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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties UV|Counties UV]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Val Verde County'' <br>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties UV|Counties UV]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Val Verde County'' <br>  
  
Guide to '''Val Verde County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Val Verde County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Val Verde County
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1885
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| seat = Del Rio
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| building address = Val Verde County Courthouse<br> PO Box 1267 <br> Del Rio, TX 78841-1267}}
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/TX_ValVerde.htm Val Verde County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 1267<br> Del Rio, TX 78841-1267<br> Phone: 830.774.7564&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, land, probate, military<br>and court records from 1885; District&nbsp;Clerk has divorce <br>records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Val Verde County, Texas. Page 675 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/TX_ValVerde.htm Val Verde County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 1267<br> Del Rio, TX 78841-1267<br> Phone: 830.774.7564&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage, land, probate, military<br>and court records from 1885; District&nbsp;Clerk has divorce <br>records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Val Verde County, Texas. Page 675 {{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 1267<br>Del Rio 78841<br>Phone: 830-774-7564
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'''District Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 1544<br>Del Rio 78841-1544<br>Phone: 830-774-7538<br>
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==== Val Verde 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" | [[#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1885
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1885
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
The first settlement was in 1808 by a Mexican Priest. The first Anglo-American settlement was established in 1868.  
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'''1808 and 1868--''' The first settlement was in 1808 by a Mexican Priest. The first Anglo-American settlement was established in 1868.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1885--'''Val Verde County was created 20 February 1885 from [[Kinney County, Texas|Kinney]], [[Crockett County, Texas|Crockett]], and [[Pecos County, Texas|Pecos]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Del Rio <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1885--'''Val Verde County was created 20 February 1885 from [[Kinney County, Texas Genealogy|Kinney]], [[Crockett County, Texas Genealogy|Crockett]], and [[Pecos County, Texas Genealogy|Pecos]] Counties.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Del Rio <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Val Verde, Del Rio|place|disp=Del Rio}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Crockett County, Texas|Crockett]]  
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[[Crockett County, Texas Genealogy|Crockett]] {{•}} [[Edwards County, Texas Genealogy|Edwards]] {{•}} [[Kinney County, Texas Genealogy|Kinney]] {{•}} [[Sutton County, Texas Genealogy|Sutton]] {{•}} [[Terrell County, Texas Genealogy|Terrell]]  
*[[Edwards County, Texas|Edwards]]  
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<center>{{TX VAL VERDE County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Kinney County, Texas|Kinney]]  
 
*[[Sutton County, Texas|Sutton]]  
 
*[[Terrell County, Texas|Terrell]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Findagrave.com]
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2752 Findagrave.com ]
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Val+Verde+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/ValVerde/ListValVerde.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/Default.aspx Names in Stone]
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
  
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104165 Westlawn Cemetery, Del Rio] BillionGraves
 
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104165 Westlawn Cemetery, Del Rio] BillionGraves
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==== Census ====
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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{{TX Land}}
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{{TX Land}}  
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==== Local Histories  ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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{{TX County Histories}}  
{{TX County Histories}}
 
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://historictexas.net/valverde/places/maps.html Val Verde County 1910] Map from the Val Verde County TXGenWeb site.
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[[Image:Txvalverde.jpg|400px|Txvalverde.jpg]] <br> <br>
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site  
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*'''1910--''' [http://historictexas.net/valverde/places/maps.html Val Verde County] Map from the Val Verde County TXGenWeb site.<br>
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
[http://historictexas.net/valverde/1890veterans-census.html 1890 U.S. Census of Veterans and Widows, Val Verde County] Val Verde Co. TXGenWeb site  
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*'''1838 - 1900'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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*'''1920''' [http://www.rootsweb.com/~txvalver/CampDelRio1920.html 1920 Census for Army Camp Del Rio] Val Verde Co TXGenWeb site  
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''1845 - 1848'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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=====Civil War=====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txvalver/CampDelRio1920.html 1920 Census for Army Camp Del Rio] Val Verde Co TXGenWeb site  
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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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*'''1890''' [http://historictexas.net/valverde/1890veterans-census.html 1890 U.S. Census of Veterans and Widows, Val Verde County] Val Verde Co. TXGenWeb site  
  
