Jim Wells County, Texas

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[http://www.co.jim-wells.tx.us/ips/cms Jim Wells County Courthouse]<br> 200 N Almond Street<br> Alice, TX 78332<br> Phone: 361.668.5702&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death, marriage, probate and&nbsp;<br>court records from 1911 and land records from 1848; <br>District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jim Wells County, Texas. Page 667 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br><br>  
 
[http://www.co.jim-wells.tx.us/ips/cms Jim Wells County Courthouse]<br> 200 N Almond Street<br> Alice, TX 78332<br> Phone: 361.668.5702&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth, death, marriage, probate and&nbsp;<br>court records from 1911 and land records from 1848; <br>District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jim Wells County, Texas. Page 667 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref><br><br>  
  
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Adopted by [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txjimwel/ TXGenWeb&nbsp;Jim&nbsp;Wells County]<br>Charlie Ward  
  
== [[Image:Courthouse alice texas.jpg|frame|center]]County Courthouse&nbsp;  ==
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Jim Wells County&nbsp;Courthouse, Alice, TX, circa 1912  
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TEXAS GenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county
 
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Contents

County Courthouse

Jim Wells County Courthouse
200 N Almond Street
Alice, TX 78332
Phone: 361.668.5702 

County Clerk has birth, death, marriage, probate and 
court records from 1911 and land records from 1848;
District Clerk has divorce records[1]

Adopted by TXGenWeb Jim Wells County
Charlie Ward

Courthouse alice texas.jpg
County Courthouse 

Jim Wells County Courthouse, Alice, TX, circa 1912

History

Parent County

1911--Jim Wells County was created 25 March 1911 from Nueces County. County seat: Alice [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Transcriptions of all Jim Wells County cemeteries were started in 2004, by Charlie Ward, a local volunteer. Transcriptions are located at the website and also at Find-A-Grave with photos of all headstones present at the time the walkthrough was completed. There are still a large number of cemeteries to be done.

BillionGraves:

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

  • Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
  • Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]
    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.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers


Web Sites

  • TEXAS GenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county


References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Jim Wells County, Texas. Page 667 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).