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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]] Wilson County'' <br>
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Guide to '''Wilson County Texas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{TXDC}}
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Wilson County
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| adoption_sign = Adoption Hidden Ancestors
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| county_map = Tx-wilson.png
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| state = Texas
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| state_map = Texas.png
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| founded year = 1860
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| founded date = February 13
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| seat wl = Floresville
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}}
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== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.wilson.tx.us/ips/cms Wilson County Courthouse]<br> PO Box 27<br> Floresville, TX 78114<br> Phone: 830.393.7308&nbsp;<br><br>County&nbsp;Clerk has birth and death&nbsp;records from 1903, <br>marriage records from 1860, probate records from 1862, <br>court records from 1876 and land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wilson County, Texas. Page 676 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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The county was unofficially renamed Cibolo in 1869, but the name was never officially adopted. The first settlement began before 1830 when Francisco Flores de Abreyo established his hacienda in the area near present-day Floresville.  
 
The county was unofficially renamed Cibolo in 1869, but the name was never officially adopted. The first settlement began before 1830 when Francisco Flores de Abreyo established his hacienda in the area near present-day Floresville.  
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
'''1860--'''Wilson County was created and organized 13 February 1860 from Bexar and Karnes Counties. '''County seat:''' Floresville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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'''1860--'''Wilson County was created and organized 13 February 1860 from [[Bexar County, Texas|Bexar]] and [[Karnes County, Texas|Karnes]] Counties. '''County seat:''' Floresville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Wilson County [http://www.genealogyinc.com/texas/maps/ border changes].
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Atascosa County, Texas|Atascosa]]
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*[[Bexar County, Texas|Bexar]]
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*[[Gonzales County, Texas|Gonzales]]
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*[[Guadalupe County, Texas|Guadalupe]]
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*[[Karnes County, Texas|Karnes]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://hometownchronicles.com/tx/wilson/cems.htm Wilson County Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Cemetery listing with notes
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/texas/texas.html Tombstone Transcription Project] ~ Partial transcription of cemetery tombstones ~ USGenWeb
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*[http://www.historictexas.net/cemeteries/1-countytables.htm Texas Historic Cemeteries] ~ Partial indexes to historic cemeteries
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]&nbsp;~ Partial index/transcriptions of African American cemeteries
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*[http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS/Grave_Thoughts/TexasCemeteries.htm Texas Escapes] Listing of Texas cemeteries with transcriptions and lots of pictures.
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/texas.htm Texas Christian Church Directory ]~ ChurchAngel
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*[http://www.dioceseofbmt.org/parishes/index.html Catholic Parishes in Texas]
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{TX County Histories}}
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*[http://hometownchronicles.com/tx/wilson/bio-chamberse.htm Chambers, Edward]
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*[http://hometownchronicles.com/tx/wilson/bio-chancejb.htm Chance, Joseph Bell]
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*[http://hometownchronicles.com/tx/wilson/bio-crudupr.htm Crudup, Robert]
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*[http://hometownchronicles.com/tx/wilson/bio-hendersonjw.htm Henderson, James Wilson]
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*[http://hometownchronicles.com/tx/wilson/bio-wilsonjc.htm Wilson, James Charles]
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/museums.html Texas Museums]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; List of all museums in Texas&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://hometownchronicles.com/tx/wilson/maps/1895wilco.jpg 1895 Wilson County Map]
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*[http://hometownchronicles.com/tx/wilson/maps/1853stx.jpg 1853 Southern Texas]
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/maps.html Historical Maps]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; From the Republic to the Turn of the Century&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.txgenweb.org/tx/txmap.htm Texas Counties Map]. Click on the county to go to the TXGenWeb site.
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/military.html Military Resources] ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom&nbsp;~&nbsp;Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/fallen_heroes.htm Fallen Heroes]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/veterans/veterans.htm Honoring Our Veterans] ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.hometownnews.com/tx.htm Home Town News]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Index with links
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*[http://newslink.org/txnews.html Newslink]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Texas Newspaper List (sorted by publication frequency)
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*[http://theoldentimes.com/oldtexas_main.html The Olden Times]&nbsp;&nbsp; -&nbsp;&nbsp; Historic Texas News Online.
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*Wikipedia has a list of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_online_newspaper_archives online newspaper archives] for Texas.
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*[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=94&ci=25699 {{nowrap|San Antonio newspapers}}] from the late 1800's that may include residents from Wilson County.
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==== Obituaries  ====
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaryresources.html Obituary Resources] ~ Links to research and locate obituaries ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/obits/tx/obitstx.htm USGenWeb Archives Obituary Project]&nbsp;&nbsp;~&nbsp; Texas
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/drdb/ Afrigeneas] ~ African American death notices, obituaries and funeral programs compiled by users from current newspapers and historical sources
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/obituary/depot/OB-TX-NDX.html Obituary Depot&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Texas Newspaper Citations
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com/obituaries.html Obituary Project] ~ Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~obituary/ Obituary Daily Times&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; Citations to over 15,000,000 obituaries including interactive search function
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{TX Probate Intro}}
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/category.aspx?cat=36 Search Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Ancestry.com&nbsp; (subscription)
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==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1375599Texas 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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*[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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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_marriage_records.htm Texas Marriage Records&nbsp; 1966 - 2005]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.texas.hiddenancestors.com/texas_divorce_records.htm Texas Divorce Records&nbsp; 1968&nbsp;- 2005]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Hidden Ancestors
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*[http://www.usgwcensus.org/states/texas/ USGenWeb Census Project] ~ Texas&nbsp; 1850 - 1930
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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Sam Fore Jr Wilson County Public Library<br>1 Library Ln<br>Floresville, TX 78114<br>Phone: (830) 393-7361
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==== Family History Centers<br>  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=194052&subject_disp=Texas%2C+Wilson&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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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.
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*[http://www.hiddenancestors.com Hidden Ancestors]&nbsp; Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/tx/txfiles.htm USGenWeb Texas Archives] Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.
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*{{FHL|Texas%2C+Wilson|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  
 
== References  ==
 
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Guide to Wilson County Texas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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County Courthouse

Wilson County Courthouse
PO Box 27
Floresville, TX 78114
Phone: 830.393.7308 

County Clerk has birth and death records from 1903,
marriage records from 1860, probate records from 1862,
court records from 1876 and land records[1]

History

The county was unofficially renamed Cibolo in 1869, but the name was never officially adopted. The first settlement began before 1830 when Francisco Flores de Abreyo established his hacienda in the area near present-day Floresville.

Parent County

1860--Wilson County was created and organized 13 February 1860 from Bexar and Karnes Counties. County seat: Floresville [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Wilson County border changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries


Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Local histories are available for Wilson 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.

Maps

Military

  • Military Resources ~ Links to research Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Fallen Heroes  ~  Partial Index of casualties from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors
  • Honoring Our Veterans ~ Partial index of veterans from Civil War to Operation Enduring Freedom ~ Hidden Ancestors

Newspapers

Obituaries

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.


Taxation

Vital Records


Societies and Libraries

Sam Fore Jr Wilson County Public Library
1 Library Ln
Floresville, TX 78114
Phone: (830) 393-7361

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • TXGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the county.
  • Hidden Ancestors  Information on Texas genealogy research as well as genealogy research in general.
  • USGenWeb Texas Archives Vital statistics, maps, obituaries, Bible records, tombstone transcriptions and many other records.

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Wilson 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).