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MATAGORDA COUNTY BIBLIOGRAPHY

Books about Matagorda County and where they can be located.
 


Library abbreviations

ACPL - Allen County Public Library, 900 Webster St., Ft. Wayne, IN 46802
BCPL - Bay City Public Library, 1100 7th St., Bay City, TX 77414
CL - Clayton Library, 5300 Caroline, Houston, TX
DPL - Dallas Public Library, 1515 Young St., Dallas, TX 75201
GML - George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview, Richmond, TX 77469
LHPL - Lucy Hill Patterson Library, 201 Ackerman St., Rockdale, TX 76567
MCM - Matagorda County Museum, 2100 Ave F, Bay City, TX 77414
PL - Palacios Library, Inc., 325 Main Street, Palacios, TX 77456
SAPL - San Antonio Public Library, 600 Soledad, San Antonio, TX 78205
TAMU - Sterling Evans Library, Texas A & M University Main Campus, College Station, TX
VC/UHV - Victoria College/University of Houston at Victoria Library, Ben Jordan Street, Victoria
VPL - Victoria Public Library, 302 N. Main, Victoria, TX 77901
 

 


More Recent Publications Relating to Matagorda County
 


Canebrake Settlements: Colonists, Plantations, Churches 1822 - 1870 by Mary McAllister Ingram BCPL, MCM,

From a Watery Grave: The Discovery and Excavation of La Salle's Shipwreck, La Belle by James E. Bruseth and Toni S. Turner ACPL, BCPL, CL, DPL, MCM

Murder at the Luther by Kathleen Kaska PL

Sea of Mud: the Retreat of the Mexican Army After San Jacinto, an Archeological Investigation by Greg Dimmick BCPL, MCM, SAPL, TAMU, VPL
 

 


HISTORY AND GENEALOGY BOOKS
 


African-American Obituaries of Matagorda County by Kathleen Tatum, BCPL, CL, MCM

Bay City and Matagorda County: A History by Junan J. Steighorst, ACPL, BCPL, CL, MCM, SAPL, TAMU, VC/UHV, VPL

Bay City High School Class of 1943 50th Anniversary May 23, 1993, BCPL, MCM

Bay City High School Class of 1946 50th Class Reunion October 12, 1996, BCPL, MCM

Bay City High School Yearbooks (complete set 1912 to present), MCM

Bay City Preliminary Report on Economic Background by Matagorda County Area Development Com. of Bay City Chamber of Commerce, BCPL

Cedarvale Cemetery, Bay City, Texas by Matagorda County Genealogical Society, ACPL, BCPL, CL, DPL, GML, LHPL, MCM, SAPL

Cedarvale Cemetery Supplement 1 1992 - 2000, by Matagorda County Genealogical Society, BCPL, MCM

Cemeteries of Matagorda County, Texas and Indianola, Calhoun County, Texas by Kathleen Tatum, BCPL

Cemetery Records of Matagorda County, Texas by Martha Louise Moore, BCPL, MCM

Daughters in Progress 30th Anniversary 1968-1998 by Daughters in Progress, BCPL

Death and Marriage Notices from "The Matagorda Gazette" Volumes I & II 1859-1860
copied at Matagorda County Museum by Aleida Lambert Haney, BCPL, CL, MCM

Deming's Bridge Cemetery 1850, Hawley Cemetery 1898, Tres Palacios Baptist Church 1852, Matagorda County, Texas by Adelaide Hall Pierce, Hawley Cemetery Association, and Blessing Historical Association, ACPL, BCPL, CL, GML, LHPL, PL, MCM, VC/UHV, VPL

Directory of Surnames 1880, Matagorda County, Texas by Elvira Hawkins Mozley, BCPL, CL

1880 United States Census Matagorda County, Texas Surname Index by Felldin and Tucker, BCPL, GML

1850 Census of Matagorda County, Texas by Matagorda County Genealogical Society, BCPL, CL, LHPL, MCM

1850 United States Census Matagorda County, Texas edited by Dr. John F. Schunk (actual image), BCPL

1870 Census of Historic Matagorda County by Shirley Ledwig Brown, BCPL, CL, GML, LHPL, MCM

1860 Census Matagorda County, Texas by Shirley Ledwig Brown, BCPL, CL, MCM, LHPL, PL

First Settlers of Matagorda County, Texas ed. by Gifford White, ACPL, BCPL, DPL, GML, LHPL, MCM, PL, SAPL, TAMU, VC/UHV, VPL

