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''[[United States|United States]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas|Texas]] &gt;&nbsp;[[Texas Counties L|Counties L]] &gt;&nbsp;La Salle County'' <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 L|Counties L]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] La Salle County'' <br>
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Guide to '''La Salle County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{TXDC}}
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<br>{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = LaSalle County
 
| county = LaSalle County
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
 
| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| founded date = February 1
 
| founded date = February 1
 
| seat wl = Cotulla
 
| seat wl = Cotulla
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}} <br>  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://lasallecountytx.org/ LaSalle County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 340<br> Cotulla, TX 78014-0340<br> Phone: 210.879.2117&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;and District Clerk has marriage, death, divorce and land, <br>probate, military&nbsp;and court records from 1881<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), La Salle County, Texas. Page 668 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1858--'''La Salle County was created 1 February 1858 from [[Bexar County, Texas|Bexar]] and [[Webb County, Texas|Webb ]]Counties. '''County seat:''' Cotulla <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1858--'''La Salle County was created 1 February 1858 from [[Bexar County, Texas|Bexar]] and [[Webb County, Texas|Webb ]]Counties, but was not organized until 1880. '''County seats:&nbsp;''' Stuart's Rancho (1880-1881), La Salle (temporary county seat 1881-1883), Cotulla (1883-present) <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><ref>Handbook of Texas Online: La Salle County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcl04</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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Artesia Wells | Cotulla | Encinal | Fowlerton | Los Angeles
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
==== African American ====
 
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/TX/texas.htm Texas African American Griots]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb
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==== African American  ====
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com AfriGeneas]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;African Ancestored Genealogy
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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  
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
 
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/texas/index.htm Texas African American Genealogy]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Access Genealogy
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
 
*[http://www.historicdistrict.com/Genealogy/lasalle/cemeteries.asp La Salle County Cemetery Search]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.historicdistrict.com/Genealogy/lasalle/cemeteries.asp La Salle County Cemetery Search]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/lasalle/lasacotu.htm Cotulla Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/cemph/lasalle/lasacotu.htm Cotulla Cemetery]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project  
 
*[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.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
 
*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
  
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==== Census ====
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==== Census ====
  
*[http://www.historicdistrict.com/Genealogy/lasalle/census1870.asp 1870 Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.historicdistrict.com/Genealogy/lasalle/census1870.asp 1870 Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
*[http://www.historicdistrict.com/Genealogy/lasalle/Census1880Index.asp 1880 Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.historicdistrict.com/Genealogy/lasalle/Census1880Index.asp 1880 Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[http://www.historicdistrict.com/Genealogy/lasalle/lsc1900.asp 1900 Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
 
*[http://www.historicdistrict.com/Genealogy/lasalle/lsc1900.asp 1900 Census]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
  
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{TX Land}}
  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/lasalle/land/lasalle.txt Land Grant Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/lasalle/land/lasalle.txt Land Grant Index]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
  
*[http://www.historicdistrict.com/Genealogy/lasalle/lasalle.htm La Salle County History]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*''La Salle: La Salle County,'' 1975, by Annette Martin Ludeman.
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*[http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcl04 La Salle County History] from the Handbook of Texas Online.
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*[http://www.historicdistrict.com/Genealogy/lasalle/lasalle.htm La Salle County History]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[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  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
*[http://www.historicdistrict.com/Genealogy/lasalle/pension.asp Confederate Pension Listing]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.historicdistrict.com/Genealogy/lasalle/pension.asp Confederate Pension Listing]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.historicdistrict.com/Genealogy/lasalle/wwidischarges.asp WWI Discharges]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[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  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Newspaper Abstracts|La Salle}}
  
 
*[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  ====
 
==== Obituaries  ====
  
*[http://www.historicdistrict.com/Genealogy/lasalle/Obitsls.asp LaSalle County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.historicdistrict.com/Genealogy/lasalle/Obitsls.asp LaSalle County Obituaries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb  
 
*[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://www.historicdistrict.com/Genealogy/lasalle/probate.asp La Salle County Probate Index&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.historicdistrict.com/Genealogy/lasalle/probate.asp La Salle County Probate Index&nbsp;] ~&nbsp;&nbsp;TXGenWeb  
 
*[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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{{TX Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== 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://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.  
*[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  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Alexander Memorial Library<br>201 S Center St<br>Cotulla, TX 78014<br>Phone: (830) 879-2601<br>[http://www.cotulla.lib.tx.us/ Website]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-TX-NDX.html Society Hill]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Links and addresses to Texas genealogical and historical societies  
 
[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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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/lasalle/lasaltoc.htm La Salle County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/tx/lasalle/lasaltoc.htm La Salle County Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project  
*[http://www.historicdistrict.com/Genealogy/lasalle/lasalle.htm La Salle County]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; TXGenWeb
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*[http://www.historicdistrict.com/Genealogy/lasalle/lasalle.htm La Salle 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 La Salle County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse

LaSalle County Courthouse
PO Box 340
Cotulla, TX 78014-0340
Phone: 210.879.2117 

County and District Clerk has marriage, death, divorce and land,
probate, military and court records from 1881[1]

History

The first Anglo-American settlement came with the establishment of Fort Ewell in 1852.

Parent County

1858--La Salle County was created 1 February 1858 from Bexar and Webb Counties, but was not organized until 1880. County seats:  Stuart's Rancho (1880-1881), La Salle (temporary county seat 1881-1883), Cotulla (1883-present) [2][3]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Artesia Wells | Cotulla | Encinal | Fowlerton | Los Angeles

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries


Census

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.


Land Grant Index  ~  TXGenWeb

Local Histories

Local histories are available for La Salle 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

Military

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as La Salle 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

Alexander Memorial Library
201 S Center St
Cotulla, TX 78014
Phone: (830) 879-2601
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), La Salle County, Texas. Page 668 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).
  3. Handbook of Texas Online: La Salle County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcl04