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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Texas|Texas]]&nbsp;&gt; [[Texas Counties C|Counties C]] &gt; Comal County'' <br>
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{{Texas-stub}}''[[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]] Comal County''<br>  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Comal County
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| county_map = Tx-comal.png
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1846
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| founded date = March 24
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| seat wl = New Braunfels
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== County Courthouse<br> ==
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[http://www.co.comal.tx.us/ Comal County Courthouse ]<br>150 N Seguin Ste 101; <br>New Braunfels, TX 78130<br> Phone: 830.620.5513&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth records 1903-1910 &amp; 1930-1950, <br>marriage records from 1846, divorce records&nbsp;from 1903, <br>probate, land, naturatlization and court&nbsp;records from 1846<br>and military discharge records from 1919<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Comal County, Texas. Page 661 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1846--'''Comal County was created 24 March 1846 from [[Comanche_County,_Texas|Comanche]], [[Gonzales_County,_Texas|Gonzales ]]and [[Travis_County,_Texas|Travis]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' New Braunfels <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1846--'''Comal County was created 24 March 1846 from [[Comanche County, Texas|Comanche]], [[Gonzales County, Texas|Gonzales and]] [[Travis County, Texas|Travis]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' New Braunfels <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Comal County [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/maps/ border changes].
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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*[[Bexar County, Texas|Bexar]]  
 
*[[Bexar County, Texas|Bexar]]  
 
*[[Blanco County, Texas|Blanco]]  
 
*[[Blanco County, Texas|Blanco]]  
*[[Guadalupe_County,_Texas|Guadalupe]]
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*[[Guadalupe County, Texas|Guadalupe]]  
 
*[[Hays County, Texas|Hays]]  
 
*[[Hays County, Texas|Hays]]  
 
*[[Kendall County, Texas|Kendall]]
 
*[[Kendall County, Texas|Kendall]]
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/co-cems.htm Comal County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; transcriptions&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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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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Individual cemeteries:
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106764 York Creek Cemetery, New Braunfels] BillionGraves
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==== Census  ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/Census1850.html 1850 Comal County Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;index&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/1860cen.htm 1860 Comal County Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; index&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/1870ccc.html 1870 Comal County Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; index&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/1880ccc.html 1880 Comal County Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; index&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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==== Churches ====
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*[http://www.firstprotestant.com/index.php?id=74 First Protestant Church]
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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  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[mailto:Wanda%20Qualls%20%3Cwandaq@satx.rr.com%3E%20?Subject=Land%20Survey%20Maps Comal County Land Survey Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/co-grant.htm Comal County Land Grants]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.9key.com/markers/county.asp?sort=title&county_name=Comal Comal County Historical Markers]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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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://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/1850map.html 1850 New Braunfels Map]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/nbcmap.html New Braunfels Cemetery Map]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb\
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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.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/muster.html Muster Roll of Captain Augustus Buchel&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/KoreanCasualties.html Comal County Korean Casualities]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; 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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*[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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*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 Comal County.
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/Obituaries.html Comal County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html <br>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://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== 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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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 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.
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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  ==
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[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Hill Country Texas Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb 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.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/ Comal County TXGenWeb]
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193308&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Comal&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/comal/comaltoc.htm Comal County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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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.
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Comal|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Comal County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Comal County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 24, 1846
County Seat New Braunfels
Courthouse


County Courthouse

Comal County Courthouse
150 N Seguin Ste 101;
New Braunfels, TX 78130
Phone: 830.620.5513 

County Clerk has birth records 1903-1910 & 1930-1950,
marriage records from 1846, divorce records from 1903,
probate, land, naturatlization and court records from 1846
and military discharge records from 1919[1]

History

The county was the site of the unofficial Spanish mission, Neustra Senora de Guadalupe from December 1756 to March 1758.

Parent County

1846--Comal County was created 24 March 1846 from Comanche, Gonzales and Travis Counties.
County seat: New Braunfels [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Comal County border changes.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Individual cemeteries:

Census

Churches

Court

Land

Local Histories

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

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Comal County, Texas. Page 661 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).