Texas, Callahan County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- 1 What Is in the Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What Is in the Collection?
The collection consists of records from Callahan County, Texas including District Court records, Naturalization records and Tax records.
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
County Records may contain any of the following information:
- Name of Petitioner
- Name of Court
- Date and Place of Birth
- Where Petitioner emigrated from
- Date of Emigration
- Full name of spouse
- Sometimes date of marriage
- Spouse' Birthplace
- Place of Residence
- Names of children, children's birth dates and birth places
- Date of Naturalization
- Date of Arrival
- Names of Witnesses
- Date Signed
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How Do I Search the Collection?
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- Name of the person
- The name of a parent or date of the event
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How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
What Do I Do Next?
Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record, if you can, to verify the information and to find additional information.
I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later.
- Use the information found in the record to locate the death record. (Only keep this sentence if the collection is obituaries or cemetery records)
- Use the age or estimated birth date to determine an approximate birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, and marriage records.
- Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records.
- Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses.
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
- Church Records were kept years before counties began keeping records. They are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.
I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking For, What Now?
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- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives.
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county.
- Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name.
- Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
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Citing This Collection
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- "Texas, Callahan County Records, 1879-1935." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. District Clerk Office, Baird.
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