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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties E|Counties E]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Erath County'' <br>{{Adoption Hidden Ancestors}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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Guide to '''Erath 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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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Erath County
 
| county = Erath County
 
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| founded date = January 25
 
| founded date = January 25
 
| seat wl = Stephenville
 
| seat wl = Stephenville
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== County Information ==
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=== County Courthouse ===
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[http://co.erath.tx.us/ Erath County Courthouse]<br> 100 W Washington Street<br> Stephenville, TX 76401<br> Phone: 254.965.1482
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<br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage records from 1869 probate records from <br>1876 and land records from 1867<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Erath County, Texas. Page 663 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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'''County Clerk'''
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100 W. Washington<br>Stephenville 76401<br>Phone: 254-965-1482<br>Fax: 254-965-5732
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'''District Clerk'''
  
== County Courthouse<br>  ==
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112 W College<br>Stephenville 76401<br>Phone: 254-965-1482 <br>Fax: 254-965-7156<br>
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==== Erath County, Texas Record Dates ====
  
[http://co.erath.tx.us/ Erath County Courthouse]<br> 100 W Washington Street<br> Stephenville, TX 76401<br> Phone: 254.965.1482 <br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage records from 1869 probate records from <br>1876 and land records from 1867<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Erath County, Texas. Page 663 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
Permanent settlers arrived in Stephenville in 1854.  
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'''1854--'''Permanent settlers arrived in Stephenville in 1854.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1856--'''Erath County was created 25 January 1856 from [[Bosque County, Texas|Bosque]] and [[Coryell County, Texas|Coryell]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Stephenville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1856--'''Erath County was created 25 January 1856 from [[Bosque County, Texas Genealogy|Bosque]] and [[Coryell County, Texas Genealogy|Coryell]] Counties.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Stephenville <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1866--'''Courthouse and most of the county records were destroyed by fire in the summer of 1866.  
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'''1866--'''Courthouse and most of the county records were destroyed by fire in the summer of 1866.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Erath, Bluff Dale|place|disp=Bluff Dale}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Erath, Clairette|place|disp=Clairette}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Erath, Dublin|place|disp=Dublin}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Erath, Morgan Mill|place|disp=Morgan Mill}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Erath, Patilo|place|disp=Patilo}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Erath, Purves|place|disp=Purves}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Erath, Stephenville|place|disp=Stephenville}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Erath, Thurber|place|disp=Thurber}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bosque County, Texas|Bosque]]  
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[[Bosque County, Texas Genealogy|Bosque]] {{•}} [[Comanche County, Texas Genealogy|Comanche]] {{•}} [[Eastland County, Texas Genealogy|Eastland]] {{•}} [[Hamilton County, Texas Genealogy|Hamilton]] {{•}} [[Hood County, Texas Genealogy|Hood]] {{•}} [[Palo Pinto County, Texas Genealogy|Palo Pinto]] {{•}} [[Somervell County, Texas Genealogy|Somervell]]  
*[[Comanche County, Texas|Comanche]]  
 
*[[Eastland County, Texas|Eastland]]  
 
*[[Hamilton County, Texas|Hamilton]]  
 
*[[Hood County, Texas|Hood]]  
 
*[[Palo Pinto County, Texas|Palo Pinto]]  
 
*[[Somervell County, Texas|Somervell]]
 
  
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<center>{{TXErath County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots] ~ USGenWeb  
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy  
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas] ~ African Ancestored Genealogy  
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy] ~ Access Genealogy  
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*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records] (images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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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://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=46&GScnty=2591&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|476413|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2591 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |  [http://www.linkpendium.com/erath-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Erath+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/erath.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/Erath/ListErath.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/cemetery.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/erath/erath-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=Erath&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=72 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txerath/cem/cemeteries.htm TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22647&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=55&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/tx/erath.htm Interment]
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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''Additional Cemetery Sources''
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/cemetery.htm Erath County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
 
