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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties E|Counties E]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] El Paso County'' <br>  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties E|Counties E]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] El Paso County'' <br>  
  
Guide to '''El Paso County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''El Paso County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = El Paso County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption TXGenWeb
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| county_map = Tx-el-paso.png
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1850
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| founded date = 3 January
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| seat =  El Paso
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| building image = TexasElPasoCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = El Paso County Courthouse<br>500 E San Antonio Street<br>El Paso, TX 79901-2421}}
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== County Information ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
== County Courthouse ==
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[http://www.courtreference.com/El-Paso-County-Texas-Courts.htm El Paso County Courthouse]<br>500 E San Antonio Street<br>El Paso, TX 79901-2421<br>Phone: 915.546.2071
  
[http://www.courtreference.com/El-Paso-County-Texas-Courts.htm El Paso County Courthouse]<br>500 E San Antonio Street<br>El Paso, TX 79901-2421<br>Phone: 915.546.2071
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County Clerk has birth, death, and burial records from 1903,<br>marriage records from 1880, military discharge records<br>from 1919, probate and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), El Paso County, Texas. Page 663 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>  
  
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<br> Seven courthouses have been the home of El Paso County Government. The first courthouse was built at San Elizario in 1850. When Ysleta became the county seat, a second courthouse was built, 1866. Two additional courthouses were built at Ysleta in 1871 and 1882. A three-story Second Empire style courthouse was built at El Paso in 1886; it was torn down in 1918. In 1917, a Classic Revival style courthouse was built; it was extensively remodeled in 1955, and then demolished in 1992. El Paso County's current courthouse, a glass and steel structure opened in 1991.&nbsp;<ref>HistoricTexas.net: El Paso County http://www3.historictexas.net/el-paso-county-texas</ref>  
  
County Clerk has bird, death, and burial records from 1903,<br>marriage records from 1880, military discharge records<br>from 1919, probate and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), El Paso County, Texas. Page 663 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>  
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'''El Paso County Courthouse'''<br>'''County Clerk's Office''' [http://www.epcounty.com/clerk/default.htm website]<br>500 E. San Antonio, Suite 105<br>El Paso, Texas 79901<br>(915) 546-2071 <br>Fax (915) 546-2012 Main Office <br>Fax (915) 543-3806 Vital Records Department<br>  
  
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'''District Clerk'''
  
Seven courthouses have been the home of El Paso County Government. The first courthouse was built at San Elizario in 1850. When Ysleta became the county seat, a second courthouse was built, 1866. Two additional courthouses were built at Ysleta in 1871 and 1882. A three-story Second Empire style courthouse was built at El Paso in 1886; it was torn down in 1918. In 1917, a Classic Revival style courthouse was built; it was extensively remodeled in 1955, and then demolished in 1992. El Paso County's current courthouse, a glass and steel structure opened in 1991.&nbsp;<ref>HistoricTexas.net: El Paso County http://www3.historictexas.net/el-paso-county-texas</ref>  
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500 E. San Antonio St. Rm. 103<br>El Paso 79901-2489<br>Phone: 915-546-2021<br>  
  
'''El Paso County Courthouse'''<br>County Clerk's Office [http://www.epcounty.com/clerk/default.htm website]<br>500 E. San Antonio, Suite 105<br>El Paso, Texas 79901<br>(915) 546-2071 <br>Fax (915) 546-2012 Main Office <br>Fax (915) 543-3806 Vital Records Department<br>[http://www.co.el-paso.tx.us/ El Paso County Government website]  
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<br>[http://www.co.el-paso.tx.us/ El Paso County Government website]
  
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==== El Paso County, Texas Record Dates ====
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1903
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1866
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1860
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1856
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1866
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
El Paso County is located in the far south western corner of Texas where the states of [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] and [[Texas|Texas]], and the country of [[Mexico|Mexico]] meet.  
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El Paso County is located in the far south western corner of Texas where the states of [[New Mexico Genealogy|New Mexico]] and [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]], and the country of [[Mexico Genealogy|Mexico]] meet.  
  
