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

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Contents

County Courthouse

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Online Records

Andrews County Courthouse
215 NW 1st Street
Andrews, TX 79714
Phone: 915.524.1426 

County Clerk has birth, marriage and court records from 1910,
probate records from 1911 and land records from 1884;
District Clerk has divorce record[1]

History

Andrews County History

Parent County

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

The county was named for Richard Andrews, who was killed in the Texas Revolution.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

County Seat: Andrews

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Family Group Sheets

Family Group Sheets of Andrews County

Obituaries

Andrews County Obituaries

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb

Billion Graves

Billion Graves

Epodunk

Cemeteries of Texas

Cemeteries of Texas

Names in Stone

See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemeteries

Andrews County Cemetery (also knows as Andrews Old)

Andrews North Cemetery (connected with the Andrews Old Cemetery)

Andrews West Cemetery

Shafter Lake Cemetery

Church

Andrews County Church Listings- Incomplete list

Funeral Homes

Funeral Homes of Andrews County

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 Family History Library Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Andrews 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.


Maps

Military

Veterans

Fallen Heroes

Military Records of Andrews County residents

Newspapers

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

Newspapers from the Andrews County Area

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

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.

Societies and Libraries 

Andrews County TXGenWeb

Andews County Library The library has a small genealogical collection in the library. They have Microfilm of several newspapers.

Andrews County Genealogy Society The members assist researches at the Andrews County Library. At present they are not meeting formally

  • Patricia Tousch is the leader and contact person for help: (432) 523-4759

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Andrews County, Texas. Page 658 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).