Difference between revisions of "Starr County, Texas Genealogy"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(<br> {{TXDC}})
(Web Sites: fixed template)
 
(79 intermediate revisions by 20 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties S|Counties S]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Starr County'' <br>
+
''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties S|Counties S]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Starr County'' <br>  
  
{{TXDC}}
+
Guide to '''Starr County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
<br>{{Infobox U.S. County
+
{{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records|left}}<br>
 +
 
 +
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Starr County
 
| county = Starr County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
Line 12: Line 14:
 
| founded date = February 10
 
| founded date = February 10
 
| seat wl = Rio Grande City
 
| seat wl = Rio Grande City
 +
| building image = TexasStarrCourthouse.jpg
 
}}  
 
}}  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
+
== County Information ==
 +
<br>
 +
<br>
 +
 
 +
==== Starr County, Texas Record Dates ====
 +
 
 +
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
 +
|-
 +
| width="100%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="6" |
 +
<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
 +
|-
 +
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
 +
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
 +
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
 +
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
 +
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land|'''Land''']]
 +
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate|Probate]]'''
 +
|-
 +
| width="16.6%" align="center" |1903
 +
| width="16.6%" align="center" |1858
 +
| width="16.6%" align="center" |
 +
| width="16.6%" align="center" |1860
 +
| width="16.6%" align="center" |1848
 +
| width="16.6%" align="center" |1848
 +
|}
 +
 
 +
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
[http://www.co.starr.tx.us/ips/cms Starr County Courthouse]<br>Rm 201<br>Rio Grande City,&nbsp;TX 78582<br>Phone: 956.487.2101<br><br>County Clerk has birth records from 1880, death <br>records from 1903, marriage records from 1858, <br>probate records from 1853, land records from 1848, <br>court records from 1932, naturalization records<br> 1883-1898 and military discharge records from 1919<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Starr County, Texas. Page 674 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.co.starr.tx.us/ips/cms Starr County Courthouse]<br>Rm 201<br>Rio Grande City,&nbsp;TX 78582<br>Phone: 956.487.2101<br><br>County Clerk has birth records from 1880, death <br>records from 1903, marriage records from 1858, <br>probate records from 1853, land records from 1848, <br>court records from 1932, naturalization records<br> 1883-1898 and military discharge records from 1919<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Starr County, Texas. Page 674 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 +
 +
'''County Clerk'''
 +
 +
100 N. FM 3167 Ste. 204<br>Rio Grande City 78582<br>Phone: 956-716-4800 (Ext: 4827)<br>Fax: 956-716-8161
 +
 +
'''District Clerk'''
 +
 +
401 N. Britton Ave. Rm. 304<br>Rio Grande City 78582<br>Phone: 956-716-4800<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
The first settlement was in 1753, and was part of Jose de Escandion's Colony.  
+
'''1753--'''The first settlement was in 1753, and was part of Jose de Escandion's Colony.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1848--'''Starr County was created 10 February 1848 from [[Nueces County, Texas|Nueces]] County. '''County seat:''' Rio Grande City. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
+
'''1848--'''Starr County was created 10 February 1848 from [[Nueces County, Texas Genealogy|Nueces]] County.<br>
 +
*'''County seat:''' Rio Grande City. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
'''1852''' - Large portion of eastern Starr County became [[Hidalgo County, Texas|Hidalgo]] County.  
+
'''1852''' - Large portion of eastern Starr County became [[Hidalgo County, Texas Genealogy|Hidalgo]] County.  
  
'''1860''' - Part of the western portion of Starr County became [[Zapata County, Texas|Zapata]] County.  
+
'''1860''' - Part of the western portion of Starr County became [[Zapata County, Texas Genealogy|Zapata]] County.  
  
'''1911''' - Part of northern Starr County became [[Brooks County, Texas|Brooks]] County. <ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Starr County</ref>  
+
'''1911''' - Part of northern Starr County became [[Brooks County, Texas Genealogy|Brooks]] County. <ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Starr County</ref>  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 +
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 +
 +
'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
 +
 +
*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Starr, Rio Grande|place|disp=Rio Grande}}
 +
*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Starr, Roma|place|disp=Roma}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
Line 44: Line 88:
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Brooks County, Texas|Brooks]]  
+
[[Brooks County, Texas Genealogy|Brooks]] {{•}} [[Hidalgo County, Texas Genealogy|Hidalgo]] {{•}} [[Jim Hogg County, Texas Genealogy|Jim Hogg]] {{•}} [[Zapata County, Texas Genealogy|Zapata]]  
*[[Hidalgo County, Texas|Hidalgo]]  
+
<center>{{TX STARR County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Jim Hogg County, Texas|Jim Hogg]]  
+
*[[Zapata County, Texas|Zapata]]
+
 
