Home Projects At The Museum History Of The Museum Wise County Historical Society Wise County Historical Commission Current Exhibits Upcoming Events County Historical Sites Gift Store Membership and Support Frequently Asked Questions Related Links Contact Us Photo Gallery
Archive Room

Genealogy or Historical

  Genealogy, also known as family history, is the study of families and the tracing of their lineages and history.  Genealogists use oral traditions, historical records, genetic analysis, and other records to obtain information about a family and to demostrate kinship and pedigrees of its members.  The results are often displayed in charts or written as narratives.

  The pursuit of family history tends to be shaped by several motivations, including the desire to carve out a place for one's family in the larger historical picture, a sense of responsibility to perserve the past for future generations, and a sense of self-satisfaction in accurate storytelling.

Research Wise County History for towns and communities that are gone but not forgotten.  If you have a family, town, or community that you would like  the Historical Society to research, you may send the query to Wise County Historical Society, Inc.,  P.O. Box 427  Decatur, Texas 76234 or our email address: wisemuseum@embarqmail.com.  The museum offers a research service  where you may come and do  research yourself.