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''[[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]] Montague County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Montague County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Montague 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 Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
  
[http://www.co.montague.tx.us/ips/cms Montague County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 77<br> Montague, Texas 76251-0077<br> Phone: 940.894.2461 <br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records<br> from 1903, marriage, probate and court<br> records from 1873 and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Montague 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 Courthouse ====
  
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[http://www.co.montague.tx.us/ips/cms Montague County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 77<br> Montague, Texas 76251-0077<br> Phone: 940.894.2461
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County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, marriage, probate and court <br>records from 1873 and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Montague 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 Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 77<br>Montague 76251<br>Phone: 940-894-2461<br>Fax: 940-894-6601
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'''District Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 155<br>Montague 76251<br>Phone: 940-894-2571
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==== Montague County, Texas Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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Montague County has had four courthouses: 1858, 1879, 1885 and the current courthouse built in 1912.<br>  
 
Montague County has had four courthouses: 1858, 1879, 1885 and the current courthouse built in 1912.<br>  
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Montague County Courthouse<br>County Clerk - Glenda Henson<br>P.O. Box 77<br>Montague, Texas 76251<br>[http://www.co.montague.tx.us Montague County Government Website]<br>  
 
Montague County Courthouse<br>County Clerk - Glenda Henson<br>P.O. Box 77<br>Montague, Texas 76251<br>[http://www.co.montague.tx.us Montague County Government Website]<br>  
  
''Inventory of county records, Montague County Courthouse, Montague, Texas'', 1975 by James E. Riney. Inventory of records housed in the Montague County Courthouse in Montague, Texas. Describes the records of the County Clerk, District Clerk, County and District Attorney, Justice of the Peace, Tax Assessor-Collector, Sheriff, Treasurer, Auditor, and County School Superintendent. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25241/m1/ Read the book online] from The Portal to Texas History.<br>
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''Inventory of county records, Montague County Courthouse, Montague, Texas'', 1975 by James E. Riney. Inventory of records housed in the Montague County Courthouse in Montague, Texas. Describes the records of the County Clerk, District Clerk, County and District Attorney, Justice of the Peace, Tax Assessor-Collector, Sheriff, Treasurer, Auditor, and County School Superintendent. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25241/m1/ Read the book online] from The Portal to Texas History.
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
The first Anglo-American settlers arrived in 1854. French and Spanish were in the area as early as 1719.  
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'''1719 and 1854--'''The first Anglo-American settlers arrived in 1854. French and Spanish were in the area as early as 1719.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1857--'''Montague County was created 24 December 1857 from [[Cooke County, Texas|Cooke]] County. '''County seat:''' Montague <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1857--'''Montague County was created 24 December 1857 from [[Cooke County, Texas Genealogy|Cooke]] County.<cr>
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*'''County seat:''' Montague <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1873--'''Courthouse and many county records were destroyed by fire in February 1873.  
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'''1873--'''Courthouse and many county records were destroyed by fire in February 1873.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Montague, Forestburg|place|disp=Forestburg}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Montague, Montague|place|disp=Montague}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Montague, Nocona|place|disp=Nocona}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Montague, Stoneburg|place|disp=Stoneburg}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Montague, Sunset|place|disp=Sunset}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Belcherville | Bonita | Bowie | Capps Corner | Eagle Point | Forestburg | | Illinois Bend | Montague | Nocona |&nbsp; Ringgold | Saint Jo | Spanish Fort | Stoneburg | Sunset<br>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Clay County, Texas|Clay]]  
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[[Clay County, Texas Genealogy|Clay]] {{•}} [[Cooke County, Texas Genealogy|Cooke]] {{•}} [[Jack County, Texas Genealogy|Jack]] {{•}} [[Jefferson County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Jefferson County, Oklahoma]] {{•}} [[Love County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Love County, Oklahoma]] {{•}} [[Wise County, Texas Genealogy|Wise]]  
*[[Cooke County, Texas|Cooke]]  
 
*[[Jack County, Texas|Jack]]  
 
*[[Jefferson County, Oklahoma|Jefferson County, Oklahoma]]  
 
*[[Love County, Oklahoma|Love County, Oklahoma]]  
 
*[[Wise County, Texas|Wise]]
 
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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*'''1865 - 1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmontag/montceme.htm Montague County Cemetery Listing] ~ including some transcriptions&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
 
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
 
  
Individual cemeteries:  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=46&GScnty=2688&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|1143145|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2688 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/mitchell-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Montague+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/montague.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Montague/ListMontague.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/montague/cemetery.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/montague/montague-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Texas&county=Montague&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=169 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmontag/montceme.htm TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22744&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=59&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/tx/montague.htm Interment]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=105494 Lindale Cemetery, Bowie] BillionGraves
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''Additional Cemetery Sources''
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*''History of Montague County,'' 1913, by Mrs. W. R. (Fannie Bellows) Potter, a history of Montague County, told through anecdotal accounts covering events that span from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91044/m1 Read the book online] from The Portal to Texas History. [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofmontagu00pottrich Read the book online] at archive.org.<br>  
 
