Hidalgo County, Texas Records
Hidalgo County, Texas (Map It) was created on January 24, 1852 from Cameron County. This county was named for Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (1753–1811), the priest who raised the call for Mexico's independence from Spain .
Hidalgo County Cities and Towns include Alamo, Alton, Donna, Edcouch, Edinburg, Elsa, Granjeno, Hidalgo, La Joya, La Villa, McAllen, Mercedes, Mission, Palmhurst, Palmview, Penitas, Pharr, Progreso, Progreso Lakes, San Juan, Sullivan City, Weslaco..
A Map of Hidalgo County, Texas contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Hidalgo County, Texas Courthouse Records
Hidalgo County, TX Courthouse
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.
The following dates indicate what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Hidalgo county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- Hidalgo County Clerk has Birth & Death Records from 1903, Marriage Records from 1852, Land Records from 1848, Probate Records from 1852 and Court Records from 1852. The County Clerk's office 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.
- Hidalgo County Tax Assessor-Collector Office is responsible for the the assessment of taxes on each property in the county and collection of that tax
Hidalgo County, Texas Census Records
- Learn More: State of Texas Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- Texas Census Substitute Records: 1820-1890
- U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: 1860
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Hidalgo County, Texas Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Texas Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from 1903 to present.
- Marriage Records: available from the County Clerk
- Divorce Records: available from the Clerk of District Court
- Locations: Texas Department of State Health Services
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth and Death Certificate Applications.
- In Person: Texas Department of State Health Services, 1100 W. 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756; (888) 963-7111 or (512) 458-7111
Hidalgo County, Texas Resources
- Hidalgo County Genealogical Society
- Mcallen Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 4714, Mcallen 78502
- Porciones Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 392, Edinburg 78540
- Hidalgo Co. Records Available on Microfilm
- Hidalgo County, Texas Message Boards
Hidalgo County, Texas External Links
- Texas Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Historical Newspapers from Texas (1813 - 1993)
- Hidalgo County, Texas Books - Amazon
- Hidalgo Co., Texas - FindaGrave
- Texas, Gonzalez de la Garza Genealogy Collection
- Hidalgo Co., Texas Almanac
- Texas county histories : a bibliography
- Hidalgo County History
- Hidalgo County, Texas Links - Cyndi's List
- Hidalgo Co. TXGenweb
- Hidalgo County, Texas Ancestry Database Collections
- Texas General Land Office Map Collection
- Hidalgo County, Texas Military Records