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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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Guide to '''Garza County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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== County Information ==
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== County Courthouse  ==
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==== County Courthouse  ====
  
[[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 <br>  
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[[Image:Tx-garza-courthouse.jpg|right|250px|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> <br>  
  
 
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>  
 
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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'''County and District Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 366<br>Post 79356<br>Phone:806-495-4430<br>Fax: 806-495-4431<br>
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<br>Garza county has had two courthouses. 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 above,'' a three-story red brick and concrete structure was built in 1923 and is a Recorded Texas Landmark.
 
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<br>Garza county has had two courthouses. 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 above,'' a three-story red brick and concrete structure was built in 1923 and is a Recorded Texas Landmark.
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==== Garza County, Texas Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land |'''Land''']]
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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, 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>  
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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.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Post <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Garza, Terrace|place|disp=Terrace}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Borden County, Texas|Borden]]  
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[[Borden County, Texas Genealogy|Borden]] {{•}} [[Crosby County, Texas Genealogy|Crosby]] {{•}} [[Dickens County, Texas Genealogy|Dickens]] {{•}} [[Kent County, Texas Genealogy|Kent]] {{•}} [[Lubbock County, Texas Genealogy|Lubbock]] {{•}} [[Lynn County, Texas Genealogy|Lynn]] {{•}} [[Scurry County, Texas Genealogy|Scurry]]  
*[[Crosby County, Texas|Crosby]]  
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<center>{{TX Garza County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Dickens County, Texas|Dickens]]  
 
*[[Kent County, Texas|Kent]]  
 
*[[Lubbock County, Texas|Lubbock]]  
 
*[[Lynn County, Texas|Lynn]]  
 
*[[Scurry County, Texas|Scurry]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb  
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*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records](images) - FamilySearch<br>
*[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] ~ USGenWeb  
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas] ~ African Ancestored Genealogy  
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy] ~ Access Genealogy
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
 
Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=46&GScnty=2604&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|427769|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2604 FindAGrave]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/garza-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2604 Findagrave.com]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Garza+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/garza.html Tombstone Project]
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | {{FHL|344206|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2604 Findagrave.com ]  
 
 
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]  
[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Garza/ListGarza.html Cemeteries of TX]
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Marion+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]  
 
 
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/garza/garztoc.htm GenWeb Archives]  
[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/garza/garza-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]  
 
 
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Texas&county=Garza&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=85 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Etxgenweb/Garza/cemeteries.html TXGenWeb]
[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Garza/ListGarza.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22660&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=4&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
[http://www.namesinstone.com/Default.aspx Names in Stone]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.  
 
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=====  Additional Cemetery Sources =====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgarza/cemeteries.htm Terrace Cemetery&nbsp;]
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''Additional Cemetery Sources''
*[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
 
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/garzaph.html Garza County Cemetery Photographs]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[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://historictexascemeteries.com/garza/garza-county-cemeteries Garza County Cemeteries] maps, transcriptions, information
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
 
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[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  ====
  
*[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  
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|1880= 36
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgarza/census/1900census.txt 1900 Census]  
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|1890= 14
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgarza/census/1910_census.htm 1910 Census Index]  
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|1900= 185
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgarza/census_page.htm 1920 Census Index]  
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|1910= 1995
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgarza/census_page.htm 1930 Census Index]
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|1920= 4253
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|1930= 5586
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|1940= 5678
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|1950= 6281
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|1960= 6611
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|1970= 5289
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|1980= 5336
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|1990= 5143
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|2000= 4872
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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] ~ 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  ====
{{TX Church Intro}}
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{{TX Church Intro}}  
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}  
 
{{TX 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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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txgarza.jpg|400px|Txgarza.jpg]] <br> <br>
  
