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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]] King County'' <br>  
 
''[[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]] King County'' <br>  
  
Guide to '''King County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''King County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.kingcounty.gov/courts/SuperiorCourt/kcch.aspx King County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 135<br> Guthrie, TX 79236<br> Phone:&nbsp;806.596.4412&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death,&nbsp;divorce and court <br>records from 1914, marriage&nbsp;records from 1891, <br>death records from 1925, probate records from <br>1915 and land records from 1878<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), King County, Texas. Page 668 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.kingcounty.gov/courts/SuperiorCourt/kcch.aspx King County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 135<br> Guthrie, TX 79236<br> Phone:&nbsp;<span class="skype_c2c_print_container">806.596.4412</span><span skype_menu_props="{&quot;numberToCall":"+18065964412","isFreecall":false,"isMobile":false,"isRtl":false}" onmouseout="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.hideMenu(event)" onmouseover="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.showMenu(this, event)" tabindex="-1" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_container"><span skypeaction="skype_dropdown" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common"><span class="skype_c2c_textarea_span">[[Image:]]<span class="skype_c2c_text_span">806.596.4412</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span>&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death,&nbsp;divorce and court <br>records from 1914, marriage&nbsp;records from 1891, <br>death records from 1925, probate records from <br>1915 and land records from 1878<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), King County, Texas. Page 668 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Dumont | Finney | Guthrie (county seat)<br>
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Dumont | Finney | Guthrie (county seat)<br>  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch<br>  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/index.php?title=King_County,_Texas&amp;action=edit§ion=10  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/index.php?title=King_County,_Texas&amp;action=edit§ion=10  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''  
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2665 Findagrave.com]  
 
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2665 Findagrave.com]  
  
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+King+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+King+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
 
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2654 Findagrave.com ]  
 
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2654 Findagrave.com ]  
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]  
 
[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]  
  
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]  
 
[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]  
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources =====
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources =====
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txking/dumocemX.htm Dumont Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txking/dumocemX.htm Dumont Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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*[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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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
{{TX Church Intro}}
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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}}  
  
Original Land Owners of Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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Original Land Owners of Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}  
 
{{TX County Histories}}  
  
*''King County: Windmills and Barbed Wire,'' 1976, by the King County Historical Society, (Quanah, Texas: Nortex).<br>
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*''King County: Windmills and Barbed Wire,'' 1976, by the King County Historical Society, (Quanah, Texas: Nortex).<br>  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hck08 King County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hck08 King County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txking/surking.htm King County Surnames&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txking/surking.htm King County Surnames&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[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
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txking.jpg|900px|Txking.jpg]]  
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*[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
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932381 Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers],&nbsp; 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932381 Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers],&nbsp; 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932425 Texas, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers], 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932425 Texas, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers], 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>  
 
*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission  
 
*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/donley/military/civilwar/pensions/kingcsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/donley/military/civilwar/pensions/kingcsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|King}}
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|King}}  
  
 
*[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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{{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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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016287 Texas, Probate Records, 1800-1990] (images) - FamilySearch<br>
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016287 Texas, Probate Records, 1800-1990] (images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
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==== Taxation  ====
  
==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}  
{{TX Tax Intro}}
 
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''  
 
''Online Birth Indexes and Records''  
  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
  
 
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<br> ''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''  
''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
 
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''  
 
''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''  
  
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch.&nbsp;&nbsp;Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.<br>
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch.&nbsp;&nbsp;Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.<br>
  
 
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<br> ''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''  
''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
 
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
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*[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.
 
*[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.
  
''Original Death Records on Microfilm''
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''Original Death Records on Microfilm''  
  
 
===== Divorce  =====
 
===== Divorce  =====
  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&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
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Guthrie Csd &amp; King County Consolidated Library<br>1 Morrison St<br>Guthrie, TX 79236<br>Phone: (806) 596-4069<br>[http://www.guthriejags.com/ Website]  
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Guthrie Csd &amp; King County Consolidated Library<br>1 Morrison St<br>Guthrie, TX 79236<br>Phone: <span class="skype_c2c_print_container">(806) 596-4069</span><span skype_menu_props="{&quot;numberToCall":"+18065964069","isFreecall":false,"isMobile":false,"isRtl":false}" onmouseout="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.hideMenu(event)" onmouseover="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.showMenu(this, event)" tabindex="-1" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_container"><span skypeaction="skype_dropdown" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common"><span class="skype_c2c_textarea_span">[[Image:]]<span class="skype_c2c_text_span">(806) 596-4069</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span><br>[http://www.guthriejags.com/ Website]  
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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Guide to King County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Founded August 21, 1876
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County Courthouse

King County Courthouse
PO Box 135
Guthrie, TX 79236
Phone: 806.596.4412[[Image:]]806.596.4412 

County Clerk has birth, death, divorce and court
records from 1914, marriage records from 1891,
death records from 1925, probate records from
1915 and land records from 1878[1]

History

Parent County

1876--King County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Guthrie [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Dumont | Finney | Guthrie (county seat)

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

WorldCat

Findagrave.com

Interment.net


Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources


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.


Original Land Owners of Texas  ~   USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

Local histories are available for King 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

Newspapers

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


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


Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records


Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

  • 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.

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce


Societies and Libraries

Guthrie Csd & King County Consolidated Library
1 Morrison St
Guthrie, TX 79236
Phone: (806) 596-4069[[Image:]](806) 596-4069
Website

Family History Centers


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

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), King County, Texas. Page 668 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).