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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties E|Counties E]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Eastland 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 E|Counties E]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Eastland County'' <br>  
  
Guide to '''Eastland County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Eastland 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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{{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records|left}}<br>
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
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| seat wl = Eastland
 
| seat wl = Eastland
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| building image = TexasEastlandCourthouse.jpg
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
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[[Image:TexasEastlandCourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|291px|TexasEastlandCourthouse.jpg]][http://www.eastlandcountytexas.com/ Eastland County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 110;<br>Eastland, TX 76448<br>Phone: 254.629.1583
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=== County Courthouse ===
  
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[http://www.eastlandcountytexas.com/ Eastland County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 110;<br>Eastland, TX 76448<br>Phone: 254-629-1583<br> <br>  
  
 
County Clerk has birth and death records 1903-1930 and 1940-1950, marriage records from 1874, land records from 1870, probate records from 1882 and military discharge from 1919; District Court has divorce records from 1903<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Eastland County, Texas. Page 663 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>  
 
County Clerk has birth and death records 1903-1930 and 1940-1950, marriage records from 1874, land records from 1870, probate records from 1882 and military discharge from 1919; District Court has divorce records from 1903<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Eastland County, Texas. Page 663 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>  
  
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County Clerk
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P.O. Box 110<br>Eastland 76448<br>Phone: 254-629-1583<br>Fax: 254-329-8125<br> District Clerk 100 West Main St. Suite 206<br>Eastland 76448<br>Phone: 254-629-2664<br>
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[http://www3.historictexas.net/eastland-county/eastland-county-courthouses Eastland County Courthouse History]
 
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==== Eastland 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" |1873
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1860
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1874
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1874
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1858--'''Eastland County was created 1 February 1858 from [[Bosque County, Texas|Bosque]], [[Coryell County, Texas|Coryell]] and [[Travis County, Texas|Travis]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Eastland <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1858--'''Eastland County was created 1 February 1858 from [[Bosque County, Texas Genealogy|Bosque]], [[Coryell County, Texas Genealogy|Coryell]] and [[Travis County, Texas Genealogy|Travis]] Counties.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Eastland <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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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Eastland, Cisco|place|disp=Cisco}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Eastland, Eastland|place|disp=Eastland}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Eastland, Ranger|place|disp=Ranger}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Eastland, Sabanna|place|disp=Sabanna}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Brown County, Texas|Brown]]  
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[[Brown County, Texas Genealogy|Brown]] {{•}} [[Callahan County, Texas Genealogy|Callahan]] {{•}} [[Comanche County, Texas Genealogy|Comanche]] {{•}} [[Erath County, Texas Genealogy|Erath]] {{•}} [[Palo Pinto County, Texas Genealogy|Palo Pinto]] {{•}} [[Shackelford County, Texas Genealogy|Shackelford]] {{•}} [[Stephens County, Texas Genealogy|Stephens]]  
*[[Callahan County, Texas|Callahan]]  
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<center>{{TX Eastland County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Comanche County, Texas|Comanche]]  
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== Resources  ==
*[[Erath County, Texas|Erath]]  
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*[[Palo Pinto County, Texas|Palo Pinto]]  
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==== African American  ====
*[[Shackelford County, Texas|Shackelford]]  
 
*[[Stephens County, Texas|Stephens]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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*'''1865-1870--'''[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records] (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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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Findagrave.com]
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2586 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+Eastland+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://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=22642 Epodunk ]
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Eastland/ListEastland.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
  
 
*''Eastland County, Texas Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol 1- 3'', Compiled by Weldon I. Hudson and Shirley Brittain Cawyer, are available at the Centennial Library in Eastland, and may be on the shelves at other libraries, as well.&nbsp; These books were reprinted in 2005 and may be commercially available.  
 
*''Eastland County, Texas Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol 1- 3'', Compiled by Weldon I. Hudson and Shirley Brittain Cawyer, are available at the Centennial Library in Eastland, and may be on the shelves at other libraries, as well.&nbsp; These books were reprinted in 2005 and may be commercially available.  
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**''Volume 2.'' Cemeteries included: Eastland, Pleasant Grove, Lem Switch (or Briggs Owen), Corinth, Bedford, Reagan (or Latham), Central Methodist, Downtain, Murray Memorial, Jewell, Sutton, McBroom, Jordan, Baseline, Basham, Carbon Restland, Pleasant Hill, Flatwood, Bear Springs, Pleasant Valley, Hittson and Big Sandy, Union (or Cook), Romney, Nimrod, Brown, Coyote Peak, Center Point, Liberty, Salt Tank, Curtis, Elm, Long Branch, Booger Mountain, Thannisch (or Morgan), Lutheran No. 1, Lutheran No. 2, Lutheran - Massman, Unmarked Gravesites, and "Genealogical Notes from Arrington's Funeral Home."  
 