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/erathph.html Erath County Cemetery Photographs&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/erathph.html Erath County Cemetery Photographs&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txerath/cem/cemeteries.htm Erath County Cemetery List] from the Erath County TXGenWeb site
 
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pairplace2/erathcounty.htm Erath County Cemeteries], transcriptions and photographs of each headstone for: Beth Haven, Cow Creek, Lowell, Lower School Hill, Round Grove, School Hill, and Victor Cemeteries and Old Dublin Memorial Park.  
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pairplace2/erathcounty.htm Erath County Cemeteries], transcriptions and photographs of each headstone for: Beth Haven, Cow Creek, Lowell, Lower School Hill, Round Grove, School Hill, and Victor Cemeteries and Old Dublin Memorial Park.  
*[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://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[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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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/taxlists/1856-57.txt 1856-1857 Tax Rolls]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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{{US Census population
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/census/1900part.txt 1900 Federal Census, partial&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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|1860= 2425
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/census/p115.txt 1900 Federal Census -Prect 2 Page 115-Davies]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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|1870= 1801
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/census/1900erth.txt 1900 Federal Census - Prect 1 Pages 1A-21B]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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|1880= 11796
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|1890= 21584
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|1900= 29966
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|1910= 32095
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|1920= 28385
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|1930= 20804
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|1940= 20760
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|1950= 18434
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|1960= 16236
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|1970= 18141
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|1980= 22560
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|1990= 27991
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|2000= 33001
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*'''1856-1857''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/taxlists/1856-57.txt Tax Rolls] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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*'''1900''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/census/1900part.txt Federal Census, partial] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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*'''1900''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/census/p115.txt Federal Census -Prect 2 Page 115-Davies] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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*'''1900''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/census/1900erth.txt Federal Census - Prect 1 Pages 1A-21B] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txerath/church/church.htm Erath County Churches]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txerath/church/church.htm Erath County Churches]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/deeds/erath.txt Land Abstract Indicies&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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{{TX Land}}
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/deeds/1867.txt Partial Index for Deeds 1867-1890]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/deeds/erath.txt Land Abstract Indicies&nbsp;] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*'''1867-1890''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/deeds/1867.txt Partial Index for Deeds] ~ TXGenWeb
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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*'''1906-1989''' {{RecordSearch|1389983|Texas, Naturalization Records}} — index and images
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txerath/bios/bios.htm Biographies of Erath County Residents]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txerath/bios/bios.htm Biographies of Erath County Residents]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txerath.jpg|400px|Txerath.jpg]]
  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/texas/countymap/erath.jpg Erath County Map&nbsp; ]~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/texas/countymap/erath.jpg Erath County Map&nbsp; ]~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/military/pensions/civilwar/erathngt.txt CSA&nbsp;Indigent Families]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;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://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/military/pensions/civilwar/erathcsa.txt CSA&nbsp;Pension List&nbsp; ]~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[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] ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[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.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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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 Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index 
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/military/pensions/civilwar/erathngt.txt CSA Indigent Families] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/military/pensions/civilwar/erathcsa.txt CSA Pension List ]~ 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
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Erath}}
  
 
*[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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txerath/obits/obits.htm Erath County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txerath/obits/obits.htm Erath County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
 
*[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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==== 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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{{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 $
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] ~ Ancestry.com (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/taxlists/1856-57.txt 1856-1857 Tax Rolls]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; &nbsp;TXGenWeb
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
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*'''1856-1857''' [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/taxlists/1856-57.txt Tax Rolls] ~ TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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===== Birth  =====
*[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
 
