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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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Guide to '''Milam 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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<br>{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
  
[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>  
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==== Milam County, Texas Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate |Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1903
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1874
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1850
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1873
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1874
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==== 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>
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[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark%3A/67531/metapth25192/ Inventory of county records, Milam County Courthouse, Cameron, Texas] from Portal to Texas History
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<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>
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'''County Clerk'''
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107 W. Main<br>Cameron 76520<br>Phone: 254-697-7049<br>Fax: 254-697-7055
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'''District Clerk'''
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102 South Fannin Ste. 5<br>Cameron 76520<br>Phone: 254-697-7052<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
In 1836 Milam County consituted one-sixth of the land in the territory in Texas.  
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'''1836--'''In 1836 Milam County consituted one-sixth of the land in the territory in Texas.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1836--'''Milam County was created on 17 March 1836 from the Old Mexican Municipality. '''County seat:''' Cameron <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1836--'''Milam County was created on 17 March 1836 from the Old Mexican Municipality.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Cameron <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1874--'''Courthouse and all county records were destroyed by fire in April 1874.  
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'''1874--'''Courthouse and all county records were destroyed by fire in April 1874.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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*[http://www.texasalmanac.com/topics/government/milam-county Milam County] Texas Almanac  
 
*[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
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Milam, Cameron|place|disp=Cameron}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Milam, Gause|place|disp=Gause}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Milam, Hoyte|place|disp=Hoyte}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Milam, Milano|place|disp=Milano}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Milam, Rockdale|place|disp=Rockdale}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Milam, Sandy Creek|place|disp=Sandy Creek}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Ghost Towns  ====
 
==== Ghost Towns  ====
  
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]  
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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]] | [[Burleson County, Texas|Burleson]] | [[Falls County, Texas|Falls]] | [[Lee County, Texas|Lee]] | [[Robertson County, Texas|Robertson]] | [[Williamson County, Texas|Williamson]]  
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[[Bell County, Texas Genealogy|Bell]] {{•}} [[Burleson County, Texas Genealogy|Burleson]] {{•}} [[Falls County, Texas Genealogy|Falls]] {{•}} [[Lee County, Texas Genealogy|Lee]] {{•}} [[Robertson County, Texas Genealogy|Robertson]] {{•}} [[Williamson County, Texas Genealogy|Williamson]]  
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<center>{{TXMILAM County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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== Resources  ==
  
== Resources ==
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==== African American ====
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*'''1865 - 1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://lksfriday.com/MILAM/milam-007.htm Milam County Cemeteries] Milam County Genealogical Society - complete list of cemeteries with directions
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
*[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] TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/milam/cemetery.htm Milam County Cemeteries] USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/milam.html Tombstone Transcription Project] USGenWeb
 
  
Individual cemeteries:  
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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/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=46&GScnty=2685&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|334616|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2685 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/milam-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Milam+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/milam.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/Milam/ListMilam.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/milam/cemetery.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/milam/milam-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=Milam&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=166 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txmilam/cemeteries.html TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22741&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=80&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/milam.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=158337 Lockin Cemetery, Thorndale] BillionGraves
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==== Census  ====
  
==== Census  ====
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{{US Census population
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|1850= 2907
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|1860= 5175
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|1870= 8984
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|1880= 18659
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|1890= 24773
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|1900= 39666
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|1910= 36780
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|1920= 38104
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|1930= 37915
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|1940= 33120
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|1950= 23585
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|1960= 22263
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|1970= 20028
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|1980= 22732
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|1990= 22946
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|2000= 24238
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|2010= 24757
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*[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  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/milam/census/1850/imgindx.txt '''1850''' Milam County Federal Census Index] USGenWeb  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/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] ~ USGenWeb  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/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
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp?PAGE=census/search_census.asp '''1880''' Federal Census] FamilySearch.org
  
 
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==== Churches  ====
 
==== 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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===== Lutheran  =====
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*Records of the American Lutheran Church, Pettibone, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at [http://www.archives.com Archives.com] ($).
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txmilam/court.html Voter Registration&nbsp; 1867-1869]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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==== Land  ====
  
==== Land  ====
 
 
{{TX Land}}
 
{{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
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==== Local Histories  ====
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}  
{{TX County Histories}}
 
  
 
*[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://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcm13 Milam County History] The Handbook of Texas Online  
 
*[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  
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*[http://www.milamcountyhistoricalcommission.org/markers_milam_county.php Milam County Historical Markers] Milam County Historical Commission[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txmilam/bible.html <br>]
*[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txmilam/bible.html Milam County Bible Records] TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txmilam/pioneers.html Milam County Pioneers] TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txmilam/surnames.html Milam County Surname Index] TXGenWeb
 
