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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties H|Counties H]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Hopkins 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 H|Counties H]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Hopkins County'' <br>  
  
Guide to '''Hopkins County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Hopkins County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
{{TXDC}}
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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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| founded date = March 25
 
| founded date = March 25
 
| seat wl = Sulphur Springs
 
| seat wl = Sulphur Springs
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| building image = TexasHopkinsCourthouse.jpg
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
  
[http://www.hopkinscountytexas.org/ Hopkins County Courthouse]<br>County Clerk's Office<br>128 Jefferson, Suite C<br>Sulphur Springs, TX 75482<br>Phone: (903) 438-4074<br>Fax: (903) 438-4110
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==== County Courthouse ====
  
Hopkins County Court House<br>PO Box 288<br>Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482 <br>Phone: 903.885.3929<br>&nbsp;<br> County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br> marriage, probate, court and land records from 1846;<br> District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hopkins County, Texas. Page 666 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.hopkinscountytexas.org/ Hopkins County Courthouse]<br>County Clerk's Office<br>128 Jefferson, Suite C<br>Sulphur Springs, TX 75482<br>Phone:(903) 438-4074<br>Fax: (903) 438-4110
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'''Hopkins County Court House'''<br>PO Box 288<br>Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482 <br>Phone: 903.885.3929<br>
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<br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br> marriage, probate, court and land records from 1846;<br> District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hopkins County, Texas. Page 666 {{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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128 Jefferson Ste. C<br>Sulphur Springs 75482<br>Phone: 903-438-4074
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'''District Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 391<br>Sulpher Springs 75483<br>Phone: 903-438-4081 <br>
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==== Hopkins County, Texas Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1903
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1846
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1846
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1846
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1846--'''Hopkins County was created 25 March 1846 from [[Lamar County, Texas|Lamar]] and [[Nacogdoches County, Texas|Nacogdoches]] Counties. '''County seats:''' Tarrant 1846-1870;&nbsp;<ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Hopkins County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hch18</ref> Sulphur Springs 1870-present <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1846--'''Hopkins County was created 25 March 1846 from [[Lamar County, Texas Genealogy|Lamar]] and [[Nacogdoches County, Texas Genealogy|Nacogdoches]] Counties.<br>
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*'''County seats:'''<br>
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#'''1846-1870:''' Tarrant;<ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Hopkins County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hch18</ref> <br>
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#'''1870-present:''' Sulphur Springssent <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, (2).</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, Hopkins, Brashear|place|disp=Brashear}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Hopkins, Miller Grove|place|disp=Miller Grove}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Hopkins, Sulphur Bluff|place|disp=Sulphur Bluff}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Hopkins, Sulphur Springs|place|disp=Sulphur Springs}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Delta County, Texas|Delta]]  
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[[Delta County, Texas Genealogy|Delta]] {{•}} [[Franklin County, Texas Genealogy|Franklin]] {{•}} [[Hunt County, Texas Genealogy|Hunt]] {{•}} [[Rains County, Texas Genealogy|Rains]] {{•}} [[Red River County, Texas Genealogy|Red River]] {{•}} [[Wood County, Texas Genealogy|Wood]]  
*[[Franklin County, Texas|Franklin]]  
 
*[[Hunt County, Texas|Hunt]]  
 
*[[Rains County, Texas|Rains]]  
 
*[[Red River County, Texas|Red River]]  
 
*[[Wood County, Texas|Wood]]
 
