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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Texas|Texas]]&nbsp;&gt; [[Texas Counties F|Counties F]] &gt; Fannin County'' <br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties F|Counties F]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Fannin County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Fannin County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Fannin County
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| county_map = Tx-fannin.png
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| state = Texas
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| state_map = Texas.png
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| founded year = 1837
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| founded date = December 14
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| seat wl = Bonham
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.fannin.tx.us/ips/cms Fannin County Courthouse]<br> 101 Sam Rayburn Drive<br> Bonham, TX 75418<br> Phone: 903.583.7486 <br><br>County Clerk has birth records from 1903 with a few 1874-1876, <br>death records from 1903, marriage records from 1852, probate,<br> land and court records from 1838<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fannin County, Texas. Page 663 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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The first permanent settlement was at Tulip in 1836.  
 
The first permanent settlement was at Tulip in 1836.  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1837--'''Fannin County was created 14 December 1837 from [[Red_River_County,_Texas|Red River]] County. '''County seat:''' Bonham <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1837--'''Fannin County was created 14 December 1837 from [[Red River County, Texas|Red River]] County. '''County seat:''' Bonham <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Fannin County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/texas/tx-maps.html border changes]. The county borders have not changed since 1846.<br>
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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'''1929''' -- Courthouse caught fire on December 31, 1929.&nbsp; Records in the District Clerk's office and County Clerk's office were saved.&nbsp; Many other county records were destroyed.&nbsp; The courthouse was rebuilt.<ref>Bonham, TX Fannin County Courthouse Fire, Dec 1929 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/10007/bonham-tx-courthouse-fire-dec-1929</ref>
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bryan County, Oklahoma|Bryan County, Oklahoma]]
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*[[Bryan County, Oklahoma|Bryan County, Oklahoma]]  
 
*[[Collin County, Texas|Collin]]  
 
*[[Collin County, Texas|Collin]]  
*[[Delta_County,_Texas|Delta]]
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*[[Delta County, Texas|Delta]]  
 
*[[Grayson County, Texas|Grayson]]  
 
*[[Grayson County, Texas|Grayson]]  
 
*[[Hunt County, Texas|Hunt]]  
 
*[[Hunt County, Texas|Hunt]]  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/cemeteries.htm Fannin County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.txfannin.org/cemeteries.php Cemeteries of Fannin County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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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.txfannin.org/census.php?type=slaves&year=1840 1840 Texas Slave Holders]
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*[http://www.txfannin.org/census.php?type=slaves&year=1850 1850 Fannin County Slave Holders]
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*[http://www.txfannin.org/census.php?type=deaths&year=1850 1850 Fannin County Mortality Index]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/census/1850/index/indx-a-j.txt 1850 Fannin County Census A-J]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/census/1850/index/indx-k-z.txt 1850 Fannin County Census K-Z]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/census/1850/pg0142a.txt 1850 Fannin County Census 142a - 153b]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/census/1850/pg0154a.txt 1850 Fannin County Census 154a - 166a]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/census/1850/pg0166b.txt 1850 Fannin County Census 166b - 178b]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/census/1850/pg0179a.txt 1850 Fannin County Census 179a - End]
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*[http://www.txfannin.org/census.php?type=slaves&year=1860 1860 Texas Slave Holders]
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*[http://www.txfannin.org/census.php?type=deaths&year=1860 1860 Mortality Index]
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*[http://www.txfannin.org/census.php?type=index 1860 Fannin County Census Index] with active links to images
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*1860 Fannin County Census - Partial Transcription
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/census/1860/1860fed.txt 1860 Census - 168A to 184A]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/census/1860/pg00028.txt 1860 Census - 185A to 194A]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/census/1860/pg00158.txt 1860 Census - 194B to 204A]
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*[http://www.txfannin.org/census.php?type=deaths&year=1870 1870 Fannin County Mortality Index]
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=== Church  ===
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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  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/land/fannin.txt Land Abstract Indicies] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_in_Texas Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Wikipedia
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://www.txfannin.org/maps.php Fannin County Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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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://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/military/civilwar/pensions/fannicsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/military/civilwar/pensions/fanningt.txt Confederate Indigent Families List&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/fannin/military/wwii/wwii.txt Fightin' Men of Texas, WWII]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.txfannin.org/militaryinfo.php Fannin County Interments with War Related Inscriptions]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;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.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*Wikipedia has a list of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives online newspaper archives] for Texas.
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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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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=22139 {{nowrap|The Paris News}}] from 1925 that may include residents from Fannin County.
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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
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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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.
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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
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Bertha Voyer Memorial Library<br>500 N 6th St<br>Honey Grove, TX 75446<br>Phone: (903) 378-2206<br>[http://www.honeygrove.org/ Website]
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<br>Bonham Public Library<br>305 E 5th St<br>Bonham, TX 75418<br>Phone: (903) 583-3128<br>[http://bonhamtx.booksys.net/ Website]
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<br>Leonard Public Library<br>102 S Main<br>Leonard, TX 75452<br>Phone: (903) 587-2391
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==== Family History Center  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Bonham Texas Family History Center]]
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Texas Hwy 78 South<br>Bonham, Fannin, Texas, United States<br>Phone: 903-583-4949<br><br>[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  ==
 
== 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://www.txfannin.org/ Fannin County TXGenWeb site]
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193423&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Fannin&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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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.  
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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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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Fannin|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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== References  ==
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== References ==
 
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[[Category:Fannin_County,_Texas]]
 
[[Category:Fannin_County,_Texas]]

Revision as of 19:17, 15 March 2013

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

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Founded December 14, 1837
County Seat Bonham
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County Courthouse

Fannin County Courthouse
101 Sam Rayburn Drive
Bonham, TX 75418
Phone: 903.583.7486

County Clerk has birth records from 1903 with a few 1874-1876,
death records from 1903, marriage records from 1852, probate,
land and court records from 1838[1]

History

The first permanent settlement was at Tulip in 1836.

Parent County

1837--Fannin County was created 14 December 1837 from Red River County. County seat: Bonham [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Fannin County border changes. The county borders have not changed since 1846.

Record Loss

1929 -- Courthouse caught fire on December 31, 1929.  Records in the District Clerk's office and County Clerk's office were saved.  Many other county records were destroyed.  The courthouse was rebuilt.[3]

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American


Cemeteries


Census

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Bertha Voyer Memorial Library
500 N 6th St
Honey Grove, TX 75446
Phone: (903) 378-2206
Website


Bonham Public Library
305 E 5th St
Bonham, TX 75418
Phone: (903) 583-3128
Website


Leonard Public Library
102 S Main
Leonard, TX 75452
Phone: (903) 587-2391

Family History Center

Texas Hwy 78 South
Bonham, Fannin, Texas, United States
Phone: 903-583-4949

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

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Fannin 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).
  3. Bonham, TX Fannin County Courthouse Fire, Dec 1929 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/10007/bonham-tx-courthouse-fire-dec-1929