Archer County, Texas Genealogy

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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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County Courthouse

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Online Records
Archer County Courthouse
112 E Walnut PO Box 458
Archer City, TX 76351
Phone: 940.574.4615 

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

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

Court

Land

==== 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

Archer County News

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

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).