 
[[El Paso, Texas|El Paso]] is presently its largest city.&nbsp; Across the Rio Grande is [[Chihuahua|Chihuahua]]'s largest city, [[Ciudad Juarez|Ciudad Juarez]].&nbsp; Today it is a major international port of entry, and from its earliest days has been a significant customs and immigrations checkpoint between the United States and Mexico.  
 
[[El Paso, Texas|El Paso]] is presently its largest city.&nbsp; Across the Rio Grande is [[Chihuahua|Chihuahua]]'s largest city, [[Ciudad Juarez|Ciudad Juarez]].&nbsp; Today it is a major international port of entry, and from its earliest days has been a significant customs and immigrations checkpoint between the United States and Mexico.  
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1850--'''El Paso County was created 3 January 1850 from Bexar Land District.  
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'''1850--''' El Paso County was created 3 January 1850 from Bexar Land District.  
  
'''County seats''' San Elizario, 1850-1866, Ysleta, 1866-1868, San Elizario, 1868-1873, Ysleta, 1873-1883, El Paso, 1883-present ''<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>'' <ref>Handbook of Texas Online: El Paso County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hce05</ref>  
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'''County seats:'''<br>
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#'''1850-1866-''' San Elizario
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#'''1866-1868-''' Ysleta
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#'''1868-1873-''' San Elizario
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#'''1873-1883-''' Ysleta
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#'''1883-present-''' El Paso ''<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>'' <ref>Handbook of Texas Online: El Paso County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hce05</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
1912 - [[Culberson County, Texas|Culberson]] County created from eastern portion of El Paso County.  
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'''1912''' - [[Culberson County, Texas Genealogy|Culberson]] County created from eastern portion of El Paso County.  
  
1917 - [[Hudspeth County, Texas|Hudspeth]] County created from eastern portion of El Paso County.  
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'''1917''' - [[Hudspeth County, Texas Genealogy|Hudspeth]] County created from eastern portion of El Paso County.
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, El Paso, Canutillo|place|disp=Canutillo}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, El Paso, El Paso|place|disp=El Paso}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, El Paso, Fabens|place|disp=Fabens}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, El Paso, San Elizario|place|disp=San Elizario}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, El Paso, Socorro|place|disp=Socorro}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, El Paso, Tornillo|place|disp=Tornillo}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, El Paso, Ysleta|place|disp=Ysleta}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Dona Ana County, New Mexico|Dona Ana County, New Mexico]]  
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[[Dona Ana County, New Mexico Genealogy|Dona Ana County, New Mexico]] {{•}} [[Hudspeth County, Texas Genealogy|Hudspeth]] {{•}} [[Otero County, New Mexico Genealogy|Otero County, New Mexico]]  
*[[Hudspeth County, Texas|Hudspeth]]  
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<center>{{TX EL PASO County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Otero County, New Mexico|Otero County, New Mexico]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
==== Church ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Findagrave.com]
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2590 Findagrave.com ]
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+El+Paso+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/ElPaso/ListElPaso.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/Default.aspx Names in Stone]
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| colspan="3" | See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census ====
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==== Church ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}  
 
