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''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties M|Counties M]] &gt;&nbsp;Milam County'' <br>
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas Counties M|Counties M]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Milam County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Milam County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| county = Milam County
 
| county = Milam County
 
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| founded date = March 17
 
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| seat wl = Cameron
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.milamcounty.net/index.html Milam County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 191<br> Cameron, Texas 76520-4216<br>Phone: 254.697.6596<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,<br> marriage records from 1873, probate, court and land<br> records, school census records 1909-1970 and<br> military discharge records from 1919<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Milam County, Texas. Page 670 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
  
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*[http://www.texasalmanac.com/topics/government/milam-county Milam County] Texas Almanac
 
*[http://lksfriday.com/MILAM/milam-020.htm Milam County Communities] Milam County Genealogical Society
 
*[http://lksfriday.com/MILAM/milam-020.htm Milam County Communities] Milam County Genealogical Society
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*Texas Almanac | [http://www.texasalmanac.com/texas-towns/cameron Cameron] (county seat) | [http://www.texasalmanac.com/texas-towns/rockdale Rockdale] (adopted in honor of the RHS Class of 1949) |
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*The Handbook of Texas Online | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hfc01 Cameron] (County Seat) | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hlm66 Milano] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnm48 Minerva] | [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hfr08 Rockdale]
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==== Ghost Towns  ====
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Texas Escapes Online Magazine | [http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasGhostTowns/BigLumpTexas.htm Big Lump] | [http://www.texasescapes.com/CentralTexasTownsSouth/Bryant-Station-Texas.htm Bryant Station] | [http://www.texasescapes.com/CentralTexasTownsSouth/Nashville-Texas.htm Nashville] | [http://www.texasescapes.com/CentralTexasTownsSouth/Sipe-Springs-Texas.htm Sipe Springs]
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bell County, Texas|Bell]]  
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[[Bell County, Texas|Bell]] | [[Burleson County, Texas|Burleson]] | [[Falls County, Texas|Falls]] | [[Lee County, Texas|Lee]] | [[Robertson County, Texas|Robertson]] | [[Williamson County, Texas|Williamson]]  
*[[Burleson County, Texas|Burleson]]  
 
*[[Falls County, Texas|Falls]]  
 
*[[Lee County, Texas|Lee]]  
 
*[[Robertson County, Texas|Robertson]]  
 
*[[Williamson County, Texas|Williamson]]
 
  
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== Resources  ==
  
== Resources  ==
 
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://lksfriday.com/MILAM/milam-277.htm Milam County, Texas Cemeteries] Milam County Genealogical Society  
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*[http://lksfriday.com/MILAM/milam-007.htm Milam County Cemeteries] Milam County Genealogical Society - complete list of cemeteries with directions
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2685 Milam County, Texas Cemeteries] Find A Grave  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2685 Milam County Cemeteries] Find A Grave  
*[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txmilam/cemeteries_ag.html Milam County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txmilam/cemeteries_ag.html Milam County Cemeteries] TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/milam/cemetery.htm Milam County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb&nbsp; Archives Project  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/milam/cemetery.htm Milam County Cemeteries] USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/milam.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/milam.html Tombstone Transcription Project] USGenWeb
*[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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Individual cemeteries:
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158337 Lockin Cemetery, Thorndale] BillionGraves
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
 
*[http://lksfriday.com/MILAM/milam-278.htm Milam County Census Records] Milam County Genealogical Society  
 
*[http://lksfriday.com/MILAM/milam-278.htm Milam County Census Records] Milam County Genealogical Society  
*[http://lksfriday.com/MILAM/milam-015.htm 1850 Milam County Federal Census Index] Milam County Genealogical Society
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*[http://lksfriday.com/MILAM/milam-015.htm 1850 Milam County Federal Census Index] Milam County Genealogical Society  
*[http://lksfriday.com/MILAM/milam-901.htm 1850 Milam County Slave Schedules] Milam County Genealogical Society
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*[http://lksfriday.com/MILAM/milam-901.htm 1850 Milam County Slave Schedules] Milam County Genealogical Society  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/milam/census/1850/imgindx.txt 1850 Milam County Federal Census Index] USGenWeb  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/milam/census/1850/imgindx.txt 1850 Milam County Federal Census Index] USGenWeb  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/tx/milam/census/1850/ 1850 Milam County Federal Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/milam/census/1850/ 1850 Milam County Federal Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/tx/milam/census/1870/ 1870 Milam County Federal Census] USGenWeb  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/milam/census/1870/ 1870 Milam County Federal Census] USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp 1880 Federal Census] FamilySearch.org
 
