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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties D|Counties D]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Deaf Smith County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Deaf Smith County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| county = Deaf Smith County
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| custom_text = <center>Jo Branch, County Coordinator<br>[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txdeafsmith/index.html Deaf Smith Co TXGenWeb]<center>
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| county_map = Tx-deaf-smith.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 = Hereford
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.deaf-smith.tx.us/ips/cms/ Deaf Smith County Courthouse]<br>235 E. 3rd St., Room 203<br>Hereford, TX 79045-5515<br>Phone 806-363-7077 - 806-364-1746<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br>marriage, probate and court records from 1891,<br>land records from 1882 and military discharge records<br>from 1919; District Clerk has divorce records and doctor<br>records from 1903<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Deaf Smith 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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The County Clerk's Office is the record keeper of the county. The county records include birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, military discharges, land records, real estate records, property records, probate and civil filings.
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The Deaf Smith County Clerk has&nbsp;court records, land records, probate records and marriage records&nbsp;from 1890, as well as birth and death records from 1903.
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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Deaf Smith County was named for Erastus "Deaf" Smith, a famous scout of the Texas Revolution.
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1876--'''Deaf Smith County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar District. '''County seat:''' Hereford <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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Deaf Smith County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar District, but was not organized until 1 December 1890. '''County seats:''' LaPlata, 1890-1898; Hereford, 1898-present <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;<ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Deaf Smith County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcd04</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Ayr | Bippus | Bootleg | Dawn | Ford | Glenrio | Hereford | Kelso | LaPlata | Milo Center | Simms | Westway | Wyche
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[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txdeafsmith/resources/cit-co.htm Cities, Towns and Communities] - Deaf Smith Co, TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Biographies  ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txdeafsmith/bios/aten-ira.htm Ira Aten] Deaf Smith Co, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txdeafsmith/bios/cook-jim.htm Jim Cook] Deaf Smith Co, TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txdeafsmith/bios/deaf-smith.htm Deaf Smith] Deaf Smith Co, TXGenWeb<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txdeafsmith/cems/cems.htm Cemeteries of Deaf Smith County] - TXGenWeb
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/texas/deafsmith.html Deaf Smith County] - TXGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project
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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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==== Census  ====
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[http://www.us-census.org/states/texas/d-tx.htm USGenWeb Census Project] - Deaf Smith County, TX
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==== Churches ====
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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  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txdeafsmith/history.html Deaf Smith County History] - TXGenWeb
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*''The land and its people, 1876-1981: Deaf Smith County, Texas,'' 1982 by the Deaf Smith County Historical Society, a history book featuring local history, photographs, illustrations, and biographies. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16010/m1 Digital book online] from The Portal to Texas History.
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*''A History of Deaf Smith County'', 1964, by Bessie Patterson.&nbsp; [http://texashistory.unt.edu/permalink/meta-pth-16011 Digital book on line] from the Portal to Texas History.<br>
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*''Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Hustlin' Heritage 75,'' 1973 by the Hereford Jubilee Book Committee, a brief history of the town of Hereford with pages devoted to individuals, organizations, and businesses. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46554/m1/ Digital book online] from the Portal to Texas History.<br>
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*''Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Texas, ''1970 by the Hereford Chamber of Commerce, a brief sketch of the city of Hereford, Texas with photographs. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46549/?q=deaf%20smith Digital book online] from the Portal to Texas History.<br>
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*''Hereford Tornado,'' 1971, by Mike Waltrip, a brief description of the damages caused by the tornado that hit Hereford, Texas on April 19, 1971, followed by photographs of the damage that occurred throughout the town. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46552/?q=deaf%20smith Digital book online] from the Portal to Texas History.<br>
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcd04 Deaf Smith County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online
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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 TXGenweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txdeafsmith/military.htm Military Files for Deaf Smith Co], TXGenWeb
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**Civil War Links, USGenWeb Archives
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**Draft Registration, USGenWeb Archives
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**World War II Missing and Dead; Deaf Smith Co, TXGenWeb
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**Korean War Fatal Casualties; Deaf Smith Co, TXGenWeb
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**Vietnam War Fatal Casualties; Deaf Smith Co, 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  ====
 
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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
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==== Photographs  ====
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*[http://www.txgenweb5.org/txdeafsmith/photos.htm Photographs relating to Deaf Smith Co], TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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The Deaf Smith County Clerk probate records. They are located at 235 E. 3rd St., Room 203, Hereford, TX 79045-5515; Telephone: 806-363-7077 .
  
