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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]] Runnels County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Runnels 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>
  
== County Courthouse ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Runnels County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1858
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| founded date = February 1
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| seat = Ballinger
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| building address = Runnels County Courthouse<br>613 Hutchings Avenue<br>
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P. O. Box 189<br>Ballinger, TX 76821}}
  
Runnels County Courthouse<br>613 Hutchings Avenue<br>Ballinger, TX 76821<br>Phone: 325-365-2633<br>
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== County Information ==
  
County Clerk - Elesa Ocker<br>First floor of Courhouse - Room 106<br>Box 189<br>Ballinger, TX 76821<br>Phone: 325-365-2720<br>Fax: 325-365-3408
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==== Runnels County, Texas Record Dates ====
  
[http://www.co.runnels.tx.us/ips/cms Runnels County Government Website]<br>
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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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[http://www.co.runnels.tx.us/ips/cms Runnels County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 189<br> Ballinger, Texas 76821<br> Phone: 915.365.2720<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1903,<br> marriage, probate and land records from 1880, military<br> discharge records from 1918 and school census records<br> 1925-1970; District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Runnels 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 Courthouse  ====
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Runnels County Courthouse<br>613 Hutchings Avenue<br>P. O. Box 189<br>Ballinger, TX 76821<br>Phone: 325-365-2633<br>
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[http://www.texasescapes.com/TOWNS/Ballinger/Runnels-County-Courthouse-Balllinger-Texas.htm Runnels County Government Website]<br>  
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County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1903,<br> marriage, probate and land records from 1880, military<br> discharge records from 1918 and school census records<br> 1925-1970; District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Runnels 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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P.O. Box 189<br>Ballinger 76821<br>Phone: 325-365-2720<br>Fax: 325-365-3408
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'''District Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 166<br>Ballinger 76821<br>Phone: 325-365-2638<br>Fax: 325-365-9229<br>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
The first white settler arrived in 1862.  
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'''1862--'''The first white settler arrived in 1862.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1858--'''Runnels County was created 1 February 1858 from Bexar Land District and [[Travis County, Texas|Travis]] County. '''County seat:''' Ballinger <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1858--'''Runnels County was created 1 February 1858 from Bexar Land District and [[Travis County, Texas Genealogy|Travis]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Ballinger <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== 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, Runnels, Ballinger|place|disp=Ballinger}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Runnels, Content|place|disp=Content}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Runnels, Rowena|place|disp=Rowena}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Coke County, Texas|Coke]]  
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[[Coke County, Texas Genealogy|Coke]] {{•}} [[Coleman County, Texas Genealogy|Coleman]] {{•}} [[Concho County, Texas Genealogy|Concho]] {{•}} [[Nolan County, Texas Genealogy|Nolan]] {{•}} [[Taylor County, Texas Genealogy|Taylor]] {{•}} [[Tom Green County, Texas Genealogy|Tom Green]]  
*[[Coleman County, Texas|Coleman]]  
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<center>{{TX RUNNELS County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Concho County, Texas|Concho]]  
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== Resources  ==
*[[Nolan County, Texas|Nolan]]  
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*[[Taylor County, Texas|Taylor]]  
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==== African American  ====
*[[Tom Green County, Texas|Tom Green]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records](images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[https://sites.google.com/site/runnelscountytxgenweb/home/cemeteries-2 Cemeteries of Runnels County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; transcriptions of local cemeteries&nbsp; -&nbsp; Runnels County TXGenWeb
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
*[http://texas.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,cemetery,scfips,48399.cfm Maps to Runnels County Cemeteries]  
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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=2719&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|485727|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=2719 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/runnels-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Runnels+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/runnels.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/Runnels/ListRunnels.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/runnels/runtoc.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/runnels/runnels-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=Runnels&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=200 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://sites.google.com/site/runnelscountytxgenweb/home/cemeteries-2 TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22775&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=22&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/tx/runnels.htm Interment]
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''Additional Cemetery Sources''
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*[http://texas.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,cemetery,scfips,48399.cfm Maps to Runnels County Cemeteries] HomeTown Locator
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/Texas-Cemeteries.htm TexasEscapes]
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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  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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|1980 |11872  
 
|1980 |11872  
 
|1990 |11294
 
|1990 |11294
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txrunnels/census/1880cen.htm 1880 Census Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb Census Project  
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txrunnels/census/1880cen.htm '''1880''' Census Index] ~ TXGenWeb Census Project  
*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txrunnels/census/1900ind.htm 1900 Census Index&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp; TXGenWeb Census Project  
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txrunnels/census/1900ind.htm '''1900''' Census Index] ~ TXGenWeb Census Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~census/states/texas/ TXGenWeb Census Project<br>]<br>
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~census/states/texas/ TXGenWeb Census Project<br>]<br>
  
