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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties F|Counties F]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Fannin County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Fannin County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Fannin 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
 
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| seat wl = Bonham
 
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== County Information ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.co.fannin.tx.us/ips/cms Fannin County Courthouse]<br> 101 Sam Rayburn Drive<br> Bonham, TX 75418<br> Phone: 903.583.7486
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County Clerk has birth records from 1903 with a few 1874-1876, <br>death records from 1903, marriage records from 1852, probate,<br> land and court records from 1838<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fannin County, Texas. Page 663 {{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 E. Sam Rayburn Dr. Ste. 102<br>Bonham 75418<br>Phone: 903-583-7486
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'''District Clerk'''
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101 E. Sam Rayburn Dr. Ste. 201<br>Bonham 75418<br>Phone: 903-583-7459
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== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Fannin County, Texas Record Dates ====
  
[http://www.co.fannin.tx.us/ips/cms Fannin County Courthouse]<br> 101 Sam Rayburn Drive<br> Bonham, TX 75418<br> Phone: 903.583.7486 <br><br>County Clerk has birth records from 1903 with a few 1874-1876, <br>death records from 1903, marriage records from 1852, probate,<br> land and court records from 1838<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fannin County, Texas. Page 663 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land |'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1903
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1838
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1838
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
The first permanent settlement was at Tulip in 1836.  
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'''1836--'''The first permanent settlement was at Tulip in 1836.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1837--'''Fannin County was created 14 December 1837 from [[Red River County, Texas|Red River]] County. '''County seat:''' Bonham <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1837--'''Fannin County was created 14 December 1837 from [[Red River County, Texas Genealogy|Red River]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Bonham <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  ====
  
'''1929''' -- Courthouse caught fire on December 31, 1929.&nbsp; Records in the District Clerk's office and County Clerk's office were saved.&nbsp; Many other county records were destroyed.&nbsp; The courthouse was rebuilt.<ref>Bonham, TX Fannin County Courthouse Fire, Dec 1929 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/10007/bonham-tx-courthouse-fire-dec-1929</ref>  
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'''1929''' -- Courthouse caught fire on December 31, 1929.&nbsp; Records in the District Clerk's office and County Clerk's office were saved.&nbsp; Many other county records were destroyed.&nbsp; The courthouse was rebuilt.<ref>Bonham, TX Fannin County Courthouse Fire, Dec 1929 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/10007/bonham-tx-courthouse-fire-dec-1929</ref>
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Fannin, Bonham|place|disp=Bonham}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Fannin, Dodd City|place|disp=Dodd City}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Fannin, Honey Grove|place|disp=Honey Grove}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Fannin, Leonard|place|disp=Leonard}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Fannin, Orangeville|place|disp=Orangeville}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Fannin, Windom|place|disp=Windom}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bryan County, Oklahoma|Bryan County, Oklahoma]]  
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[[Bryan County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Bryan County, Oklahoma]] {{•}} [[Collin County, Texas Genealogy|Collin]] {{•}} [[Delta County, Texas Genealogy|Delta]] {{•}} [[Grayson County, Texas Genealogy|Grayson]] {{•}} [[Hunt County, Texas Genealogy|Hunt]] {{•}} [[Lamar County, Texas Genealogy|Lamar]]  
*[[Collin County, Texas|Collin]]  
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<center>{{TX FANNIN County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Delta County, Texas|Delta]]  
 
*[[Grayson County, Texas|Grayson]]  
 
*[[Hunt County, Texas|Hunt]]  
 
*[[Lamar County, Texas|Lamar]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots] ~ USGenWeb  
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy  
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas] ~ African Ancestored Genealogy  
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy] ~ Access Genealogy  
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*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records](images) - FamilySearch<br>
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=46&GScnty=2593&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|419700|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2593 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |  [http://www.linkpendium.com/fannin-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Fannin+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/fannin.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Fannin/ListFannin.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/cemeteries.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/fannin/fannin-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Texas&county=Fannin&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=74 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.txfannin.org/cemeteries.php TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22649&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=94&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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[http://txfannin.org/cemeteries.php Fannin County TXGenWeb]- This is the most complete collection of Fannin County, TX cemetery information on the web. You will find photographs, obituaries and many other catagories of information. 
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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''Additional Cemetery Sources''
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/cemeteries.htm Fannin County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://www.txfannin.org/cemeteries.php Cemeteries of Fannin County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
 
