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South Plains Genealogical Society       since 1961


This page was last updated on February 10, 2013

To contact us:



P.O. Box 6607

Lubbock, TX 79493-6607
806 775-3106



The genealogy and family history collection is located in the northeast corner of the Mahon building of the Lubbock Public Library at 1306 9th Street in Lubbock, Texas. The genealogy section contains over 10,000 reference books, 500 rolls of microfilm, and 600 computer disks. Books are arranged in alphabetic order from State to State and County to County. Refer to the library map to see where each section starts.


Library volunteer assistants may be available from 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm on weekdays. Call 806-775-3106 to check if a volunteer is available. If you need further assistance please call and leave a detailed message or email Library Edition is now available at all Lubbock Public Library locations. This is an in library service. Bring your library card to logon.



Quick Links to Our Collections

Lubbock Library Catalogs

 Newest Library Books Added to Library

 Lubbock Public Library Catalog Search

 Surname Listing of Family History Books

 Texas Tech University Catalog Search

 Lubbock & Surrounding County Microfilm

 Southwest Collections Library Catalog

 Compact Discs Collection


 SPGS Surname Research Book 2008


 Index for Texas Journals


 Printable Version of Library Map




SPGS: City of Lubbock Cemetery Book 1892-2002 Index









Texas Death Records

Texas Death Records for 1890 to 1976 can be found at Click the link below:;p=collectionDetails;t=searchable





Obituary Look-Up Request

SPGS will do obituary lookups from the Lubbock Avalanche Journal newspaper (1926 to 1997). Obituaries from 1998 to the present can be found online at the Lubbock-Avalanche Journal. Use the search engine on their page. We set a maximum of 3 obituary look-ups per request with the first one costing $10 and each one after that at $5. Please email your request with the name of the deceased, date of death and or burial, and any other family members names and relationships. If you want the obit mailed please give us your full name and mailing address. An acknowledgement of your email request will be sent within 7 days. Click here to email your request. Please do not contact the personnel at the Mahon library with your request.