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How to determine county from county number in Texas birth index?

Since you are accessing the database Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 on Ancestry.com, look the database up in the Card Catalog. Under the section About Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 there is a ...
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How to determine county from county number in Texas birth index?

I found a source for these using Google to search "texas county code numbers". They seem to come from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and 057 matches Dallas county there. The codes there ...
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What year is this photo likely taken?

The present picture is hardly crisp, but we can compare the two car photos at similar scales: There are certainly some consistencies between the two cars, notably the shade/flap above the windscreen, ...
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What is the model of the car in this photo?

This appears to be a Ford Model T Coupe, produced from 1917-1927 Looking through some various model year images here, seems to narrow it to 1923-25 by location of the hinges and how the door swings. ...
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Dating photograph of car, man and dog from perhaps 1930s/40s in Texas (or perhaps Missouri)?

The car seems most likely to be an early-1940s model Chevy or Plymouth Coupe. The third picture is not the same car; it's a 1920s sedan style. The man's shoes are two-tone style that might be a ...
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Identifying military portrait found in Texas?

That jacket is very much like this stable jacket in the British National Army Museum described here and the stable jacket of the Fife and Forfar Imperial Yeomanry shown here. It says in the ...
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Approximate Date of this early 20th century photo?

The gun looks like a shotgun rather than a rifle. It could be a model 97 (1897) Winchester shotgun. And, that is a Model T Ford. The model T began production in 1909. So, the photo can't be older than ...
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Dating photo of family members in front of house in Texas?

The skirt length alone rules out 1912. It is consistent with 1942. As are the other clothes. Remember that people usually did not wear the latest fashions, especially away from large cities and if ...
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Dating photo of train station depot in Mertzon, Texas?

The railroad started service in Mertzon in 1911. So that's the oldest your station can be (give or take a couple of years). Your goal now is to find out when it was actually built and if it was ...
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How to locate 1940 United States census pages by address?

I found the page here: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-27818-9190-18?cc=2000219 By using this tool: http://stevemorse.org/census/unified.html To look up the address of University ...
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Seeking Obituaries for Midland, Texas from 1970s and before?

The primary newspaper for Midland, Texas, is the Midland Reporter-Telegram (found by searching for "newspaper" on the "Midland, Texas" wikipedia page). Google "midland reporter telegram archives" and ...
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Where is Hockaday School 1940 census page?

You can download a copy of the 1940 Instructions to Enumerators from the US Census Bureau. Students are discussed on page 16, under Persons Not to Be Enumerated in Your District: e. Students or ...
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Finding obituaries for people who died in Houston, Texas in the 1930s?

Many people will search for records by name first, and will find obituaries using newspaper subscription sites genealogy databases, like Ancestry & FamilySearch, which have obituary indexes, and ...
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Would Jewish marriages be listed in the records?

This was common is certain areas of Europe where Jews were charged extra taxes to get married under civil law, but I haven't heard of this being prevalent in the US. I would assume in the US their ...
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Would Jewish marriages be listed in the records?

I would assume the answer was "yes" until I found out otherwise. The FamilySearch Wiki article about Texas Vital Records says: From 1837 to 1966, the county recorders issued marriage licenses ...
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Adding adoptive grandfather's surname in Texas, USA?

I am not qualified or willing to give any legal advice but I found a website called TexasLawHelp.org that seems to describe the process: Adult Name Change Forms and Instructions in English and ...
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