Refugio County Texas

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The TXGenWeb Project and The USGenWeb Project
The Refugio County site is dedicated to helping family historians find their roots.  It is a part of The TXGenWeb Project which is part of The USGenWeb Project.  This is a free genealogy site, and everything here is a contribution of people who "love" genealogy and "love" Refugio County.  They are dedicated volunteers and often proud descendants of Refugio County pioneers.  Expect to find an error here or there - they exist in spite of how diligently we work to avoid them.   Let us know, and we will make necessary corrections.  We thank you for your input.
Refugio County, located in southeast Texas and on the Gulf coast, was one of the original Mexican municipalities and played a key role in the Texas' fight for independence from Mexico.

Refugio County Museum
If you are able to visit the Refugio Co. Museum, you will find an enormous collection of obituaries abstracted from local and area newspapers.  They begin 1929 and continue through the present.  This is an awesome resource for the researcher.

Refugio County Museum - 361-526-5555

Find the county for any U.S. town or city
Books about Refugio
Neighboring Counties
Co. Seat:  Goliad
1836 - Old Mexican

County Seat:  Victoria
1836 - Old Mexican

Co. Seat: Pt. Lavaca
1846 from Jackson,
Matagorda and

Co. Seat:  Beeville
1857 from Refugio, Goliad, Live Oak and
San Patricio
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Co. Seat: Rockport
1871 from

San Patricio
County Seat: 
1836 - Old Mexican
Be sure to check these neighboring counties for information on the names you research.
Many, many thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers,
friends and neighbors who have contributed and continue
to contribute interesting and unique information to the Refugio site. 
The above awards are yours!!

The TXGenWeb Mike Basham Memorial - County of the Month Award
This site shows past recipients of this award.

If the information on a Texas county site has been helpful to you and makes you want to "go back" and look again, please  take time to nominate that county for the "County of the Month Award".  You will need to copy and paste the appropriate URL.   Everyone feels good when they know they are "making a difference", and a vote from you lets county coordinators know they are headed in the right direction.  Thanks.
Welcome to the Refugio County TXGenWeb Project.  Thank you for taking the time to visit and it is hoped that the material on this website will be  useful for your genealogical research.

   Our website has grown a lot since February 14, 2002, thanks to so many of you who have contributed material and photographs.  I am always looking for more so please keep sending things.  I would especially like information on families, schools and churches in any of the communities of the county.

Although I do not live in Refugio County and am not able to commit to doing research for you, I might have ideas or materials that would assist you.  I welcome your e-mails.
If you have any questions, suggestions or materials to contribute, please email me.

Email contact:  Jane Colmenares
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All information/material on this website is provided for and may be used by individuals who are researching Refugio County history or the genealogy of Refugio County residents.  The information may be freely used by non-commercial entities, libraries or genealogical societies as long as this copyright notice appears on the copied material.  Commercial use of this information is strictly prohibited without prior written permission.  The electronic pages on this site may not be reproduced in any format for profit or commercial use. 
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Jane Colmenares
County Coordinator
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