Search For Your Ancestors



Ector County, Texas
Genealogy, History & Facts

Ector County, Texas Facts

When was Ector County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on February 26, 1887 (organized on January 6, 1891 ) from Tom Green County.

What is the County Seat of Ector County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Odessa also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Ector County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Andrews CountyMidland CountyUpton CountyCrane CountyWard CountyWinkler County .

Ector County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Ector County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Ector 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 Ector County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death CertificateMarriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

Ector County, TX Census Records

What Ector County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Ector County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Ector Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890.

Another census resource is the Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index from 1820-1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Texas Census Records Research Guide.

Ector County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Ector County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Ector County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Ector County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Courthouse Records Research Guide.

Ector County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Ector County, TX?
A list of Ector County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Ector County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Ector County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Ector County.

Ector Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Ector Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Ector Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Ector Co. TX General and History Websites

Ector Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Ector Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Ector Co. TX Military Records