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''[[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]] Swisher County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Swisher County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Swisher County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
{{TXDC}}  
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{{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records|left}}<br>
  
<br>{{Infobox U.S. County
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Swisher County
 
| county = Swisher County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
 
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| founded date = August 21
 
| founded date = August 21
 
| seat wl = Tulia
 
| seat wl = Tulia
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| building image = TexasSwisherCourthouse.jpg
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
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==== County Courthouse  ====
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[http://www.co.swisher.tx.us/ Swisher County Courthouse]<br>Tulia, TX 79088 <br>Phone: 806.995.3294 <br><br>County Clerk has birth records from 1904, <br>marriage, death and burial records from 1900, <br>divorce records from 1905, probate and court<br>records from 1890 and land records from 1888<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Swisher County, Texas. Page 674 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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'''County and District Clerk'''
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119 S. Maxwell<br>Tulia 79088<br>Phone: 806-995-3294<br>
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==== Swisher 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" |1890
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[http://www.co.swisher.tx.us/ips/cms Swisher County Courthouse]<br>Tulia, TX 79088 <br>Phone: 806.995.3294 <br><br>County Clerk has birth records from 1904, <br>marriage, death and burial records from 1900, <br>divorce records from 1905, probate and court<br>records from 1890 and land records from 1888<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Swisher County, Texas. Page 674 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1876--'''Swisher County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Tulia <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1876--'''Swisher County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Tulia <ref>''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, Swisher, Happy|place|disp=Happy}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Swisher, Tulia|place|disp=Tulia}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Armstrong County, Texas|Armstrong]]  
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[[Armstrong County, Texas Genealogy|Armstrong]] {{•}} [[Briscoe County, Texas Genealogy|Briscoe]] {{•}} [[Briscoe County, Texas Genealogy|Castro]] {{•}} [[Floyd County, Texas Genealogy|Floyd]] {{•}} [[Hale County, Texas Genealogy|Hale]] {{•}} [[Randall County, Texas Genealogy|Randall]]  
*[[Briscoe County, Texas|Briscoe]]  
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<center>{{TX SWISHER County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Briscoe County, Texas|Castro]]  
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== Resources  ==
*[[Floyd County, Texas|Floyd]]  
 
*[[Hale County, Texas|Hale]]  
 
*[[Randall County, Texas|Randall]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== African American ====
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*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records](images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/cemeteries/bagley.txt Center Plains-Bagley Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/cemeteries/happy.txt Happy Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/cemeteries/kress.txt Kress Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/cemeteries/price.txt Price Cemetery&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/cemeteries/providen.txt Providence Community Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/cemeteries/rosehill.txt Rose Hill Cemetery&nbsp;]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/cemeteries/vigopark.txt Vigo Park Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
*[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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| 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=2738&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=2738 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/swisher-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Cemeteries%2C+Swisher+County%2C+Texas WorldCat]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/swisher.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Swisher/ListSwisher.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/swishtoc.htm GenWeb Archives]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/swisher/swisher-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=Swisher&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=219 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://tamarastevens.com/sutton/index.htm TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22794&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=4&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://www.preservationtexas.org/endangered/historic-texas-cemeteries/ Texas 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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|1880= 4
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|1890= 100
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|1900= 1227
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|1910= 4012
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|1920= 4388
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|1930= 7343
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|1940= 6528
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|1950= 8249
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|1960= 10607
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|1970= 10373
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|1980= 9723
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|1990= 8133
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|2000= 8378
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|2010= 7854
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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  
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
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*[https://www.dioceseofbmt.org/ Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/court/ctdocket.txt Court Docket 1890-1891]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/court/ctdocket.txt Court Docket 1890-1891]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
{{TX County Histories}}
 