{{TX Church Intro}}  
  
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{{TX Land}}  
 
{{TX Land}}  
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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*'''1906-1989''' {{RecordSearch|1389983|Texas, Naturalization Records}} — index and images
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://culberson.historictexas.net/content/el-paso-county-texas-1881 El Paso County 1881] from the Culberson County TXGenWeb site<br>  
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[[Image:Txelpaso.jpg|400px|Txelpaso.jpg]]<br>
*[http://www.birdseyeviews.org/zoom.php?city=El%20Paso&year=1886&extra_info= El Paso 1886 Panorama Map] from the Amon Carter Museum.<br>  
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*[http://culberson.historictexas.net/content/el-paso-county-texas-1900 El Paso County 1900] from the Culberson County TXGenWeb site  
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*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=3029 El Paso Quadrangle 1908]&nbsp; Shows contour lines, elevations, rivers, creeks, towns, cities, roads, buildings, schools, and railroads. Covers part of El Paso County.  
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*'''1856''' [http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/32b058 Texas and Part of New Mexico 1856] from the David Rumsey Map Collection.
*[http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/el_paso_1920.jpg El Paso 1920 Automobile Blue Book Map] from the Amon Carter Museum.<br>  
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*'''1865''' [http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=1004j Best Route for the Movements of Troops from San Antonio to El Paso, Texas 1865] from the A.R. Roessler Collection, Texas State Archives.
*[http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/ft_bliss_el_paso_hist.jpg El Paso - Fort Bliss Main Post Historic District, 1891-1939] from the Amon Carter Museum.<br>
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*'''1881''' [http://culberson.historictexas.net/content/el-paso-county-texas-1881 El Paso County 1881] from the Culberson County TXGenWeb site<br>  
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=4853 El Paso County General Highway Map 1940]  
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*'''1886''' [http://www.birdseyeviews.org/zoom.php?city=El%20Paso&year=1886&extra_info= El Paso 1886 Panorama Map] from the Amon Carter Museum.<br>  
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=4854 El Paso General Highway Map 1940] shows detail of the City of El Paso and vicinity.  
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*'''1891-1939''' [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/ft_bliss_el_paso_hist.jpg El Paso - Fort Bliss Main Post Historic District, 1891-1939] from the Amon Carter Museum.<br>
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5122 El Paso County General Highway Map 1961]  
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*'''1897''' [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/texas-maps/tx-el-paso-county-texas-1897-map.html El Paso County, 1897] with numerous small settlements. (My Genealogy Hound)<br>
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/cjc5yg Texas, West Portion] Asher and Adams Map from the David Rumsey Map Collection.
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*'''1900''' [http://culberson.historictexas.net/content/el-paso-county-texas-1900 El Paso County 1900] from the Culberson County TXGenWeb site  
*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=1004j Best Route for the Movements of Troops from San Antonio to El Paso, Texas 1865] from the A.R. Roessler Collection, Texas State Archives.
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*'''1908''' [http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=3029 El Paso Quadrangle 1908] Shows contour lines, elevations, rivers, creeks, towns, cities, roads, buildings, schools, and railroads. Covers part of El Paso County.  
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/32b058 Texas and Part of New Mexico 1856] from the David Rumsey Map Collection.
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*''' 1920''' [http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/el_paso_1920.jpg El Paso 1920 Automobile Blue Book Map] from the Amon Carter Museum.<br>  
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*'''1940''' [http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=4853 El Paso County General Highway Map 1940]  
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*'''1940''' [http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=4854 El Paso General Highway Map 1940] shows detail of the City of El Paso and vicinity.  
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*'''1961''' [http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5122 El Paso County General Highway Map 1961]  
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/cjc5yg Texas, West Portion] Asher and Adams Map from the David Rumsey Map Collection.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1838-1900''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''1845-1848''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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'''Online Records'''
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== <u></u>Newspapers  ====
 
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{{TX Probate Intro}}  
 
{{TX Probate Intro}}  
  
==== Taxation ====
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'''Online Probate Records'''
{{TX Tax Intro}}
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*'''1800–1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1800–2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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==== Taxation ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}  
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}  
 
{{TX Vital Intro}}  
  
*1860 Census - El Paso County: [http://www.archive.org/details/populationschedu1293unix Census images] online at archive.org, [http://www.txgenweb3.org/txelpaso/census1860.html 1860 Census transcription] from the El Paso County TXGenWeb site.<br>
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===== Birth  =====
*1870 Census - El Paso County: [http://www.archive.org/details/populationschedu1583unit Census images] online at archive.org.&nbsp; [http://www.txgenweb3.org/txelpaso/census_orig_1870.html Census images] online at the TXGenWeb site.<br>
 
*1880 Census - El Paso County: [http://www.txgenweb3.org/txelpaso/census_orig_1880.html Census images] online at the TXGenWeb site.
 