Funeral Notices collected by Jim Sisk, BCPL, MCM

Hawley Cemetery Blessing Texas 1854 - 2000 by Hawley Cemetery Association, BCPL, MCM

Historic Matagorda County Volumes 1 & 2 by Matagorda County Historical Commission, Matagorda County Historical Society, Palacios Area Historical Association and Matagorda County Genealogical Society, ACPL, BCPL, CL, DPL, GML, LHPL, MCM, PL, SAPL, TAMU

Historic Matagorda County Volume 3 by Matagorda County Genealogical Society, BCPL, CL, MCM, SAPL

Historic Matagorda, Texas (founded in 1829) by McAllister Junior Historians, BCPL, CL, MCM, TAMU

History of Matagorda Cemetery by Matagorda Cemetery Association, BCPL, MCM

History of Matagorda County, Texas by McAllister Junior Historians, BCPL, PL, MCM

History of Van Vleck by Bertha Bullard Wells, BCPL, MCM

Index Land Certificates of Matagorda County, Texas Jany 5th, 1838 - March 5, 1849, BCPL

Inventory of County Records Matagorda County Courthouse Bay City, Texas compiled by Maurice G. Fortin, James E. Riney and Gerald D. Saxon, ACPL, BCPL, GML, SAPL, VC/UHV

Marriage Licenses 1837-1856 Book A, Matagorda County, Texas (Copy of Book A from Matagorda County Courthouse), BCPL

Marriages From The Matagorda County Tribune 1899 - 1951 abstracted by Betty Seerden, BCPL, MCM

Matagorda Bay Area, Texas: A Survey of the Archealogical and Historical Resources by Gayle Fritz, BCPL

Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda, Texas 1971-1973 by Bay City High School Junior Historians, BCPL, CL, GML, LHPL, MCM, PL, TAMU, VC/UHV, VPL

Matagorda Cemetery Matagorda, Texas (1997) by Robert Wes Young, BCPL, MCM

Matagorda County Brand Book, Volume 1, 1837-1885 (copy of original at Matagorda County Courthouse), MCM

Matagorda County Tax Records 1880-1937
, MCM

Matagorda County, Texas Marriage Records 1837-1899 by Ural Lee Donohoe & Jackie Jecmenek, ACPL, BCPL, DPL, GML, LHPL, MCM, PL, SAPL, VPL

Matagorda County's Pictoral Past by The Daily Tribune, BCPL, MCM

Matagorda County Historical Committee and Historical Society Brochure of Matagorda County Historical Sites 1993 by Kathleen Tatum, BCPL, MCM

Matagorda County Obituary Index
compiled by Shirley Ledwig Brown, BCPL, MCM

Matagorda County School Census 1894-1895 State of Texas by Jackie Jecmenek and Nantie Lee, BCPL, CL, LHPL, MCM

Matagorda Day Historical Celebration by Matagorda Citizens Association, BCPL, PL, MCM

Matagorda: Early History by Lorraine Bruce Jeter, ACPL, BCPL, CL, MCM

Matagorda Gazette 1858-1860 abstracted by Shirley Ledwig Brown, BCPL, LHPL, MCM

Methodist Church Records Matagorda, Texas 1893-1954, BCPL

Miss Ella of the Deep South of Texas by Arda Talbot Allen, BCPL, CL, MCM, TAMU, VC/UHV

Oakleaves: Quarterly of the Matagorda County Genealogical Society (MCGS exchanges with many other societies. See separate listing.)

