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Whitewright Public Library

Genealogy & Local Info

The Whitewright Sun masthead

Whitewright Sun - Co-sponsored by WPL and the Whitewright Sun, this archive in the Portal to Texas History is part of the Texas Digital Newspaper Program and funded by The Tocker Foundationthis is a work in progress. 

We also have most issues of The Sun on microfilm from mid-1911 to 2006, and digital copies from 2007 to 2012 for in-library use if the issue you need is not in the archive.

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. Donations for this service are appreciated!

The Bell

The Bell Collection - Whitewright School Annuals

We are looking for copies of The Bell from 1943, 1952, 1974, 1991, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. Please contact the library if you'd like to donate.

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

Friday Literary Club Tour of Homes - Based on a tour of homes in 1969, this slide presentation collects images of 40+ buildings in Whitewright, including some that no longer exist. This project is not complete; we are working on getting current pictures added to compare with the historical photos.

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.

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.