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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]] Moore 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]] Moore County'' <br>  
  
Guide to '''Moore County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Moore County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
{{TXDC}}  
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{{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records|left}}<br>
  
 
<br>{{Infobox U.S. County
 
<br>{{Infobox U.S. County
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| founded date = August 21
 
| founded date = August 21
 
| seat wl = Dumas
 
| seat wl = Dumas
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| building image = TexasMooreCourthouse.jpg
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
  
Moore County Courthouse<br>County Clerk - Brenda McKanna <br>715 S. Dumas Ave. Room 107<br>Dumas, Texas 79029<br>
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==== County Courthouse ====
  
[http://www.co.moore.tx.us/ips/cms Moore County Courthouse] <br>715 Dumas Avenue<br> Dumas, Texas 79029-0396<br> Phone: 806.935.6164 <br><br>County Clerk has birth, death, burial, probate and<br> court records from 1901, marriage records from<br> 1894 and land records from 1877; District Clerk<br> has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Moore 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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Moore County Courthouse<br>County Clerk - Brenda McKanna <br>715 S. Dumas Ave. Room 107<br>Dumas, Texas 79029<br> Email: [mailto:bmckanna@moore-tx.com bmckanna@moore-tx.com]<br> Phone: 806-935-2009<br> 2nd Phone: 806-935-6164<br> FAX: 806-935-9004
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[http://www.co.moore.tx.us/default.aspx?Moore_County/County.Clerk County Clerk website]
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<br>County Clerk has birth, death, burial, probate and court records from 1901, marriage records from 1894<br> and land records from 1877; District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Moore 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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'''District Clerk'''
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715 Dumas Ave. Rm 109<br>Dumas 79029<br>Phone: 806-935-4218<br>Fax: 806-935-6325<br>
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==== Moore 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" |1892
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1890
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1882
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1892
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1876--'''Moore County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Dumas <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1876--'''Moore County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Dumas <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, Moore, Dumas|place|disp=Dumas}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Carson County, Texas|Carson]]  
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[[Carson County, Texas Genealogy|Carson]] {{•}} [[Dallam County, Texas Genealogy|Dallam]] {{•}} [[Hansford County, Texas Genealogy|Hansford]] {{•}} [[Hartley County, Texas Genealogy|Hartley]] {{•}} [[Hutchinson County, Texas Genealogy|Hutchinson]] {{•}} [[Oldham County, Texas Genealogy|Oldham]] {{•}} [[Potter County, Texas Genealogy|Potter]] {{•}} [[Sherman County, Texas Genealogy|Sherman]]  
*[[Dallam County, Texas|Dallam]]  
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<center>{{TXMOORE County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Hansford County, Texas|Hansford]]  
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*[[Hartley County, Texas|Hartley]]  
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*[[Hutchinson County, Texas|Hutchinson]]  
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*[[Oldham County, Texas|Oldham]]  
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*[[Potter County, Texas|Potter]]  
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*[[Sherman County, Texas|Sherman]]
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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
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://pasttracker.com/gentree/search.php?mybool=AND&nr=50&tree=txmoore&showdeath=yes&showspouse=yes&myburialplace=Dumas%20Cemetery&brpqualify=contains Dumas Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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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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| 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=2690 Findagrave.com]
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2690 Findagrave.com ]  
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Moore+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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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/Wtx/Moore/ListMoore.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.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Moore/cemetery/Dumas.html Dumas Cemetery] -- inscriptions. Cemeteries of Texas.
 
*[http://pasttracker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1693:palo-duro-cemetery&catid=260:cemeteries&Itemid=610 Lane Memorial&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb]  
 
*[http://pasttracker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1693:palo-duro-cemetery&catid=260:cemeteries&Itemid=610 Lane Memorial&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb]  
 
*[http://pasttracker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1693:palo-duro-cemetery&catid=260:cemeteries&Itemid=610 Palo Duro Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://pasttracker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1693:palo-duro-cemetery&catid=260:cemeteries&Itemid=610 Palo Duro Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/moore/census/1900/ed60/part1.txt 1900 Federal Census Transcription]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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{{US Census population
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/moore/census/1910/ 1910 Federal Census Images]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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|1890= 15
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/moore/census/1920/ 1920 Federal Census Images]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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|1900= 209
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|1910= 561
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|1920= 571
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|1930= 1555
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|1940= 4461
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|1950= 13349
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|1960= 14773
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|1970= 14060
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|1980= 16575
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|1990= 17865
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|2000= 20121
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|2010= 21904
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/moore/census/1900/ed60/part1.txt '''1900''' Federal Census Transcription] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/moore/census/1910/ '''1910''' Federal Census Images] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/moore/census/1920/ '''1920''' Federal Census Images] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://pasttracker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4100&Itemid=937 Moore County Churches]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://pasttracker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4100&Itemid=937 Moore County Churches]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/moore/land/moore.txt Original Land Owners of Texas] ~&nbsp; Moore County&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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{{TX Land}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/moore/land/moore.txt Original Land Owners of Texas] ~&nbsp; Moore County&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
{{TX County Histories}}
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{{TX County Histories}}  
  