  
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<center>{{TX Hopkins County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
== 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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*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records] (images) - FamilySearch<br>
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots] ~ USGenWeb  
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas] ~ African Ancestored Genealogy  
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy] ~ Access Genealogy
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | {{FHL|604708|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2631 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+Hopkins+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Hopkins/ListHopkins.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/Default.aspx Names in Stone]
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| colspan="3" | See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hopkins/cemetery.html Hopkins County Cemeteries&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; transcriptions&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hopkins/cemetery.html Hopkins County Cemeteries&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; transcriptions&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hopkins/census/1850/index/surnindx.txt 1850 Census Index&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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{{US Census population
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhopkin/gen/resources/census/1860_census.html 1860 Hopkins County Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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|1850= 2623
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhopkin/gen/resources/census/mortality.html 1870 Mortality Schedule]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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|1860= 7745
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhopkin/gen/resources/census/1900_census_district.html 1900 Enumeration Districts]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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|1870= 12651
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhopkin/gen/resources/census/1930_census_district.html 1930 Enumeration Districts&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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|1880= 15461
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|1890= 20572
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|1900= 27950
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|1910= 31038
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|1920= 34791
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|1930= 29410
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|1940= 30264
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|1950= 23490
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|1960= 18594
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|1970= 20710
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|1980= 25247
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|1990= 28833
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|2000= 31960
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|2010= 35161
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}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hopkins/census/1850/index/surnindx.txt '''1850''' Census Index] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhopkin/gen/resources/census/1860_census.html '''1860''' Hopkins County Census] ~ TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhopkin/gen/resources/census/mortality.html '''1870''' Mortality Schedule] ~ TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhopkin/gen/resources/census/1900_census_district.html '''1900''' Enumeration Districts] ~ TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhopkin/gen/resources/census/1930_census_district.html '''1930''' Enumeration Districts] ~ TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhopkin/gen/resources/churches.html Hopkins County Church Records and News]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhopkin/gen/resources/churches.html Hopkins County Church Records and News]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
{{TX County Histories}}
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{{TX County Histories}}  
  
 
*''Hopkins County and Our Heritage'' by Florene Chapman Adams  
 
*''Hopkins County and Our Heritage'' by Florene Chapman Adams  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txhopkin/Maps/1845AreaMap.jpg 1845 Hopkins County Map]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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[[Image:Txhopkins.jpg|450px|Txhopkins.jpg]] <br>
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txhopkin/Maps/1851AreaMap.jpg 1851 Hopkins County Map]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Atlas/US/7307/Hopkins+County+1885/ 1885 Hopkins County Land Map]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Texas Land Survey Maps for {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
*[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.rootsweb.com/~txhopkin/Maps/1845AreaMap.jpg '''1845''' Hopkins County Map] ~ TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txhopkin/Maps/1851AreaMap.jpg '''1851''' Hopkins County Map] ~ TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Atlas/US/7307/Hopkins+County+1885/ '''1885''' Hopkins County Land Map] ~ TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps] ~ From the Republic to the Turn of the Century ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhopkin/gen/resources/military.html Hopkins County Military Records&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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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 '''$'''
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhopkin/gen/resources/military.html Hopkins County Military Records] ~ TXGenWeb
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*'''1845-1848''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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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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*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Hopkins}}
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Hopkins}}  
  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hopkins/obits.html Hopkins County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hopkins/obits.html Hopkins County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhopkin/gen/resources/obituaries.html Hopkins County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhopkin/gen/resources/obituaries.html Hopkins County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
*[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 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; 1968-2005]&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, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997] - FamilySearch
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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*'''1814-1909''' and '''1966-2011'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1837-1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973] - FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837-1977''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] index $
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*'''1837-1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas
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*'''1966-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records 1966-2005 - Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010] - FamilySearch record collection
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===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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*'''1890-1976''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]] 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''' {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1903-1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1903-2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1964-1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964-1998] [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 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1968-2005''' [http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records; 1968-2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1968-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1850-1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas; 1850-1930
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Sulphur Springs Public Library<br>611 Davis St N<br>Sulphur Springs, TX 75482<br>Phone: (903) 885-4926<br>[http://www.sslibrary.org/ Website]  
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'''Hopkins County Genealogical Society'''<br>611 North Davis<br> PO Box 624<br> Sulphur Springs 75482<br>Telephone Number:903-885-8523<br>Email:[mailto:HCGS@SUDDENLINKMAIL.COM CGS@SUDDENLINKMAIL.COM]<br><br>
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'''Hopkins County Historical Society'''<br>416 N. Jackson<br> Sulphur Springs, TX<br> PO Box 1066<br> Sulphur Springs, TX 75483<br>Telephone Number: 903-885-2387<br><br>
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'''Sulphur Springs Public Library'''<br>611 Davis St N<br>Sulphur Springs, TX 75482<br>Telephone Number: 903-885-4926<br>[http://www.sslibrary.org/ Website]  
  
