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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties A|Counties A]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Andrews County'' <br>{{Adoption Hidden Ancestors}}  
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Guide to '''Andrews County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records. <br>
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Andrews County
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| county_map = Tx-andrews.png
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1876
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| founded date = August 21
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| seat = Andrews
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| building address = Andrews County Courthouse<br> 215 NW 1st Street<br> Andrews, TX 79714<br> Phone: 915.524.1426<br>[http://www.co.andrews.tx.us/ '''Andrews County Website''']
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== County Information ==
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==== Andrews 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" |1884
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1910
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1890
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1910
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1910
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== County Courthouse<br>  ==
 
== County Courthouse<br>  ==
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{{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records}}<br><br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage and court records from 1910,<br> probate records from 1911 and land records from 1884; <br>District Clerk has divorce record<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Andrews County, Texas. Page 658 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
[http://www.co.andrews.tx.us/ Andrews County Courthouse]<br>215 NW 1st Street<br> Andrews, TX 79714<br> Phone: 915.524.1426&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, marriage and court records from 1910,<br> probate records from 1911 and land records from 1884; <br>District Clerk has divorce record<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Andrews County, Texas. Page 658 {{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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215 NW 1st Street<br>Andrews 79714<br>Phone: 432-524-1401
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'''District Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 328<br>Andrews 79714<br>Phone: 423-524-1427<br>Fax: 423-524-1473
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1876--'''Andrews County was created 21 August 1876 from the Bexar Land District. '''County seat:''' Andrews <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1876--'''Andrews County was created 21 August 1876 from the Bexar Land District.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Andrews <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
The county was named for Richard Andrews, who was killed in the Texas Revolution.<br>  
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The county was named for Richard Andrews, who was killed in the Texas Revolution.<br>
  
 
==== 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  ===
  
*[[Dawson County, Texas|Dawson]]  
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[[Dawson County, Texas Genealogy|Dawson]] {{•}} [[Ector County, Texas Genealogy|Ector]] {{•}} [[Gaines County, Texas Genealogy|Gaines]] {{•}}[[Lea County, New Mexico Genealogy|Lea County, New Mexico]] {{•}}[[Martin County, Texas Genealogy|Martin]] {{•}} [[Midland County, Texas Genealogy|Midland]] {{•}} [[Winkler County, Texas Genealogy|Winkler]]  
*[[Ector County, Texas|Ector]]  
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*[[Gaines County, Texas|Gaines]]  
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<center>{{TX Andrews County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Lea County, New Mexico|Lea County, New Mexico]]  
 
*[[Martin County, Texas|Martin]]  
 
*[[Midland County, Texas|Midland]]  
 
*[[Winkler County, Texas|Winkler]]
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/obituaries/Obituaries.htm Andrews County Obituaries]  
 
[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/obituaries/Obituaries.htm Andrews County Obituaries]  
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==== African American  ====
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*'''1865-1870''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1989155 Texas, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records](images) - FamilySearch<br>
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/Cemetery/Andrews_Old_Cemetery.htm Andrews County Cemetery]&nbsp;(also knows as Andrews Old)
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.  
  
[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/Cemetery/Andrews_North_Cemetery.htm Andrews North Cemetery] (connected with the Andrews Old Cemetery)  
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{| width="75%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2" border="1"
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=46&GScnty=2521&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n FindAGrave] 
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|476394|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2521 FindAGrave]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |  [http://texasgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=2 TX Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Texas+Andrews+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/andrews.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search#/ Billion Graves (name)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Andrews/ListAndrews.html Cemeteries of TX]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/andrews/andrewtoc.htm USGW Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://texascemeteries.org/andrews/andrews-county-cemeteries Texas Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Texas&county=Andrews&cemetery_name=a#/ Billion Graves (cemetery)]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/andrews-tx-genealogy/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/cemeteries.htm USGW Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=174845#Ceme Epodunk]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3"|See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/Cemetery/Andrews_West_Cemetery.htm Andrews West Cemetery]
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''Additional Cemetery Sources''
  
