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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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<br> Guide to '''Archer County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. <br>
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Archer 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''']
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== County Information ==
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==== Archer 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" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land |'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate |Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1903
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1881
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1830
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1875
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== County Courthouse<br> ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[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 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 Clerk'''
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Karen Winter<br>P.O. Box 427<br>Acher City 76351<br>Phone: 940-574-4615
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'''District Clerk'''
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Jane Ham<br>P.O. Box 815<br>Archer City 76351<br>Phone: 940-574-4422
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1858--'''Archer County was created 22 January 1858 from Fannin Land District. '''County seat:''' Archer City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1858--'''Archer County was created 22 January 1858 from Fannin Land District.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Archer City <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
The county was named for Branch Tanner Archer, commissioner of the Republic of Texas.  
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The county was named for Branch Tanner Archer, commissioner of the Republic of Texas.
  
 
==== 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, Archer, Archer City|place|disp=Archer City}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Archer, Holliday|place|disp=Holliday}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Archer, Olney|place|disp=Olney}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Archer, Wichita Falls|place|disp=Wichita Falls}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Archer, Windthorst|place|disp=Windthorst}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Towns: {{FHL|Texas%2C+Archer%2C+Archer+City|subject|disp=Archer City}}&nbsp;| Anarene | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Archer%2C+Holliday|subject|disp=Holliday}}&nbsp;| Huff | Lakeside City | Megargel | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Archer%2C+Olney|subject|disp=Olney}} (mostly in [[Young County, Texas|Young]] County) | Scotland | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Archer%2C+Wichita+Falls|subject|disp=Wichita Falls}} (mostly in [[Wichita County, Texas|Wichita]] County) | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Archer%2C+Windthorst|subject|disp=Windthorst}}  
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Towns: {{FHL|Texas%2C+Archer%2C+Archer+City|subject|disp=Archer City}}&nbsp;| Anarene | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Archer%2C+Holliday|subject|disp=Holliday}}&nbsp;| Huff | Lakeside City | Megargel | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Archer%2C+Olney|subject|disp=Olney}} (mostly in [[Young County, Texas Genealogy|Young]] County) | Scotland | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Archer%2C+Wichita+Falls|subject|disp=Wichita Falls}} (mostly in [[Wichita County, Texas Genealogy|Wichita]] County) | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Archer%2C+Windthorst|subject|disp=Windthorst}}  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Baylor County, Texas|Baylor]]  
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[[Baylor County, Texas Genealogy|Baylor]] {{•}} [[Clay County, Texas Genealogy|Clay]] {{•}} [[Jack County, Texas Genealogy|Jack]] {{•}} [[Throckmorton County, Texas Genealogy|Throckmorton]] {{•}} [[Wichita County, Texas Genealogy|Wichita]] {{•}} [[Wilbarger County, Texas Genealogy|Wilbarger]] {{•}} [[Young County, Texas Genealogy|Young]]  
*[[Clay County, Texas|Clay]]  
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<center>{{TX Archer County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Jack County, Texas|Jack]]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1228252888687_222" />
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== Resources  ==
*[[Throckmorton County, Texas|Throckmorton]]  
 
*[[Wichita County, Texas|Wichita]]  
 
*[[Wilbarger County, Texas|Wilbarger]]  
 
*[[Young County, Texas|Young]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== African American ====
  
==== Obituaries  ====
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*'''1865 - 1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Texas, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/archertx/obituaries/obituaries.htm Obituaries of Archer County]
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/archertx/cemeteries/Cemeteries.htm Cemeteries of Archer County]
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=46&GScnty=2524&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|476418|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2524 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=5 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=archer+texas+cemeteries WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/archer.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Archer/ListArcher.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/archertx/cemeteries/Cemeteries.htm USGW Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/archer/archer-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Texas&county=Archer&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/archer-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/archer/archtoc.htm USGW Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22580&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&stateAbbv=TX&stateName=texas Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
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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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<br> [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/archer/archtoc.htm '''1900''' Census] - USGenWeb Archives Project<br>
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
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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]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== 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
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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*'''1906 - 1989'''  {{RecordSearch|1389983|Texas, Naturalization Records, 1906-1989}} — index and images
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/archertx/history.htm History of Archer County]
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{{TX County Histories}}
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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  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txarcher.jpg|300px|Txarcher.jpg]]
  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/archertx/veterans.htm Veterans of Archer County]  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/archertx/veterans.htm Veterans of Archer County]  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Tribute to Our Fallen Heroes]  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Tribute to Our Fallen Heroes]  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Salute to Our Veterans]
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Salute to Our Veterans]
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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 '''$'''
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index 
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*'''1838-1900'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
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=====World War I=====
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*'''1917-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2202707|Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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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  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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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 1800-1990}} 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 1800-2000] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[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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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[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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===== Birth  =====
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*'''1840 - 1981''' {{RecordSearch|1681015|Texas Births and Christenings 1840-1981}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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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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*'''1903 - 1997''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8781 Texas Birth Index 1903-1997] &nbsp;(index and images) &nbsp;- &nbsp;Ancestry ($)
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===== Marriage  =====
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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>
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*'''1837 - 1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch.&nbsp;&nbsp;Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.<br>
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===== Birth  =====
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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 - 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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*'''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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===== Death  =====
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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 FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
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*'''1903 - 1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials 1903 - 1973] &nbsp;(index) &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch
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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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*'''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 - 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.hiddenancestors.com/archertx/index.htm TXGenWeb Archer County]
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'''Archer County Historical Society'''<br> PO Box 815<br> Archer City 76351<br> [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/archer-county/#sthash.n66PzW2A.dpuf website]<br><br>
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/archertx/index.htm TXGenWeb Archer County]
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Latest revision as of 19:37, 23 August 2017

United States
Texas
Archer County


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




Archer County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1881 1880 1830 1875


County Courthouse

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

County Clerk

Karen Winter
P.O. Box 427
Acher City 76351
Phone: 940-574-4615

District Clerk

Jane Ham
P.O. Box 815
Archer City 76351
Phone: 940-574-4422

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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

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

Baylor  • Clay  • Jack  • Throckmorton  • Wichita  • Wilbarger  • Young

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Resources

African American


Cemeteries

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

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
FindAGrave Family History Library FindAGrave
TX Gravestones WorldCat Tombstone Project
Billion Graves (name) Cemeteries of TX
USGW Archives Texas Cemeteries
Billion Graves (cemetery) Linkpendium
USGW Cemeteries Epodunk
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

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.


Naturalization and Citizenship

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

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Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War

Online Records

World War I

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.

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
Marriage
Birth
Death
Divorce

Societies and Libraries

Archer County Historical Society
PO Box 815
Archer City 76351
website


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

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.
  • 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).