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Texas, Swisher County Records, 1879-2012
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Swisher, Texas, 
United States
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Location of Swisher County, Texas
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Location of Texas
Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1879-2012
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Swisher County Courthouse, Tulia, Texas


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains county vital records, military discharges, probate records, deed records, marks and brands, and court records from Swisher County, Texas. Many marriages recorded in the South, are separated by race in volumes, books, or registers.Be sure to check to determine if you have the right set of marriage records.


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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

County

  • Name of primary individual
  • Event date
  • Event place
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Names of parents
  • Biographical information about parents such as date and place of birth
  • Names of heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, or friends
  • Names of the executor, administrator, or guardian
  • Names of witnesses
  • Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death)
  • Description and value of property or land
  • Occupation

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

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Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

Records Record Types Years
County Court Civil case files 1891-1920
County Court Minutes 1891-1927
County Court Index of minutes 1891-1924
District Court Civil case files 1891-1920
District Court Index of minutes 1891-1927
Land and property Deed 1890-1940
Land and property Direct index to deeds 1879-1951
Land and property Marks and brands 1890-1943
Land and property Reverse index to deeds 1882-1951
Military Discharge 1919-1951
Probate Index 1891-1954
Probate Case files 1908-1921
Probate Case files unnumbered 1906-1921
Probate Minutes 1891-1911
Probate Powers of attorney 1891-1937
Vital Birth register 1933-1934
Vital Death 1979-1964
Vital Death register 1903-1933
Vital Delayed and old date birth & death 1937-1942
Vital Index to deaths 1903-2012
Vital Marriage 1890-1970
Vital Births 1903-1937

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • The approximate date the event occurred
  • The place where the event occurred
  • The name of the intended spouse

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Texas.

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