**''Volume 2.'' Cemeteries included: Eastland, Pleasant Grove, Lem Switch (or Briggs Owen), Corinth, Bedford, Reagan (or Latham), Central Methodist, Downtain, Murray Memorial, Jewell, Sutton, McBroom, Jordan, Baseline, Basham, Carbon Restland, Pleasant Hill, Flatwood, Bear Springs, Pleasant Valley, Hittson and Big Sandy, Union (or Cook), Romney, Nimrod, Brown, Coyote Peak, Center Point, Liberty, Salt Tank, Curtis, Elm, Long Branch, Booger Mountain, Thannisch (or Morgan), Lutheran No. 1, Lutheran No. 2, Lutheran - Massman, Unmarked Gravesites, and "Genealogical Notes from Arrington's Funeral Home."  
 
**''Volume 3.'' Cemeteries included: Oakwood (at Cisco), Rising Star, Tipton (or Bois d'Arc), Scranton, Lane, Pioneer, Sabanno, Dothan, Short Graves, Monroe, Haskell, Mitchell, Wayside, Pisgah, Morgan (or Hale), Bacon Ranch Graves, and Unmarked Graves.  
 
**''Volume 3.'' Cemeteries included: Oakwood (at Cisco), Rising Star, Tipton (or Bois d'Arc), Scranton, Lane, Pioneer, Sabanno, Dothan, Short Graves, Monroe, Haskell, Mitchell, Wayside, Pisgah, Morgan (or Hale), Bacon Ranch Graves, and Unmarked Graves.  
*[http://www.eastland.net/city/cemetery/cemetery.htm Eastland City Cemetery], listing of all graves online from eastland.net&nbsp; (After the page opens, scroll to the bottom until you see "Eastland Cemetery Interment Listing").&nbsp; Bury Patch, by Dean Vernon, a book about the cemetery with transcriptions is available from the City of Eastland, 113 E Commerce St., Eastland, TX 76448. Cost $25.00, plus tax and shipping.&nbsp; (254) 629-3349.
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*[http://www.eastland.net/city/cemetery/cemetery.htm Eastland City Cemetery], listing of all graves online from eastland.net&nbsp; (After the page opens, scroll to the bottom until you see "Eastland Cemetery Interment Listing").&nbsp; Bury Patch, by Dean Vernon, a book about the cemetery with transcriptions is available from the City of Eastland, 113 E Commerce St., Eastland, TX 76448. Cost $25.00, plus tax and shipping. Phone:254-629-3349<br>
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*[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  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[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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|1860= 99
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|1870= 88
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|1880= 4855
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|1890= 10373
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|1900= 17971
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|1910= 23421
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|1920= 58505
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|1930= 34156
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|1940= 30345
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|1950= 23942
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|1960= 19526
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|1970= 18092
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|1980= 19480
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|1990= 18488
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|2000= 18297
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|2010= 18583
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
'''A wiki article describing an online collections is found at:'''
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*T[[Texas, Eastland County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|exas, Eastland County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] - Wiki Article
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==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
T[[Texas, Eastland County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|exas, Eastland County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
  
==== Land ====
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*'''1906-1989''' {{RecordSearch|1389983|Texas, Naturalization Records}} — index and images
{{TX Land}}
 
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''History of Eastland County, Texas'', by Edwin T. Cox, (San Antonio: Naylor, 1950).  
 
*''History of Eastland County, Texas'', by Edwin T. Cox, (San Antonio: Naylor, 1950).  
 
*''Eastland County, Texas: A Historical and Biographical Survey'', by Ruby Pearl Ghormley, (Austin: Rupegy, 1969).  
 
*''Eastland County, Texas: A Historical and Biographical Survey'', by Ruby Pearl Ghormley, (Austin: Rupegy, 1969).  
*''The History of Eastland County, 1873-1973''.
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*''The History of Eastland County, 1873-1973''.  
 
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*[http://www3.historictexas.net/eastland-county/eastland-county-history-1922 History of Eastland County Written in 1922] at historictexas.net<span id="1413943712869E" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span>
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*[http://www.eastlandfoundation.com/countyMuseum.html Eastland County Museum]  
 
*[http://www.eastlandfoundation.com/countyMuseum.html Eastland County Museum]  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txeastland.jpg|400px|Txeastland.jpg]]
  
 
*[http://www.cityofeastland.com/maps.html Eastland City Maps] from cityofeastland.com<br>  
 
*[http://www.cityofeastland.com/maps.html Eastland City Maps] from cityofeastland.com<br>  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
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*'''1838-1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research 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
 
*[http://www.eastlandfoundation.com/warMemorial.html Eastland Cemetery War Memorials]  
 
*[http://www.eastlandfoundation.com/warMemorial.html Eastland Cemetery War Memorials]  
 