[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/photos/Shafter_Lake_Cemetery.htm Shafter Lake Cemetery]  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/Cemetery/Andrews_Old_Cemetery.htm Andrews County Cemetery]&nbsp;(also knows as Andrews Old)
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/Cemetery/Andrews_North_Cemetery.htm Andrews North Cemetery] (connected with the Andrews Old Cemetery)
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/Cemetery/Andrews_West_Cemetery.htm Andrews West Cemetery]
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==== Census ====
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{{US Census population
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|1890= 24
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|1900= 87
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|1910= 975
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|1920= 350
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|1930= 736
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|1940= 1277
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|1950= 5002
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|1960= 13450
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|1970= 10372
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|1980= 13323
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|1990= 14338
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|2000= 13004
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|2010= 14786
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/churches.htm Andrews County Church Listings]- Incomplete list  
 
[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/churches.htm Andrews County Church Listings]- Incomplete list  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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*'''1906 - 1989''' {{RecordSearch|1389983|Texas, Naturalization Records, 1906-1989}} — index and images
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/history.htm Andrews County History]  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/history.htm Andrews County History]  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hca02 Andrews County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online  
 
*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hca02 Andrews County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online  
*''Andrews County History, 1876–1978,'' published in 1978, by the Andrews County Heritage Committee
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*'''1876 - 1978''' ''Andrews County History, 1876–1978,'' published in 1978, by the Andrews County Heritage Committee
  
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==== Maps  ====
  
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Txandrews.jpg|400px|Txandrews.jpg]]
  
*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88307/ Andrews County 1887]  
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*'''1887''' [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88307/ Andrews County 1887]  
*[http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88309/ Andrews County 1895]  
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*'''1895''' [http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth88309/ Andrews County 1895]  
 
*[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  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Fallen_Heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/military/Military_records.htm Military Records of Andrews County residents]
  
[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Veterans]
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=====Mexican-American War=====
  
[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]  
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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 '''$'''
  
[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/military/Military_records.htm Military Records of Andrews County residents]  
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=====Civil War=====
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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://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861 - 1865'''{{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.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://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans.htm Veterans]
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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 $
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=====World War I=====
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*'''1917-1920''' - {{RecordSearch|2202707|Texas, World War I records, 1917-1920}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/newspapers.htm Newspapers from the Andrews County Area]  
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Andrews}}
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Online Newspapers<br> [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/newspapers.htm Newspapers from the Andrews County Area]  
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Online Newspaper Abstracts<br> Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form<br>
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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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 $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records<br>  ====
 
==== Vital Records<br>  ====
  
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/marriage/marriage.htm Andrews County Marriage Records]. The marriage records are from 1910-2010.  
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/births/birth.htm Andrews County Birth Records]. The birth records are from 1917-1995.  
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/divorce.htm Andrews County Divorce Records]. The divorce records are from 1968-2005.  
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===== Birth  =====
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/death/death.htm Andrews County Death Certificate Project]. The death certificates consist of Images and/or Transcriptions from Andrews County and and a few from surrounding counties.  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
*[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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*'''1840 - 1981'''  {{RecordSearch|1681015|Texas Births and Christenings 1840-1981}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index .
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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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*'''1903 - 1997'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8781 Texas Birth Index 1903-1997] &nbsp;(index and images) &nbsp;- &nbsp;Ancestry ($)
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*'''1917 - 1995'''  [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/births/birth.htm Andrews County Birth Records]. The birth records are from 1917-1995.Courtesty TX GenWeb.
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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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*'''1910 - 2010''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/marriage/marriage.htm Andrews County Marriage Records]. The marriage records are from 1910-2010. Courtesty TXGenWeb.&nbsp;<br>
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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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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/death/death.htm Andrews County Death Certificate Project]. The death certificates consist of Images and/or Transcriptions from Andrews County and and a few from surrounding counties. Courtesty TX GenWeb.  
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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 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<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://www.hiddenancestors.com/andrewstx/divorce.htm Andrews County Divorce Records]. The divorce records are from 1968-2005. Courtesty TX GenWeb.
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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 $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp;  ==
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'''Andrews County Genealogy Society'''&nbsp;The members assist researches at the Andrews County Library. At present they are not meeting formally  
 
