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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties C|Counties C]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Callahan County''
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Guide to '''Callahan County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Callahan 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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{{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records|left}}<br><br><br><br>
  
{{TXDC}} <br><br><br><br>{{Adoption TXGenWeb}}
 
  
== County Courthouse ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Callahan County
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  | adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| county_map = Tx-callahan.png
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1858
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| founded date = February 1
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| seat = Baird
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| building image = TexasCallahanCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Callahan County Courthouse<br>400 Market Street<br>Baird, Texas 79504-5305<br>325-854-1217<br>[http://www.co.callahan.tx.us '''Callahan County Website''']}}
  
[http://www.co.callahan.tx.us/ips/cms Callahan County Courthouse]<br>400 Market Street<br>Baird, Texas 79504-5305<br>Phone: 915.854.1217<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br> marriage, probate, and land records from 1877;<br> District Clerk has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Callahan County, Texas. Page 660 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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== County Information ==
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== Record Loss  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br> marriage, probate, and land records from 1877;<br> District Clerk has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Callahan County, Texas. Page 660 {{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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100 W 4th St. Suite 104<br>Baird 79504-5300<br>Phone: 325-854-1217
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'''District Clerk'''
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100 W. 4th St. Suite 300<br>Baird 79504-5396<br>Phone: 325-854-1800
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==== Callahan 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" |1878
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1878
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1879
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=== 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, Callahan, Baird|place|disp=Baird}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Callahan, Cross Plains|place|disp=Cross Plains}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Callahan, Putman|place|disp=Putman}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Brown County, Texas|Brown]]  
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[[Brown County, Texas Genealogy|Brown]] {{•}} [[Coleman County, Texas Genealogy|Coleman]] {{•}} [[Eastland County, Texas Genealogy|Eastland]] {{•}} [[Shackelford County, Texas Genealogy|Shackelford]] {{•}} [[Taylor County, Texas Genealogy|Taylor]] {{•}} [[Jones County, Texas|Jones]] {{•}} [[Stephens County, Texas|Stephens]]  
*[[Coleman County, Texas|Coleman]]  
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<center>{{TX Callahan County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Eastland County, Texas|Eastland]]  
 
*[[Shackelford County, Texas|Shackelford]]  
 
*[[Taylor County, Texas|Taylor]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcallah/lookup.html Look-Up Volunteer for Callahan County]~Callahan County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcallah/lookup.html Look-Up Volunteer for Callahan County]~Callahan County, TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcallah/cresources.html Other Callahan County Resouces]~Useful resources of Callahan County~Callahan County, TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcallah/cresources.html Other Callahan County Resouces]~Useful resources of Callahan County~Callahan County, TXGenWeb
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==== African American  ====
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*'''1865 - 1870''' https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcallah/callahancemeteries.html Cemeteries of Callahan County] ~A list of County Cemeteries with burial listings~ Callahan County, TXGenWeb
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
*[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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| 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=2549&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|427769|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=2549 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=30 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Callahan+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/callahan.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/Callahan/ListCallahan.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/callahan/callatoc.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/callahan/callahan-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=Callahan&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/callahan-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcallah/callahancemeteries.html TXGenWeb Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22605&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=14&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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''Additional Cemetery Sources''
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
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==== Census  ====
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{{US Census population
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|1880= 3453
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|1890= 5457
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|1900= 8768
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|1910= 12973
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|1920= 11844
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|1930= 12785
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|1940= 11568
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|1950= 9087
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|1960= 7929
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|1970= 8205
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|1980= 10992
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|1990= 11859
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|2000= 12905
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|2010= 13544
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
*[http://www.angelfire.com/tx4/glwfm/Callahan.html Callahan County General Index of Deeds]&nbsp; Callahan County Homepage  
 
*[http://www.angelfire.com/tx4/glwfm/Callahan.html Callahan County General Index of Deeds]&nbsp; Callahan County Homepage  
*[http://www.glo.texas.gov/cf/land-grant-search/index.cfm Texas Land Grants Database Search] from the Texas General Land Office
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*[http://www.glo.texas.gov/history/archives/land-grants/index.cfm Texas Land Grants Database Search] from the Texas General Land Office
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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  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}  
 
{{TX County Histories}}  
  
 
*''Early Days in Callahan County,'' 1966, by Brutus Clay Christman.  
 
