Ector County, Texas Genealogy & History



Death Index from the TXGenWeb Archives.

1969 1973 1977 1981
1970 1974 1978 1982
1971 1975 1979 1983
1972 1976 1980 1984

Ector County Death Records from the Texas Death Index 1964-1998, compiled by Charlene Beauchamp.

Ector County Index to Probates 1891-1949; similar index from the USGenWeb archives.

Ector County Death Records 1903-1970 available on microfilm. 

Ector County Death Index to Microfilmed Records, complied by Charlene Beauchamp

Notrees, Texas Deaths 1967-2002

Ector County Death Certificates, 1909-1965 online at  This is a subscription service.  For free, you can check to see if they have the birth certificate you're looking for, you just won't be able to view the certificate. But, you can then see if you can find a volunteer to get the certificate for you.

How to Get A Copy of a Death Record from the Ector County Clerk's Office.

Texas Obituaries and Death Notices at

Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.

Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by FamilySearch and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.

Texas Deaths and Burials, 1903-1973 Name index to death and burial records from the state of Texas. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains 274,258 records. Due to privacy laws, recent records may not be displayed. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.

Social Security Death Index (SSDI)

Database of death records from the Social Security Administration. Most persons who have died since 1962 whose death has been reported to the SSA are listed in the SSDI. For most years since 1973, the SSDI includes 93%-96% of deaths of individuals aged 65 or older.  Data includes:  Name, data of birth, month & year of death, social security number, state where SSN was issued and last place of residence.  More information

Search the Social security Death Index at Genealogy Bank  Updated weekly.  Free, but you need to register (create a username and password).

Search the Social Security Death Index at Footnote - Free - interactive SSDI.  You'll be able to add a photograph and information to the record.