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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]] Comanche 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]] Comanche County'' <br>  
  
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Guide to '''Comanche 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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| seat wl = Comanche
 
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| building address = Comanche County Courthouse<br>101 W. Central Avenue<br>Comanche, TX 76442
 
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== Comanche County<br> ==
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== County Information ==
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=== Comanche County ===
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/TX_Comanche.htm Comanche County Courthouse]<br> 101 W. Central Avenue<br> Comanche, TX 76442<br> Phone: 325-356-2655
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<br>County Clerk has birth, death and burial records from 1903,<br> marriage records from 1856, probate records from 1897, <br>court records from 1934 and land records from 1859<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Comanche 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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101 W. Central<br>Comanche 76442<br>Phone: 325-356-2655
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'''District Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 206<br>Comanche 76442<br>Phone: 325-356-2342
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==== Comanche 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" |1856
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1860
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1856
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/TX_Comanche.htm Comanche County Courthouse]<br> County Courthouse<br> Comanche, TX 76442<br> Phone: 915.356.2655&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death and burial records from 1903,<br> marriage records from 1856, probate records from 1897, <br>court records from 1934 and land records from 1859<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Comanche County, Texas. Page 661 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
The area was part of the land grant to Stephen F. Austin, the first settlement was in 1854, development of area started about 1873.  
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'''1854--'''The area was part of the land grant to Stephen F. Austin, the first settlement was in 1854, development of area started about 1873.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1856--'''Comanche County was created 25 January 1856 from [[Bosque County, Texas|Bosque]] and [[Coryell County, Texas|Coryell <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1229133187734_761" />]]Counties. '''County seat:''' Comanche <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1856--'''Comanche County was created 25 January 1856 from [[Bosque County, Texas Genealogy|Bosque]] and [[Coryell County, Texas Genealogy|Coryell <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1229133187734_761" />]]Counties.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Comanche <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, Comanche, Comanche|place|disp=Comanche}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Comanche, De Leon|place|disp=De Leon}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Comanche, Downing|place|disp=Downing}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Comanche | Comyn | Downing | Duster | Energy | Gustine | Hasse | Lake Proctor | Lamkin | Newburg | Proctor | Rucker | Sipe Springs | Vandyke  
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Comanche | Comyn | De Leon | Downing | Duster | Energy | Gustine | Hasse | Lake Proctor | Lamkin | Newburg | Proctor | Rucker | Sipe Springs | Vandyke  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Brown County, Texas|Brown]]  
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[[Brown County, Texas Genealogy|Brown]] {{•}} [[Eastland County, Texas Genealogy|Eastland]] {{•}} [[Erath County, Texas Genealogy|Erath]] {{•}} [[Hamilton County, Texas Genealogy|Hamilton]] {{•}} [[Mills County, Texas Genealogy|Mills]]  
*[[Eastland County, Texas|Eastland]]  
 
*[[Erath County, Texas|Erath]]  
 
*[[Hamilton County, Texas|Hamilton]]  
 
*[[Mills County, Texas|Mills]]
 
  
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<center>{{TXComanche 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
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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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=2566 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+Comanche+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/Wtx/Comanche/ListComanche.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/Default.aspx Names in Stone]
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
  
 
*''Soda Springs Community Cemeteries'', by James &amp; Donna Chapman. Book tells the history of the families of this vanished community through the lives of those buried in the six cemeteries in the area: Taylor’s Chapel/Concord, Suggs, Copperas Creek, Martin Branch, Chaney, and Robertson. From Aaron to Wright, 670 individuals buried in the six cemeteries or living persons who have chosen their resting places and erected their tombstones are included in this volume. 420 Pages. Over 350 Pictures and Historical Photographs. Available from the [http://www.comanchepubliclibrary.com/books_sale.htm Comanche Public Library].  
 
*''Soda Springs Community Cemeteries'', by James &amp; Donna Chapman. Book tells the history of the families of this vanished community through the lives of those buried in the six cemeteries in the area: Taylor’s Chapel/Concord, Suggs, Copperas Creek, Martin Branch, Chaney, and Robertson. From Aaron to Wright, 670 individuals buried in the six cemeteries or living persons who have chosen their resting places and erected their tombstones are included in this volume. 420 Pages. Over 350 Pictures and Historical Photographs. Available from the [http://www.comanchepubliclibrary.com/books_sale.htm Comanche Public Library].  
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
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==== Census  ====
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{{US Census population
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|1860= 709
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|1870= 1001
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|1880= 8608
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|1890= 15608
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|1900= 23009
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|1910= 27186
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|1920= 25748
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|1930= 18430
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|1940= 19245
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|1950= 15516
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|1960= 11865
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|1970= 11898
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|1980= 12617
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|1990= 13381
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|2000= 14026
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|2010= 13974
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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*[[Texas, Comanche County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
[[Texas, Comanche County Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Texas, Conamche County Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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==== Land  ====
  
==== Land ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*''Blazing the Way: Tales of Comanche County Pioneers'' by Eulalia Nabers Wells, 1942.  
 
*''Blazing the Way: Tales of Comanche County Pioneers'' by Eulalia Nabers Wells, 1942.  
 
*''Patchwork of Memories: Historical Sketches of Comanche County, Texas'' by the Comanche County Bicentennial Committee, 1976.  
 
*''Patchwork of Memories: Historical Sketches of Comanche County, Texas'' by the Comanche County Bicentennial Committee, 1976.  
 
