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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]] Reeves County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Reeves County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Reeves County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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{{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records|left}}<br>
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
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| founded date = April 14
 
| founded date = April 14
 
| seat wl = Pecos
 
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| building image = TexasReevesCourthouse.jpg
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
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==== County Courthouse  ====
  
 
[http://www.reevescountytexas.net/ Reeves County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 867<br> Pecos, TX 79772-0867<br> Phone: 915.445.5467&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth and death&nbsp;records from 1903,<br> marriage, probate court,and land records from 1885<br>and&nbsp;some deferred birth records from the 1800’s<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Reeves County, Texas. Page 672 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.reevescountytexas.net/ Reeves County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 867<br> Pecos, TX 79772-0867<br> Phone: 915.445.5467&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth and death&nbsp;records from 1903,<br> marriage, probate court,and land records from 1885<br>and&nbsp;some deferred birth records from the 1800’s<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Reeves 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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100 E. 4th Street Ste. 100<br>Pecos 79772<br>Phone: 432-445-5467
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'''District Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 848<br>Pecos 79772<br>Phone: 432-445-2714<br>
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==== Reeves 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" |1884
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1890
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1884
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1884
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
The county's first settlers were Mexican farmers. Anglo-American settlers arrived about 1871.  
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'''1871--'''The county's first settlers were Mexican farmers. Anglo-American settlers arrived about 1871.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1883--'''Reeves County was created 14 April 1883 from [[Pecos County, Texas|Pecos]] County. '''County seat:''' Pecos <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1883--'''Reeves County was created 14 April 1883 from [[Pecos County, Texas Genealogy|Pecos]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Pecos <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, Reeves, Balmorhea|place|disp=Balmorhea}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Reeves, Pecos|place|disp=Pecos}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Culberson County, Texas|Culberson]]  
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[[Culberson County, Texas Genealogy|Culberson]] {{•}} [[Eddy County, New Mexico Genealogy|Eddy County, New Mexico]] {{•}} [[Lea County, New Mexico|Lea County, New Mexico]] {{•}} [[Jeff Davis County, Texas Genealogy|Jeff Davis]] {{•}} [[Loving County, Texas Genealogy|Loving]] {{•}} [[Pecos County, Texas Genealogy|Pecos]] {{•}} [[Ward County, Texas Genealogy|Ward]]  
*[[Eddy County, New Mexico|Eddy County, New Mexico]]  
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<center>{{TX Reeves County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Jeff Davis County, Texas|Jeff Davis]]  
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== Resources  ==
*[[Loving County, Texas|Loving]]  
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*[[Pecos County, Texas|Pecos]]  
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==== African American  ====
*[[Ward County, Texas|Ward]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records](images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/reeves/cemeteries/balmorhe.txt Balmorhea Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; transcription&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
*[http://luann/reevesco/mount_evergreen_cemetery_index.htm Mount Evergreen Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; photos and transcription&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txreeves/saragosa_cemetery_photos_index.htm Saragosa Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; photos and transcription&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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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=2714&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|427769|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=2714 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/reeves-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Reeves+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/reeves.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Reeves/ListReeves.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/reeves/reevtoc.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/reeves/reeves-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=Reeves&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=195 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/reeves/reevescemeteryindex.html TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22770&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=10&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.  
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''Additional Cemetery Sources''
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/tex/bigbend/reeves/cem_mtevergreen.html Mount Evergreen Cemetery] Genealogy Trails History Group
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/tex/bigbend/reeves/cem_saragosa.html Saragosa Cemetery] Genealogy Trails History Group
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*[http://www.preservationtexas.org/endangered/historic-texas-cemeteries/ 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://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  ====
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{{US Census population
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|1890= 1247
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|1900= 1847
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|1910= 4392
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|1920= 4457
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|1930= 6407
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|1940= 8006
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|1950= 11745
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|1960= 17644
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|1970= 16526
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|1980= 15801
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|1990= 15852
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|2000= 13137
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|2010= 13783
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}} <br><br>  
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/reeves/deeds/reeves.txt Reeves County Land Survey Abstracts]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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{{TX Land}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/reeves/deeds/reeves.txt Reeves County Land Survey Abstracts]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txreeves/reeves_county_biographies.htm Reeves County Biographies&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txreeves/reeves_county_biographies.htm Reeves County Biographies&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb9.org/landmarks/reeves.htm Reeves County Landmarks] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb9.org/landmarks/reeves.htm Reeves County Landmarks] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*''History of Reeves County - ''Author: Robert N. Gatewood
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*''Pecos: A History of the Pioneer West - ''Author: Alton Hughes
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*''Henry F. Reeves, His Activities &amp; Possessions - ''Author: Mary Helen Pax
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*''History of the Pecos Volunteer Fire Department - ''Author: Mary Nabers Prewitt
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*''The Romance of the Davis Mountains &amp; Big Bend Country - ''Author: Carlysle Graham Raht
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*''Spirits of the Border: The History &amp; Mystery of the Lone Star State = ''Authors: Ken &amp; Sharon Kudnall<br>
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*''Toyah Taproots: A memory book of those who put down roots in Toyah - ''Compiled by: The Toyah Historical &amp; Centennial Committee<br>
  