*''History of Montague County,'' 1913, by Mrs. W. R. (Fannie Bellows) Potter, a history of Montague County, told through anecdotal accounts covering events that span from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91044/m1 Read the book online] from The Portal to Texas History. [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofmontagu00pottrich Read the book online] at archive.org.<br>  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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[[Image:Txmontague.jpg|250px|Txmontague.jpg]]
*[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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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Texas Land Survey Maps for {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps] ~ From the Republic to the Turn of the Century ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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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  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmontag/ConfPenIntro.htm Confederate Pension Applications]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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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 '''$'''
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1845-1848''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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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
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*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmontag/ConfPenIntro.htm Confederate Pension Applications] TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Montague}}
  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/montague/montatoc.htm Montague County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/montague/montatoc.htm Montague County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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{{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 (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.
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
 
  
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===== Birth  =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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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
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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 - 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/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch. Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas
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*'''1837 - 1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch. Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas
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*'''1966 - 2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records 1966 - 2005] Hidden Ancestors
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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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*'''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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*'''1903 - 2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000] (index) - FamilySearch
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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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*'''1977 - 1986'''  {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1850 - 1930... [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas 1850 - 1930
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*'''1968 - 2005''' [http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records 1968-2005] 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.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies  
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'''Montague County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 795<br>Bowie 76230<br> [http://montaguecountyhistory.com/montague-county-genealogical-society-p82-71.htm Website]<br><br>
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'''Montague County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 77<br>Montague 76251<br><br>
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
==== Family History Centers<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.usgwarchives.net/tx/montague/montatoc.htm Montague County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Program  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/montague/montatoc.htm Montague County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Program  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmontag/index.html Montague County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmontag/index.html Montague County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
*[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://txgenw.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  
 
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Montague|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas Montague|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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Latest revision as of 23:02, 5 April 2017

United States
Texas
Montague County

Guide to Montague 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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Montague County, Texas
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Facts
Founded December 24, 1857
County Seat Montague
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County Information

County Courthouse

Montague County Courthouse
PO Box 77
Montague, Texas 76251-0077
Phone: 940.894.2461

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, marriage, probate and court
records from 1873 and land records[1]

County Clerk

P.O. Box 77
Montague 76251
Phone: 940-894-2461
Fax: 940-894-6601

District Clerk

P.O. Box 155
Montague 76251
Phone: 940-894-2571

Montague County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1860 1873 1860 1873 1873

Montague County has had four courthouses: 1858, 1879, 1885 and the current courthouse built in 1912.

Montague County Courthouse
County Clerk - Glenda Henson
P.O. Box 77
Montague, Texas 76251
Montague County Government Website

Inventory of county records, Montague County Courthouse, Montague, Texas, 1975 by James E. Riney. Inventory of records housed in the Montague County Courthouse in Montague, Texas. Describes the records of the County Clerk, District Clerk, County and District Attorney, Justice of the Peace, Tax Assessor-Collector, Sheriff, Treasurer, Auditor, and County School Superintendent. Read the book online from The Portal to Texas History.

History

1719 and 1854--The first Anglo-American settlers arrived in 1854. French and Spanish were in the area as early as 1719.

Parent County

1857--Montague County was created 24 December 1857 from Cooke County.<cr>

  • County seat: Montague [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1873--Courthouse and many county records were destroyed by fire in February 1873.

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Belcherville | Bonita | Bowie | Capps Corner | Eagle Point | Forestburg | | Illinois Bend | Montague | Nocona |  Ringgold | Saint Jo | Spanish Fort | Stoneburg | Sunset

Neighboring Counties

Clay  • Cooke  • Jack  • Jefferson County, Oklahoma  • Love County, Oklahoma  • Wise


Clay CountyMontague CountyCooke CountyDenton CountyWise CountyJack CountyJefferson County, OklahomaLove County, OklahomaTX MONTAGUE 1.JPG
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Resources

African American

Cemeteries

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

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
FindAGrave Family History Library FindAGrave
Linkpendium WorldCat Tombstone Project
Billion Graves (name) Cemeteries of TX
GenWeb Archives Texas Cemeteries
Billion Graves (cemetery) TX Gravestones
TXGenWeb Epodunk
Names in Stone Interment
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860849
18708904.8%
188011,2571,164.8%
189018,86367.6%
190024,80031.5%
191025,1231.3%
192022,200−11.6%
193019,159−13.7%
194020,4426.7%
195017,070−16.5%
196014,893−12.8%
197015,3262.9%
198017,41013.6%
199017,274−0.8%
200019,11710.7%










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 Montague 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.

  • History of Montague County, 1913, by Mrs. W. R. (Fannie Bellows) Potter, a history of Montague County, told through anecdotal accounts covering events that span from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s. Read the book online from The Portal to Texas History. Read the book online at archive.org.
  • Montague Texas History from The Handbook of Texas Online.

Maps

Txmontague.jpg

Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War

Newspapers

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

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

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

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

Montague County Genealogical Society
PO Box 795
Bowie 76230
Website

Montague County Historical Society
PO Box 77
Montague 76251

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

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

  • Montague County Archives  ~  USGenWeb Archives Program
  • Montague County  ~  TXGenWeb
  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
  • 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), Montague 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).