*[http://www.ancestralheroes.com/special/eastland-co-tx Eastland County Heroes] at ancestralheroes.com  
 
*[http://www.ancestralheroes.com/special/eastland-co-tx Eastland County Heroes] at ancestralheroes.com  
*[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]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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=====Mexican-American War=====
*[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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*'''1845-1848''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War 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|Eastland}}  
 
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Eastland}}  
  
*[http://e-cinc.com/ Eastland Telegram, Cisco Press, Ranger Times, The Rising Star] - newspapers. Published twice weekly (except for The Rising Star which is published on Thursdays). PDF version of each issue on line within a couple of weeks of publication.<br>  
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*[http://www.eastlandcountytoday.com/ Eastland Telegram, Cisco Press, Ranger Times, Gorman Progress and The Rising Star] - newspapers. Published twice weekly (except for The Rising Star which is published on Thursdays). Available online by subscription. <br>  
 
*[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  
 
*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)  
 
*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)  
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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  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}  
 
{{TX Probate Intro}}  
  
*[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}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1800–2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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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  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}  
 
{{TX Vital Intro}}  
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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===== 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] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
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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] 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] - FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837-1977''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] index $
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*'''1837-1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records] - FamilySearch. Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.<br>
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*'''1966-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records] - Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages] - 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 [with images]] 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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*'''1903-1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials] (index) - FamilySearch
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*'''1903-1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates] 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://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index] [no images] 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}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1968-2005''' [http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records] ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1968-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
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*'''1850-1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Centennial Memorial Library<br>210 S Lamar St<br>Eastland, TX 76448<br>Phone: (254) 629-2281  
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'''Eastland County Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 6<br> 609 Marsh St<br> Eastland 76448<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txeastla/other.html website]<br><br>
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'''Ranger Historical Preservation Society'''<br> PO Box 320<br> Ranger 76470 <br>[http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/eastland-county/#sthash.YxbQ5w0e.dpuf website]<br><br>
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'''Centennial Memorial Library'''<br>210 S Lamar St<br>Eastland, TX 76448<br>Telephone Number: 254-629-2281  
  
<br>Cisco Public Library<br>600 Ave G<br>Cisco, TX 76437<br>Phone: (254) 442-1020  
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<br>Cisco Public Library<br>600 Ave G<br>Cisco, TX 76437<br>Telephone Number: 254-442-1020  
  
<br>Ranger City Library<br>718 Pine St<br>Ranger, TX 76470<br>Phone: (254) 647-1880  
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<br>Ranger City Library<br>718 Pine St<br>Ranger, TX 76470<br>Telephone Number: 254-647-1880  
  
<br>Charlie Garrett Memorial Library<br>103 S Fisher<br>Gorman, TX 76454<br>Phone: (254) 734-3301  
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<br>Charlie Garrett Memorial Library<br>103 S Fisher<br>Gorman, TX 76454<br>Telephone Number: 254-734-3301  
  
 
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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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*[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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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txeastla/ Eastland County TXGenWeb site]. History, cemeteries, business, school information, marriages, maps, family information, etc.<br>  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txeastla/ Eastland County TXGenWeb site]. History, cemeteries, business, school information, marriages, maps, family information, etc.<br>  
 
*[http://www3.familyoldphotos.com/mainlist/tx/counties/Eastland+Co+TX Eastland County Old Photos], old photographs of people and places in Eastland, Ranger, Cisco and other parts of Eastland County, Texas.  
 
*[http://www3.familyoldphotos.com/mainlist/tx/counties/Eastland+Co+TX Eastland County Old Photos], old photographs of people and places in Eastland, Ranger, Cisco and other parts of Eastland County, Texas.  
 
*City of Eastland: [http://www.eastlandtexas.com eastlandtexas.com] and [http://www.cityofeastland.com/ cityofeastland.com] websites.  
 
*City of Eastland: [http://www.eastlandtexas.com eastlandtexas.com] and [http://www.cityofeastland.com/ cityofeastland.com] websites.  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
 
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Eastland|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas Eastland|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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Guide to Eastland 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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Facts
Founded February 1, 1858
County Seat Eastland
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County Information


County Courthouse

Eastland County Courthouse
PO Box 110;
Eastland, TX 76448
Phone: 254-629-1583

County Clerk has birth and death records 1903-1930 and 1940-1950, marriage records from 1874, land records from 1870, probate records from 1882 and military discharge from 1919; District Court has divorce records from 1903[1]

County Clerk

P.O. Box 110
Eastland 76448
Phone: 254-629-1583
Fax: 254-329-8125
District Clerk 100 West Main St. Suite 206
Eastland 76448
Phone: 254-629-2664

Eastland County Courthouse History

Eastland County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1873 1860 1874 1874


History

Parent County

1858--Eastland County was created 1 February 1858 from Bosque, Coryell and Travis Counties.

