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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>
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Guide to '''Oldham 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.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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==== County Courthouse  ====
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[http://www.texasescapes.com/TOWNS/Vega/Oldham-County-Courthouse-Vega-Texas.htm  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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'''County and District Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 360<br>Vega 79092<br>Phone: 806-267-2667<br>  
  
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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>  
 
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>  
  
[http://www.co.oldham.tx.us/ips/cms/index.html Oldham County Government Website]<br>  
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[http://www.oldhamcounty.net/ Oldham County Government Website]<br>
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==== Oldham 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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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''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>  
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'''1876--'''Oldham County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District, but was not organized until 1880.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Vega <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, Oldham, Tascosa|place|disp=Tascosa}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Oldham, Vega|place|disp=Vega}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Deaf Smith County, Texas|Deaf Smith]]  
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[[Deaf Smith County, Texas Genealogy|Deaf Smith]] {{•}} [[Hartley County, Texas Genealogy|Hartley]] {{•}} [[Moore County, Texas Genealogy|Moore]] {{•}} [[Potter County, Texas Genealogy|Potter]] {{•}} [[Quay County, New Mexico Genealogy|Quay County, New Mexico]] {{•}} [[Randall County, Texas Genealogy|Randall]]  
*[[Hartley County, Texas|Hartley]]  
 
*[[Moore County, Texas|Moore]]  
 
*[[Potter County, Texas|Potter]]  
 
*[[Quay County, New Mexico|Quay County, New Mexico]]  
 
*[[Randall County, Texas|Randall]]
 
  
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<center>{{TX Oldham County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb  
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*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records](images) - FamilySearch<br>
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; African Ancestored Genealogy
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots] ~ USGenWeb  
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas] ~ African Ancestored Genealogy
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Oldham/Boothill.html Boothill Cemetery&nbsp;] from Cemeteries-of-tx.com
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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=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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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
*[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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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=7183&CScnty=2699& Tascosa Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; findagrave
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
*[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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| 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=2699&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|427769|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=2699 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/oldham-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Oldham+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/oldham.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/Wtx/Oldham/ListOldham.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/oldham/oldtoc.htm GenWeb Archives]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/oldham/oldham-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=Oldham&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=180 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/%7Etxoldham/cemetery.htm TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22755&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=4&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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''Additional Cemetery Sources''
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcemeteries/ Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
 
*[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  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
*[http://backwardbranch.com/oldham/census.html 1910 Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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{{US Census population
*[http://backwardbranch.com/oldham/census.html 1920 Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
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|1880= 387
*[http://backwardbranch.com/oldham/census.html 1930 Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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|1890= 270
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|1900= 349
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|1910= 812
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|1920= 709
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|1930= 1404
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|1940= 1385
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|1950= 1672
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|1960= 1928
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|1970= 2258
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|1980= 2283
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|1990= 2278
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|2000= 2185
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*[http://backwardbranch.com/oldham/census.html '''1910''' Census] ~ TXGenWeb  
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*[http://backwardbranch.com/oldham/census.html '''1920''' Census] ~ TXGenWeb  
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*[http://backwardbranch.com/oldham/census.html '''1930''' Census] ~ TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
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*[http://www.thecatholicdirectory.com/directory.cfm?fuseaction=search_directory&country=US&state=TX&county=OLDHAM Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
*[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  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*''Oldham County,'' 1981, by the Oldham County Historical Commission.  
 
*''Oldham County,'' 1981, by the Oldham County Historical Commission.  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
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[[Image:Txoldham.jpg|250px|Txoldham.jpg]]
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Texas Genweb 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 $
*[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.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
*[http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]&nbsp;
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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
*[http://backwardbranch.com/oldham/1890VeteransSchedule.pdf 1890 Veterans Schedule]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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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
 
*[http://backwardbranch.com/oldham/military.html Oldham County Military] Oldham County TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://backwardbranch.com/oldham/military.html Oldham County Military] Oldham County TXGenWeb  
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/supsites/military/ Index to Military Roles for the Republic of Texas] TSHA
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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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*[https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htmsoldiers.cfm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]
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*[http://backwardbranch.com/oldham/1890VeteransSchedule.pdf 1890 Veterans Schedule]  TXGenWeb
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/oldham/military/civilwar/pensions/oldhacsa.txt Confederate Military Pension Applications] USGenWeb Archives  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/oldham/military/civilwar/pensions/oldhacsa.txt Confederate Military Pension Applications] USGenWeb Archives  
*[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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=====World War I=====
*[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
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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
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/oldham/vitals/births/oldham.txt Oldham County WW 1 Draft Applicants] USGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Oldham}}
  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
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*[http://backwardbranch.com/oldham/obits.html Oldham County Obituaries&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://backwardbranch.com/oldham/obits.html Oldham County Obituaries&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
 
*[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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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*[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}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1800–2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] Ancestry.com (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
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*[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
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===== Birth  =====
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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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*'''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/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch. Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.
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*'''1837 - 1977''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] index $
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*'''1966 - 2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records 1966 - 2005] Hidden Ancestors 
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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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*'''1890 - 1976''' [http:////www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976] [with images] FamilySearch&nbsp; Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976.  
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*'''1903 - 1973'''  {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1903 - 1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1903 - 2000'''[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch
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*'''1964 - 1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates
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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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*'''1850 - 1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas 1850 - 1930
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*'''1968 - 2005''' [http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records 1968 - 2005] Hidden Ancestors  
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*'''1968 - 2011'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
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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'''Oldham County Court House'''<br>PO Box 360<br>Vega, TX 79092-0360<br> [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txoldham/ website]<br><br>
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'''Oldham County Public Library'''<br>914 Main<br>Vega, TX 79092<br>Telephone Number: 806-267-2635<br>[http://www.hlc-lib.org/vega/ Website]<br><br>
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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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*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/oldham/oldtoc.htm Oldham County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/oldham/oldtoc.htm Oldham County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txoldham/ Oldham County TXGenWeb site]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txoldham/ Oldham County TXGenWeb site]  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
 
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Oldham|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas Oldham|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.
  
 
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United States
Texas
Oldham County

Guide to Oldham 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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Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Vega
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County Information

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]

County and District Clerk

P.O. Box 360
Vega 79092
Phone: 806-267-2667


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

Oldham County, Texas Record Dates

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


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

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

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

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

Neighboring Counties

Deaf Smith  • Hartley  • Moore  • Potter  • Quay County, New Mexico  • Randall


Hartley CountyMoore CountyOldham CountyPotter CountyDeaf Smith CountyRandall CountyQua County, New MexicoTX OLDHAM 1.JPG
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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
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1880387
1890270−30.2%
190034929.3%
1910812132.7%
1920709−12.7%
19301,40498.0%
19401,385−1.4%
19501,67220.7%
19601,92815.3%
19702,25817.1%
19802,2831.1%
19902,278−0.2%
20002,185−4.1%
20102,052−6.1%

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 Oldham 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

Txoldham.jpg

Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War
World War I

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Oldham 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
Marriage
Death
Divorce

Societies and Libraries

Oldham County Court House
PO Box 360
Vega, TX 79092-0360
website

Oldham County Public Library
914 Main
Vega, TX 79092
Telephone Number: 806-267-2635
Website


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

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), 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).