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{{Texas-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] '' Brooks County''<br>''{{Adoption TXGenWeb}}
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties B|Counties B]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] ''Brooks County''<br>''  
  
<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
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Guide to '''Brooks County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{TXDC}}<br><br><br><br> {{Adoption Hidden Ancestors}}
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.brooks.tx.us/ips/cms Brooks County C]lerk<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>
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Brooks County Courthouse
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P.O.Box 515 <br>Falfurrias, TX 78355 <br>(512) 325-5604 FAX: (512) 325-5678
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbrooks/cemetery/cemeteries.html Brooks County Cemeteries] from the Brooks County TXGenWeb site
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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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txarche2/ Cemeteries of Brooks County ]- USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=103000 Longoria Cemetery, Encino] BillionGraves  
 
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=103000 Longoria Cemetery, Encino] BillionGraves  
*[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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*[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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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=2543 FindAGrave] Brooks County Cemeteries - transcriptions and photographs
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==== Census  ====
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{{USCensusPop
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|1920= 4560
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|1930= 5901
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|1940= 6362
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|1950= 9195
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|1960= 8609
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|1970= 8005
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|1980= 8428
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|1990= 8204
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|2000= 7976
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|2010= 7223
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}}
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.thecatholicdirectory.com/directory.cfm?fuseaction=search_directory&country=US&state=TX&county=BAILEY Bailey County Catholic Churches]
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*[[Www.fbcmuleshoe.org/|First Baptist Church Muleshoe]]
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*First United Methodist Church
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*1st Assembly of God Parsonage
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*Church of Christ
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*Calvary Baptist Parsonage<br>
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/brooks/land/brooks.txt Original Land Owners of Texas] - USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbrooks/military.html Brooks County Military] from the TXGenWeb site
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbrooks/military.html Brooks County Military] from the TXGenWeb site  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/brooks/military/civilwar/pensions/broocsa.txt Civil War Pension Applications] - USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbrooks/army.htm US Army Company A-31st Batt. FT Carson CO 1957-1958]
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/worldwar/texas/brooks.htm Brooks County Casualties World War II - Army &amp; Air Force]&nbsp;- Access Genealogy
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*[http://freepages.military.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~yarbrough/ Co K 2nd Texas Cavalry]
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/supsites/military/ Muster Rolls - Republic of Texas]<br>
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*[http://www.civilwararchive.com/uniontx.htm Civil War Union Regiment]
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*[http://history-sites.com/cgi-bin/bbs62x/txcwmb/webbbs_config.pl TX Civil War Message Board]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate ====
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[http://www.muleshoejournal.com/ Muleshoe Journal]
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==== Probate ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbrooks/births/births.html Brooks County Births] 1926-1934, from the Brook County TXGenWeb site
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txbrooks/births/births.html Brooks County Births] 1926-1934, from the Brook County TXGenWeb site  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
*[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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*[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://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/brooks/vitals/deaths/ Brooks County Deaths] - &nbsp;transcriptions - USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/brooks/vitals/marriages/ Brooks County Marriages] - transcriptions - USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/brooks/vitals/divorces/ Brooks County Divorces] - transcriptions &nbsp;- &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Ed Rachal Memorial Library<br>203 S. Henry<br>Falfurrias TX 78355
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==

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County Courthouse

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

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


Brooks County Courthouse

P.O.Box 515
Falfurrias, TX 78355
(512) 325-5604 FAX: (512) 325-5678

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
19204,560
19305,90129.4%
19406,3627.8%
19509,19544.5%
19608,609−6.4%
19708,005−7.0%
19808,4285.3%
19908,204−2.7%
20007,976−2.8%
20107,223−9.4%

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

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

Military

Newspapers

Muleshoe Journal

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.

Taxation

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.

Societies and Libraries

Ed Rachal Memorial Library
203 S. Henry
Falfurrias TX 78355

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).