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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]] Floyd County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Floyd County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Floyd County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| seat wl = Floydada
 
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== County Information ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
  
== County Courthouse<br> ==
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[http://www.txfloyd.org/ Floyd County Courthouse ]<br>100 S Main Street<br> PO Box 476<br> Floydada, TX 79235<br> Phone: 806.983.4900
  
[http://www.txfloyd.org/ Floyd County Courthouse ]<br>100 S Main Street<br> PO Box 476<br> Floydada, TX 79235<br> Phone: 806.983.4900
 
  
 
County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate and court records from 1903 <br>and land records from 1876; District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Floyd 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, marriage, death, probate and court records from 1903 <br>and land records from 1876; District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Floyd 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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100 Main St. Rm. 101<br>Floydada 79235<br>Phone: 806-983-4900
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'''District Clerk'''
  
Floyd County has had three courthouses. The first, built in 1892 was a 48'x48' frame structure. The second courthouse, a brick building with a bell tower and clock, was built in 1911, and was torn down after the opening of the present courthouse.&nbsp;<ref>HistoricTexas.net: Floyd County http://www3.historictexas.net/floyd-county-texas</ref>&nbsp;<ref>Texas Escapes: Floyd County Courthouse http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasPanhandleTowns/FloydadaTexas/FloydadaTexasFloydCountyCourthouse.htm</ref>  
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105 South Main Street, Room 207<br>Floydada, TX 79235<br>Phone: 806-983-4923<br>Fax: 806-983-4938 <br>  
  
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<br> Floyd County has had three courthouses. The first, built in 1892 was a 48'x48' frame structure. The second courthouse, a brick building with a bell tower and clock, was built in 1911, and was torn down after the opening of the present courthouse.&nbsp;<ref>HistoricTexas.net: Floyd County http://www3.historictexas.net/floyd-county-texas</ref>&nbsp;<ref>Texas Escapes: Floyd County Courthouse http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasPanhandleTowns/FloydadaTexas/FloydadaTexasFloydCountyCourthouse.htm</ref>
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==== Floyd 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" |1890
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1890
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1890
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== History ==
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== History ==
  
The first permanent settlers arrived in 1884.  
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'''1884--'''The first permanent settlers arrived in 1884.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1876--'''Floyd County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. Until 1890, when Floyd County was organized, the county was attached to [[Donley County, Texas|Donley]] County for administration purposes.&nbsp;<ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Floyd County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcf05</ref>  
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'''1876--'''Floyd County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. Until 1890, when Floyd County was organized, the county was attached to [[Donley County, Texas Genealogy|Donley]] County for administration purposes.&nbsp;<ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Floyd County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcf05</ref>  
  
 
'''County seat:''' Originally, Floyd City.&nbsp; The town's name was changed in 1892 to Floydada <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''County seat:''' Originally, Floyd City.&nbsp; The town's name was changed in 1892 to Floydada <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Floyd, Floydada|place|disp=Floydada}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Briscoe County, Texas|Briscoe]]  
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[[Briscoe County, Texas Genealogy|Briscoe]] {{•}} [[Crosby County, Texas Genealogy|Crosby]] {{•}} [[Dickens County, Texas Genealogy|Dickens]] {{•}} [[Hale County, Texas Genealogy|Hale]] {{•}} [[Lubbock County, Texas Genealogy|Lubbock]] {{•}} [[Motley County, Texas Genealogy|Motley]] {{•}} [[Swisher County, Texas Genealogy|Swisher]]  
*[[Crosby County, Texas|Crosby]]  
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<center>{{TX FLOYD County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Dickens County, Texas|Dickens]]  
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== Resources  ==
*[[Hale County, Texas|Hale]]  
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*[[Lubbock County, Texas|Lubbock]]  
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==== African American  ====
*[[Motley County, Texas|Motley]]  
 