+
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
 +
 +
==== African American  ====
 +
 +
*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records] (images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 +
 +
Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
 +
 +
{| width="85%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="6" border="1"
 +
|-
 +
| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
 +
| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
 +
| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |
 +
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Findagrave.com]
 +
 +
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Cemeteries%2C+Starr+County%2C+Texas WorldCat]<br>
 +
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" |
 +
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2733 Findagrave.com ]
 +
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |
 +
[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]
 +
 +
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | <br>
 +
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" |
 +
[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
 +
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |
 +
[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]
 +
 +
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | <br>
 +
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" |
 +
[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]
 +
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |
 +
[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
 +
 +
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | <br>
 +
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | <br>
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |
 +
[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Starr/ListStarr.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
 +
 +
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | <br>
 +
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | <br>
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" |
 +
[http://www.namesinstone.com/Default.aspx Names in Stone]
 +
 +
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | <br>
 +
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | <br>
 +
|-
 +
| colspan="3" | See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
 +
|}
 +
 +
===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/starr/cemetery/gnisstar.txt List of Starr County Cemeteries from GNIS]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/starr/cemetery/gnisstar.txt List of Starr County Cemeteries from GNIS]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
Line 59: Line 159:
 
*[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.  
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104049 Una de Gato Cemetery, Roma] BillionGraves
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104049 Una de Gato Cemetery, Roma] BillionGraves
 +
 +
==== Census  ====
 +
 +
{{US Census population
 +
|1860= 2406
 +
|1870= 4154
 +
|1880= 8304
 +
|1890= 10749
 +
|1900= 11469
 +
|1910= 13151
 +
|1920= 11089
 +
|1930= 11409
 +
|1940= 13312
 +
|1950= 13948
 +
|1960= 17137
 +
|1970= 17707
 +
|1980= 27266
 +
|1990= 40518
 +
|2000= 53597
 +
|2010= 60968
 +
}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
 +
 +
{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txstarr/churches.htm List of Starr County Churches&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txstarr/churches.htm List of Starr County Churches&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
 +
 +
===== Lutheran  =====
 +
 +
:*Records of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Escobares, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
 +
 +
{{TX Land}}
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txstarr/land/landgrant.htm Starr County Land Grant Applications]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txstarr/land/landgrant.htm Starr County Land Grant Applications]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 +
 +
{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcs13 Starr County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcs13 Starr County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.  
Line 79: Line 210:
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txstarr/maps/maps2.htm 1851 Map of Starr County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
+
[[Image:Txstarr.jpg|400px|Txstarr.jpg]]
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txstarr/maps/maps2.htm 1878 Map of Starr County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
+
 
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/TX/County/starr.htm 1895 Atlas Starr County TX]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
+
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txstarr/maps/maps2.htm '''1851''' Map of Starr County] ~ TXGenWeb  
*[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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txstarr/maps/maps2.htm '''1878''' Map of Starr County] ~ TXGenWeb  
 +
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/TX/County/starr.htm '''1895''' Atlas Starr County TX] ~ TXGenWeb  
 +
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps] ~ From the Republic to the Turn of the Century ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenweb site
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/starr/military/koreanwar/casualties.txt Korean War Casualties]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
+
*'''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://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/starr/military/civilwar/pensions/starrcsa.txt List of Civil War Pension Applications]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
+
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txstarr/military/1862oath.htm Confederate Citizens of Starr County 1862]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
+
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
*[http://gen.1starnet.com/civilwar/camps.htm Lists of Civil War Camps and Posts, 1861-1865]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
+
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/texas/starr.htm WWII Casualty List&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
+
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors
+
=====Mexican-American War=====
*[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
+
*'''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 '''$'''
 +
 
 +
=====Civil War=====
 +
 
 +
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 +
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 +
*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
 +
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/starr/military/civilwar/pensions/starrcsa.txt List of Civil War Pension Applications] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
 +
*'''1862''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txstarr/military/1862oath.htm Confederate Citizens of Starr County 1862] ~ TXGenWeb  
 +
*'''1861-1865''' [http://gen.1starnet.com/civilwar/camps.htm Lists of Civil War Camps and Posts, 1861-1865] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
 +
 
 +
=====World War II=====
 +
 
 +
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/texas/starr.htm WWII Casualty List] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
 +
 
 +
=====Korean War=====
 +
 
 +
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/starr/military/koreanwar/casualties.txt Korean War Casualties] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 +
 +
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Starr}}
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txstarr/news/news1.htm Starr County Historical Newspaper Abstracts]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txstarr/news/news1.htm Starr County Historical Newspaper Abstracts]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
Line 105: Line 257:
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
+
*[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  
Line 114: Line 266:
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
+
{{TX Probate Intro}}
 +
 