*[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp 1880 Federal Census] FamilySearch.org
 
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==== Church ====
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==== Churches ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.lksfriday.com/MILAM/milam-750.htm Milam County Churches] Milam County Genealogical Society
 
*[http://www.lksfriday.com/MILAM/milam-750.htm Milam County Churches] Milam County Genealogical Society
 
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txmilam/court.html Voter Registration&nbsp; 1867-1869]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txmilam/court.html Voter Registration&nbsp; 1867-1869]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
[http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/milam/land/milam.txt Land Survey Abstract Indices Original Land Owners of Texas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp; TXGenWeb
 
[http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/tx/milam/land/milam.txt Land Survey Abstract Indices Original Land Owners of Texas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp; TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcm13 Milam County History] The Handbook of Texas Online
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*[http://www.rhsclassof1965.com/1936_lair_01.html#1936-06 History of Milam County] 1936 Lair Yearbook of Rockdale High School
*[http://www.rhsclassof1965.com/1936_lair_01.html#1936-06 History of Milam County] 1936 Lair Yearbook of Rockdale High School
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/permalink/meta-pth-29785 History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties, 1893] The Portal to Texas History
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcm13 Milam County History] The Handbook of Texas Online
 
*[http://lksfriday.com/MILAM/milam-010.htm Milam County Famous People and Families] Milam County Genealogical Society  
 
*[http://lksfriday.com/MILAM/milam-010.htm Milam County Famous People and Families] Milam County Genealogical Society  
 
*[http://www.milamcountyhistoricalcommission.org/markers_milam_county.php Milam County Historical Markers] Milam County Historical Commission  
 
*[http://www.milamcountyhistoricalcommission.org/markers_milam_county.php Milam County Historical Markers] Milam County Historical Commission  
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*[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txmilam/pioneers.html Milam County Pioneers] TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txmilam/pioneers.html Milam County Pioneers] TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txmilam/surnames.html Milam County Surname Index] TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txmilam/surnames.html Milam County Surname Index] TXGenWeb
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/TX/County/milam.htm Milam County Map] 1895 US Atlas
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/TX/County/milam.htm Milam County Map] 1895 US Atlas  
 
*[http://lksfriday.com/MILAM/milam-191.htm Milam County Maps] Milam County Genealogical Society
 
*[http://lksfriday.com/MILAM/milam-191.htm Milam County Maps] Milam County Genealogical Society
 
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
 
*[http://lksfriday.com/MILAM/milam-275.htm Milam County Military Records] Milam County Genealogical Society  
 
*[http://lksfriday.com/MILAM/milam-275.htm Milam County Military Records] Milam County Genealogical Society  
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.php?formType=name&searchType=beginLike&lastName=&firstName=&county=Milam&number=&sortorder=alpha&dosearch=Search+Now Milam County Confederate Pension Applications] Texas State Library & Archives
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*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/index.php?formType=name&searchType=beginLike&lastName=&firstName=&county=Milam&number=&sortorder=alpha&dosearch=Search+Now Milam County Confederate Pension Applications] Texas State Library &amp; Archives  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txmilam/military.html Milam County Military Records] TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txmilam/military.html Milam County Military Records] TXGenWeb
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Milam}}
  
*[http://lksfriday.com/MILAM/milam-220.htm Milam County, Texas Newspapers] Milam County Genealogical Society  
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*[http://lksfriday.com/MILAM/milam-220.htm Milam County, Texas Newspapers] Milam County Genealogical Society
 
