Over at GenealogyWise, in the Texas History Hunters Group, Barbara Cunningham pointed out that Texas school census records can be a 1890 census substitute. “In some counties, the County Clerk keeps and maintains the records. In other counties, they are kept by the County Judge,” Barbara said. [Note for non-Texans: the “County Judge” is not a judicial officer–at least not anymore–but is the chief executive officer of a county].
I actually have copies of school census cards for my grandfather’s family who lived in Rockdale, Milam County. Here’s one for my grand-aunt Myrtle from 1905.
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July 23, 2009 Thursday at 6:59 pm