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Swisher County, Texas, 
United States
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Location of Swisher County, Texas
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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.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Texas, Swisher County Records, 1879-2012.

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

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Coverage Map[edit | edit source]

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

To begin your search it is helpful to know at least some of the following:

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

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Record Category
  2. Select Record Type, Volume, and Year Range to view the images

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

Indexes and transcriptions may not include all the data found in the original records. Look at the actual image of the record, if you can, to verify the information and to find additional information.

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

  • Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records
  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
  • Use the information found in the record to find additional family members in censuses. Witnesses were usually family members
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family

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

  • If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well

Record Finder[edit | edit source]

Consult the Texas Research Tips and Strategies and its Record Finder to search other records.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation
"Texas, Swisher County Records, 1879-2012." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 18 September 2018. Swisher County and District Clerk, Texas.
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