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Adopted by TXGenWeb Brooks County<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Shirley Cullum  
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<br>Adopted by TXGenWeb [http://www.txgenweb6.org/txbrooks/ Brooks County]<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Shirley Cullum  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.brooks.tx.us/ips/cms Brooks County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 427<br> Falfurrias, TX 78355<br> Phone: 361.325.3053&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate <br>and court&nbsp;records from 1911<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brooks County, Texas. Page 659 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
'''Towns and Cities: | '''Falfurris | [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=1083335&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Brooks%2C+Los+Olmos&columns=*,0,0 Los Olmos] |  
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'''Towns and Cities: | '''Falfurris | {{FHL|Texas%2C+Brooks%2C+Los+Olmos|subject|disp=Los Olmos}} |  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
&lt;p&gt;&lt;"[http://www.txgenweb6.org/txbrooks www.txgenweb6.org/txbrooks]"&gt;TXGenWeb Brooks County - Cemeteries&lt;/a&gt;
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbrooks/cemetery/cemeteries.html Brooks County Cemeteries] from the Brooks County TXGenWeb site
 
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=103000 Longoria Cemetery, Encino] BillionGraves
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=103436 Pedro Garza Zamora Cemetery, Falfurrias (Airport Road Addition)] BillionGraves. East of Falfurrias on SH-285.
  
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site
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[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site  
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbrooks/military.html Brooks County Military] from the TXGenWeb site
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbrooks/births/births.html Brooks County Births] 1926-1934, from the Brook County TXGenWeb site
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;t=searchable;c=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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*[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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*[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
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193228&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Brooks&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Brooks|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

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                 Shirley Cullum

County Courthouse

Brooks County Courthouse
PO Box 427
Falfurrias, TX 78355
Phone: 361.325.3053 

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate
and court records from 1911[1]

History

Mexican colonists settled the area before 1883. The first Ango- Americans arrived in 1883.

Parent County

1911--Brooks County was created 11 March 1911 from Starr, Zapata, and Hidalgo Counties. County seat: Falfurrias [2]

The county was named for John Brooks, who worked to establish the county. State Representative John Abijah Brooks, succeeded in having Brooks County separated from Starr County, with Falfurrias as the county seat. The initial plans were to name the new county Falfurrias County, but in the end it was decided to name it Brooks in honor of John Brooks, who worked diligently for its formation.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns and Cities: | Falfurris | Los Olmos |

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site

Military

Brooks County Military from the TXGenWeb site

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Brooks County, Texas. Page 659 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).