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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties NO|Counties N,O]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Oldham County'' <br>
  
''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties NO|Counties N,O]] &gt;&nbsp;Oldham County'' <br>
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<br>{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Oldham County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| county_map = Tx-oldham.png
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1876
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| founded date = August 21
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| seat wl = Vega
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}}  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.oldham.tx.us/ips/cms Oldham County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 469<br>Vega, TX 79092-0469<br> Phone: 806.267.2667&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth records from 1917, death records<br> from 1918, marriage, divorce records from 1881, burial<br> and probate records from 1887, court records&nbsp; from 1911 <br>and land records from 1878<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oldham County, Texas. Page 671 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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The town of Tascosa was chosen as the county seat when Oldham County was organized in 1880.&nbsp; The county's first courthouse, a two story brick building, was built in 1884. In 1915, the county seat was moved to Vega and a second courthouse built. Although remodelled, the 1915 courthouse is in use today.&nbsp; The 1884 courthouse in Tascosa now serves as the Julian Bivins Museum. <br>
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[http://www.co.oldham.tx.us/ips/cms/index.html Oldham County Government Website]<br>
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1876--'''Oldham County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Vega <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1876--'''Oldham County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District, but was not organized until 1880. '''County seat:''' Vega <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Adrian | Boise | Boys Ranch | Tascosa | Vega | Wildorado<br>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; African Ancestored Genealogy
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://backwardbranch.com/oldham/cemetery.html Oldham County Texas Cemeteries] Oldham County TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Oldham/Boothill.html Boothill Cemetery&nbsp;] from Cemeteries-of-tx.com
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1341137&CScnty=2699& Cal Farley's Boys Ranch Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; findagrave
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=957479&CScnty=2699& Memorial Park Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; findagrave
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1968162&CScnty=2699& Palo Duro Wildorado]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; findagrave
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/oldham/cemetery/romero.txt Romero Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2168299&CScnty=2699& St. Stephens Episcopal Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; findagrave
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=7183&CScnty=2699& Tascosa Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; findagrave
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1983083&CScnty=2699& Wimberly Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; findagrave
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
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==== Census  ====
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*[http://backwardbranch.com/oldham/census.html 1910 Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://backwardbranch.com/oldham/census.html 1920 Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://backwardbranch.com/oldham/census.html 1930 Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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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  ====
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*[http://wwwdb.glo.state.tx.us/central/LandGrants/LandGrantsSearch.cfm Texas Land Grant Search]&nbsp; Texas General Land Office  
 
*[http://wwwdb.glo.state.tx.us/central/LandGrants/LandGrantsSearch.cfm Texas Land Grant Search]&nbsp; Texas General Land Office  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/tx/oldham/land/oldham.txt Original Land Owners of Oldham County] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/oldham/land/oldham.txt Original Land Owners of Oldham County] USGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*[http://atlas.thc.state.tx.us/ Texas Historic Sites Atlas] Texas Historic Commission
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*''Oldham County,'' 1981, by the Oldham County Historical Commission.
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*''Maverick Town: The Story of Old Tascosa, ''1946; enlarged ed. 1968, by John L. McCarty.
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hco02 Oldham County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
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*[http://atlas.thc.state.tx.us/ Texas Historic Sites Atlas] Texas Historic Commission  
 
*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ Portal To Texas History]
 
*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ Portal To Texas History]
  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/supsites/military/ Index to Military Roles for the Republic of Texas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TSHA
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*[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]&nbsp;
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*[http://backwardbranch.com/oldham/1890VeteransSchedule.pdf 1890 Veterans Schedule]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
 
*[http://backwardbranch.com/oldham/military.html Oldham County Military] Oldham County TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://backwardbranch.com/oldham/military.html Oldham County Military] Oldham County TXGenWeb  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/tx/oldham/military/civilwar/pensions/oldhacsa.txt Confederate Military Pension Applications] USGenWeb Archives  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/oldham/military/civilwar/pensions/oldhacsa.txt Confederate Military Pension Applications] USGenWeb Archives  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/tx/oldham/vitals/births/oldham.txt Oldham County WW 1 Draft Applicants] USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/oldham/vitals/births/oldham.txt Oldham County WW 1 Draft Applicants] USGenWeb Archives  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
*[http://amarillo.com/ Amarillo Globe News]
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*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://backwardbranch.com/oldham/obits.html Oldham County Obituaries&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; 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&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; 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&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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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)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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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*[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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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Oldham County Public Library<br>914 Main<br>Vega, TX 79092<br>Phone: (806) 267-2635<br>[http://www.hlc-lib.org/vega/ Website]
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[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://backwardbranch.com/oldham/ Oldham County TXGenWeb]  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/oldham/oldtoc.htm Oldham County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193833&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Oldham&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txoldham/ Oldham County TXGenWeb site]
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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 Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Oldham|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Vega
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County Courthouse

Oldham County Courthouse
PO Box 469
Vega, TX 79092-0469
Phone: 806.267.2667 

County Clerk has birth records from 1917, death records
from 1918, marriage, divorce records from 1881, burial
and probate records from 1887, court records  from 1911
and land records from 1878[1]


The town of Tascosa was chosen as the county seat when Oldham County was organized in 1880.  The county's first courthouse, a two story brick building, was built in 1884. In 1915, the county seat was moved to Vega and a second courthouse built. Although remodelled, the 1915 courthouse is in use today.  The 1884 courthouse in Tascosa now serves as the Julian Bivins Museum.

Oldham County Government Website

 

History

Parent County

1876--Oldham County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District, but was not organized until 1880. County seat: Vega [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Adrian | Boise | Boys Ranch | Tascosa | Vega | Wildorado

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Oldham County Public Library
914 Main
Vega, TX 79092
Phone: (806) 267-2635
Website

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oldham County, Texas. Page 671 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).