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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties H|Counties H]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Hockley County'' <br>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties H|Counties H]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Hockley County'' <br>  
  
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Guide to '''Hockley County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Hockley County
 
| county = Hockley County
 
| county_map = Tx-hockley.png
 
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| founded date = August 21
 
| founded date = August 21
 
| seat wl = Levelland
 
| seat wl = Levelland
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bailey County, Texas|Bailey]]  
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[[Bailey County, Texas Genealogy|Bailey]] {{•}}
*[[Cochran County, Texas|Cochran]]  
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[[Cochran County, Texas Genealogy|Cochran]] {{•}}
*[[Hale County, Texas|Hale]]  
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[[Hale County, Texas Genealogy|Hale]] {{•}}
*[[Lamb County, Texas|Lamb]]  
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[[Lamb County, Texas Genealogy|Lamb]] {{•}}
*[[Lubbock County, Texas|Lubbock]]  
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[[Lubbock County, Texas Genealogy|Lubbock]] {{•}}
*[[Lynn County, Texas|Lynn]]  
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[[Lynn County, Texas Genealogy|Lynn]] {{•}}
*[[Terry County, Texas|Terry]]  
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[[Terry County, Texas Genealogy|Terry]] {{•}}
*[[Yoakum County, Texas|Yoakum]]
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[[Yoakum County, Texas Genealogy|Yoakum]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1870](images) - FamilySearch<br>
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy  
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Findagrave.com]
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2629 Findagrave.com ]
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Hockley/ListHockley.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/cemetery/levelland.txt Levelland Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/cemetery/levelland.txt Levelland Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
  
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
 
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{{TX Church Intro}}
 
*[http://pasttracker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2827&Itemid=757 Hockley County Churches]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://pasttracker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2827&Itemid=757 Hockley County Churches]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/land/hockley.txt Original Land Owners of Texas&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Hockley County&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/land/hockley.txt Original Land Owners of Texas&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Hockley County&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*''Hockley County'', 2 volumes, by Lillian Brasher, 1976  
 
*''Hockley County'', 2 volumes, by Lillian Brasher, 1976  
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==== Maps  ====
 
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[[Image:Txhockley.jpg|600px|Txhockley.jpg]]
  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932381 Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers],&nbsp; 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932425 Texas, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers], 1861-1865 - FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/military/civilwar/pensions/hocklcsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/military/civilwar/pensions/hocklcsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Hockley}}
  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016287 Texas, Probate Records, 1800-1990] (images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
==== Taxation ====
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==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[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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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[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.
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===== Birth  =====
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
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''Original Birth Records on Microfilm''
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch.&nbsp;&nbsp;Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.<br>
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973&nbsp;]&nbsp; &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010]&nbsp; &nbsp;~ &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
  
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''Original Marriage Records on Microfilm''
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===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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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.
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
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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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''Original Death Records on Microfilm''
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===== Divorce  =====
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Hockley County Memorial Library<br>811 Austin St<br>Levelland, TX 79336<br>Phone: (806) 894-6750<br>[http://hcml.lib.tx.us/ Website]  
 
Hockley County Memorial Library<br>811 Austin St<br>Levelland, TX 79336<br>Phone: (806) 894-6750<br>[http://hcml.lib.tx.us/ Website]  
  
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
  
<br>Society Hill&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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*[http://daddezio.com/society/ Society Hill] Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Hockley|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Hockley|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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Guide to Hockley County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse

Hockley County Courthouse
County Courthouse Box 1
Levelland, TX 79336
Phone. 806.894.3185 

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate, court and
land records and land records from 1921[1]

History

Parent County

1876--Hockley County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Levelland [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Anton | Arnett | Claudene | Levelland | Lockettville | Opdyke West | Pep | Ropesville | Roundup | Smyer | Sundown | Whitharral 

Neighboring Counties

Bailey  • Cochran  • Hale  • Lamb  • Lubbock  • Lynn  • Terry  • Yoakum

Bailey CountyLamb CountyHale CountyCochran CountyHockley CountyLubbock CountyYoakum CountyTerry CountyLynn CountyTX HOCKLEY.JPG

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources


Census

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.

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 FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Hockley County, Texas Genealogy. 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.

  • Hockley County, 2 volumes, by Lillian Brasher, 1976
  • Ropesville Resettlement Project, 1936-1943, Recipes, Memories, History, published 2010.  Available from the Ropesville Resettlement Project Facebook page.
  • Littlefield Lands by David B. Gracy II, 1968
  • Hockley County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

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Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Hockley County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

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

Texas tax records complement land records and can be used in place of censuses or to supplement the years between censuses. Because only persons who owned taxable property were listed, many residents were not included in tax lists. There may also be gaps of several years in the tax records of some counties. For more information, see the wiki page Texas Taxation.

Texas County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910 lists FHL films with county tax lists. The lists vary by county and year. Most records are between the years of 1846 - 1910.

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, ordered electronically online or download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records


Original Birth Records on Microfilm

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Original Marriage Records on Microfilm

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Original Death Records on Microfilm

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

Hockley County Memorial Library
811 Austin St
Levelland, TX 79336
Phone: (806) 894-6750
Website

Family History Centers

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

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hockley County, Texas. Page 666 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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