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|Hudspeth County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
|Founded||February 16, 1917|
|County Seat||Sierra Blanca|
Hudspeth County Courthouse
PO Drawer A
Sierra Blanca, TX 79851
County Clerk has birth, marriage, divorce, probate
and court records from 1917 and land records from 1836
1917--Hudspeth County Court House was organized 16 February 1917 from El Paso County. The county was going to be called Darlington County, then Turney County, before it was finally named for state senator Claude Benton Hudspeth of El Paso. 
County seat: Sierra Blanca 
Places / Localities
Allamoore | Dell City | Fort Hancock | Salt Flat | Sierra Blanca
- Texas African American Griots ~ USGenWeb
- AfriGeneas ~ African Ancestored Genealogy
- Texas African American Genealogy ~ Access Genealogy
- Texas Freedman's Bureau Records ~ Freedman's Bureau Online
|Online Grave Transcripts||Published Grave Transcripts||County Cemetery Directories|
|See Texas Cemeteries for more information.|
Additional Cemetery Sources
- Hudspeth County Cemeteries ~ 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
- 1850 Mortality Schedule more information at the Family Search Wiki ~ TXGenWeb
- 1850 Slave Schedule ~ TXGenWeb United States Census Slave Schedules more information at the FamilySearch Wiki.
- 1850 Census ~ TXGenWeb
- United States Census 1850
- 1860 Census ~ TXGenWeb
- United States Census 1860
- 1870 Census ~ TXGenWeb
- United States Census 1870
- 1880 Census ~ TXGenWeb
- United States Census 1880
- [1890 Census
- 1900 Census ~ TXGenWeb
- United States Census 1900
- 1910 Census
- United States Census 1910
- 1920 Census
- United States Census 1920
- 1930 Census
- United States Census 1930
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.
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.
Land Survey Abstracts ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
Local histories are available for Hudspeth 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.
- Hudspeth County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
- Hudspeth County Landmarks ~ TXGenWeb
- 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 ~ TXGenWeb
- WWI Draft Registrations ~ TXGenWeb
- WWII Veterans and Casualties ~ TXGenWeb
- 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
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Hudspeth County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
- Home Town News - Texas Newspaper Index with links
- Newslink - Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
- The Olden Times - Historic Texas News Online
- Hudspeth County Obituaries ~ TXGenWeb
- 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 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 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.
Online Birth Indexes and Records
- Hudspeth County Baptism Records ~ TXGenWeb
Original Birth Records on Microfilm
Online Marriage Indexes and Records
- Texas Marriage Records 1966 - 2005 ~ Hidden Ancestors
Original Marriage Records on Microfilm
Online Death Indexes and Records
- 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. Also more information in Texas Death Records, 1890-1976 (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964. Also more information in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates (FamilySearch Historical Records)
Original Death Records on Microfilm
- Texas Divorce Records 1968 - 2005 ~ Hidden Ancestors. Also more information in Texas, Marriage Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)
- USGenWeb Census Project ~ Texas 1850 - 1930
Societies and Libraries
Grace Grebing Public/School Library
110 N Main
Dell City, TX 79837
Phone: (915) 964-2468
Fort Hancock Isd/Public Library
101 School Dr
Fort Hancock, TX 79839
Phone: (915) 769-1600
Family History Centers
Society Hill ~ Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
- Hudspeth County Archives ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- Hudspeth 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), Hudspeth County, Texas. Page 666 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ Handbook of Texas Online: Hudspeth County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hch21
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).