*''Early Days in Callahan County,'' 1966, by Brutus Clay Christman.  
*''I Remember Callahan,'' 1986 Callahan County Historical Commission.<br>Order from: Georgia Yawn, Chairman<br>100 West 4th Street, Suite 100<br>Baird, Texas 79504<br>[http://www.angelfire.com/tx4/Callahan/Callahan.html Name index] to''I Remember Callahan'' from the Callahan County Homepage.  
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*''I Remember Callahan,'' 1986 Callahan County Historical Commission.<br>Order from: Georgia Yawn, Chairman<br>100 West 4th Street, Suite 100<br>Baird, Texas 79504<br>[http://www.angelfire.com/tx4/Callahan/Callahan.html Name index] to ''I Remember Callahan'' from the Callahan County Homepage.  
 
*''Belle Plain, Texas: The Ghost Town in Callahan,'' 1972 by Thomas Robert Havins  
 
*''Belle Plain, Texas: The Ghost Town in Callahan,'' 1972 by Thomas Robert Havins  
 
*''Cottonwood's My Home: Recipes, Memories, History, ''2007, Cottonwood Historical Association. Also, ''Supplement to Cottonwood's My Home,'' and ''Cottonwood's My Home: Vol. 2.''&nbsp; Cottonwood History, Family Histories, Recipes, Old Photographs.&nbsp;  
 
*''Cottonwood's My Home: Recipes, Memories, History, ''2007, Cottonwood Historical Association. Also, ''Supplement to Cottonwood's My Home,'' and ''Cottonwood's My Home: Vol. 2.''&nbsp; Cottonwood History, Family Histories, Recipes, Old Photographs.&nbsp;  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txcallahan.jpg|300px|Txcallahan.jpg]]
  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[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.cpveterans.com Cross Plains Veterans Memorial website] Listing of all of the 3000+ veterans from Cross Plains and the surrounding area, from Civil War through Afghanistan, whose names are on the memorial. Photographs of the stone tablets, photographs, obituaries and information on of many of the veterans.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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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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=====Civil War=====
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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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*'''1835 - 1836''' [http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/muster.html Texas Muster Rolls and Military Records for 1835 &amp; 1836] Complete List ~ TXGenWeb
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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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{{VAciv}}
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*[[6th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)|6th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Union)]], Company E
  
*[http://www.cpveterans.com Cross Plains Veterans Memorial website] Listing of all of the 3000+ veterans from Cross Plains and the surrounding area, from Civil War through Afghanistan, whose names are on the memorial. Photographs of the stone tablets, photographs, obituaries and information on of many of the veterans.
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=====World War I=====
*[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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*'''1917 - 1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2202707|Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] index and images
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/muster.html Texas Muster Rolls and Military Records for 1835 &amp; 1836] Complete List ~ TXGenWeb
 
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Callahan}}
 
  
*[http://www.e-cinc.com/baird.html Callahan County Baird Star] Newspaper online two weeks after publication date.
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Callahan}}
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*[http://www.clydenewspaper.com/ Baird Banner]  
 
*[http://www.clydenewspaper.com/ Baird Banner]  
*[http://www.clydenewspaper.com/ Clyde Journal]<br>P O Box 979117<br>So. 1st St. <br>Clyde, Texas 79510 <br>325-893-4244  
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*[http://www.clydenewspaper.com/ Clyde Journal]<br>P O Box 979117<br>So. 1st St. <br>Clyde, Texas 79510 <br><span class="skype_c2c_print_container">325-893-4244</span><span dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_container"><span dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common"><span class="skype_c2c_textarea_span">[[Image:]]<span class="skype_c2c_text_span">325-893-4244</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span>
*[http://www.clydenewspaper.com/ Cross Plains Review]<br>P O Box 519116<br>S.E. 1st St. <br>Cross Plains, Texas 76443 <br>254-725-6111  
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*[http://www.clydenewspaper.com/ Cross Plains Review]<br>P O Box 519116<br>S.E. 1st St. <br>Cross Plains, Texas 76443 <br><span class="skype_c2c_print_container">254-725-6111</span><span dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_container"><span dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common"><span class="skype_c2c_textarea_span">[[Image:]]<span class="skype_c2c_text_span">254-725-6111</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span>
 
*'''Back Issues''' of the Cross Plains Review, 1911-1975, and the Baird-Callahan County Star, 1888-1935, are available for viewing on microfilm at the Cross Plains Library.  
 
*'''Back Issues''' of the Cross Plains Review, 1911-1975, and the Baird-Callahan County Star, 1888-1935, are available for viewing on microfilm at the Cross Plains Library.  
 
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=30 {{nowrap|Abilene newspapers}}] that may include residents from Callahan County.  
 
*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has digitized [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=30 {{nowrap|Abilene newspapers}}] that may include residents from Callahan County.  
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*[http://hiddenancestors.com/callahantx/obituaries.htm Obituaries of Callahan County] ~ Partial listing of Obituaries For Callahan County ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/callahantx/obituaries.htm Obituaries of Callahan County] ~ Partial listing of Obituaries For Callahan County ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
 
*[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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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*[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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'''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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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/default.aspx?rt=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)  
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*'''1800 – 2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records 1800-2000] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5112 Texas Land Title Abstracts] ~ Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5112 Texas Land Title Abstracts] ~ Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}  
 
{{TX Vital Intro}}  
  
*[http://hiddenancestors.com/callahantx/marriages.htm Marriage Records of Callahan County] ~Partial list of Marriages of Callahan County~Hidden Ancestors.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcallah/vitalrecords.html Vital Records of Callahan County] ~Birth, Death, Marriage, and Divorce Records for Callahan County
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcallah/vitalrecords.html Vital Records of Callahan County] ~Birth, Death, Marriage, and Divorce Records for Callahan County  
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*[http://www.angelfire.com/tx4/Callahan/CallahanMarriages.html Callahan County Marriages Index 1877-1965] from the Callahan County Homepage  
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===== Birth  =====
*[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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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
*[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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*'''1840 - 1981'''  {{RecordSearch|1681015|Texas Births and Christenings 1840-1981}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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*'''1903 - 1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch
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*'''1903 - 1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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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 - 1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973 ;FamilySearch record collection
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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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*'''1877 - 1965''' [http://www.angelfire.com/tx4/Callahan/CallahanMarriages.html Callahan County Marriages Index 1877-1965] from the Callahan County Homepage  
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*'''1966 - 2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records 1966 - 2005] Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://hiddenancestors.com/callahantx/marriages.htm Marriage Records of Callahan County] ~Partial list of Marriages of Callahan County~Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1966 - 2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010] FamilySearch record collection
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===== Death =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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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.  
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*'''1903 - 1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials 1903 - 1973] index) FamilySearch  
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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
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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]
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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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*'''1850 - 1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas; 1850 - 1930
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*'''1968 - 2005''' [http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records1968 - 2005] Hidden Ancestors  
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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.callahancounty.org/historical/ Callahan County Historical Commission]<br>  
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*[http://www.callahancounty.org/historical/ Callahan County Historical Commission]<br>
*Cottonwood Historical Association<br>P. O. Box 704<br>Cross Plains, TX 76443<br>  
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*Cottonwood Historical Association<br>P. O. Box 704<br>Cross Plains, TX 76443<br>
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*[http://www.crossplainslibrary.com/genealogy-local-history/genealogy-local-history-resources Cross Plains Area Genealogy Society]<br>
 
*[http://www.crossplainslibrary.com/genealogy-local-history/genealogy-local-history-resources Cross Plains Area Genealogy Society]<br>
  
