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{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties A|Counties A]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Archer County'' <br>{{Adoption TXGenWeb}}&nbsp;
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties A|Counties A]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Archer County''  
  
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<br>Guide to '''Archer County Texas genealogy.''' 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 = __ County
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1858
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| founded date = January 22
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| seat = Archer City
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| building address = Archer County Courthouse<br>112 E Walnut PO Box 458<br> Archer City, TX 76351<br> Phone: 940.574.4615 <br>[http://www.co.archer.tx.us/ '''Archer County Website'''] }}&nbsp;
  
== County Courthouse<br> ==
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[http://www.co.archer.tx.us/ips/cms Archer County&nbsp;Courthouse]<br>112 E Walnut PO Box 458<br> Archer City, TX 76351<br> Phone: 940.574.4615&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk&nbsp;Clerk has birth records from 1880, <br>m, d, bur, div, pro, ct &amp; land rec)<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Archer County, Texas. Page 658 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== County Courthouse<br> ==
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{{TXDC}}County Clerk&nbsp;Clerk has birth records from 1880, <br>m, d, bur, div, pro, ct &amp; land rec<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Archer County, Texas. Page 658 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
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== History  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
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==== Obituaries ====
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| colspan="3" | See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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===== Additional Cemetery Databases  =====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/archertx/cemeteries/Cemeteries.htm Cemeteries of Archer County]&nbsp; - &nbsp;Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/archer/cemeteries/Bowmanab.txt Bowman Cemetery] &nbsp;- transcription A-Z &nbsp;- USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/archer/cemeteries/holliday-az.txt Holliday Cemetery] &nbsp;- &nbsp;transcription A-Z - USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/archer/cemeteries/lake-creekaz.txt Lake Creek] &nbsp;- &nbsp;transcription A-Z &nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/archertx/obituaries/obituaries.htm Obituaries of Archer County]
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==== Census  ====
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{USCensusPop
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|1880= 596
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|1890= 2101
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|1900= 2508
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|1910= 6525
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|1920= 5254
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|1930= 9684
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|1940= 7599
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|1950= 6816
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|1960= 6110
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|1970= 5759
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|1980= 7266
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|1990= 7973
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|2000= 8854
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|2010= 9054
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/archertx/cemeteries/Cemeteries.htm Cemeteries of Archer County]
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<br> [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/archer/archtoc.htm 1900 Census] - USGenWeb Archives Project<br>
  
 
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==== Church  ====
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*[https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&ved=0CE0QFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fbcactx.org%2F&ei=IWxCUaDvMZip4AOTmIHwBA&usg=AFQjCNEq1xd1gLbCl5Qm2Nn6vLYHWRg0MQ&sig2=fbsWuVEfMnKpIUu-AgEEZA&bvm=bv.43828540,d.dmg First Baptist Church Archer City]
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*[https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=6&cad=rja&ved=0CG8QFjAF&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fbclakesidecity.org%2F&ei=IWxCUaDvMZip4AOTmIHwBA&usg=AFQjCNFB_CeuF58xrDdzDpcpnt23EsPHJw&sig2=EF76ayFMGwIifMFtZfTIFw&bvm=bv.43828540,d.dmg First Baptist Church Lakeside]
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*[https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&cad=rja&ved=0CIUBEBYwBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hollidayumc.com%2F&ei=IWxCUaDvMZip4AOTmIHwBA&usg=AFQjCNHaquAXkSA3nxYLWxEj0h_rna10PA&sig2=fyth-mbx1JekXOftstzZLA&bvm=bv.43828540,d.dmg First United Methodist Church]
  
 
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==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/archer/land/archer.txt Original Land Owners of Texas] &nbsp;- &nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/archertx/history.htm History of Archer County]
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/archertx/history.htm History of Archer County]  
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*[http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ntexasrecords/Archer_Historical_Markers.html Historical Markers of Archer County] &nbsp;- &nbsp;list with images&nbsp;
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/archertx/surnames.htm Archer County Surnames] &nbsp;- &nbsp;Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Archer}}
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'''Online Newspapers'''<br> [http://www.archercountynews.com/ Archer County News]
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'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br> '''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ntexasrecords/Archer_obits1.html Archer County Obituaries]&nbsp;- transcriptions
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*[http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ntexasrecords/Archer_obits2.html Archer County Obituaries]&nbsp;- transcriptions
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==== Probate  ====
 
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{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.  
 
*[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.  
*[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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*[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.hiddenancestors.com/archertx/marriage/marriage_records.htm Archer County Marriage Records ]&nbsp;- &nbsp;transcriptions - Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ntexasrecords/Archer_Mar_1.html Archer County Marriages - Book 1 ]&nbsp;- transcriptions
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*[http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ntexasrecords/Archer_Mar_2.html Archer County Marriages - Book 2 ]&nbsp;- transcriptions
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*[http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ntexasrecords/Archer_Mar_3.html Archer County Marriages - Book 3] - &nbsp;transcriptions<br>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/archertx/index.htm TXGenWeb Archer County]
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/archertx/index.htm TXGenWeb Archer County]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~txsgs/ Texas State Genealogical Society]
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*[http://www.librarytechnology.org/lwc-displaylibrary.pl?RC=24259 Archer Public Library]
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*[http://www.archercity.org/communityservices/library.html Archer City Public Library]
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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Guide to Archer County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 22, 1858
County Seat Archer City
Courthouse
Address Archer County Courthouse
112 E Walnut PO Box 458
Archer City, TX 76351
Phone: 940.574.4615
Archer County Website

 


County Courthouse

Hand and keyboard.jpg Texas
Online Records

County Clerk Clerk has birth records from 1880,
m, d, bur, div, pro, ct & land rec[1]

History

Parent County

1858--Archer County was created 22 January 1858 from Fannin Land District. County seat: Archer City [2]

The county was named for Branch Tanner Archer, commissioner of the Republic of Texas.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Towns: Archer City | Anarene | Holliday | Huff | Lakeside City | Megargel | Olney (mostly in Young County) | Scotland | Wichita Falls (mostly in Wichita County) | Windthorst

Neighboring Counties

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

Epodunk

Cemeteries of Texas

Names in Stone

See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Databases

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1880596
18902,101252.5%
19002,50819.4%
19106,525160.2%
19205,254−19.5%
19309,68484.3%
19407,599−21.5%
19506,816−10.3%
19606,110−10.4%
19705,759−5.7%
19807,26626.2%
19907,9739.7%
20008,85411.0%
20109,0542.3%


1900 Census - USGenWeb Archives Project

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 Archer 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.

Local histories are available for Archer 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.

Local histories are available for Archer 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

Military

Newspapers

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

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

Online Newspapers
Archer County News

Online Newspaper Abstracts
Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form

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.

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.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog
  • Cyndi's List  -  Resources for state and counties.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Archer County, Texas. Page 658 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).