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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]] Denton County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Denton County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| founded date = April 11
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
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[http://www.co.denton.tx.us/ Denton County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 2187; <br>Denton, TX 76202<br> Phoen: 940.349.2021 <br><br>  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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County Clerk has birth, death, and burial records from 1903, <br>marriage, probate, court and land records form 1876; <br>District Clerk has divorce records form 1876<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Denton County, Texas. Page 662 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
[[Image:TexasDentonCourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px]]  
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[[Image:TexasDentonCourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|400px|TexasDentonCourthouse.jpg]]  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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[http://dentoncounty.com/history.asp Denton County History]
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1875--'''Courthouse and almost all county records were destroyed by fire in December 1875.  
 
'''1875--'''Courthouse and almost all county records were destroyed by fire in December 1875.  
 
[http://dentoncounty.com/history.asp Local History]
 
 
http://dentoncounty.com/history.asp
 
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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*[[Tarrant County, Texas|Tarrant]]  
 
*[[Tarrant County, Texas|Tarrant]]  
 
*[[Wise County, Texas|Wise]]
 
*[[Wise County, Texas|Wise]]
 
== Resources  ==
 
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argyle,_Texas Argyle ]<br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aubrey,_Texas Aubrey ]<br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartonville,_Texas Bartonville ]<br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartonville,_Texas Bolivar] <br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrollton,_Texas Carrollton †] <br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coppell,_Texas Coppell † ]<br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copper_Canyon Copper Canyon ]<br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corinth,_Texas Corinth ]<br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corral_City,_Texas Corral City] <br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_Roads,_Texas Cross Roads] <br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas,_Texas Dallas †] <br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denton,_Texas Denton ]<br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DISH,_Texas DISH ]<br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Oak,_Texas Double Oak ]<br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabethtown,_Texas Elizabethtown ]<br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flower_Mound,_Texas Flower Mound] <br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Worth,_Texas Fort Worth † ]<br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frisco,_Texas Frisco † ]<br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackberry,_Texas Hackberry ]<br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haslet,_Texas Haslet † ]<br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebron,_Texas Hebron ]<br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hickory_Creek,_Texas Hickory Creek ]<br>• Highland Village <br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin,_Texas Justin ]<br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krugerville,_Texas Krugerville ]<br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krum,_Texas Krum ]<br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Dallas,_Texas Lake Dallas ]<br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakewood_Village,_Texas Lakewood Village ]<br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisville,_Texas Lewisville] <br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Park,_Texas Lincoln Park ]<br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Elm,_Texas Little Elm ]<br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northlake,_Texas Northlake ]<br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_Point,_Texas Oak Point] <br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilot_Point,_Texas Pilot Point] <br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plano,_Texas Plano †] <br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponder,_Texas Ponder ]<br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosper,_Texas Prosper † ]<br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roanoke,_Texas Roanoke ]<br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanger,_Texas Sanger ]<br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shady_Shores,_Texas Shady Shores ]<br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southlake,_Texas Southlake † ]<br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Colony,_Texas The Colony] <br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Colony,_Texas Trophy Club] <br>• [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westlake,_Texas Westlake †]
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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argyle,_Texas Argyle] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aubrey,_Texas Aubrey] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartonville,_Texas Bartonville] |[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartonville,_Texas Bolivar] |[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrollton,_Texas Carrollton] |[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coppell,_Texas Coppell] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copper_Canyon Copper Canyon] |[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corinth,_Texas Corinth] |[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corral_City,_Texas Corral City] |[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_Roads,_Texas Cross Roads] |[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas,_Texas Dallas] |[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denton,_Texas Denton] |[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DISH,_Texas Dish] |[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double_Oak,_Texas Double Oak] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabethtown,_Texas Elizabethtown] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flower_Mound,_Texas Flower Mound] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Worth,_Texas Fort Worth] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frisco,_Texas Frisco] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackberry,_Texas Hackberry] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haslet,_Texas Haslet] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hebron,_Texas Hebron] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hickory_Creek,_Texas Hickory Creek] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Highland_Village,_Texas Highland Village] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justin,_Texas Justin] |[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krugerville,_Texas Krugerville] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krum,_Texas Krum] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Dallas,_Texas Lake Dallas] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakewood_Village,_Texas Lakewood Village] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisville,_Texas Lewisville] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Park,_Texas Lincoln Park] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Elm,_Texas Little Elm] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northlake,_Texas Northlake] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak_Point,_Texas Oak Point] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilot_Point,_Texas Pilot Point] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plano,_Texas Plano] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponder,_Texas Ponder] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prosper,_Texas Prosper] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roanoke,_Texas Roanoke] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanger,_Texas Sanger] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shady_Shores,_Texas Shady Shores] |[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southlake,_Texas Southlake] |[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Colony,_Texas The Colony] |[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Colony,_Texas Trophy Club] | [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westlake,_Texas Westlake] †  
  
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† only a small part of the city extends into Denton County.
  
