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Guide to '''Yoakum County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Yoakum County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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{{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records|left}}<br>
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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== County Information ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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[http://www.co.yoakum.tx.us/ Yoakum County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 309<br> Plains, TX 79355<br> Phone: 806.456.2721&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth records from 1878, marriage and <br>death records from 1908, pro rec from 1907, court records<br> from 1930 and land records from 1898; District Clerk has<br>divorec records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Yoakum County, Texas. Page 676 {{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 309<br>Plains 79355<br>Phone: 806-456-7491 (Ext: 3)<br>Fax: 806-456-2258
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'''District Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 899<br>Plains 79355<br>Phone: 806-456-7491 (Ext: 297)<br>Fax: 806-456-8767<br>
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==== Yoakum County, Texas Record Dates ====
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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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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[http://www.co.yoakum.tx.us/ips/cms Yoakum County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 309<br> Plains, TX 79355<br> Phone: 806.456.2721&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth records from 1878, marriage and <br>death records from 1908, pro rec from 1907, court records<br> from 1930 and land records from 1898; District Clerk has<br>divorec records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Yoakum County, Texas. Page 676 {{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--'''Yoakum County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Plains <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1876--'''Yoakum County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Plains <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1926'''--Yoakum County Courthouse destroyed by fire in December 1926.&nbsp; All county records were stored in a vault and were saved. <ref>GenDisasters.com - Plains, TX Yoakum County Courthouse Fire, Dec 1926 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17527/plains-tx-yoakum-county-courthouse-fire-dec-1926</ref>  
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'''1926--'''Yoakum County Courthouse destroyed by fire in December 1926.&nbsp; All county records were stored in a vault and were saved. <ref>GenDisasters.com - Plains, TX Yoakum County Courthouse Fire, Dec 1926 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17527/plains-tx-yoakum-county-courthouse-fire-dec-1926</ref>
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Yoakum, Plains|place|disp=Plains}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Cochran County, Texas|Cochran]]  
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[[Cochran County, Texas Genealogy|Cochran]] {{•}} [[Gaines County, Texas Genealogy|Gaines]] {{•}} [[Hockley County, Texas Genealogy|Hockley]] {{•}} [[Lea County, New Mexico Genealogy|Lea&nbsp;County, New Mexico]] {{•}} [[Terry County, Texas Genealogy|Terry]]  
*[[Gaines County, Texas|Gaines]]  
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<center>{{TX Yoakum  County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Hockley County, Texas|Hockley]]  
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== Resources  ==
*[[Lea County, New Mexico|Lea&nbsp;County, New Mexico]]  
 
*[[Terry County, Texas|Terry]]
 
  
== 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://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/DenCityCem.htm Denver City Memorial Park] -&nbsp; transcription
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/PleasantHillCem.htm Pleasant Hill Cemetery&nbsp;] -&nbsp; transcription
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/PlainsCemet2.htm Plains Cemetery]&nbsp; -&nbsp; transcription
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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=2770 Findagrave.com ]
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]
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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/Yoakum/ListYoakum.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  =====
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2139879 Denver City Memorial Park] ~Find A Grave
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2358311 Pleasant Hill Cemetery&nbsp;] ~Find A Grave
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/cemeteries/plains-cemetery/plains-cemetery-a-c.htm Plains Cemetery]&nbsp;
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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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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|1890= 4
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|1900= 26
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|1910= 602
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|1920= 504
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|1930= 1263
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|1940= 5354
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|1950= 4339
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|1960= 8032
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|1970= 7344
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|1980= 8299
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|1990= 8786
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|2000= 7322
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|2010= 7879
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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  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/YoakumCoMemories.htm Yoakum County Memories]  
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{{TX County Histories}}
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/HistoricalMarkersYC.htm Yoakum County Historical Markers]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/county-histories/yc-memories.htm Yoakum County Memories]  
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*[http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMK9K8_Yoakum_County Yoakum County Historical Markers]  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Atlas/US/6890/Yoakum+County+1902/ Yoakum County 1902] from Historic Map Works  
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[[Image:Txyoakum.jpg|400px|Txyoakum.jpg]] <br> <br>
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5031 Yoakum County General Highway Map 1940]  
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*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5344 Yoakum County General Highway Map 1961]  
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*'''1902''' [http://www.historicmapworks.com/Atlas/US/6890/Yoakum+County+1902/ Yoakum County] from Historic Map Works  
*[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=5031 Yoakum County General Highway Map]  
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*'''1961''' [http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5344 Yoakum County General Highway Map]  
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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  ====
  