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==== Church  ====
  
==== Church ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*[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:Txrunnels.jpg|300px|Txrunnels.jpg]] <br> <br>
  
 
*[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  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txrunnels/ww2/ww2intro.htm Soldiers of WWII]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Runnels County TXGenWeb
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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 '''$'''
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''1845 - 1848'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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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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=====World War II=====
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txrunnels/ww2/ww2intro.htm Soldiers of WWII] ~ Runnels County TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Runnels}}
  
 
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=30 {{nowrap|Abilene newspapers}}] that may include residents from Runnels County.  
 
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=30 {{nowrap|Abilene newspapers}}] that may include residents from Runnels County.  
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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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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Timeline  ====
 
==== Timeline  ====
  
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| [http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:Red_Book:_American_State%2C_County%2C_and_Town_Sources Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources]
 
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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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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
 
  
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===== Birth  =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<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''<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''<br>
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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://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
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Carnegie Library Of Ballinger<br>204 N 8th St<br>Ballinger, TX 76821<br>Phone: (325) 365-3616<br>[http://bcls.tsl.state.tx.us/carnegie_ballinger Website]  
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'''Carnegie Library Of Ballinger'''<br>204 N 8th St<br>Ballinger, TX 76821<br>Telephone Number: 325-365-3616<br>[http://bcls.tsl.state.tx.us/carnegie_ballinger Website] <br><br>
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'''Winters Public Library'''<br>120 N Main St<br>Winters, TX 79567<br>Telephone Number: 325-754-4251<br>[http://www.winters-texas.us/library.htm Website]<br><br>
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<br>Winters Public Library<br>120 N Main St<br>Winters, TX 79567<br>Phone: (325) 754-4251<br>[http://www.winters-texas.us/library.htm Website]  
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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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=== Family History Centers  ===
  
[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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== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[https://sites.google.com/site/runnelscountytxgenweb/ Runnels County] TXGenWeb  
 
*[https://sites.google.com/site/runnelscountytxgenweb/ Runnels County] 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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*[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 Rockwall|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} — The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications)  This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.
 
 
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Latest revision as of 23:53, 7 April 2017

United States
Texas
Runnels County

Guide to Runnels 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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Runnels County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Runnels County
Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 1, 1858
County Seat Ballinger
Courthouse
Address Runnels County Courthouse
613 Hutchings Avenue

P. O. Box 189
Ballinger, TX 76821

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County Information

Runnels County, Texas Record Dates

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


County Courthouse

Runnels County Courthouse
613 Hutchings Avenue
P. O. Box 189
Ballinger, TX 76821
Phone: 325-365-2633


Runnels County Government Website

County Clerk has birth, death and court records from 1903,
marriage, probate and land records from 1880, military
discharge records from 1918 and school census records
1925-1970; District Clerk has divorce records[1]

County Clerk

P.O. Box 189
Ballinger 76821
Phone: 325-365-2720
Fax: 325-365-3408

District Clerk

P.O. Box 166
Ballinger 76821
Phone: 325-365-2638
Fax: 325-365-9229

History

1862--The first white settler arrived in 1862.

Parent County

1858--Runnels County was created 1 February 1858 from Bexar Land District and Travis County.

  • County seat: Ballinger [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Runnels County 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

Ballinger | Miles | Norton | Rowena | Wingate | Winters

Neighboring Counties

Coke  • Coleman  • Concho  • Nolan  • Taylor  • Tom Green

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Resources

African American

Cemeteries

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

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

Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 980
1890 3,193 225.8%
1900 5,379 68.5%
1910 20,858 287.8%
1920 17,074 −18.1%
1930 21,821 27.8%
1940 18,903 −13.4%
1950 16,771 −11.3%
1960 15,016 −10.5%
1970 12,108 −19.4%
1980 11,872 −1.9%
1990 11,294 −4.9%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.


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 Runnels 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
World War II

Newspapers

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

Timeline

1858 County Formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town  Sources
1880 First Census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1880 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 No significant boundry changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990 
1880 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1881 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1903 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources



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

Carnegie Library Of Ballinger
204 N 8th St
Ballinger, TX 76821
Telephone Number: 325-365-3616
Website

Winters Public Library
120 N Main St
Winters, TX 79567
Telephone Number: 325-754-4251
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

  • Runnels 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), Runnels 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).