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LaDarla Keith has over 15 years as County Coordinator  --- Sue Tackel has over 5 years  --- Dr. David Pitts has been a helper for most of these years.

WELCOME! My name is La Darla Walker Keith and I started this Wise County Page in 1996 to be sure our county would be represented on the Web. My first ancestors to arrive in Texas came in 1821-23. My Wise County ancestors came later. We will be posting information of historical and genealogical interest on this page. Sue Tackel, David Pitts and I have worked together on most of the projects you will see at this web site. **Please Note** All information posted on this web site is believed to follow copyright guidelines; if anyone discovers otherwise, such material will be removed upon notification. 
WELCOME!
La Darla Walker Keith



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For Help Finding Things or Reporting Errors on These Pages Contact Sue Tackel Sue@WiseCountyTexas.info 
For Help With Genealogy or Finding People Contact David Pitts paw281@sbcglobal.net

Wise County Information 
Some of these pages are updated or corrected nearly every day. 
This page was last updated Mar 21, 2014

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Birth Information

1864-1933 Recorded Births & Birth Certificates Data for 19,202 with 9,500 birth certificates online
1926-1939 Recorded Births Giving Parents Data for 4,221 births
1926-1949 Recorded Births Giving Parents (Some of these years are now online-See Above) 7,964 This data is no longer online because of issues with identity theft. Only births over 75 are public record. Click to request
1950-1995 Recorded Births Giving Only Name & Date 11,729
2000-2013 List of Birth Announcements with Year Only 7,634
Current Wise County Messenger Their web page has announcements back to 2003

Marriage/Divorce

1881-1945 Bride & Groom & Date of Marriage 14,976 Listings
1966-2001 Bride & Groom & Date of Marriage 10,527 Listings
1976-1999 Wedding + Anniversary Clippings from Local Paper 3,408 on list of brides and grooms (images of clippings-most have pictures)
2000-2013 Wedding Announcements from Local Paper 1,979 with complete text (Pictures for 2011-2013)
1968-2001 Divorce & Marriage Dates & Number of Children 5,904 Divorce records

Census

1860-1930 Images of Actual Census Pages LARGE images of all year's pages
1860 All of Wise County Transcribed with Additional Information 3,034 names with index
1870-1910 Indexes of Last Names Only We are working on complete transcriptions
1900 Southwest Corner and East Side of County Transcribed & Indexed 3,294 Names
1910 Only Southwest Corner of County Transcribed & Indexed 1,967 Names
1920 All of Wise County Transcribed & Indexed 23,117 Names
1930 All of Wise County Transcribed & Indexed 19,202 Names (population was less)
1940 All of Wise County Transcribed & Indexed 19,406 Names with active links to images of original handwritten census pages.
Schools & Yearbooks
1800s-1970 Old School Pictures Many pictures of school buildings and class pictures
1902-1970 Annuals/Yearbooks >5,000 Pages now scanned and indexed
Military Information
1861-1865 Civil War Veterans Buried in Wise County >500 With Information about Service
1861-1865 Confederate Pension Applications 571 on List of Applications for Wise County
1914-1918 World War I Discharge Papers 477 Images Online
1940-1945 Lost Battalion Memorial Listing of Members Mustered at Jacksboro
1958 Air Crash Over Bridgeport 18 Servicemen Killed

Property

1855-1984 Wise County Land Grants >2,000 List with Names and Dates
1850's-1897 Indexes of Wise County Recorded Deeds 441 Images of Index Pages 
1900's Probate Records 5,376 on List of Estates

Miscellaneous

1887-1889 Wise County Voter Registration List of 300 Voters Giving Precinct, Where They Came From, and Length of Residence 
1910-1975 Most after 1940 The Bridgeport Index Newspaper 15,377 Images of Whole Pages Online-
With Indexes of Names
1907-1912 Medical Licenses Filed in Wise County 75 Images Online

Many Wise County Family Histories

Old Family Pictures
(Please send in if you would like yours posted)

Cemeteries
1850's-2014 Headstone Pictures & Information >30,000 Headstones, >40,000 headstone pictures
2002/2014 Cemetery Location & Information 101 Cemeteries with maps, pictures and layout
  Civil War Veterans Buried in Wise County List of Civil War Vets buried in each cemetery
2000-2014 Cemetery Survey Methods Steps and materials we use
Death Records
1903-1966 Death Certificates 7,904 Certificates Online
1915-2001 Funeral Home Records >19,000 Images Online
1910-2013 Obituaries From Local Newspapers
(Now All Indexed Together In One Place)
20,504 Images of Newspaper Clippings and Text
2000-2013 Obituaries From The Wise County Messenger 7,247 Complete Text Online (Pictures for 2004-2013)
2013 Wise County Messenger Recent obituaries from the local newspapers
Bridgeport Index
Hawkins Funeral Home Recent obituaries from the local funeral homes
Jones Family Funeral Home
1903-1939 Recorded Deaths 3,724 on List
1964-1999 Recorded Deaths 5,704 on List
Things we have about Neighboring Counties
Montague New Harp Cemetery 290 Listed with Headstone Pictures Available for Email
Montague Lake Valley Cemetery 20 Pictures of headstones

Click on the red names of neighboring counties in the Wise County map below to go to those TXGenWeb pages


GENERAL INTEREST

SOME EARLY WISE CO. FAMILIES

1906 OLD TIMERS REUNION

CEMETERY LADIES STORY PART 1 PART TWO WITH PICTURES

OLD PICTURES

MYSTERY PICTURES

HUFF FAMILY MASSACRE

PROBATE FILES

WALKER CLAN 1987

WEB PAGE CC BIO

WPA LIFE HISTORIES LINK

WOODY AND SOME RELATED FAMILIES

BOYD PICTURES & WOODY CABIN

SOME LOCAL AUTHORS

SOME LIST MEMBERS FILES

MISC PICTURES AND REUNIONS

CLASSES OF 1950-60 BRIDGEPORT REUNION

TOWNS

HISTORICAL SITES

WISE FACTS

CIVIL WAR

SCHOOLS with many pictures


DEE'S " McGee Pictures"

DEE'S "Ferguson Pictures"

NEIGHBOR & OTHER LINKS

Wise County Historical Society

BRIDGEPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

PARADISE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

County Clerk
Sherry Lemon

P.O. Box 359
Decatur, Texas 76234
940-627-3351
940-627-2697 (Fax)
countyclerk@co.wise.tx.us


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