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/TX/County/milam.htm Milam County Map] 1895 US Atlas  
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[[Image:Txmilam.jpg|250px|Txmilam.jpg]]
*[http://lksfriday.com/MILAM/milam-191.htm Milam County Maps] Milam County Genealogical Society
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*'''1895''' [http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/TX/County/milam.htm Milam County Map] 1895 US Atlas
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/search/?q=milam+county+maps&t=fulltext Milam County Maps] at Portal to Texas History
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark%3A/67531/metapth19698/ Milam County Soil Map] displays cemeteries, churches, schools, et al - at Portal to Texas History
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
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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 $
 
*[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 &amp; Archives  
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*[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txmilam/military.html Milam County Military Records] TXGenWeb
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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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*[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
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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  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Milam}}  
 
{{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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*[http://www.fultonhistory.com/my%20photo%20albums/all%20newspapers/Rockdale%20TX%20Messenger/index.html Rockdale Messenger] at Fulton History
  
 
==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
 
*[http://www.lksfriday.com/MILAM/milam-975.htm Find Your Roots in Some Central Texas Obituaries] Milam County Genealogical Society  
 
*[http://www.lksfriday.com/MILAM/milam-975.htm Find Your Roots in Some Central Texas Obituaries] Milam County Genealogical Society  
*[http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/index/TXMILAM TXMILAM-L Archives] Milam County Obituaries  
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*[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://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/milam/obits/ USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project] Texas
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/milam/obits/ USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project] Texas
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
{{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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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records 1800-1990}} 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 1800-2000] 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&nbsp; (subscription)
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Taxation ====
{{TX Tax Intro}}
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{{TX Tax Intro}}  
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
{{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  
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[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/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] Family Search
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===== Birth  =====
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Deaths 1890-1976]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  
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
*[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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*'''1840 - 1981''' [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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*'''1903 - 1934''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1803956 Texas Birth Certificates 1903-1934] Family Search
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===== Marriage  =====
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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://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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*'''1837 - 1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.)
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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://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Deaths 1890-1976]Family Search  
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*'''1903 - 1073''' [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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*'''1903 - 2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1964 - 1998''' [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  
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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 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
  
 
== 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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'''Milam County Genealogical Society'''<br>c/o Lucy Hill Patterson Library<br>201 Ackerman St.<br>Rockdale, TX 76567<br>[http://lksfriday.com/MILAM/milam-002.htm website]<br><br>
  
*[http://www.milamcountyhistoricalcommission.org Milam County Historical Commission]
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'''Cameron Public Library'''<br>304 E 3rd St<br>Cameron, TX 76520<br>Telephone Number: 254-697-2401<br><br>
  
*Cameron Public Library<br>304 E 3rd St<br>Cameron, TX 76520<br>Phone: (254) 697-2401
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'''Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library'''<br>201 Ackerman St<br>Rockdale, TX 76567<br>Telephone Number: 512-446-3410<br>[http://www.rockdalelibrarytx.org/ Website]<br>
  
*[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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*[http://www.milamcountyhistoricalcommission.org Milam County Historical Commission]
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Rockdale Texas Family History Center]]
 
*[[Rockdale Texas Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://lksfriday.com/MILAM/index.htm Milam County Genealogy Website] Milam County Genealogical Society  
 
*[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  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/milam/milamtoc.htm Milam County Archives] USGenWeb Archives Project
*[http://www.txgenweb4.org/txmilam/ Milam County] TXGenWeb
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*{{FHL|Texas Milam|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.
*{{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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Latest revision as of 18:17, 3 October 2017

United States
Texas
Milam County

Guide to Milam 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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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 Information

Milam County, Texas Record Dates

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


County Courthouse

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

Inventory of county records, Milam County Courthouse, Cameron, Texas from Portal to Texas History


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]

County Clerk

107 W. Main
Cameron 76520
Phone: 254-697-7049
Fax: 254-697-7055

District Clerk

102 South Fannin Ste. 5
Cameron 76520
Phone: 254-697-7052

History

1836--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

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Ghost Towns

Neighboring Counties

Bell  • Burleson  • Falls  • Lee  • Robertson  • Williamson

Coryell CountyBell CountyFalls CountyRobertson CountyMilam CountyBrazos CountyBurleson CountyWilliamson CountyTravis CountyLee CountyWashington CountyTX MILAM.JPG

Resources

African American

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

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18502,907
18605,17578.0%
18708,98473.6%
188018,659107.7%
189024,77332.8%
190039,66660.1%
191036,780−7.3%
192038,1043.6%
193037,915−0.5%
194033,120−12.6%
195023,585−28.8%
196022,263−5.6%
197020,028−10.0%
198022,73213.5%
199022,9460.9%
200024,2385.6%
201024,7572.1%

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.


Lutheran
  • Records of the American Lutheran Church, Pettibone, in Evangelical Lutheran Church in America database at Archives.com ($).

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 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

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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 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.

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

Milam County Genealogical Society
c/o Lucy Hill Patterson Library
201 Ackerman St.
Rockdale, TX 76567
website

Cameron Public Library
304 E 3rd St
Cameron, TX 76520
Telephone Number: 254-697-2401

Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library
201 Ackerman St
Rockdale, TX 76567
Telephone Number: 512-446-3410
Website

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

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).