  • County seat: Eastland [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1896--Eastland County Courthouse, a three-story stone building, burned on November 29, 1896.  The records are believed to have been saved. [3]

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Carbon | Cisco | Desdemona | Eastland | Gorman | Kokomo | Mangum | Nimrod | Olden | Pioneer | Ranger | Rising Star | Romney | Sabanno | Scranton

Neighboring Counties

Brown  • Callahan  • Comanche  • Erath  • Palo Pinto  • Shackelford  • Stephens

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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

Epodunk

Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources
  • Eastland County, Texas Cemetery Inscriptions, Vol 1- 3, Compiled by Weldon I. Hudson and Shirley Brittain Cawyer, are available at the Centennial Library in Eastland, and may be on the shelves at other libraries, as well.  These books were reprinted in 2005 and may be commercially available.
    • Volume 1. Cemeteries included: Desdemona, Howard, Davidson (or Tanner), Arther Grave, Tudor (or Gourdneck), Evans Family, Gregg Family, Alameda, Pilgrim, Dabney, Cook, Cross Roads, Tracy (or Brewster), Russell Creek (or Lemley), Bullock, Colony, Moss Curve, Evegreen (Ranger City Cemetery), Pioneer (Ranger City Cemetery), Merriman, Gorman and Oaklawn, Ellison's Spring, Elm (or Midway), Simpson, Mangum Family, Kokomo, Ames, Bollinger (or Freedom), Staff, Providence (or McGough Springs or Comfort), and McGough.
    • Volume 2. Cemeteries included: Eastland, Pleasant Grove, Lem Switch (or Briggs Owen), Corinth, Bedford, Reagan (or Latham), Central Methodist, Downtain, Murray Memorial, Jewell, Sutton, McBroom, Jordan, Baseline, Basham, Carbon Restland, Pleasant Hill, Flatwood, Bear Springs, Pleasant Valley, Hittson and Big Sandy, Union (or Cook), Romney, Nimrod, Brown, Coyote Peak, Center Point, Liberty, Salt Tank, Curtis, Elm, Long Branch, Booger Mountain, Thannisch (or Morgan), Lutheran No. 1, Lutheran No. 2, Lutheran - Massman, Unmarked Gravesites, and "Genealogical Notes from Arrington's Funeral Home."
    • Volume 3. Cemeteries included: Oakwood (at Cisco), Rising Star, Tipton (or Bois d'Arc), Scranton, Lane, Pioneer, Sabanno, Dothan, Short Graves, Monroe, Haskell, Mitchell, Wayside, Pisgah, Morgan (or Hale), Bacon Ranch Graves, and Unmarked Graves.
  • Eastland City Cemetery, listing of all graves online from eastland.net  (After the page opens, scroll to the bottom until you see "Eastland Cemetery Interment Listing").  Bury Patch, by Dean Vernon, a book about the cemetery with transcriptions is available from the City of Eastland, 113 E Commerce St., Eastland, TX 76448. Cost $25.00, plus tax and shipping. Phone:254-629-3349

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
186099
187088−11.1%
18804,8555,417.0%
189010,373113.7%
190017,97173.2%
191023,42130.3%
192058,505149.8%
193034,156−41.6%
194030,345−11.2%
195023,942−21.1%
196019,526−18.4%
197018,092−7.3%
198019,4807.7%
199018,488−5.1%
200018,297−1.0%
201018,5831.6%


Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.


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 Eastland 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.

  • History of Eastland County, by Mrs. George Langston,  (Dallas: Aldridge, 1904). Full text version online at archive.org.
  • History of Eastland County, Texas, by Edwin T. Cox, (San Antonio: Naylor, 1950).
  • Eastland County, Texas: A Historical and Biographical Survey, by Ruby Pearl Ghormley, (Austin: Rupegy, 1969).
  • The History of Eastland County, 1873-1973.
  • History of Eastland County Written in 1922 at historictexas.net

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 Eastland County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

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

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

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

Eastland County Genealogical Society
PO Box 6
609 Marsh St
Eastland 76448
website

Ranger Historical Preservation Society
PO Box 320
Ranger 76470
website

Centennial Memorial Library
210 S Lamar St
Eastland, TX 76448
Telephone Number: 254-629-2281


Cisco Public Library
600 Ave G
Cisco, TX 76437
Telephone Number: 254-442-1020


Ranger City Library
718 Pine St
Ranger, TX 76470
Telephone Number: 254-647-1880


Charlie Garrett Memorial Library
103 S Fisher
Gorman, TX 76454
Telephone Number: 254-734-3301


  • 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), Eastland County, Texas. Page 663 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. GenDisasters.com - Eastland, TX Courthouse Fire, Nov 1896 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17829/eastland-tx-courthouse-fire-nov-1896