El Paso County, Texas Genealogy

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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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Seven courthouses have been the home of El Paso County Government. The first courthouse was built at San Elizario in 1850. When Ysleta became the county seat, a second courthouse was built, 1866. Two additional courthouses were built at Ysleta in 1871 and 1882. A three-story Second Empire style courthouse was built at El Paso in 1886; it was torn down in 1918. In 1917, a Classic Revival style courthouse was built; it was extensively remodeled in 1955, and then demolished in 1992. El Paso County's current courthouse, a glass and steel structure opened in 1991.&nbsp;<ref>HistoricTexas.net: El Paso County http://www3.historictexas.net/el-paso-county-texas</ref>  
 
Seven courthouses have been the home of El Paso County Government. The first courthouse was built at San Elizario in 1850. When Ysleta became the county seat, a second courthouse was built, 1866. Two additional courthouses were built at Ysleta in 1871 and 1882. A three-story Second Empire style courthouse was built at El Paso in 1886; it was torn down in 1918. In 1917, a Classic Revival style courthouse was built; it was extensively remodeled in 1955, and then demolished in 1992. El Paso County's current courthouse, a glass and steel structure opened in 1991.&nbsp;<ref>HistoricTexas.net: El Paso County http://www3.historictexas.net/el-paso-county-texas</ref>  
  
'''El Paso County Courthouse'''<br>County Clerk's Office [http://www.epcounty.com/clerk/default.htm website]<br>500 E. San Antonio, Suite 105<br>El Paso, Texas 79901<br>(915) 546-2071 <br>Fax (915) 546-2012 Main Office <br>Fax (915) 543-3806 Vital Records Department<br>[http://www.co.el-paso.tx.us/ El Paso County Government website]
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'''El Paso County Courthouse'''<br>County Clerk's Office [http://www.epcounty.com/clerk/default.htm website]<br>500 E. San Antonio, Suite 105<br>El Paso, Texas 79901<br>(915) 546-2071 <br>Fax (915) 546-2012 Main Office <br>Fax (915) 543-3806 Vital Records Department<br>[http://www.co.el-paso.tx.us/ El Paso County Government website]  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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1912 - [[Culberson County, Texas|Culberson]] County created from eastern portion of El Paso County.  
 
1912 - [[Culberson County, Texas|Culberson]] County created from eastern portion of El Paso County.  
  
1917 - [[Hudspeth County, Texas|Hudspeth]] County created from eastern portion of El Paso County.
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1917 - [[Hudspeth County, Texas|Hudspeth]] County created from eastern portion of El Paso County.  
  
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== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*''The City and county of El Paso, Texas&nbsp;: containing useful and reliable information concerning the future great metropolis of the Southwest ...'' 1886, El Paso Bureau of Information. [http://www.archive.org/details/citycountyofelpa00elpa Digital book online] from archive.org.<br>  
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*''The City and county of El Paso, Texas&nbsp;: containing useful and reliable information concerning the future great metropolis of the Southwest ...'' 1886, El Paso Bureau of Information. [http://www.archive.org/details/citycountyofelpa00elpa Digital book online] from archive.org.<br>
 
*''The Land Where We Live: El Paso del Norte, ''1973, by Conrey Bryson.  
 
*''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.  
 
*''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.<br>  
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*''El Paso: A Borderlands History,'' 1990, by W. H. Timmons.<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>  
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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>
 
*''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.  
 
*''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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==== 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>  
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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://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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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*1860 Census - El Paso County: [http://www.archive.org/details/populationschedu1293unix Census images] online at archive.org, [http://www.txgenweb3.org/txelpaso/census1860.html 1860 Census transcription] from the El Paso County TXGenWeb site.<br>  
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*1860 Census - El Paso County: [http://www.archive.org/details/populationschedu1293unix Census images] online at archive.org, [http://www.txgenweb3.org/txelpaso/census1860.html 1860 Census transcription] from the El Paso County TXGenWeb site.<br>
*1870 Census - El Paso County: [http://www.archive.org/details/populationschedu1583unit Census images] online at archive.org.&nbsp; [http://www.txgenweb3.org/txelpaso/census_orig_1870.html Census images] online at the TXGenWeb site.<br>  
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*1870 Census - El Paso County: [http://www.archive.org/details/populationschedu1583unit Census images] online at archive.org.&nbsp; [http://www.txgenweb3.org/txelpaso/census_orig_1870.html Census images] online at the TXGenWeb site.<br>
 
*1880 Census - El Paso County: [http://www.txgenweb3.org/txelpaso/census_orig_1880.html Census images] online at the TXGenWeb site.
 
*1880 Census - El Paso County: [http://www.txgenweb3.org/txelpaso/census_orig_1880.html Census images] online at the TXGenWeb site.
  
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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.  
 
*[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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== References  ==
 
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[[Category:El_Paso_County,_Texas]]
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Seven courthouses have been the home of El Paso County Government. The first courthouse was built at San Elizario in 1850. When Ysleta became the county seat, a second courthouse was built, 1866. Two additional courthouses were built at Ysleta in 1871 and 1882. A three-story Second Empire style courthouse was built at El Paso in 1886; it was torn down in 1918. In 1917, a Classic Revival style courthouse was built; it was extensively remodeled in 1955, and then demolished in 1992. El Paso County's current courthouse, a glass and steel structure opened in 1991. [1]

El Paso County Courthouse
County Clerk's Office website
500 E. San Antonio, Suite 105
El Paso, Texas 79901
(915) 546-2071
Fax (915) 546-2012 Main Office
Fax (915) 543-3806 Vital Records Department
El Paso County Government website

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 seats San Elizario, 1850-1866, Ysleta, 1866-1868, San Elizario, 1868-1873, Ysleta, 1873-1883, El Paso, 1883-present [2] [3]

Boundary Changes

1912 - Culberson County created from eastern portion of El Paso County.

1917 - Hudspeth County created from eastern portion of El Paso County.

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.
  • El Paso County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

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. HistoricTexas.net: El Paso County http://www3.historictexas.net/el-paso-county-texas
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Handbook of Texas Online: El Paso County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hce05