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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Texas|Texas]]&nbsp;&gt; [[Texas Counties G|Counties G]] &gt; Garza County'' <br>{{Adoption Hidden Ancestors}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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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]] Garza County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Garza County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Garza County
 
| county = Garza County
 
| county_map = Tx-garza.png
 
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| founded date = August 21
 
| founded date = August 21
 
| seat wl = Post
 
| seat wl = Post
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[[Image:Tx-garza-courthouse.jpg|right|350px|Garza County Courthouse, built 1923]][http://www.garzacounty.net/ Garza County Courthouse]<br>1st Floor, 300 West Main Street,<br>PO Box 366<br>Post, TX 79356<br>Phone: 806-495-4430<br>Fax: 806-495-4431
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County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, divorce, probate and court records from 1907 and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Garza County, Texas. Page 664 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>
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Garza county has had two courthouses.&nbsp; The first courthouse, built in 1908, was designed to be a temporary courthouse.&nbsp; It served the county for 15 years. The current courthouse, ''shown at right,'' a three-story red brick and concrete structure was built in 1923 and is a Recorded Texas Landmark. <br>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1876--'''Garza County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Post <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1876--'''Garza County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District, but the county was not organized until 15 Jun 1907. '''County seat:''' Post <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  ====
  
Post<br>Justiceburg<br>Southland<br>
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Post | Justiceburg | Southland  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
==== African American ====
 
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
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==== African American  ====
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy
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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  
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/garza/cemetery/srestlnd.txt Resthaven Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgarza/cemeteries.htm Terrace Cemetery&nbsp;]
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/garzaph.html Garza County Cemetery Photographs]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgarza/cemeteries/Justiceburg.cemetery.htm Justiceburg Cemetery]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/garza/cemetery/srestlnd.txt Resthaven Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/garzaph.html Garza County Cemetery Photographs]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[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://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
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*[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 ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgarza/census_page.htm 1835 Texas Census]
 
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/garza/census/1880/80garza.txt 1880 Census Transcription]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Arch<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1299622277926_981" />ives Project  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/garza/census/1880/80garza.txt 1880 Census Transcription]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Arch<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1299622277926_981" />ives Project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgarza/census/1900census.txt 1900 Census]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgarza/census/1910_census.htm 1910 Census Index]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgarza/census_page.htm 1920 Census Index]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgarza/census_page.htm 1930 Census Index]
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/garza/land/garza.txt Original Land Owners of Texas] ~&nbsp; Garza County&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/garza/land/garza.txt Original Land Owners of Texas] ~&nbsp; Garza County&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
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*''Wagon Wheels: A History of Garza County,'' 1973, edited by Charles Didway, County Historical Survey Committee.
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*''Images of America: Garza County,'' 2010, by Linda Puckett, Garza County Historical Museum. [http://books.google.com/books?id=O6jMyUIOpHwC&lpg=PA6&dq=garza%20county%20texas%20history&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q=garza%20county%20texas%20history&f=false Limited online preview] at Google Books. Many photos of early Garza County.<br>
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcg03 Garza County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
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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  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
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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  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/garza/military/civilwar/pensions/garzacsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications Index]&nbsp; ~ &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgarza/vital_records.htm#MILITARY WWI Registration Card Information]&nbsp;
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgarza/vital_records/ww2_casualties.txt WWII Casualties]
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/garza/military/civilwar/pensions/garzacsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications Index]&nbsp; ~ &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;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  
 
*[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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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgarza/obituaries_page.htm Garza County Obituaries]
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.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  
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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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==== Taxation  ====
  
==== Taxation  ====
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgarza/TaxSummary1890.htm 1890 Tax Rolls]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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/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.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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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*[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.  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[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
 
*[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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Post Public Library<br>105 E Main St<br>Post, TX 79356<br>Phone: (806) 990-2149
  
Post Public Library<br>105 E Main St<br>Post, TX 79356<br>Phone: (806) 990-2149
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Garza County Historical Museum<br>119 North Ave. N<br>Post, Texas 79356<br>(806) 495-2207&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.ccaheritagehouse.com/history.html website]<br>Open Tues-Sat, 10 AM to 5 PM
  
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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  ====
  
[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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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/garza/garztoc.htm Garza County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/garza/garztoc.htm Garza County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgarza/ Garza County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgarza/ Garza 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.  
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  
 
*[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.  
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Guide to Garza County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse

Garza County Courthouse, built 1923
Garza County Courthouse
1st Floor, 300 West Main Street,
PO Box 366
Post, TX 79356
Phone: 806-495-4430
Fax: 806-495-4431


County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, divorce, probate and court records from 1907 and land records[1]





Garza county has had two courthouses.  The first courthouse, built in 1908, was designed to be a temporary courthouse.  It served the county for 15 years. The current courthouse, shown at right, a three-story red brick and concrete structure was built in 1923 and is a Recorded Texas Landmark.


History

Parent County

1876--Garza County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District, but the county was not organized until 15 Jun 1907. County seat: Post [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Post | Justiceburg | Southland

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Court

Land

Original Land Owners of Texas ~  Garza County  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

  • Wagon Wheels: A History of Garza County, 1973, edited by Charles Didway, County Historical Survey Committee.
  • Images of America: Garza County, 2010, by Linda Puckett, Garza County Historical Museum. Limited online preview at Google Books. Many photos of early Garza County.
  • Garza County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

1890 Tax Rolls

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Post Public Library
105 E Main St
Post, TX 79356
Phone: (806) 990-2149

Garza County Historical Museum
119 North Ave. N
Post, Texas 79356
(806) 495-2207    website
Open Tues-Sat, 10 AM to 5 PM

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), Garza 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).