*''Comanche County History: Comanche County Family Histories'', 2 volumes, by Fredda Davis Jones, 2008.  
 
*''Comanche County History: Comanche County Family Histories'', 2 volumes, by Fredda Davis Jones, 2008.  
*''101 Places to See in and Around Comanche,'' 101 contemporary views photographed by the 2008-09 students of the Comanche ISD Gifted and Talented Program, grades 1-5.&nbsp; Available from the [http://www.comanchepubliclibrary.com/books_sale.htm Comanche Public Library]
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*''101 Places to See in and Around Comanche,'' 101 contemporary views photographed by the 2008-09 students of the Comanche ISD Gifted and Talented Program, grades 1-5.&nbsp; Available from the [http://www.comanchepubliclibrary.com/books_sale.htm Comanche Public Library]  
 
 
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*[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  ====
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[[Image:Txcomanche.jpg|400px|Txcomanche.jpg]]
  
 
*[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  
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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|Comanche}}
  
 
*[http://thecomanchechief.com/ The Comanche Chief Newspaper] published weekly  
 
*[http://thecomanchechief.com/ The Comanche Chief Newspaper] published weekly  
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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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*[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  ====
 
==== 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 (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837 - 1977''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] index $
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*'''1966 - 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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*'''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)]]
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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.comanchecountytxgenealogy.org/ Comanche County Genealogical Society] meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Comanche County Historical Museum, 402 Moorman Road, Comanche, Texas<br>  
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'''Comanche County Genealogical Society'''<br> Comanche County Historical Museum<br>402 Moorman Road<br>Comanche, TX<br><br>
*[http://www.comanchepubliclibrary.com/ Comanche Public Library ]<br>311 N. Austin Street<br>Comanche, Texas 76442 <br>325-356-2122
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'''Comanche Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 411<br>Comanche 76442<br><br>  
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'''Comanche Public Library'''<br>311 N. Austin Street<br>Comanche, Texas 76442 <br>Telephone Number: 325-356-2122<br>[http://www.comanchepubliclibrary.com/ Website]<br><br>
  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
 
*[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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Guide to Comanche 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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Comanche County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Facts
Founded January 25, 1856
County Seat Comanche
Courthouse
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Address Comanche County Courthouse
101 W. Central Avenue
Comanche, TX 76442
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County Information


Comanche County

Comanche County Courthouse
101 W. Central Avenue
Comanche, TX 76442
Phone: 325-356-2655


County Clerk has birth, death and burial records from 1903,
marriage records from 1856, probate records from 1897,
court records from 1934 and land records from 1859[1]

County Clerk

101 W. Central
Comanche 76442
Phone: 325-356-2655

District Clerk

P.O. Box 206
Comanche 76442
Phone: 325-356-2342

Comanche County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1856 1860 1856 1856


History

1854--The area was part of the land grant to Stephen F. Austin, the first settlement was in 1854, development of area started about 1873.

Parent County

1856--Comanche County was created 25 January 1856 from Bosque and Coryell Counties.

  • County seat: Comanche [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

Comanche | Comyn | De Leon | Downing | Duster | Energy | Gustine | Hasse | Lake Proctor | Lamkin | Newburg | Proctor | Rucker | Sipe Springs | Vandyke

Neighboring Counties

Brown  • Eastland  • Erath  • Hamilton  • Mills


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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
  • Soda Springs Community Cemeteries, by James & Donna Chapman. Book tells the history of the families of this vanished community through the lives of those buried in the six cemeteries in the area: Taylor’s Chapel/Concord, Suggs, Copperas Creek, Martin Branch, Chaney, and Robertson. From Aaron to Wright, 670 individuals buried in the six cemeteries or living persons who have chosen their resting places and erected their tombstones are included in this volume. 420 Pages. Over 350 Pictures and Historical Photographs. Available from the Comanche Public Library.
  • Amity Cemetery in Comanche County is included Rural Cemetery Inscriptions of Brown County Supplement updated 1970-2002. Available from the Brown County Historical Society
  • Tombstone Transcription Project ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
  • Texas Historic Cemeteries ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
  • African American Cemeteries Online ~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
  • Cemetery Junction  ~  Links to cemetery transcriptions

Churches

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860709
18701,00141.2%
18808,608759.9%
189015,60881.3%
190023,00947.4%
191027,18618.2%
192025,748−5.3%
193018,430−28.4%
194019,2454.4%
195015,516−19.4%
196011,865−23.5%
197011,8980.3%
198012,6176.0%
199013,3816.1%
200014,0264.8%
201013,974−0.4%

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.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Comanche 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.

  • Blazing the Way: Tales of Comanche County Pioneers by Eulalia Nabers Wells, 1942.
  • Patchwork of Memories: Historical Sketches of Comanche County, Texas by the Comanche County Bicentennial Committee, 1976.
  • Comanche County History: Comanche County Family Histories, 2 volumes, by Fredda Davis Jones, 2008.
  • 101 Places to See in and Around Comanche, 101 contemporary views photographed by the 2008-09 students of the Comanche ISD Gifted and Talented Program, grades 1-5.  Available from the Comanche Public Library
  • 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 Comanche 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

Comanche County Genealogical Society
Comanche County Historical Museum
402 Moorman Road
Comanche, TX

Comanche Genealogical Society
PO Box 411
Comanche 76442

Comanche Public Library
311 N. Austin Street
Comanche, Texas 76442
Telephone Number: 325-356-2122
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

  • 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), Comanche 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).

FamilySearch Historical Record Collections

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