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=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
  
'''E-mail:'''<ref name="GenSec">"Genealogy Section" at Dallas Public Library at http://dallaslibrary2.org/genealogy/index.php (access 18 October 2010).</ref> &nbsp;[mailto:genealogy@dallaslibrary.org genealogy@dallaslibrary.org] <br>
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'''E-mail:'''<ref name="GenSec">"Genealogy Section" at Dallas Public Library at http://dallaslibrary2.org/genealogy/index.php (accessed 18 October 2010).</ref> &nbsp;[mailto:genealogy@dallaslibrary.org genealogy@dallaslibrary.org] <br>  
  
 
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:Dallas, TX 75201<br><br>
 
:Dallas, TX 75201<br><br>
  
'''Telephone:'''<ref name="GenSec" /> &nbsp;214-670-1433<br>
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'''Telephone:'''<ref name="GenSec" /> &nbsp;214-670-1433<br>  
  
'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref>"Hours" in Genealogy Section at Dallas Public Library at http://dallaslibrary2.org/genealogy/index.php (access 18 October 2010).</ref>  
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'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref>"Hours" in Genealogy Section at Dallas Public Library at http://dallaslibrary2.org/genealogy/index.php (accessed 18 October 2010).</ref>  
  
:Monday -- <br>
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:Monday -- <br>  
:Tuesday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. <br>
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:Tuesday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. <br>  
:Wednesday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. <br>
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:Wednesday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. <br>  
:Thursday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. <br>
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:Thursday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. <br>  
:Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. <br>
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:Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. <br>  
:Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. <br>
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:Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. <br>  
 
:Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. <br><br>
 
:Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. <br><br>
  
'''Directions, maps, and public transportation:''' <br>
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'''Directions, maps, and public transportation:''' <br>  
  
*[http://dallaslibrary2.org/directions-central.php Directions] for autos from north, east, south, or west.  
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*[http://dallaslibrary2.org/directions-central.php Directions] for autos from north, east, south, or west. Pay parking underground is located on the Wood Street side of the library. Wood Street is one-way eastbound. Use the first ramp for&nbsp;parking.  
 
*Dallas Public Central Library [http://new.mapquest.com/embed?le=t&q=1515+Young+Street%2C+Dallas%2C+TX+%28J.+Erik+Jonsson+Central+Library%29&maptype=map&vs=embed on MapQuest].  
 
*Dallas Public Central Library [http://new.mapquest.com/embed?le=t&q=1515+Young+Street%2C+Dallas%2C+TX+%28J.+Erik+Jonsson+Central+Library%29&maptype=map&vs=embed on MapQuest].  
 
*Getting to the Central Library [http://dallaslibrary2.org/directions-publicTransit.php via bus, or via train].
 
*Getting to the Central Library [http://dallaslibrary2.org/directions-publicTransit.php via bus, or via train].
  
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>
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'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>  
  
*[http://www.dallaslibrary2.org/ Dallas Public Library] Internet site <br>
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*[http://www.dallaslibrary2.org/ Dallas Public Library] Internet site <br>  
*Repository catalog online. <br>
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*Dallas Public Library [http://catalog.dallaslibrary.org/polaris/ catalog online], and in [http://www.worldcat.org/ WorldCat].{{WC}} <br>  
*Repository database. <br>
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*Dallas Public Library [http://dallaslibrary2.org/genealogy/index.php Genealogy Section]. <br>
*other(s).<br>
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=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
{''Please briefly '''describe the strengths and weaknesses''' of each collection for genealogists (about two or three sentences for smaller collections).<ref>Source 2.</ref> For example, explain the collection size, who (which ethnic, political, or religious groups) are covered, dates covered, jurisdictions covered, record types available, significant indexes, and any noteworthy record loss or gaps.<ref>Source 3.</ref>''}
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The Dallas Public Library has one of the largest genealogy collections in the South. It includes 111,700 volumes, 64,500 microfilms, 89,000 microfiche, and over 700 maps.<ref name="GenSec" /> This includes state and county marriage, probate, deed, and tax abstracts in book form, or microfilm of originals for some states. Federal censuses 1790-1930, printed indexes 1790-1850, Soundex indexes on microfilm (1880-1930). The ''Ancestry Library edition'' database is available only at the library, but ''Dallas Morning News Archive'', ''America's Obituaries'', ''Handbook of Texas'', ''Heritage Quest Online'', ''Texas Digital Sanborn Maps'', and ''WorldCat'' can be used on home computers with a DPL library card number. The collection also includes military records from the Revolutionary War to World War II, Civil War regimental histories, statewide births, mariages, and deaths such as Massachusetts town records, and Charleston, SC, deaths 1821-1926, Filby's ''Passenger and Immigration Lists Index'', NARA microfilmed passenger arrival lists 1820-1950s, ''Black Biographical Dictionaries 1790-1950'', and local-state-regional naturalization indexes. The Dallas Genealogical Society has also contributed census mortality schedule transcripts for Dallas County 1850-1870, district court minutes 1846-1855, and an online list of Dallas County cemteries.<ref>"Genealogy Resources" at Dallas Public Library at http://dallaslibrary2.org/genealogy/resources.php (accessed 18 October 2010).</ref>  
  
 
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{''&nbsp;'''List''' (link to a Wiki article for) '''at least one or more other repositories''' that collect overlapping records, or similar family history material including central repositories, affiliated or branch repositories, higher level jurisdiction repositories, parent or daughter jurisdiction repositories. Also list neighboring repositories with similar records. Please briefly explain how each substitute repository is related.''}
 
  
 
If you cannot visit or find a source at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.  
 
