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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Texas|Texas]]&nbsp;&gt; [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] &gt; Brewster County'' <br>
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://brewstercountytx.com/ Brewster County Courthouse]<br> 201 W Ave East<br> Alpine, TX 79830<br> Phone: 915.837.3366&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, probate, military, and court records from 1900, <br>marriage records from 1887, death records from 1903 and land records<br> from 1800: District Court has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brewster County, Texas. Page 659 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
== History  ==
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The addition to Brewster county in 1897 of two proposed new counties made Brewster County the largest in texas in terms of land area.
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==== Parent County  ====
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South Carolina, where he studied and began the practice of law. In 1849 he was appointed attorney general by Governor George T. Wood.<br>
  
'''1887--'''Brewster County was 2 February 1887 from [[Presidio_County,_Texas|Presidio]] County. '''County seat:''' Alpine <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*Neighboring Counties  
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'''Towns and Cities: '''Alpine |&nbsp;Lajitas | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Brewster%2C+Marathon|subject|disp=Marathon}}&nbsp;| {{FHL|Texas%2C+Brewster%2C+Terlingua|subject|disp=Terlingua}}
*[[Jeff Davis County, Texas|Jeff Davis]]
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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*[[Jeff Davis County, Texas|Jeff Davis]]  
 
*[[Pecos County, Texas|Pecos]]  
 
*[[Pecos County, Texas|Pecos]]  
 
*[[Presidio County, Texas|Presidio]]  
 
*[[Presidio County, Texas|Presidio]]  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbrewst/lookups.htm Look-Up Volunteers of Brewster County] ~ Brewster County, TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbrewst/cemeteries.htm Cemeteries of Brewster County]~Brewster County, TXGenWeb~ Complete List
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbrewst/churches.htm Churches of Brewster County] Complete list of churches~Brewster County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
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*''Mirages, Mysteries and Reality: Brewster County, Texas, the Big Bend of the Rio Grande,'' 1972, by Clifford B. Casey.
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*''A Most Singular Country: A History of Occupation in the Big Bend,'' 1990, by Arthur R. Gomez.<br>
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcb14 Brewster County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.<br>
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88377 Brewster County 1920] Texas General Land Office map, online from The Portal to Texas History
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88376 Brewster County 1939] Texas General Land Office map, online from The Portal to Texas History
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbrewst/military.htm Military Veterans of Brewster County]~ sorted by Cemetery~ Brewster County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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*[http://www.alpineavalanche.com/ Alpine Avalanche] Newspaper, serving Big Bend and the Davis Mountains since 1891
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*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbrewst/obituaries.htm Obituaries of Brewster County] ~Brewster County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/default.aspx?rt=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5112 Texas Land Title Abstracts] ~ Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbrewst/vitals.htm Vital Records of Brewster County] ~ Marriage Records 1966-2002, Death Records 1910-2008, Divorce Records 1968-1996, Births 1904-1934
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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.
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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.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*Alpine Public Library<br>203 N 7th St<br>Alpine, TX 79830<br>Phone: (432) 837-2621<br>[http://www.alpinepubliclibrary.org/ Website]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbcgs/index.html Big Bend Genealogical Society], Brewster, Jeff Davis and Presidio Counties
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*[http://www.sulross.edu/museum/ Museum of the Big Bend], Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas
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*[http://www.brewstercountyhistory.org/ Brewster County Historical Commission]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193222&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Brewster&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www3.familyoldphotos.com/counties/texas/brewster-co-tx Brewster County Texas Old Photos] Old photographs and postcards of people and places in Alpine and other parts of Brewster County.
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Brewster County; 201 W Ave E; Alpine, TX 79830; Ph. 915.837.3366 Details: (Co Clk has b, pro, mil &amp; ct rec from 1900, m rec from 1887, d rec from 1903 &amp; land rec from 1800: Dis Ct has div rec)
  
 
[[Category:Brewster_County,_Texas]]
 
[[Category:Brewster_County,_Texas]]

Revision as of 19:23, 24 September 2012

County Courthouse

Brewster County Courthouse
201 W Ave East
Alpine, TX 79830
Phone: 915.837.3366 

County Clerk has birth, probate, military, and court records from 1900,
marriage records from 1887, death records from 1903 and land records
from 1800: District Court has divorce records[1]



South Carolina, where he studied and began the practice of law. In 1849 he was appointed attorney general by Governor George T. Wood.


Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: Alpine | Lajitas | Marathon | Terlingua

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Mirages, Mysteries and Reality: Brewster County, Texas, the Big Bend of the Rio Grande, 1972, by Clifford B. Casey.
  • A Most Singular Country: A History of Occupation in the Big Bend, 1990, by Arthur R. Gomez.
  • Brewster County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps


Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers


Web Sites

  • Brewster County Texas Old Photos Old photographs and postcards of people and places in Alpine and other parts of Brewster County.
  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • Hidden Ancestors  Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brewster County, Texas. Page 659 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
 

Brewster County; 201 W Ave E; Alpine, TX 79830; Ph. 915.837.3366 Details: (Co Clk has b, pro, mil & ct rec from 1900, m rec from 1887, d rec from 1903 & land rec from 1800: Dis Ct has div rec)