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== County Courthouse  ==
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Guide to '''Mitchell 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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{{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records|left}}<br>
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/Mitchell-County-Texas-Courts.htm Mitchell County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 1166<br> Colorado City, Texas 79512<br> Phone: 915.728.3481<br><br> County Clerk has birth, marriage, death,<br> probate, court and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mitchell 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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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Mitchell County
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| county_map = Tx-mitchell.png
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1876
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| founded date = 21 August
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| seat = Colorado City
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| building image = TexasMitchelCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Mitchell County Courthouse<br>349 Oak Street<br>
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P.O. Box 1166<br>Colorado City, Texas 79512}}
  
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== County Information ==
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==== County Courthouse  ====
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[http://www.courtreference.com/Mitchell-County-Texas-Courts.htm Mitchell County Courthouse]<br>349 Oak Street<br> P.O. Box 1166<br> Colorado City, Texas 79512<br> Phone: 325-728-3481<br><br> County Clerk has birth, marriage, death,<br> probate, court and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Mitchell 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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349 Oak Street Rm 103<br>Colorado City 79512<br>Phone: 325-728-3481<br>Fax: 325-728-5322
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'''District Clerk'''
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349 Oak Street Rm 302<br>Colorado City 79512<br>Phone: 325-728-5918<br>
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==== Mitchell 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" |1881
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1880
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1881
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1881
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
The first settlers arrived in 1875.  
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'''1875--'''The first settlers arrived in 1875.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
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'''1881--'''Mitchell County was organized 10 January 1881.<ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Mitchell County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcm15</ref>  
 
'''1881--'''Mitchell County was organized 10 January 1881.<ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Mitchell County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcm15</ref>  
  
'''County seat:''' Colorado City <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*'''County seat:''' Colorado City <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Mitchell, Buford|place|disp=Buford}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Mitchell, Colorado City|place|disp=Colorado City}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Mitchell, Hyman|place|disp=Hyman}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Mitchell, Loraine|place|disp=Loraine}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Mitchell, Westbrook|place|disp=Westbrook}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Borden County, Texas|Borden]]  
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[[Borden County, Texas Genealogy|Borden]] {{•}} [[Coke County, Texas Genealogy|Coke]] {{•}} [[Fisher County, Texas Genealogy|Fisher]] {{•}} [[Howard County, Texas Genealogy|Howard]] {{•}} [[Nolan County, Texas Genealogy|Nolan]] {{•}} [[Scurry County, Texas Genealogy|Scurry]] {{•}} [[Sterling County, Texas Genealogy|Sterling]]  
*[[Coke County, Texas|Coke]]  
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<center>{{TXMITCHELL County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Fisher County, Texas|Fisher]]  
 
*[[Howard County, Texas|Howard]]  
 
*[[Nolan County, Texas|Nolan]]  
 
*[[Scurry County, Texas|Scurry]]  
 
*[[Sterling County, Texas|Sterling]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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{| width="75%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2" border="1"
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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=2687&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|506064|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2687 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/mitchell-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Mitchell+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/mitchell.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Mitchell/ListMitchell.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/mitchell/mitchtoc.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/mitchell/mitchell-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=Mitchell&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=168 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/mitchelltx/cemeteries/cemeteries.html TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22743&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=13&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/mitchell.htm Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census  ====
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{{US Census population
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|1880= 117
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|1890= 2059
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|1900= 2855
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|1910= 8956
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|1920= 7527
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|1930= 14183
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|1940= 12477
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|1950= 14357
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|1960= 11255
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|1970= 9073
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|1980= 9088
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|1990= 8016
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|2000= 9698
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|2010= 9403
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}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/mitchell/land/mitchell.txt Original Land Owners of Texas]&nbsp; -&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcm15 Mitchell County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcm15 Mitchell County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txmitchell.jpg|250px|Txmitchell.jpg]] <br> <br>
  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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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 $
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/mitchelltx/military/veterans.htm Veterans of Mitchell County Texas] Mitchell County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''1845 - 1848''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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=====Civil War=====
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
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=====World War I=====
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*'''1917 - 1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2202707|Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Mitchell}}
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project] ~ Texas
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot ] ~ Texas Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times ] ~ Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== 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 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  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 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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===== Birth  =====
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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 - 1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch
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*'''1903 - 1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997] (index) - FamilySearch
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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://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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*'''1966 - 2000''' [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''' [http://www.footnote.com Footnote.com] ($)
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*'''1890 - 1976''' [http://www.fold3.com/title_479/texas_death_certificates Texas Death Certificates 1890-1976] available online.
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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]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976.  
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*'''1903 - 1973''' https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681049 Texas, Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973] FamilySearch records collection
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*'''1903 - 2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1949337 Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000] FamilySearch records collection
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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] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates
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*'''1977 - 1986''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1930157 Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986]  FamilySearch records collection
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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 - 2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2038378 Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010] FamilySearch records
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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Mitchell County Historical Commission<br> 1100 E. 10th #6, Quail Run Apartments<br> Colorado City, Texas 79512<br> Steve Manning (915) 728-8269<br><br>
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Mitchell County Public Library<br> 340 Oak Street<br> Colorado City, Texas 79532<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  ==
  
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/mitchelltx/ Mitchell County TXGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/mitchell/mitchtoc.htm USGenWeb Archives Project ]
  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Mitchell|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas Mitchell|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  ==

Latest revision as of 18:15, 3 October 2017

United States
Texas
Mitchell County

Guide to Mitchell 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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Mitchell County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Mitchell County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 21 August, 1876
County Seat Colorado City
Courthouse
TexasMitchelCourthouse.jpg
Address Mitchell County Courthouse
349 Oak Street

P.O. Box 1166
Colorado City, Texas 79512

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County Information

County Courthouse

Mitchell County Courthouse
349 Oak Street
P.O. Box 1166
Colorado City, Texas 79512
Phone: 325-728-3481

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death,
probate, court and land records[1]

County Clerk

349 Oak Street Rm 103
Colorado City 79512
Phone: 325-728-3481
Fax: 325-728-5322

District Clerk

349 Oak Street Rm 302
Colorado City 79512
Phone: 325-728-5918

Mitchell County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1881 1880 1881 1881


History

1875--The first settlers arrived in 1875.

Parent County

1876--Mitchell County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District.

1881--Mitchell County was organized 10 January 1881.[2]

  • County seat: Colorado City [3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Buford | Colorado City | Loraine | Westbrook

Neighboring Counties

Borden  • Coke  • Fisher  • Howard  • Nolan  • Scurry  • Sterling

Borden CountyScurry CountyFisher CountyNolan CountyMitchell CountyHoward CountyGlasscock CountySterling CountyCoke CountyTX MITCHELL.JPG

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

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1880117
18902,0591,659.8%
19002,85538.7%
19108,956213.7%
19207,527−16.0%
193014,18388.4%
194012,477−12.0%
195014,35715.1%
196011,255−21.6%
19709,073−19.4%
19809,0880.2%
19908,016−11.8%
20009,69821.0%
20109,403−3.0%

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 Mitchell 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

Txmitchell.jpg

Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War
World War I

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Mitchell 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

Mitchell County Historical Commission
1100 E. 10th #6, Quail Run Apartments
Colorado City, Texas 79512
Steve Manning (915) 728-8269

Mitchell County Public Library
340 Oak Street
Colorado City, Texas 79532

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

  • 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), Mitchell County, Texas. Page 670 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Handbook of Texas Online: Mitchell County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcm15
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).