  
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*[http://www.epcounty.com/publicrecords/birthrecords/BirthRecordSearch.aspx El Paso County Birth Records Search] from EPCounty.com, the official county government website.
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*'''1840-1981''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings] - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index] (index) - FamilySearch<br>
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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*[http://www.epcounty.com/publicrecords/marriagerecords/MarriageRecordSearch.aspx El Paso County Marriage Records Search] from EPCounty.com, the official county government website<br>
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*'''1814-1909 and 1966-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*''' 1837-1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages] - FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837-1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803987 Texas, County Marriage Index] - FamilySearch records collection''<br>''
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*'''1837-1977''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages] - FamilySearch record collection
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===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
  
 
*[http://www.epcounty.com/publicrecords/deathrecords/DeathRecordSearch.aspx El Paso County Death Records Search] from EPCounty.com, the official county government website.<br>  
 
*[http://www.epcounty.com/publicrecords/deathrecords/DeathRecordSearch.aspx El Paso County Death Records Search] from EPCounty.com, the official county government website.<br>  
*[http://www.epcounty.com/publicrecords/birthrecords/BirthRecordSearch.aspx El Paso County Birth Records Search] from EPCounty.com, the official county government website.  
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*'''1890-1976''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records [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.<br>
*[http://www.epcounty.com/publicrecords/marriagerecords/MarriageRecordSearch.aspx El Paso County Marriage Records Search] from EPCounty.com, the official county government website<br>
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*'''1903-1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*[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.  
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*'''1903-1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
*[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.<br>
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*'''1964-1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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*'''1977-1986''' {{RecordSearch|1930157|Texas Deaths}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1860''' Census - El Paso County: [http://www.archive.org/details/populationschedu1293unix Census images] online at archive.org, [http://www.txgenweb3.org/txelpaso/census1860.html 1860 Census transcription] from the El Paso County TXGenWeb site.<br>
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*'''1870''' Census - El Paso County: [http://www.archive.org/details/populationschedu1583unit Census images] online at archive.org.&nbsp; [http://www.txgenweb3.org/txelpaso/census_orig_1870.html Census images] online at the TXGenWeb site.<br>  
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*'''1880''' Census - El Paso County: [http://www.txgenweb3.org/txelpaso/census_orig_1880.html Census images] online at the TXGenWeb site.
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*'''1968-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records] (Index) - Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index  
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*'''1968-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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'''El Paso Genealogical Society'''<br>501 North Oregon<br>El Paso, Texas 79902<br>Telephone Number: 915-543-5440<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txepgs/ website]<br><br>
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'''El Paso County Historical Society'''<br>603 Yandell Drive<br> El Paso, TX 79940<br>Telephone Number: 915-533-3603<br>[http://www.elpasohistory.com/ website]<br><br>
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'''El Paso Medical Heritage Foundation Museum'''<br>1301 Montana<br>El Paso, TX 79902<br>Telephone Number: 915- 533-0940<br><br>
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'''El Paso Museum of History'''<br>510 N. Santa Fe<br>El Paso, TX 79901<br>Telephone Number: 915-351-3588<br>[http://history.elpasotexas.gov/ website]<br><br>
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'''San Elizario Gen. And Historical Society'''<br> 1521 San Elizario Rd.<br> San Elizario, Texas<br> Telephone Number: 915-851-1682 <br>[http://www.epcounty.com/SANELIZARIOMUSEUM/ website]<br> <br>
  
 
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
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*[[El Paso Texas 1st & 3rd Family History Center]]  
 
*[[El Paso Texas 1st & 3rd Family History Center]]  
 
*[[El Paso Texas Family History Center]]  
 
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*[[Mission Trail/Socorro Texas Family History Center|Socorro Texas Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county  
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.usgenweb.org USGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+El+Paso|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*{{FHL|Texas El Paso|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications)  This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.
  
 
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Guide to El Paso County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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El Paso County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Facts
Founded 3 January, 1850
County Seat El Paso
Courthouse
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Address El Paso County Courthouse
500 E San Antonio Street
El Paso, TX 79901-2421
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County Information


County Courthouse

El Paso County Courthouse
500 E San Antonio Street
El Paso, TX 79901-2421
Phone: 915.546.2071

County Clerk has birth, death, and burial records from 1903,
marriage records from 1880, military discharge records
from 1919, probate and land records[1]