*[[Swisher County, Texas|Swisher]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records] (images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.txfloyd.org/cemeteries Floyd County Cemeteries] from the Floyd County TXGenWeb site.
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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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=2596&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|427769|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=2596 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |  [http://www.linkpendium.com/floyd-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Floyd+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/floyd.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/Wtx/Floyd/ListFloyd.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/floyd/floytoc.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/floyd/floyd-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=Floyd&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=77 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Etxfloyd/cemeteries.html TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22652&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=5&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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'''Additional Cemetery Sources'''
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
  
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==== Census  ====
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{{US Census population
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|1880= 3
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|1890= 529
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|1900= 2020
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|1910= 4638
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|1920= 9758
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|1930= 12409
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|1940= 10659
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|1950= 10535
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|1960= 12369
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|1970= 11044
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|1980= 9834
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|1990= 8497
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|2000= 7771
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|2010= 6446
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
{{TX Church Intro}}
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{{TX Church Intro}}  
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
{{TX Land}}
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{{TX Land}}  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}  
 
{{TX County Histories}}  
  
*''History of Floyd County, 1876-1979,'' 1979, by Floyd County Historical Museum. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth130186/m1 Digital Book online] from the Portal to Texas History.<br>  
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*'''1876-1979''' ''History of Floyd County, 1876-1979,'' 1979, by Floyd County Historical Museum. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth130186/m1 Digital Book online] from the Portal to Texas History.<br>  
*''Early History of Floyd County,'' 1947, by Claude V. Hall<br>  
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*'''1947''' ''Early History of Floyd County,'' 1947, by Claude V. Hall<br>  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcf05 Floyd County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcf05 Floyd County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txfloyd.jpg|400px|Txfloyd.jpg]]
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps] ~ From the Republic to the Turn of the Century ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click Texas Genweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/floyd/military/civilwar/pensions/floydcsa.txt Floyd County Confederate Pension Application Index] from the USGenWeb archives.
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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 '''$'''
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1845-1848''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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=====Civil War=====
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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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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/floyd/military/civilwar/pensions/floydcsa.txt Floyd County Confederate Pension Application Index] from the USGenWeb archives.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Floyd}}  
 
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Floyd}}  
  
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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)
  
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==== Taxation  ====
  
==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}  
{{TX Tax Intro}}
 
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}  
 
{{TX Vital Intro}}  
  
 
===== Births  =====
 
===== Births  =====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/floyd/vitals/births/ Floyd County Births 1926-1934]
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*'''1926-1934''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/floyd/vitals/births/ Floyd County Births]
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
===== Marriages  =====
 
===== Marriages  =====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/floyd/vitals/marriages/ Floyd County Marriages 1966-2003]  
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/floyd/vitals/divorces/ Floyd County Divorces 1968-2003]  
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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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*'''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 $
*[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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*'''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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*'''1966-2003''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/floyd/vitals/marriages/ Floyd County Marriages]  
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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
  
 
===== Deaths  =====
 
===== Deaths  =====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/floyd/vitals/deaths/ Floyd County Deaths 1964-1984]  
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
*[http://www.txfloyd.org/vital-statistics Floyd County Deaths 1914-1999] from the Floyd County TXGenWeb site  
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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.  
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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.
*[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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*'''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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*'''1914-1999''' [http://www.txfloyd.org/vital-statistics Floyd County Deaths] from the Floyd County TXGenWeb site  
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*'''1964-1984''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/floyd/vitals/deaths/ Floyd County Deaths]
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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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*'''1968-2003''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/floyd/vitals/divorces/ Floyd County Divorces]
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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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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930<br>
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*'''1850-1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*Floyd County Library<br>111 S Wall St<br>Floydada, TX 79235<br>Phone: (806) 983-4922<br>  
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'''Floyd County Library'''<br>111 S Wall St<br>Floydada, TX 79235<br>Telephone Number: 806-983-4922<br> <br>  
*Lockney Branch Library<br>118 N. Main <br>Lockney, TX 79241 <br>(806) 652-3561‎  
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*Floyd County Historical Museum <br>Mary Lou Bollman Genealogy Center <br>105 E. Missouri St., <br>Floydada, TX 79241 <br>(806) 983-2415&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.floydcountymuseum.com/ website]<br>  
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'''Lockney Branch Library'''<br>118 N. Main <br>Lockney, TX 79241 <br>Telephone Number: 806-652-3561‎<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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'''Floyd County Historical Museum''' <br>Mary Lou Bollman Genealogy Center <br>105 E. Missouri St., <br>Floydada, TX 79241 <br>Telephone Number: 806-983-2415<br>[http://www.floydcountymuseum.com/ website]<br> <br>
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www3.familyoldphotos.com/mainlist/tx/counties/Floyd+Co+TX Floyd County Old Photos]  
 
