Bowie County, Texas Index to Probate Cases
WPA ** Workers
This volume contains an index to probate cases filed in Bowie County, Texas from 1883 through the end of June, 1940. Names of deceased, minors, infirmed and other principals are arranged alphabetically with reference to the date of filing and case number.
With over 1,700 surnames referenced, this publication also includes file numbers so researchers to obtain additional or possibly full-text documentation on the estate from County records.
** WPA Workers
During the Great Depression in the early 1900s, many Americans were given a "job" by the United States Government to support their family. One such "job" was transcribing early court, family, Bible, and cemetery records as well as other local records. Original versions were typed on onion skin paper with "x" number of carbon copies. Although the State Archives owns the vast majority of 'first' or typed copy, carbons have circulated for years but are now scattered. Often the typing is not the best and is difficult to read but these valuable records still constitute one of the best sources of information for Tennessee Counties. In many cases, these are all that remain of the original as many county records have been lost. WPA records are generally full text transcription: much larger in scope than an abstraction or summary.
8.5"x11", perfect bound, 97pp