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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties W|Counties W]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Webb County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Webb County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{TXDC}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Webb County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| county_map = Tx-webb.png
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| state = Texas
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| state_map = Texas.png
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| founded year = 1848
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| founded date = January 1848
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| seat wl = Laredo
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}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.webbcountytx.gov/ Webb County Courthouse]<br>1110 Victoria Street<br>P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 29<br>Loredo, Tx 78042<br>Phone:&nbsp; 956-721-2645<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records from 1856<br>marriage records from 1850, probate records from<br>1870 and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Webb County, Texas. Page 675 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/washington/census/1860/pg0193a.txt Los Ojuelos Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; transcription&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/webb/cemetery/mirando.txt Mirando City Cemetery&nbsp;] ~ transcription&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
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==== Census  ====
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*[http://www.archive.org/details/populationschedu0909unix 1850 Federal Census Images] for Webb County from archive.org.
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*[http://www.archive.org/details/populationschedu1308unix 1860 Federal Census Images] for Webb County from archive.org.<br>
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*[http://www.archive.org/details/populationschedu1608unit 1870 Federal Census Images] for Webb County from archive.org.<br>
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*[http://www.archive.org/details/10thcensus1332unit 1880 Federal Census Images] for Webb County from archive.org.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/webb/webbtoc.htm 1900 Federal Census Transcription]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/webb/census/1900/ 1900 Federal Census Images]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.archive.org/details/12thcensusofpopu1678unit 1900 Federal Census Images] for Webb County from archive.org.<br>
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/webb/census/1910/0000read.htm 1910 Federal Census Transcription]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/webb/census/1910/ 1910 Federal Census Images]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.archive.org/details/13thcensus1910po1599unit 1910 Federal Census Images] for Webb County from archive.org.<br>
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/webb/census/1920/0000read.htm 1920 Federal Census Transcription]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/webb/census/1920/ 1920 Federal Census Images]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project<br>
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*[http://www.archive.org/details/14thcensusofpopu1856unit 1920 Federal Census Images] for Webb County from archive.org.
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*[http://www.archive.org/details/texascensus00reel2407rs 1930 Federal Census Images] for Webb County from archive.org.
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/webb/land/webb.txt Land Survey Abstract Indices Original Land Owners of TX]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88529 Encinal County 1872 Map] from the Portal to Texas History.
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth89056 Webb County 1878 Map] from the Portal to Texas History.
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth89057 Webb County 1879 Map] from the Portal to Texas History.
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88527 Encinal County 1886 Map] from the Portal to Texas History.
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth89053 Webb County 1888 Map] from the Portal to Texas History.
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth89055 Webb County 1895 Map] from the Portal to Texas History.
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88528 Encinal County 1895 Map] from the Portal to Texas History.
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*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5020 Webb County General Highway Map 1940] from the Texas State Archives.
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*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5330 Webb County General Highway Map 1961] from the Texas State Archives.
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13213 Survey of the Southern Part of Webb County 1953] from the Portal to Texas History.
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*[http://www.birdseyeviews.org/zoom.php?city=Laredo&year=1892&extra_info= Laredo 1892 Panoramic Map] from the Amon Carter Museum.
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*[http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g4034l.pm009180 Laredo 1892 Panoramic Map] from Library of Congress Geography and Map Division.
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*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/maps/images/map2351.jpg Laredo 1925-1930] from the Texas State Library and Archives Division.
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*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/maps/images/map5331.jpg Laredo 1961] from the Texas State Library and Archives Division.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/webb/military/civilwar/pensions/webbcsa.txt List of Civil War Pension Applications&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/webb/military/koreanwar/casualties.txt Webb County Korean War Casualties]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors
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*[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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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Webb}}
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*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
==== Taxation ====
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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 ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>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.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>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.  
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
== Web Sites ==
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
  
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Laredo Texas Family History Center]]
  
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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
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=194019&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Webb&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txwebb/ Webb County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/webb/webbtoc.htm Webb County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Webb|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Guide to Webb County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Founded January 1848, 1848
County Seat Laredo
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Contents

County Courthouse

Webb County Courthouse
1110 Victoria Street
P O Box 29
Loredo, Tx 78042
Phone:  956-721-2645

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1856
marriage records from 1850, probate records from
1870 and land records[1]

History

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.

Parent County

1848--Webb County was created 28 January 1848 from Bexar and Nueces Counties. County seat: Laredo [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Church

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.

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 Family History Library 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

Local histories are available for Webb County, Texas. 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 Webb County, Texas 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

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

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 or ordered electronically online

Societies and Libraries

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), Webb County, Texas. Page 675 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).