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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties IJ|Counties IJ]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Jack County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Jack 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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Guide to '''Jack 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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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| founded date = August 27
 
| founded date = August 27
 
| seat wl = Jacksboro
 
| seat wl = Jacksboro
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== County Information ==
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==== Description ==== 
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The county was named for Patrick Churchill Jack and his brother William Houston Jack, both soldiers of the Texas Revolution. The County is located in the north-central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Jack, Texas" in "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_County,_Texas.'' accessed 10/08/2019</ref>
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==== County Courthouse  ====
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[http://www.jackcounty.org/ Jack County Courthouse]<br> 100 N Main Street<br> Jacksboro, TX 76458<br>Phone: 940.567.2111<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>probate records from 1857, land records from 1860, <br>marriage and court records; District&nbsp;Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jack County, Texas. Page 667 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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'''County Clerk'''
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100 Main St.<br>Jacksboro 76458<br>Phone: 940-567-2111
  
== County Courthouse  ==
 
  
[http://www.jackcounty.org/ Jack County Courthouse]<br> 100 N Main Street<br> Jacksboro, TX 76458<br>Phone: <span class="skype_c2c_print_container notranslate">940.567.2111</span><span data-ismobile="false" data-isrtl="false" data-isfreecall="false" data-numbertype="paid" data-numbertocall="+19405672111" onclick="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.makeCall(this, event)" onmouseout="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.hideMenu(this, event)" onmouseover="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.showMenu(this, event)" tabindex="-1" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_container notranslate" id="skype_c2c_container"><span skypeaction="skype_dropdown" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common"><span id="non_free_num_ui" class="skype_c2c_textarea_span">[[Image:]]<span class="skype_c2c_text_span">940.567.2111</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span>&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>probate records from 1857, land records from 1860, <br>marriage and court records; District&nbsp;Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jack County, Texas. Page 667 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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'''District Clerk'''  
  
County Clerk
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100 Main St<br>Jacksboro 76458<br>Phone: 940-567-2141
  
100 Main St.<br>Jacksboro 76458<br>Phone: <span class="skype_c2c_print_container notranslate">940-567-2111</span><span data-ismobile="false" data-isrtl="false" data-isfreecall="false" data-numbertype="paid" data-numbertocall="+19405672111" onclick="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.makeCall(this, event)" onmouseout="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.hideMenu(this, event)" onmouseover="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.showMenu(this, event)" tabindex="-1" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_container notranslate" id="skype_c2c_container"><span skypeaction="skype_dropdown" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common"><span id="non_free_num_ui" class="skype_c2c_textarea_span">[[Image:]]<span class="skype_c2c_text_span">940-567-2111</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span>
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====Jack County, Texas Record Dates====
  
<br>District Clerk
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jack County, Texas . Page 658-677 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 655-665.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jack County, Texas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jack County, Texas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jack County, Texas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jack County, Texas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jack County, Texas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jack County, Texas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Jack County, Texas Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1903
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1858
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1903
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1858
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1860
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1857
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1829
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1903. <br>General compliance by the 1930s.</center>
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100 Main St<br>Jacksboro 76458<br>Phone: <span class="skype_c2c_print_container notranslate">940-567-2141</span><span data-ismobile="false" data-isrtl="false" data-isfreecall="false" data-numbertype="paid" data-numbertocall="+19405672141" onclick="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.makeCall(this, event)" onmouseout="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.hideMenu(this, event)" onmouseover="SkypeClick2Call.MenuInjectionHandler.showMenu(this, event)" tabindex="-1" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_container notranslate" id="skype_c2c_container"><span skypeaction="skype_dropdown" dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common"><span id="non_free_num_ui" class="skype_c2c_textarea_span">[[Image:]]<span class="skype_c2c_text_span">940-567-2141</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span><br>
 
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1856--'''Jack County was created 27 August 1856 from [[Cooke County, Texas Genealogy|Cooke]] County. '''County seat:''' Jacksboro <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1856--'''Jack County was created 27 August 1856 from [[Cooke County, Texas Genealogy|Cooke]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Jacksboro <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  ==
'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
 
  
*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Jack, Bryson|place|disp=Bryson}}
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Jack, Jacksboro|place|disp=Jacksboro}}
 