*[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://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  ====
  
==== Census  ====
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{{US Census population
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|1850= 3788
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|1860= 9217
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|1870= 13207
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|1880= 25501
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|1890= 38709
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|1900= 51793
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|1910= 44801
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|1920= 48186
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|1930= 41163
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|1940= 41064
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|1950= 31253
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|1960= 23880
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|1970= 22705
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|1980= 24285
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|1990= 24804
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|2000= 31242
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|2010= 33915
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*[http://www.txfannin.org/census.php?type=slaves&year=1840 1840 Texas Slave Holders]  
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*'''1840''' [http://www.txfannin.org/census.php?type=slaves&year=1840 Texas Slave Holders]  
*[http://www.txfannin.org/census.php?type=slaves&year=1850 1850 Fannin County Slave Holders]  
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*'''1850''' [http://www.txfannin.org/census.php?type=slaves&year=1850 Fannin County Slave Holders]  
*[http://www.txfannin.org/census.php?type=deaths&year=1850 1850 Fannin County Mortality Index]  
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*'''1850''' [http://www.txfannin.org/census.php?type=deaths&year=1850 Fannin County Mortality Index]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/census/1850/index/indx-a-j.txt 1850 Fannin County Census A-J]  
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*'''1850''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/census/1850/index/indx-a-j.txt Fannin County Census A-J]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/census/1850/index/indx-k-z.txt 1850 Fannin County Census K-Z]  
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*'''1850''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/census/1850/index/indx-k-z.txt Fannin County Census K-Z]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/census/1850/pg0142a.txt 1850 Fannin County Census 142a - 153b]  
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*'''1850''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/census/1850/pg0142a.txt Fannin County Census 142a - 153b]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/census/1850/pg0154a.txt 1850 Fannin County Census 154a - 166a]  
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*'''1850''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/census/1850/pg0154a.txt Fannin County Census 154a - 166a]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/census/1850/pg0166b.txt 1850 Fannin County Census 166b - 178b]  
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*'''1850''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/census/1850/pg0166b.txt Fannin County Census 166b - 178b]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/census/1850/pg0179a.txt 1850 Fannin County Census 179a - End]  
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*'''1850''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/census/1850/pg0179a.txt Fannin County Census 179a - End]  
*[http://www.txfannin.org/census.php?type=slaves&year=1860 1860 Texas Slave Holders]  
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*'''1860''' [http://www.txfannin.org/census.php?type=slaves&year=1860 Texas Slave Holders]  
*[http://www.txfannin.org/census.php?type=deaths&year=1860 1860 Mortality Index]  
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*'''1860''' [http://www.txfannin.org/census.php?type=deaths&year=1860 Mortality Index]  
*[http://www.txfannin.org/census.php?type=index 1860 Fannin County Census Index] with active links to images  
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*'''1860''' [http://www.txfannin.org/census.php?type=index Fannin County Census Index] with active links to images  
*1860 Fannin County Census - Partial Transcription  
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*'''1860''' Fannin County Census - Partial Transcription  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/census/1860/1860fed.txt 1860 Census - 168A to 184A]  
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*'''1860''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/census/1860/1860fed.txt Census - 168A to 184A]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/census/1860/pg00028.txt 1860 Census - 185A to 194A]  
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*'''1860''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/census/1860/pg00028.txt Census - 185A to 194A]  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/census/1860/pg00158.txt 1860 Census - 194B to 204A]  
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*'''1860''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/census/1860/pg00158.txt Census - 194B to 204A]  
*[http://www.txfannin.org/census.php?type=deaths&year=1870 1870 Fannin County Mortality Index]
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*'''1870''' [http://www.txfannin.org/census.php?type=deaths&year=1870 Fannin County Mortality Index]
  
 
=== Church  ===
 
=== Church  ===
  
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
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*[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]
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Court  ===
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=== Land  ===
  
