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''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties H|Counties H]] &gt;&nbsp;Hockley County'' <br>{{Adoption Hidden Ancestors}} <br> {{Infobox U.S. County
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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]] Hockley County'' <br>  
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Guide to '''Hockley County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Hockley County
 
| county = Hockley County
 
| county_map = Tx-hockley.png
 
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| founded date = August 21
 
| founded date = August 21
 
| seat wl = Levelland
 
| seat wl = Levelland
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== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.hockley.tx.us/ips/cms Hockley County Courthouse]<br> County Courthouse Box 1<br>Levelland, TX 79336 <br>Phone. 806.894.3185&nbsp;<br>  
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate, court and <br>land records and land records from 1921<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hockley County, Texas. Page 666 {{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  ====
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Anton | Arnett | Claudene | Levelland | Lockettville | Opdyke West | Pep | Ropesville | Roundup | Smyer | Sundown | Whitharral&nbsp;
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/cemetery/levelland.txt Levelland Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/cemetery/levelland.txt Levelland Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/cemetery/smyer.txt Smyer Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/cemetery/smyer.txt Smyer Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Hockley/cemetery/AntonA-C.html Anton Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Hockley/cemetery/AntonA-C.html Anton Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Hockley/cemetery/StPhillips.html Saint Phillips Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Hockley/cemetery/StPhillips.html Saint Phillips Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Hockley/cemetery/Ropesville.html Ropesville Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Hockley/cemetery/Ropesville.html Ropesville Cemetery&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Hockley/cemetery/Sundown.html Sundown Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Hockley/cemetery/Sundown.html Sundown Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Hockley/cemetery/Whitharral.html Whitharral Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Wtx/Hockley/cemetery/Whitharral.html Whitharral Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
 
*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries  
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
 
*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TX-NDX.html Cemetery Junction]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links to cemetery transcriptions
  
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==== Census ====
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==== Census ====
  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/census/1900/1900hock.txt 1900 Federal Census&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/census/1900/1900hock.txt 1900 Federal Census&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/census/1910/ 1910 Federal Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/census/1910/ 1910 Federal Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/census/1920/txhockley.txt 1920 Federal Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/census/1920/txhockley.txt 1920 Federal Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
  
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
 
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{{TX Church Intro}}
 
*[http://pasttracker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2827&Itemid=757 Hockley County Churches]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://pasttracker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2827&Itemid=757 Hockley County Churches]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
 
*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/land/hockley.txt Original Land Owners of Texas&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Hockley County&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
 
*''Hockley County'', 2 volumes, by Lillian Brasher, 1976  
 
*''Hockley County'', 2 volumes, by Lillian Brasher, 1976  
 
*''Ropesville Resettlement Project, 1936-1943, Recipes, Memories, History'', published 2010.&nbsp; Available from the [http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=lf#!/group.php?gid=127392210609762 Ropesville Resettlement Project] Facebook page.<br>  
 
*''Ropesville Resettlement Project, 1936-1943, Recipes, Memories, History'', published 2010.&nbsp; Available from the [http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=lf#!/group.php?gid=127392210609762 Ropesville Resettlement Project] Facebook page.<br>  
 
*''Littlefield Lands'' by David B. Gracy II, 1968  
 
*''Littlefield Lands'' by David B. Gracy II, 1968  
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hch16 Hockley County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
 
*[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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==== Military  ====
 
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/military/civilwar/pensions/hocklcsa.txt Confederate Pension Applications Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors  
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|Hockley}}
  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
 
*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links  
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==== Obituaries  ====
 
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*[http://pasttracker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2443&Itemid=534 Hockley County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb Project
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas  
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==== Probate  ====
 
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
  
 
*[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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==== Taxation ====
 
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{{TX Tax Intro}}
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
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{{TX Vital Intro}}
  
*[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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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [[Texas, Death Index, 1964-1998 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.  
*[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/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.  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors  
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
 
*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies  
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Hockley County Memorial Library<br>811 Austin St<br>Levelland, TX 79336<br>Phone: (806) 894-6750<br>[http://hcml.lib.tx.us/ Website]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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<br>Society Hill&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies  
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/hockley/hocktoc.htm Hockley County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://pasttracker.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2379&Itemid=542 Hockley County]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  
 
*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  

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

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County Courthouse

Hockley County Courthouse
County Courthouse Box 1
Levelland, TX 79336
Phone. 806.894.3185 

County Clerk has birth, marriage, death, probate, court and
land records and land records from 1921[1]

History

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Anton | Arnett | Claudene | Levelland | Lockettville | Opdyke West | Pep | Ropesville | Roundup | Smyer | Sundown | Whitharral 

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries


Census

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.


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  ~  Hockley County  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Hockley 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.

  • Hockley County, 2 volumes, by Lillian Brasher, 1976
  • Ropesville Resettlement Project, 1936-1943, Recipes, Memories, History, published 2010.  Available from the Ropesville Resettlement Project Facebook page.
  • Littlefield Lands by David B. Gracy II, 1968
  • Hockley County History from the Handbook of Texas Online.
  • 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 Hockley 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

Hockley County Memorial Library
811 Austin St
Levelland, TX 79336
Phone: (806) 894-6750
Website

Family History Centers


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), Hockley County, Texas. Page 666 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).