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Record Description

The Sons of the Republic of Texas (“SRT”) consists of members who are direct lineal descendants of those that settled the Republic of Texas prior to February 19, 1846, when Texas merged with the United States. Membership in the SRT began in April 1893. These records contain original membership applications and their supporting documentation. The original records are available at the Society's headquarters at Bay City, Texas. Records are arranged by application number and applicant name.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in a marriage certificate generally include the following information:

  • Bride's Full Maiden Name
  • Bride's Age
  • Race of Bride
  • Bride's Birth place
  • Bride's Father's full name
  • Bride's Mother's full maiden name
  • Groom's full name
  • Groom's Age
  • Groom's Birth Place
  • Groom's Father's full name
  • Groom's Mother's full maiden name
  • Marriage date

The key genealogical facts found in a death certificate generally include the following information:

  • Full Name of deceased
  • Gender
  • Date and place of Death
  • Race
  • Age when died
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Death
  • Married, Never Married, Widowed or Divorced
  • Social Security Number
  • Occupation
  • Name of Hospital
  • Cause of Death
  • Name of Father
  • Maiden Name of Mother
  • Place and Date of Burial

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • Name
  • Identifying information such as birth, marriage or death date

To search the collection:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "_____________"
⇒Select the appropriate "_____________"
⇒Select the appropriate "_____________" which takes you to the images.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

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Citations for This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  

Collection Citation:

"Texas, Sons of the Republic of Texas, Membership Application Files, 1893-2010." FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org). Sons of the Republic of Texas, Bay City, Texas. Fhl digital images, 13 digital folders. Family History Library Salt Lake City, Utah.

Image Citation:

The citation for an image will be available on each image once the collection is published.


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