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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties W|Counties W]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Wood County''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Genealogy|Texas]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Texas Counties W|Counties W]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Wood County''  
  
Guide to '''Wood County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
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Guide to '''Wood County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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{{Click|Image:TX_ORP.png|Texas Online Genealogy Records|left}}<br>
  
Adopted by [http://www.txgenweb2.org/txwood/ Betty Miller] and [http://www.txgenweb2.org/txwood/ Betty Phillips]
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Wood County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption TXGenWeb
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| county_map = Tx-wood.png
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| state = Texas
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| founded year = 1850
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| founded date = 5 February
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| seat = Quitman
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| building image = TexasWoodCourthouse.jpg
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| building address = Wood County Courthouse<br>PO Box 338<br>Quitman, TX 75783-0338}}
  
<br> <br> {{Adoption TXGenWeb}}
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== County Information ==
  
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
 
[http://www.mywoodcounty.com/ Wood County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 338<br> Quitman, TX 75783-0338<br> Phone: 903.763.2711&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records&nbsp;Clerk has birth <br>and death records from 1903, marriage,land and probate <br>records from 1879, cemetery and court records, military<br> records from 1918; District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wood County, Texas. Page 676 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>  
 
[http://www.mywoodcounty.com/ Wood County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 338<br> Quitman, TX 75783-0338<br> Phone: 903.763.2711&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has birth and death records&nbsp;Clerk has birth <br>and death records from 1903, marriage,land and probate <br>records from 1879, cemetery and court records, military<br> records from 1918; District Clerk has divorce records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wood County, Texas. Page 676 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref> <br>  
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'''County Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 1796<br>Quitman 75783<br>Phone: 903-763-2711<br>Fax: 903-763-5641
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'''District Clerk'''
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P.O. Box 1707<br>Quitman 75783<br>Phone: 903-763-2361<br>
  
 
Wood County has had four courthouses. They were built in 1851, 1854, 1883 and 1925, the current courthouse.  
 
Wood County has had four courthouses. They were built in 1851, 1854, 1883 and 1925, the current courthouse.  
  
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==== Wood County Record Dates ==== 
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<center>'''Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Birth]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Marriage]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Vital_Records|Death]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Census|Census]]'''
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | [[#Land|'''Land''']]
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| width="16.6%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[#Probate|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1903
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1879
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1860
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1878
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| width="16.6%" align="center" |1878
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
The area was originally Caddo Indian country. The first settler arrived in 1824, the first school opened in 1852 and the first newspaper was published in 1845.  
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'''1824, 1852, 1845''' The area was originally Caddo Indian country. The first settler arrived in 1824, the first school opened in 1852 and the first newspaper was published in 1845.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1850--'''Wood County was created 5 February 1850 from [[Van Zandt County, Texas|Van Zandt]] County. '''County seat:''' Quitman <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1850--'''Wood County was created 5 February 1850 from [[Van Zandt County, Texas Genealogy|Van Zandt]] County.<br>
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*'''County seat:''' Quitman <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
'''1870'''--A western section of Wood County was used to form the new Rains County. <ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Wood County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcw15</ref>  
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'''1870--'''A western section of Wood County was used to form the new Rains County. <ref>Handbook of Texas Online: Wood County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcw15</ref>  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1878--'''Courthouse and all county records were destroyed by fire in December 1878.  
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'''1878--'''Courthouse and all county records were destroyed by fire in December 1878.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog'''
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Wood, Mineola|place|disp=Mineola}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Wood, Quitman|place|disp=Quitman}}
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*{{FHL|United States, Texas, Wood, Winnsboro|place|disp=Winnsboro}}
  
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
*[[Camp County, Texas|Camp]]  
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[[Camp County, Texas Genealogy|Camp]] {{•}} [[Franklin County, Texas Genealogy|Franklin]] {{•}} [[Hopkins County, Texas Genealogy|Hopkins]] {{•}} [[Rains County, Texas Genealogy|Rains]] {{•}} [[Smith County, Texas Genealogy|Smith]] {{•}} [[Upshur County, Texas Genealogy|Upshur]] {{•}} [[Van Zandt County, Texas Genealogy|Van Zandt]]  
*[[Franklin County, Texas|Franklin]]  
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<center>{{TX Wood  County, Texas Clickable Neighbors}}</center>
*[[Hopkins County, Texas|Hopkins]]  
 