*Callahan County Public Library &amp; Pioneer Museum<br>Courthouse, 100 W 4th B1<br>Baird, TX 79504-5305<br>325-854-1718  
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*Callahan County Public Library &amp; Pioneer Museum<br>Courthouse, 100 W 4th B1<br>Baird, TX 79504-5305<br>325-854-1718<br>
*[http://www.clyde.govoffice2.com/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={8CCA99C2-A46C-4569-AD9F-0831C8E0F3F8} Clyde Public Library]<br>121 Oak St.<br>Clyde, TX 75910<br>325-893-5315  
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*[http://www.crossplainslibrary.com/ Cross Plains Public Library]<br>149 N Main St.<br>P.O. Box 333<br>Cross Plains, TX 76443<br>254-725-7722<br>Hours: 1-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
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*[http://www.clyde.govoffice2.com/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={8CCA99C2-A46C-4569-AD9F-0831C8E0F3F8} Clyde Public Library]<br>121 Oak St.<br>Clyde, TX 75910<br>325-893-5315<br>
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*[http://www.crossplainslibrary.com/ Cross Plains Public Library]<br>149 N Main St.<br>P.O. Box 333<br>Cross Plains, TX 76443<br>254-725-7722<br>Hours: Monday, Wednesday &amp; Thursday 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.; Tuesday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Closed Friday<br>
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=== Family History Centers  ===
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/callahantx Callahan County, AHGP Site]  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/callahantx Callahan County, AHGP Site]  
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*[http://www.angelfire.com/tx4/Callahan/Callahan.html Callahan County Homepage]  
 
*[http://www.angelfire.com/tx4/Callahan/Callahan.html Callahan County Homepage]  
 
*[http://www.cottonwoodtexas.com CottonwoodTexas.com] History, genealogy and local information about the Cottonwood community; Surname list.  
 
*[http://www.cottonwoodtexas.com CottonwoodTexas.com] History, genealogy and local information about the Cottonwood community; Surname list.  
*[http://www.crossplains.com CrossPlains.com]  
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*[http://www.crossplains.com CrossPlains.com]
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/TX/Callahan/ Links for Callahan County] - Linkpedium
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*{{FHL|Texas Callahan|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications)  This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Callahan|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]
 
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Callahan County; 400 Market St; Baird, TX 79504-5305; Ph. 915.854.1217 Details: (Co Clk has b &amp; d rec from 1903, m, pro &amp; land rec form 1877; Dis Clk has div &amp; ct rec)  
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Callahan County; 400 Market St; Baird, TX 79504-5305; Ph. <span class="skype_c2c_print_container">325.854.1217</span><span class="skype_c2c_container" dir="ltr"><span class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common" dir="ltr"><span class="skype_c2c_textarea_span">[[Image:]]<span class="skype_c2c_text_span">325.854.1217</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span> Details: (Co Clk has b &amp; d rec from 1903, m, pro &amp; land rec form 1877; Dis Clk has div &amp; ct rec)  
  
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Latest revision as of 18:03, 7 November 2017

United States
Texas
Callahan County

Guide to Callahan 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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Callahan County, Texas
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Map of Texas highlighting Callahan County
Location in the state of Texas
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Facts
Founded February 1, 1858
County Seat Baird
Courthouse
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Address Callahan County Courthouse
400 Market Street
Baird, Texas 79504-5305
325-854-1217
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County Information


County Courthouse

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, probate, and land records from 1877;
District Clerk has divorce and court records[1]

County Clerk

100 W 4th St. Suite 104
Baird 79504-5300
Phone: 325-854-1217

District Clerk

100 W. 4th St. Suite 300
Baird 79504-5396
Phone: 325-854-1800

Callahan County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1878 1880 1878 1879

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Cities, Towns and Communities: | Admiral | Atwell | Baird | Clyde | Cottonwood | Cross Plains | Denton Valley | Eula | Oplin | Putnam | Rowden

Neighboring Counties

Brown  • Coleman  • Eastland  • Shackelford  • Taylor  • Jones  • Stephens

Jones CountyShackelford CountyStephens CountyTaylor CountyCallahan County, TexasEastland countyRunnels CountyColeman CountyBrown CountyComanche CountyMills CountyConcho CountyTX Callahan.JPG
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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
GenWeb Archives Texas Cemeteries
Billion Graves (cemetery) Linkpendium
TXGenWeb Cemeteries Epodunk
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18803,453
18905,45758.0%
19008,76860.7%
191012,97348.0%
192011,844−8.7%
193012,7857.9%
194011,568−9.5%
19509,087−21.4%
19607,929−12.7%
19708,2053.5%
198010,99234.0%
199011,8597.9%
200012,9058.8%
201013,5445.0%


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 Callahan 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.

  • Early Days in Callahan County, 1966, by Brutus Clay Christman.
  • I Remember Callahan, 1986 Callahan County Historical Commission.
    Order from: Georgia Yawn, Chairman
    100 West 4th Street, Suite 100
    Baird, Texas 79504
    Name index to I Remember Callahan from the Callahan County Homepage.
  • Belle Plain, Texas: The Ghost Town in Callahan, 1972 by Thomas Robert Havins
  • Cottonwood's My Home: Recipes, Memories, History, 2007, Cottonwood Historical Association. Also, Supplement to Cottonwood's My Home, and Cottonwood's My Home: Vol. 2.  Cottonwood History, Family Histories, Recipes, Old Photographs. 
  • Cross Plains Remembered : Photos, Memories & A Little Bit of Everything Else, 2011, Cross Plains Remembered, Volume 2, 2012 and Cross Plains Remembered, Volume 3, 2012 by the Barbarian Festival Committee. 352 pages each.  Available at the Cross Plains Library.
  • Footsteps of Approaching Thousands, a History of the Early Days of Cross Plains, 2011 by Ann Beeler. Available from the Cross Plains Library.
  • Crossties to Callahan: The Family of Alfred Dayton Williams, 1981, by J. D. Williams.
  • The Hills of Home, 1949 by John Berry.  Story of the author's growing up in Clyde, Texas.
  • Nubbin Ridge: My Boyhood on a Texas Farm, 1960 by Lewis Nordyke.  Story of Nordyke's growing up in the Cottonwood/Turkey Creek area in the 1910s-1920s.
  • Texas Museums List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

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Military

  • Cross Plains Veterans Memorial website Listing of all of the 3000+ veterans from Cross Plains and the surrounding area, from Civil War through Afghanistan, whose names are on the memorial. Photographs of the stone tablets, photographs, obituaries and information on of many of the veterans.
  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
Mexican-American War
Civil War

Online Records

Regiments. Service men in Callahan County, Texas Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Callahan County, Texas Genealogy:

World War I

Newspapers

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

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).
  • Baird Banner
  • Clyde Journal
    P O Box 979117
    So. 1st St.
    Clyde, Texas 79510
    325-893-4244[[Image:]]325-893-4244
  • Cross Plains Review
    P O Box 519116
    S.E. 1st St.
    Cross Plains, Texas 76443
    254-725-6111[[Image:]]254-725-6111
  • Back Issues of the Cross Plains Review, 1911-1975, and the Baird-Callahan County Star, 1888-1935, are available for viewing on microfilm at the Cross Plains Library.
  • Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has digitized Abilene newspapers that may include residents from Callahan County.
  • Wikipedia has a list of online newspaper archives for Texas.

Obituaries

Probate

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

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

  • Cottonwood Historical Association
    P. O. Box 704
    Cross Plains, TX 76443
  • Callahan County Public Library & Pioneer Museum
    Courthouse, 100 W 4th B1
    Baird, TX 79504-5305
    325-854-1718
  • Cross Plains Public Library
    149 N Main St.
    P.O. Box 333
    Cross Plains, TX 76443
    254-725-7722
    Hours: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.; Tuesday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Closed Friday

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

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Callahan County, Texas. Page 660 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
 

Callahan County; 400 Market St; Baird, TX 79504-5305; Ph. 325.854.1217[[Image:]]325.854.1217 Details: (Co Clk has b & d rec from 1903, m, pro & land rec form 1877; Dis Clk has div & ct rec)