==== Land ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/land/fannin.txt Land Abstract Indicies] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/land/fannin.txt Land Abstract Indicies] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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*'''1906-1989''' {{RecordSearch|1389983|Texas, Naturalization Records}} — index and images
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=== Local Histories  ===
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_in_Texas Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Wikipedia
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_in_Texas Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Wikipedia
  
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[[Image:Txfannin.jpg|400px|Txfannin.jpg]]
  
 
*[http://www.txfannin.org/maps.php Fannin County Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txfannin.org/maps.php Fannin County Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
  
==== Military  ====
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=== 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 '''$'''
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*[http://www.txfannin.org/militaryinfo.php Fannin County Interments with War Related Inscriptions]  ~ TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''1845-1848''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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=====Civil War=====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/military/civilwar/pensions/fannicsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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'''Online Records'''
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/military/civilwar/pensions/fanningt.txt Confederate Indigent Families List&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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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
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/military/wwii/wwii.txt Fightin' Men of Texas, WWII]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index 
*[http://www.txfannin.org/militaryinfo.php Fannin County Interments with War Related Inscriptions]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/military/civilwar/pensions/fannicsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[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://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/military/civilwar/pensions/fanningt.txt Confederate Indigent Families List] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
 
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=====World War II=====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/military/wwii/wwii.txt Fightin' Men of Texas, WWII] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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=== Newspapers  ===
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Fannin}}
  
 
*Wikipedia has a list of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives online newspaper archives] for Texas.  
 
*Wikipedia has a list of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives online newspaper archives] for Texas.  
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=22139 {{nowrap|The Paris News}}] from 1925 that may include residents from Fannin County.
 
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=22139 {{nowrap|The Paris News}}] from 1925 that may include residents from Fannin County.
  
==== Obituaries  ====
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=== Obituaries<br> ===
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Probate  ===
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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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)
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=== Taxation  ===
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
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=== Vital Records  ===
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
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===== Birth =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates] (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''' [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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*'''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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*'''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  =====
  
*[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 Death Indexes and Records''
  
<br>  
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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. 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
  
==== Taxation ====
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===== Divorce =====
  
==== Vital Records ====
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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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*[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.
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
 
  
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*'''1850-1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Bertha Voyer Memorial Library<br>500 N 6th St<br>Honey Grove, TX 75446<br>Phone: (903) 378-2206<br>[http://www.honeygrove.org/ Website]  
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'''Tri-county Genealogical Society'''<br> PO Box 107<br> Leonard 75452 <br>[http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/fannin-county/#sthash.UIXfiWgz.dpuf Website]<br><br>
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'''Fannin County Genealogical Society'''<br> 204 West 10th Street<br> Bonham, Texas 75418<br><br>
  
<br>Bonham Public Library<br>305 E 5th St<br>Bonham, TX 75418<br>Phone: (903) 583-3128<br>[http://bonhamtx.booksys.net/ Website]
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'''Fannin County Genealogical and Historical Society'''<br>605 Agnew<br>Bonham 75418<br><br>  
  
<br>Leonard Public Library<br>102 S Main<br>Leonard, TX 75452<br>Phone: (903) 587-2391  
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'''Bertha Voyer Memorial Library'''<br>500 N 6th St<br>Honey Grove, TX 75446<br>Telephone Number: 903-378-2206<br>[http://www.honeygrove.org/ Website] <br><br>
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'''Bonham Public Library'''<br>305 E 5th St<br>Bonham, TX 75418<br>Telephone Number: 903-583-3128<br>[http://bonhamtx.booksys.net/ Website] <br><br>
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'''Leonard Public Library'''<br>102 S Main<br>Leonard, TX 75452<br>Telephone Number: 903-587-2391<br><br>
  
 
==== Family History Center  ====
 
==== Family History Center  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Bonham Texas Family History Center]]
 
*[[Bonham Texas Family History Center]]
  
Texas Hwy 78 South<br>Bonham, Fannin, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 903-583-4949<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  
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Texas Hwy 78 South<br>Bonham, Fannin, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 903-583-4949<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
  
== Web Sites  ==
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== Webs Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.txfannin.org/ Fannin County TXGenWeb site]  
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*[http://www.txfannin.org/ Fannin County TXGenWeb site] ~ This website contains the largest collection of Fannin County information on the internet.&nbsp;The Cemetery collection is the most complete and there are more than 10,000 obituaries and the numbers are climbing regularly. No other website compares to this one for Fannin County research.<br>
 
*[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.
 