 +
'''Online Probate Records'''
 +
 
 +
*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records 1800-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
 +
*'''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 $
 +
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] ~ Ancestry.com (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
 +
 +
{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
+
{{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
+
===== Birth  =====
*[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
+
''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
 +
 
 +
*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
 +
*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
 +
 
 +
===== Marriage  =====
 +
 
 +
''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
 +
 
 +
*'''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 $
 +
*'''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
 +
*'''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.''&nbsp;<br>''
 +
*'''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 $
 +
*'''1966-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 +
*'''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
 +
 
 +
===== Death  =====
 +
 
 +
''Online Death Indexes and Records''
 +
 
 +
*'''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.  
 +
*'''1903-1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 +
*'''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 $
 +
*'''1903-2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
 +
*'''1964-1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
 +
*'''1977-1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 +
 
 +
===== Divorce  =====
 +
 
 +
*'''1968-2005''' [http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 +
*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 +
*'''1968-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
 +
 
 +
<br>
 +
*'''1850-1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Rio Grande City Public Library<br>591 E Canales St<br>Rio Grande City, TX 78582<br>Phone: (956)487-4389  
+
'''Starr County Historical Society'''<br>301 East 4th<br>Rio Grande City, TX 78582<br>
 +
 
 +
'''Rio Grande City Public Library'''<br>591 E Canales St<br>Rio Grande City, TX 78582<br>Phone: (956)487-4389  
  
[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies  
+
*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
+
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
+
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*[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.  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Starr|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
+
*{{FHL|Texas Starr|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.
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
Line 149: Line 344:
 
{{Texas|Texas}}  
 
{{Texas|Texas}}  
  
[[Category:Starr_County,_Texas]]
+
[[Category:Starr_County,_Texas]] [[Category:Texas_Counties]]

Latest revision as of 16:40, 7 August 2016

United States go to Texas go to Counties S go to Starr County

Guide to Starr County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


TX ORP.png


Starr County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Starr County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 10, 1848
County Seat Rio Grande City
Courthouse
TexasStarrCourthouse.jpg
Adopt-a-wiki page
Hiddenancestorslogo.JPG This page adopted by:
Hidden Ancestors
who welcome you to contribute.
User:Evancol
Adopt a page today


County Information



Starr County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1858 1860 1848 1848

County Courthouse

Starr County Courthouse
Rm 201
Rio Grande City, TX 78582
Phone: 956.487.2101

County Clerk has birth records from 1880, death
records from 1903, marriage records from 1858,
probate records from 1853, land records from 1848,
court records from 1932, naturalization records
1883-1898 and military discharge records from 1919[1]

County Clerk

100 N. FM 3167 Ste. 204
Rio Grande City 78582
Phone: 956-716-4800 (Ext: 4827)
Fax: 956-716-8161

District Clerk

401 N. Britton Ave. Rm. 304
Rio Grande City 78582
Phone: 956-716-4800

History

1753--The first settlement was in 1753, and was part of Jose de Escandion's Colony.

Parent County

1848--Starr County was created 10 February 1848 from Nueces County.

  • County seat: Rio Grande City. [2]

Boundary Changes

1852 - Large portion of eastern Starr County became Hidalgo County.

1860 - Part of the western portion of Starr County became Zapata County.

1911 - Part of northern Starr County became Brooks County. [3]

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Escobares | La Casita-Garciasville | La Grulla | Rio Grande City | Roma

Neighboring Counties

Brooks  • Hidalgo  • Jim Hogg  • Zapata

Zapata CountyJim Hogg CountyBrooks CountyHidalgo CountyStarr CountyMexicoTX STARR.JPG
About this image

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

WorldCat

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.
18602,406
18704,15472.7%
18808,30499.9%
189010,74929.4%
190011,4696.7%
191013,15114.7%
192011,089−15.7%
193011,4092.9%
194013,31216.7%
195013,9484.8%
196017,13722.9%
197017,7073.3%
198027,26654.0%
199040,51848.6%
200053,59732.3%
201060,96813.8%

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.


Lutheran
  • Records of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Escobares, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

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 Starr County, Texas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.

Maps

Txstarr.jpg

Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War
World War II
Korean War

Newspapers

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

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

Obituaries

Probate

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

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

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

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

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

1846-1910 Texas County Tax Rolls lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Certified birth and death certificates or birth and death verifications can be ordered online or by mail at the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health. Copies can also be obtained from the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred and are often less expensive. You can also order them online through a third party company.

Marriages records can be obtained from the county the marriage occurred. Only marriage verifications can be obtained from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health.

See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce


Societies and Libraries

Starr County Historical Society
301 East 4th
Rio Grande City, TX 78582

Rio Grande City Public Library
591 E Canales St
Rio Grande City, TX 78582
Phone: (956)487-4389

  • 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.


Web Sites

  • 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), Starr County, Texas. Page 674 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).
  3. Handbook of Texas Online: Starr County