Courthouse -

Located in downtown Big Spring on Main St. (between 3rd & 4th streets).
Write to:  County Clerk-Howard County Courthouse
P.O. Box 1468
Big Spring, Texas 79721

Birth certificates: certified copies@ $23.00
Death certificates: certified copies@ $ 21.00
Marriage License copies @  $ 6.00    


Funeral Homes -

Myers & Smith Funeral Home & Chapel 


301 East 24th Street

Big Spring, TX   79720

Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home 

915-267-6331;  800-284-2141

906 Gregg Street

Big Spring, TX    79720

Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home 

906 South Gregg Street

Big Spring, TX 79720


Genealogical Society - 



Meets 1st Thursday of the month @7:00pm-Library
500 Main St. , Big  Spring, Texas 79720 
Dues: Individual $10.00 per year   


Howard County-Dora Roberts Public Library

500 S.  Main St.
Big Spring, TX. 79720

Reference Desk: 915-264-2262

Fax:  915-264-2263  (email address of Hollis McCright, Director of Library)

Census records, newspapers on microfilm, and an extensive Genealogy Library.


The Library has the Big Spring Herald on microfilm, from 1901 when it was called The Enterprise.  They will copy obituaries from this microfilm and mail to you if you can provide exact death date.  The obituaries are not indexed so the date is necessary as otherwise it would take hours to search through all of the papers.

Provide them with - Name of Deceased

                                  Date of Death

                                  Stamped, Self Addressed Envelope

Fees - Research, $10/hour with a one hour minimum;  50 cents per copy - Research & copy fees must be prepaid.

Texas State Library & Archives Commission 

Howard County Records Available on Microfilm through LDS - View List

Local Information

Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce

City of Big Spring

Big Spring Community Development Website - Includes A Slide Show of the Area


Heritage Museum of Big Spring


Big Spring Herald

710 Scurry St.
Big Spring, Texas 79721
First issue: Oct. 7, 1904


Abilene Reporter-News Online


(includes obits for Big Spring)

Abilene Reporter-News, 100 Cypress Street

Abilene, Texas 79601

Main number: (915) 673-4271 or (800) 588-6397

Fax: (915) 673-1901
First issue: March 15, 1881


Other Helpful Resources -

Daughters of the Republic of Texas

Family History Online - BYU

History of the Lone Star State - Texas

Texas Almanac

Texas General  Land Office - Archives

Texas Historical Commission

Texas Peace Officers Memorial




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Compilation Copyright 2003-Present

By Linda Blum-Barton

This page was last updated on -11/09/2014