  
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Jack, Bryson|place|disp=Bryson}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Jack, Jacksboro|place|disp=Jacksboro}}
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==== Populated Places ====
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://Texas.hometownlocator.com/tx/Jack Hometown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Jack County, Texas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_County,_Texas,
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Last accessed 16 July 2019.</ref>
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Archer County, Texas Genealogy|Archer]] {{•}}
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[[Archer County, Texas Genealogy|Archer]] {{•}} [[Clay County, Texas Genealogy|Clay]] {{•}} [[Montague County, Texas Genealogy|Montague]] {{•}} [[Palo Pinto County, Texas Genealogy|Palo Pinto]] {{•}} [[Parker County, Texas Genealogy|Parker]] {{•}} [[Wise County, Texas Genealogy|Wise]] {{•}} [[Young County, Texas Genealogy|Young]]
[[Clay County, Texas Genealogy|Clay]] {{•}}
 
[[Montague County, Texas Genealogy|Montague]] {{•}}  
 
[[Palo Pinto County, Texas Genealogy|Palo Pinto]] {{•}}
 
[[Parker County, Texas Genealogy|Parker]] {{•}}
 
[[Wise County, Texas Genealogy|Wise]] {{•}}
 
[[Young County, Texas Genealogy|Young]]
 
 
 
<center>{{TXJACK County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch<br>
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
 
*[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.freedmensbureau.com/texas/index.htm Texas Freedman's Bureau Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;Freedman's Bureau Online
 
  
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*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records] (images) - FamilySearch<br>  
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*[http://www.usgenwebsites.org/AAGriots/ African American Griots] ~ USGenWeb
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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
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*[http://www.freedmensbureau.com/texas/index.htm Texas Freedman's Bureau Records]&nbsp; ~ Freedman's Bureau Online
  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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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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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial FindAGrave] 
| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|847425|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Texas/Jack-County?id=county_2638 FindAGrave]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/jack-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=lamar&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2658 Findagrave.com]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Jack+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/jack.html Tombstone Project]
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | {{FHL|847425|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=2638 Findagrave.com ]  
 
 
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search# BillionGraves (name)]  
[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Jack/ListJack.html Cemeteries of TX]
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Jack+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/jack/cemetery.htm GenWeb Archives]  
[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/jack/jack-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" |  
 
[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]  
 
 
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery BillionGraves]
[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=119 TX Gravestones]
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#e9f1ea" | [http://texascemeteries.org/jack/jack-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.jackcountytexas.info/Cemeteries/ TXGenWeb]
[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Jack/ListJack.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22694&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=40&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | <br>
 
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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" |  
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/tx/jack.htm Interment]
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| colspan="3" | See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.  
 
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''Additional Cemetery Sources''
  
===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="center" | Several Cemeteries in the East Part of Jack County
 
| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="center" | Several Cemeteries in the East Part of Jack County
 
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| [http://www.wisecountytexas.info/cemeteries/cundiff.htm Cundiff]  
 
| [http://www.wisecountytexas.info/cemeteries/cundiff.htm Cundiff]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/jack/cemetery.htm Jack County Cemetery Index&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/jack/cemetery.htm Funeral Home Indexes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
 
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/jackph.html Jack County Tombstone Photos&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/jackph.html Jack County Tombstone Photos&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project  
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.  
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
*[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://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
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
{{TX Church Intro}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/jack/vitals/slave-jack.txt 1860 Slave Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/jack/vitals/slave-jack.txt '''1860''' Slave Census] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/jack/census/1870/ 1870 Federal Census Images]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/jack/census/1870/ '''1870''' Federal Census Images] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/jack/census/1880/ 1880 Federal Census Images]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/jack/census/1880/ '''1880''' Federal Census Images] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
{{TX County Histories}}
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{{TX County Histories}}  
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/jack/biographies.htm Jack County Biographies]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/jack/biographies.htm Jack County Biographies]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[[Image:Txjack.jpg|450px|Txjack.jpg]]
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{{TX Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{TX Jack County}}}}
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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 TXGenWeb site.
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
*1838 - 1900 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*1845 - 1848 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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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 $
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932381 Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers],&nbsp; 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932425 Texas, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers], 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>
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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  
*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
 
*[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/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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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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*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
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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
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Jack}}
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Jack}}  
  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/jack/obits/obits.html Jack County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/jack/obits/obits.html Jack County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[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  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~obituary/using_db.html Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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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'''
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016287 Texas, Probate Records, 1800-1990] (images) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ 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)
  
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==== Taxation  ====
  
==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}  
{{TX Tax Intro}}
 
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''  
 
''Online Birth Indexes and Records''  
  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997] (index)- FamilySearch
 
 
<br> ''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
 
  
 
===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''  
 
