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South Plains Genealogical Society   —    since 1961


This page was last updated on February 10, 2013

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P.O. Box 6607

Lubbock, TX 79493-6607
806 775-3106


Publications                           Order Form

SPGS has published numerous books containing local genealogical and historical data.  A listing of current publications available for sale and past publications are available here.  The price includes shipping and handling, and publications will be shipped Parcel Post.  Fill out the order form and return payment to South Plains Genealogical Society, Inc.  Thank you for your order

SPGS members benefit from an extra 10% discount from posted price.

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The IOA Ranch:  A Dream that Disappeared


The IOA Ranch covered the southern half of Lubbock County from 1884 to 1901.  Many of the first settlers of Lubbock worked on the ranch and became an important part of the development of the city and county.


SKU/Item Number: 200901         Price: $30.00




Stories on Stone:  Lubbock County Civil War Veterans


A genealogical compilation on Lubbock County Civil War Veterans from cemetery records, pension applications, census records, family records, and other to tell the story of Civil War Veterans of Lubbock County.


SKU/Item Number: 200803         Price: $45.00




Lubbock County Marriages & Obituaries, 1896-1920


Abstractions of wedding and obituary announcements from early Lubbock newspaper found on microfilm from the Mahon Public Library.  This book is a “census” of early settlers for the city and county of Lubbock.


SKU/Item Number: 200802         Price: $25.00




Abstracts of Early Court Records of Lubbock County, Texas in Three Parts


Abstracts of early court records found at the Lubbock County Court House from Drawers 1-34 in the County Clerk Archives.  This includes records from 1890 to 1909 completed in three parts with each part indexed separately


SKU/Item Number: 200801         Price: $15.00




The Battle of Yellow House Canyon March 18, 1877-Buffalo Hunters & Bad Guys


The murder of Marshall Sewell ended into a 10 hour battle on March 18, 1877 of 300 Indians and 47 buffalo hunters and what happened to the buffalo hunters after that date.


SKU/Item Number: 200701         Price: $25.00




City of Lubbock Cemetery 1892—2002


An indexing of over 26,000 names and tombstones from 1892 to 2002 in the active City of Lubbock Cemetery.  A listing of names from the book are on the research page of this website.  This book is also available on CD.


SKU/Item Number: 200601             Book    Price: $80.00

KU/Item Number: 200601CD          CD       Price: $40.00




Lubbock County:  Then and Now


Location of the early communities in Lubbock County, with information on the communities plus some of the people living there.


SKU/Item Number: 200501         Price: $25.00




Early Lubbock Newspapers 1896—1903 and Remembrances


Recording of early history of Lubbock County formed from newspaper abstractions of local papers in the area from 1896 to 1903


SKU/Item Number: 200401         Price: $25.00




Early Lubbock Avalanche “Local Siftings” 1908—1909


Abstraction of the column “Local Siftings” written by the Editor, J. J. Dillard in the Avalanche newspaper from 1908 to 1909.


SKU/Item Number: 200402         Price: $25.00




Lubbock County Property Tax 1879—1910, 1917


The tax rolls of 1879 to 1910 and 1917 of Lubbock County along with the Poll Tax rolls of 1903 and 1904.  Includes an indexing of Surnames to the tax rolls.


SKU/Item Number: 199101         Price: $35.00




Early Lubbock Newspapers 1891—1910


Abstractions from early copies of the Avalanche Newspaper and the Lubbock Leader from 1891 to 1910


SKU/Item Number: 199102         Price: $25.00




Marriages 1891—1915


A chronological listing of marriages in Lubbock County from 1891 to 1915 plus an indexing of brides and grooms.


SKU/Item Number: 199402         Price: $21.00




Lubbock County Census 1880, 1900, 1910


A complete listing of the 1880, 1900, and 1910 Census for Lubbock County from the microfilm US Federal Census taken from those years, along with a City Census developed from the 1920 Census.


SKU/Item Number: 199103         Price: $40.00




Surname Research Directory - October 1994


South Plains Genealogical Society complied a list of surnames being researched by its members in 1994.


SKU/Item Number: 199401       Out of Print