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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties S|Counties S]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Sherman County'' <br>{{Infobox U.S. County
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Guide to '''Sherman 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>
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Sherman County
 
| county = Sherman County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
 
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| founded date = August 21
 
| founded date = August 21
 
| seat wl = Stratford
 
| seat wl = Stratford
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== County Information ==
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==== County Courthouse  ====
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[http://www.co.sherman.tx.us/ Sherman County Courthouse]<br>701 N 3rd; PO Box 270<br>Stratford, TX 79084<br>Phone: 806.396.2371&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death, probate and court&nbsp;<br>records court records from 1903, marriage and land&nbsp;<br>records from 1901, burial records from 1895, divorce<br> records from 1914 and commission court minutes <br>from 1889<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sherman County, Texas. Page 673 {{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 270<br>Stratford 79084<br>Phone: 806-366-2371<br>
  
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==== Sherman County, Texas Record Dates ====
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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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" |1889
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[http://www.co.sherman.tx.us/ips/cms/ Sherman County Courthouse]<br>701 N 3rd; PO Box 270<br>Stratford, TX 79084<br>Phone: 806.396.2371&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death, probate and court&nbsp;<br>records court records from 1903, marriage and land&nbsp;<br>records from 1901, burial records from 1895, divorce<br> records from 1914 and commission court minutes <br>from 1889<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sherman County, Texas. Page 673 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1876--'''Sherman County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Stratford <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1876--'''Sherman County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Stratford <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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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Cimarron County, Oklahoma|Cimarron County, Oklahoma]]  
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[[Cimarron County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Cimarron County, Oklahoma]] {{•}} [[Dallam County, Texas Genealogy|Dallam]] {{•}} [[Hansford County, Texas Genealogy|Hansford]] {{•}} [[Hartley County, Texas Genealogy|Hartley]] {{•}} [[Hutchinson County, Texas Genealogy|Hutchinson]] {{•}} [[Moore County, Texas Genealogy|Moore]] {{•}} [[Texas County, Oklahoma Genealogy|Texas County, Oklahoma]]  
*[[Dallam County, Texas|Dallam]]  
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<center>{{TX SHERMAN County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Hansford County, Texas|Hansford]]  
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== Resources  ==
*[[Hartley County, Texas|Hartley]]  
 
*[[Hutchinson County, Texas|Hutchinson]]  
 
*[[Moore County, Texas|Moore]]  
 
*[[Texas County, Oklahoma|Texas County, Oklahoma]]
 
  
== Resources ==
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==== African American ====
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*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records](images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://pasttracker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2428&Itemid=745 Sherman County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; partial listing ~ TXGenWeb Sherman County
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
*[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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| 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=2730&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=2730 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/sherman-tx-genealogy/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Cemeteries%2C+Sherman+County%2C+Texas WorldCat]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsherma/scem.html TXGenWeb]
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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/Sherman/ListSherman.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/shertoc.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/sherman/sherman-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=Sherman&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22786&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=2&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://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://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1996/spring/1890-census-1.html 1890 Sherman County Census&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; statistics only
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{{US Census population
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|1890= 34
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|1900= 104
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|1910= 1476
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|1920= 1473
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|1930= 2314
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|1940= 2026
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|1950= 2443
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|1960= 2605
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|1970= 3657
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|1980= 3174
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|1990= 2858
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|2000= 3186
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|2010= 3034
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/census/1900/ed022p01.txt 1900 Federal Census] ~ transcription  
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*[http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1996/spring/1890-census-1.html '''1890''' Sherman County Census] ~ statistics only
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/census/1900/ed022p01.txt '''1900''' Federal Census] ~ transcription
  
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==== 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  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/land/sherman.txt Original Land Owners of Texas]  
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{{TX Land}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/land/sherman.txt Original Land Owners of Texas]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
God, Grass &amp; Grit&nbsp;: History of the Sherman Trade Area, Vol. I<br>compiled and edited by Marylou McDaniel<br>(Hereford, Texas: Pioneer Book Publishers, Inc., 1971)
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
God, Grass &amp; Grit&nbsp;: History of the Sherman Trade Area, Vol. II<br>compiled and edited by Marilyn Albert<br>(Seagraves, Texas: Pioneer Book Publishers, Inc., 1975)  
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*God, Grass &amp; Grit&nbsp;: History of the Sherman Trade Area, Vol. I - compiled and edited by Marylou McDaniel<br>(Hereford, Texas: Pioneer Book Publishers, Inc., 1971)
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*God, Grass &amp; Grit&nbsp;: History of the Sherman Trade Area, Vol. II - compiled and edited by Marilyn Albert<br>(Seagraves, Texas: Pioneer Book Publishers, Inc., 1975)
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*God, Grass &amp; Grit&nbsp;: History of the Sherman Trade Area, Vol. III - compiled and edited by Marilyn Albert Harkins&nbsp; (Mt. Vernon, Ind.: Windmill Publications, 2000)
  
