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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]] Kinney 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 K|Counties K]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Kinney County'' <br>  
  
Guide to '''Kinney County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Kinney 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|left|Texas Online Genealogy Records|left}}<br>
  
<br>{{Adoption TXGenWeb}}  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Kinney County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption TXGenWeb
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| county_map = Tx-kinney.png
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| state = Texas
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| state_map = Texas.png
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| founded year = 1850
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| founded date = 28 January
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| seat = Brackettville
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| building image = TexasKinneyCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Kinney County Courthouse<br>PO Drawer 9<br>Brackettville, TX 78832}}
  
== County Courthouse&nbsp; ==
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== County Information ==
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==== County Courthouse  ====
  
 
[http://www.co.kinney.tx.us/ips/cms Kinney County Courthouse]<br> PO Drawer 9<br> Brackettville, TX 78832<br> Phone: 830.563.2521&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth and death&nbsp;records from 1903, <br>marriage records from 1872, divorce, probate, court<br>and &nbsp;land records from 1873; St. Mary’s Catholic Church,<br>Brackettville, Texas has burial records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kinney County, Texas. Page 668 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.co.kinney.tx.us/ips/cms Kinney County Courthouse]<br> PO Drawer 9<br> Brackettville, TX 78832<br> Phone: 830.563.2521&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth and death&nbsp;records from 1903, <br>marriage records from 1872, divorce, probate, court<br>and &nbsp;land records from 1873; St. Mary’s Catholic Church,<br>Brackettville, Texas has burial records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kinney 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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'''County and District Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 9<br>Brackettville 78832<br>Phone: 830-563-2521<br>
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==== Kinney 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" |1872
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1860
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1872
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1874
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
First settlement in 1834 was abandoned until the establishment of Fort Clark in 1852.  
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'''1834--''' First settlement in 1834 was abandoned until the establishment of Fort Clark in 1852.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1850--'''Kinney County was created 28 January 1850 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Brackettville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1850--'''Kinney County was created 28 January 1850 from Bexar Land District.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Brackettville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Kinney, Brackettville|place|disp=Brackettville}}
  
 
==== Populated Places&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Populated Places&nbsp;  ====
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John Quigley, Alderman, Spofford.
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John Quigley, County Co-ordinator TXGenWeb, Brackettville, Kinney County
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Edwards County, Texas|Edwards]]  
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[[Edwards County, Texas Genealogy|Edwards]] {{•}} [[Maverick County, Texas Genealogy|Maverick]] {{•}} [[Uvalde County, Texas Genealogy|Uvalde]] {{•}} [[Val Verde County, Texas Genealogy|Val Verde]] {{•}} [[Zavala County, Texas Genealogy|Zavala&nbsp;]]  
*[[Maverick County, Texas|Maverick]]  
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<center>{{TXKINNEY County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Uvalde County, Texas|Uvalde]]  
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*[[Val Verde County, Texas|Val Verde]]  
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*[[Zavala County, Texas|Zavala&nbsp;]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries&nbsp;  ====
 
==== Cemeteries&nbsp;  ====
  
Brackettville Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/brackettcem/brackett_cemetery.html
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
  
Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/iscem/is_cemetery.html
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''&nbsp;
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2665 Findagrave.com]<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span>
  
Masonic Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/iscem/is_cemetery.html
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Ballantyne Family Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/ballantynecem/ballantyne_cem.html
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| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | &nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2655 Findagrave.com]<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span>
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span>
  
Spofford City Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/spoffordcem/spoffordcem.html
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<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" />
  
VFW&nbsp;Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/vfwcem/vfw_cemetery.html  
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Kinney+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]&nbsp;  
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| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span>
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span>
  
Roman Catholic Church Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/catholiccem/catholic_cem.html
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<span style="line-height: 1.5em;" />
  
Vincent Family Cemetery, Spofford http://www.txkinneygen.org/vincentcem/vincentcem.html
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| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span>
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]&nbsp;<br>
  