Obituaries From The Matagorda County Tribune 1899 - 1951 abstracted by Betty Seerden, BCPL, MCM

Obituaries of Matagorda County, Book 1 by Kathleen Tatum, ACPL, BCPL, CL, MCM, PL

Obituaries of Matagorda County, Books 2 & 3 by Kathleen Tatum, BCPL, MCM

Obituaries of Matagorda County, Books 4 - 8 by Matagorda County Genealogical Society, BCPL, MCM

Old 300 in Matagorda County by McAllister Junior Historians, BCPL, MCM

110 Years of Methodism: History of First United Church Bay City, Texas 1870-1980 by Mary McAllister Ingram, BCPL, GML, MCM, VPL

Our Yesteryears; A Photo Album of Bay City's Past by Bay City Junior Service League, BCPL

Port of Matagorda...Then and Now compiled by Barbara Collins, BCPL, MCM

Recognized Women of First United Methodist Church Before 1894 to 1940, Bay City, Texas compiled by Anna Sue Thompson and Bobbie Porter Gaspard, BCPL, MCM

Records of Civil, Water, Probate, Deeds, and Marriages, Matagorda County, Texas (index to original documents at Matagorda County Museum) by Kathleen Tatum, BCPL, MCM

Register of the Parish of Christ Church Matagorda, Texas 1838-1930, BCPL, CL

Research Papers of Matagorda County 1970-71 by McAllister Junior Historians, BCPL, CL, MCM

Saga of Caney Creek by Hardeman Historians, Madiera, California and Bay City, Texas, BCPL, MCM

Scraps of Early Texas History by Mary S. Helm, ACPL, BCPL, CL, MCM

Scraps of Early Texas History edited and annotated by Lorraine Jeter, BCPL, CL

Slavery in Microcosm Matagorda County, Texas by Reba W. Palm, BCPL

Tribute to Matagorda Confederate Veterans by Freda Kilgo Daniel and Jessica Beth Jecmenek, BCPL, CL, MCM, SAPL

Veterans Buried at Cedarvale Cemetery Bay City, Texas compiled by Kenneth L. Thames, BCPL

Veterans Buried at Eastview Cemetery Bay City, Texas compiled by Kenneth L. Thames, BCPL

Walker Furniture & Undertaking by William Walker, BCPL, MCM

DIRECTORIES:

Bay City Directories, 1941, 1953, 1961, 1963, 1965-66, 1967-68, 1969-70, 1992, BCPL

Matagorda County Directories, 1967, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1978, 1987, 1989, 1991, BCPL

Bay City Telephone Directories, 1914, 1942, 1946, consecutive years 1952-1998, BCPL


Microfilm all located at BCPL

Matagorda County Tax Rolls 1846 - 1910
Matagorda County Civil Minutes 1837 - 1907
Matagorda County Probate Minutes 1837 - 1889
Matagorda County Inventory Records 1837 - 1868
Matagorda County Will Records 1837 - 1895
Matagorda County Marriage Records 1837 - 1906
Matagorda County Deeds 1837 - 1887
Matagorda County Post Offices
1850 United States Federal Census
1860 United States Federal Census
1870 United States Federal Census
1880 United States Federal Census
1900 United States Federal Census
1910 United States Federal Census
1920 United States Federal Census
1867 Texas Voter Registrations (Matagorda County)


Microfilm - Newspapers - All located at BCPL

Bay City Breeze Sep 13, 1894 - Nov 5, 1998

Blessing News May 9, 1913 - Aug 24, 1914

Chronicle of the Times 1856 (2 issues)

Colorado Gazette and Advertiser Nov 9, 1839 - Jun 4, 1892

Daily Tribune 1915 - 1934, Jul 10, 1963, Jan 1, 1964 - Sep 30, 1981, Jan 1, 1982 - May 31, 1985, Mar 1994 - Present

Matagorda County Tribune 1894 - 1937

Matagorda Gazette Jul 31, 1858 - Sep 12, 1860

Matagorda News Aug 15, 1912 - Jun 27, 1913

Matagorda [County] News and Mid-Coast Farmer Jul 4, 1913 - Nov. 14, 1916

Matagorda County News & New Era Consolidated July 18, 1918 - Aug. 1, 1918

Weekly Visitor

Matagorda County Tribune Special Editions
  Century of Progress Edition Aug 26, 1937
  100th Anniversary Edition Aug 23, 1945

Newspapers Located at Matagorda County Museum
 

 

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Created
Dec. 2, 2004
Updated
Feb. 10, 2013
   

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