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Guide to '''Dallam County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Dallam 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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<br>{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Dallum County
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1876
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| founded date = November 19
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| seat wl = Dalhart
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| building address = Dallam County Courthouse<br>PO Box 1352<br>Dalhart, TX 79022
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== County Information ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.dallam.org/county/ Dallam County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 1352<br> Dalhart, TX 79022<br> Phone. 806.249.4751<br>
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County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage and court records from 1891, divorce records from 1892, <br>probate records from 1900 and land records from 1876<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dallam County, Texas. Page 662 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>
  
[http://www.dallam.org/county/ Dallam County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 1352<br> Dalhart, TX 79022<br> Phone. 806.249.4751&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage and court records from 1891, divorce records from 1892, <br>probate records from 1900 and land records from 1876<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dallam County, Texas. Page 662 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>
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'''County and District Clerk'''  
  
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P.O. Box 1352<br>Dalhart, Texas 79022<br>Phone: 806-244-4751<br> 
  
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Texline was named the county seat when Dallam County was organized in 1891.&nbsp; Ten years later the railroad came, and a new town, Dalhart, sprang up at the railroad crossing.&nbsp; In 1903, Dalhart became the county seat.&nbsp; Dallam County's first courthouse was built in 1891 in Texline.&nbsp; A second courthouse was built in Dalhart in 1903.&nbsp; The county's current courthouse, ''shown at right,'' was built in 1923.
  
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Dallam County Courthouse<br>County &amp; District Clerk <br>P.O. Box 1352<br>Dalhart, Tx. 79022<br>(806) 244-4751<br>
  
Texline was named the county seat when Dallam County was organized in 1891.&nbsp; Ten years later the railroad came, and a new town, Dalhart, sprang up at the railroad crossing.&nbsp; In 1903, Dalhart became the county seat.&nbsp; Dallam County's first courthouse was built in 1891 in Texline.&nbsp; A second courthouse was built in Dalhart in 1903.&nbsp; The county's current courthouse, ''shown at right,'' was built in 1923.
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[http://www.dallam.org/county/ Dallam County Government Website]
  
Dallam County Courthouse<br>County &amp; District Clerk - Terri Banks<br>P.O. Box 1352<br>Dalhart, Tx. 79022<br>(806) 244-4751<br>
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==== Dallam County, Texas Record Dates ====
  
[http://www.dallam.org/county/ Dallam County Government Website]  
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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%" align="center" |1891
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1876--'''Dallam County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District, but was not organized until 1891. '''County seat:''' Dalhart <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1876--'''Dallam County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District, but was not organized until 1891.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Dalhart <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== 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, Dallam, Dalhart|place|disp=Dalhart}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Dallam, Texline|place|disp=Texline}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Dalhart (partly in [[Hartley County, Texas|Hartley]] County) | Kerrick | Perico | Texline  
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Dalhart (partly in [[Hartley County, Texas Genealogy|Hartley]] County) | Kerrick | Perico | Texline  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Cimarron County, Oklahoma|Cimarron County, Oklahoma]]  
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[[Cimarron County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Cimarron County, Oklahoma]] {{•}} [[Hartley County, Texas Genealogy|Hartley]] {{•}} [[Moore County, Texas Genealogy|Moore]] {{•}} [[Sherman County, Texas Genealogy|Sherman]] {{•}} [[Union County, New Mexico Genealogy|Union County, New Mexico]]  
*[[Hartley County, Texas|Hartley]]  
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<center>{{TX Dallam County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Moore County, Texas|Moore]]  
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== Resources  ==
*[[Sherman County, Texas|Sherman]]  
 
*[[Union County, New Mexico|Union County, New Mexico]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== African American ====
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*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records] (images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/texas/dallam.html Dallam County Cemeteries] - USGenWeb Tombstone Project
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2575 FindAGrave] - transcription and photographs
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txdallam/cemeteries.html Dallam County Cemeteries] - TXGenWeb
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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://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=46&GScnty=2575&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2575 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |  [http://www.linkpendium.com/dallam-tx-genealogy/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Dallam+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/dallam.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/Dallam/ListDallam.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/dallam/dallamtoc.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/dallam/dallam-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=Dallam#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txdallam/cemeteries.html TXGenWeb Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=302728 Epodunk]
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txdallam/dalhart.htm Dalhart Churches] - TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txdallam/dalhart.htm Dalhart Churches] - TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/dallam/land/dallam.txt Original Land Owners of Texas] - USGenWeb Archives Project  
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{{TX Land}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/dallam/land/dallam.txt Original Land Owners of Texas] - USGenWeb Archives Project
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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}}
  
 
*''The Book of Years: A History of Dallam and Hartley Counties,'' 1969, by Lillie Mae Hunter.  
 
