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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>{{Adoption Hidden Ancestors}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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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]] Comal County''<br>  
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Guide to '''Comal County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Comal County
 
| county = Comal County
 
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| founded date = March 24
 
| founded date = March 24
 
| seat wl = New Braunfels
 
| seat wl = New Braunfels
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== County Courthouse<br><br> ==
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== County Courthouse<br> ==
  
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  
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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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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources =====
  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/co-cems.htm Comal County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; transcriptions&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/co-cems.htm Comal County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; transcriptions&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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==== 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  
 
*[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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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*[http://www.9key.com/markers/county.asp?sort=title&county_name=Comal Comal County Historical Markers]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.9key.com/markers/county.asp?sort=title&county_name=Comal Comal County Historical Markers]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Texas Land Survey Maps for {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/1850map.html 1850 New Braunfels Map]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/1850map.html 1850 New Braunfels Map]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/nbcmap.html New Braunfels Cemetery Map]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb\  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcomal/nbcmap.html New Braunfels Cemetery Map]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb\  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Comal}}
  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
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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)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[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 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[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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=====Birth=====
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=====Marriage=====
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
*[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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=====Death=====
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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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*[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
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=====Divorce=====
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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
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
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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  
 
[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies  
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
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Revision as of 20:27, 28 June 2013

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

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Founded March 24, 1846
County Seat New Braunfels
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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

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

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources

Individual cemeteries:

Census

Churches

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 Comal 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 Comal 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.

Birth
Marriage
Death
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    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.
Divorce



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).