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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties L|Counties L]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Limestone County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Limestone County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Limestone 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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| county = Limestone County
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| state = Texas
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| founded year =1846
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| founded date = 11 April
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| seat = Groesbeck
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| building address = Limestone County Courthouse<br>200 West State Street<br> PO Box 350<br>Groesbeck, Texas 76642}}
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== County Information ==
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==== County Courthouse  ====
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[[Image:TexasLimestoneCourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|209px|TexasLimestoneCourthouse.jpg]][http://www.co.limestone.tx.us/ips/cms Limestone County Courthouse]<br> 200 West State Street PO Box 350<br> Groesbeck, Texas 76642<br> Phone: 254.729.5504 <br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, marriage records from 1873, probate records from 1880’s, land records from late 1800’s, court records from 1900’s and military records from 1920’s; Distric Clerk has divorce<br> records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Limestone County, Texas. Page 669 {{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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P.O. Box 350<br>Groesbeck 76642<br>Phone: 254-729-5504<br>Fax: 254-729-2951
  
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'''District Clerk'''
  
Adopted by [http://limestoneco.org/ TXGenWeb Limestone County]
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P.O. Box 230<br>Groesbeck 76642<br>Phone: 254-729-3206<br>Fax: 254-729-2960<br>
  
Cheryl Burks
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==== Limestone County, Texas Record Dates ====
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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[[Image:TexasLimestoneCourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|309px|TexasLimestoneCourthouse.jpg]][http://www.co.limestone.tx.us/ips/cms Limestone County Courthouse]<br> 200 West State Street PO Box 350<br> Groesbeck, Texas 76642<br> Phone: 254.729.5504 <br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, marriage records from 1873, probate records from 1880’s, land records from late 1800’s, court records from 1900’s and military records from 1920’s; Distric Clerk has divorce<br> records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Limestone County, Texas. Page 669 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1846--'''Limestone County was created 11 April 1846 from [[Robertson County, Texas|Robertson]] County. '''County seat:''' Springfield 1846-1873; Groesbeck 1873-present.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><ref>Limestone County: Handbook of Texas Online http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcl09</ref>  
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'''1846--'''Limestone County was created 11 April 1846 from [[Robertson County, Texas Genealogy|Robertson]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:'''  
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#'''1846-1873:''' Springfield<br>
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#'''1873-present:''' Groesbeck<ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><ref>Limestone County: Handbook of Texas Online http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcl09</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''1891'''--Limestone County Courthouse at Groesbeck destroyed by fire on February 1, 1891.&nbsp; Records were stored in vaults and were not lost. <ref>GenDisasters.com - Groesbeck, TX Courthouse Fire, Feb 1891 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7310/groesbeck-tx-courthouse-fire-feb-1891</ref>  
 
'''1891'''--Limestone County Courthouse at Groesbeck destroyed by fire on February 1, 1891.&nbsp; Records were stored in vaults and were not lost. <ref>GenDisasters.com - Groesbeck, TX Courthouse Fire, Feb 1891 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7310/groesbeck-tx-courthouse-fire-feb-1891</ref>  
  
'''1954--'''The Old Limestone County Courthouse, built in 1891, was destroyed by fire in May 1954. It had not been used as a courthouse since 1924, when the current courthouse was built.<ref>GenDisasters.com - Groesbeck, TX Old Courthouse Fire, May 1954 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17517/groesbeck-tx-old-courthouse-fire-may-1954</ref>  
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'''1954--'''The Old Limestone County Courthouse, built in 1891, was destroyed by fire in May 1954. It had not been used as a courthouse since 1924, when the current courthouse was built.<ref>GenDisasters.com - Groesbeck, TX Old Courthouse Fire, May 1954 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17517/groesbeck-tx-old-courthouse-fire-may-1954</ref>
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Limestone, Coolidge|place|disp=Coolidge}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Limestone, Kosse|place|disp=Kosse}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Limestone, Tehuacana|place|disp=Tehuacana}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Falls County, Texas|Falls]]  
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[[Falls County, Texas Genealogy|Falls]] {{•}} [[Freestone County, Texas Genealogy|Freestone]] {{•}} [[Hill County, Texas Genealogy|Hill]] {{•}} [[Leon County, Texas Genealogy|Leon]] {{•}} [[McLennan County, Texas Genealogy|McLennan]] {{•}} [[Navarro County, Texas Genealogy|Navarro]] {{•}} [[Robertson County, Texas Genealogy|Robertson]]  
*[[Freestone County, Texas|Freestone]]  
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<center>{{TX Limestone County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Hill County, Texas|Hill]]  
 
*[[Leon County, Texas|Leon]]  
 
*[[McLennan County, Texas|McLennan]]  
 
*[[Navarro County, Texas|Navarro]]  
 
*[[Robertson County, Texas|Robertson]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://limestoneco.org/cemeteries/cemeteriesindex.htm Cemetery Index] from TXGenWeb Limestone Co., TX
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.&nbsp;
  
Rootsweb.ancestry [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cemetery/Texas/limestone.htmlhttp://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cemetery/Texas/limestone.html cemetery project].  
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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/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=46&GScnty=2666&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|554080|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2666 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/limestone-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Limestone+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/limestone.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Limestone/ListLimestone.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/limestone/limecemetery.html GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/limestone/limestone-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
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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=Limestone&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=147 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txlimest/cemeteries/cemeteriesindex.htm TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22722&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=61&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/tx/limestone.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.  
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Limestone/ListLimestone.html Gloria B. Mayfield] Cemetery Project for Limestone County, Texas
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==== Census ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== Church ====
  
{{TX Church Intro}}
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{{TX Church Intro}}  
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
{{TX Land}}
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{{TX Land}}  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
{{TX County Histories}}
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{{TX County Histories}}  
  
 
*''A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas, ''1883. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46827/m1 Digital book on line] from the Portal to Texas History.
 
