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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties G|Counties G]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Gaines County'' <br>
  
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Guide to '''Gaines County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.gaines.tx.us/ips/cms Gaines County Courthouse ]<br>P. O. Box 847 <br>101 South Main <br>Seminole, Texas 79360-4342<br> Phone: 915.758.4003<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death and court records<br> from 1903, marriage and probate records from<br> 1848 and land records from 1843<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gaines 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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County Clerk - Vicki Phillips<br>101 South Main, Room 107<br>Seminole, Texas 79360<br>Phone: (432) 758-4003<br>FAX: (432) 758-1442
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[http://www.co.gaines.tx.us/ips/cms Gaines County Government Website]
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&nbsp;Details: (Co Clk has b, m, d, bur, pro &amp; ct rec from 1905 &amp; land rec)
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Gaines County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District and organized in 1905. County seat: Seminole.  
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'''1876--'''Gaines County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Seminole <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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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Ashmore | Bessie | Caput | Denver City (mostly in [[Yoakum County, Texas|Yoakum]] County) | Higginbotham | Loop | Seagraves | Seminole | Wasson | White City
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Andrews County, Texas|Andrews]]
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*[[Dawson County, Texas|Dawson]]
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*[[Lea County, New Mexico|Lea County, New Mexico]]
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*[[Martin County, Texas|Martin]]
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*[[Terry County, Texas|Terry]]
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*[[Yoakum County, Texas|Yoakum]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church ====
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*Loop Cemetery, Loop, Texas
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*Seagraves Cemetery, Seagraves, Texas
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*Gaines County Memorial Cemetery, Seminole, Texas
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*Seminole Gaines County Cemetery (South), Seminole, Texas
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*Webb Cemetery
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==== Churches ====
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*Ashmore Baptist Church - Loop
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*Loop Baptist Church - Loop
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*Loop Church of Christ - Loop
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*Apostolic Assembly - Seagraves
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*Church of Christ - Seagraves&nbsp;
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*Church of the Nazarene - Seagraves
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*First Assembly of God - Seagraves
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*First Baptist Church - Seagraves
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*First United Methodist Church - Seagraves
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*Mt. Olive Baptist Church - Seagraves
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*St. Paul's Catholic Church - Seagraves
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*Sendero Pathway Assembly of God - Seagraves
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*Temple Baptist Chruch - Seagraves
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*Templo Bautista Getsemani - Segraves
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*Agape Church - Seminole
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*Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Seminole
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*Family Harvest Church - Seminole
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*Fifth Street Church of Christ - Seminole
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*First Assembly of God - Seminole
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*First Baptist Church of Seminole - Seminole
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*First Methodist Church - Seminole
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*First Presbyterian Church - Seminole
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*First United Methodist Church - Seminole
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*German Church of God - Seminole&nbsp;
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*Gospel Mennonite Church - Seminole
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*Sommerfeld Mennonite Church - Seminole
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*South Seminole Baptist Church - Seminole
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*St. James Catholic Church - Seminole
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*West Side Church of Christ - Seminole
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Funeral Homes  ====
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*Boyer Funeral Home - Seminole
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*Connally Funeral Home - Seagraves
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*Head Family Funeral Home - Seagraves
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*Mark A. Jones Funeral Home - Seagraves
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*Ratliff Funeral Home - Seminole
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*Singleton Funeral Home - Seminole
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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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://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgaine2/Military/WWI_Draft_A_L.htm World War I Draft Registrations (A-L)] - Gaines County, TXGenWeb site
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgaine2/Military/WWI_Draft_M_Z.htm World War I Draft Registrations (M-Z)] - Gaines County, TXGenWeb site
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgaine2/Military/WWII_Enlistment_Index.htm World War II Enlistment Records] - Gaines County, TXGenWeb site
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgaine2/Military/Korean_War.htm Korean War Dead] - Gaines County, TXGenWeb site
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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[http://www.seminolesentinel.com/ Seminole Sentinel]
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These newspapers are not in Gaines County but contain news about its residents:
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[http://www.brownfieldonline.com/ The Brownfield News]
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[http://lubbockonline.com/ Lubbock Avalanche-Journal]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgaine2/Births/birth_index.htm Gaines County Births 1905-1933] - Gaines County, TXGenWeb site
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgaine2/Deaths/Death_Index.htm Gaines County Deaths 1910-1974] - Gaines County, TXGenWeb site
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgaine2/Divorces/00Divorce_Index.htm Gaines County Divorces 1968-1978] - Gaines 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.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.permiangen.com/ Permian Basin Genealogical Society]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsgs/ Texas State Genealogical Society]
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Seminole Texas Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*Family History Library Catalog for this county.
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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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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Gaines|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
[[Category:Gaines_County,_Texas]]
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County Courthouse

