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{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties L|Counties L]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Lipscomb 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 L|Counties L]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Lipscomb County'' <br>  
  
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Guide to '''Lipscomb County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
 
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Lipscomb County
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1876
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| founded date = 21 August
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| seat = Lipscomb
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| building address = Lipscomb County Courthouse<br>PO Box 70<br>Lipscomb, TX 79056}}
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
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==== County Courthouse  ====
  
 
[http://www.co.lipscomb.tx.us/ips/cms Lipscomb County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 70<br> Lipscomb, TX 79056<br> Phone: 806.862.3091 <br><br>County Clerk Clk has birth, marriage, divorce, probate, court<br> and land records from 1887, military discharge records from <br>1919 and naturalization records 1926-1927<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lipscomb County, Texas. Page 669 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.co.lipscomb.tx.us/ips/cms Lipscomb County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 70<br> Lipscomb, TX 79056<br> Phone: 806.862.3091 <br><br>County Clerk Clk has birth, marriage, divorce, probate, court<br> and land records from 1887, military discharge records from <br>1919 and naturalization records 1926-1927<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lipscomb County, Texas. Page 669 {{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 70<br>Lipscomb 79056<br>Phone: 806-862-3091<br>Fax: 806-862-3004<br>
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==== Lipscomb County, Texas Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1876--'''Lipscomb County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Lipscomb <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1876--'''Lipscomb County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Lipscomb <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, Lipscomb, Booker|place|disp=Booker}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Lipscomb, Higgins|place|disp=Higgins}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Lipscomb, Lipscomb|place|disp=Lipscomb}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Booker (partly in [[Ochiltree County, Texas|Ochiltree County)]] | Darrouzett | Follett | Higgins | Lipscomb  
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Booker (partly in [[Ochiltree County, Texas Genealogy|Ochiltree County)]] | Darrouzett | Follett | Higgins | Lipscomb  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Beaver County, Oklahoma|Beaver County, Oklahoma]]  
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[[Beaver County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Beaver County, Oklahoma]] {{•}} [[Ellis County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Ellis County, Oklahoma]] {{•}} [[Hemphill County, Texas Genealogy|Hemphill]] {{•}} [[Ochiltree County, Texas Genealogy|Ochiltree]] {{•}} [[Roberts County, Texas Genealogy|Roberts]]  
*[[Ellis County, Oklahoma|Ellis County, Oklahoma]]  
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<center>{{TX Lipscomb County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Hemphill County, Texas|Hemphill]]  
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*[[Ochiltree County, Texas|Ochiltree]]  
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*[[Roberts County, Texas|Roberts]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2667 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Lipscomb+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=2667 Findagrave.com ]
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
  
 
*''Lipscomb County Cemeteries,'' book by LaVaun Kraft. Iinformation on each of the nine Lipscomb County cemeteries: Heart Cemetery, Kiowa Cemetery, View Point Cemetery, Darrouzett Cemetery, Fairview Cemetery, Fairmont Cemetery, Lipscomb Cemetery, St. John's Cemetery, and Higgins Cemetery; each section includes information about the origins of the cemetery with deeds and certificates, an index of the persons buried in the cemetery, a list of the information on each of the headstones in the cemetery, and a list of the veterans buried in the cemetery. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36168/m1/?q=waller%20county Digital version online] at The Portal To Texas History.  
 
*''Lipscomb County Cemeteries,'' book by LaVaun Kraft. Iinformation on each of the nine Lipscomb County cemeteries: Heart Cemetery, Kiowa Cemetery, View Point Cemetery, Darrouzett Cemetery, Fairview Cemetery, Fairmont Cemetery, Lipscomb Cemetery, St. John's Cemetery, and Higgins Cemetery; each section includes information about the origins of the cemetery with deeds and certificates, an index of the persons buried in the cemetery, a list of the information on each of the headstones in the cemetery, and a list of the veterans buried in the cemetery. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth36168/m1/?q=waller%20county Digital version online] at The Portal To Texas History.  
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==== Census<br>  ====
 
==== Census<br>  ====
  
*1880 Census for Lipscomb County, [http://www.archive.org/details/10thcensus1317unit census images] on line at archive.org; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txlipsco/1880c.html transcription] from the TXGenWeb site.  
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*'''1880''' Census for Lipscomb County, [http://www.archive.org/details/10thcensus1317unit census images] on line at archive.org; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txlipsco/1880c.html transcription] from the TXGenWeb site.  
*1900 Census for Lipscomb County, [http://www.archive.org/details/12thcensusofpopu1655unit census images] on line at archive.org; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txlipsco/1900c.html transcription] from the TXGenWeb site.  
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*'''1900''' Census for Lipscomb County, [http://www.archive.org/details/12thcensusofpopu1655unit census images] on line at archive.org; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txlipsco/1900c.html transcription] from the TXGenWeb site.  
*1910 Census for Lipscomb County, [http://www.archive.org/details/13thcensus1910po1574unit census images] on line at archive.org; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txlipsco/1910c.html transcription] from the TXGenWeb site.  
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*'''1910''' Census for Lipscomb County, [http://www.archive.org/details/13thcensus1910po1574unit census images] on line at archive.org; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txlipsco/1910c.html transcription] from the TXGenWeb site.  
*1920 Census for Lipscomb County, [http://www.archive.org/details/14thcensusofpopu1826unit census images] on line at archive.org; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txlipsco/1920c.html transcription] from the TXGenWeb site.  
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*'''1920''' Census for Lipscomb County, [http://www.archive.org/details/14thcensusofpopu1826unit census images] on line at archive.org; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txlipsco/1920c.html transcription] from the TXGenWeb site.  
*1930 Census for Lipscomb County, [http://www.archive.org/details/texascensus00reel2369 census images] on line at archive.org; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txlipsco/1930c.html transcription] from the TXGenWeb site.
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*'''1930''' Census for Lipscomb County, [http://www.archive.org/details/texascensus00reel2369 census images] on line at archive.org; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txlipsco/1930c.html transcription] from the TXGenWeb site.
  
 
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==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories<br>  ====
 
==== Local Histories<br>  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*''A History of Lipscomb County, 1876-1976'', by the Lipscomb Historical Survey Committee.&nbsp; [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46830/m1 Read the book on line] at The Portal to Texas History.  
 
*''A History of Lipscomb County, 1876-1976'', by the Lipscomb Historical Survey Committee.&nbsp; [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46830/m1 Read the book on line] at The Portal to Texas History.  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[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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[[Image:Txlipscomb.jpg|400px|Txlipscomb.jpg]] <br> <br>
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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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 '''$'''
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*'''1845-1848''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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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
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Lipscomb}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== 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 $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
  
 
===== Births  =====
 
===== Births  =====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txlipsco/birthr.html Lipscomb County Birth Records 1926-1993], selected years from the TXGenWeb site.  
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txlipsco/ww1.html Lipscomb County Births] compiled from World War I Civilian Draft Card Registrations, from the TXGenWeb site.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txlipsco/ww1.html Lipscomb County Births] compiled from World War I Civilian Draft Card Registrations, from the TXGenWeb site.  
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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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*'''1926-1993''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txlipsco/birthr.html Lipscomb County Birth Records 1926-1993], selected years from the TXGenWeb site.
  