Chapman Ranch Cemetery http://www.txkinneygen.org/chapman/chapman.html  
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Kinney/ListKinney.html Cemeteries of Texas]<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span>
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/Default.aspx Names in Stone]<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span>
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
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*[http://www.txkinneygen.org/brackettcem/brackett_cemetery.html Brackettville Cemetery ]- Kinney TXGenWeb site<br>
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*[http://www.txkinneygen.org/iscem/is_cemetery.html Seminole Indian Scout Cemetery] - Kinney TXGenWeb site
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*[http://www.txkinneygen.org/iscem/is_cemetery.html Masonic Cemetery] - Kinney TXGenWeb site<br>
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*[http://www.txkinneygen.org/ballantynecem/ballantyne_cem.html Ballantyne Family Cemetery] - Kinney TXGenWeb<br>
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*[http://www.txkinneygen.org/spoffordcem/spoffordcem.html Spofford City Cemetery]&nbsp; - Kinney TXGenWeb<br>
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*[http://www.txkinneygen.org/vfwcem/vfw_cemetery.html VFW&nbsp;Cemetery] - Kinney TXGenWeb<br>
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*[http://www.txkinneygen.org/catholiccem/catholic_cem.html Roman Catholic Church Cemetery ]- Kinney TXGenWeb site<br>
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*[http://www.txkinneygen.org/vincentcem/vincentcem.html Vincent Family Cemetery, Spofford] - Kinney TXGenWeb site<br>
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*[http://www.txkinneygen.org/chapman/chapman.html Chapman Ranch Cemetery]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp; Kinney TXGenWeb<br>
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==== Census ====
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
{{TX Land}}
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==== Local Histories ====
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{{TX Land}}
{{TX County Histories}}
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==== Local Histories ====
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{{TX County Histories}}  
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.  
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[[Image:Txkinney.jpg|400px|Txkinney.jpg]] <br>
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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  ====
  
==== Newspapers ====
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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 '''$'''
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Kinney}}
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==== Probate ====
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=====Mexican-American War=====
{{TX Probate Intro}}
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*'''1845-1848''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
  
==== Taxation ====
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=====Civil War=====
{{TX Tax Intro}}
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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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==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Kinney}}
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==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1800–1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1800–2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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==== 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/1320964Texas 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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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
  
KINNEY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (830) 563-2884
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*'''1840-1981''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981] - FamilySearch
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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
  
PO Box, 975, Brackettville TX 78832
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===== Marriage  =====
  
[http://brackettville.us/kcpl/ http://brackettville.us/kcpl/]
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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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/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803987 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 ] - FamilySearch records 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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*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010]- FamilySearch record collection.
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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===== Death  =====
  
== Web Sites  ==
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
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*'''1890-1976''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964Texas 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.
*Kinney County Website [http://www.txkinneygen.org/ http://www.txkinneygen.org/] a part of the Texas Gen Web Project.
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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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*'''1964-1998''' [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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*'''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://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records 1968 - 2005]  (index) - 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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== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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'''Fort Clark Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 1061<br> Brackettville, TX 78832<br> [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/kinney-county/#sthash.J7KBbsHa.dpuf Website]<br><br>
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Kinney County Public Library<br> (830) 563-2884<br> PO Box, 975<br> Brackettville TX 78832<br> [http://brackettville.us/kcpl/ website]<br><br>
  
 
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Kinney|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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== Websites  ==
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
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*Kinney County Website [http://www.txkinneygen.org/ http://www.txkinneygen.org/] a part of the Texas Gen Web Project.
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*{{FHL|Texas Kinney|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 Kinney County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


Texas Online Genealogy Records


Kinney County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Kinney County
Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 28 January, 1850
County Seat Brackettville
Courthouse
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Address Kinney County Courthouse
PO Drawer 9
Brackettville, TX 78832
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County Information

County Courthouse

Kinney County Courthouse
PO Drawer 9
Brackettville, TX 78832
Phone: 830.563.2521 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1872, divorce, probate, court
and  land records from 1873; St. Mary’s Catholic Church,
Brackettville, Texas has burial records[1]

County and District Clerk

P.O. Box 9
Brackettville 78832
Phone: 830-563-2521

Kinney County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1872 1860 1872 1874


History

1834-- First settlement in 1834 was abandoned until the establishment of Fort Clark in 1852.

Parent County

1850--Kinney County was created 28 January 1850 from Bexar Land District.

  • County seat: Brackettville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places 

BrackettVille is the largest town in Kinney County, population is approximately 1100 persons.

Fort Clark which is now a subdiVision and membership community swells to over 1,000 persons in the Winter when the winter folks arrive from the colder climates in the northern states.

Spofford is a small town to the South of Brackettville on State Hwy 131. Presently there are approximately 90 residents in this town.


John Quigley, County Co-ordinator TXGenWeb, Brackettville, Kinney County

Neighboring Counties

Edwards  • Maverick  • Uvalde  • Val Verde  • Zavala 

Val Verde CountyEdwards CountyReal CountyUvalde CountyMaverick CountyKinney CountyZavala CountyDimmit CountyMexicoTX KINNEY.JPG

Resources

Cemeteries 

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

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

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 Kinney 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

Txkinney.jpg

Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War

Newspapers

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

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).

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 

Fort Clark Historical Society
P.O. Box 1061
Brackettville, TX 78832
Website

Kinney County Public Library
(830) 563-2884
PO Box, 975
Brackettville TX 78832
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.


Websites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county
  • Kinney County Website http://www.txkinneygen.org/ a part of the Texas Gen Web Project.
  • 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), Kinney 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).