Webb County, Texas Genealogy
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Guide to Webb County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Webb County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Location of Texas in the U.S.
|Founded||January 1848, 1848|
Webb County Courthouse
1110 Victoria Street
P O Box 29
Loredo, Tx 78042
County Clerk has birth and death records from 1856
marriage records from 1850, probate records from
1870 and land records
Encinal County, now defunct and never formally organized, comprised the western part of Webb County from 1856 to 1899. Settled by the Spanish and Indians in 1748.
Places / Localities
Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
|Online Grave Transcripts||Published Grave Transcripts||County Cemetery Directories|
|See Texas Cemeteries for more information.|
Additional Cemetery Sources
- Los Ojuelos Cemetery ~ transcription ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- Mirando City Cemetery ~ transcription ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- 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
- Texas Escapes Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
- 1850 Federal Census Images for Webb County from archive.org.
- 1860 Federal Census Images for Webb County from archive.org.
- 1870 Federal Census Images for Webb County from archive.org.
- 1880 Federal Census Images for Webb County from archive.org.
- 1900 Federal Census Transcription ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- 1900 Federal Census Images ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- 1900 Federal Census Images for Webb County from archive.org.
- 1910 Federal Census Transcription ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- 1910 Federal Census Images ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- 1910 Federal Census Images for Webb County from archive.org.
- 1920 Federal Census Transcription ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- 1920 Federal Census Images ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- 1920 Federal Census Images for Webb County from archive.org.
- 1930 Federal Census Images for Webb County from archive.org.
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 Abstract Indices Original Land Owners of TX ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
Local histories are available for Webb 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
- Encinal County 1872 Map from the Portal to Texas History.
- Webb County 1878 Map from the Portal to Texas History.
- Webb County 1879 Map from the Portal to Texas History.
- Encinal County 1886 Map from the Portal to Texas History.
- Webb County 1888 Map from the Portal to Texas History.
- Webb County 1895 Map from the Portal to Texas History.
- Encinal County 1895 Map from the Portal to Texas History.
- Webb County General Highway Map 1940 from the Texas State Archives.
- Webb County General Highway Map 1961 from the Texas State Archives.
- Survey of the Southern Part of Webb County 1953 from the Portal to Texas History.
- Laredo 1892 Panoramic Map from the Amon Carter Museum.
- Laredo 1892 Panoramic Map from Library of Congress Geography and Map Division.
- Laredo 1925-1930 from the Texas State Library and Archives Division.
- Laredo 1961 from the Texas State Library and Archives Division.
- 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
- List of Civil War Pension Applications ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- Webb County Korean War Casualties ~ 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
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Webb 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
- 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.
Certified birth and death certificates or birth and death verifications can be ordered online or by mail at the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health. Copies can also be obtained from the County Clerk's office of the county where the event occurred and are often less expensive. You can also order them online through a third party company.
See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.
- Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] 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
Family History Centers
Society Hill ~ Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
- Webb County ~ TXGenWeb
- Webb County Archives ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
- 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.
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Webb County, Texas. Page 675 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).