 
*[http://pasttracker.com/gentree/surnames.php?tree=txmoore Moore County Surnames]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://pasttracker.com/gentree/surnames.php?tree=txmoore Moore County Surnames]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txmoore.jpg|400px|Txmoore.jpg]]
  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
*[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.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. TXGenWeb site.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/moore/military/civilwar/pensions/moorecsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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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 '''$'''
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''1845-1848''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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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 
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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://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/moore/military/civilwar/pensions/moorecsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications Index]  USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Moore}}
  
 
*[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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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[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  ====
{{TX Probate Intro}}
 
  
*[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]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
{{TX Vital Intro}}
 
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 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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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[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.
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*'''1837 - 1977'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1966 - 2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records1966 - 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<br>
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*'''1964 - 1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 
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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  ==
  
*Killgore Memorial Library<br>124 S Bliss Ave<br>Dumas, TX 79029<br>Phone: (806) 935-4941<br>[http://www.mocolib.net/ Website]  
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'''Top of Texas Genealogical &amp; Historical Society'''<br>219 Cherry<br> Dumas, TX 79029<br>contact Sharon Gibbins Bean [mailto:ceb@xit.net]<br><br>
*Window on the Plains Museum <br>1820 South Dumas Ave<br>Highway 87-287<br>Dumas, TX 79029<br>(806) 935-3113 Fax (806) 934-3621<br>[http://www.dumasmuseumandartcenter.org/window_on_the_plains_museum.htm website]<br>Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Admission is free.
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'''Killgore Memorial Library'''<br>124 S Bliss Ave<br>Dumas, TX 79029<br>Phone: (806) 935-4941<br>[http://www.mocolib.net/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Window on the Plains Museum''' <br>1820 South Dumas Ave<br>Highway 87-287<br>Dumas, TX 79029<br>(806) 935-3113 Fax (806) 934-3621<br>[http://www.dumasmuseumandartcenter.org/window_on_the_plains_museum.htm website] Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Admission is free.<br><br>
  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
 
*[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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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/moore/moortoc.htm Moore County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/moore/moortoc.htm Moore County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://pasttracker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2390&Itemid=66 Moore County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://pasttracker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2390&Itemid=66 Moore 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.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.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.  
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Guide to Moore 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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Moore County, Texas
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Map of Texas highlighting Moore County
Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Dumas
Courthouse
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County Information

County Courthouse

Moore County Courthouse
County Clerk - Brenda McKanna
715 S. Dumas Ave. Room 107
Dumas, Texas 79029
Email: bmckanna@moore-tx.com
Phone: 806-935-2009
2nd Phone: 806-935-6164
FAX: 806-935-9004

County Clerk website


County Clerk has birth, death, burial, probate and court records from 1901, marriage records from 1894
and land records from 1877; District Clerk has divorce records[1]

District Clerk

715 Dumas Ave. Rm 109
Dumas 79029
Phone: 806-935-4218
Fax: 806-935-6325

Moore County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1892 1890 1882 1892

History

Parent County

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

  • County seat: Dumas [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

Cactus | Dumas | Sunray | Masterson

Neighboring Counties

Carson  • Dallam  • Hansford  • Hartley  • Hutchinson  • Oldham  • Potter  • Sherman

Dallam CountySherman CountyHansford CountyHutchinson CountyMoore CountyHartley CountyOldham CountyPotter CountyCarson CountyTX MOORE.JPG

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

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

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources


Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
189015
19002091,293.3%
1910561168.4%
19205711.8%
19301,555172.3%
19404,461186.9%
195013,349199.2%
196014,77310.7%
197014,060−4.8%
198016,57517.9%
199017,8657.8%
200020,12112.6%
201021,9048.9%

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 Moore 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

Txmoore.jpg

Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War

Newspapers

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

Top of Texas Genealogical & Historical Society
219 Cherry
Dumas, TX 79029
contact Sharon Gibbins Bean [1]

Killgore Memorial Library
124 S Bliss Ave
Dumas, TX 79029
Phone: (806) 935-4941
Website

Window on the Plains Museum
1820 South Dumas Ave
Highway 87-287
Dumas, TX 79029
(806) 935-3113 Fax (806) 934-3621
website Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Admission is free.

  • 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

  • Moore County Archives  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project
  • Moore 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), Moore 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).