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{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties M|Counties M]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] McMullen 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 M|Counties M]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] McMullen County'' <br>  
  
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Guide to '''McMullen County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records|left}}<br>
  
<br>Adopted by [http://www.txgenweb4.org/txmcmullen/ McMullen County TXGenWeb]
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = McMullen County
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| county_map = Tx-McMullen.png
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1858
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| founded date = 1 February
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| seat = Tilden
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== County Information ==
  
&nbsp; Marti Brown ~ County Coordinator
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==== County Courthouse  ====
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.mcmullen.tx.us/ips/cms McMullen County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 235<br> Tilden, Texas 78072<br> Phone: 512.274.3215<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death<br> records from 1903, marriage, probate<br> and land records from 1850<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McMullen County, Texas. Page 670 {{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 235<br>Tilden 78072<br>Phone: 361-274-3215<br>Fax: 361-274-3858<br>
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==== McMullen 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" |1877
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[http://www.co.mcmullen.tx.us/ips/cms McMullen County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 235<br> Tilden, Texas 78072<br> Phone: 512.274.3215<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death<br> records from 1903, marriage, probate<br> and land records from 1850<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McMullen County, Texas. Page 670 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1858--'''McMullen County was created 1 February 1858 from [[Atascosa County, Texas|Atascosa]], [[Bexar County, Texas|Bexar]], and [[Live Oak County, Texas|Live Oak]] Counties, but was not organized until 1877.&nbsp; '''County seat:''' Originally Dog Town, name changed to Tilden <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;<ref>Handbook of Texas Online: McMullen County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcm09</ref>  
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'''1858--'''McMullen County was created 1 February 1858 from [[Atascosa County, Texas Genealogy|Atascosa]], [[Bexar County, Texas Genealogy|Bexar]], and [[Live Oak County, Texas Genealogy|Live Oak]] Counties, but was not organized until 1877.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Originally Dog Town, name changed to Tilden <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;<ref>Handbook of Texas Online: McMullen County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcm09</ref>
  
 
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, McMullen, Prince|place|disp=Prince}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, McMullen, Tilden|place|disp=Tilden}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Atascosa County, Texas|Atascosa]]  
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[[Atascosa County, Texas Genealogy|Atascosa]] {{•}} [[Duval County, Texas Genealogy|Duval]] {{•}} [[Frio County, Texas Genealogy|Frio]] {{•}} [[La Salle County, Texas Genealogy|La Salle]] {{•}} [[Live Oak County, Texas Genealogy|Live Oak]] {{•}} [[Webb County, Texas Genealogy|Webb]]  
*[[Duval County, Texas|Duval]]  
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<center>{{TXMCMULLEN County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Frio County, Texas|Frio]]  
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== Resources  ==
*[[La Salle County, Texas|La Salle]]  
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*[[Live Oak County, Texas|Live Oak]]  
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==== African American Resources  ====
*[[Webb County, Texas|Webb]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records](images) - FamilySearch<br>
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots] ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas] ~ African Ancestored Genealogy
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy] ~ Access Genealogy
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online ~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txmcmullen/cemeteryindex.html McMullen County Cemeteries] from the McMullen County TXGenWeb site. Listing of all the cemeteries and some photos.
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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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=2675 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+McMullen+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=2675 Findagrave.com ]
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/McMullen/ListMcmullen.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/Default.aspx Names in Stone]
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| colspan="3" | See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
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*[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txmcmullen/cemeteryindex.html McMullen County Cemeteries] from the McMullen County TXGenWeb site. Listing of all the cemeteries and some photos.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmcmull/cemeteries/boothillcem/boothillindex.html Boothill Cemetery ]- McMullen TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmcmull/cemeteries/Calliham.html Calliham Cemetery ]- McMullen TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmcmull/cemeteries/hilltopcem/hilltopcem.htm Hilltop Cemetery] -&nbsp; McMullen TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmcmull/cemeteries/Latham.html Latham Cemtery] - McMullen TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmcmull/sanmiguelcem//index.htm San Miguel Cemetery] - McMullen TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmcmull/cemeteries/yarbrough.html Yarbrough Bend Cemetery ]- McMullen TXGenWeb
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==== Census ====
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*''McMullen County History,'' 1981, by the McMullen County History Book Committee.  
 
*''McMullen County History,'' 1981, by the McMullen County History Book Committee.  
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==== 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:Txmcmullen.jpg|400px|Txmcmullen.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 TXGenWeb 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 '''$'''
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''1845-1848''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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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|McMullen}}
  
 
==== 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 1800-1990}} 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 1800-2000] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital 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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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[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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===== Birth  =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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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] FamilySearch
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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*'''1814 - 1909''' and '''1966 - 2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1837 - 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 - 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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*'''1966 - 2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010] FamilySearch record collection
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===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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*'''1890 - 1976''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976.  
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*'''1890 - 1976''' [http://www.footnote.com Footnote.com] ($) has [http://www.fold3.com/title_479/texas_death_certificates Texas Death Certificates 1890-1976] available online.
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*'''1903 - 1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681049 Texas, Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973] FamilySearch records collection
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*'''1903 - 2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1949337 Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000] FamilySearch records collection
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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
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*'''1988 - 1986''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1930157 Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986]  FamilySearch records collection
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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''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2038378 Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010]  FamilySearch records
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*'''1968 - 2010'''  {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''McMullen County Historic Museum Association'''<br>Hwy 16<br>Across the street from the Courthouse<br>HRC 4 Box 17<br>Tilden, Texas 78072-9302<br>Museum Staff: Jane Wheeler<br>Telephone Number: 361-274-3204<br><br>
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txmcmullen/ McMullen County TXGenWeb site] Information on the history of the people and county.  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txmcmullen/ McMullen County TXGenWeb site] Information on the history of the people and county.  
*[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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*[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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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Archives Project]
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*{{FHL|Texas McMullen|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.
 
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+McMullen|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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Guide to McMullen 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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County Information

County Courthouse

McMullen County Courthouse
PO Box 235
Tilden, Texas 78072
Phone: 512.274.3215

County Clerk has birth and death
records from 1903, marriage, probate
and land records from 1850[1]

County and District Clerk

P.O. Box 235
Tilden 78072
Phone: 361-274-3215
Fax: 361-274-3858

McMullen County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1877 1870 1835 1877


History

Parent County

1858--McMullen County was created 1 February 1858 from Atascosa, Bexar, and Live Oak Counties, but was not organized until 1877.

  • County seat: Originally Dog Town, name changed to Tilden [2] [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Records from the first, short-lived organization have not survived.

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Calliham | Tilden

Neighboring Counties

Atascosa  • Duval  • Frio  • La Salle  • Live Oak  • Webb

Frio CountyAtascosa CountyWilson CountyKarnes CountyLive Oak CountyMcMullen CountyLa Salle CountyWebb CountyDuval CountyJim Wells CountyTX MCMULLEN.JPG

Resources

African American 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

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 McMullen 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.

  • McMullen County History, 1981, by the McMullen County History Book Committee.
  • McMullen County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

Maps

Txmcmullen.jpg

Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War

Newspapers

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

McMullen County Historic Museum Association
Hwy 16
Across the street from the Courthouse
HRC 4 Box 17
Tilden, Texas 78072-9302
Museum Staff: Jane Wheeler
Telephone Number: 361-274-3204

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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), McMullen County, Texas. Page 670 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).
  3. Handbook of Texas Online: McMullen County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcm09