Ector County, Texas

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{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties E|Counties E]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Ector County'' <br>  
  
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[http://www.co.ector.tx.us/ips/cms Ector County Courthouse]<br>300 N Grant Avenue;<br>Odessa, TX 79761<br>Phone: 915.335.3030
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County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, burial, probate, court<br>and land records from 1896; District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Ector County, Texas. Page 663 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>
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Ector County has had two courthouses.&nbsp; The old red brick courthouse, built in 1904, was torn down in 1938, when the new Art Deco style courthouse opened.&nbsp; In 1964 a new courthouse was built around the 1938 courthouse, changing the look of the courthouse.
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''Inventory of County Records, Ector County Courthouse,'' 1973, edited by Carolyn Trigg. [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25244/m1/ Read the book online] at The Portal to Texas History.
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1887--'''Ector County was created 26 February 1887 from [[Tom_Green_County,_Texas|Tom Green]] County. '''County seat:''' Odessa <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1887--'''Ector County was created 26 February 1887 from [[Tom Green County, Texas|Tom Green]] County. '''County seat:''' Odessa <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Gardendale | Goldsmith | Notrees | Odessa (partly in [[Midland County, Texas|Midland]] county) | Penwell | Pleasant Farms | West Odessa
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Andrews_County,_Texas|Andrews]]
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*[[Andrews County, Texas|Andrews]]  
*[[Crane_County,_Texas|Crane]]
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*[[Crane County, Texas|Crane]]  
*[[Midland_County,_Texas|Midland]]
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*[[Midland County, Texas|Midland]]  
*[[Upton_County,_Texas|Upton]]
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*[[Upton County, Texas|Upton]]  
*[[Ward_County,_Texas|Ward]]
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*[[Ward County, Texas|Ward]]  
*[[Winkler_County,_Texas|Winkler]]
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*[[Winkler County, Texas|Winkler]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
==== Maps  ====
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==== Maps<br> ====
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88516 Ector County 1890 Land Office Map] from the Portal to Texas History.
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*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Atlas/US/7247/Ector+County+1901/ Ector County 1901] from Historic Map Works.<br>
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*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=4850 Ector County Highway Map 1940] from the Texas State Library Archives Commission.<br>
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*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5119 Ector County Highway Map 1961] from the Texas State Library Archives Commission.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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*[http://www.oaoa.com/ Odessa American Newspaper]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8367 Odessa American Statesman] archives, 1957-61, 1968-73, and 1976-77, at ancestry.com $<br>
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*[http://acreswestfuneral.com/obits.html Obituaries from the Acres West Funeral Chapel] -- includes obits from 2008-present
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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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.<br>
  
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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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===== Births  =====
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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.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.
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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>
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===== Marriages  =====
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*[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.
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===== Deaths  =====
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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.
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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.
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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://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.  
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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>
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[http://www.permiangen.com/index.html Permian Basin Genealogical Society]
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*Ector County Public Library<br>Southwest Genealogy Section - 2nd Floor<br>321 West 5th Street<br>Odessa, Texas 79761<br>(432)332-0633 [http://www.ector.lib.tx.us/main.html website]<br>
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Odessa Texas Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
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*[http://ector.historictexas.net Ector County Texas TXGenWeb site] history, photos, cemeteries and more. <br>
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193390&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Ector&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.odessahistory.com/ OdessaHistory.com]
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Ector|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
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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

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Births
Marriages
Deaths

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).