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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]] Frio County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Frio County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
[http://www.co.frio.tx.us/ips/cms Frio County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 847<br> Pearsall, TX 79360<br> Phone: 830.334.2214 <br><br>County Clerk has born and death records from 1903, <br>marriage records from 1876, probate records from 1874, <br>court records from 1907 and land records from 1871<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Frio County, Texas. Page 664 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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[http://www.co.frio.tx.us/ips/cms Frio County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 847<br> Pearsall, TX 79360<br> Phone: 830.334.2214 <br><br>County Clerk has born and death records from 1903, <br>marriage records from 1876, probate records from 1874, <br>court records from 1907 and land records from 1871<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Frio County, Texas. Page 664 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/frio/friotoc.htm Immaculate Heart of Mary Death Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/frio/friotoc.htm Immaculate Heart of Mary Death Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/frio/land/frio.txt Land Survey Abstract Indicies&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/frio/land/frio.txt Land Survey Abstract Indicies&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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*''From Rattlesnakes to Road Agents: Rough Times on the Frio,'' 1985, by Frances Bramlette Farris, edited by C. L. Sonnichsen.  
 
*''From Rattlesnakes to Road Agents: Rough Times on the Frio,'' 1985, by Frances Bramlette Farris, edited by C. L. Sonnichsen.  
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*[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://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
 
*[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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*[http://www.txgenweb7.org/txfrio/taxroll_1887.htm 1887 Tax Roles&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb7.org/txfrio/taxroll_1887.htm 1887 Tax Roles&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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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.  
 
*[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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*[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  ==

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

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County Courthouse

Frio County Courthouse
PO Box 847
Pearsall, TX 79360
Phone: 830.334.2214

County Clerk has born and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1876, probate records from 1874,
court records from 1907 and land records from 1871[1]

History

Parent County

1858--Frio County was created 1 February 1858 from Atascosa, Bexar, and Uvalde Counties. The county was not organized until 22 May 1871.[2] County seats:  Frio City (Frio Town) 1871-1883;  Pearsall 1883-present. [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bigfoot | Dilley | Frio Town | Hilltop | Moore | North Pearsall | Pearsall | West Pearsall

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American


Cemeteries


Census

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 Frio 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.

  • From Rattlesnakes to Road Agents: Rough Times on the Frio, 1985, by Frances Bramlette Farris, edited by C. L. Sonnichsen.
  • Historic Frio County, 1871–1971by the Frio County Centennial Corporation.
  • Frio 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 Frio 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

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.


Societies and Libraries

Pearsall Public Library
200 E Trinity St
Pearsall, TX 78061
Phone: (830) 334-2496


Dilley Public Library
231 W Fm 117
Dilley, TX 78017
Phone: (830) 965-1951


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), Frio County, Texas. Page 664 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handbook of Texas Online: Frio County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcf10
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).