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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]Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hopkins/hoptoc.htm Hopkins County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hopkins/hoptoc.htm Hopkins County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://www.sulphursprings-tx.com/ Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce]  
 
*[http://www.sulphursprings-tx.com/ Hopkins County 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+Hopkins|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas Hopkins|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 Hopkins 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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Founded March 25, 1846
County Seat Sulphur Springs
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County Information

County Courthouse

Hopkins County Courthouse
County Clerk's Office
128 Jefferson, Suite C
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
Phone:(903) 438-4074
Fax: (903) 438-4110

Hopkins County Court House
PO Box 288
Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482
Phone: 903.885.3929

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, probate, court and land records from 1846;
District Clerk has divorce records[1]

County Clerk

128 Jefferson Ste. C
Sulphur Springs 75482
Phone: 903-438-4074

District Clerk

P.O. Box 391
Sulpher Springs 75483
Phone: 903-438-4081

Hopkins County, Texas Record Dates

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

History

Parent County

1846--Hopkins County was created 25 March 1846 from Lamar and Nacogdoches Counties.

  • County seats:
  1. 1846-1870: Tarrant;[2]
  2. 1870-present: Sulphur Springssent [3]

Boundary Changes

1870 - Southwestern Corner of Hopkins County was given to Rains County; land north of the South Sulphur River was given to Delta County. [4]
1871 - Small part of the northeastern corner of Hopkins County was given to Lamar County. [5]

Record Loss

1894--Hopkins County Courthouse destroyed by fire on February 10, 1894.  Nearly all of the records were saved.  Those destroyed were in the office of Judge Morris.  The fire additionally destroyed the jail, part of the Courthouse square and the offices of the Hopkins County Echo newspaper.[6]

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Brashear | Dike | Como | Cumby | Gafford | Pickton | Saltillo | Sulphur Bluff | Sulphur Springs | Tira

Neighboring Counties

Delta  • Franklin  • Hunt  • Rains  • Red River  • Wood


Fannin CountyDelta CountyLamar CountyRed River CountyFranklin CountyHopkins CountyHunt CountyRains CountyWood CountyTX HOPKINS.JPG
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Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18502,623
18607,745195.3%
187012,65163.3%
188015,46122.2%
189020,57233.1%
190027,95035.9%
191031,03811.0%
192034,79112.1%
193029,410−15.5%
194030,2642.9%
195023,490−22.4%
196018,594−20.8%
197020,71011.4%
198025,24721.9%
199028,83314.2%
200031,96010.8%
201035,16110.0%

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 Hopkins 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

Newspapers

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

Hopkins County Genealogical Society
611 North Davis
PO Box 624
Sulphur Springs 75482
Telephone Number:903-885-8523
Email:CGS@SUDDENLINKMAIL.COM

Hopkins County Historical Society
416 N. Jackson
Sulphur Springs, TX
PO Box 1066
Sulphur Springs, TX 75483
Telephone Number: 903-885-2387

Sulphur Springs Public Library
611 Davis St N
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
Telephone Number: 903-885-4926
Website

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.

  • Society HillLinks and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hopkins County, Texas. Page 666 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handbook of Texas Online: Hopkins County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hch18
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, (2).
  4. Handbook of Texas Online: Hopkins County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hch18
  5. Handbook of Texas Online: Hopkins County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hch18
  6. GenDisasters.com - Sulphur Springs, TX Hopkins County Courthouse Fire, Feb 1894 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17844/sulphur-springs-tx-hopkins-county-courthouse-fire-feb-1894