 
*[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  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgarza/vital_records.htm#MILITARY WWI Registration Card Information]&nbsp;
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*'''1838 - 1900''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgarza/vital_records/ww2_casualties.txt WWII Casualties]  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[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.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[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/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans 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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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1845 - 1848''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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=====Civil War=====
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index 
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/garza/military/civilwar/pensions/garzacsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications Index] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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=====World War I=====
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*'''1917 - 1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2202707|Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgarza/vital_records.htm#MILITARY WWI Registration Card Information]
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=====World War II=====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgarza/vital_records/ww2_casualties.txt WWII Casualties]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgarza/obituaries_page.htm Garza County Obituaries]  
 
*[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  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.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  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
 
*[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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{{TX Probate Intro}}  
 
{{TX Probate Intro}}  
  
*[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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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1800–1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1800–2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] ~ Ancestry.com (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
{{TX Tax Intro}}
 
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgarza/TaxSummary1890.htm 1890 Tax Rolls]
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txgarza/TaxSummary1890.htm '''1890''' Tax Rolls]
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}  
 
{{TX Vital Intro}}  
  
*[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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===== Birth  =====
*[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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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
*[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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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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*'''1814-1909 and 1966-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1837-1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages] - FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837-1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records] - FamilySearch. Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.<br>
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*'''1837-1977''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] index $
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*'''1966-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records] - Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages] - FamilySearch record collection
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===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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*'''1890-1976''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records [with images]] 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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*'''1903-1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials] (index) - FamilySearch
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*'''1903-1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1903-2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1964-1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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*'''1977-1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1968-2005''' [http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records] ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1968-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1850-1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Post Public Library<br>105 E Main St<br>Post, TX 79356<br>Phone: (806) 990-2149  
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'''Post Public Library'''<br>105 E Main St<br>Post, TX 79356<br>Telephone Number: 806-990-2149  
  
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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'''Garza County Historical Museum'''<br>119 North Ave. N<br>Post, Texas 79356<br>Telephone Number: 806-495-2207<br> [http://www.ccaheritagehouse.com/history.html website]<br>Open Tues-Sat, 10 AM to 5 PM  
  
[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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*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]<br> Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/garza/garztoc.htm Garza County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[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  
 
*[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 the county.  
 
*[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://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.  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Garza|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas Garza|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications)  This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 17:13, 3 October 2017

United States
Texas
Garza County

Guide to Garza County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Garza County, Texas
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Map of Texas highlighting Garza County
Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Post
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County Information


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

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

County and District Clerk

P.O. Box 366
Post 79356
Phone:806-495-4430
Fax: 806-495-4431


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 above, a three-story red brick and concrete structure was built in 1923 and is a Recorded Texas Landmark.


Garza County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1907 1880 1907 1907


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

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Post | Justiceburg | Southland

Neighboring Counties

Borden  • Crosby  • Dickens  • Kent  • Lubbock  • Lynn  • Scurry

Scurry CountyBorden CountyLynn CountyLubbock CountyCrosby CountyDickens CountyKent CountyGarza CountyTX Garza.JPG
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Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
FindAGrave Family History Library FindAGrave
Linkpendium WorldCat Tombstone Project
Billion Graves (name) Cemeteries of TX
GenWeb Archives Texas Cemeteries
Billion Graves (cemetery) TX Gravestones
TXGenWeb Epodunk
Names in Stone
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
188036
189014−61.1%
19001851,221.4%
19101,995978.4%
19204,253113.2%
19305,58631.3%
19405,6781.6%
19506,28110.6%
19606,6115.3%
19705,289−20.0%
19805,3360.9%
19905,143−3.6%
20004,872−5.3%
20106,46132.6%

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 Garza 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.

  • 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

Txgarza.jpg

Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War
World War I
World War II

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Garza 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.

Online 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.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce



Societies and Libraries

Post Public Library
105 E Main St
Post, TX 79356
Telephone Number: 806-990-2149

Garza County Historical Museum
119 North Ave. N
Post, Texas 79356
Telephone Number: 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

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

  • Garza County Archives  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project
  • Garza County  ~  TXGenWeb
  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
  • FamilySearch Catalog The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.

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).