Lamb County, Texas Genealogy

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

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Lamb County, Texas
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Facts
Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Littlefield
Courthouse
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Contents

County Courthouse

Lamb County Courthouse
100 6th Street
Littlefield, TX 79339-3366
 Phone: 806.385.5173 

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death and probate records
from 1920, land records from 1915 and court records[1]

History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemetery


Church

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.


Original Land Owners of Texas  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Lamb 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.

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

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lamb 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

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.


Societies and Libraries

Lamb County Library
110 W 6th St
Littlefield, TX 79339
Phone: (806) 385-5223
Website


Springlake-Earth Community Library
472 Fm 302
Earth, TX 79031
Phone: (806) 257-3357
Website


Olton Area Library
701 Main St
Olton, TX 79064
Phone: (806) 285-7772

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), Lamb County, Texas. Page 668 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).