Ector County, Texas

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===== Births  =====
 
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/ector/births Ector County Birth Index 1926-1952] from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.  
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/ector/births Ector County Birth Index 1926-1952] from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/ector/vitals/births/ectob17.txt Ector County Births 1873-1900] compiled from World War I Draft Registrations. From the TXGenWeb archives.  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/ector/vitals/births/ectob17.txt Ector County Births 1873-1900] compiled from World War I Draft Registrations. From the TXGenWeb archives.  
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*[http://ector.historictexas.net/births Ector County Birth Index 1926-1934] and other records from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.<br>
 
*[http://ector.historictexas.net/births Ector County Birth Index 1926-1934] and other records from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.<br>
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''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
  
 
===== Marriages  =====
 
===== Marriages  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
  
 
*[http://ector.historictexas.net/marriages Ector County Marriage Index 1966-2002] from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.<br>  
 
*[http://ector.historictexas.net/marriages Ector County Marriage Index 1966-2002] from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.<br>  
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*[http://www.permiangen.com/ectr-mr.htm Ector County Marriage Records Mar 1941-Jun 1942] transcribed from the County of Ector Marriage Book No. 3 from the Permian Basin Genealogical Society.<br>
 
*[http://www.permiangen.com/ectr-mr.htm Ector County Marriage Records Mar 1941-Jun 1942] transcribed from the County of Ector Marriage Book No. 3 from the Permian Basin Genealogical Society.<br>
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''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
  
 
===== Deaths  =====
 
===== Deaths  =====
  
*[http://www.historictexas.net/ector/death-index/index.htm Ector County Death Records from the Texas Death Index 1964-1998] from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/ector/microfilm/index.htm Ector County Death Index to Microfilmed Death Records] from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/ector/microfilm/index.htm Ector County Death Index to Microfilmed Death Records] from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.  
*[http://www.historictexas.net/ector/death-index/probate-cases.htm Ector County Index to Probates 1891-1949] from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.  
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*[http://ector.historictexas.net/deaths Ector County Death Index 1969-1984] and other death record from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.  
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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.<br>
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/ector/death-index/probate-cases.htm Ector County Index to Probates 1891-1949] from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.
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*[http://ector.historictexas.net/deaths Ector County Death Index 1969-1984] and other death record from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/ector/death-index/index.htm Ector County Death Records from the Texas Death Index 1964-1998] from the Ector County TXGenWeb site. *[http://www.historictexas.net/ector/death-index/index.htm Ector County Death Records from the Texas Death Index 1964-1998] from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.
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*[http://ector.historictexas.net/notrees-deaths Notrees, Texas Deaths 1967-2002] from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.  
 
*[http://ector.historictexas.net/notrees-deaths Notrees, Texas Deaths 1967-2002] from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*[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.<br>
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''Original Death Records on Microfilm''
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==

Revision as of 21:21, 26 July 2013

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

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Contents

County Courthouse

Ector County Courthouse
300 N Grant Avenue;
Odessa, TX 79761
Phone: 915.335.3030

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, burial, probate, court
and land records from 1896; District Clerk has divorce records[1]


Ector County has had two courthouses.  The old red brick courthouse, built in 1904, was torn down in 1938, when the new Art Deco style courthouse opened.  In 1964 a new courthouse was built around the 1938 courthouse, changing the look of the courthouse.


Inventory of County Records, Ector County Courthouse, 1973, edited by Carolyn Trigg. Read the book online at The Portal to Texas History.

History

Parent County

1887--Ector County was created 26 February 1887 from Tom Green County. County seat: Odessa [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Gardendale | Goldsmith | Notrees | Odessa (partly in Midland county) | Penwell | Pleasant Farms | West Odessa

Neighboring Counties

Resources

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


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

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

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Ector 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

Newspapers

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

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 or ordered electronically online

Births

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriages

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Deaths

Online Death Indexes and Records

  • 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.

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ector County, Texas. Page 663 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).