God, Grass &amp; Grit&nbsp;: History of the Sherman Trade Area, Vol. III<br>compiled and edited by Marilyn Albert Harkins<br>(Mt. Vernon, Ind.: Windmill Publications, 2000)  
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Ask your local library about borrowing these books through interlibrary loan, or contact:'''<br>'''Sherman County Depot Museum<br>Hwy 54 &amp; Main<br>Stratford, TX 79084<br>(806) 396-2852
  
'''Ask your local library about borrowing these books through interlibrary loan, or contact:<br>'''Sherman County Depot Museum<br>Hwy 54 &amp; Main<br>Stratford, TX 79084<br>(806) 396-2852
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
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==== Maps  ====
 
 
[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
  
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txsherman.jpg|300px|Txsherman.jpg]]
  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
*[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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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Texas Genweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/vitals/births/sherman.txt Draft Registration 1917-1918]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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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 $
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/military/civilwar/pensions/shermcsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications] ~&nbsp; index&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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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.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] ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[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.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
*[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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=====Mexican-American War=====
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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 $
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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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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/military/civilwar/pensions/shermcsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications] ~ index ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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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
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*'''1917 - 1918''' - [http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/vitals/births/sherman.txt Draft Registration 1917-1918] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Sherman}}
  
 
*[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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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[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 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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*[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  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/vitals/births/ Sherman County Births&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/vitals/deaths/ Sherman County Deaths]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/vitals/marriages/ Sherman County Marriages]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/vitals/divorces/ Sherman County Divorces]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[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.
 
*[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.
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
 
  
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===== Birth  =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>  
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/vitals/births/ Sherman County Births&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; US Gen Web Archives
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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&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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*'''1966-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; -&nbsp; 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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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/sherman/vitals/marriages/ Sherman County Marriages]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; US Gen Web Archives Project
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===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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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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*'''1903-2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1964-1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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*'''1968-2005''' [http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors bsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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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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*'''1968-2010''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968 - 2005]&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  ==
  
Sherman County Public Library<br>719 N Main<br>Stratford, TX 79084<br>Phone: (806) 366-2200<br>[http://www.hlc-lib.org/stratford Website]  
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'''Sherman County Public Library'''<br>719 N Main<br>Stratford, TX 79084<br>Telephone Number: 806-366-2200<br>[http://www.hlc-lib.org/stratford 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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=== Family History Centers  ===
  
[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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== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[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+Sherman|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas Sherman|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
Sherman County

Guide to Sherman 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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Sherman County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Facts
Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Stratford
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County Information

County Courthouse

Sherman County Courthouse
701 N 3rd; PO Box 270
Stratford, TX 79084
Phone: 806.396.2371 

County Clerk has birth, death, probate and court 
records court records from 1903, marriage and land 
records from 1901, burial records from 1895, divorce
records from 1914 and commission court minutes
from 1889[1]

County and District Clerk

P.O. Box 270
Stratford 79084
Phone: 806-366-2371

Sherman County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1889 1890 1889 1889


History

Parent County

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

  • County seat: Stratford [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Cimarron County, Oklahoma  • Dallam  • Hansford  • Hartley  • Hutchinson  • Moore  • Texas County, Oklahoma

Cimarron CountyTexas CountyDallam CountyHartley CountyMoore CountySherman CountyHansford CountyHutchinson CountyTX SHERMAN.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 TXGenWeb
Billion Graves (name) Cemeteries of TX
GenWeb Archives Texas Cemeteries
Billion Graves (cemetery) Epodunk
Names in Stone
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
189034
1900104205.9%
19101,4761,319.2%
19201,473−0.2%
19302,31457.1%
19402,026−12.4%
19502,44320.6%
19602,6056.6%
19703,65740.4%
19803,174−13.2%
19902,858−10.0%
20003,18611.5%
20103,034−4.8%

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 Sherman 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.

  • God, Grass & Grit : History of the Sherman Trade Area, Vol. I - compiled and edited by Marylou McDaniel
    (Hereford, Texas: Pioneer Book Publishers, Inc., 1971)
  • God, Grass & Grit : History of the Sherman Trade Area, Vol. II - compiled and edited by Marilyn Albert
    (Seagraves, Texas: Pioneer Book Publishers, Inc., 1975)
  • God, Grass & Grit : History of the Sherman Trade Area, Vol. III - compiled and edited by Marilyn Albert Harkins  (Mt. Vernon, Ind.: Windmill Publications, 2000)

Ask your local library about borrowing these books through interlibrary loan, or contact:
Sherman County Depot Museum
Hwy 54 & Main
Stratford, TX 79084
(806) 396-2852

  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

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Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War
World War I

Newspapers

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

Sherman County Public Library
719 N Main
Stratford, TX 79084
Telephone Number: 806-366-2200
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

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
  • 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), Sherman 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).