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/history/1926dir.txt 1926 Phone Directory]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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{{TX County Histories}}
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/history/1934dir.txt 1934 Phone Directory&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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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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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/history/1926dir.txt '''1926''' Phone Directory] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/history/1934dir.txt '''1934''' Phone Directory] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums] ~ List of all museums in Texas ~ Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/sanborn/t.html Tulia Sanborn Fire Insurance Map for 1921]. Scroll down the page until you get to Tulia. There are several sheets to the map.
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[[Image:Txswisher.jpg|270px|Txswisher.jpg]] <br> <br>
*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88994/ Swisher County Cadastral Survey Map 1879]&nbsp; [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88996/ Second 1879 map] from the Portal to Texas History  
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88992 Swisher County Cadastral Survey Map 1887] from the Portal to Texas History<br>  
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*'''1879''' [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88994/ Swisher County Cadastral Survey Map 1879]&nbsp; [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88996/ Second 1879 map] from the Portal to Texas History  
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=4999 Swisher County 1940 General Highway Map]<br>  
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*'''1887''' [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88992 Swisher County Cadastral Survey Map 1887] from the Portal to Texas History<br>  
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5299 Swisher County 1961 General Highway Map]<br>  
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*'''1921''' [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/sanborn/t.html Tulia Sanborn Fire Insurance Map for 1921]. Scroll down the page until you get to Tulia. There are several sheets to the map.
*[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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*'''1940''' [http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=4999 Swisher County 1940 General Highway Map]<br>  
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*'''1961''' [http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5299 Swisher County 1961 General Highway Map]<br>  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps] ~ From the Republic to the Turn of the Century ~ Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/military/ww1/ww1vets.txt WWI Veteran Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*'''1838 - 1900''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/military/ww2/ww2vets.txt WWII Veteran Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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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/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/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~ Partial Index of casualties from 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/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans 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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*'''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 I=====
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*'''1917 - 1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2202707|Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/military/ww1/ww1vets.txt WWI Veteran Records] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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=====World War II=====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/military/ww2/ww2vets.txt WWII Veteran Records] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Swisher}}
  
 
*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/search/&fq=dc_type%3Atext_newspaper&display=grid&start=0&t=fulltext Tulia Herald Newspaper Archives] selected dates 1918-1962 online from the Portal to Texas History.  
 
*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/search/&fq=dc_type%3Atext_newspaper&display=grid&start=0&t=fulltext Tulia Herald Newspaper Archives] selected dates 1918-1962 online from the Portal to Texas History.  
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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}}  
 
{{TX Probate Intro}}  
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records 1800-1990}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1800 – 2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records 1800-2000] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] ~ Ancestry.com (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/taxlists/1925tax.txt 1925 Tulia Taxes&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/taxlists/tulia26.txt 1926 Tulia Taxes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/taxlists/tulia27.txt 1927 Tulia Taxes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/taxlists/1925tax.txt '''1925''' Tulia Taxes] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/taxlists/tulia29.txt 1929 Tulia Taxes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/taxlists/tulia26.txt '''1926''' Tulia Taxes] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/taxlists/tulia27.txt '''1927''' Tulia Taxes] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/taxlists/tulia29.txt '''1929''' Tulia Taxes] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
{{TX Vital Intro}}
 
  
*[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.  
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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===== Birth  =====
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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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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*'''1966-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
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===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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*'''1890-1976''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
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*'''1903-2000''' [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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===== Divorce  =====
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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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*'''1850-1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*Swisher County Library<br>127 Sw 2nd St<br>Tulia, TX 79088<br>Phone: (806) 995-3447<br>  
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'''Swisher County Library'''<br>127 Sw 2nd St<br>Tulia, TX 79088<br>Telephone Number: 806-995-3447<br><br>
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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
 
*[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> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/swishtoc.htm Swisher County Archives&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/swishtoc.htm Swisher County Archives&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[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+Swisher|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas Swisher|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 14:39, 21 June 2017

United States
Texas
Swisher County

Guide to Swisher 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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Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Tulia
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County Information

County Courthouse

Swisher County Courthouse
Tulia, TX 79088
Phone: 806.995.3294

County Clerk has birth records from 1904,
marriage, death and burial records from 1900,
divorce records from 1905, probate and court
records from 1890 and land records from 1888[1]

County and District Clerk

119 S. Maxwell
Tulia 79088
Phone: 806-995-3294

Swisher County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1890 1880 1890 1890


History

Parent County

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

  • County seat: Tulia [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

Happy | Kress | Tulia | Vigo Park

Neighboring Counties

Armstrong  • Briscoe  • Castro  • Floyd  • Hale  • Randall

Swisher CountyCastro CountyRandall CountyArmstrong CountyBriscoe CountyFloyd CountyHale CountyTX SWISHER.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.
18804
18901002,400.0%
19001,2271,127.0%
19104,012227.0%
19204,3889.4%
19307,34367.3%
19406,528−11.1%
19508,24926.4%
196010,60728.6%
197010,373−2.2%
19809,723−6.3%
19908,133−16.4%
20008,3783.0%
20107,854−6.3%

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 Swisher 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

Txswisher.jpg

Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War
World War I
World War II

Newspapers

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

Swisher County Library
127 Sw 2nd St
Tulia, TX 79088
Telephone Number: 806-995-3447


  • 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

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