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*[http://www.findagrave.com Find-A-Grave]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/ChurOrganSchSoc.html Churches, Organizations, Schools and Societies]
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*''Pioneer history of Bandera County : seventy-five years of intrepid history'', 1922, by J. Marvin Hunter, A history of Bandera County from 1847 to 1922. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth27720/m1 Read the book online] from The Portal to Texas History.  
*''Pioneer history of Bandera County : seventy-five years of intrepid history'', 1922, by J. Marvin Hunter, A history of Bandera County from 1847 to 1922. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth27720/m1 Read the book online] from The Portal to Texas History.  
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*[http://www.banderabulletin.com/ The Bandera Bulletin Newspaper]  
*[http://www.banderabulletin.com/ The Bandera Bulletin Newspaper]  

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Guide to Bandera County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Bandera County Courthouse
County Courthouse;
Bandera, TX 78003
Phone: 830.796.3332 

County District Clerk has birth and death records from 1904,
m, div, land, pro, ct & nat rec from 1856 & mil dis rec from 1900[1]

Bandera County, Texas Courthouse 1939

               Bandera County Courthouse 1939,                            photo courtesy of TXDot

Bandera County has had two courthouses.  The first one, built of limestone in 1869, is now a library.  It is located on Maple Street, a block from the current courthouse.  The current courthouse, also made from limestone, was built in 1890.

Bandera County Courthouse
County Clerk - Cathy Wheeler
500 Main Street
P. O. Box 823
Bandera, Texas 78003
The Bandera County Clerk's Office

Inventory of the county archives of Texas : Bandera County, 1940. Inventory of records of housed in the Bandera County Courthouse as of 1936. Describes the records of the Commissioners Court, County Clerk as Recorder, District Court, County Court, Justice of the Peace Court, Sheriff, Tax Assessor-Collector, Board of Equalization, County Treasurer, County Board of School Trustees, County School Superintendent, County Surveyor, and Inspector of Hides and Animals (Defunct). Read the book online from The Portal to Texas History.

History and Photographs of the Bandera County Courthouse


Parent County

1856--Bandera County was created 26 January 1856 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Bandera [2]

The county's name is derived from Spanish for "flag."

Bandera County History and Information

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Bandera County border changes.


Populated Places

Towns and Cities: Bandera | Lakehills | Medina | Vanderpool

Bandera County Towns and Geographical Places

Neighboring Counties




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.



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 Bandera 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.




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

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


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.

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


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bandera 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).