Texas Genealogy Trails

Genealogy Trails History Group

Welcome to Ector County Texas Genealogy Trails!

Volunteers dedicated to putting free data online

line

Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by
transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the
free use of all researchers
.

line
This Ector County Website
is available for adoption.

line

If you have a love for history, a desire to help others, and basic web-authoring skills, consider joining us! If hosting isn't for you, we can use your help in other ways.
Get the details on our
Volunteer Page.
[A desire to transcribe data and knowledge of how to make a basic webpage is required.]

line

We regret that we are unable to
perform personal research for anybody.

line

Ector County

The county was named for Mathew D. Ector, a Confederate general and Texas jurist.  Ector County was marked off in 1887 from land previously assigned to Tom Green County, and was attached to Midland, Crane, and Upton counties for judicial purposes.
As early as 1881 promoters of the Texas and Pacific Railway encouraged immigration by offering to haul farm machinery and household goods for prospective settlers at no charge; they ignored the limited rainfall and predicted a splendid agricultural potential for the area. During the late 1880s and in the 1890s settlers began to trickle in.

In 1890 the census enumerated 224 residents, and in 1891 Ector County was formally organized, with Odessa, the largest town, designated as the county seat.

Cities, Towns and Populated Areas

* Gardendale * Goldsmith * Odessa *  West Odessa * Penwell * Notrees * 


Check your attics!
Dust off your family scrapbooks!
We're looking for DATA for this site!!!


If you are interested in adding your families' information to this website,
Email Us.
We'll be happy to help your families' obituaries, news items and other historical data find a home here
at Texas Genealogy Trails, where it will remain free for all to view.


Ector County Online Data


Biographies

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Family Bibles and Records

Marriage Records

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Dec 2014: Mil: Vietnam War Casualties, Korean War Casualties; WW2 Army Honor Roll
Obit: LANSFORD - Transcribed by MKK
Obit: MILLWOOD - Transcribed by Gene Phillips
Obit: HAWLEY - Transcribed by Bobbie Dobbins Title

line

SEARCH OUR SITES


Submit an Obituary to Us

for any of our county sites.

line

Join our Genealogy Trails Southwestern States  Mailing List
to get email notices when our county sites are updated.

For the Southwestern States of :
Texas -- New Mexico -- Oklahoma -- Nevada -- Arizona

line
 

Texas Genealogy Trails
TEXAS GENEALOGY TRAILS
State Site

Surrounding Counties 

  • Andrews County (north)
  • Midland County (east)
  • Upton County (southeast)
  • Crane County (south)
  • Ward County (southwest)
  • Winkler County (west)

    Click here to select another county

  • Genealogy Trails History Group
    Visit the national site of
    GENEALOGY TRAILS

    All data on this website is  Copyright by Genealogy Trails with full rights reserved for original submitters.
    All Rights Reserved