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

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Founded April 4, 1887
County Seat Garden City
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County Courthouse

Glasscock County Courthouse
PO Box 190
Garden City, TX 79739-0190
Phone: 915.354.2371

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage and court records from 1893, probate records
from 1895 and land records from 1883; District Clerk
has divorce records; County judge has recent burial 
records[1]

History

Glasscock County is named for George Washington Glasscock, an early settler of the Austin, Texas, area.

Parent County

Boundary Changes

1887--Glasscock County was created 4 April 1887 from Tom Green County. County seat: Garden City [2]

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Garden City | St. Lawrence

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries


Church

Court

Land

Land Abstract Indicies Glasscock County  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Land for homesteads opened in 1908 and the land rush lasted until 1922.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Glasscock 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.

  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

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


Societies and Libraries

Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Glasscock County, Texas. Page 664 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).

 

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