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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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== County Courthouse<br>  ==
 
== County Courthouse<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.  
 
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.  
  
Ector County Court House <br>300 N. Grant<br>Odessa, TX 79761
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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.
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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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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Gardendale | Goldsmith | Notrees | Odessa (partly in [[Midland County, Texas|Midland]] county) | Penwell | Pleasant Farms | West Odessa<br>
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Gardendale | Goldsmith | Notrees | Odessa (partly in [[Midland County, Texas|Midland]] county) | Penwell | Pleasant Farms | West Odessa  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Local Histories ====
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==== Maps<br>  ====
 
==== Maps<br>  ====
  
*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88516 Ector County 1890 Land Office Map] from the Portal to Texas History.
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88516 Ector County 1890 Land Office Map] from the Portal to Texas History.  
 
*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Atlas/US/7247/Ector+County+1901/ Ector County 1901] from Historic Map Works.<br>  
 
*[http://www.historicmapworks.com/Atlas/US/7247/Ector+County+1901/ Ector County 1901] from Historic Map Works.<br>  
 
*[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>  
 
*[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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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Ector}}
  
 
*[http://www.oaoa.com/ Odessa American Newspaper]  
 
*[http://www.oaoa.com/ Odessa American Newspaper]  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8367 Odessa American Statesman] archives, 1957-61, 1968-73, and 1976-77, at ancestry.com $
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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  ====
 
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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>
 
*[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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===== Births  =====
 
===== Births  =====
  
*[http://www.historictexas.net/ector/births Ector County Birth Index 1926-1952] from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/ector/births Ector County Birth Index 1926-1952] from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.  
*[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://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://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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*[http://ector.historictexas.net/deaths Ector County Death Index 1969-1984] and other death record from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.  
 
*[http://ector.historictexas.net/deaths Ector County Death Index 1969-1984] and other death record from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.  
 
*[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.  
*[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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*[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.  
*[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.<br>
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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  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.permiangen.com/index.html Permian Basin Genealogical Society]  
 
*[http://www.permiangen.com/index.html Permian Basin Genealogical Society]  
 
*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>
 
*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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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Odessa Texas Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
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== References  ==
 
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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

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

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
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).