Ector County, Texas Genealogy
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Ector County has had two courthouses. The old red brick courthouse, built in 1904, was torn down in 1938, when the new Art Deco style courthouse opened. In 1964 a new courthouse was built around the 1938 courthouse, changing the look of the courthouse.
Ector County Court House
300 N. Grant
Odessa, TX 79761
Inventory of County Records, Ector County Courthouse, 1973, edited by Carolyn Trigg. Read the book online at The Portal to Texas History.
Gardendale | Goldsmith | Notrees | Odessa (partly in Midland county) | Penwell | Pleasant Farms | West Odessa
Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
- Odessa American Newspaper
- Odessa American Statesman archives, 1957-61, 1968-73, and 1976-77, at ancestry.com $
- Ector County Birth Index 1926-1952 from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.
- Ector County Births 1873-1900 compiled from World War I Draft Registrations. From the TXGenWeb archives.
- Ector County Birth Index 1926-1934 and other records from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.
- Ector County Marriage Index 1966-2002 from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.
- Ector County Marriage Records Mar 1941-Jun 1942 transcribed from the County of Ector Marriage Book No. 3 from the Permian Basin Genealogical Society.
- Ector County Death Records from the Texas Death Index 1964-1998 from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.
- Ector County Death Index to Microfilmed Death Records from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.
- Ector County Index to Probates 1891-1949 from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.
- Ector County Death Index 1969-1984 and other death record from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.
- Notrees, Texas Deaths 1967-2002 from the Ector County TXGenWeb site.
- 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.
Societies and Libraries
- Ector County Texas TXGenWeb site history, photos, cemeteries and more.
- Family History Library Catalog
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).