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 request to Wise County Historical Society, Inc., 1602 S. Trinity St. Decatur, Texas 76234 or our email address: [email protected].
We provide professional genealogical research at $25 per hour. However, please feel free to contact us for any request, such as obituaries, marriages, deaths, school information, etc. at no cost if we can provide it via email.
You may also purchase an entire family file on a thumb drive for $25 plus $5 postage. Contact us now to find out if your family name is included in our family file list!