Jim Wells County, Texas Genealogy

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County Courthouse 

Jim Wells County Courthouse, Alice, TX, circa 1912


Parent County

1911--Jim Wells County was created 25 March 1911 from Nueces County. County seat: Alice [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties



Transcriptions of all Jim Wells County cemeteries were started in 2004, by Charlie Ward, a local volunteer. Transcriptions are located at the website and also at Find-A-Grave with photos of all headstones present at the time the walkthrough was completed. There are still a large number of cemeteries to be done.




Local Histories


Texas Counties Map. Click on the county to go to the Texas Genweb site





Vital Records

  • 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

Web Sites

  • TEXAS GenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).