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    Dallas County Resources

    USGenWeb's Official Lookups Policy is the same policy that Dallas County and the towns located within Dallas County and indexed on this page, abide by. If you have any reference material on Dallas county and would like to be listed as a resource, please let me know. When requesting help from a resource volunteer, please follow these guidelines:

    1. Put Dallas County Help in subject of message.
    2. Put name of reference material you are requesting help with in the first line of the message, as many of these wonderful people have volunteered to be a resource for several things.
    3. Limit your requests and don't forget to thank your volunteer for their time and effort.
    Catagory or Main SurnameDescriptionVolunteer
    History & Civil War Dorman Holub is no longer able to do lookups for book which is a memorial and biographical history of Dallas Co., but has provided an index; perhaps you can find it at the Dallas library. As an example, the book lists soldiers who fought in the Civil War from Dallas Co. according to info turned in to the compilers of the book in 1891 or earlier. Since the war was fresh on their minds, the list could be fairly accurate. The book also contains voluminous amounts of biographical info evidently sent in for those who settled in Dallas Co. in 1846 and also details the towns and their beginnings from an 1891 standpoint. See Index
    Dallas Morning News Obits Norma Karter has volunteered to do limited lookups in the Dallas Morning News from 1885-1977 and 1984 to present. Norma Karter
    Norwegian immigrants co-author of NORGE I TEXAS (NORWAY IN TEXAS) published in Norway in 1982. He has extensive records of Norwegian immigrants in Texas and their descendants. Derwood Johnson
    4 Books &

    Crutchfield and Floyd Families

    1. Dallas Rediscoveredby William L. McDonald
    2. Dallas an Illustrated Historyby Darwin Payne
    3. The Lusty Texans of Dallasby John William Rogers
    4. Cannon Smoke; the Letters of Captian John J. Good, Good-Douglas Texas Battery, CSA Edited by Lester Newton Fitzhugh
    Page Nichols Nickell
    9 Books
    1. White Cliffs of Dallasthat lists La Reunion settlers
    2. La Reunion, A French Settlementthat has other lists of these settlers
    3. Dallas Yesterday
    4. Peters Colonists, Their Descendants & Others
    5. The Lusty Texans of Dallas
    6. by John William Rogers
    7. Diaper Days of Dallas
    8. Cannon Smoke; the Letters of Captian John J. Good, Good-Douglas Texas Battery, CSA
    9. Edited by Lester Newton Fitzhugh
    10. Bradstreets 1929 Guide to Texas- Lists Businesses in Texas and their credit ratings
    11. This Band of Heroes 17th/18th Texas Cavalry
    Michael G. Voirini
    Directory 1969 Cole's Directory criss-crossing surnames with addresses; would be glad to do look-ups for anyone trying to locate someone from that year. Peggy van Wunnik
    1923 Yearbook Hockaday School for Girls; would be glad to do look-ups for anyone trying to locate someone from that year. Don Brownlee
    Census, Land and Obituary I am able to look up Census, Land and obituary records. Sarah S. Sadullaeva

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    Dallas County Archives

    1. Land Survey Abstract Indices of the Original Land Owners of Texassubmitted by Mike Taylor

    2. Biography of Rev. H. E. Brownsubmitted by David C. Young

    3. Misc. Obituariesfrom various Dallas County Newspapers submitted by Teresa Highland

    4. Obituaries for Syrilda Jane & James Riley Allsupsubmitted by Phyllis Hill

    5. Garvin Memorial Cemeterysubmitted by Susan Chance Rainwater

    6. Tompkins Family Cemetery, Irving, TX submitted by Susan Chance Rainwater

    7. Old newspaper photo of the Dallas University football squadscanned from an original issue of the Dallas Morning News dated Nov. 1, 1912; team members names include Surname: GALVIN, ALBRIGHT, LEWIS, McCULLOUGH, FURCHE, MULLANE, WHALEN, COURTNEY, O'CONNELL, PARKER, MADDEN, WHALEN, MORSE, MUNSON, HOWELL, O'DOWD, GUERVA, ADAMS, SCHMUCKER, LARKIN, SHUMPERT, and KINMONS. Thanks Barbara for scanning above.

    8. Old newspaper article from 1912 that lists proceedings of the 68th District Court, including 4 divorces. Surnames include: JONES, SNIDER, CHANNON, THORNTON, HICKMAN, and DREYFUS.

    9. List of marriage license applicants from an old issue of the Dallas Morning News dated Nov. 1, 1912. Surnames include: COX, GAMBLE, ELLIOTT, EVANS, NEAL, MCATEE, HUMPHREY, PLAMORE, OLIVER, CARPENTER, TYLER, SAVAGE, WEAVER, BRYANT, NICKENS, MINOR, RICE, WHITT, FITCH, SONNEFIELD, KELSO, and FITZGERALD




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    Additional Resources, Links and Newsgroups

    Commerative Certificates are available from the Texas State Genealogical Society. Applicants must prove descent from the ancestor with documented primary sources.

  2. Texas First Families... available if your ancestor was in TX before Feb. 19, 1846. Program is open indefinitely and applications are being stored, waiting for a permanent home in a library. Lineages will be included in a proposed book. Applications may be obtained by sending a #10 SASE ($.55) to Wanda L. Donaldson, 3219 Meadow Oaks Dr, Temple, TX 76052.
  3. Gone to Texas Pioneer... available if your ancestor was in TX prior to 1886. Send a #10 SASE to Mac Hill, 2313 Lakeshore Dr, Cleburne, TX 76031
  4. West Texas Pioneer ... available if your ancestor lived in West TX before 1901. Send a #10 SASE to Mac Hill, 2313 Lakeshore Dr, Cleburne, TX 76031
  5. Handbook of Texasis a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture.

