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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties H|Counties H]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Hood County'' <br>
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Hood County
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| county_map = Tx-hood.png
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1865
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| founded date = November 3
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| seat wl = Granbury
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
  
The [http://www.texasescapes.com/TOWNS/Granbury/HoodCountyCourthouseGranburyTexas.htm Hood County Courthouse] is located in Granbury, Texas. The first two courthouses burned, the second one in 1875.&nbsp;Granbury's current three-story courthouse was built of Brazos limestone and has a lighted clock tower. It is a Second-Empire style design by W.C. Dodson and constructed in 1890.
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[http://www.co.hood.tx.us/ Hood County Courthouse]<br>100 E Pearl Street; PO Box 339;<br>Granbury, TX 76048-0339<br>Phone: 817.579.3222
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County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br>marriage, divorce, probate and court and land records from 1875<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hood County, Texas. Page 666 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br>
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[[Image:TexasHoodCourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|362px]]The [http://www.texasescapes.com/TOWNS/Granbury/HoodCountyCourthouseGranburyTexas.htm Hood County Courthouse] is located in Granbury, Texas. The first two courthouses burned, the second one in 1875.&nbsp;Granbury's current three-story courthouse was built of Brazos limestone and has a lighted clock tower. It is a Second-Empire style design by W.C. Dodson and constructed in 1890.  
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Hood Public Lib in Granbury has many rec of the late Judge Henry Davis)
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1865--'''Hood County was created 3 November 1865 from [[Johnson_County,_Texas|Johnson]] County. '''County seat:''' Granbury <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1865--'''Hood County was created 3 November 1865 from [[Johnson County, Texas|Johnson]] County. '''County seat:''' Granbury <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
'''1875--'''Courthouse and most of the county records, if not all, were destroyed by fire in March 1875.
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'''1875--'''Courthouse and most of the county records, if not all, were destroyed by fire in March 1875.  
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Communities: Gresson, DeCordova, [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193591&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Hood%2C+Granbury&columns=*,0,0 Granbury], [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193592&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Hood%2C+Lipan&columns=*,0,0 Lipan], Paluxy and Tolar<br>
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Communities: Gresson, DeCordova, {{FHL|Texas%2C+Hood%2C+Granbury|subject|disp=Granbury}}, {{FHL|Texas%2C+Hood%2C+Lipan|subject|disp=Lipan}}, Paluxy and Tolar<br>  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Erath_County,_Texas|Erath]]
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*[[Erath County, Texas|Erath]]  
*[[Johnson_County,_Texas|Johnson]]
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*[[Johnson County, Texas|Johnson]]  
*[[Palo_Pinto_County,_Texas|Palo Pinto]]
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*[[Palo Pinto County, Texas|Palo Pinto]]  
*[[Parker_County,_Texas|Parker]]
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*[[Parker County, Texas|Parker]]  
*[[Somervell_County,_Texas|Somervell]]
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*[[Somervell County, Texas|Somervell]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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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
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.granburydepot.org/home/HCGShomePage.htm Hood County Cemetery Records] from the Hood County Genealogical Society<br>
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hood/cemeteries/amulet.txt Powell Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hood/cemeteries/rock.txt Rock Church Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
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==== Census  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hood/census/1900/index/ 1900 Federal Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.granburydepot.org/census1870partI.htm 1870 Hood County Census]&nbsp; from the Hood County Genealogical Society
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*[http://www.granburydepot.org/Cole/index.htm 1880 Hood County Census]&nbsp; from the Hood County Genealogical Society
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*[http://www.granburydepot.org/1890Census.htm 1890 Hood County Census]&nbsp; from the Hood County Genealogical Society
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*[http://www.granburydepot.org/hale/1900CensusIndex.htm 1900 Hood County Census]&nbsp; from the Hood County Genealogical Society
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hood/land/hood.txt Original Land Owners of TX] ~&nbsp; Hood County&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.granburydepot.org/home/HCGShomePage.htm Hood County Historical Notes]&nbsp; from the Hood County Genealogical Society
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[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.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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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hood/military/civilwar/pensions/hoodcsa.txt CSA&nbsp;Pension List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.granburydepot.org/home/HCGShomePage.htm Hood County Veterans]&nbsp; from the Hood County Genealogical Society
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*[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/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
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.granburydepot.org/home/HCGShomePage.htm Hood County Historic Newspapers&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas
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*[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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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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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)
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==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== 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.  
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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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*[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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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Hood County Public Library<br>222 N Travis St<br>Granbury, TX 76048<br>Phone: (817) 573-3569
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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<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Granbury Texas Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193590&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Hood&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hood/hoodtoc.htm Hood County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
*To locate additional genealogical information see [http://www.txgenweb.org/ TXgenweb]
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*[http://www.granburydepot.org/home/HCGShomePage.htm Hood County Genealogical Society]  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhood2/ Hood County TXGenWeb site]
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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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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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*[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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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Hood|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
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Hood County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Hood County
Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 3, 1865
County Seat Granbury
Courthouse




County Courthouse

Hood County Courthouse
100 E Pearl Street; PO Box 339;
Granbury, TX 76048-0339
Phone: 817.579.3222

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



TexasHoodCourthouse.jpg
The Hood County Courthouse is located in Granbury, Texas. The first two courthouses burned, the second one in 1875. Granbury's current three-story courthouse was built of Brazos limestone and has a lighted clock tower. It is a Second-Empire style design by W.C. Dodson and constructed in 1890.









Hood Public Lib in Granbury has many rec of the late Judge Henry Davis)

History

Parent County

1865--Hood County was created 3 November 1865 from Johnson County. County seat: Granbury [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1875--Courthouse and most of the county records, if not all, were destroyed by fire in March 1875.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Communities: Gresson, DeCordova, Granbury, Lipan, Paluxy and Tolar

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American


Cemeteries


Census

Church

Court

Land

Original Land Owners of TX ~  Hood County  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Hood County Public Library
222 N Travis St
Granbury, TX 76048
Phone: (817) 573-3569

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), Hood County, Texas. Page 666 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).