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Guide to Hockley County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Hockley County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
|Founded||August 21, 1876|
Hockley County Courthouse
County Courthouse Box 1
Levelland, TX 79336
County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate, court and
land records and land records from 1921
1876--Hockley County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Levelland 
Places / Localities
Anton | Arnett | Claudene | Levelland | Lockettville | Opdyke West | Pep | Ropesville | Roundup | Smyer | Sundown | Whitharral
- Texas African American Griots ~ USGenWeb
- AfriGeneas ~ African Ancestored Genealogy
- Texas African American Genealogy ~ Access Genealogy
- Levelland Cemetery ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- Smyer Cemetery ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- Anton Cemetery ~ TXGenWeb
- Saint Phillips Cemetery ~ TXGenWeb
- Ropesville Cemetery ~ TXGenWeb
- Sundown Cemetery ~ TXGenWeb
- Whitharral Cemetery ~ TXGenWeb
- Tombstone Transcription Project ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
- Texas Historic Cemeteries ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
- African American Cemeteries Online ~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
- Cemetery Junction ~ Links to cemetery transcriptions
- 1900 Federal Census ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- 1910 Federal Census ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- 1920 Federal Census ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- Hockley County Churches ~ TXGenWeb
- Texas Christian Church Directory ~ ChurchAngel
- Catholic Parishes in Texas
Original Land Owners of Texas ~ Hockley County ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- 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
- Historical Maps ~ From the Republic to the Turn of the Century ~ Hidden Ancestors
- Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
- Confederate Pension Applications Index ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
- Fallen Heroes ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
- Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
- Home Town News - Texas Newspaper Index with links
- Newslink - Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
- The Olden Times - Historic Texas News Online
- Hockley County Obituaries ~ TXGenWeb Project
- Obituary Resources ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~ Hidden Ancestors
- USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project ~ Texas
- Afrigeneas ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
- Obituary Depot ~ Texas Newspaper Citations
- Obituary Project ~ Hidden Ancestors
- Obituary Daily Times ~ Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
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.
- Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records ~ Ancestry.com (subscription)
- 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.
- Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
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.
- Texas Marriage Records 1966 - 2005 ~ Hidden Ancestors
- Texas Divorce Records 1968 - 2005 ~ Hidden Ancestors
- USGenWeb Census Project ~ Texas 1850 - 1930
Societies and Libraries
Hockley County Memorial Library
811 Austin St
Levelland, TX 79336
Phone: (806) 894-6750
Family History Centers
Society Hill ~ Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
- Hockley County Archives ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- Hockley County ~ TXGenWeb
- TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
- Hidden Ancestors Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
- USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
- Family History Library Catalog
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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