Gaines County Courthouse
P. O. Box 847
101 South Main
Seminole, Texas 79360-4342
Phone: 915.758.4003

County Clerk has birth, death and court records
from 1903, marriage and probate records from
1848 and land records from 1843[1]


County Clerk - Vicki Phillips
101 South Main, Room 107
Seminole, Texas 79360
Phone: (432) 758-4003
FAX: (432) 758-1442

Gaines County Government Website

 Details: (Co Clk has b, m, d, bur, pro & ct rec from 1905 & land rec)

History

Parent County

1876--Gaines County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Seminole [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Ashmore | Bessie | Caput | Denver City (mostly in Yoakum County) | Higginbotham | Loop | Seagraves | Seminole | Wasson | White City

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

  • Loop Cemetery, Loop, Texas
  • Seagraves Cemetery, Seagraves, Texas
  • Gaines County Memorial Cemetery, Seminole, Texas
  • Seminole Gaines County Cemetery (South), Seminole, Texas
  • Webb Cemetery

Churches

  • Ashmore Baptist Church - Loop
  • Loop Baptist Church - Loop
  • Loop Church of Christ - Loop
  • Apostolic Assembly - Seagraves
  • Church of Christ - Seagraves 
  • Church of the Nazarene - Seagraves
  • First Assembly of God - Seagraves
  • First Baptist Church - Seagraves
  • First United Methodist Church - Seagraves
  • Mt. Olive Baptist Church - Seagraves
  • St. Paul's Catholic Church - Seagraves
  • Sendero Pathway Assembly of God - Seagraves
  • Temple Baptist Chruch - Seagraves
  • Templo Bautista Getsemani - Segraves
  • Agape Church - Seminole
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - Seminole
  • Family Harvest Church - Seminole
  • Fifth Street Church of Christ - Seminole
  • First Assembly of God - Seminole
  • First Baptist Church of Seminole - Seminole
  • First Methodist Church - Seminole
  • First Presbyterian Church - Seminole
  • First United Methodist Church - Seminole
  • German Church of God - Seminole 
  • Gospel Mennonite Church - Seminole
  • Sommerfeld Mennonite Church - Seminole
  • South Seminole Baptist Church - Seminole
  • St. James Catholic Church - Seminole
  • West Side Church of Christ - Seminole


Court

Funeral Homes

  • Boyer Funeral Home - Seminole
  • Connally Funeral Home - Seagraves
  • Head Family Funeral Home - Seagraves
  • Mark A. Jones Funeral Home - Seagraves
  • Ratliff Funeral Home - Seminole
  • Singleton Funeral Home - Seminole

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.

Military

World War I Draft Registrations (A-L) - Gaines County, TXGenWeb site

World War I Draft Registrations (M-Z) - Gaines County, TXGenWeb site

World War II Enlistment Records - Gaines County, TXGenWeb site

Korean War Dead - Gaines County, TXGenWeb site

Newspapers

Seminole Sentinel

These newspapers are not in Gaines County but contain news about its residents:

The Brownfield News

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county


References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Gaines County, Texas. Page 664 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).
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