*[[Rains County, Texas|Rains]]  
 
*[[Smith County, Texas|Smith]]  
 
*[[Upshur County, Texas|Upshur]]  
 
*[[Van Zandt County, Texas|Van Zandt]]
 
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" | '''Online Grave Transcripts'''
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| width="31%" bgcolor="#dbbff7" align="center" | '''Published Grave Transcripts'''
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| bgcolor="#dbeadc" align="center" | '''County Cemetery Directories'''
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | {{FHL|443528|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=46&CScnty=2769 Findagrave.com ]
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[http://www.interment.net/us/tx/index.htm Interment.net]
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| bgcolor="#eddffb" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Cemeteries%2C+Wood+County%2C+Texas WorldCat]
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/CemeteryList.aspx Names in Stone]
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[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html USGenWeb]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery=undefined&action=search_cemetery Billion Graves ]
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[http://billiongraves.com/pages/search/index.php#cemetery Billion Graves]
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[http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Wood/ListWood.html Cemeteries of Texas]<br>
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[http://www.namesinstone.com/Default.aspx Names in Stone]
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| colspan="3" | See [[Texas Cemeteries|Texas Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Census ====
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{TX Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== Land ====
{{TX Land}}
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{{TX Land}}  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site  
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[[Image:Txwood.jpg|400px|Txwood.jpg]] <br> <br>
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*[http://www.historygeo.com/search/ Texas Land Survey Maps for {{PAGENAME}}] (land patent maps) at HistoryGeo.com ($). Free surname search.
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1838 - 1900'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2059 Texas Muster Roll Index Cards 1838-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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=====Mexican-American War=====
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*'''1845 - 1848'''  [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2058 US American Volunteer Soldiers Mexican War 1845-1848] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index '''$'''
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=====Civil War=====
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932381|Texas, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932425|Texas, Civil War Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}  
 
{{TX Probate Intro}}  
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1800 – 1990''' {{RecordSearch|2016287|Texas Probate Records}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — images
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*'''1800 – 2000''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2115 Texas Wills and Probate Records] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — index and images $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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===== Birth  =====
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>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.
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''Online Birth Indexes and Records''
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*'''1840-1981''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1681015 Texas, Births and Christenings, 1840-1981] - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903-1935''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1803956 Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935] (images and index) - FamilySearch<br>
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*'''1903-1997''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1949342 Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997&nbsp;] (index)-&nbsp; FamilySearch<br>
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===== Marriage  =====
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''Online Marriage Indexes and Records''
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*'''1814-1909 and 1966-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8795 Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
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*'''1837-1973''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1681052 Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973&nbsp;]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
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*'''1837-1977''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=60183 Texas Select County Marriage Index 1837-1977] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] index $
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*'''1837-1977''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1803987 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 ]&nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch records collection''<br>''
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*'''1966-2010''' [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/2031191 Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010]&nbsp; &nbsp;- &nbsp;FamilySearch record collection
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===== Death  =====
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''Online Death Indexes and Records''&nbsp;
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*'''1890-1976''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1320964 Texas Death Records 1890 – 1976 [with images]]<br>Name index and images of statewide death certificates, 1890-1976. The name index has been created by Family Search and is tied to images of the Texas death certificates. Few certificates are available prior to 1903.  
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*'''1903-1973''' {{RecordSearch|1681049|Texas Deaths and Burials 1903-1973}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1903-1982''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2272 Texas Death Certificates 1903-1982] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images $
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*'''1964-1998''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599 Texas Death Index 1964 to 1998] [no images] Name index to Texas Statewide Death Certificates or four million people who have died since 1964.
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===== Divorce  =====
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*'''1968-2005''' [http://www.hiddenancestors.com/Texas/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968 - 2005]&nbsp; (index)&nbsp; -&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*'''1968-2010''' {{RecordSearch|2038378|Texas Divorce Index 1968-2010}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
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*'''1968-2011''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8794 Texas Divorces 1968-2011] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index $
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
[http://www.ophgr.com OPHGR] Organization for the Preservation of Historical and Genealogical Records, Canton, TX<br>[mailto:pvinson47@aol.com P. Vinson], President;&nbsp;&nbsp; [mailto:ophgr1@gmail.com email] &nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.ophgr.com Website]  
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'''Wood County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 832<br> Quitman 75783<br><br>
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'''The Genealogy Research Room of the Wood County'''<br>Quitman Public Library<br> 202 E. Goode Street<br> Quitman, Texas<br>Telephone Number: 903-763-4191<br><br>
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Society Mailing Address<br> P.O. Box 832<br> Quitman, Texas 75783<br><br>
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E-mail:[mailto:wcgstx@gmail.com wcgstx@gmail.com]<br>
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Society Facebook Page Link: Wood County Texas Genealogy Research Community
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Wood County Texas Web site: [http://woodtxgene.com/contact-us/]
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<br> [http://www.ophgr.com OPHGR] Organization for the Preservation of Historical and Genealogical Records, Canton, TX<br>[mailto:pvinson47@aol.com P. Vinson], President;&nbsp;&nbsp; [mailto:ophgr1@gmail.com email] &nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.ophgr.com Website]  
  
