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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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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]]   [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Webb County'' <br>  
  
Guide to '''Webb County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Webb County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
{{TXDC}}  
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{{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records|left}}<br>
  
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
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| founded date = January 1848
 
| founded date = January 1848
 
| seat wl = Laredo
 
| seat wl = Laredo
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| building image = TexasWebbCourthouse.jpg
 
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== County Courthouse  ==
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== County Information ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
[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>  
 
[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>  
  
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'''County Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 29<br>Laredo 78042<br>Phone: 956-523-4266
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'''District Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 667<br>Laredo 78042<br>Phone: 956-523-4268<br>Fax: 956-523-5063<br>
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==== Webb 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" |1852
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1860
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1846
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1851
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== History  ==
 
== 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.  
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'''1748, 1856-1899--''' 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  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1848--'''Webb County was created 28 January 1848 from [[Bexar County, Texas|Bexar]] and [[Nueces County, Texas|Nueces]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Laredo <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1848--'''Webb County was created 28 January 1848 from [[Bexar County, Texas Genealogy|Bexar]] and [[Nueces County, Texas Genealogy|Nueces]] Counties.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Laredo <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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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Webb, Laredo|place|disp=Laredo}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Dimmit County, Texas|Dimmit]]  
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[[Dimmit County, Texas Genealogy|Dimmit]] {{•}} [[Duval County, Texas Genealogy|Duval]] {{•}} [[Jim Hogg County, Texas Genealogy|Jim Hogg]] {{•}} [[La Salle County, Texas Genealogy|La Salle]] {{•}} [[Maverick County, Texas Genealogy|Maverick]] {{•}} [[McMullen County, Texas Genealogy|McMullen]] {{•}} [[Zapata County, Texas Genealogy|Zapata]]  
*[[Duval County, Texas|Duval]]  
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<center>{{TX WEBB County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Jim Hogg County, Texas|Jim Hogg]]  
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== Resources  ==
*[[La Salle County, Texas|La Salle]]  
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*[[Maverick County, Texas|Maverick]]  
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==== African American  ====
*[[McMullen County, Texas|McMullen]]  
 
*[[Zapata County, Texas|Zapata]]
 
  
== Resources  ==
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*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records](images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Cemeteries%2C+Webb+County%2C+Texas WorldCat]
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2759 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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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | [http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
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[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=22815 Epodunk ]
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Webb/ListWebb.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/washington/census/1860/pg0193a.txt Los Ojuelos Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; transcription&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[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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==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
*[http://www.archive.org/details/populationschedu0909unix 1850 Federal Census Images] for Webb County from archive.org.  
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{{US Census population
*[http://www.archive.org/details/populationschedu1308unix 1860 Federal Census Images] for Webb County from archive.org.<br>  
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|1860= 1397
*[http://www.archive.org/details/populationschedu1608unit 1870 Federal Census Images] for Webb County from archive.org.<br>  
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|1870= 2615
*[http://www.archive.org/details/10thcensus1332unit 1880 Federal Census Images] for Webb County from archive.org.  
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|1880= 5273
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/webb/webbtoc.htm 1900 Federal Census Transcription]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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|1890= 14842
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/webb/census/1900/ 1900 Federal Census Images]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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|1900= 21851
*[http://www.archive.org/details/12thcensusofpopu1678unit 1900 Federal Census Images] for Webb County from archive.org.<br>  
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|1910= 22503
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/webb/census/1910/0000read.htm 1910 Federal Census Transcription]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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|1920= 29152
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/webb/census/1910/ 1910 Federal Census Images]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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|1930= 42128
*[http://www.archive.org/details/13thcensus1910po1599unit 1910 Federal Census Images] for Webb County from archive.org.<br>  
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|1940= 45916
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/webb/census/1920/0000read.htm 1920 Federal Census Transcription]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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|1950= 56141
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/webb/census/1920/ 1920 Federal Census Images]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project<br>  
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|1960= 64791
*[http://www.archive.org/details/14thcensusofpopu1856unit 1920 Federal Census Images] for Webb County from archive.org.  
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|1970= 72859
*[http://www.archive.org/details/texascensus00reel2407rs 1930 Federal Census Images] for Webb County from archive.org.
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|1980= 99258
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|1990= 133239
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|2000= 193117
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|2010= 250304
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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] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/webb/census/1900/ '''1900''' Federal Census Images] ~ 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] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/webb/census/1910/ '''1910''' Federal Census Images] ~ 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] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/webb/census/1920/ '''1920''' Federal Census Images] ~ 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}}
  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*Webb County Court House
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Mailing address: 1110 Victoria Street, Ste 201, Laredo TX, 78042. Phone: 956-721-2640 Fax: 956-726-6906
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====Emigration and Immigration====
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*'''1903 - 1929''' - {{RecordSearch|2304686|Texas, Laredo Index of Arrivals, 1903-1929}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1952 - 1957''' - {{RecordSearch|2038112|Texas, Laredo Arrival Manifests, 1903-1955}} at [https://familysearch.org/search| FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/webb/land/webb.txt Land Survey Abstract Indices Original Land Owners of TX]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
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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  ====
{{TX County Histories}}
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{{TX County Histories}}  
  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88529 Encinal County 1872 Map] from the Portal to Texas History.  
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[[Image:Txwebb.jpg|400px|Txwebb.jpg]] <br> <br>
*[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/metapth88529 '''1872''' Encinal County Map] from the Portal to Texas History.  
*[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/metapth89056 '''1878''' Webb County Map] from the Portal to Texas History.  
*[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/metapth89057 '''1879''' Webb County Map] from the Portal to Texas History.  
*[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/metapth88527 '''1886''' Encinal County Map] from the Portal to Texas History.  
*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88528 Encinal County 1895 Map] from the Portal to Texas History.  
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*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth89053 '''1888''' Webb County Map] from the Portal to Texas History.  
*[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://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth89055 '''1895''' Webb County Map] from the Portal to Texas History.  
*[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/metapth88528 '''1895''' Encinal County Map] from the Portal to Texas History.  
*[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.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5020 '''1940''' Webb County General Highway Map] from the Texas State Archives.  
*[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://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=5330 '''1961''' Webb County General Highway Map] from the Texas State Archives.  
*[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://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth13213 '''1953''' Survey of the Southern Part of Webb County] from the Portal to Texas History.  
*[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.birdseyeviews.org/zoom.php?city=Laredo&year=1892&extra_info= '''1892''' Laredo Panoramic Map] from the Amon Carter Museum.  
*[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://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g4034l.pm009180 '''1892''' Laredo Panoramic Map] from Library of Congress Geography and Map Division.  
*[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.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/maps/images/map2351.jpg '''1925-1930''' Laredo] from the Texas State Library and Archives Division.  
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*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/maps/images/map5331.jpg '''1961''' Laredo] from the Texas State Library and Archives Division.  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps] ~ From the Republic to the Turn of the Century ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
 
