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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties H|Counties H]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Hockley 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 H|Counties H]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Hockley County'' <br>  
  
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Guide to '''Hockley 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
 
| county = Hockley County
 
| county = Hockley County
 
| county_map = Tx-hockley.png
 
| county_map = Tx-hockley.png
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| founded date = August 21
 
| founded date = August 21
 
| seat wl = Levelland
 
| seat wl = Levelland
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| building image = TexasHockleyCourthouse.jpg
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== County Information ==
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== County Courthouse  ==
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==== County Courthouse  ====
  
[http://www.co.hockley.tx.us/ips/cms Hockley County Courthouse]<br> County Courthouse Box 1<br>Levelland, TX 79336 <br>Phone. 806.894.3185&nbsp;<br>
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[http://www.co.hockley.tx.us/ips/cms Hockley County Courthouse]<br> County Courthouse Box 1<br>Levelland, TX 79336 <br>Phone:806.894.3185  
  
 
County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate, court and <br>land records and land records from 1921<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hockley County, Texas. Page 666 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate, court and <br>land records and land records from 1921<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hockley County, Texas. Page 666 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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'''County Clerk'''
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802 Houston St. Suite 213<br>Levelland 79336<br>Phone:806-894-3185
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'''District Clerk'''
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802 Houston St. Suite 316<br>Levelland 79336<br>Phone: 806-894-8527 <br>
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==== Hockley 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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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1876--'''Hockley County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Levelland <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1876--'''Hockley County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Levelland <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
==== 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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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Bailey County, Texas|Bailey]]  
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[[Bailey County, Texas Genealogy|Bailey]] {{•}} [[Cochran County, Texas Genealogy|Cochran]] {{•}} [[Hale County, Texas Genealogy|Hale]] {{•}} [[Lamb County, Texas Genealogy|Lamb]] {{•}} [[Lubbock County, Texas Genealogy|Lubbock]] {{•}} [[Lynn County, Texas Genealogy|Lynn]] {{•}} [[Terry County, Texas Genealogy|Terry]] {{•}} [[Yoakum County, Texas Genealogy|Yoakum]]  
*[[Cochran County, Texas|Cochran]]  
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<center>{{TXHOCKLEY County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Hale County, Texas|Hale]]  
 
*[[Lamb County, Texas|Lamb]]  
 
*[[Lubbock County, Texas|Lubbock]]  
 
*[[Lynn County, Texas|Lynn]]  
 
*[[Terry County, Texas|Terry]]  
 
*[[Yoakum County, Texas|Yoakum]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb  
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*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records](images) - FamilySearch<br>
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots] ~ USGenWeb  
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas] ~ African Ancestored Genealogy  
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy] ~ Access Genealogy
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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=2629 Findagrave.com ]
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]
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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/Hockley/ListHockley.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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===== Additional Cemetery Sources  =====
  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/cemetery/levelland.txt Levelland Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/cemetery/levelland.txt Levelland Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/census/1900/1900hock.txt 1900 Federal Census&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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{{US Census population
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/census/1910/ 1910 Federal Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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|1900= 44
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/census/1920/txhockley.txt 1920 Federal Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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|1910= 137
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|1920= 137
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|1930= 9298
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|1940= 12693
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|1950= 20407
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|1960= 22340
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|1970= 20396
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|1980= 23230
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|1990= 24199
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|2000= 22716
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|2010= 22935
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/census/1900/1900hock.txt '''1900''' Federal Census] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/census/1910/ '''1910''' Federal Census] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/census/1920/txhockley.txt '''1920''' Federal Census] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
*[http://pasttracker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2827&Itemid=757 Hockley County Churches]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://pasttracker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2827&Itemid=757 Hockley County Churches]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/land/hockley.txt Original Land Owners of Texas&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Hockley County&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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{{TX Land}}
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/land/hockley.txt Original Land Owners of Texas&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Hockley County&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*''Hockley County'', 2 volumes, by Lillian Brasher, 1976  
 
*''Hockley County'', 2 volumes, by Lillian Brasher, 1976  
*''Ropesville Resettlement Project, 1936-1943, Recipes, Memories, History'', published 2010.&nbsp; Available from the [http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=lf#!/group.php?gid=127392210609762 Ropesville Resettlement Project] Facebook page.<br>  
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*'''1936-1943''' ''Ropesville Resettlement Project, 1936-1943, Recipes, Memories, History'', published 2010. Available from the [http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=lf#!/group.php?gid=127392210609762 Ropesville Resettlement Project] Facebook page.<br>  
 