Seven courthouses have been the home of El Paso County Government. The first courthouse was built at San Elizario in 1850. When Ysleta became the county seat, a second courthouse was built, 1866. Two additional courthouses were built at Ysleta in 1871 and 1882. A three-story Second Empire style courthouse was built at El Paso in 1886; it was torn down in 1918. In 1917, a Classic Revival style courthouse was built; it was extensively remodeled in 1955, and then demolished in 1992. El Paso County's current courthouse, a glass and steel structure opened in 1991. [2]

El Paso County Courthouse
County Clerk's Office website
500 E. San Antonio, Suite 105
El Paso, Texas 79901
(915) 546-2071
Fax (915) 546-2012 Main Office
Fax (915) 543-3806 Vital Records Department

District Clerk

500 E. San Antonio St. Rm. 103
El Paso 79901-2489
Phone: 915-546-2021


El Paso County Government website


El Paso County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1866 1860 1856 1866


History

El Paso County is located in the far south western corner of Texas where the states of New Mexico and Texas, and the country of Mexico meet.

El Paso is presently its largest city.  Across the Rio Grande is Chihuahua's largest city, Ciudad Juarez.  Today it is a major international port of entry, and from its earliest days has been a significant customs and immigrations checkpoint between the United States and Mexico.

Parent County

1850-- El Paso County was created 3 January 1850 from Bexar Land District.

County seats:

  1. 1850-1866- San Elizario
  2. 1866-1868- Ysleta
  3. 1868-1873- San Elizario
  4. 1873-1883- Ysleta
  5. 1883-present- El Paso [3] [4]

Boundary Changes

1912 - Culberson County created from eastern portion of El Paso County.

1917 - Hudspeth County created from eastern portion of El Paso County.

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places/Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Anthony | Clint | El Paso | Fabens | Horizon City | Socorro | Vinton

Neighboring Counties

Dona Ana County, New Mexico  • Hudspeth  • Otero County, New Mexico

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Resources

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

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.


LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • El Paso
  • El Paso Dist
  • Emery

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.


Naturalization and Citizenship

Local Histories

Local histories are available for El Paso 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.

  • The City and county of El Paso, Texas : containing useful and reliable information concerning the future great metropolis of the Southwest ... 1886, El Paso Bureau of Information. Digital book online from archive.org.
  • The Land Where We Live: El Paso del Norte, 1973, by Conrey Bryson.
  • Pass of the North: Four Centuries on the Rio Grande, 2 vols., 1968, 1980, by Charles Leland Sonnichsen.
  • El Paso: A Borderlands History, 1990, by W. H. Timmons.
  • Souvenir of the city of El Paso, Texas. Photo-gravures.  Digital book online at archive.org.
  • San Elizario, 1973, by Eugene O. Porter.
  • The El Paso Salt War, 1877, published in 1957 by Charles Leland Sonnichsen. Digital book on line at archive.org.
  • Forty years at El Paso, 1858-1898; recollections of war, politics, adventure, events, narratives, sketches, etc., 1901by W. W. Mills  Digital book online at The Portal to Texas History.
  • El Paso County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.

Maps

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Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War

Online Records

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as El Paso County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).
  • El Paso Herald, selected issues on line 1910-1914 from the Portal to Texas History.

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.

Online 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.

1846-1910 Texas County Tax Rolls 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.

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.

Marriages records can be obtained from the county the marriage occurred. Only marriage verifications can be obtained from the Texas Vital Records State Department of Health.

See Texas Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Texas.

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

El Paso Genealogical Society
501 North Oregon
El Paso, Texas 79902
Telephone Number: 915-543-5440
website

El Paso County Historical Society
603 Yandell Drive
El Paso, TX 79940
Telephone Number: 915-533-3603
website

El Paso Medical Heritage Foundation Museum
1301 Montana
El Paso, TX 79902
Telephone Number: 915- 533-0940

El Paso Museum of History
510 N. Santa Fe
El Paso, TX 79901
Telephone Number: 915-351-3588
website

San Elizario Gen. And Historical Society
1521 San Elizario Rd.
San Elizario, Texas
Telephone Number: 915-851-1682
website

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county
  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), El Paso County, Texas. Page 663 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. HistoricTexas.net: El Paso County http://www3.historictexas.net/el-paso-county-texas
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  4. Handbook of Texas Online: El Paso County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hce05