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[[Image:Matagorda County Courthouse1848.jpg|532px|Matagorda County Courthouse -1848]]&nbsp;
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'''[http://www.co.matagorda.tx.us/ips/cms/countyoffices/countyClerk.html County Clerk]<br>'''1700 7th Street, Room 202<br>Bay City, TX 77414-5094<br>(979) 244-7680
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'''[http://www.co.matagorda.tx.us/ips/cms/countyoffices/countyClerk.html County Clerk]<br>'''1700 7th Street, Room 202<br>Bay City, TX 77414-5094<br>(979) 244-7680  
  
'''[http://www.co.matagorda.tx.us/ips/cms/districtcourt/districtClerk.html District Clerk]<br>'''1700 7th Street, Room 307<br>Bay City, TX 77414<br>(979) 244-7621
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'''[http://www.co.matagorda.tx.us/ips/cms/districtcourt/districtClerk.html District Clerk]<br>'''1700 7th Street, Room 307<br>Bay City, TX 77414<br>(979) 244-7621  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/kids_county.htm Matagorda County For Kids] ==
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== [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/kids_county.htm Matagorda County For Kids] ==
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2680 Find-A-Grave] <br>
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2680 Find-A-Grave] <br>
  
==== '''Census Records''' ====
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==== '''Census Records''' ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/tx/matagorda/census/1850/1850indx.txt 1850 Index]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/tx/matagorda/census/1850/1850indx.txt 1850 Index]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/aa_1870.htm 1870 African-American Families]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/aa_1870.htm 1870 African-American Families]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/palacios_point_1870.htm 1870 Palacios Point]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/palacios_point_1870.htm 1870 Palacios Point]  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp 1880 Search at FamilySearch]
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp 1880 Search at FamilySearch]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/cp_1910_census_part1.htm 1910 Collegeport Community]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/cp_1910_census_part1.htm 1910 Collegeport Community]
  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/history_makers.htm History Maker Biographies]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/history_makers.htm History Maker Biographies]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/family_hist.htm Family Histories]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/family_hist.htm Family Histories]
  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
[http://baycitytribune.com/ Bay City Tribune]
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*[http://baycitytribune.com/ Bay City Tribune]  
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*[http://www.matagordaadvocate.com/ Matagorda County Advocate]
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*[http://www.palaciosbeacon.com/home/index.shtml Palacios Beacon]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/newspapers_mcm.htm Newspapers Available at Matagorda County Museum]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/celebrations_1912-1914.htm Celebrations] - Articles about events
  
[http://www.matagordaadvocate.com/ Matagorda County Advocate]
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==== Obituaries  ====
  
[http://www.palaciosbeacon.com/home/index.shtml Palacios Beacon]
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For current obituaries see newspaper sites above  
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/newspapers_mcm.htm Newspapers Available at Matagorda County Museum]
 
 
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/celebrations_1912-1914.htm Celebrations] - Articles about events
 
 
 
==== Obituaries ====
 
 
 
For current obituaries see newspaper sites above
 
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/obituaries.htm Obituaries]
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/obituaries.htm Obituaries]
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*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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.
  
== Societies, Libraries and Museums ==
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== Societies, Libraries and Museums ==
  
'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/mcgs.htm MATAGORDA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL S<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1302662776819_594" />OCIETY]'''&nbsp; - publishes "<u>''Oak Leaves''</u>" genealogical data about Matagorda County twice a year (Feb. &amp;&nbsp;Aug.).<br>1100 Seventh Street<br>Bay City, TX&nbsp; 77414-4915<br>[mailto:mcgs@yahoo.com carolsgibbs@yahoo.com]&nbsp;
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'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/mcgs.htm MATAGORDA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL S<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1302662776819_594" />OCIETY]'''&nbsp; - publishes "<u>''Oak Leaves''</u>" genealogical data about Matagorda County twice a year (Feb. &amp;&nbsp;Aug.).<br>1100 Seventh Street<br>Bay City, TX&nbsp; 77414-4915<br>[mailto:mcgs@yahoo.com carolsgibbs@yahoo.com]&nbsp;  
  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/mchc.htm '''MATAGORDA COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION''']
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmatago/mchc.htm '''MATAGORDA COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION''']<br>P. O. Box 275<br>Blessing, TX 77419-0275  
 
 
P. O. Box 275<br>Blessing, TX 77419-0275
 
  
 
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[http://www.baycitytxlib.org/ '''BAY CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY''']
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[http://www.baycitytxlib.org/ '''BAY CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY''']<br>1100 7th St.<br>Bay City, TX 77414  
 
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'''[http://www.palacioslibrary.org/ <br>PALACIOS LIBRARY]'''<br>326 Main St.<br>Palacios, TX 77465  
1100 7th St.<br>Bay City, TX 77414
 
 
 
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'''[http://www.palacioslibrary.org/ PALACIOS LIBRARY]'''
 
 
 
326 Main St.<br>Palacios, TX 77465
 
 
 
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'''[http://www.matagordamuseum.org/ MATAGORDA COUNTY MUSEUM]'''
 
  
2100 Avenue F.<br>Bay City, TX 77414
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'''[http://www.matagordamuseum.org/ MATAGORDA COUNTY MUSEUM]'''<br>2100 Avenue F.<br>Bay City, TX 77414
  
'''PALACIOS AREA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION<br>[http://www.citybytheseamuseum.org/default.html CITY BY THE SEA MUSEUM]'''
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401 Commerce Street<br>Palacios, TX 77465
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'''PALACIOS AREA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION<br>[http://www.citybytheseamuseum.org/default.html CITY BY THE SEA MUSEUM]'''<br>401 Commerce Street<br>Palacios, TX 77465  
  
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==

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County Courthouse

Matagorda County Courthouse - today

Matagorda County Courthouse - 1928


Matagorda County Courthouse - 1896


Matagorda County Courthouse -1848 

 

County Clerk
1700 7th Street, Room 202
Bay City, TX 77414-5094
(979) 244-7680

District Clerk
1700 7th Street, Room 307
Bay City, TX 77414
(979) 244-7621

History

Part of Stephen F. Austin's Colony.

The Handbook of Texas Online - Matagorda County

Parent County

1836--Matagorda County was created 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality. County seat: Bay City [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Matagorda County For Kids

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Matagorda County Cemeteries (rootsweb)

Cemeteries of Matagorda County Texas (Cemeteries of Texas project)

 Find-A-Grave (Matagorda county)

Census Records

Churches

Court

Land

Local Histories

Matagorda County Texas (highlighted)
Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

For current obituaries see newspaper sites above

Probate

  • Early Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • 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.

Societies, Libraries and Museums

MATAGORDA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY  - publishes "Oak Leaves" genealogical data about Matagorda County twice a year (Feb. & Aug.).
1100 Seventh Street
Bay City, TX  77414-4915
carolsgibbs@yahoo.com 

 

MATAGORDA COUNTY HISTORICAL COMMISSION
P. O. Box 275
Blessing, TX 77419-0275


BAY CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
1100 7th St.
Bay City, TX 77414
PALACIOS LIBRARY

326 Main St.
Palacios, TX 77465

 

MATAGORDA COUNTY MUSEUM
2100 Avenue F.
Bay City, TX 77414

 

PALACIOS AREA HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
CITY BY THE SEA MUSEUM

401 Commerce Street
Palacios, TX 77465

 

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).