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Guide to Roberts 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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Roberts County, Texas
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Founded 21 August, 1876
County Seat Miami
Courthouse
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Address Roberts County Courthouse
PO Box 477
Miami, TX 79059
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County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Oran Milo Roberts, a governor of Texas. Roberts County is one of six prohibitions, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas. The County is located in the northeast area of the state.[1]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Roberts County Courthouse
PO Box 477
Miami, TX 79059
Phone: 806.868.2341 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, divorce, probate, probate, divorce, probate,
court and land records from 1889 and burial records
from 1900[2]

County and District Clerk

P.O. Box 477
Miami 79059
Phone: 806-868-2341

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

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1903 1889 1903 1889 1889 1889 1829
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1903.
General compliance by the 1930s.


History[edit | edit source]

1876--The first Anglo-American arrived in 1876.

Parent County[edit | edit source]

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

  • County seat: Miami [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
Unincorporated communities


Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Carson  • Gray  • Hansford  • Hemphill  • Hutchinson  • Lipscomb  • Ochiltree  • Wheeler

Resources[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
Names in Stone Texas Cemeteries
TXGenWeb TX Gravestones
Epodunk
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

Church[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 Roberts 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]

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Military[edit | edit source]

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

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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

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

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]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]
Divorce[edit | edit source]


Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Roberts County Historical Commission
Roberts County Museum
Box 306, 120 East Commercial Street
Miami, TX 79059
Telephone Number: 806-868-3291
Website

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]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Roberts, Texas" in "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberts_County,_Texas. accessed 11/25/2019
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Roberts County, Texas. Page 672 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Roberts 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, "Roberts County, Texas," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberts_County,_Texas, Last accessed 19 August 2019.

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