''History of Reeves County<br>''Author: Robert N. Gatewood
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==== Maps  ====
  
''Pecos: A History of the Pioneer West<br>''Author: Alton Hughes
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[[Image:Txreeves.jpg|250px|Txreeves.jpg]]
  
''Henry F. Reeves, His Activities &amp; Possessions<br>''Author: Mary Helen Pax
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*[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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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
  
''History of the Pecos Volunteer Fire Department<br>''Author: Mary Nabers Prewitt
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==== Military  ====
  
''The Romance of the Davis Mountains &amp; Big Bend Country<br>''Author: Carlysle Graham Raht
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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 '''$'''
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research 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
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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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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txreeves/world_war_ii_casualties.htm WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam Reeves County Casualties] ~ TXGenWeb
  
''Spirits of the Border: The History &amp; Mystery of the Lone Star State<br>''Authors: Ken &amp; Sharon Kudnall<br>
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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 '''$'''
  
''Toyah Taproots: A memory book of those who put down roots in Toyah<br>''Compiled by: The Toyah Historical &amp; Centennial Committee<br>
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=====Civil War=====
  
==== Maps ====
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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.txgenweb2.org/txreeves/reeves_county_veterans.htm Reeves County Confederate Veterans] ~ TXGenWeb
  
*[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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==== Newspapers ====
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
 
 
 
==== Military ====
 
  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txreeves/reeves_county_veterans.htm Reeves County Confederate Veterans&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Reeves}}
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txreeves/world_war_ii_casualties.htm WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam Reeves County Casualties]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;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
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
 
 
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
  
 
*[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  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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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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*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records 1800-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
 
*[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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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== 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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===== Birth  =====
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964Texas 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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''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''
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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
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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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*'''1966-2006''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriages 1966-2006 (index)] - 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/1320964Texas 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://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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*'''1977-1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1968-2005''' [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 $
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*'''1850-1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
 
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*[[Pecos Texas Family History Center]]
 
*[[Pecos Texas Family History Center]]
  
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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
  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/reeves/reevtoc.htm Reeves County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/reeves/reevtoc.htm Reeves County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txreeves/ Reeves County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txreeves/ Reeves 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.
 
 
*[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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*{{FHL|Texas Reeves|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 22:50, 7 April 2017

United States
Texas
Reeves County

Guide to Reeves 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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Reeves County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Facts
Founded April 14, 1883
County Seat Pecos
Courthouse
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County Information

County Courthouse

Reeves County Courthouse
PO Box 867
Pecos, TX 79772-0867
Phone: 915.445.5467 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, probate court,and land records from 1885
and some deferred birth records from the 1800’s[1]

County Clerk

100 E. 4th Street Ste. 100
Pecos 79772
Phone: 432-445-5467

District Clerk

P.O. Box 848
Pecos 79772
Phone: 432-445-2714

Reeves County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1884 1890 1884 1884


History

1871--The county's first settlers were Mexican farmers. Anglo-American settlers arrived about 1871.

Parent County

1883--Reeves County was created 14 April 1883 from Pecos County.

  • County seat: Pecos [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

Culberson  • Eddy County, New Mexico  • Lea County, New Mexico  • Jeff Davis  • Loving  • Pecos  • Ward

Eddy County, New MexicoLea County, New MexicoCulberson CountyLoving CountyWinkler CountyReeves CountyWard CountyJeff Davis CountyPecos CountyTX REEVES 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
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18901,247
19001,84748.1%
19104,392137.8%
19204,4571.5%
19306,40743.8%
19408,00625.0%
195011,74546.7%
196017,64450.2%
197016,526−6.3%
198015,801−4.4%
199015,8520.3%
200013,137−17.1%
201013,7834.9%


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 Reeves 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.

  • Reeves County Biographies  ~  TXGenWeb
  • Reeves County Landmarks ~  TXGenWeb
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors
  • History of Reeves County - Author: Robert N. Gatewood
  • Pecos: A History of the Pioneer West - Author: Alton Hughes
  • Henry F. Reeves, His Activities & Possessions - Author: Mary Helen Pax
  • History of the Pecos Volunteer Fire Department - Author: Mary Nabers Prewitt
  • The Romance of the Davis Mountains & Big Bend Country - Author: Carlysle Graham Raht
  • Spirits of the Border: The History & Mystery of the Lone Star State = Authors: Ken & Sharon Kudnall
  • Toyah Taproots: A memory book of those who put down roots in Toyah - Compiled by: The Toyah Historical & Centennial Committee

Maps

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Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War

Newspapers

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

Reeves County Library
505 S Park St
Pecos, TX 79772
Phone: (432) 445-5340

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.


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

Websites

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