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Guide to '''Swisher County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
 
Guide to '''Swisher County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
{{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records|left}}  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
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== County Information ==
 
== County Information ==
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==== Description ==== 
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The County was named for James G. Swisher, a soldier of the Texas Revolution and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence.  The County is located in the northwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Swisher, Texas" in "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swisher_County,_Texas.'' accessed 11/26/2019</ref>
  
 
==== County Courthouse  ====
 
==== County Courthouse  ====
  
[http://www.co.swisher.tx.us/ips/cms Swisher County Courthouse]<br>Tulia, TX 79088 <br>Phone: 806.995.3294 <br><br>County Clerk has birth records from 1904, <br>marriage, death and burial records from 1900, <br>divorce records from 1905, probate and court<br>records from 1890 and land records from 1888<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Swisher County, Texas. Page 674 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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[http://www.co.swisher.tx.us/ Swisher County Courthouse]<br>Tulia, TX 79088 <br>Phone: 806.995.3294 <br><br>County Clerk has birth records from 1904, <br>marriage, death and burial records from 1900, <br>divorce records from 1905, probate and court<br>records from 1890 and land records from 1888<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Swisher County, Texas. Page 674 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
'''County and District Clerk'''  
 
'''County and District Clerk'''  
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119 S. Maxwell<br>Tulia 79088<br>Phone: 806-995-3294<br>  
 
119 S. Maxwell<br>Tulia 79088<br>Phone: 806-995-3294<br>  
  
==== Swisher County, Texas Record Dates ====  
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====Swisher County, Texas Record Dates====
  
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Swisher County, Texas . Page 658-677 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 655-665.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Swisher County, Texas Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Swisher County, Texas Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Swisher County, Texas Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Swisher County, Texas Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Swisher County, Texas Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Swisher County, Texas Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Swisher County, Texas Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1904
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1900
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1900
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1890
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land |'''Land''']]
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1888
| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1903. <br>General compliance by the 1930s.</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1880
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" |1890
 
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1876--'''Swisher County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Tulia <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1876--'''Swisher County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Tulia <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Swisher, Tulia|place|disp=Tulia}}
 
*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Swisher, Tulia|place|disp=Tulia}}
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Populated Places ====
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://Texas.hometownlocator.com/tx/Swisher Hometown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Swisher County, Texas," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swisher_County,_Texas,
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Last accessed 26 August 2019.</ref>
  
Happy | Kress | Tulia | Vigo Park  
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kress,_Texas Kress]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulia,_Texas Tulia] (county seat)</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love,_Swisher_County,_Texas Love]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vigo_Park,_Texas Vigo Park]</div>
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<p>‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties</p>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Armstrong County, Texas Genealogy|Armstrong]] {{•}} [[Briscoe County, Texas Genealogy|Briscoe]] {{•}} [[Briscoe County, Texas Genealogy|Castro]] {{•}} [[Floyd County, Texas Genealogy|Floyd]] {{•}} [[Hale County, Texas Genealogy|Hale]] {{•}} [[Randall County, Texas Genealogy|Randall]]  
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[[Armstrong County, Texas Genealogy|Armstrong]] {{•}} [[Briscoe County, Texas Genealogy|Briscoe]] {{•}} [[Briscoe County, Texas Genealogy|Castro]] {{•}} [[Floyd County, Texas Genealogy|Floyd]] {{•}} [[Hale County, Texas Genealogy|Hale]] {{•}} [[Randall County, Texas Genealogy|Randall]]
<center>{{TX SWISHER County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
 
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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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial FindAGrave] 
| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|427769|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Texas/Swisher-County?id=county_2738 FindAGrave]
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/swisher-tx-genealogy/cem/ Linkpendium]
[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Findagrave.com]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Cemeteries%2C+Swisher+County%2C+Texas WorldCat]  
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/swisher.html Tombstone Project]
| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Cemeteries%2C+Swisher+County%2C+Texas WorldCat]<br>
 
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2738 Findagrave.com ]  
 
 
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ BillionGraves (name)]  
[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Swisher/ListSwisher.html Cemeteries of TX]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]  
 
 
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/swishtoc.htm GenWeb Archives]  
[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/swisher/swisher-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]  
 
 
 
 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery BillionGraves]
[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=219 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.swishertx.com/?page_id=36 TXGenWeb]
[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Swisher/ListSwisher.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=22794&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=4&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
[http://www.namesinstone.com/Default.aspx Names in Stone]  
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.  
 
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources =====
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''Additional Cemetery Sources''
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/cemeteries/bagley.txt Center Plains-Bagley Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.preservationtexas.org/endangered/historic-texas-cemeteries/ Texas Historic Cemeteries]
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/cemeteries/happy.txt Happy Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/cemeteries/kress.txt Kress Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/cemeteries/price.txt Price Cemetery&nbsp; ]~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/cemeteries/providen.txt Providence Community Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/cemeteries/rosehill.txt Rose Hill Cemetery&nbsp;]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/cemeteries/vigopark.txt Vigo Park Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
 
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
 
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
 
 
{{TX Church Intro}}  
 
{{TX Church Intro}}  
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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*[https://www.dioceseofbmt.org/ Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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==== County Records ====
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
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*'''1879-2012''' - {{RecordSearch|2103490|Texas, Swisher County Records, 1879-2012}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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{{TX Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{TX Swisher County}}}}
  
[[Image:Txswisher.jpg|400px|Txswisher.jpg]] <br> <br>
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*'''1879''' [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88994/ Swisher County Cadastral Survey Map 1879]&nbsp; [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88996/ Second 1879 map] from the Portal to Texas History  
 
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*'''1887''' [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88992 Swisher County Cadastral Survey Map 1887] from the Portal to Texas History<br>  
*[http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/sanborn/t.html Tulia Sanborn Fire Insurance Map for 1921]. Scroll down the page until you get to Tulia. There are several sheets to the map.
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*'''1921''' [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/sanborn/t.html Tulia Sanborn Fire Insurance Map for 1921]. Scroll down the page until you get to Tulia. There are several sheets to the map.
*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88994/ Swisher County Cadastral Survey Map 1879]&nbsp; [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88996/ Second 1879 map] from the Portal to Texas History  
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*'''1940''' [http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=4999 Swisher County 1940 General Highway Map]<br>  
*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88992 Swisher County Cadastral Survey Map 1887] from the Portal to Texas History<br>  
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*'''1961''' [http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5299 Swisher County 1961 General Highway Map]<br>  
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=4999 Swisher County 1940 General Highway Map]<br>  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps] ~ From the Republic to the Turn of the Century ~ Hidden Ancestors
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5299 Swisher County 1961 General Highway Map]<br>  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*'''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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*'''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 $
*'''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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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*'''1861-1865''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932381 Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers],&nbsp; 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*'''1861-1865''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932425 Texas, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers], 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>
 
*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/military/ww1/ww1vets.txt WWI Veteran Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/military/ww2/ww2vets.txt WWII Veteran Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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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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*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
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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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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/military/ww1/ww1vets.txt WWI Veteran Records] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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=====World War II=====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/military/ww2/ww2vets.txt WWII Veteran Records] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations  
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
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*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''  
 
'''Online Probate Records'''  
  
*'''1800 – 2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records 1800-2000] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $  
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*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records 1800-1990}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — images
*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records 1800-1990}} 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 1800-2000] at [http://search.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $  
 
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] ~ Ancestry.com (subscription)
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
 
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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{{TX Tax Intro}}  
 
{{TX Tax Intro}}  
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/taxlists/1925tax.txt 1925 Tulia Taxes&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/taxlists/1925tax.txt '''1925''' Tulia Taxes] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/taxlists/tulia26.txt 1926 Tulia Taxes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/taxlists/tulia26.txt '''1926''' Tulia Taxes] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/taxlists/tulia27.txt 1927 Tulia Taxes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/taxlists/tulia27.txt '''1927''' Tulia Taxes] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/taxlists/tulia29.txt 1929 Tulia Taxes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/taxlists/tulia29.txt '''1929''' Tulia Taxes] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''  
 
''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''  
  
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*'''1802-2010''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=texas%2ctx Texas, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
 
*'''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 $
 
*'''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 $
*'''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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*'''1837-1965''' {{RecordSearch|1803985|Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1837-1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch.&nbsp;&nbsp;Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.<br>
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*'''1837-1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681052|Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1837-1977''' {{RecordSearch|1803987|Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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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 $
 
*'''1966-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*'''1966-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*'''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
 
*'''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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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*Swisher County Library<br>127 Sw 2nd St<br>Tulia, TX 79088<br>Phone: (806) 995-3447<br>  
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'''Swisher County Library'''<br>127 Sw 2nd St<br>Tulia, TX 79088<br>Telephone Number: 806-995-3447<br><br>
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}  
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{{Family History Centers Intro}}
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.swishertx.com/  Swisher County TXGenWeb]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/swishtoc.htm Swisher County Archives&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/swisher/swishtoc.htm Swisher County Archives&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Swisher|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas Swisher|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.
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Latest revision as of 06:11, 26 November 2019

Guide to Swisher 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 August 21, 1876
County Seat Tulia
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for James G. Swisher, a soldier of the Texas Revolution and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. The County is located in the northwest area of the state.[1]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Swisher County Courthouse
Tulia, TX 79088
Phone: 806.995.3294

County Clerk has birth records from 1904,
marriage, death and burial records from 1900,
divorce records from 1905, probate and court
records from 1890 and land records from 1888[2]

County and District Clerk

119 S. Maxwell
Tulia 79088
Phone: 806-995-3294

Swisher County, Texas Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1904 1900 1900 1890 1888 1890 1829
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1903.
General compliance by the 1930s.


History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1876--Swisher County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District.

  • County seat: Tulia [4]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[5]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities

‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Armstrong  • Briscoe  • Castro  • Floyd  • Hale  • Randall

Resources[edit | edit source]

African American[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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
BillionGraves (name) Cemeteries of TX
GenWeb Archives Texas Cemeteries
BillionGraves TX Gravestones
TXGenWeb Epodunk
Names in Stone
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Sources

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18804
18901002,400.0%
19001,2271,127.0%
19104,012227.0%
19204,3889.4%
19307,34367.3%
19406,528−11.1%
19508,24926.4%
196010,60728.6%
197010,373−2.2%
19809,723−6.3%
19908,133−16.4%
20008,3783.0%
20107,854−6.3%

Church[edit | edit source]

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.


County Records[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Swisher 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.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Randall CountyArmstrong CountyCastro CountyBriscoe CountyHale CountyFloyd CountyTX SWISHER.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Military[edit | edit source]

Mexican-American War[edit | edit source]
Civil War[edit | edit source]
World War I[edit | edit source]
World War II[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Swisher County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death[edit | edit source]

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce[edit | edit source]



Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Swisher County Library
127 Sw 2nd St
Tulia, TX 79088
Telephone Number: 806-995-3447


  • Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Swisher, Texas" in "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swisher_County,_Texas. accessed 11/26/2019
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Swisher County, Texas. Page 674 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Swisher County, Texas . Page 658-677 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 655-665.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Swisher County, Texas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swisher_County,_Texas, Last accessed 26 August 2019.