El Paso County, Texas Genealogy

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
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El Paso County is located in the far south western corner of Texas where the states of [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] and [[Texas|Texas]], and the country of [[Mexico|Mexico]] meet.  
 
El Paso County is located in the far south western corner of Texas where the states of [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] and [[Texas|Texas]], and the country of [[Mexico|Mexico]] meet.  
  
[[El Paso|El Paso]] is El Paso County's largest city.&nbsp; Across the Rio Grande is [[Chihuahua|Chihuahua]]'s largest city, [[Ciudad Juarez|Ciudad Juarez]].&nbsp; Today it is a major international port of entry, and from its earliest days has been a significant customs and immigrations checkpoint between the United States and Mexico.  
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[[El Paso|El Paso]] is presently its largest city.&nbsp; Across the Rio Grande is [[Chihuahua|Chihuahua]]'s largest city, [[Ciudad Juarez|Ciudad Juarez]].&nbsp; Today it is a major international port of entry, and from its earliest days has been a significant customs and immigrations checkpoint between the United States and Mexico.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
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'''1850--'''El Paso County was created 3 January 1850 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' El Paso <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
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'''County seats:&nbsp;''' San Elizario, 1850-1866, Ysleta, 1866-1868, San Elizario, 1868-1873, Ysleta, 1873-1883, El Paso, 1883-present <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>&nbsp;<ref>Handbook of Texas Online: El Paso County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hce05</ref>  
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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==== Record Loss ====
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Anthony | Clint | El Paso | Fabens | Horizon City | Socorro | Vinton
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Anthony | Clint | El Paso | Fabens | Horizon City | Socorro | Vinton  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*''Souvenir of the city of El Paso, Texas''. Photo-gravures.&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/souvenirofcityof00curt Digital book online] at archive.org.<br>  
 
*''Souvenir of the city of El Paso, Texas''. Photo-gravures.&nbsp; [http://www.archive.org/details/souvenirofcityof00curt Digital book online] at archive.org.<br>  
 
*''San Elizario,'' 1973, by Eugene O. Porter.  
 
*''San Elizario,'' 1973, by Eugene O. Porter.  
*''The El Paso Salt War, 1877,'' published in 1957 by Charles Leland Sonnichsen. [http://www.archive.org/details/elpasosaltwar18700sonn Digital book on line] at archive.org.
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*''The El Paso Salt War, 1877,'' published in 1957 by Charles Leland Sonnichsen. [http://www.archive.org/details/elpasosaltwar18700sonn Digital book on line] at archive.org.  
 
*''Forty years at El Paso, 1858-1898; recollections of war, politics, adventure, events, narratives, sketches, etc.,'' 1901by W. W. Mills&nbsp; [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6112/m1 Digital book online] at The Portal to Texas History.
 
*''Forty years at El Paso, 1858-1898; recollections of war, politics, adventure, events, narratives, sketches, etc.,'' 1901by W. W. Mills&nbsp; [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6112/m1 Digital book online] at The Portal to Texas History.
  
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==== Maps  ====
 
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*[http://culberson.historictexas.net/content/el-paso-county-texas-1881 El Paso County 1881] from the Culberson County TXGenWeb site<br>  
 
*[http://culberson.historictexas.net/content/el-paso-county-texas-1881 El Paso County 1881] from the Culberson County TXGenWeb site<br>  
*[http://www.birdseyeviews.org/zoom.php?city=El%20Paso&year=1886&extra_info= El Paso 1886 Panorama Map] from the Amon Carter Museum.<br>
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*[http://www.birdseyeviews.org/zoom.php?city=El%20Paso&year=1886&extra_info= El Paso 1886 Panorama Map] from the Amon Carter Museum.<br>  
 
*[http://culberson.historictexas.net/content/el-paso-county-texas-1900 El Paso County 1900] from the Culberson County TXGenWeb site  
 
*[http://culberson.historictexas.net/content/el-paso-county-texas-1900 El Paso County 1900] from the Culberson County TXGenWeb site  
 
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=3029 El Paso Quadrangle 1908]&nbsp; Shows contour lines, elevations, rivers, creeks, towns, cities, roads, buildings, schools, and railroads. Covers part of El Paso County.  
 
