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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas Counties UV|Counties UV]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Uvalde County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Uvalde County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Uvalde 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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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1850
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| founded date = 8 February
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| building address = Uvalde County Courthouse<br>PO Box 284<br>Uvalde, TX 78802}}
  
== County Courthouse<br> ==
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== County Information ==
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[[Image:TexasUvaldeCourthouse.jpg|thumb|right|357x268px]]  
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==== Uvalde County, Texas Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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=== County Courthouse ===
  
 
[http://www.uvaldecounty.com/ Uvalde County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 284<br>Uvalde, TX 78802<br>Phone: 830.278.6614&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate, Courth, and land records from 1856; District Clerk has&nbsp;divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Uvalde County, Texas. Page 675 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
[http://www.uvaldecounty.com/ Uvalde County Courthouse]<br>PO Box 284<br>Uvalde, TX 78802<br>Phone: 830.278.6614&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate, Courth, and land records from 1856; District Clerk has&nbsp;divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Uvalde County, Texas. Page 675 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
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'''County Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 284<br>Uvalde 78802<br>Phone: 830-278-6614
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'''District Clerk'''
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Courthouse Plaza #15<br>Ulvalde 78801<br>Phone: 830-278-3918<br>
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Uvalde County has been home to five courthouses.<ref>HistoricTexas.net: Uvalde County http://www3.historictexas.net/uvalde-county-texas</ref> The first courthouse was completed in May 1857, with the first floor of the building housing the courthouse and jail, in rooms with 9' tall ceilings. The second floor, used for county offices had ceilings that were 5' tall at the eves.<ref>Inventory of the county archives of Texas : Uvalde County, no. 232, Book, May 1941</ref> The 1870 courthouse was a cypress wood frame building. A fourth courthouse was built in 1877. In 1890, an ornate Second Empire style courthouse topped with a clock tower and lightning rods was built. In 1927, the construction began on the current courthouse, ''shown at right,'' a brick and concrete structure. The building is a Recorded Texas Landmark. <ref>Historical Marker: Uvalde County Courthouse, located at the corner of Main (Hwy 90) and Getty, Uvalde.</ref>  
 
Uvalde County has been home to five courthouses.<ref>HistoricTexas.net: Uvalde County http://www3.historictexas.net/uvalde-county-texas</ref> The first courthouse was completed in May 1857, with the first floor of the building housing the courthouse and jail, in rooms with 9' tall ceilings. The second floor, used for county offices had ceilings that were 5' tall at the eves.<ref>Inventory of the county archives of Texas : Uvalde County, no. 232, Book, May 1941</ref> The 1870 courthouse was a cypress wood frame building. A fourth courthouse was built in 1877. In 1890, an ornate Second Empire style courthouse topped with a clock tower and lightning rods was built. In 1927, the construction began on the current courthouse, ''shown at right,'' a brick and concrete structure. The building is a Recorded Texas Landmark. <ref>Historical Marker: Uvalde County Courthouse, located at the corner of Main (Hwy 90) and Getty, Uvalde.</ref>  
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
The first Anglo-American settlers arrived in 1852. The name Uvalde was originally known as "Ugalde".  
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'''1852--''' The first Anglo-American settlers arrived in 1852. The name Uvalde was originally known as "Ugalde".  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1850--'''Uvalde County was created 8 February 1850 from [[Bexar County, Texas|Bexar]] county. Uvalde County was organized in February 1856<span style="font-weight: bold">.&nbsp; </span>'''County seat:''' Encina, renamed Uvalde in 1856. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;<ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Uvalde County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcu03</ref>  
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'''1850--'''Uvalde County was created 8 February 1850 from [[Bexar County, Texas Genealogy|Bexar]] county. Uvalde County was organized in February 1856<span style="font-weight: bold">. </span><br>
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*'''County seat:''' Encina, renamed Uvalde in 1856. <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;<ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Uvalde County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcu03</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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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Uvalde, Concan|place|disp=Concan}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Uvalde, Sabinal|place|disp=Sabinal}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Uvalde, Uvalde|place|disp=Uvalde}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bandera County, Texas|Bandera]]  
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[[Bandera County, Texas Genealogy|Bandera]] {{•}} [[Edwards County, Texas Genealogy|Edwards]] {{•}} [[Frio County, Texas Genealogy|Frio]] {{•}} [[Kinney County, Texas Genealogy|Kinney]] {{•}} [[Maverick County, Texas Genealogy|Maverick]] {{•}} [[Medina County, Texas Genealogy|Medina]] {{•}} [[Real County, Texas Genealogy|Real]] {{•}} [[Zavala County, Texas Genealogy|Zavala]]  
*[[Edwards County, Texas|Edwards]]  
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<center>{{TX UVALDE County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Frio County, Texas|Frio]]  
 
*[[Kinney County, Texas|Kinney]]  
 
*[[Maverick County, Texas|Maverick]]  
 
*[[Medina County, Texas|Medina]]  
 
*[[Real County, Texas|Real]]  
 
*[[Zavala County, Texas|Zavala]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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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=2751&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|468159|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=2751 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/uvalde-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Uvalde+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/uvalde.html Tombstone Project]
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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/Uvalde/ListUvalde.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/uvalde/uvaldtoc.htm GenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/uvalde/uvalde-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=Uvalde&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txuvalde/uvaldecemeteries.html TXGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22807&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=15&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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==== Census ====
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*''Oldtimers: Frontier Days in the Uvalde Section of Southwest Texas, ''1939, by Florence Fenley.  
 