 
*[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+Fannin|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.honeygrovepreservation.org/ Honey Grove Preservation League] ~ This website contains a lot of historical information about the Honey Grove area. It includes directories as well as photographs and other information. <br>
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*[http://www.fannincountyhistory.org/ Fannin County Historical Commission]<br>
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*{{FHL|Texas Fannin|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.
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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United States
Texas
Fannin County

Guide to Fannin 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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County Seat Bonham
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County Information


County Courthouse

Fannin County Courthouse
101 Sam Rayburn Drive
Bonham, TX 75418
Phone: 903.583.7486

County Clerk has birth records from 1903 with a few 1874-1876,
death records from 1903, marriage records from 1852, probate,
land and court records from 1838[1]

County Clerk

101 E. Sam Rayburn Dr. Ste. 102
Bonham 75418
Phone: 903-583-7486

District Clerk

101 E. Sam Rayburn Dr. Ste. 201
Bonham 75418
Phone: 903-583-7459

Fannin County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1852 1850 1838 1838


History

1836--The first permanent settlement was at Tulip in 1836.

Parent County

1837--Fannin County was created 14 December 1837 from Red River County.

  • County seat: Bonham [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Fannin County border changes. The county borders have not changed since 1846.

Record Loss

1929 -- Courthouse caught fire on December 31, 1929.  Records in the District Clerk's office and County Clerk's office were saved.  Many other county records were destroyed.  The courthouse was rebuilt.[3]

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Bryan County, Oklahoma  • Collin  • Delta  • Grayson  • Hunt  • Lamar

Hunt CountyCollin CountyGrayson CountyBryan CountyLamar CountyFannin CountyDelta CountyTX FANNIN.JPG
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Resources

African American

Cemeteries

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

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
FindAGrave Family History Library FindAGrave
Linkpendium WorldCat Tombstone Project
Billion Graves (name) Cemeteries of TX
GenWeb Archives Texas Cemeteries
Billion Graves (cemetery) TX Gravestones
TXGenWeb Epodunk
Names in Stone
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Fannin County TXGenWeb- This is the most complete collection of Fannin County, TX cemetery information on the web. You will find photographs, obituaries and many other catagories of information.

Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18503,788
18609,217143.3%
187013,20743.3%
188025,50193.1%
189038,70951.8%
190051,79333.8%
191044,801−13.5%
192048,1867.6%
193041,163−14.6%
194041,064−0.2%
195031,253−23.9%
196023,880−23.6%
197022,705−4.9%
198024,2857.0%
199024,8042.1%
200031,24226.0%
201033,9158.6%

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 Fannin 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-American War
Civil War

Online Records

World War II

Newspapers

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

Tri-county Genealogical Society
PO Box 107
Leonard 75452
Website

Fannin County Genealogical Society
204 West 10th Street
Bonham, Texas 75418

Fannin County Genealogical and Historical Society
605 Agnew
Bonham 75418

Bertha Voyer Memorial Library
500 N 6th St
Honey Grove, TX 75446
Telephone Number: 903-378-2206
Website

Bonham Public Library
305 E 5th St
Bonham, TX 75418
Telephone Number: 903-583-3128
Website

Leonard Public Library
102 S Main
Leonard, TX 75452
Telephone Number: 903-587-2391

Family History Center

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.

Texas Hwy 78 South
Bonham, Fannin, Texas, United States
Phone: 903-583-4949

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

Webs Sites

  • Fannin County TXGenWeb site ~ This website contains the largest collection of Fannin County information on the internet. The Cemetery collection is the most complete and there are more than 10,000 obituaries and the numbers are climbing regularly. No other website compares to this one for Fannin County research.
  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
  • Honey Grove Preservation League ~ This website contains a lot of historical information about the Honey Grove area. It includes directories as well as photographs and other information.
  • Fannin County Historical Commission
  • 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), Fannin 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. Bonham, TX Fannin County Courthouse Fire, Dec 1929 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/10007/bonham-tx-courthouse-fire-dec-1929