Hale County, TexasEdit This Page

From FamilySearch Wiki

United States go to Texas go to Counties H go to Hale County

Guide to Hale County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Hand and keyboard.jpg Texas
Online Records


Hale County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Hale County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Plainview
Courthouse
Address Hale County Courthouse
500 Broadway
Plainview, TX 79072-8050
Phone: 806.291.5261
Hale County Website
Adopt-a-wiki page
Hiddenancestorslogo.JPG This page adopted by:
Hidden Ancestors
who welcome you to contribute.
User:Evancol
Adopt a page today

Contents

County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage and land records
from 1888 and probate records from 1889;
District Clerk has divorce and court records[1]

History

The first settlers arrived in March 1883.

Parent County

1876--Hale County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Plainview [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Abernathy
Cotton Center
Edmonson
Hale Center
Hale City
Petersburg
Plainview
Seth Ward

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

WorldCat

Findagrave.com

Interment.net


Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves

Epodunk

Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources

Hale County Cemetery Records Database by the  Hi-Plains Genealogical Society has 37,000+ records. About one-third refer maiden names to associated married names. It can be searched by name or date. Information includes name variations, birth, death, and marriage dates; spouse's and parents’ names; military service; funeral home, the name of the cemetery with location within the cemetery, notes and obituary.


Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.

Court

Land

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Hale County, Texas. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.

  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Txhale.jpg

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Hale County, Texas newspapers in online catalogs like:

Obituaries

Probate

Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.


Taxation

Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910 lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents. United States Vital Records has additional research guidance on researching and using vital records. See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas or How to order Texas Vital Records


A copy or an extract of most original records can be purchased from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health, the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred, ordered electronically online or download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records


Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records


Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

Abernathy Public Library
811 Avenue D
Abernathy, TX 79311
Phone: (806) 298-4138
Website


Hale Center Public Library Inc
609 Main St
Hale Center, TX 79041
Phone: (806) 839-2055


Petersburg Public Library
1614 Main St
Petersburg, TX 79250
Phone: (806) 667-3657


Unger Memorial Library
825 Austin St
Plainview, TX 79072
Phone: (806) 296-1148
Website

Family History Centers


Plainview Texas Family History Center 4211 SW 2nd St
Plainview, Hale, Texas, United States
Phone: 806-293-1513
Hours: Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

  • Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hale County, Texas. Page 665 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).

 

Need additional research help? Contact our research help specialists.

Need wiki, indexing, or website help? Contact our product teams.


Did you find this article helpful?

You're invited to explain your rating on the discussion page (you must be signed in).

  • This page was last modified on 3 September 2014, at 21:16.
  • This page has been accessed 7,051 times.