 
===== Marriages  =====
 
===== Marriages  =====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txlipsco/marr.html Lipscomb County Marriages 1851-1900] from the TXGenWeb site.
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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/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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*'''1851-1900''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/-txlipsco/marr.html Lipscomb County Marriages 1851-1900] from the TXGenWeb site.  
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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
  
 
===== Deaths  =====
 
===== Deaths  =====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txlipsco/deaths.html Lipscomb County Deaths 1964-1998] from the TXGenWeb site.  
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
*[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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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
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*'''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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*'''1964-1998''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txlipsco/deaths.html Lipscomb County Deaths 1964-1998] from the TXGenWeb site.  
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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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===== Divorces  =====
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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 $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.wolfcreekheritagemuseum.org/ Wolf Creek Heritage Museum]<br>Highway 305<br>Lipscomb, Texas 79056<br>806-852-2123
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'''Amarillo Genealogical Society'''<br>413 East Fourth Street<br>Amarillo TX 79189<br> (806) 378-3054<br><br>
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''TX-OK Panhandle Genealogical Society'''<br>Fifth and Ash<br>Perryton TX 79070<br> (806) 435-5801<br><br>  
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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'''Pampa Genealogical and Historical Society'''<br>430 North Summer Street<br>Pampa, TX 79065<br><br>
  
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'''Hemphill County Genealogical Society'''<br>Route 2<br>Canadian TX 79014<br><br>  
  
== Web Sites  ==
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'''Wolf Creek Heritage Museum'''<br>Highway 305<br>Lipscomb, Texas 79056<br>806-852-2123<br>[http://www.wolfcreekheritagemuseum.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txlipsco/ Lipscomb County TXGenWeb] site maps, history and other information for Lipscomb county.&nbsp;
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
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== Websites  ==
  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Lipscomb|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txlipsco/ Lipscomb County TXGenWeb] site maps, history and other information for Lipscomb county.&nbsp;
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*{{FHL|Texas Lipscomb|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.
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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County Seat Lipscomb
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County Information

County Courthouse

Lipscomb County Courthouse
PO Box 70
Lipscomb, TX 79056
Phone: 806.862.3091

County Clerk Clk has birth, marriage, divorce, probate, court
and land records from 1887, military discharge records from
1919 and naturalization records 1926-1927[1]

County and District Clerk

P.O. Box 70
Lipscomb 79056
Phone: 806-862-3091
Fax: 806-862-3004

Lipscomb County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1887 1880 1887 1887


History

Parent County

1876--Lipscomb County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District.

  • County seat: Lipscomb [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

Booker (partly in Ochiltree County) | Darrouzett | Follett | Higgins | Lipscomb

Neighboring Counties

Beaver County, Oklahoma  • Ellis County, Oklahoma  • Hemphill  • Ochiltree  • Roberts

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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

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
  • Lipscomb County Cemeteries, book by LaVaun Kraft. Iinformation on each of the nine Lipscomb County cemeteries: Heart Cemetery, Kiowa Cemetery, View Point Cemetery, Darrouzett Cemetery, Fairview Cemetery, Fairmont Cemetery, Lipscomb Cemetery, St. John's Cemetery, and Higgins Cemetery; each section includes information about the origins of the cemetery with deeds and certificates, an index of the persons buried in the cemetery, a list of the information on each of the headstones in the cemetery, and a list of the veterans buried in the cemetery. Digital version online at The Portal To Texas History.
  • Lipscomb County Cemeteries from the TXGenWeb site.

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 Lipscomb County, Texas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.

Maps

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Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War

Newspapers

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

Births

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriages

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Deaths

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorces

Societies and Libraries

Amarillo Genealogical Society
413 East Fourth Street
Amarillo TX 79189
(806) 378-3054

TX-OK Panhandle Genealogical Society
Fifth and Ash
Perryton TX 79070
(806) 435-5801

Pampa Genealogical and Historical Society
430 North Summer Street
Pampa, TX 79065

Hemphill County Genealogical Society
Route 2
Canadian TX 79014

Wolf Creek Heritage Museum
Highway 305
Lipscomb, Texas 79056
806-852-2123
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

  • Lipscomb County TXGenWeb site maps, history and other information for Lipscomb county. 
  • 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), Lipscomb County, Texas. Page 669 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).