[http://historictexas.net/valverde/military/casualites.htm Val Verde Co TX Casualties of World War II] Val Verde Co TXGenWeb site
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=====World War II=====
  
[http://historictexas.net/valverde/military/casualites.htm Val Verde Co TX Vietnam War Casualites] Val Verde Co TXGenWeb site  
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*[http://historictexas.net/valverde/military/casualites.htm Val Verde Co TX Casualties of World War II] Val Verde Co TXGenWeb site
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=====Vietnam War=====
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*[http://historictexas.net/valverde/military/casualites.htm Val Verde Co TX Vietnam War Casualites] Val Verde Co TXGenWeb site
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Val Verde}}  
 
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Val Verde}}  
  
[http://www.delrionewsherald.com/ Del Rio News-Herald]
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*[http://www.delrionewsherald.com/ Del Rio News-Herald]
  
==== Probate ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
 
  
==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
{{TX Tax Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records}} 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] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}  
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}  
 
{{TX Vital Intro}}  
  
*[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.
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===== Birth  =====
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*'''1840-1981''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981] - FamilySearch<br>
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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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''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/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803987 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 ]&nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection''<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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*'''1966-2010''' [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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''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 Family Search 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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*'''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.
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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://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968 - 2005]&nbsp; (index) - Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1968-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
[http://www.vvchc.net/ Val Verde County Historical Commission]<br> P.O. Box 421806<br>Del Rio, TX 78842-1806<br>830-734-2124  
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'''Val Verde County Genealogical Society'''<br>110 King John's Place<br>Del Rio 78840<br> [http://www.historictexas.net/valverde/ Website]<br><br>
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<br> [http://www.vvchc.net/ Val Verde County Historical Commission]<br> P.O. Box 421806<br>Del Rio, TX 78842-1806<br>830-734-2124  
  
 
[http://www.youseemore.com/vvcl/ Val Verde County Library]<br>300 Spring St<br>Del Rio, TX 78840<br>830-774-7595  
 
[http://www.youseemore.com/vvcl/ Val Verde County Library]<br>300 Spring St<br>Del Rio, TX 78840<br>830-774-7595  
  
[http://www.whiteheadmuseum.org/ Whitehead Memorial Museum]  
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*[http://www.whiteheadmuseum.org/ Whitehead Memorial Museum]
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Del Rio Texas Family History Center]]
 
*[[Del Rio Texas Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://historictexas.net/valverde/index.html Val Verde County TXGenWeb Project]  
 
*[http://historictexas.net/valverde/index.html Val Verde County TXGenWeb Project]  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/TX/Val_Verde/ Val Verde County Links] - linkpendium.com<br>
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/TX/Val_Verde/ Val Verde County Links] - linkpendium.com<br>  
 
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*{{FHL|Texas Val Verde|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.
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Val+Verde|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Guide to Val Verde 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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County Information

County Courthouse

Val Verde County Courthouse
PO Box 1267
Del Rio, TX 78841-1267
Phone: 830.774.7564 

County Clerk has marriage, land, probate, military
and court records from 1885; District Clerk has divorce
records[1]

County Clerk

P.O. Box 1267
Del Rio 78841
Phone: 830-774-7564

District Clerk

P.O. Box 1544
Del Rio 78841-1544
Phone: 830-774-7538

Val Verde County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1885 1890 1885 1885


History

1808 and 1868-- The first settlement was in 1808 by a Mexican Priest. The first Anglo-American settlement was established in 1868.

Parent County

1885--Val Verde County was created 20 February 1885 from Kinney, Crockett, and Pecos Counties.

  • County seat: Del Rio [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

Del Rio | Juno | Langtry | Loma Alta| Pandale | Pumpville| Sharp

Neighboring Counties

Crockett  • Edwards  • Kinney  • Sutton  • Terrell

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Resources

Cemeteries

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

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

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 Val Verde 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

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Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War
World War II
Vietnam War

Newspapers

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

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

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

Val Verde County Genealogical Society
110 King John's Place
Del Rio 78840
Website


Val Verde County Historical Commission
P.O. Box 421806
Del Rio, TX 78842-1806
830-734-2124

Val Verde County Library
300 Spring St
Del Rio, TX 78840
830-774-7595

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Val Verde County, Texas. Page 675 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).