Scurry County, Texas Genealogy

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Guide to Scurry County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse 

Scurry County Courthouse
1806 25th Street Ste 300
Snyder, TX 79549
Phone: 915.573.5332 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, land and probate records from 1884, court
records from 1909 and military records from 1918;
District Clerk has divorce records[1]



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History

Parent County

1876--Scurry County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Snyder.  The county was named for Confederate general William Read Scurry. [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Funeral Homes

  • Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home - 3101 College Ave. Snyder, Texas 79549; (325) 573-5454
  • Wright Colonial Funeral Home - 208 37th St. Snyder, Texas 79549; (325) 573-6200
  • Hillside Memorial Gardens - Colorado City Highway Snyder, Texas 79549; (325) 573-5251

Land

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Scurry 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

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

Military

Newspapers

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

Taxation

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.

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    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.

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Scurry County, Texas. Page 673 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).
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