 
These folks go to county courthouses, churches and other places where old documents and records are housed. They either scan the very old records with their oversized scanner or they transcribe those old documents and then publish them as books. Membership is $10.00/year if you have an email address and you get their Newsletter sent to you quarterly. Visit their web site for Publication Listings as well as membership information.  
 
These folks go to county courthouses, churches and other places where old documents and records are housed. They either scan the very old records with their oversized scanner or they transcribe those old documents and then publish them as books. Membership is $10.00/year if you have an email address and you get their Newsletter sent to you quarterly. Visit their web site for Publication Listings as well as membership information.  
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They also host several workshops during the year. Topics include: Beginning Researcher, Internet Research, Beginner Computer Help as well as Native American/Melungeon/African American Research. <br>  
 
They also host several workshops during the year. Topics include: Beginning Researcher, Internet Research, Beginner Computer Help as well as Native American/Melungeon/African American Research. <br>  
  
== Web Sites ==
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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== Websites ==
  
*[http://www.bettyphillips.net/ Betty's World] Genealogical information on Betty's Families of Abney, Boxley, Bradberry, Breazeale, Brown, Carter, Middleton, Norman, Pickens, Phillips, Stone, Summers, Tinsley, Wade, Wills/Wells, and General Andrew Pickens.
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*[http://txgenweb.org/ TXGenWeb project]. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select&nbsp;the county.  
*[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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*{{FHL|Texas Wood|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} — The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications)  This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.
*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Wood|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
  
 
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Guide to Wood County Texas ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Founded 5 February, 1850
County Seat Quitman
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PO Box 338
Quitman, TX 75783-0338
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County Information

County Courthouse

Wood County Courthouse
PO Box 338
Quitman, TX 75783-0338
Phone: 903.763.2711 

County Clerk has birth and death records Clerk has birth
and death records from 1903, marriage,land and probate
records from 1879, cemetery and court records, military
records from 1918; District Clerk has divorce records[1]

County Clerk

P.O. Box 1796
Quitman 75783
Phone: 903-763-2711
Fax: 903-763-5641

District Clerk

P.O. Box 1707
Quitman 75783
Phone: 903-763-2361

Wood County has had four courthouses. They were built in 1851, 1854, 1883 and 1925, the current courthouse.

Wood County Record Dates

Beginning Dates for Major County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1903 1879 1860 1878 1878


History

1824, 1852, 1845 The area was originally Caddo Indian country. The first settler arrived in 1824, the first school opened in 1852 and the first newspaper was published in 1845.

Parent County

1850--Wood County was created 5 February 1850 from Van Zandt County.