''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''  
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1802-2010''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=texas%2ctx Texas, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch.&nbsp;&nbsp;Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.<br>
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*'''1814-1909 and 1966-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973&nbsp;]&nbsp; &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837-1965''' {{RecordSearch|1803985|Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010]&nbsp; &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837-1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681052|Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*1837 - 1977 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1837-1977''' {{RecordSearch|1803987|Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*1814 - 1909 and 1966 - 2011 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1837-1977''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] 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 1966-2005] - Hidden Ancestors
<br> ''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
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*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010]-FamilySearch record collection
  
 
===== Death  =====
 
===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''  
 
''Online Death Indexes and Records''  
  
*[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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*'''1890-1976''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 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.  
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903-1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*[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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*'''1903-1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
*1977 - 1986 {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1903-2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch  
*1903 - 1973 {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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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 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*1903 - 1982 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1977-1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
 
 
''Original Death Records on Microfilm''
 
  
 
===== Divorce  =====
 
===== Divorce  =====
  
*[http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*'''1968-2005''' [http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records 1968-2005]- Hidden Ancestors  
*1968-2010 {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] index
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*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] - index  
*1968 - 2011 [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1968-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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*'''1850-1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas 1850 - 1930
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
Jack County Historical Society<br>
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100 N. Main St.<br>
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'''Jack County Historical Society'''<br>100 N. Main St.<br>Jacksboro 76056<br><br>  
Jacksboro 76056<br><br>
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Gladys Johnson Ritchie Public Library<br>626 W College St<br>Jacksboro, TX 76458<br>Phone: (940) 567-2240<br>[http://www.jacksboro.lib.tx.us/ Website]  
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'''Gladys Johnson Ritchie Public Library'''<br>626 W College St<br>Jacksboro, TX 76458<br>Telephone Number: 940-567-2240<br>[http://www.jacksboro.lib.tx.us/ Website] <br><br>
  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
==== Family History Centers ====
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/jack/jacktoc.htm Jack County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/jack/jacktoc.htm Jack County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjack/ Jack County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.jackcountytexas.info/ Jack County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;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://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+Jack|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas Jack|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.
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 12:14, 8 November 2019

Guide to Jack 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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Founded August 27, 1856
County Seat Jacksboro
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for Patrick Churchill Jack and his brother William Houston Jack, both soldiers of the Texas Revolution. The County is located in the north-central area of the state.[1]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Jack County Courthouse
100 N Main Street
Jacksboro, TX 76458
Phone: 940.567.2111

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
probate records from 1857, land records from 1860,
marriage and court records; District Clerk has divorce records[2]


County Clerk

100 Main St.
Jacksboro 76458
Phone: 940-567-2111


District Clerk

100 Main St
Jacksboro 76458
Phone: 940-567-2141

Jack County, Texas Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1903 1858 1903 1858 1860 1857 1829
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1903.
General compliance by the 1930s.


History[edit | edit source]

The first settlement was in 1854.

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1856--Jack County was created 27 August 1856 from Cooke County.

  • County seat: Jacksboro [4]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[5]

Cities
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places


Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Archer  • Clay  • Montague  • Palo Pinto  • Parker  • Wise  • Young

Resources[edit | edit source]

African American[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Additional Cemetery Sources

Several Cemeteries in the East Part of Jack County
Cundiff Listing with headstone pictures available
Green Elm Listing with headstone pictures available
Wizard Wells Listing with headstone pictures available
Gibtown Listing only
Morrow Listing only
Westbrook Listing only

Census[edit | edit source]

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.


Historical populations
Census Pop.
18601,000
1870694−30.6%
18806,626854.8%
18909,74047.0%
190010,2245.0%
191011,81715.6%
19209,863−16.5%
19309,046−8.3%
194010,20612.8%
19507,755−24.0%
19607,418−4.3%
19706,711−9.5%
19807,40810.4%
19906,981−5.8%
20008,76325.5%

Church[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Jack 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[edit | edit source]

Archer CountyClay CountyMontague CountyYoung CountyPalo Pinto CountyParker CountyWise CountyTX JACK.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Military[edit | edit source]

Mexican-American War[edit | edit source]
Civil War[edit | edit source]
World War I[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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

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

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death[edit | edit source]

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce[edit | edit source]


Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Jack County Historical Society
100 N. Main St.
Jacksboro 76056

Gladys Johnson Ritchie Public Library
626 W College St
Jacksboro, TX 76458
Telephone Number: 940-567-2240
Website

  • Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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.

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • Jack County Archives  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project
  • Jack 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[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Jack, Texas" in "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_County,_Texas. accessed 10/08/2019
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jack County, Texas. Page 667 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
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