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Webb County, Texas, Genealogy Resources and Links

Last modified: 27 MAR 2010

Hispanic and Tejano Genealogy Resources

The FREE genealogical resources of the Church of the Latter Day Saints (Mormons), mostly taken from the 1880 Census. The search uses Soundex so is useful for screening for names you may have had difficulty finding

Family History Center in Laredo
1520 E Hillside Rd
Laredo, Texas
Partial Library Catalog for Laredo
Phone: 956-753-9249
Hours: Tuesdays 12pm-3pm, 6pm-9pm;
Wednesdays 6:30pm-9pm; also by appt
Closed: Thanksgiving and Christmas

If you are researching outside of Laredo, search for a Family History Center nearer you.

Search the Federal Census, books, PERSI, the Revolutionary War, and the Freedman's Bank. Check *FIRST* with your local library. Some states and counties provide free access to their members.

Social Security Death Index
This searchable database provides birth and death dates, as well as where the person resided when they died, and where they applied for their Social Security card.

Dallas Public Library Genealogy Section
The Genealogy Section under the auspices of the History & Social Sciences Division contains a collection for family history research that is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the southern half of the United States. You can look up and print out death certificates here for 25 cents, rather than the $25.00 you're charged going through the state.

Webb County Courthouse
The County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903, marriage records from 1856, probate records from 1870, and land records. Mailing address: 1110 Victoria Street, Ste 201, Laredo TX, 78042. Phone: 956-721-2640 Fax: 956-726-6906

Webb County Records Available on Microfilm from Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
You'll need to use interlibrary loan for these. Records include County Court Criminal Docket, 1883-1887; County Court Minutes, 1884-1935; Deed Record, 1848-1887; Marriage Record, 1852-1909; Probate Minutes, 1851-1911; (Naturalization) Declarations of Intention, 1883-1907; Office of the District Clerk - District Court Minutes, 1951-1911; and Office of the Tax Assessor-Collector - Tax Rolls, 1851-1910.

Webb County Heritage Foundation
Includes The Republic of the Rio Grande Museum, Villa Antigua, a Trolly Tour of the historic Districts of Laredo, Indices include local family files and much more. Tour the Historical Photo Collection.

Laredo Public Library Historical Collections: The Luciano Guajardo Historical Collection
Houses approximately 1520 Volumes and 11,000 vertical files. Works by local authors on both sides of the Border are also collected. The Collection contains City of Laredo government documents dating back to 1755 and genealogical materials which emphasize Hispanic heritage. The archives also include photographs, machine readable information, newspaper clippings, vertical files, audio and video cassettes, maps, posters, pamphlets and periodicals. The Archives actively encourages donations of family papers and pictures to preserve Laredo's rich heritage for many generations to come.

A Journal of the Borderlands, was established in December 1994 by Marķa Eugenia Guerra, an environmentalist and a journalist, and Richard Geissler, a much respected photographer and community activist.

The news journal, which was launched as a forum to discuss public issues not covered by other local media, has enjoyed over its seven-year life a reputation for veracity, doggedness, and in-depth coverage.

Diocese of Laredo
with historical, genealogical research, and sacramental records

Hispanic and Tejano Genealogy Resources

Library of Texas Online
Get a TexShare login ID and search the History and Genealogy departments of libraries throughout Texas, along with Project Gutenberg, the Library of Congress and TSLAC (Texas State Library and Archives Commission).

Texas A&M International University
Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library Special Collections & Archives. Great photos of early Laredo and Webb County. Includes the Guerrero Viejo, Tamaulipas Archives Preservation Project; various collections including Laredo School Yearbooks, genealogies, rare and fragile books, sheet music, and pamphlets; images including the Aldo Tatangelo Collection and Guerrero Viejo; and much more.

The South Texas Archives
a division of the James C. Jernigan Library of Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was established to preserve and to make available to the public documentary materials about the history and natural history of South Texas. The Archives are housed in Baugh Hall with the entrance facing Richard Street. Offices are located on the second floor.
South Texas Archives, James C. Jernigan Library, MSC 197
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, TX 78363-8202
(361) 593-2776 It is advisable to call and make an appointment to use the Archives.

The Portal to Texas History, Search results for Webb County, Texas
Fabulous archival photographs of Laredo and Webb County. Includes photographs from the Laredo Public Library, and an entire archive of Webb County images.

Search Texas State Genealogical Society Quarterly, Stirpes

The Texas Rangers Hall of Fame and Museum, with research information

Ancestors from Germany
BallinStadt Family Research Center
Research assistance for those whose ancestors came to America via Hamburg, Germany.

Native American Ancestors
Dawes Rolls
Searchable database of Native Americans registered on the Dawes Rolls of the Five Civilized Tribes.

Other Resources
AOL Hispanic Genealogy Group Home Page
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
Kindred Trails: Worldwide Genealogy Resources - Linking the World Together with Roots