    Texas State Electronic Library

    "Guardian Angels, A History of the Killen Family" which traces the Killen and connected families from Scotland to Ireland to Maryland through North Carolina, TN, AL, and on to TX is available from Vickie Rumble, author.

    Dallas Morning NewsObituaries 8/12/1984-Present (you can obtain copies of individual obituaries online for a fee)

    Dallas County Obituaries1862-1950 (not complete)

    Texas Obituaries Archive- Recent (you can obtain copies of individual obituaries online for a fee) includes the Austin American-Statesman (1/1/1989-Current), Corpus Christi Caller-Times (1/4/2001-Current), Dallas Morning News (8/12/1984-Current), El Paso Times (4/15/1999-Current), Fort Worth Star-Telegram (1/1/1991-Current), Houston Chronicle (10/30/1985-Current), Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (6/6/2003-Current), San Antonio Express-News (9/27/1990-Current), and about 30 more Texas newspapers

    The Texas State Cemetery in Austin is a searchable database with a Master List of Burials.

    Newspaper Obituary Search.

    The Association for Gravestone Studies.

    Figuring out Family Relationships- are they cousins or cousins once removed?

    Genealogy LookUp Forumis a web site of volunteers who will do various types of look ups in many states such as Birth, Death, Census, Cemetery, Marriage, and obituaries.

    The LostCousinswebsite has a unique system that identifies living relatives who share the same ancestors automatically, confidentially, and with close to 100% accuracy.

    Texas Monthly

    Catholic Archives of Texas.

    An online database run by the United States National Park Servicewill allow you to search for ancestors who fought on either side in the American Civil War. The database contains over 6 million records. Found it a little slow to respond, but is well worth the wait. Follow the "the system" links on the right side of the screen to begin your search

    The Texas Confederate Pension Recordsis a searchable index of names.

    Texas Department of Transportation.

    The Atticis where I store numerous other genealogical links, including searchable databases.

    Karen's List of Texas Resources includes the ROOTS-L Databases and Filesand the ability to do a search of Texas Surnames in the Roots Surname List.

    Cyndi's Listof Texas Genealogy Sites is quite extensive and also includes Dallas County Resources.

    American Marriage Records Before 1699is only one of a number of searchable databases included at this site. If you cannot connect to this site right away, be patient, this site receives alot of traffic.

    Weather Postprovides forecasts for 100 cities in TX.

    TX Patriotic and Lineage Societies.

    USGenWeb Census ProjectsThis search features a companion Advanced Search for each state where you may search for surnames that sound alike, sort census records for browsing, or use other options.

    AncientFacesis the visual genealogy website that has thousands of old photos visitors are sharing for free. We also offer a military section just for military photos that contains hundreds of photos covering multiple wars.

    American Life Historiesfrom the American Memory Library of Congress contains first person life accounts compiled by the WPA in 1936-1940.

    TeXfilesfor Travel, History and Adventure in Texas.

    Texas Mileage Guide

    There are numerous Newsgroups (Lists)that are available for those with e-mail. Newsgroups are primarily developed so that members can exchange, discuss, or post a query relating to that particular newsgroup, be it surname or area related. Listed below are just a few of those available.

    Dallas County, Texas Discussion List To subscribe send email to TXDALLAS-L-REQUEST@ROOTSWEB.COM and type SUBSCRIBE in the message field. For digest mode, send email to TXDALLAS-D-REQUEST@ROOTSWEB.COM and type SUBSCRIBE in the message field. The moderator is Jo Autrey
    Roots-L best known list; to subscribe send e-mail to roots-l-request@rootsweb.com (that's a small L, not a one) - in body say subscribe, nothing else.
    Texahoma-Roots-L An excellent e-mail newsgroup for those researching their ancestry in Texas. The mailing address for postings is texahoma-roots-l@listserv.indiana.edu - to subscribe send the following to listserv@listserv.indiana.edu - SUB TEXAHOMA-ROOTS-L firstname lastname (turn off signature)
    Surname-Query mailing list for queries on specific surname searches. Mailing address for postings is surname-query-l@rootsweb.com - To subscribe send the word "subscribe" (without the quotes) as the only text in the body of a message (turn off signature) to surname-query-l-request@rootsweb.com (mail mode) or surname-query-d-request@rootsweb.com (digest mode).
    Newsgroup List State, Area, or Surname Newsgroups
    GENCMP-L genealogy computer group; to subscribe send e-mail to listserv@mail.eWorld.com - in body say subscribe GENCMP-L firstname lastname, nothing else.
    Dick Eastman's newsletter Not a newsgroup, but a newsletter that is published weekly and contains all the latest news in the genealogy world. For those without Internet connections, there is no charge to receive it by e-mail. To subscribe, send an e-mail to: subscribe@rootscomputing.com

    For those of you who have a computer and modem, but no Internet access, and would like to have e-mail ... Juno offers free e-mail software to various markets (you connect through a local access number). To request a copy, please e-mail your name and address to signup@juno.com or call them at 1-800-654-5866.

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