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{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Texas|Texas]]&nbsp;&gt; [[Texas Counties C|Counties C]] &gt; Castro County'' <br>
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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]] Castro County''<br> ''
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Castro County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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''{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Castro County
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| county_map = Tx-castro.png
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1876
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| founded date = August 21
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| seat wl = Dimmitt
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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}} ''
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== County Courthouse<br> ==
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[http://www.co.castro.tx.us/ips/cms Castro County Courthouse]<br> 100 E Bedford Street<br> Dimmitt, TX 79027-2643<br> Phone: 806.647.3338 <br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br>marriage, divorce, court records from 1892, land records<br> from 1911, probate recordsfrom 1948 and military records<br> from 1917<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Castro County, Texas. Page 660 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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'''1876--'''Castro County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Dimmitt <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1876--'''Castro County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Dimmitt <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
The county was named for Henri Castro,(1786-1865). Henri Castro, empresario and founder of Castro's colony, was born in the department of Landes, France, in July 1786.  
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The county was named for Henri Castro, (1786-1865), empresario and founder of Castro's colony, was born in the department of Landes, France, in July 1786.  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txcastro/address.html Castro County Local Resources]~ Castro County, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txcastro/lookups.html Look-Up Volunteers] ~ Castro County, TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.&nbsp;
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{| width="85%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="6" border="1"
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''&nbsp;
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2665 Findagrave.com]<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span>
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Castro+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | &nbsp;[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2554 Findagrave.com]
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]<br>
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| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span>
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | <br>&nbsp;
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| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]<br>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Castro/ListCastro.html Cemeteries of Texas]<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/Default.aspx Names in Stone]<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">&nbsp;</span>
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| colspan="3" | See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
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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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{{TX Church Intro}}
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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  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
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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  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
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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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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/muster.html Texas Muster Rolls and Military Records for 1835 &amp; 1836] Complete List ~ 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  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Castro}}
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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.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  ====
  
==== Taxation ====
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*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/default.aspx?rt=36&cj=1&o_xid=0001029688&o_lid=0001029688 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&cj=1&o_xid=0001029688&o_lid=0001029688 Texas Land Title Abstracts] ~ Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[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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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcastro/castrod.html Castro County Deaths 1910-1930] from the Castro County TXGenWeb site
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[United States World War II Draft Records]] 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
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Rhoads Memorial Library<br>103 Sw 2nd St<br>Dimmitt, TX 79027<br>Phone: (806) 647-3532<br>[http://www.hlc-lib.org/dimmitt/ Website]
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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&nbsp;the county.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcastro/ Castro County TXGenWeb site]
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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.
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193267&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Castro&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Castro|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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[[Category:Castro_County,_Texas]]
 
[[Category:Castro_County,_Texas]]

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

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County Courthouse

Castro County Courthouse
100 E Bedford Street
Dimmitt, TX 79027-2643
Phone: 806.647.3338

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, divorce, court records from 1892, land records
from 1911, probate recordsfrom 1948 and military records
from 1917[1]

History

Parent County

1876--Castro County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Dimmitt [2]

The county was named for Henri Castro, (1786-1865), empresario and founder of Castro's colony, was born in the department of Landes, France, in July 1786.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: | Dimmitt | Hart | Nazareth |

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information. 


Online Grave Transcripts  Published Grave Transcripts  County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com 

WorldCat  Findagrave.com

Interment.net


Names in Stone 
USGenWeb 
 
Billion Graves

Billion Graves


 
 
Cemeteries of Texas  
 

Names in Stone 
 

See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources


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 Castro 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.

  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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

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

Obituaries

Probate

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.

Societies and Libraries

Rhoads Memorial Library
103 Sw 2nd St
Dimmitt, TX 79027
Phone: (806) 647-3532
Website

Family History Centers

Web Sites


References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Castro County, Texas. Page 660 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).