 
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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://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.  
*[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
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Deaf Smith County Library<br>211 E 4th St<br>Hereford, TX 79045<br>Phone: (806)364-1206<br>[http://www.hlc-lib.org/hereford/index.html Website]
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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>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== 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://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193366&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Deaf+Smith&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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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+Deaf+Smith|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Guide to Deaf Smith County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Facts
Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Hereford
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County Courthouse

Deaf Smith County Courthouse
235 E. 3rd St., Room 203
Hereford, TX 79045-5515
Phone 806-363-7077 - 806-364-1746

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, probate and court records from 1891,
land records from 1882 and military discharge records
from 1919; District Clerk has divorce records and doctor
records from 1903[1]


The County Clerk's Office is the record keeper of the county. The county records include birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, military discharges, land records, real estate records, property records, probate and civil filings.

The Deaf Smith County Clerk has court records, land records, probate records and marriage records from 1890, as well as birth and death records from 1903.

History

Deaf Smith County was named for Erastus "Deaf" Smith, a famous scout of the Texas Revolution.

Parent County

Deaf Smith County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar District, but was not organized until 1 December 1890. County seats: LaPlata, 1890-1898; Hereford, 1898-present [2] [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Ayr | Bippus | Bootleg | Dawn | Ford | Glenrio | Hereford | Kelso | LaPlata | Milo Center | Simms | Westway | Wyche

Cities, Towns and Communities - Deaf Smith Co, TXGenWeb

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biographies

Cemeteries

Census

USGenWeb Census Project - Deaf Smith County, TX

Churches

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • Deaf Smith County History - TXGenWeb
  • The land and its people, 1876-1981: Deaf Smith County, Texas, 1982 by the Deaf Smith County Historical Society, a history book featuring local history, photographs, illustrations, and biographies. Digital book online from The Portal to Texas History.
  • A History of Deaf Smith County, 1964, by Bessie Patterson.  Digital book on line from the Portal to Texas History.
  • Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Hustlin' Heritage 75, 1973 by the Hereford Jubilee Book Committee, a brief history of the town of Hereford with pages devoted to individuals, organizations, and businesses. Digital book online from the Portal to Texas History.
  • Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Texas, 1970 by the Hereford Chamber of Commerce, a brief sketch of the city of Hereford, Texas with photographs. Digital book online from the Portal to Texas History.
  • Hereford Tornado, 1971, by Mike Waltrip, a brief description of the damages caused by the tornado that hit Hereford, Texas on April 19, 1971, followed by photographs of the damage that occurred throughout the town. Digital book online from the Portal to Texas History.
  • Deaf Smith County History from the Handbook of Texas Online
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Military

  • Military Files for Deaf Smith Co, TXGenWeb
    • Civil War Links, USGenWeb Archives
    • Draft Registration, USGenWeb Archives
    • World War II Missing and Dead; Deaf Smith Co, TXGenWeb
    • Korean War Fatal Casualties; Deaf Smith Co, TXGenWeb
    • Vietnam War Fatal Casualties; Deaf Smith Co, TXGenWeb
  • 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

Obituaries

Photographs

Probate

The Deaf Smith County Clerk probate records. They are located at 235 E. 3rd St., Room 203, Hereford, TX 79045-5515; Telephone: 806-363-7077 .

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Deaf Smith County Library
211 E 4th St
Hereford, TX 79045
Phone: (806)364-1206
Website

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), Deaf Smith 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).
  3. Handbook of Texas Online: Deaf Smith County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcd04