwandaq@satx.rr.com%3E%20?Subject=Land%20Survey%20Maps Comal County Land Survey Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/co-grant.htm Comal County Land Grants]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/co-grant.htm Comal County Land Grants]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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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  ====
  
*[http://www.9key.com/markers/county.asp?sort=title&county_name=Comal Comal County Historical Markers]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
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*[http://www.9key.com/markers/county.asp?sort=title&county_name=Comal Comal County Historical Markers]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/1850map.html 1850 New Braunfels Map]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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[[Image:Txcomal.jpg|400px|Txcomal.jpg]]
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/nbcmap.html New Braunfels Cemetery Map]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb\  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Texas Land Survey Maps for {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/1850map.html '''1850''' New Braunfels Map] ~ TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/nbcmap.html New Braunfels Cemetery Map] ~ TXGenWeb\  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps] ~ From the Republic to the Turn of the Century ~ 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
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/muster.html Muster Roll of Captain Augustus Buchel&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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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 '''$'''
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/KoreanCasualties.html Comal County Korean Casualities]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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=====Mexican War=====
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*'''1845 - 1848'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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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
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=====Korean War=====
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/KoreanCasualties.html Comal County Korean Casualities] TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Comal}}
  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/Obituaries.html Comal County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html <br>Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/Obituaries.html Comal County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html <br>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  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[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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{{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.  
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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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===== Birth  =====
*[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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''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 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. 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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*'''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://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
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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&nbsp;- 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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'''Comal County Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 310160<br> New Braunfels 78131-0160<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcomal/co-ccgs.htm?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0007727563&o_lid=0007727563&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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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
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Hill Country Texas Family History Center]]
 
*[[Hill Country Texas Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/ Comal County TXGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/ Comal County TXGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/comal/comaltoc.htm Comal County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/comal/comaltoc.htm Comal County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[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%2C+Comal|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
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Guide to Comal 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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Comal County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Facts
Founded March 24, 1846
County Seat New Braunfels
Courthouse
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Address Comal County Courthouse
150 N Seguin Ste 101
New Braunfels, TX 78130
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County Information


County Courthouse

Comal County Courthouse
150 N Seguin Ste 101;
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Phone: 830.620.5513

County Clerk has birth records 1903-1910 & 1930-1950,
marriage records from 1846, divorce records from 1903,
probate, land, naturatlization and court records from 1846
and military discharge records from 1919[1]

County Clerk

150 N. Seguin Street, Suite 101
New Braunfels 78130
Phone: 830-620-5513
Fax: 830-620-3410

District Clerk

150 N. Seguin Street, Suite 304
New Braunfels 78130
Phone: 830-620-5574


Comal County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1846 1850 1847 1846


History

1756-1758--The county was the site of the unofficial Spanish mission, Neustra Senora de Guadalupe from December 1756 to March 1758.

Parent County

1846--Comal County was created 24 March 1846 from Comanche, Gonzales and Travis Counties.

  • County seat: New Braunfels [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Comal County border 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

Bexar  • Blanco  • Guadalupe  • Hays  • Kendall

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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

Individual cemeteries:

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18501,723
18604,030133.9%
18705,28331.1%
18805,5465.0%
18906,39815.4%
19007,0089.5%
19108,43420.3%
19208,8244.6%
193011,98435.8%
194012,3212.8%
195016,35732.8%
196019,84421.3%
197024,16521.8%
198036,44650.8%
199051,83242.2%
200078,02150.5%
2010108,47239.0%

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.


Naturalization and Citizenship

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Comal 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 War
Civil War

Online Records

Korean War

Newspapers

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

Comal County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 310160
New Braunfels 78131-0160
Website

  • 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

References

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