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Guide to '''Refugio County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Refugio 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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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Refugio County
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1836
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| founded date = 17 March
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| seat = Refugio
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| building address = Refugio County Courthouse<br>808 Commerce Street<br>Refugio, TX 78377-0704}}
  
{{Adoption TXGenWeb}} Adopted by TXGenWeb Refugio County  
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== County Information ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== County Courthouse  ====
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[http://www.texasescapes.com/TexasGulfCoastTowns/Refugio-County-Courthouse.htm Refugio County Courthouse] <br>808 Commerce Street<br> Refugio, TX 78377-0704<br> Phone: 361.526.2727&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage records from 1851, probate records from 1840, <br>court records from 1881 and land records&nbsp;from 1835<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Refugio County, Texas. Page 672 {{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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P.O. Box 704<br>Refugio 78377<br>Phone: 361-526-2233
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'''<br>County and District Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 736<br>Refugio 78377<br>Phone: 361-526-5942<br>
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==== Refugio County, Texas Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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[http://www.co.refugio.tx.us/ips/cms Refugio County Courthouse ]<br>808 Commerce Street<br> Refugio, TX 78377-0704<br> Phone: 361.526.2727&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, <br>marriage records from 1851, probate records from 1840, <br>court records from 1881 and land records&nbsp;from 1835<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Refugio County, Texas. Page 672 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
The battle of Refugio occurred in 1836, just prior to the Goliad Massacre.  
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'''1836--'''The battle of Refugio occurred in 1836, just prior to the Goliad Massacre.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1836--'''Refugio County was created 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality. '''County seat:''' Refugio <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1836--'''Refugio County was created 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Refugio <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1879--'''Many records were destroyed in a courthouse fire in January 1879.  
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'''1879--'''Many records were destroyed in a courthouse fire in January 1879.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Refugio, Refugio|place|disp=Refugio}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Aransas County, Texas|Aransas]]  
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[[Aransas County, Texas Genealogy|Aransas]] {{•}} [[Bee County, Texas Genealogy|Bee]] {{•}} [[Calhoun County, Texas Genealogy|Calhoun]] {{•}} [[Goliad County, Texas Genealogy|Goliad]] {{•}} [[San Patricio County, Texas Genealogy|San Patricio]] {{•}} [[Victoria County, Texas Genealogy|Victoria]]  
*[[Bee County, Texas|Bee]]  
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<center>{{TX Refugio County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Calhoun County, Texas|Calhoun]]  
 
*[[Goliad County, Texas|Goliad]]  
 
*[[San Patricio County, Texas|San Patricio]]  
 
*[[Victoria County, Texas|Victoria]]
 
 
 
 
== 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="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=2715&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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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=2715 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/refugio-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Refugio+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/refugio.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/Refugio/ListRefugio.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/refugio/cemetery.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/refugio/refugio-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=Refugio&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txrefugi/cemeteries.htm TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22771&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=11&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Church  ====
 
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Local Histories ====
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{{TX County Histories}}  
{{TX County Histories}}
 
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.  
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[[Image:Txrefugio.jpg|250px|Txrefugio.jpg]] <br> <br>*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
==== Newspapers ====
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*'''1838 - 1900''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Refugio}}
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*'''1845 - 1848''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
==== Probate ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1917 - 1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2202707|Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Refugio}}
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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://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
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==== 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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===== Birth  =====
*[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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*'''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&nbsp;]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837-1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch.&nbsp;&nbsp;Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.''<br>''
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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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*'''1966-2006''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records 1966-2006] (index) - 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]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
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===== Death =====
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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. The name index has been created by Family Search and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
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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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*'''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 or four million people who have died since 1964.
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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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*'''1960-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968 - 2005&nbsp;]&nbsp; (index)&nbsp; -&nbsp; 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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*'''1968-2011''' [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  ==
  
== Web Sites ==
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'''Refugio County Historical Society'''<br> Refugio County Museum<br> 102 West St.<br> Refugio, TX 78377<br>Telephone Number:361-526-5555<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txrefugi/Museum01.htm?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0002159160&o_lid=0002159160&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
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=== Family History Centers ===
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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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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Refugio|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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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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*{{FHL|Texas Refugio|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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Latest revision as of 14:35, 21 June 2017

United States
Texas
Refugio County

Guide to Refugio 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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Refugio County, Texas
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Map of Texas highlighting Refugio County
Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 17 March, 1836
County Seat Refugio
Courthouse
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Address Refugio County Courthouse
808 Commerce Street
Refugio, TX 78377-0704
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County Information

County Courthouse

Refugio County Courthouse
808 Commerce Street
Refugio, TX 78377-0704
Phone: 361.526.2727 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1851, probate records from 1840,
court records from 1881 and land records from 1835[1]

County Clerk

P.O. Box 704
Refugio 78377
Phone: 361-526-2233


County and District Clerk

P.O. Box 736
Refugio 78377
Phone: 361-526-5942

Refugio County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1851 1850 1839 1840


History

1836--The battle of Refugio occurred in 1836, just prior to the Goliad Massacre.

Parent County

1836--Refugio County was created 17 March 1836 from an Old Mexican Municipality.

  • County seat: Refugio [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Refugio County border changes.

Record Loss

1879--Many records were destroyed in a courthouse fire in January 1879.

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Aransas  • Bee  • Calhoun  • Goliad  • San Patricio  • Victoria

Goliad CountyVictoria CountyCalhoun CountyBee CountyRefugio CountySan Patricio CountyAransas CountyNueces CountyTX REFUGIO 1.JPG
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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) Names in Stone
TXGenWeb Epodunk
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Church

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 Refugio 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

Txrefugio.jpg

*Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.

Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War
World War I

Newspapers

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

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

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

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
Death
Divorce

Societies and Libraries

Refugio County Historical Society
Refugio County Museum
102 West St.
Refugio, TX 78377
Telephone Number:361-526-5555
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

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • 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), Refugio County, Texas. Page 672 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).