*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[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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*'''1838 - 1900'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/webb/military/koreanwar/casualties.txt Webb County Korean War Casualties]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes] ~ Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1845 - 1848'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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=====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/webb/military/civilwar/pensions/webbcsa.txt List of Civil War Pension Applications] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
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=====Korean War=====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/webb/military/koreanwar/casualties.txt Webb County Korean War Casualties] ~ USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Webb}}  
 
{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Webb}}  
  
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[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  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}  
 
{{TX Probate Intro}}  
  
*[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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'''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  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}  
 
{{TX Vital Intro}}  
  
*[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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===== Birth  =====
*[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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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
*[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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*'''1840-1981''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981] - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
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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&nbsp;]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837-1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803987 Texas County Marriage Records, 1837-1977] - FamilySearch.&nbsp;&nbsp;Index to a variety of marriage records (registers, licenses, intentions to marry, etc.) from select counties in Texas.<br>
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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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*'''1966-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; -&nbsp; 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]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;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]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by Family Search 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<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 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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*'''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&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp; 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  ==
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'''Family History Center in Laredo'''<br>1520 E Hillside Rd<br>Laredo, Texas<br> Partial Library Catalog for Laredo<br><br>
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'''Webb County Heritage Foundation'''<br>PO Drawer 29<br>Laredo 78042<br> [http://webbheritage.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Laredo Public Library'''<br>1120 E. Calton Rd.<br>Laredo, Texas, 78041<br><br>
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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Phone: (956) 795-2400 Fax: (956) 795-2403
*[[Laredo Texas Family History Center]]
 
  
[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies
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<br> {{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== Web Sites ==
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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
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== Websites ==
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txwebb/ Webb County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txwebb/ Webb County&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/webb/webbtoc.htm Webb County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/webb/webbtoc.htm Webb County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[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.
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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.  
*[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 Webb|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.
 
 
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Webb|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 19:10, 23 September 2016

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Guide to Webb 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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Webb County, Texas
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Map of Texas highlighting Webb County
Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 1848, 1848
County Seat Laredo
Courthouse
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County Information

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]

County Clerk

P.O. Box 29
Laredo 78042
Phone: 956-523-4266

District Clerk

P.O. Box 667
Laredo 78042
Phone: 956-523-4268
Fax: 956-523-5063

Webb County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1852 1860 1846 1851


History

1748, 1856-1899-- 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

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

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Dimmit  • Duval  • Jim Hogg  • La Salle  • Maverick  • McMullen  • Zapata

Webb CountyDimmit CountyLa Salle CountyMcMullen CountyDuval CountyJim Hogg CountyZapata CountyTX WEBB.JPG
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Resources

African American

Cemeteries

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

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

WorldCat

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves

Epodunk

Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.
Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18601,397
18702,61587.2%
18805,273101.6%
189014,842181.5%
190021,85147.2%
191022,5033.0%
192029,15229.5%
193042,12844.5%
194045,9169.0%
195056,14122.3%
196064,79115.4%
197072,85912.5%
198099,25836.2%
1990133,23934.2%
2000193,11744.9%
2010250,30429.6%

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

  • Webb County Court House

Mailing address: 1110 Victoria Street, Ste 201, Laredo TX, 78042. Phone: 956-721-2640 Fax: 956-726-6906

Emigration and Immigration

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 Webb County, Texas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.

  • Texas Museums  ~  List of all museums in Texas  ~  Hidden Ancestors

Maps

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Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War
Korean War

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Webb 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

Family History Center in Laredo
1520 E Hillside Rd
Laredo, Texas
Partial Library Catalog for Laredo

Webb County Heritage Foundation
PO Drawer 29
Laredo 78042
Website

Laredo Public Library
1120 E. Calton Rd.
Laredo, Texas, 78041


Family History Centers

Phone: (956) 795-2400 Fax: (956) 795-2403


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

  • Webb County  ~  TXGenWeb
  • Webb County Archives  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project
  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • 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), 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).