*Yoakum County [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/YoakumCoWWIIList.htm WWII Casualties]  
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*'''1838 - 1900'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''1845 - 1848'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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=====Civil War=====
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
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=====World War II=====
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*Yoakum County [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/YoakumCoWWIIList.htm WWII Casualties]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Yoakum}}
  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*[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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{{TX Probate 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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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] ~ Ancestry.com (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/YoakumCoBirths.htm Yoakum County&nbsp;Birth Records 1918 - 1925]  
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/YoakumCoDeathRcds.htm Yoakum County Death Records&nbsp; 1908-1940]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/EarlyMarriageRecords.htm Yoakum County Marriage Records&nbsp; 1908 - 1930]  
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===== Birth  =====
*[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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*[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''
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[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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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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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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*'''1918-1925''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/YoakumCoBirths.htm Yoakum County&nbsp;Birth Records 1918 - 1925]
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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/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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*'''1908-1930''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/EarlyMarriageRecords.htm Yoakum County Marriage Records&nbsp; 1908 - 1930]  
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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<br>
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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 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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*'''1903-2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1908-1940''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txyoakum/YoakumCoDeathRcds.htm Yoakum County Death Records&nbsp; 1908-1940]  
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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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*'''1968-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1850-1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ US GenWeb Census Project] Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Yoakum County/Cecil Bickley Library<br>205 W 4th St<br>Denver City, TX 79323<br>Phone: (806) 592-2754  
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'''Yoakum County/Cecil Bickley Library'''<br>205 W 4th St<br>Denver City, TX 79323<br>Telephone Number: 806-592-2754<br><br>
  
<br>Yoakum County Library<br>910 Ave E<br>Plains, TX 79355<br>Phone: (806) 456-8725  
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'''Yoakum County Library'''<br>910 Ave E<br>Plains, TX 79355<br>Telephone Number: 806-456-8725<br><br>
  
[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
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'''Yoakum County Historical Commission'''<br> Box 960<br> Plains, TX 79355<br><br>
  
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Yoakum|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*{{FHL|Texas Yoakum|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 14:03, 18 March 2017

United States
Texas


Yoakum County


Guide to Yoakum 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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Location in the state of Texas
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Facts
Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Plains
Courthouse
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County Information

County Courthouse

Yoakum County Courthouse
PO Box 309
Plains, TX 79355
Phone: 806.456.2721 

County Clerk has birth records from 1878, marriage and
death records from 1908, pro rec from 1907, court records
from 1930 and land records from 1898; District Clerk has
divorec records[1]

County Clerk

P.O. Box 309
Plains 79355
Phone: 806-456-7491 (Ext: 3)
Fax: 806-456-2258

District Clerk

P.O. Box 899
Plains 79355
Phone: 806-456-7491 (Ext: 297)
Fax: 806-456-8767

Yoakum County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1907 1907 1890 1907 1907


History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1926--Yoakum County Courthouse destroyed by fire in December 1926.  All county records were stored in a vault and were saved. [3]

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Cochran  • Gaines  • Hockley  • Lea County, New Mexico  • Terry

Cochran CountyHockley CountyYoakum CountyYoakum CountyGaines CountyTX YOAKUM.JPG
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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.
18904
190026550.0%
19106022,215.4%
1920504−16.3%
19301,263150.6%
19405,354323.9%
19504,339−19.0%
19608,03285.1%
19707,344−8.6%
19808,29913.0%
19908,7865.9%
20007,322−16.7%
20107,8797.6%

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 Yoakum 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

Newspapers

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

Yoakum County/Cecil Bickley Library
205 W 4th St
Denver City, TX 79323
Telephone Number: 806-592-2754

Yoakum County Library
910 Ave E
Plains, TX 79355
Telephone Number: 806-456-8725

Yoakum County Historical Commission
Box 960
Plains, TX 79355


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), Yoakum County, Texas. Page 676 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. GenDisasters.com - Plains, TX Yoakum County Courthouse Fire, Dec 1926 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17527/plains-tx-yoakum-county-courthouse-fire-dec-1926
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