Whitewright Public Library

Genealogy & Local Info

From the library collection:

The Bell

The Bell Collection - Whitewright School Annuals

Flickr Photo Archive - A mix of historical and present-day photos of local people and places. Have pictures of Downtown Whitewright or houses in town? Please contact the library! We'd like to add them to our archive.

Northeast Texas Digital Collection - Whitewright Public Library and Whitewright Historical Museum

City Departments and Affiliated Organizations

City of Whitewright | Facebook

Whitewright Area Chamber of Commerce | Facebook

Local Interest

Whitewright Truck and Tractor Pull Facebook

State and County Information

Texas Online - online ordering of birth and death certificates, as well as renewal of driver licenses and other important resources.

Grayson County | County Clerk's Office | Judicial Records Search

Grayson County Historical Commission | Historical Markers

Fannin County | County Clerk's Office | Judicial Records Search

Texas Information

Local Cemetery Lists

NOTE: The City of Whitewright is primarily in Grayson County, but a portion is in Fannin County. Both major cemeteries for the City are located in Fannin County.

Newspapers and Other Media

Whitewright Sun  - We have most issues of The Sun on microfilm from mid-1911 to the present for in-library use. Please check our catalog for a listing of available years. You may also contact the library with requests for info. Please be aware we are a small library and we are unable to research for detailed information -- be as specific as possible in your request. Requesters must pay for copy and postage costs (we recommend sending a SASE), or you can request a .pdf scan emailed to you.

Herald Democrat (formerly the Sherman Democrat and the Denison Herald)

The Bell (school annual) - Please check our catalog for a listing of available years. We also have a digital collection available.

Census Records

1940 Census - Unlike previous census years, images of the 1940 U.S. Federal Census will be made available as free digital images.

Previous Census records are available through the library's databases.

Other Genealogy Sources

Please note some genealogy sites charge for services, including access to Census records. The library has free access to Census records available in-library or remotely for registered library users. Ask a librarian for details.