  • County seat: Quitman [2]

Boundary Changes

1870--A western section of Wood County was used to form the new Rains County. [3]

Record Loss

1878--Courthouse and all county records were destroyed by fire in December 1878.

Places / Localities

Town/city records in the FamilySearch Catalog

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Camp  • Franklin  • Hopkins  • Rains  • Smith  • Upshur  • Van Zandt

Hopkins CountyRain CountyFranklin CountyWood CountyTitus CountyCamp CountyUpshur CountyVan Zandt CountySmith CountyGregg CountyTX WOOD.JPG
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Resources

Cemeteries

Cemetery records often reveal birth, marriage, death, relationship, military, and religious information.

Online Grave Transcripts Published Grave Transcripts County Cemetery Directories

Findagrave.com

Family History Library

Findagrave.com

Interment.net

WorldCat

Names in Stone

USGenWeb


Billion Graves

Billion Graves


Cemeteries of Texas



Names in Stone



See Texas Cemeteries for more information.

Census

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death/burial date and place. For general information about Texas denominations, view the Texas Church Records wiki page.


Court

Land

After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions, including deeds and mortgages, have been recorded by the county. You can obtain copies of these land records by writing to the county clerk at the county courthouse. For more information, see Texas Land and Property.

The FamilySearch Catalog lists microfilm copies of deeds, trust deeds, and mortgages of many counties.


Local Histories

Local histories are available for Wood County, Texas Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Texas Local Histories.

  • Wood County, 1850–1900, 1976, by the Wood County Historical Society.An overview of Wood County, Texas from roughly 1850 to 1900, includes historical sketches of various aspects of life in the county as well as anecdotes. Genealogical information and documentation are also included for pioneer families in the area.  Read the book on line from The Portal to Texas History.
  • History of Mineola, Texas; "Gateway to the Pines", 1973 by Lucille Jones. Read the book online from The Portal to Texas History.
  • Wood County History from The Handbook of Texas Online.

Maps

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Military

Mexican-American War
Civil War

Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Wood County, Texas Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

TX Newspaper Abstracts (For instructions see WorldCat Online Catalog).

Probate

Probate records of Texas have been kept by the probate clerk in each county courthouse. You can obtain copies of the records from the clerk's office. In most counties, all information pertaining to a probate case is recorded in the "probate minutes."

Content: Probate Records may give the decedent's date of death, names of his or her spouse, children, parents, siblings, in-laws, neighbors, associates, relatives, and their places of residence.

Record types: Wills, estates, guardianships, naturalizations, marriage, adoption, and birth and death records.

See the Wiki page Texas Probate Records for information about how to use probate records.

Online Probate Records

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth

Online Birth Indexes and Records

Marriage

Online Marriage Indexes and Records

Death

Online Death Indexes and Records 

Divorce

Societies and Libraries

Wood County Genealogical Society
PO Box 832
Quitman 75783

The Genealogy Research Room of the Wood County
Quitman Public Library
202 E. Goode Street
Quitman, Texas
Telephone Number: 903-763-4191

Society Mailing Address
P.O. Box 832
Quitman, Texas 75783

E-mail:wcgstx@gmail.com

Society Facebook Page Link: Wood County Texas Genealogy Research Community

Wood County Texas Web site: [1]


OPHGR Organization for the Preservation of Historical and Genealogical Records, Canton, TX
P. Vinson, President;   email    Website

These folks go to county courthouses, churches and other places where old documents and records are housed. They either scan the very old records with their oversized scanner or they transcribe those old documents and then publish them as books. Membership is $10.00/year if you have an email address and you get their Newsletter sent to you quarterly. Visit their web site for Publication Listings as well as membership information.

They also host several workshops during the year. Topics include: Beginning Researcher, Internet Research, Beginner Computer Help as well as Native American/Melungeon/African American Research.

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.


Websites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • FamilySearch Catalog — The catalog is genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) This catalog is different than the indexed Historical Records.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wood County, Texas. Page 676 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).
  3. Handbook of Texas Online: Wood County http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hcw15