Texas, Concho County Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Texas, Concho County Records, 1849-2008
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|Concho, Texas, United States|
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|Location of Concho, Texas|
|Location of Texas|
|Record Type||County Records|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
The collection consists of records from Concho County, Texas, including deeds, deeds of trust, Probate Court minutes, and Probate Court case files. This collection is being published as images become available. The records cover the years 1849 to 2008.
Counties began recording vital records, court records, and land transactions soon after they were formed. The records were used to establish legal rights and to help track the population for health and taxation purposes. The records are generally well preserved and the information is fairly reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant. Some transcription errors may have occurred.
To Browse This Collection
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
The content of the records varies between record types. You may find any of the following:
- Date of the event, transaction, or recording with the county
- Names of individual, witnesses, family members, sometimes neighbors
- Signature or mark
- Legal descriptions of land
- Amount of money exchanged as part of business transactions
How Do I Search This Collection?
You can search the index or view the images or both. Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom, the infant, the deceased, or grantor and grantees.
- The approximate date and place where the event occurred.
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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. Keep track of your research in a research log.
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 the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death 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. Witnesses were usually family members
- Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?
- 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
- Check the info box above for additional FamilySearch websites and related websites that may assist you in finding similar records
Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
"Texas, Concho County Records, 1849-2008." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Concho County Clerk Office, Paint Rock.
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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