Howard County, Texas Genealogy

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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Texas Counties H|Counties H]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Howard County'' <br>{{Adoption Hidden Ancestors}} {{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Howard County
 
| county = Howard County
 
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| founded date = August 21
 
| founded date = August 21
 
| seat wl = Big Spring
 
| seat wl = Big Spring
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=5403&CScnty=2633& Mount Olive Cemetery&nbsp;]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=5403&CScnty=2633& Mount Olive Cemetery&nbsp;]  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1090378&CScnty=2633& Coahoma Cemetery]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1090378&CScnty=2633& Coahoma Cemetery]  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2149560&CScnty=2633& Salem Cemetery]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2149560&CScnty=2633& Salem Cemetery]  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=7285&CScnty=2633& Trinity Memorial Park]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=7285&CScnty=2633& Trinity Memorial Park]  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=7397&CScnty=2633& Vealmoor Cemetery]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=7397&CScnty=2633& Vealmoor Cemetery]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=7412&CScnty=2633& Vincent Cemetery]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=7412&CScnty=2633& Vincent Cemetery]
  
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
 
*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries  
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==== Census ====
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==== Census ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhoward/census/1880.htm 1880 Howard County Census]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhoward/census/1880.htm 1880 Howard County Census]  
*[http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html?datestamp=1202142477613#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1325221 1900 Federal Census Index]
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*[http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html?datestamp=1202142477613#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1325221 1900 Federal Census Index]  
 
*[http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html?datestamp=1202142477613#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1488411 1920 Federal Census]
 
*[http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html?datestamp=1202142477613#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1488411 1920 Federal Census]
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhoward/churches.htm Howard County Churches]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhoward/churches.htm Howard 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  
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
 
*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/howard/deeds/howard.txt Land Survey Abstracts]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/howard/deeds/howard.txt Land Survey Abstracts]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhoward/fgs.htm Howard County Family Group Sheets]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhoward/fgs.htm Howard County Family Group Sheets]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhoward/military/military.htm Howard County Military&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhoward/military/military.htm Howard County Military&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[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  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*[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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*[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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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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Howard County Library<br>500 S Main St<br>Big Spring, TX 79720<br>Phone: (432) 264-2260<br>[http://www.howard-county.lib.tx.us/ Website]  
 
Howard County Library<br>500 S Main St<br>Big Spring, TX 79720<br>Phone: (432) 264-2260<br>[http://www.howard-county.lib.tx.us/ Website]  
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhoward/masonic/masonic.htm Masonic Lodges]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhoward/masonic/masonic.htm Masonic Lodges]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
  
[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
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[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies  
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/howard/howtoc.htm Howard County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/howard/howtoc.htm Howard County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhoward/ Howard County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txhoward/ Howard County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[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.  

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Howard County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Howard County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Big Spring
Courthouse



Contents

County Courthouse

History

The first settlers arrived in 1870.

Parent County

1876--Howard County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Big Spring [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


Census

Church

Court

Land

Land Survey Abstracts  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Howard County Library
500 S Main St
Big Spring, TX 79720
Phone: (432) 264-2260
Website

Masonic Lodges  ~   TXGenWeb

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

Web Sites

References

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