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=3029 El Paso Quadrangle 1908]&nbsp; Shows contour lines, elevations, rivers, creeks, towns, cities, roads, buildings, schools, and railroads. Covers part of El Paso County.  
*[http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/el_paso_1920.jpg El Paso 1920 Automobile Blue Book Map] from the Amon Carter Museum.<br>
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*[http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/el_paso_1920.jpg El Paso 1920 Automobile Blue Book Map] from the Amon Carter Museum.<br>  
*[http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/ft_bliss_el_paso_hist.jpg El Paso - Fort Bliss Main Post Historic District, 1891-1939] from the Amon Carter Museum.<br>
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*[http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/ft_bliss_el_paso_hist.jpg El Paso - Fort Bliss Main Post Historic District, 1891-1939] from the Amon Carter Museum.<br>  
 
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=4853 El Paso County General Highway Map 1940]  
 
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=4853 El Paso County General Highway Map 1940]  
 
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=4854 El Paso General Highway Map 1940] shows detail of the City of El Paso and vicinity.  
 
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=4854 El Paso General Highway Map 1940] shows detail of the City of El Paso and vicinity.  
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*[http://www.epcounty.com/publicrecords/deathrecords/DeathRecordSearch.aspx El Paso County Death Records Search] from EPCounty.com, the official county government website.<br>
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*[http://www.epcounty.com/publicrecords/deathrecords/DeathRecordSearch.aspx El Paso County Death Records Search] from EPCounty.com, the official county government website.<br>  
*[http://www.epcounty.com/publicrecords/birthrecords/BirthRecordSearch.aspx El Paso County Birth Records Search] from EPCounty.com, the official county government website.
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*[http://www.epcounty.com/publicrecords/birthrecords/BirthRecordSearch.aspx El Paso County Birth Records Search] from EPCounty.com, the official county government website.  
*[http://www.epcounty.com/publicrecords/marriagerecords/MarriageRecordSearch.aspx El Paso County Marriage Records Search] from EPCounty.com, the official county government website<br>
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*[http://www.epcounty.com/publicrecords/marriagerecords/MarriageRecordSearch.aspx El Paso County Marriage Records Search] from EPCounty.com, the official county government website<br>  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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>
 
*[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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Contents

County Courthouse

History

El Paso County is located in the far south western corner of Texas where the states of New Mexico and Texas, and the country of Mexico meet.

El Paso is presently its largest city.  Across the Rio Grande is Chihuahua's largest city, Ciudad Juarez.  Today it is a major international port of entry, and from its earliest days has been a significant customs and immigrations checkpoint between the United States and Mexico.

Parent County

1850--El Paso County was created 3 January 1850 from Bexar Land District. County seat: El Paso [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Anthony | Clint | El Paso | Fabens | Horizon City | Socorro | Vinton

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • El Paso
  • El Paso Dist
  • Emery

Court

Land

Local Histories

  • The City and county of El Paso, Texas : containing useful and reliable information concerning the future great metropolis of the Southwest ... 1886, El Paso Bureau of Information. Digital book online from archive.org.
  • The Land Where We Live: El Paso del Norte, 1973, by Conrey Bryson.
  • Pass of the North: Four Centuries on the Rio Grande, 2 vols., 1968, 1980, by Charles Leland Sonnichsen.
  • El Paso: A Borderlands History, 1990, by W. H. Timmons.
  • Souvenir of the city of El Paso, Texas. Photo-gravures.  Digital book online at archive.org.
  • San Elizario, 1973, by Eugene O. Porter.
  • The El Paso Salt War, 1877, published in 1957 by Charles Leland Sonnichsen. Digital book on line at archive.org.
  • Forty years at El Paso, 1858-1898; recollections of war, politics, adventure, events, narratives, sketches, etc., 1901by W. W. Mills  Digital book online at The Portal to Texas History.


Maps

Military

Newspapers

  • El Paso Herald, selected issues on line 1910-1914 from the Portal to Texas History.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).