Andrews County, Texas

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| building address = Andrews County Courthouse<br> 215 NW 1st Street<br> Andrews, TX 79714<br> Phone: 915.524.1426<br>[http://www.co.andrews.tx.us/ '''Andrews County Website'''] }}
  
 
== County Courthouse<br>  ==
 
== County Courthouse<br>  ==
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[http://www.co.andrews.tx.us/ Andrews County Courthouse]<br>215 NW 1st Street<br> Andrews, TX 79714<br> Phone: 915.524.1426&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage and court records from 1910,<br> probate records from 1911 and land records from 1884; <br>District Clerk has divorce record<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Andrews County, Texas. Page 658 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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{{TXDC}}<br>County Clerk has birth, marriage and court records from 1910,<br> probate records from 1911 and land records from 1884; <br>District Clerk has divorce record<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Andrews County, Texas. Page 658 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/Cemetery/Andrews_Old_Cemetery.htm Andrews County Cemetery]&nbsp;(also knows as Andrews Old)
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[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/Cemetery/Andrews_North_Cemetery.htm Andrews North Cemetery] (connected with the Andrews Old Cemetery)
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Findagrave.com]  
  
[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/Cemetery/Andrews_West_Cemetery.htm Andrews West Cemetery]  
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[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/photos/Shafter_Lake_Cemetery.htm Shafter Lake Cemetery]  
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/Cemetery/Andrews_Old_Cemetery.htm Andrews County Cemetery]&nbsp;(also knows as Andrews Old)
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/Cemetery/Andrews_North_Cemetery.htm Andrews North Cemetery] (connected with the Andrews Old Cemetery)
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/Cemetery/Andrews_West_Cemetery.htm Andrews West Cemetery]
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/photos/Shafter_Lake_Cemetery.htm Shafter Lake Cemetery]
  
 
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/churches.htm Andrews County Church Listings]- Incomplete list  
 
[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/churches.htm Andrews County Church Listings]- Incomplete list  
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*''Andrews County History, 1876–1978,'' published in 1978, by the Andrews County Heritage Committee
 
*''Andrews County History, 1876–1978,'' published in 1978, by the Andrews County Heritage Committee
  
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[[Image:Txandrews.jpg|600px|Txandrews.jpg]]
  
 
*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88307/ Andrews County 1887]  
 
*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88307/ Andrews County 1887]  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Andrews}}
 
  
[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/newspapers.htm Newspapers from the Andrews County Area]
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Andrews}}
  
==== Probate ====
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'''Online Newspapers'''<br> [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/newspapers.htm Newspapers from the Andrews County Area]
{{TX Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Newspaper Abstracts'''<br> '''Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form'''<br>
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{{TX Probate Intro}}  
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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==== Vital Records<br>  ====
 
==== Vital Records<br>  ====
{{TX Vital Intro}}
 
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/marriage/marriage.htm Andrews County Marriage Records]. The marriage records are from 1910-2010.
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/births/birth.htm Andrews County Birth Records]. The birth records are from 1917-1995.  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/divorce.htm Andrews County Divorce Records]. The divorce records are from 1968-2005.  
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===== Birth  =====
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/death/death.htm Andrews County Death Certificate Project]. The death certificates consist of Images and/or Transcriptions from Andrews County and and a few from surrounding counties.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/births/birth.htm Andrews County Birth Records]. The birth records are from 1917-1995.Courtesty TX GenWeb.
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''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/marriage/marriage.htm Andrews County Marriage Records]. The marriage records are from 1910-2010. Courtesty TX GenWeb.
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''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
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===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/death/death.htm Andrews County Death Certificate Project]. The death certificates consist of Images and/or Transcriptions from Andrews County and and a few from surrounding counties. Courtesty TX GenWeb.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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''Original Death Records on Microfilm''
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===== Divorce  =====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/divorce.htm Andrews County Divorce Records]. The divorce records are from 1968-2005. Courtesty TX GenWeb.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==

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Andrews County, Texas
Map
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Andrews
Courthouse
Address Andrews County Courthouse
215 NW 1st Street
Andrews, TX 79714
Phone: 915.524.1426
Andrews County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Hand and keyboard.jpg Texas
Online Records

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

Names in Stone

See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources

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.

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

Txandrews.jpg

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:

Online Newspapers
Newspapers from the Andrews County Area

Online Newspaper Abstracts
Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form

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

  • Andrews County Death Certificate Project. The death certificates consist of Images and/or Transcriptions from Andrews County and and a few from surrounding counties. Courtesty TX GenWeb.
  • Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.
  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce

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).