Hemphill County, Texas Genealogy
Guide to Hemphill County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
Adopted by TXGenWeb Hemphill County
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Hemphill County Courthouse
PO Box 867
Canadian, TX 79014-0867
County Clerk has birth records from 1876,
death records from 1910, marriage, divorce,
probate, court and land records from 1887
1876--Hemphill County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Canadian 
1930 -- The US Supreme Court relocated the 100th meridian about 3700 feet to the east. This moved the eastern border of the Texas Panhandle. Hemphill County gained area that was once in Oklahoma.
Places / Localities
Ghost Towns & Former Communities
Clear Creek (Hogtown) | Dreyfoos | Gageby | Gem | Mendota | Midway | Zybach
Canadian | Cataline | Glazier
Local histories are available for Hemphill 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.
- Cowmen and Ladies: A History of Hemphill County, 1977 by Sallie B. Harris.
- Hemphill County History from The Handbook of Texas Online
- Canadian, Texas History from canadiantx.org.
Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Hemphill County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
- TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).
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.
- Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
- Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [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.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- Canadian, Texas Chamber of Commerce and EDC website
- TEXAS GenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county
- Family History Library Catalog
- Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hemphill County, Texas. Page 666 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- Handbook of Texas Online: Hemphill County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hch12