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== County Courthouse<br>  ==
 
== County Courthouse<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>  
 
<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'''  
 
'''County Clerk'''  
  
215 NW 1st Street<br>Andrews 79714<br>Phone: 432-524-1401
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Mailing Address<br>
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P.O. Box 727<br>
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Andrews, TX 79714<br><br>
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Physical Address<br>
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215 NW 1st Street<br>Andrews 79714<br>Phone: 432-524-1426<br><br>
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'''District Clerk'''  
 
'''District Clerk'''  
  
P.O. Box 328<br>Andrews 79714<br>Phone: 423-524-1427<br>Fax: 423-524-1473
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Mailing Address<br>P.O. Box 328<br>Andrews 79714<br><br>
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Physical Address<br>201 N. Main, Rm 102<br>
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Andrews, TX 79714<br>
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432-524-1417<br><br>
  
 
[https://www.courtreference.com/Andrews-County-Texas-Courts.htm Andrews County Courthouse]
 
[https://www.courtreference.com/Andrews-County-Texas-Courts.htm Andrews County Courthouse]

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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.


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

Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for Richard Andrews, a soldier of the Texas Revolution. The County is located in the west-central area of the state.[1]

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[2]

County Clerk

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 727
Andrews, TX 79714

Physical Address
215 NW 1st Street
Andrews 79714
Phone: 432-524-1426


District Clerk

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 328
Andrews 79714

Physical Address
201 N. Main, Rm 102
Andrews, TX 79714
432-524-1417

Andrews County Courthouse



Andrews County, Texas Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[3]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1910 1910 1886 1910 1884 1911 1829
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1903. General compliance by the 1930s.

History[edit | edit source]

Andrews County History

Parent County[edit | edit source]

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

  • County seat: Andrews [4]

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

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

County Seat: Andrews

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

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

Resources[edit | edit source]

Family Group Sheets[edit | edit source]

Family Group Sheets of Andrews County

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Andrews County Obituaries

African American[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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 Linkpendium
TXGenWeb Epodunk
See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Additional Cemetery Sources

Census[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes of Andrews County

Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Lea CountyGaines CountyDawson CountyMartin CountyMidland CountyEctor CountyWinkler CountyTX ANDREWS.PNG
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Military[edit | edit source]

Mexican-American War[edit | edit source]
Civil War[edit | edit source]

Online Records

World War I[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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
[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death[edit | edit source]

Online Death Indexes and Records

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries [edit | edit source]

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

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

  • 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.
  • Andrews TXGenWeb - may have name indexes and other pertinent county information.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Andrews County, Texas," in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrews_County,_Texas. accessed 24/07/2019
  2. 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.
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Andrews County, Texas . Page 658-677 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 655-665.
  4. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).