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Texas, Cooke County, Deeds, 1895-1924
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Cooke, Texas, 
United States
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Location of Cooke County, Texas
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Record Description
Record Type Deeds
Collection years 1895-1924
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection is an index and images to deed records from the the County Clerk of Cooke County, Texas, for the years 1895 to 1924. Land records are primarily used to learn where an individual lived and when he or she lived there. They often reveal other family information, such as the name of a spouse, heir, other relatives, or neighbors. They may also include information about previous residences, occupations, military service, citizenship, and so forth. Most of the states in the United States are public domain states, which means the federal government controls the land. In state-land states, however, the state government appropriates all land within its borders.


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

Deed records may contain:

  • The names of the grantor (seller) and grantee (buyer)
  • The date of the purchase or sale
  • The names of relatives
  • The division of property

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The names of the persons involved in the purchase or sale of land
  • The approximate date of the event

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting 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


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

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

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

  • Be sure to look at the actual deed which has more information than an index
  • Search for other deeds for people with the same surname, which can often lead you to other relatives
  • Search for land records in nearby counties. If people lived near county lines, land records were often recorded in the closest county courthouse
  • Search for the family in census records

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 a nearby locality
  • Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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