Texas, Coleman County Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Texas, Coleman County Records, 1849-2008
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|Coleman, Texas, |
|Flag of Texas|
|Location of Coleman County, Texas|
|Location of Texas|
|Record Type||County Records|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
The collection consists of records from Coleman County, Texas. At this time only deed records are available. This collection is being published as images become available. This Collection will include records from 1849 to 2008.
After the county's creation, a county land office was formed. Land transactions among private owners were then recorded by the registrar of deeds in the county office.
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To Browse This Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Texas, Coleman County Records, 1849-2008.|
What Can These Records Tell Me?
The following information may be found in these records:
- Names of interested parties
- Date of transaction
- Legal description of the property
- Monies exchanged
- Details of the transaction
- Names of witnesses
|Land and property||Deed records||1890-1909|
|Land and property||Deed record||1868-1896|
|Land and property||Direct index to deed||1849-1920|
|Land and property||Reverse index to deed||1849-1920|
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- Name of the person
- The location or date of the transaction
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How Do I Analyze the Results?
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What Do I Do Next?
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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- Use the age or estimated birth date to find other church and vital records such as birth, baptism, marriage, and death records. (Make sure that if it’s a marriage article, you take the word marriage out, if it’s a birth article, take the word birth out, etc.)
- 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?
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Texas.
Citing This Collection
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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