Lubbock County, Texas Genealogy

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

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Lubbock County, Texas
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Location in the state of Texas
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Founded August 21, 1876
County Seat Lubbock
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County Courthouse

Lubbock County Courthouse
PO Box 10536
Lubbock, TX 79408
Phone: 806.775.1054

County Clerk has birth and death records rec from 1903,
marriage records from 1891, probate and court records
from 1904 and land records[1]


At one time this county was attached to Crosby County for judicial purposes. The first permanent settlers arrived in 1879.

Parent County

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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




1880 Federal Census Index  ~  TXGenWeb Archives Project

1900 Federal Census Index  ~  TXGenWeb Archives Project




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  ~  USGenWeb Archives Project

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Lubbock 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.




Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lubbock County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).



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.


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

Lubbock Public Library
1306 9th St
Lubbock, TX 79401
Phone: (806) 775-2824

Idalou Community Library
210 Main St
Idalou, TX 79329
Phone: (806) 892-2114

Slaton City Library
200 W Lynn St
Slaton, TX 79364
Phone: (806) 828-2008

City Of Wolfforth Library
508 E Hwy 62/82
Wolfforth, TX 79382
Phone: (806) 866-9280

Family History Centers

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

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lubbock County, Texas. Page 669 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).