*''A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas, ''1883. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46827/m1 Digital book on line] from the Portal to Texas History.
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.  
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[[Image:Txlimestone.jpg|400px|Txlimestone.jpg]] <br> <br>
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
==== Newspapers ====
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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 $
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Limestone}}
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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://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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=====World War I=====
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*'''1917 - 1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2202707|Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Limestone}}  
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==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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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://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
==== Probate ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
 
  
==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}  
{{TX Tax Intro}}
 
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
{{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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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[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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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*'''1840-1981''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981] - FamilySearch
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997] (index) - FamilySearch
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch
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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 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] 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, 1837-1973] - FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837-1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803987 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch records collection
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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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*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010] - 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 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.  
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*'''1903-1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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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 $
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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.
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*'''1977-1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1968-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968-2005] (index) - Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — 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 $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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'''Hill County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 636<br>Hillsboro, Texas 76645<br> [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhcgs/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Limestone County Genealogical Society'''<br> 350 East Rusk Street<br>PO Box 1437<br> Mexia 76667<br>[http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/limestone-county/#sthash.uItQYuhN.dpuf Website]<br><br>
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'''Gibbs Memorial Library'''<br> 305 E Rusk St<br> Mexia, TX 76667<br><br>
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'''Maffett Memorial Library'''<br> 601 W Yeagua St<br> Groesbeck, TX 76642<br><br>  
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
== Web Sites  ==
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
*[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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== Websites  ==
  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Limestone|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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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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*{{FHL|Texas Limestone|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 23:31, 20 June 2017

United States
Texas
Limestone County

Guide to Limestone 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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Limestone County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Facts
Founded 11 April, 1846
County Seat Groesbeck
Courthouse
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Address Limestone County Courthouse
200 West State Street
PO Box 350
Groesbeck, Texas 76642
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County Information

County Courthouse

TexasLimestoneCourthouse.jpg
Limestone County Courthouse
200 West State Street PO Box 350
Groesbeck, Texas 76642
Phone: 254.729.5504

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, marriage records from 1873, probate records from 1880’s, land records from late 1800’s, court records from 1900’s and military records from 1920’s; Distric Clerk has divorce
records[1]

County Clerk

P.O. Box 350
Groesbeck 76642
Phone: 254-729-5504
Fax: 254-729-2951

District Clerk

P.O. Box 230
Groesbeck 76642
Phone: 254-729-3206
Fax: 254-729-2960

Limestone County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1873 1850 1873 1874


History

Parent County

1846--Limestone County was created 11 April 1846 from Robertson County.

  • County seat:
  1. 1846-1873: Springfield
  2. 1873-present: Groesbeck[2][3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1873--Limestone County Courthouse at Springfield and most county records were destroyed by fire in October 1873.

1891--Limestone County Courthouse at Groesbeck destroyed by fire on February 1, 1891.  Records were stored in vaults and were not lost. [4]

1954--The Old Limestone County Courthouse, built in 1891, was destroyed by fire in May 1954. It had not been used as a courthouse since 1924, when the current courthouse was built.[5]

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Cities and Towns: Groesbeck | Mexia | Coolidge | Fair Oaks | Kosse | Tehuacana | Thornton

Neighboring Counties

Falls  • Freestone  • Hill  • Leon  • McLennan  • Navarro  • Robertson

Hill CountyMcLennan CountyFalls CountyNavarro CountyLimestone CountyRobertson CountyFreestone CountyLeon CountyTX LIMESTONE.JPG
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Resources

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 Interment
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Census

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 Limestone 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.

  • A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas, 1883. Digital book on line from the Portal to Texas History.

Maps

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Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War
World War I

Newspapers

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

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

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

Hill County Genealogical Society
PO Box 636
Hillsboro, Texas 76645
Website

Limestone County Genealogical Society
350 East Rusk Street
PO Box 1437
Mexia 76667
Website

Gibbs Memorial Library
305 E Rusk St
Mexia, TX 76667

Maffett Memorial Library
601 W Yeagua St
Groesbeck, TX 76642

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

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • 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), Limestone County, Texas. Page 669 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).
  3. Limestone County: Handbook of Texas Online http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcl09
  4. GenDisasters.com - Groesbeck, TX Courthouse Fire, Feb 1891 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/7310/groesbeck-tx-courthouse-fire-feb-1891
  5. GenDisasters.com - Groesbeck, TX Old Courthouse Fire, May 1954 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17517/groesbeck-tx-old-courthouse-fire-may-1954