'''Andrews County Genealogy Society'''&nbsp;The members assist researches at the Andrews County Library. At present they are not meeting formally  
  
*Patricia Tousch is the leader and contact person for help:&nbsp;(432) 523-4759
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*Patricia Tousch is the leader and contact person for help:&nbsp;<span class="skype_c2c_print_container">(432) 523-4759</span><span dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_container"><span dir="ltr" class="skype_c2c_highlighting_inactive_common"><span class="skype_c2c_textarea_span">[[Image:]]<span class="skype_c2c_text_span">(432) 523-4759</span><span class="skype_c2c_free_text_span" /></span></span></span>
  
Family History Centers<br>
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==== Family History Centers ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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'''Locations'''
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
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== Websites  ==
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Andrews|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/tx/ Cyndi's List ~ Texas]&nbsp; - &nbsp;Links pertaining to Texas and counties
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
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*{{FHL|Texas Andrews|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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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/tx/ Cyndi's List ~ Texas]&nbsp; - A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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{{Texas|Texas}}  
 
{{Texas|Texas}}  
 
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Andrews County

Guide to Andrews County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


Andrews County, Texas
Map
Map of Texas highlighting Andrews County
Location in the state of Texas
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Location of Texas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Andrews
Courthouse
Andrews county courthouse.jpg
Address Andrews County Courthouse
215 NW 1st Street
Andrews, TX 79714
Phone: 915.524.1426
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County Information

Andrews County, Texas Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1884 1910 1890 1910 1910

County Courthouse

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County Clerk has birth, marriage and court records from 1910,
probate records from 1911 and land records from 1884;
District Clerk has divorce record[1]

County Clerk

215 NW 1st Street
Andrews 79714
Phone: 432-524-1401

District Clerk

P.O. Box 328
Andrews 79714
Phone: 423-524-1427
Fax: 423-524-1473

History

Andrews County History

Parent County

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

  • County seat: Andrews [2]

The county was named for Richard Andrews, who was killed in the Texas Revolution.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

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

Places/Localities

Populated Places

County Seat: Andrews

Neighboring Counties

Dawson  • Ector  • Gaines  • Lea County, New Mexico  • Martin  • Midland  • Winkler

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Resources

Family Group Sheets

Family Group Sheets of Andrews County

Obituaries

Andrews County Obituaries

African American

Cemeteries

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

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
FindAGrave Family History Library FindAGrave
TX Gravestones WorldCat Tombstone Project
Billion Graves (name) Cemeteries of TX
USGW Archives Texas Cemeteries
Billion Graves (cemetery) Linkpendium
USGW Cemeteries Epodunk
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Sources

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
189024
190087262.5%
19109751,020.7%
1920350−64.1%
1930736110.3%
19401,27773.5%
19505,002291.7%
196013,450168.9%
197010,372−22.9%
198013,32328.5%
199014,3387.6%
200013,004−9.3%
201014,78613.7%

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.


Andrews County Church Listings- Incomplete list

Funeral Homes

Funeral Homes of Andrews County

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 Andrews 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.

Maps

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Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War

Online Records

World War I

Newspapers

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

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

Online Newspapers
Newspapers from the Andrews County Area

Online Newspaper Abstracts
Newspaper Extracts and Abstracts in Book Form

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 

Andrews County TXGenWeb

Andews County Library The library has a small genealogical collection in the library. They have Microfilm of several newspapers.

Andrews County Genealogy Society The members assist researches at the Andrews County Library. At present they are not meeting formally

  • Patricia Tousch is the leader and contact person for help: (432) 523-4759[[Image:]](432) 523-4759

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. Locations



Websites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select 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.
  • Cyndi's List ~ Texas  - A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Andrews County, Texas. Page 658 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).