  
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>  
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index] (index)- FamilySearch<br>
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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] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1837-1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages] - FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837-1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records] - FamilySearch. Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.<br>
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*'''1837-1977''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1966-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records] - Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages] - FamilySearch record collection
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===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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*'''1890-1976''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records [with images]] Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
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*'''1903-1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials] (index) - FamilySearch
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*'''1903-1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates] 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''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1964-1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index] [[(FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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*'''1977-1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1968-2005''' [http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records]  Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1968-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1850-1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas 1850 - 1930
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Dublin Public Library<br>206 W Blackjack St<br>Dublin, TX 76446<br>Phone: (254) 445-4141<br>[http://www.dublinlibrary.org/ Website]  
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'''Erath County Genealogical Society'''<br>174 North Columbia<br>Stephenville 76401<br><br>
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'''Erath County Genealogical Society'''<br> Dublin Public Library<br>206 W Blackjack St<br>Dublin, TX 76446<br>Telephone Number: 254-445-4141<br>[http://www.dublinlibrary.org/ Website]  
  
<br>Stephenville Public Library<br>174 N Columbia St<br>Stephenville, TX 76401<br>Phone: (254) 918-1240<br>[http://www.ci.stephenville.tx.us/services/library/index.htm Website]  
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'''Stephenville Public Library'''<br>174 N Columbia St<br>Stephenville, TX 76401<br>Telephone Number: 254-918-1240<br>[http://www.ci.stephenville.tx.us/services/library/index.htm Website]  
  
 
==== Family History Centers'''<br>'''  ====
 
==== Family History Centers'''<br>'''  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Stephenville Texas Family History Center]]
 
*[[Stephenville Texas Family History Center]]
  
<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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*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/eratoc.htm Erath County Archives&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/erath/eratoc.htm Erath County Archives&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txerath/ Erath County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txerath/ Erath County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[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://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Erath|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas Erath|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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Latest revision as of 17:13, 3 October 2017

United States
Texas
Erath County

Guide to Erath 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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Erath County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 25, 1856
County Seat Stephenville
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County Information


County Courthouse

Erath County Courthouse
100 W Washington Street
Stephenville, TX 76401
Phone: 254.965.1482


County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1869 probate records from
1876 and land records from 1867[1]

County Clerk

100 W. Washington
Stephenville 76401
Phone: 254-965-1482
Fax: 254-965-5732

District Clerk

112 W College
Stephenville 76401
Phone: 254-965-1482
Fax: 254-965-7156

Erath County, Texas Record Dates

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

History

1854--Permanent settlers arrived in Stephenville in 1854.

Parent County

1856--Erath County was created 25 January 1856 from Bosque and Coryell Counties.

  • County seat: Stephenville [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1866--Courthouse and most of the county records were destroyed by fire in the summer of 1866.

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Bosque  • Comanche  • Eastland  • Hamilton  • Hood  • Palo Pinto  • Somervell


Stephens CountyPalo Pinto CountyParker CountyEastland CountyErath CountyHood CountySomervell CountyBrown CountyComanche CountyHamilton CountyBosque CountyTX Erath.JPG

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) TX Gravestones
TXGenWeb Epodunk
Names in Stone Interment
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18602,425
18701,801−25.7%
188011,796555.0%
189021,58483.0%
190029,96638.8%
191032,0957.1%
192028,385−11.6%
193020,804−26.7%
194020,760−0.2%
195018,434−11.2%
196016,236−11.9%
197018,14111.7%
198022,56024.4%
199027,99124.1%
200033,00117.9%
201037,89014.8%

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.


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 Erath 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.

Maps

Txerath.jpg

Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War

Online Records

World War I

Newspapers

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

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

Erath County Genealogical Society
174 North Columbia
Stephenville 76401

Erath County Genealogical Society
Dublin Public Library
206 W Blackjack St
Dublin, TX 76446
Telephone Number: 254-445-4141
Website

Stephenville Public Library
174 N Columbia St
Stephenville, TX 76401
Telephone Number: 254-918-1240
Website

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.


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

Websites

  • Erath County Archives  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project
  • Erath County  ~  TXGenWeb
  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
  • 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), Erath County, Texas. Page 663 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).