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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]] Comanche County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Comanche County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| county = Comanche County
 
| county = Comanche County
 
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| founded year = 1856
 
| founded year = 1856
 
| founded date = January 25
 
| founded date = January 25
| seat wl = New Braunfels
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| seat wl = Comanche
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== Comanche County<br>  ==
  
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/TX_Comanche.htm Comanche County Courthouse]<br> County Courthouse<br> Comanche, TX 76442<br> Phone: 915.356.2655&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death and burial records from 1903,<br> marriage records from 1856, probate records from 1897, <br>court records from 1934 and land records from 1859<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Comanche County, Texas. Page 661 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
 
== County Courthouse ==
 
 
 
[[Image:TexasComancheCourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Comanche | Comyn | Downing | Duster | Energy | Gustine | Hasse | Lake Proctor | Lamkin | Newburg | Proctor | Rucker | Sipe Springs | Vandyke
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Comanche | Comyn | Downing | Duster | Energy | Gustine | Hasse | Lake Proctor | Lamkin | Newburg | Proctor | Rucker | Sipe Springs | Vandyke  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
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*''Soda Springs Community Cemeteries'', by James &amp; Donna Chapman. Book tells the history of the families of this vanished community through the lives of those buried in the six cemeteries in the area: Taylor’s Chapel/Concord, Suggs, Copperas Creek, Martin Branch, Chaney, and Robertson. From Aaron to Wright, 670 individuals buried in the six cemeteries or living persons who have chosen their resting places and erected their tombstones are included in this volume. 420 Pages. Over 350 Pictures and Historical Photographs. Available from the [http://www.comanchepubliclibrary.com/books_sale.htm Comanche Public Library].
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*Amity Cemetery in Comanche County is included ''Rural Cemetery Inscriptions of Brown County Supplement ''updated 1970-2002. Available from the [http://www.browncountyhistory.org/books.html Brown County Historical Society]
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
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*[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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==== Churches ====
 
 
==== Church ====
 
  
 
*[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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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
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[[Texas, Comanche County Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Texas, Conamche County Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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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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*''Blazing the Way: Tales of Comanche County Pioneers'' by Eulalia Nabers Wells, 1942.
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*''Patchwork of Memories: Historical Sketches of Comanche County, Texas'' by the Comanche County Bicentennial Committee, 1976.
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*''Comanche County History: Comanche County Family Histories'', 2 volumes, by Fredda Davis Jones, 2008.
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*''101 Places to See in and Around Comanche,'' 101 contemporary views photographed by the 2008-09 students of the Comanche ISD Gifted and Talented Program, grades 1-5.&nbsp; Available from the [http://www.comanchepubliclibrary.com/books_sale.htm Comanche Public Library]
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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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  
 
*[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.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.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Comanche}}
  
 
*[http://thecomanchechief.com/ The Comanche Chief Newspaper] published weekly  
 
*[http://thecomanchechief.com/ The Comanche Chief Newspaper] published weekly  
*[http://deleonfreepress.com/ DeLeon Free Press]
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*[http://deleonfreepress.com/ DeLeon Free Press]  
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*[http://www.comanchepubliclibrary.com/oldnews.htm Early Comanche County Newspapers] excerpts from 1876-1930, from the Comanche Public Library website
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*Comanche County Newspapers on Microfilm, available for viewing at the [http://www.comanchepubliclibrary.com/ Comanche Public Library]:
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**Comanche Chief, 1879-1882, 1912-present.
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**De Leon Free Press, 1923-1940, 1947-present.
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**De Leon Monitor, Aug 1995-Dec 2001
 
*[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  
 
*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)  
 
*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)  
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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)
  
 
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==== Taxation ====
==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
  
*[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.  
 
*[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  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[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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== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.comanchecountytxgenealogy.org/ Comanche County Genealogical Society] meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Comanche County Historical Museum, 402 Moorman Road, Comanche, Texas<br>
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*[http://www.comanchepubliclibrary.com/ Comanche Public Library ]<br>311 N. Austin Street<br>Comanche, Texas 76442 <br>325-356-2122
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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>  ====
  
[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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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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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.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=193298&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Collingsworth&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Comanche|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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=== FamilySearch Historical Record Collections  ===
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An online collection conatining this record is located in[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1831470 FamilySearch.org]
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A wiki article describing this collection is found at:
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*[[Texas, Comanche County Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
 
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Comanche County

Comanche County Courthouse
County Courthouse
Comanche, TX 76442
Phone: 915.356.2655 

County Clerk has birth, death and burial records from 1903,
marriage records from 1856, probate records from 1897,
court records from 1934 and land records from 1859[1]

History

The area was part of the land grant to Stephen F. Austin, the first settlement was in 1854, development of area started about 1873.

Parent County

1856--Comanche County was created 25 January 1856 from Bosque and Coryell Counties. County seat: Comanche [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Comanche | Comyn | Downing | Duster | Energy | Gustine | Hasse | Lake Proctor | Lamkin | Newburg | Proctor | Rucker | Sipe Springs | Vandyke

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

  • Soda Springs Community Cemeteries, by James & Donna Chapman. Book tells the history of the families of this vanished community through the lives of those buried in the six cemeteries in the area: Taylor’s Chapel/Concord, Suggs, Copperas Creek, Martin Branch, Chaney, and Robertson. From Aaron to Wright, 670 individuals buried in the six cemeteries or living persons who have chosen their resting places and erected their tombstones are included in this volume. 420 Pages. Over 350 Pictures and Historical Photographs. Available from the Comanche Public Library.
  • Amity Cemetery in Comanche County is included Rural Cemetery Inscriptions of Brown County Supplement updated 1970-2002. Available from the Brown County Historical Society
  • Tombstone Transcription Project ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
  • Texas Historic Cemeteries ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
  • African American Cemeteries Online ~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
  • Cemetery Junction  ~  Links to cemetery transcriptions

Churches

Court

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Texas, Conamche County Probate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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 Comanche 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.

  • Blazing the Way: Tales of Comanche County Pioneers by Eulalia Nabers Wells, 1942.
  • Patchwork of Memories: Historical Sketches of Comanche County, Texas by the Comanche County Bicentennial Committee, 1976.
  • Comanche County History: Comanche County Family Histories, 2 volumes, by Fredda Davis Jones, 2008.
  • 101 Places to See in and Around Comanche, 101 contemporary views photographed by the 2008-09 students of the Comanche ISD Gifted and Talented Program, grades 1-5.  Available from the Comanche Public Library


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

Maps

Military

  • 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

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Comanche 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

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • Hidden Ancestors  Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Comanche 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).

FamilySearch Historical Record Collections

An online collection conatining this record is located inFamilySearch.org

A wiki article describing this collection is found at: