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{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties S|Counties S]] &gt;&nbsp;Starr County'' <br>  
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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]] Starr County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Starr County Texas genealogy.''' 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 = Starr County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| county_map = Tx-starr.png
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1848
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| founded date = February 10
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| seat wl = Rio Grande City
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.starr.tx.us/ips/cms Starr County Courthouse]<br>Rm 201<br>Rio Grande City,&nbsp;TX 78582<br>Phone: 956.487.2101<br><br>County Clerk has birth records from 1880, death <br>records from 1903, marriage records from 1858, <br>probate records from 1853, land records from 1848, <br>court records from 1932, naturalization records<br> 1883-1898 and military discharge records from 1919<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Starr County, Texas. Page 674 {{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  ====
  
'''1848--'''Starr County was created 10 February 1848 from [[Nueces County, Texas|Nueces]] County. '''County seat:''' Rio Grande <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1848--'''Starr County was created 10 February 1848 from [[Nueces County, Texas|Nueces]] County. '''County seat:''' Rio Grande City. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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'''1852''' - Large portion of eastern Starr County became [[Hidalgo County, Texas|Hidalgo]] County.
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'''1860''' - Part of the western portion of Starr County became [[Zapata County, Texas|Zapata]] County.
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'''1911''' - Part of northern Starr County became [[Brooks County, Texas|Brooks]] County. <ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Starr County</ref>
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Escobares | La Casita-Garciasville | La Grulla | Rio Grande City | Roma
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/starr/cemetery/gnisstar.txt List of Starr County Cemeteries from GNIS]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=104049 Una de Gato Cemetery, Roma] BillionGraves
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txstarr/churches.htm List of Starr County Churches&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txstarr/land/landgrant.htm Starr County Land Grant Applications]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcs13 Starr County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== 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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txstarr/maps/maps2.htm 1851 Map of Starr County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txstarr/maps/maps2.htm 1878 Map of Starr County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/TX/County/starr.htm 1895 Atlas Starr County TX]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/starr/military/koreanwar/casualties.txt Korean War Casualties]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/starr/military/civilwar/pensions/starrcsa.txt List of Civil War Pension Applications]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txstarr/military/1862oath.htm Confederate Citizens of Starr County 1862]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://gen.1starnet.com/civilwar/camps.htm Lists of Civil War Camps and Posts, 1861-1865]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/texas/starr.htm WWII Casualty List&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&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txstarr/news/news1.htm Starr County Historical Newspaper Abstracts]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Rio Grande City Public Library<br>591 E Canales St<br>Rio Grande City, TX 78582<br>Phone: (956)487-4389
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[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Starr|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Starr|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  

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

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Founded February 10, 1848
County Seat Rio Grande City
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County Courthouse

Starr County Courthouse
Rm 201
Rio Grande City, TX 78582
Phone: 956.487.2101

County Clerk has birth records from 1880, death
records from 1903, marriage records from 1858,
probate records from 1853, land records from 1848,
court records from 1932, naturalization records
1883-1898 and military discharge records from 1919[1]

History

The first settlement was in 1753, and was part of Jose de Escandion's Colony.

Parent County

1848--Starr County was created 10 February 1848 from Nueces County. County seat: Rio Grande City. [2]

Boundary Changes

1852 - Large portion of eastern Starr County became Hidalgo County.

1860 - Part of the western portion of Starr County became Zapata County.

1911 - Part of northern Starr County became Brooks County. [3]

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Escobares | La Casita-Garciasville | La Grulla | Rio Grande City | Roma

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Rio Grande City Public Library
591 E Canales St
Rio Grande City, TX 78582
Phone: (956)487-4389

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

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Starr County, Texas. Page 674 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).
  3. Handbook of Texas Online: Starr County