<ref>Wikipedia.com</ref>
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== Resources  ==
  
Cemeteries  
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==== Cemeteries ====
  
 
*[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  
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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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Individual cemeteries:
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=159131 Bolivar Cemetery, Bolivar] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=106323 Sanger Cemetery, Sanger] BillionGraves
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Wiki articles;
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*[[Furneaux Cemetery, Carrollton, Denton County, Texas|Furneaux Cemetery, Carrollton]]
  
==== Church ====
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==== Churches ====
  
 
*[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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==== Land ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
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*''History and Reminiscences of Denton County, 1918'' by Edward Franklin Bates (reprinted 1976),&nbsp; an overview of Denton County including the history of various time periods and specific aspects of the area as well as reminiscences of citizens. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth61103/m1 Read the book online] from The Portal to Texas History.
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*''History of Denton, Texas, from Its Beginning to 1960'', 1978, by C. A. Bridges.
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hed05 Denton County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
 
*[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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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Denton}}
  
 
*[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://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
 
*[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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==== &nbsp;Probate  ====
 
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
 
*[http://dentoncounty.com/dept/main.asp?Dept=22 Probate Court]
 
*[http://dentoncounty.com/dept/main.asp?Dept=22 Probate Court]
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==== 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://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1457854 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.  
 
*[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  ==
  
*Libraries in Denton County, Texas&nbsp;
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*Libraries in Denton County, Texas [http://dentoncounty.com/other/libraries.asp dentoncounty.com/other/libraries.asp]&nbsp;  
 
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*Genealogy Society Information and Activities of Denton&nbsp;County, Texas&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txdcgs/ www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txdcgs/]
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://dentoncounty.com/other/libraries.asp dentoncounty.com/other/libraries.asp]&nbsp;
 
  
&nbsp;Genealogy Society In formation and Activities of Denton&nbsp;County, Texas
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txdcgs/ www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txdcgs/]  
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Carrollton Texas Family History Center]]
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*[[Denton Texas Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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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://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[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=193369&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Denton&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Denton|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Revision as of 16:20, 1 April 2013

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

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County Courthouse

Denton County Courthouse
PO Box 2187;
Denton, TX 76202
Phoen: 940.349.2021

County Clerk has birth, death, and burial records from 1903,
marriage, probate, court and land records form 1876;
District Clerk has divorce records form 1876[1]

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History

Denton County History

Parent County

1846--Denton County was created 11 April 1846 from Fannin County. County seat: Denton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1875--Courthouse and almost all county records were destroyed by fire in December 1875.

Places/Localities

Neighboring Counties

Populated Places

Argyle | Aubrey | Bartonville |Bolivar |Carrollton † |Coppell † | Copper Canyon |Corinth |Corral City |Cross Roads |Dallas † |Denton |Dish |Double Oak | Elizabethtown | Flower Mound | Fort Worth † | Frisco † | Hackberry | Haslet † | Hebron | Hickory Creek | Highland Village | Justin |Krugerville | Krum | Lake Dallas | Lakewood Village | Lewisville | Lincoln Park | Little Elm | Northlake | Oak Point | Pilot Point | Plano † | Ponder | Prosper † | Roanoke | Sanger | Shady Shores |Southlake † |The Colony |Trophy Club | Westlake

† only a small part of the city extends into Denton County.

Resources

Cemeteries

Individual cemeteries:

Wiki articles;

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

  • History and Reminiscences of Denton County, 1918 by Edward Franklin Bates (reprinted 1976),  an overview of Denton County including the history of various time periods and specific aspects of the area as well as reminiscences of citizens. Read the book online from The Portal to Texas History.
  • History of Denton, Texas, from Its Beginning to 1960, 1978, by C. A. Bridges.
  • Denton County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • 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 Denton County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

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

Obituaries

 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.

Taxation

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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