Texas, Comanche County Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Texas, Comanche County Records
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Comanche, Texas, 
United States
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Location of Comanche County, Texas
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Location of Texas
Record Description
Record Type County Records
Collection years 1858-1959
FamilySearch Resources

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

The collection consists of records from Comanche County, Texas including births, marriages, divorce minutes, court records, probate records, and scholastic census records for the years 1858 to 1955. This collection is being published as images become available. 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, Comanche County Records, 1858-1955.

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

The following information may be found in these records:


  • Names of individuals, witnesses, family members, sometimes neighbors
  • Date of the event, transaction, or recording with the county
  • Ages
  • Relationships
  • Residences
  • Occupations
  • Signature or mark
  • Legal descriptions of land
  • Amount of money exchanged as part of business transactions.

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table and Map[edit | edit source]

The coverage table shows the record types, and if an index is included and the years covered in this collection. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

To see a coverage map of FamilySearch's holdings of Texas marriages click here.

Record Type If Indexed Years Covered Notes
Birth Records Not Indexed 1856 to 1933
Marriage Records Not Indexed 1887 to 1951
Death Records Not Indexed 1909 to 1982
Divorce Records Not Indexed 1905 to 1925
Commissioner's Court Records Indexed 1862 to 1918 Some marriage records are included
County Court Records Indexed 1858 to 1914 Some marriage and divorce records are included
District Court Records Indexed 1858 to 1933
Land and Property Records Indexed 1918 to 1921 Some cemetery records are included
Probate Records Not Indexed 1914 to 1950
Naturalization Records Not Indexed 1880 to 1906
Military Records Not indexed 1918 to 1955
School Records Not Indexed 1942 to 1947

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

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the person
  • The name of a parent or a date for an event

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 the Record Category
  2. Select the Record Type, Volume or Case No., 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]

  • Copy the citation below, in case you need to find this record again later
  • 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

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

Known Issues With This Collection[edit | edit source]

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

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