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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties R|Counties R]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Randall 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 R|Counties R]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Randall County'' <br>  
  
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Guide to '''Randall County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Randall County
 
| county = Randall County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| founded date = August 21
 
| founded date = August 21
 
| seat wl = Canyon
 
| seat wl = Canyon
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| building image = TexasRandallCourthouse.jpg}}  
  
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== County Information ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== County Courthouse  ====
  
 
[http://www.randallcounty.org/ Randall County Courthouse ]<br>PO Box 660; <br>Canyon, TX 79015-0660<br> Phone: 806.655.6330&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records; <br>District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Randall County, Texas. Page 672 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.randallcounty.org/ Randall County Courthouse ]<br>PO Box 660; <br>Canyon, TX 79015-0660<br> Phone: 806.655.6330&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records; <br>District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Randall County, Texas. Page 672 {{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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2309 Russell Long Blvd, Ste 101<br>Canyon 79015<br>Phone: 806-468-5505<br>Fax: 806-468-5509
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'''District Clerk'''
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2309 Russell Long Blvd. Ste. 110<br>Canyon 79015<br>Phone: 806-468-5600<br>Fax: 806-468-5604<br>
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==== Randall 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" |1889
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1889
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1889
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1876--'''Randall County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Canyon <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1876--'''Randall County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Canyon <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, Randall, Amarillo|place|disp=Amarillo}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Randall, Canyon|place|disp=Canyon}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Randall, Umbarger|place|disp=Umbarger}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Armstrong County, Texas|Armstrong]]  
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[[Armstrong County, Texas Genealogy|Armstrong]] {{•}} [[Carson County, Texas Genealogy|Carson]] {{•}} [[Castro County, Texas Genealogy|Castro]] {{•}} [[Deaf Smith County, Texas Genealogy|Deaf Smith]] {{•}} [[Oldham County, Texas Genealogy|Oldham]] {{•}} [[Potter County, Texas Genealogy|Potter]] {{•}} [[Swisher County, Texas Genealogy|Swisher]]  
*[[Carson County, Texas|Carson]]  
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<center>{{TX RANDALL County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Castro County, Texas|Castro]]  
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*[[Deaf Smith County, Texas|Deaf Smith]]  
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*[[Oldham County, Texas|Oldham]]  
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*[[Potter County, Texas|Potter]]  
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*[[Swisher County, Texas|Swisher]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb  
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*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records] (images) - FamilySearch<br>
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; African Ancestored Genealogy
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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
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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=2665 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | {{FHL|476741|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2710 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/Wtx/Randall/ListRandall.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  =====
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/randall/llano.html Llano Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb&nbsp;Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/randall/llano.html Llano Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb&nbsp;Archives Project  
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American 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.
 
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
 
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/randall/census/1880/ed195pg2.txt 1880 Federal Census&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; transcription&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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{{US Census population
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/randall/census/1900/ 1900 Federal Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Images&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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|1880= 3
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|1890= 187
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|1900= 963
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|1910= 3312
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|1920= 3675
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|1930= 7071
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|1940= 7185
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|1950= 13774
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|1960= 33913
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|1970= 53885
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|1980= 75062
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|1990= 89673
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|2000= 104312
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|2010= 120725
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*'''1880''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/randall/census/1880/ed195pg2.txt Federal Census] ~ transcription ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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*'''1900''' [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/randall/census/1900/ Federal Census] ~ Images ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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*'''1850-1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/randall/land/randall.txt Original Land Owners of Texas] ~&nbsp; Randall County&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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{{TX Land}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/randall/land/randall.txt Original Land Owners of Texas] ~&nbsp; Randall County&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txrandall.jpg|400px|Txrandall.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]. Texas Genweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/randall/military/civilwar/randlcsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications&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 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''1845 - 1848'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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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/randall/military/civilwar/randlcsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Randall}}
  
 
*[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  ====
  
*[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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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 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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===== Birth  =====
*[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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''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<br>  
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''<br>
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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&nbsp;]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837-1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch.&nbsp;&nbsp;Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.''<br>''
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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 Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; -&nbsp; 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]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;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. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
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*'''1903-1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1903-1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''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 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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*'''1977-1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1968-2010''' [http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; 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  ==
  
&nbsp;Canyon Area Library<br>1501 3rd Ave<br>Canyon, TX 79015<br>Phone: (806) 655-5015<br>[http://www.canyonlibrary.org/ Website]  
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Canyon Area Library<br>1501 3rd Ave<br>Canyon, TX 79015<br>Phone: (806) 655-5015<br>[http://www.canyonlibrary.org/ Website]  
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*[http://daddezio.com/society/ Society Hill&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
<br>Society Hill&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
 
*[[Amarillo Texas Family History Center]]
 
*[[Amarillo Texas Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/randall/randtoc.htm Randall County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/randall/randtoc.htm Randall County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.genealogynation.com/randallcounty/ Randall County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.genealogynation.com/randallcounty/ Randall County&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.
 
 
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Guide to Randall 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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Randall County, Texas
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Map of Texas highlighting Randall 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 Canyon
Courthouse
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County Information

County Courthouse

Randall County Courthouse
PO Box 660;
Canyon, TX 79015-0660
Phone: 806.655.6330 

County Clerk has marriage, probate and land records;
District Clerk has divorce records[1]

County Clerk

2309 Russell Long Blvd, Ste 101
Canyon 79015
Phone: 806-468-5505
Fax: 806-468-5509

District Clerk

2309 Russell Long Blvd. Ste. 110
Canyon 79015
Phone: 806-468-5600
Fax: 806-468-5604

Randall County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1889 1880 1889 1889


History

Parent County

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

  • County seat: Canyon [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

Neighboring Counties

Armstrong  • Carson  • Castro  • Deaf Smith  • Oldham  • Potter  • Swisher

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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

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.
18803
18901876,133.3%
1900963415.0%
19103,312243.9%
19203,67511.0%
19307,07192.4%
19407,1851.6%
195013,77491.7%
196033,913146.2%
197053,88558.9%
198075,06239.3%
199089,67319.5%
2000104,31216.3%
2010120,72515.7%


Church

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 Randall 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.

  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

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Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War

Newspapers

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

Vital Records

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

Canyon Area Library
1501 3rd Ave
Canyon, TX 79015
Phone: (806) 655-5015
Website


  • 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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Randall County, Texas. Page 672 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).