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Guide to '''Hamilton 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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[[Image:TexasHamiltonCourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|253px]][http://www.hamiltoncountytx.org/ Hamilton County Courthouse]<br> County Courthouse<br> Hamilton, TX 76531-1859<br> Phone: 254.386.3518 <br><br>County Clerk has incomplete birth and death from 1903, marriage records from 1885, divorce records<br> from 1875, probate records from 1870 and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hamilton County, Texas. Page 665 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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'''1858--'''Hamilton County was created 22 June 1858 from [[Bosque County, Texas|Bosque]], [[Comanche County, Texas|Comanche]], [[Lampasas County, Texas|Lampasas]], and [[Coryell County, Texas|Coryell]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Hamilton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1858--'''Hamilton County was created 22 June 1858 from [[Bosque County, Texas|Bosque]], [[Comanche County, Texas|Comanche]], [[Lampasas County, Texas|Lampasas]], and [[Coryell County, Texas|Coryell]] Counties.<br>'''County seat:''' Hamilton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
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Carlton | Evant | Fairy (Martin's Gap) | Hamilton | Hico | Jonesboro (partly in [[Coryell County, Texas|Coryell County]]) | Pottsville | Shreve
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hamilton/hamiltoc.htm TxGenWeb Hamilton County Archives - Cemeteries]  
 
[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hamilton/hamiltoc.htm TxGenWeb Hamilton County Archives - Cemeteries]  
  
[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gazetteer2000/cemetery.htm Cemeteries from the Gazetteer]
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[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gazetteer2000/cemetery.htm Cemeteries from the Gazetteer]  
  
 
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
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[http://www.thehamiltonherald-news.com Hamilton Herald News]
  
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*[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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*[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://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[United States World War II Draft Records]] 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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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
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*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txhamilton/ Hamilton County TXGenWeb]  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb2.org/txhamilton/ Hamilton County TXGenWeb]  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county  
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gazetteer2000/ Gazetteer of Hamilton County, Texas]&nbsp;
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gazetteer2000/ Gazetteer of Hamilton County, Texas]&nbsp;  
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Guide to Hamilton County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Hamilton County Courthouse
County Courthouse
Hamilton, TX 76531-1859
Phone: 254.386.3518

County Clerk has incomplete birth and death from 1903, marriage records from 1885, divorce records
from 1875, probate records from 1870 and land records[1]

History

History

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Parent County

1858--Hamilton County was created 22 June 1858 from Bosque, Comanche, Lampasas, and Coryell Counties.
County seat: Hamilton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1863, 1877, 1886--Courthouses and many county records were destroyed by fires in September 1863, March 1877, and February 1886.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Carlton | Evant | Fairy (Martin's Gap) | Hamilton | Hico | Jonesboro (partly in Coryell County) | Pottsville | Shreve

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

TxGenWeb Hamilton County Archives - Cemeteries

Cemeteries from the Gazetteer

Church

Hamilton County Churches

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 Hamilton 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.

Maps

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

Military

Newspapers

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

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).

Hamilton Herald News

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

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hamilton County, Texas. Page 665 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).