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LaSalle County, Texas

LaSalle County

LaSalle County was created on February 1, 1858 (organized on November 1880) from Nueces County, Bexar County and Webb County. This county was named for René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle (1643–1687), the French explorer who traveled through Texas .

The LaSalle County Seat is located in Cotulla (Stuart's Rancho from 1880-1881, La Salle from 1881-1883, Cotulla 1883-present) also, the county government website is

Areas bordering to LaSalle County are Frio County (north), Atascosa County (northeast), McMullen County (east), Webb County (south), Dimmit County (west).

Cities and towns located in LaSalle County include Cotulla, Encinal.

LaSalle County vital records can be found at the Texas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from 1903. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Texas for current fees and application process.

You can search online for LaSalle County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

LaSalle County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

LaSalle Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. LaSalle Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. LaSalle Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1860.

One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

LaSalle County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of LaSalle County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

LaSalle County Courthouse and Government Records

Researchers typically overlook the great importance of LaSalle County court, probate, and land documents as a source of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Texas courthouses and archives everywhere are the aspirations and worries of many Texas citizens.

The chances are excellent that your particular forefathers have left a detailed record of at least a number of elements of their lives in the LaSalle County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other methods that could have lead to her or him to appear in court records.

The following facts denotes exactly what death, marriage, birth, land, probate, and legal records will be in LaSalle County. The dates pointed out listed below tend to be the first recognized records with this county. Some early records  prior to organization on November 1880 may be located in Nueces County, Live Oak County, Webb County and McMullen County

I highly recommend you get in touch with the clerk's office to validate hours, mailing address, fees and other facts prior to visiting or asking for information because of sometimes changing contact info. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The data files are accessible to interested parties, barring confidential issues. A good number of workers will aid persons in obtaining the resources, however it's up to the man or women to do the research.
  • LaSalle County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: Courthouse Square, Ste 107, Cotulla 78014
  • LaSalle County Clerk is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
    • Phone: (830) 879-4432
    • Birth & Death Records: 1903
    • Marriage Records: 1880
    • Land Records: 1880
    • Probate Records: 1881 
    • Court Records: 1881
  • LaSalle County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax

LaSalle County Links

The following are links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relating to LaSalle County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a payment. This is basically a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to present your own most liked LaSalle County genealogy or family history associated sites.

LaSalle Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

LaSalle Co. TX Birth, Marriage & Death Records

LaSalle Co. TX Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

LaSalle Co. TX Census Records

LaSalle Co. TX Cemeteries & Graveyards

LaSalle Co. TX Church & Bible Records

LaSalle Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

LaSalle Co. TX General and History Websites

LaSalle Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

LaSalle Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

LaSalle Co. TX Military Records

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