*''Oldtimers: Frontier Days in the Uvalde Section of Southwest Texas, ''1939, by Florence Fenley.  
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.  
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[[Image:Txuvalde.jpg|270px|Txuvalde.jpg]] <br> <br>
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Texas Land Survey Maps for {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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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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*'''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 $
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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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=====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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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Uvalde}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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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}} 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] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://www.uvaldecounty.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16&Itemid=47 Uvalde County Births - How to Get a Birth Record]  
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*[http://www.uvaldecounty.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=20&Itemid=51 Uvalde County Marriages - How to Get a Marriage Record]  
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*'''1840-1981''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981] - FamilySearch<br>
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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://www.uvaldecounty.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16&Itemid=47 Uvalde County Births - How to Get a Birth Record]
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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*[http://www.uvaldecounty.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=20&Itemid=51 Uvalde County Marriages - How to Get a Marriage Record]<br>
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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/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803987 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 ]&nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection''<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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*'''1966-2010''' [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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===== Death  =====
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*[http://www.uvaldecounty.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=48 Uvalde County Deaths - How to Get a Death Record]  
 
*[http://www.uvaldecounty.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=48 Uvalde County Deaths - How to Get a Death Record]  
*{{RecordSearch|1320964|Texas Deaths, 1890-1976}} (FamilySearch) - The index was created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903 and in many counties prior to 1910. Fold3.com also has [http://www.fold3.com/title_479/texas_death_certificates Texas Deaths, 1890-1976] ($) available online.
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*'''1890-1976''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1983324 Texas Deaths, 1890-1976] - (Family Search) - The index was created by Family Search and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903 and in many counties prior to 1910. Fold3.com also has [http://www.fold3.com/title_479  
*{{RecordSearch|1375599|Texas Death Index, 1964-1998}} (FamilySearch) - Index to Texas statewide death certificates covering 4 million deaths since 1964.
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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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*'''1964-1998''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index, 1964-1998]&nbsp; - (Family Search) - Index to Texas statewide death certificates covering 4 million deaths since 1964.  
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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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*'''1968-2005''' [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  ==
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'''Southwest Texas Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 295<br>Uvalde 78802<br><br>
  
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[[Uvalde Texas Family History Center]]
 
*[[Uvalde Texas Family History Center]]
  
== 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
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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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*{{FHL|Texas Uvalde|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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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Uvalde|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 18:20, 3 October 2017

United States
Texas
Uvalde County

Guide to Uvalde 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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Founded 8 February, 1850
County Seat Uvalde
Courthouse
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Address Uvalde County Courthouse
PO Box 284
Uvalde, TX 78802
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County Information



Uvalde County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1856 1860 1838 1857


County Courthouse

Uvalde County Courthouse
PO Box 284
Uvalde, TX 78802
Phone: 830.278.6614 

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate, Courth, and land records from 1856; District Clerk has divorce records[1]

County Clerk

P.O. Box 284
Uvalde 78802
Phone: 830-278-6614

District Clerk

Courthouse Plaza #15
Ulvalde 78801
Phone: 830-278-3918


Uvalde County has been home to five courthouses.[2] The first courthouse was completed in May 1857, with the first floor of the building housing the courthouse and jail, in rooms with 9' tall ceilings. The second floor, used for county offices had ceilings that were 5' tall at the eves.[3] The 1870 courthouse was a cypress wood frame building. A fourth courthouse was built in 1877. In 1890, an ornate Second Empire style courthouse topped with a clock tower and lightning rods was built. In 1927, the construction began on the current courthouse, shown at right, a brick and concrete structure. The building is a Recorded Texas Landmark. [4]

Uvalde County Courthouse
Ramona Hobbs, County Clerk
Corner of Main (U.S. 90) and Getty
P.O. Box 284
Uvalde, Texas 78802-0284
(830) 278-6614
Uvalde County Government Website

Inventory of the county archives of Texas : Uvalde County, no. 232, 1941. Historical Records Survey. Inventory of records housed in the Uvalde County Courthouse as of 1936-1937. Digital book on line at the Portal to Texas History.

History

1852-- The first Anglo-American settlers arrived in 1852. The name Uvalde was originally known as "Ugalde".

Parent County

1850--Uvalde County was created 8 February 1850 from Bexar county. Uvalde County was organized in February 1856.

  • County seat: Encina, renamed Uvalde in 1856. [5] [6]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Knippa | Sabinal | Utopia | Uvalde | Uvalde Estates

Neighboring Counties

Bandera  • Edwards  • Frio  • Kinney  • Maverick  • Medina  • Real  • Zavala

Edwards CountyBandera CountyReal CountyMedina CountyUvalde CountyKinney CountyMaverick CountyZavala CountyFrio CountyTX UVALDE.JPG
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Resources

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 Tombstone Project
Billion Graves (name) Cemeteries of TX
GenWeb Archives Texas Cemeteries
Billion Graves (cemetery) Names in Stone
TXGenWeb Epodunk
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Census

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 Uvalde 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.

  • Oldtimers: Frontier Days in the Uvalde Section of Southwest Texas, 1939, by Florence Fenley.
  • A Proud Heritage: A History of Uvalde County, 1975.
  • Uvalde County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

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 Uvalde 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.

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
Divorce

Societies and Libraries

Southwest Texas Genealogical Society
PO Box 295
Uvalde 78802

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
  • 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), Uvalde County, Texas. Page 675 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. HistoricTexas.net: Uvalde County http://www3.historictexas.net/uvalde-county-texas
  3. Inventory of the county archives of Texas : Uvalde County, no. 232, Book, May 1941
  4. Historical Marker: Uvalde County Courthouse, located at the corner of Main (Hwy 90) and Getty, Uvalde.
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  6. Handbook of Texas Online: Uvalde County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcu03