Wise County, Texas Genealogy
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The first white settler arrived in 1854 and the first public school opened in 1855.
1881--Courthouse and many county records were destroyed by fire.
Places / Localities
Wise County Genealogy Research Resources
|1864-1933||Recorded Births & Birth Certificates||Data of 19,202 births with 9,500 certificates online.|
|1926-2009||Birth Statistics and Announcements||No longer online. Sent on request.|
|Recent||Wise County Messenger Newspaper||Birth announcements online|
|1881-1945||Bride & Groom & Date of Marriage||14,976 Listings|
|1966-2001||Bride & Groom & Date of Marriage||10,527 Listings|
|2000-2009||Wedding Announcements from The Wise County Messenger Newspaper||1,520 With Complete Text|
|1968-2001||Divorces With Marriage Dates & Number of Children||5,904 Records|
|1860-1930||Images of Actual Census Pages||LARGE images of all year's pages|
|1860-1910||Indexes of Last Names Only|
|1900&1910||Transcriptions & Index of Names||Southwest corner of Wise County only|
|1920||All of Wise County Transcribed with Additional Information||23,117 names with index|
|1930||All of Wise County Transcribed with Additional Information||19,202 names with index (population was less)|
|1910-1975||Bridgeport Index Newspaper||15,377 images of pages with names indexed|
Alphabetical listing of all headstones with pictures - http://www.wisecountytexas.info/cemeteries/headstone%20info.htm
Maps and information about all 101 Wise County cemeteries - http://www.wisecountytexas.info/cemeteries/cem_info.htm
Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998 [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
Texas 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
TEXAS GenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).