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*The approximate date the event occurred.  
 
*The approximate date the event occurred.  
*The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom, the infant, the deceased, or grantor and grantees.
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family.  The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:
 
 
*Use the age to calculate a birth date.  
 
*Use the age to calculate a birth date.  
 
*Use the names, ages and residence church and census records.  
 
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*Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records.  
 
*Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records.  
 
*The name of the officiator at a christening, marriage, or burial may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.  
 
*The name of the officiator at a christening, marriage, or burial may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.  
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.  
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.  
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.<br>
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.<br>
 
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind ====
 
 
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.  
 
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.  
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
  
If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:
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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
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For a summary of this information along with additional research suggestions based on record types see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
For a summary of this information along with additional research suggestions based on record types see the wiki article: [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
== Record History  ==
 
 
Soon after they were formed, counties began recording vital records, court records, and land transactions. The records are generally well preserved.
 
 
=== Why this Record Was Created  ===
 
 
The records were made to establish legal rights and to help track the population for health and taxation purposes.
 
 
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When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
  
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==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
 
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Revision as of 08:13, 30 August 2012

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Texas, Comanche County Records, 1858-1955 .
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Collection Time Period

The records in this collection are for the years 1858 to 1955.

Record Description

The collection includes the following various county records:

  • Birth Records (1866 to 1933)
  • Marriage Records (1911 to 1915)
  • Divorce Records (1905 to 1925)
  • Court Records (1858 to 1933)
  • Land and Property Records (1918 to1921)
  • Military Records (1918 to 1955)
  • School Records (1942 to1947)
  • Probate Records (1914 to 1950)

Most of the records are either handwritten on preprinted forms or typed.

Record Content

The records generally include the following information:

  • Date of the event, transaction, or recording with the county
  • Names of individual, witnesses, family members, sometimes neighbors
  • Ages
  • Relationships
  • Residences
  • Occupations
  • Signature or mark
  • Legal descriptions of land
  • Amount of money exchanged as part of business transactions.

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know the following:

  • The type of event.
  • The approximate date the event occurred.
  • The name of the primary individual or individuals such as the names of the bride and groom, the infant, the deceased, or grantor and grantees.

Search the Collection

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the Record Category
⇒Select the Record Type, Volume or Case No., Year Range which takes you to the images

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:

  • Use the age to calculate a birth date.
  • Use the names, ages and residence church and census records.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records.
  • The name of the officiator at a christening, marriage, or burial may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom, this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

For a summary of this information along with additional research suggestions based on record types see the wiki article: United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Contributions to This Article

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Sources of Information for This Collection

“Texas, Comanche County Records, 1858-1955,” database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/); from the Comanche County Clerk. FHL digital images, 561 folders, Family History Library Salt Lake City, Utah.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection

  • United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
  • Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023