*[http://www3.familyoldphotos.com/mainlist/tx/counties/Floyd+Co+TX Floyd County Old Photos]  
 
*[http://www.floydadachamber.com/ Floydada Chamber of Commerce]  
 
*[http://www.floydadachamber.com/ Floydada Chamber of Commerce]  
 
*[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+Floyd|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas Floyd|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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Latest revision as of 19:39, 20 March 2017

United States
Texas
Floyd County


Guide to Floyd 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 August 21, 1876
County Seat Floydada
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County Information


County Courthouse

Floyd County Courthouse
100 S Main Street
PO Box 476
Floydada, TX 79235
Phone: 806.983.4900


County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate and court records from 1903
and land records from 1876; District Clerk has divorce records[1]


County Clerk

100 Main St. Rm. 101
Floydada 79235
Phone: 806-983-4900

District Clerk

105 South Main Street, Room 207
Floydada, TX 79235
Phone: 806-983-4923
Fax: 806-983-4938


Floyd County has had three courthouses. The first, built in 1892 was a 48'x48' frame structure. The second courthouse, a brick building with a bell tower and clock, was built in 1911, and was torn down after the opening of the present courthouse. [2] [3]

Floyd County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1890 1880 1890 1890


History

1884--The first permanent settlers arrived in 1884.

Parent County

1876--Floyd County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. Until 1890, when Floyd County was organized, the county was attached to Donley County for administration purposes. [4]

County seat: Originally, Floyd City.  The town's name was changed in 1892 to Floydada [5]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Aiken | Dougherty | Floydada | Lockney | South Plains

Neighboring Counties

Briscoe  • Crosby  • Dickens  • Hale  • Lubbock  • Motley  • Swisher

Dickens CountyCrosby CountyLubbock CountyHale CountySwisher CountyBriscoe CountyHall CountyMotley CountyFloyd CountyTX FLOYD.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.

Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18803
189052917,533.3%
19002,020281.9%
19104,638129.6%
19209,758110.4%
193012,40927.2%
194010,659−14.1%
195010,535−1.2%
196012,36917.4%
197011,044−10.7%
19809,834−11.0%
19908,497−13.6%
20007,771−8.5%
20106,446−17.1%

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.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Floyd 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.

  • 1876-1979 History of Floyd County, 1876-1979, 1979, by Floyd County Historical Museum. Digital Book online from the Portal to Texas History.
  • 1947 Early History of Floyd County, 1947, by Claude V. Hall
  • Floyd County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors


Maps

Txfloyd.jpg


Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Floyd County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).
  • The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon
    111 E. Missouri
    Floydada, TX 79325 website
  • Home Town News  -  Texas Newspaper Index with links
  • Newslink  -  Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
  • The Olden Times   -   Historic Texas News Online

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.

Births

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriages

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Deaths

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce


Societies and Libraries

Floyd County Library
111 S Wall St
Floydada, TX 79235
Telephone Number: 806-983-4922

Lockney Branch Library
118 N. Main
Lockney, TX 79241
Telephone Number: 806-652-3561‎

Floyd County Historical Museum
Mary Lou Bollman Genealogy Center
105 E. Missouri St.,
Floydada, TX 79241
Telephone Number: 806-983-2415
website

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

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Floyd County, Texas. Page 663 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. HistoricTexas.net: Floyd County http://www3.historictexas.net/floyd-county-texas
  3. Texas Escapes: Floyd County Courthouse http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasPanhandleTowns/FloydadaTexas/FloydadaTexasFloydCountyCourthouse.htm
  4. Handbook of Texas Online: Floyd County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcf05
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).