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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties H|Counties H]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Hale County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Hale County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Courthouse  ==
  
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[http://www.halecounty.org/ Hale County Courthouse]<br> 500 Broadway<br> Plainview, TX 79072-8050<br> Phone: 806.291.5261 <br><br>County Clerk has marriage and land records<br> from 1888 and probate records from 1889; <br>District Clerk has divorce and court records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hale County, Texas. Page 665 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hale/land/hale.txt Original Land Owners of Texas Hale County]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hale/land/hale.txt Original Land Owners of Texas Hale County]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
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*[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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*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
 
*[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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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/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://hr-search-api:8080/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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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==

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Guide to Hale County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Plainview
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County Courthouse

Hale County Courthouse
500 Broadway
Plainview, TX 79072-8050
Phone: 806.291.5261

County Clerk has marriage and land records
from 1888 and probate records from 1889;
District Clerk has divorce and court records[1]

History

The first settlers arrived in March 1883.

Parent County

1876--Hale County was created 21 August 1876 from Bexar Land District. County seat: Plainview [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Abernathy
Cotton Center
Edmonson
Hale Center
Hale City
Petersburg
Plainview
Seth Ward

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Hale County Cemetery Records Database by the  Hi-Plains Genealogical Society has 37,000+ records. About one-third refer maiden names to associated married names. It can be searched by name or date. Information includes name variations, birth, death, and marriage dates; spouse's and parents’ names; military service; funeral home, the name of the cemetery with location within the cemetery, notes and obituary.


Church

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.


Original Land Owners of Texas Hale County   ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Hale 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

Military

Newspapers

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


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.


Societies and Libraries

Abernathy Public Library
811 Avenue D
Abernathy, TX 79311
Phone: (806) 298-4138
Website


Hale Center Public Library Inc
609 Main St
Hale Center, TX 79041
Phone: (806) 839-2055


Petersburg Public Library
1614 Main St
Petersburg, TX 79250
Phone: (806) 667-3657


Unger Memorial Library
825 Austin St
Plainview, TX 79072
Phone: (806) 296-1148
Website

Family History Centers

4211 SW 2nd St
Plainview, Hale, Texas, United States
Phone: 806-293-1513
Hours: Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Society Hill  ~  Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hale County, Texas. Page 665 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).