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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]] Floyd County'' <br>
  
''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Texas|Texas]]&nbsp;&gt; Floyd County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Floyd County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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| county = Floyd County
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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 = Floydada
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== County Courthouse<br> ==
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[http://www.txfloyd.org/ Floyd County Courthouse ]<br>100 S Main Street<br> PO Box 476<br> Floydada, TX 79235<br> Phone: 806.983.4900
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County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate and court records from 1903 <br>and land records from 1876; District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Floyd County, Texas. Page 663 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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Floyd County has had three courthouses. The first, built in 1892 was a 48'x48' frame structure. The second courthouse, a brick building with a bell tower and clock, was built in 1911, and was torn down after the opening of the present courthouse.&nbsp;<ref>HistoricTexas.net: Floyd County http://www3.historictexas.net/floyd-county-texas</ref>&nbsp;<ref>Texas Escapes: Floyd County Courthouse http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasPanhandleTowns/FloydadaTexas/FloydadaTexasFloydCountyCourthouse.htm</ref>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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The first permanent settlers arrived in 1884.
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Floyd County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar and Young Land Districts, and was organized in 1890. County seat: Floyd City (later renamed Floydada). The first permanent settlers arrived in 1884.  
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'''1876--'''Floyd County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. Until 1890, when Floyd County was organized, the county was attached to [[Donley County, Texas|Donley]] County for administration purposes.&nbsp;<ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Floyd County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcf05</ref>
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'''County seat:''' Originally, Floyd City.&nbsp; The town's name was changed in 1892 to Floydada <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
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== Places/Localities ==
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== Places/Localities ==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Populated Places ====
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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Aiken | Dougherty | Floydada | Lockney | South Plains
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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*[[Briscoe County, Texas|Briscoe]]
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*[[Crosby County, Texas|Crosby]]
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*[[Dickens County, Texas|Dickens]]
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*[[Hale County, Texas|Hale]]
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*[[Lubbock County, Texas|Lubbock]]
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*[[Motley County, Texas|Motley]]
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*[[Swisher County, Texas|Swisher]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.txfloyd.org/cemeteries Floyd County Cemeteries] from the Floyd County TXGenWeb site.
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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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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
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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 ====
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==== Land ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*''History of Floyd County, 1876-1979,'' 1979, by Floyd County Historical Museum. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth130186/m1 Digital Book online] from the Portal to Texas History.<br>
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*''Early History of Floyd County,'' 1947, by Claude V. Hall<br>
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcf05 Floyd 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  ====
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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 Texas Genweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/floyd/military/civilwar/pensions/floydcsa.txt Floyd County Confederate Pension Application Index] from the USGenWeb archives.
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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  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Floyd}}
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*The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon <br>111 E. Missouri<br>Floydada, TX 79325 [http://www.hesperianbeacononline.com website]
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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
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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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 ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
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===== Births  =====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/floyd/vitals/births/ Floyd County Births 1926-1934]
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===== Marriages  =====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/floyd/vitals/marriages/ Floyd County Marriages 1966-2003]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/floyd/vitals/divorces/ Floyd County Divorces 1968-2003]
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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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===== Deaths  =====
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/floyd/vitals/deaths/ Floyd County Deaths 1964-1984]
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*[http://www.txfloyd.org/vital-statistics Floyd County Deaths 1914-1999] from the Floyd County TXGenWeb site
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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.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930<br>
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== Societies and Libraries ==
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*Floyd County Library<br>111 S Wall St<br>Floydada, TX 79235<br>Phone: (806) 983-4922<br>
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*Lockney Branch Library<br>118 N. Main <br>Lockney, TX 79241 <br>(806) 652-3561‎
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*Floyd County Historical Museum <br>Mary Lou Bollman Genealogy Center <br>105 E. Missouri St., <br>Floydada, TX 79241 <br>(806) 983-2415&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.floydcountymuseum.com/ website]<br>
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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://www3.familyoldphotos.com/mainlist/tx/counties/Floyd+Co+TX Floyd County Old Photos]
*Family History Library Catalog.
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*[http://www.floydadachamber.com/ Floydada Chamber of Commerce]
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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+Floyd|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
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Guide to Floyd County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse

Floyd County Courthouse
100 S Main Street
PO Box 476
Floydada, TX 79235
Phone: 806.983.4900

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



Floyd County has had three courthouses. The first, built in 1892 was a 48'x48' frame structure. The second courthouse, a brick building with a bell tower and clock, was built in 1911, and was torn down after the opening of the present courthouse. [2] [3]



History

The first permanent settlers arrived in 1884.

Parent County

1876--Floyd County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. Until 1890, when Floyd County was organized, the county was attached to Donley County for administration purposes. [4]

County seat: Originally, Floyd City.  The town's name was changed in 1892 to Floydada [5]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Aiken | Dougherty | Floydada | Lockney | South Plains

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


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.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Floyd 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.

  • History of Floyd County, 1876-1979, 1979, by Floyd County Historical Museum. Digital Book online from the Portal to Texas History.
  • Early History of Floyd County, 1947, by Claude V. Hall
  • Floyd County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Military

Newspapers

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

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).
  • The Floyd County Hesperian-Beacon
    111 E. Missouri
    Floydada, TX 79325 website
  • Home Town News  -  Texas Newspaper Index with links
  • Newslink  -  Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
  • The Olden Times   -   Historic Texas News Online

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

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.

Births
Marriages
Deaths


Societies and Libraries

  • Floyd County Library
    111 S Wall St
    Floydada, TX 79235
    Phone: (806) 983-4922
  • Lockney Branch Library
    118 N. Main
    Lockney, TX 79241
    (806) 652-3561‎
  • Floyd County Historical Museum
    Mary Lou Bollman Genealogy Center
    105 E. Missouri St.,
    Floydada, TX 79241
    (806) 983-2415    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), Floyd County, Texas. Page 663 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. HistoricTexas.net: Floyd County http://www3.historictexas.net/floyd-county-texas
  3. Texas Escapes: Floyd County Courthouse http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasPanhandleTowns/FloydadaTexas/FloydadaTexasFloydCountyCourthouse.htm
  4. Handbook of Texas Online: Floyd County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcf05
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).