 
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/index/TXMILAM TXMILAM-L Archives] Milam County Obituaries  
 
*[http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/index/TXMILAM TXMILAM-L Archives] Milam County Obituaries  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txmilam/obits.html Milam County Obituaries] TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txmilam/obits.html Milam County Obituaries] TXGenWeb  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/milam/obits/ USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project] Texas  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/milam/obits/ USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project] Texas
 
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
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{{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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*[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 ====
==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1803956 Texas Birth Certificates 1903-1934] Family Search  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1803956 Texas Birth Certificates 1903-1934] Family Search  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1681015 Texas Births and Christenings 1840-1981] Family Search
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1681015 Texas Births and Christenings 1840-1981] Family Search  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] Family Search  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] Family Search  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Deaths 1890-1976]Family Search  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Deaths 1890-1976]Family Search  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973] Family Search
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1681049 Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973] Family Search  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas Marriages 1837-1973] Family Search
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas Marriages 1837-1973] Family Search
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://lksfriday.com/MILAM/milam-002.htm Milam County Genealogical Society]<br>c/o Lucy Hill Patterson Library<br>201 Ackerman St.<br>Rockdale, TX 76567  
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*[http://lksfriday.com/MILAM/milam-002.htm Milam County Genealogical Society]<br>c/o Lucy Hill Patterson Library<br>201 Ackerman St.<br>Rockdale, TX 76567
  
 
*[http://www.milamcountyhistoricalcommission.org Milam County Historical Commission]
 
*[http://www.milamcountyhistoricalcommission.org Milam County Historical Commission]
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*[http://www.main.org/patlib/library.htm Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library]<br>201 Ackerman St<br>Rockdale, TX 76567<br>Phone: (512) 446-3410
 
*[http://www.main.org/patlib/library.htm Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library]<br>201 Ackerman St<br>Rockdale, TX 76567<br>Phone: (512) 446-3410
  
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Rockdale Texas Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://lksfriday.com/MILAM/index.htm Milam County Genealogy Website] Milam County Genealogical Society
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*[http://lksfriday.com/MILAM/index.htm Milam County Genealogy Website] Milam County Genealogical Society  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/milam/milamtoc.htm Milam County Archives] USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/milam/milamtoc.htm Milam County Archives] USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txmilam/ Milam County] TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txmilam/ Milam County] TXGenWeb  
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Milam|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Milam|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.google.com/cse?cx=partner-pub-0742331745089669%3Atxukvextmav&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=milam+county&sa=Search Texas Escapes Online Magazine] Articles Specific to Milam County
 
*[http://www.google.com/cse?cx=partner-pub-0742331745089669%3Atxukvextmav&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=milam+county&sa=Search Texas Escapes Online Magazine] Articles Specific to Milam County
 
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Guide to Milam County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Milam County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 17, 1836
County Seat Cameron
Courthouse
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County Courthouse

Milam County Courthouse
PO Box 191
Cameron, Texas 76520-4216
Phone: 254.697.6596

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1873, probate, court and land
records, school census records 1909-1970 and
military discharge records from 1919[1]

History

In 1836 Milam County consituted one-sixth of the land in the territory in Texas.

Parent County

1836--Milam County was created on 17 March 1836 from the Old Mexican Municipality. County seat: Cameron [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1874--Courthouse and all county records were destroyed by fire in April 1874.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Ghost Towns

Texas Escapes Online Magazine | Big Lump | Bryant Station | Nashville | Sipe Springs

Neighboring Counties

Bell | Burleson | Falls | Lee | Robertson | Williamson

Resources

Cemeteries

Individual cemeteries:

Census

Churches

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

Voter Registration  1867-1869  ~  TXGenWeb

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.


Land Survey Abstract Indices Original Land Owners of Texas  ~   TXGenWeb

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Milam 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

Military

Newspapers

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

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

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Taxation

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.

Societies and Libraries

  • Cameron Public Library
    304 E 3rd St
    Cameron, TX 76520
    Phone: (254) 697-2401

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Milam County, Texas. Page 670 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).