Crosby County, Texas Genealogy
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Revision as of 20:44, 30 March 2013
Guide to Crosby County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
Crosby County Courthouse
PO Box 218
Crosbyton, TX 79322
County Clert has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage, probate and court records from 1887 and
land records from 1886; District Clerk has divorce records
The first permanent settler arrived in 1877.
1889--Crosby County Courthouse in Estacado caught fire on October 9, 1889 and destroyed the judges', treasurer's and county clerk's offices.
Early Day Burials
- Lost and Lonely Grave
- Goat Head Hill Cemetery
- Indian Burials
- Military Graves
- Historic Rock House Cemete
- Crosbyton Cemetery
- Crosbyton Mt. Zion Cemetery
- City of Lorenzo Cemetery
- Lorenzo West Side Cemetery
- Ralls Cemetery
- Crosby County Cemeteries - USGenWeb Archives Project
- Crosby County Cemeteries - USGenWeb Tombstone Project
- FindAGrave - transcriptions and photographs
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.
- A History of Crosby County 1876-1977, A collection of historical sketches and family histories composed by County Residents; compiled by the staff of the Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum under the supervision and with the cooperation of the Crosby County Historical Commission, 1978. Read the book online at The Portal to Texas History.
- Through the Years: A History of Crosby County, 1952, by Nellie Witt Spikes and Temple Ann Ellis.
- Book References
- Crosby County Photographs - TXGenWeb
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Crosby County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
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.
- Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
- 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
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Crosby County, Texas. Page 662 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- ↑ Crosby County Courthouse Historical Marker Text, located at the Courthouse. Marker erected 1966.
- ↑ GenDisasters.com - Estacado, TX Crosby County Courthouse Fire, Oct 1889 http://www3.gendisasters.com/texas/17667/estacado-tx-crosby-county-courthouse-fire-oct-1889
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