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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Bandera County''
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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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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
Bandera County has had two courthouses.&nbsp; The first one, built of limestone in 1869, is now a library.&nbsp; It is located on Maple Street, a block from the current courthouse.&nbsp; The current courthouse, also made from limestone, was built in 1890.
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[http://www.banderacounty.org/ Bandera County Courthouse]<br> County Courthouse; <br>Bandera, TX 78003<br> Phone: 830.796.3332&nbsp;<br><br>County District Clerk has birth and death records from 1904, <br>m, div, land, pro, ct &amp; nat rec from 1856 &amp; mil dis rec from 1900<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Bandera 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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Bandera County Courthouse <br>County Clerk - Cathy Wheeler<br>500 Main Street<br>P. O. Box 823 <br>Bandera, Texas 78003  
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Bandera County has had two courthouses.&nbsp; The first one, built of limestone in 1869, is now a library.&nbsp; It is located on Maple Street, a block from the current courthouse.&nbsp; The current courthouse, also made from limestone, was built in 1890.
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Bandera County Courthouse <br>County Clerk - Cathy Wheeler<br>500 Main Street<br>P. O. Box 823 <br>Bandera, Texas 78003 <br>[http://www.banderacounty.org/departments/county_clerk.htm The Bandera County Clerk's Office]
  
 
''Inventory of the county archives of Texas&nbsp;: 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). [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25267/m1 Read the book online] from The Portal to Texas History.  
 
''Inventory of the county archives of Texas&nbsp;: 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). [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25267/m1 Read the book online] from The Portal to Texas History.  
  
[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txbandera/courthouse.html History and Photographs of the Bandera County Courthouse]
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/courthouse.html History and Photographs of the Bandera County Courthouse]  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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'''1856--'''Bandera County was created 26 January 1856 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Bandera <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1856--'''Bandera County was created 26 January 1856 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Bandera <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
The county's name&nbsp;is derived from Spanish for "flag."<br>
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The county's name&nbsp;is derived from Spanish for "flag."<br>  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/HistInfo.html Bandera County History and Information]
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
'''[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txbandera/HistInfo.html Bandera County History and Information]'''
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See an interactive map of Bandera County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/texas/tx-maps.html border changes].
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
'''Towns and Cities: '''[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193156&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Bandera%2C+Bandera&columns=*,0,0 Bandera]&nbsp;| Lakehills | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193157&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Bandera%2C+Medina&columns=*,0,0 Medina] | Vanderpool  
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'''Towns and Cities: '''{{FHL|Texas%2C+Bandera%2C+Bandera|subject|disp=Bandera}}&nbsp;| Lakehills | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Bandera%2C+Medina|subject|disp=Medina}} | Vanderpool  
  
[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txbandera/TownList.html Bandera County Towns and Geographical Places]
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/TownList.html Bandera County Towns and Geographical Places]  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txbandera/cemeteries.html Cemeteries of Bandera County]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/cemeteries.html Cemeteries of Bandera County]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com Find-A-Grave]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com Find-A-Grave]
  
==== Churches ====
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==== Church ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txbandera/ChurOrganSchSoc.html Churches, Organizations,&nbsp;Schools and Societies]&nbsp;
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/ChurOrganSchSoc.html Churches, Organizations,&nbsp;Schools and Societies]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
'''[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txbandera/CrimePunishment.html Crime and Punishment in Bandera County]'''
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/CrimePunishment.html Crime and Punishment in Bandera County]
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
'''[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txbandera/FamilyLandHeritage.html Bandera County Heritage Properties]'''
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/FamilyLandHeritage.html Bandera County Heritage Properties]
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Local Histories ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*''Pioneer history of Bandera County&nbsp;: 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&nbsp;: 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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*''History of Bandera County, Texas'', 1986 by the Bandera County History Book Committee.  
 
*''History of Bandera County, Texas'', 1986 by the Bandera County History Book Committee.  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcb02 Bandera County History] from The Handbook of Texas Online.  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcb02 Bandera County History] from The Handbook of Texas Online.  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txbandera/Families.html Families and People of Bandera County]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/Families.html Families and People of Bandera County]  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txbandera/CountyHistory.html Bandera County History]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/CountyHistory.html Bandera County History]  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txbandera/PeoplePics.html Old Photos of Bandera County Citizens]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/PeoplePics.html Old Photos of Bandera County Citizens]  
*[http://www.banderacounty.org/historical/BanderaPhotoAlbum.htm Bandera County Historical Photos] from banderacounty.org
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*[http://www.banderacounty.org/historical/BanderaPhotoAlbum.htm Bandera County Historical Photos] from banderacounty.org  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txbandera/78Flood.html The Flood of 1978]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/78Flood.html The Flood of 1978]  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txbandera/TrialsTribulationsFrontier.html Trials and Tribulations on the Frontier]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/TrialsTribulationsFrontier.html Trials and Tribulations on the Frontier]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.banderacounty.org/images/Maps.htm Historical Maps of Bandera County] from banderacounty.org
 
 
*[http://www.banderacounty.org/images/Maps.htm Bandera County Maps, Old and New]
 
*[http://www.banderacounty.org/images/Maps.htm Bandera County Maps, Old and New]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
'''[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txbandera/military.html Military Records and Databases]'''
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/military.html Bandera County, TX Military Records and Databases]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Bandera}}
  
*[http://www.banderabulletin.com/ The Bandera Bulletin Newspaper]
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*[http://www.banderabulletin.com/ The Bandera Bulletin Newspaper]  
*[http://www.bccourier.com/ The Bandera County Courier Newspaper]
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*[http://www.bccourier.com/ The Bandera County Courier Newspaper]  
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txbandera/PrintMedia.html Newspapers, Books &amp;&nbsp;Libraries]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/PrintMedia.html Newspapers, Books &amp;&nbsp;Libraries]  
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*Wikipedia has a list of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives online newspaper archives] for Texas.
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=25699 {{nowrap|San Antonio newspapers}}] from the late 1800's that may include residents from Bandera County.
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
'''[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txbandera/probatecourt.html A Few Early Bandera County Probate Records]'''
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/probatecourt.html A Few Early Bandera County Probate Records]
  
 
== Vital Records  ==
 
== Vital Records  ==
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
  
*'''[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txbandera/records.html Genealogical Records:&nbsp; Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death and Obituaries]'''
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/records.html Bandera County Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death and Obituaries]  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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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*[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.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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
*'''[http://www.banderacounty.org/departments/county_clerk.htm The Bandera County Clerk's Office]'''
 
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*'''[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txbandera/library.html Bandera County Libraries]'''
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txbandera/library.html Bandera County Libraries]  
*'''[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txbandera/societies.html Bandera Historical and Genealogical Societies]'''
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txbandera/societies.html Bandera Historical and Genealogical Societies]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbander/ Bandera County TXGenWeb Page]
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txbandera/HomePage.html '''<span style="display: none" id="1288391214960S">&nbsp;</span>The Bandera County TXGenWeb Page''']<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1288391214860_604" />
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193155&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Bandera&columns=*,0,0 '''Family History Library Catalog''']
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*<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1288391214860_604" />{{FHL|Texas%2C+Bandera|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/tx/ Cyndi's List] - &nbsp;Links to state and county resources
  
 
== References  ==
 
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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

History

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.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: Bandera | Lakehills | Medina | Vanderpool

Bandera County Towns and Geographical Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

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 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.

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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

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

References

  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).