*''Littlefield Lands'' by David B. Gracy II, 1968  
 
*''Littlefield Lands'' by David B. Gracy II, 1968  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hch16 Hockley County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hch16 Hockley County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums] ~ List of all museums in Texas ~ Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txhockley.jpg|400px|Txhockley.jpg]]
  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[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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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/military/civilwar/pensions/hocklcsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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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 '''$'''
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''1845-1848''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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=====Civil War=====
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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 
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*[https://www.tsl.texas.gov/apps/arc/pensions/ Confederate Pension Applications] ~ Texas State Library and Archives Commission
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/military/civilwar/pensions/hocklcsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications Index] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Hockley}}
  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
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*[http://pasttracker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2443&Itemid=534 Hockley County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb Project  
 
*[http://pasttracker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2443&Itemid=534 Hockley County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb Project  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources  
 
*[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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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
*[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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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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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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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records] ~ Ancestry.com (subscription)
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[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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===== Birth  =====
*[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
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997] (index) - FamilySearch
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===== Marriage =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
  
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*'''1814-1909''' and '''1966-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] 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, 1837-1973] - FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837-1977'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1837-1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch. Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.
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*'''1966-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records 1966-2005] - Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010] - FamilySearch record collection
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===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''
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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 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.
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*'''1903-1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1903-1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1903-2000''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949337 ''Texas, Death Index, 1903-2000''] (index) - FamilySearch
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*'''1964-1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 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 1977-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1968-2005''' [http://whttp://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records 1968-2005] - Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1968-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1850-1930''' [http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
Hockley County Memorial Library<br>811 Austin St<br>Levelland, TX 79336<br>Phone: (806) 894-6750<br>[http://hcml.lib.tx.us/ Website]  
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'''Hockley County Memorial Library'''<br>811 Austin St<br>Levelland, TX 79336<br>Telephone Number: 806-894-6750<br>[http://hcml.lib.tx.us/ Website]  
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
<br>Society Hill&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies  
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*[http://daddezio.com/society/ Society Hill] Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/hocktoc.htm Hockley County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/hocktoc.htm Hockley County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://pasttracker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2379&Itemid=542 Hockley County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://pasttracker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2379&Itemid=542 Hockley County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[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.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
 
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.  
 
*[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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Guide to Hockley 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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Hockley County, Texas
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Facts
Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Levelland
Courthouse
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County Information


County Courthouse

Hockley County Courthouse
County Courthouse Box 1
Levelland, TX 79336
Phone:806.894.3185

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate, court and
land records and land records from 1921[1]

County Clerk

802 Houston St. Suite 213
Levelland 79336
Phone:806-894-3185

District Clerk

802 Houston St. Suite 316
Levelland 79336
Phone: 806-894-8527

Hockley County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1921 1921 1900 1921 1921


History

Parent County

1876--Hockley County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District.

  • County seat: Levelland [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Anton | Arnett | Claudene | Levelland | Lockettville | Opdyke West | Pep | Ropesville | Roundup | Smyer | Sundown | Whitharral 

Neighboring Counties

Bailey  • Cochran  • Hale  • Lamb  • Lubbock  • Lynn  • Terry  • Yoakum

Bailey CountyLamb CountyHale CountyCochran CountyHockley CountyLubbock CountyYoakum CountyTerry CountyLynn CountyTX HOCKLEY.JPG

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources


Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190044
1910137211.4%
19201370%
19309,2986,686.9%
194012,69336.5%
195020,40760.8%
196022,3409.5%
197020,396−8.7%
198023,23013.9%
199024,1994.2%
200022,716−6.1%
201022,9351.0%

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 FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Hockley 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.

  • Hockley County, 2 volumes, by Lillian Brasher, 1976
  • 1936-1943 Ropesville Resettlement Project, 1936-1943, Recipes, Memories, History, published 2010. Available from the Ropesville Resettlement Project Facebook page.
  • Littlefield Lands by David B. Gracy II, 1968
  • Hockley County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Texas Museums ~ List of all museums in Texas ~ Hidden Ancestors

Maps

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Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War

Newspapers

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

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).

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.

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

Hockley County Memorial Library
811 Austin St
Levelland, TX 79336
Telephone Number: 806-894-6750
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.


  • Society Hill Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Websites

  • Hockley County Archives  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project
  • Hockley County  ~  TXGenWeb
  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
  • 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), Hockley County, Texas. Page 666 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).