*''The Book of Years: A History of Dallam and Hartley Counties,'' 1969, by Lillie Mae Hunter.  
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==== 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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[[Image:Txdallam.jpg|right|400px|Txdallam.jpg]] <br>
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map].Texas Genweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/dallam/military/civilwar/pensions/dallmcsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications] - USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*'''1838 - 1900''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/texas/dallam.htm Dallam County, Texas World War II Casualties Army and Air Force] &nbsp;- &nbsp;Access Genealogy  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txdallam/heroesww2.html Heroes of WWII]&nbsp; - &nbsp; TXGenWeb&nbsp;
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=====Mexican-American War=====
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txdallam/army.html US Army Company A - 31st Battalion&nbsp;Fort Carson, CO,&nbsp;21 Nov 1957 to 13 Jan 1958-]TXGenWeb
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*'''1845-1848''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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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 Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index 
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/dallam/military/civilwar/pensions/dallmcsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications] - USGenWeb Archives Project
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=====World War I=====
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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
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=====World War II=====
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/texas/dallam.htm Dallam County, Texas World War II Casualties Army and Air Force] - Access Genealogy  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txdallam/heroesww2.html Heroes of WWII] - TXGenWeb  
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=====Vietnam War=====
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Dallam}}
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*'''1957 - 1958''' - [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txdallam/army.html US Army Company A - 31st Battalion Fort Carson, CO, 21 Nov 1957 to 13 Jan 1958-]TXGenWeb
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==== Newspapers ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Dallam}}  
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1800 – 2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}  
 
{{TX Vital Intro}}  
  
*[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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===== Birth  =====
*[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://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/dallam/vitals/marriages/ Marriages Dallam County] - USGenWeb Archives Project  
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/dallam/vitals/divorces/ Divorces Dallam County] - USGenWeb Archives Project
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] at FamilySearch - images and index
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] at FamilySearch - index
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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/1681052?collectionNameFilter=false 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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*'''1837-1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977] at FamilySearch - index
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*'''1966-2002''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/dallam/vitals/marriages/ Marriages, Dallam County] at USGenWeb Archives Project
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*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2031191?collectionNameFilter=false 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://familysearch.org/search/collection/1983324?collectionNameFilter=false Texas Death Records, 1890–1976] at FamilySearch - index and images
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*'''1903-1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas, Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973] at FamilySearch - index
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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] at FamilySearch - index
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*'''1964-1998''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1375599?collectionNameFilter=false Texas Death Index, 1964-1998] at FamilySearch - index  
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*'''1977-1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths, 1977-1986}} at FamilySearch — index and images
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1968-2001''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/dallam/vitals/divorces/ Divorces, Dallam County] - USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*'''1968-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records 1968-2005] (index) - Hidden Ancestors<br>
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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, Divorce Index, 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
  
Dallam-Hartley Library<br>420 Denrock Ave.<br>Dalhart, TX 79022 <br>1-806-874-3685  
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Dallam-Hartley Library<br>420 Denrock Ave.<br>Dalhart, TX 79022 <br>1-806-874-3685
  
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
*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://usgenweb.org/ USGenWeb project] - May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txdallam/military.html TXGenWeb] - transcriptions and photographs  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txdallam/military.html TXGenWeb] - transcriptions and photographs  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/dallam/dallamtoc.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] &nbsp;- &nbsp;transcriptions and photographs  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/dallam/dallamtoc.htm USGenWeb Archives Project] &nbsp;- &nbsp;transcriptions and photographs  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Dallam|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas Dallam|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.
  
 
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Dallam County

Guide to Dallam 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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Founded November 19, 1876
County Seat Dalhart
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Address Dallam County Courthouse
PO Box 1352
Dalhart, TX 79022
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County Information


County Courthouse

Dallam County Courthouse
PO Box 1352
Dalhart, TX 79022
Phone. 806.249.4751
County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage and court records from 1891, divorce records from 1892,
probate records from 1900 and land records from 1876[1]

County and District Clerk

P.O. Box 1352
Dalhart, Texas 79022
Phone: 806-244-4751

Texline was named the county seat when Dallam County was organized in 1891.  Ten years later the railroad came, and a new town, Dalhart, sprang up at the railroad crossing.  In 1903, Dalhart became the county seat.  Dallam County's first courthouse was built in 1891 in Texline.  A second courthouse was built in Dalhart in 1903.  The county's current courthouse, shown at right, was built in 1923.

Dallam County Courthouse
County & District Clerk
P.O. Box 1352
Dalhart, Tx. 79022
(806) 244-4751

Dallam County Government Website

Dallam County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1891 1890 1891 1891


History

Parent County

1876--Dallam County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District, but was not organized until 1891.

  • County seat: Dalhart [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Dalhart (partly in Hartley County) | Kerrick | Perico | Texline

Neighboring Counties

Cimarron County, Oklahoma  • Hartley  • Moore  • Sherman  • Union County, New Mexico

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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
Linkpendium WorldCat Tombstone Project
Billion Graves (name) Cemeteries of TX
GenWeb Archives Texas Cemeteries
Billion Graves (cemetery) Names in Stone
TXGenWeb Cemeteries Epodunk
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1890112
190014630.4%
19104,0012,640.4%
19204,52813.2%
19307,83072.9%
19406,494−17.1%
19507,64017.6%
19606,302−17.5%
19706,012−4.6%
19806,5318.6%
19905,461−16.4%
20006,22213.9%
20106,7037.7%


Church

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 Dallam 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.

  • The Book of Years: A History of Dallam and Hartley Counties, 1969, by Lillie Mae Hunter.
  • Hartley County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

Maps

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Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War

Online Records

World War I
World War II
Vietnam War

Newspapers

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

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

Probate

Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

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 

Dallam-Hartley Library
420 Denrock Ave.
Dalhart, TX 79022
1-806-874-3685

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

  • USGenWeb project - May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • TXGenWeb - transcriptions and photographs
  • USGenWeb Archives Project  -  transcriptions and photographs
  • FamilySearch Catalog The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Dallam County, Texas. Page 662 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).