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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties K|Counties K]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Karnes County''
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Guide to '''Karnes County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Karnes County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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{{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records|left}}<br>
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
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| founded date = February 4
 
| founded date = February 4
 
| seat wl = Karnes City
 
| seat wl = Karnes City
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== County Information ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== County Courthouse  ====
  
 
[http://www.co.karnes.tx.us/ips/cms Karnes County Courthouse]<br> 101 N Panna Maria Street<br> Karnes City, TX 78118<br> Phone: 830.780.3938&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1900, <br>marriage records from 1875, probate records from 1870<br>and land records from 1854; District Clerk has divorce records<br> from 1858<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Karnes County, Texas. Page 667 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.co.karnes.tx.us/ips/cms Karnes County Courthouse]<br> 101 N Panna Maria Street<br> Karnes City, TX 78118<br> Phone: 830.780.3938&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1900, <br>marriage records from 1875, probate records from 1870<br>and land records from 1854; District Clerk has divorce records<br> from 1858<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Karnes County, Texas. Page 667 {{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 N. Panna Maria St.<br>Karnes City 78118<br>Phone: 830-780-3938<br>Fax: 830-780-4576
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'''District Clerk'''
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County Courthouse<br>Karnes City 78118<br>Phone: 830-780-3227<br><br>
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==== Karnes 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" |1865
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1860
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1854--'''Karnes County was created 4 Febrary 1854 from [[Bexar County, Texas|Bexar]], [[De Witt County, Texas|De Witt]], [[Goliad County, Texas|Goliad]], and [[San Patricio County, Texas|San Patricio]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Karnes City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1854--'''Karnes County was created 4 Febrary 1854 from [[Bexar County, Texas Genealogy|Bexar]], [[De Witt County, Texas Genealogy|De Witt]], [[Goliad County, Texas Genealogy|Goliad]], and [[San Patricio County, Texas Genealogy|San Patricio]] Counties.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Karnes City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Karnes, Cestohowa|place|disp=Cestohowa}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Karnes, Falls City|place|disp=Falls City}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Karnes, Helena|place|disp=Helena}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Karnes, Hobson|place|disp=Hobson}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Karnes, Karnes City|place|disp=Karnes City}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Karnes, Kenedy|place|disp=Kenedy}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Karnes, Panna Maria|place|disp=Panna Maria}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Karnes, Runge|place|disp=Runge}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Atascosa County, Texas|Atascosa]]  
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[[Atascosa County, Texas Genealogy|Atascosa]] {{•}} [[Bee County, Texas Genealogy|Bee]] {{•}} [[De Witt County, Texas Genealogy|De Witt]] {{•}} [[Goliad County, Texas Genealogy|Goliad]] {{•}} [[Gonzales County, Texas Genealogy|Gonzales]] {{•}} [[Live Oak County, Texas Genealogy|Live Oak]] {{•}} [[Wilson County, Texas Genealogy|Wilson]]  
*[[Bee County, Texas|Bee]]  
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<center>{{TXKARNES County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[De Witt County, Texas|De Witt]]  
 
*[[Goliad County, Texas|Goliad]]  
 
*[[Gonzales County, Texas|Gonzales]]  
 
*[[Live Oak County, Texas|Live Oak]]  
 
*[[Wilson County, Texas|Wilson]]
 
 
 
 
== 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  ====
  
*[http://www.karnestx.com/records.html#cemeteries Karnes County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/cemetery/runge.txt Runge Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/cemetery/butler.txt New Bremen Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/cemetery/butler.txt Butler Family Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/cemetery/choate.txt Choate Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/cemetery/gillett.txt Gillett Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*To[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html mbstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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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=2647&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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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=2647 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/karnes-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Karnes+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/karnes.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/Karnes/ListKarnes.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/karntoc.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/karnes/karnes-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=Karnes&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=128 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://karnestx.com/cemeteries/ TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22703&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=14&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.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
 
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
  
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==== Census  ====
  
==== Census  ====
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{{US Census population
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|1860= 2171
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|1870= 1705
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|1880= 3270
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|1890= 3637
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|1900= 8681
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|1910= 14942
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|1920= 19049
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|1930= 23316
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|1940= 19248
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|1950= 17139
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|1960= 14995
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|1970= 13462
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|1980= 13593
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|1990= 12455
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|2000= 15446
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|2010= 14824
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/census/1880/1880cens.txt 1880 Karnes County Census (polish areas)]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/census/1880/1880cens.txt '''1880''' Karnes County Census (Polish areas)] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}  
 
{{TX Land}}  
  
[[Land Survey Abstract Indices of the Original Land Owners of Texas|Land Survey Abstract Indices of the Original Land Owners of Texas]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/land/karnes.txt Land Survey Abstract Indices of the Original Land Owners of Texas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
{{TX County Histories}}
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{{TX County Histories}}  
  
 
*[http://www.karnestx.com/records.html#bios Karnes County Biographies]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.karnestx.com/records.html#bios Karnes County Biographies]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txkarnes.jpg|250px|Txkarnes.jpg]]
  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
*[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.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://www.karnestx.com/records.html#military Karnes 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://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/military/1890.txt 1890 Union Soldiers from Karnes County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;UsGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/military/civilwar/pensions/karncsa.txt Civil War Pension Applications]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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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://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/military/civilwar/pensions/karnsngt.txt Confederate Indigent Families]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1845 - 1848''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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=====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
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*[http://www.karnestx.com/records.html#military Karnes County Military Records] ~ TXGenWeb  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/military/1890.txt 1890 Union Soldiers from Karnes County] ~ UsGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/military/civilwar/pensions/karncsa.txt Civil War Pension Applications] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/military/civilwar/pensions/karnsngt.txt Confederate Indigent Families] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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=====World War I=====
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*'''1917 - 1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2202707|Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Karnes}}
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Karnes}}  
  
 
*[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/karnes/karntoc.htm Karnes County Obituaries] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/karntoc.htm Karnes County Obituaries] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.karnestx.com/records.html#obits Karnes County Obituaries&nbsp;]~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.karnestx.com/records.html#obits Karnes County Obituaries&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  ====
{{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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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
==== Taxation ====
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*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
{{TX Tax Intro}}
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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}}  
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}  
 
{{TX Vital Intro}}  
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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===== 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.
 
*[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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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997] (index) - FamilySearch
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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*'''1814-1909 and 1966-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1837-1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973] - FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837-1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch. Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.
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*'''1837-1977''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1966-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records 1966 - 2005] - Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010] - FamilySearch record collection
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===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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*'''1890-1976''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890–1976 [with images]] 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
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*'''1964-1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 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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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1968-2005''' [http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records 1968-2005] - Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1968-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1850-1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas 1850 - 1930
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Kenedy Public Library<br>303 W Main St<br>Kenedy, TX 78119<br>Phone: (830) 583-3313  
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'''Karnes County Historical Society and Museum'''<br>PO Box 162<br> Karnes City, TX 78118<br>Telephone Number: 830-780-3210<br><br>
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'''South Texas Genealogical Society, Inc.'''<br> PO Box 754<br> Beeville, TX 78104-0754<br> [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/karnes-county/#sthash.h5hvsE6f.dpuf Websiye]<br><br>
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'''Kenedy Public Library'''<br>303 W Main St<br>Kenedy, TX 78119<br>Telephone Number: 830-583-3313  
  
<br>Falls City Public Library<br>206 N Irvin<br>Falls City, TX 78113<br>Phone: (830) 254-3361  
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<br>Falls City Public Library<br>206 N Irvin<br>Falls City, TX 78113<br>Telephone Number: 830-254-3361  
  
<br>Karnes City Public Library<br>302 S Panna Maria Ave<br>Karnes City, TX 78118<br>Phone: (830) 780-2539  
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<br>Karnes City Public Library<br>302 S Panna Maria Ave<br>Karnes City, TX 78118<br>Telephone Number: 830-780-2539  
  
<br>Runge Public Library<br>311 N Helena St<br>Runge, TX 78151<br>Phone: (830) 239-4192  
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<br>Runge Public Library<br>311 N Helena St<br>Runge, TX 78151<br>Telephone Number: 830-239-4192  
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
[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
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/karntoc.htm Karnes County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/karnes/karntoc.htm Karnes County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.karnestx.com/ Karnes County<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1298413605932_692" />]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.karnestx.com/ Karnes County<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1298413605932_692" />]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[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+Karnes|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas Karnes|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 16:34, 4 May 2017

United States
Texas
Karnes County

Guide to Karnes 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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Karnes County, Texas
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Map of Texas highlighting Karnes County
Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 4, 1854
County Seat Karnes City
Courthouse
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County Information

County Courthouse

Karnes County Courthouse
101 N Panna Maria Street
Karnes City, TX 78118
Phone: 830.780.3938 

County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1900,
marriage records from 1875, probate records from 1870
and land records from 1854; District Clerk has divorce records
from 1858[1]

County Clerk

101 N. Panna Maria St.
Karnes City 78118
Phone: 830-780-3938
Fax: 830-780-4576

District Clerk

County Courthouse
Karnes City 78118
Phone: 830-780-3227


Karnes County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1865 1860 1855 1865


History

Parent County

1854--Karnes County was created 4 Febrary 1854 from Bexar, De Witt, Goliad, and San Patricio Counties.

  • County seat: Karnes City [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1865--Courthouse and most records of the county clerk were destroyed by fire in July 1865.

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Atascosa  • Bee  • De Witt  • Goliad  • Gonzales  • Live Oak  • Wilson

Atascosa CountyWilson CountyDe Witt CountyGoliad CountyKarnes CountyRefugio CountyBee CountyLive Oak CountyMcMullen CountyTX KARNES.JPG

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

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.
18602,171
18701,705−21.5%
18803,27091.8%
18903,63711.2%
19008,681138.7%
191014,94272.1%
192019,04927.5%
193023,31622.4%
194019,248−17.4%
195017,139−11.0%
196014,995−12.5%
197013,462−10.2%
198013,5931.0%
199012,455−8.4%
200015,44624.0%
201014,824−4.0%

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 Karnes 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

Txkarnes.jpg

Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War
World War I

Newspapers

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

Karnes County Historical Society and Museum
PO Box 162
Karnes City, TX 78118
Telephone Number: 830-780-3210

South Texas Genealogical Society, Inc.
PO Box 754
Beeville, TX 78104-0754
Websiye

Kenedy Public Library
303 W Main St
Kenedy, TX 78119
Telephone Number: 830-583-3313


Falls City Public Library
206 N Irvin
Falls City, TX 78113
Telephone Number: 830-254-3361


Karnes City Public Library
302 S Panna Maria Ave
Karnes City, TX 78118
Telephone Number: 830-780-2539


Runge Public Library
311 N Helena St
Runge, TX 78151
Telephone Number: 830-239-4192

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 Hill Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Websites

  • Karnes County Archives  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project
  • Karnes County  ~  TXGenWeb
  • 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.
  • 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), Karnes County, Texas. Page 667 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).