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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]] Sterling County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Sterling County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse<br>  ==
 
== County Courthouse<br>  ==
  
Sterling County has had three courthouses. The first courthouse was built in 1891, the second in 1905 and the current courthouse, built in 1938.  
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[http://www.co.sterling.tx.us/ips/cms Sterling County Courthouse]<br>615 4th; PO Box 55 <br>Sterling City, TX 76951-0055<br>Phone: 915.378.5191<br>
  
Sterling County Courthouse<br>County Clerk - Susan Wyatt<br>Box 55<br>Sterling City, TX 76951
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County&nbsp;Clerk has birth and&nbsp;death records from 1903, <br>marriage records from 1913, divorce, probate, court and <br>land records from 1891<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sterling County, Texas. Page 674 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br><br>Sterling County has had three courthouses. The first courthouse was built in 1891, the second in 1905 and the current courthouse, built in 1938.
  
[http://www.co.sterling.tx.us/ips/cms Sterling County Government website]
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''Inventory of county records, Sterling County Courthouse, Sterling City, Texas'', 1979. Describes the records of the Commissioner's Court, County Clerk, County Court, District Clerk, Justice of the Peace, Sheriff, Tax Assessor-Collector, Treasurer, and County School Superintendent. Also provides a list of Sterling County records and an index. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25180/?q=sterling%20county Digital book online] from The Portal to Texas History.
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[http://www.co.sterling.tx.us/ips/cms Sterling County Government website]  
  
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''Inventory of county records, Sterling County Courthouse, Sterling City, Texas'', 1979. Describes the records of the Commissioner's Court, County Clerk, County Court, District Clerk, Justice of the Peace, Sheriff, Tax Assessor-Collector, Treasurer, and County School Superintendent. Also provides a list of Sterling County records and an index. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25180/ Digital book online] from The Portal to Texas History.
  
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Broome | Sterling City<br>
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Broome | Sterling City<br>  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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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.
 
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
  
==== Census ====
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==== Census ====
  
*1900 ~ partial transcription&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*1900 ~ partial transcription&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*1920&nbsp; ~&nbsp; partial transcription&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
 
*1920&nbsp; ~&nbsp; partial transcription&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcs15 Sterling County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.<br>
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcs15 Sterling County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.<br>  
*''Milling around Sterling County,'' 1976, edited by Beverly Daniels.<br>
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*''Milling around Sterling County,'' 1976, edited by Beverly Daniels.<br>  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/TX/County/sterling.htm 1895 US&nbsp;Atlas ~ Sterling County]
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/TX/County/sterling.htm 1895 US&nbsp;Atlas ~ Sterling County]  
 
*[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
 
*[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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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/tx/county/sterling/obits.htm Starr County Obituaries] ~&nbsp; partial listing&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/usa/tx/county/sterling/obits.htm Starr County Obituaries] ~&nbsp; partial listing&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.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  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
*[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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*[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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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
  
*''Sterling County, Texas, Marriages…Book 1 and 2, 1891-1920,'' published by the San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society, 1995, 31 pages including an index plus a list of ministers and a list of unclaimed marriage licenses. Available from the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsaghs/books/books.htm San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society]
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*''Sterling County, Texas, Marriages…Book 1 and 2, 1891-1920,'' published by the San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society, 1995, 31 pages including an index plus a list of ministers and a list of unclaimed marriage licenses. Available from the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsaghs/books/books.htm San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society]  
*[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://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.  
*[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.  
 
*[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_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.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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Sterling County Public Library<br>301 Main<br>Sterling City, TX 76951<br>Phone: (325) 378-2212  
 
Sterling County Public Library<br>301 Main<br>Sterling City, TX 76951<br>Phone: (325) 378-2212  
  
[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  
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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/ 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.
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*[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.
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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.  
 
*[http://www.http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193925&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Sterling&columns=*,0,0familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193925&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Sterling&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
 
*[http://www.http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193925&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Sterling&columns=*,0,0familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193925&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Sterling&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Guide to Sterling County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse

Sterling County Courthouse
615 4th; PO Box 55
Sterling City, TX 76951-0055
Phone: 915.378.5191

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1913, divorce, probate, court and
land records from 1891[1]

Sterling County has had three courthouses. The first courthouse was built in 1891, the second in 1905 and the current courthouse, built in 1938.

 

Sterling County Government website

Inventory of county records, Sterling County Courthouse, Sterling City, Texas, 1979. Describes the records of the Commissioner's Court, County Clerk, County Court, District Clerk, Justice of the Peace, Sheriff, Tax Assessor-Collector, Treasurer, and County School Superintendent. Also provides a list of Sterling County records and an index. Digital book online from The Portal to Texas History.


History

Parent County

1891--Sterling County was created 4 March 1891 fromTom Green County. County seat: Sterling City [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Broome | Sterling City

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

  • 1900 ~ partial transcription  ~  TXGenWeb
  • 1920  ~  partial transcription  ~  TXGenWeb

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Sterling 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.

  • Sterling County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Milling around Sterling County, 1976, edited by Beverly Daniels.
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Military

  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors

Newspapers

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.


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.


Societies and Libraries

Sterling County Public Library
301 Main
Sterling City, TX 76951
Phone: (325) 378-2212

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), Sterling 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).