If you cannot visit or find a source at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.  
  
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>
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'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
  
*Alternate Repository ''{create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}''<br>
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*Dallas Public Library's [http://dallaslibrary2.org/hours.php other 27 branches].
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*[[National Archives Southwest Region (Ft. Worth)]] letters, photos, maps, settlement history, American Indians, the Civil War, slavery, Chinese exclusion, repatriation, segregation, and World Wars I and II.<br>
  
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>
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'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
  
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*[[Family History Library]], Salt Lake City, Utah, holds 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, and Mormon records.
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*[[Allen County Public Library|Allen County Public Library]], Fort Wayne, Indiana, premier periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, ethnic collections, and Canadians.
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*[[Library of Congress]], Washington, DC, [http://www.loc.gov/rr/genealogy/ Local History and Genealogy Reading Room] is part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, books, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources
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*[[New England Historic Genealogical Society]], Boston, national in scope. Over 100 million name database, of vital records, genealogies, journals, over 200,000 books, 100,000 microfilms, and over 20 million manuscripts with emphasis on New England and New York since the 1600s.
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*[[New York Public Library]] Genealogy Division has an outstanding collection of American history at national, state and local levels; international genealogy and heraldry in Roman alphabets; Dorot Jewish collection; photos; New York censuses, directories, and vital records.
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*[http://www.newberry.org/genealogy/overview.html Newberry Library], Chicago, genealogies, local histories, censuses, military, land, indexes, vital records, court, and tax records mostly from the Mississippi Valley, eastern seaboard, Canada, &amp; Britain.
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*[[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center]], Independence, MO, national censuses/indexes, 80,000 family histories, 100,000 local histories, 565,000 microfilms, 7,000 maps, and newspapers.
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*[[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives I]], Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service and pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons.
  
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
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'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
  
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*[http://www.dallascounty.org/ Dallas County and District Clerks] probate, family, civil, criminal, deeds, births, marriages, deaths.
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*[http://www.dallashistory.org/ Dallas Historical Society] 3 million documents, 10,000 books on TX history, 30,000 photos.
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*[http://www.dallaspioneer.org/about_us/index.php Dallas County Pioneers Association] preserving history of early settlers.
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*[http://www.hillcollege.edu/info/texasheritagemuseum/ Texas Heritage Museum, Hill College], Hillsboro, outstanding Civil War collection.
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*[http://smu.edu/libraries/ Southern Methodist University] history, biography, newspapers, ethnic studies, government papers.
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*[http://www.bgct.org/texasbaptists/Page.aspx?pid=1134 Texas Baptist Historical Society] histories of local congregations.
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*[http://fortworthtexas.gov/library/info/default.aspx?id=24852 Fort Worth Public Library] newspapers, obituaries, biographies, histories and genealogies of the Southwest.<ref name="DB107">William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 107. {{WorldCat|39493985|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}. {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Ref Book 973 J54d}}.</ref> Focus is on Texas, the South, the Midwest, and the original thirteen states.
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*Repositories in '''surrounding counties:&nbsp;''' [[Collin County, Texas|Collin]], [[Denton County, Texas|Denton]], [[Ellis County, Texas|Ellis]], [[Johnson County, Texas|Johnson]], [[Kaufman County, Texas|Kaufman]], [[Rockwall County, Texas|Rockwall]], and [[Tarrant County, Texas|Tarrant]].
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*[http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/genfirst.html Texas State Library and Archives Commission], Austin, federal censuses, vital statistics indexes, military indexes, county tax rolls, city directories, newspapers, voter registration, convicts.
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*[http://www.cah.utexas.edu/index.php Briscoe Center for American History] (Univ. of Texas at Austin) rivals the State Library collection.
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*[[Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research|Clayton Library]], Houston, censuses, military, passenger lists, periodicals, family histories, maps, Texas and Houston records, veritcal files, British vital records index, German, Canadian records.
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*[http://www.thc.state.tx.us/ Texas Historical Commission], Austin, 5,000 publications of which 3,000 are books, historical sites, cemeteries, oral history, heritage trails, city and county histories, military history and photos.
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*[http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/vs/reqproc/certified_copy.shtm Texas DSHS Vital Statistics], Austin, births, deaths, marriages, divorces.
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*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states:''''' [[Arkansas Archives and Libraries|Arkansas]], [[Louisiana Archives and Libraries|Louisiana]], [[New Mexico Archives and Libraries|New Mexico]], [[Oklahoma Archives and Libraries|Oklahoma]], and [[Mexico Archives and Libraries#State_Archives|Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas]]
  
 
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Dallas Public Central Library
Dallas Public Library: J. Erik Jonsson Central Library exterior.

Contents

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  genealogy@dallaslibrary.org

Address:[1]

J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
8th floor
1515 Young Street
Dallas, TX 75201

Telephone:[1]  214-670-1433

Hours and holidays:[2]

Monday --
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Directions, maps, and public transportation:

  • Directions for autos from north, east, south, or west. Pay parking underground is located on the Wood Street side of the library. Wood Street is one-way eastbound. Use the first ramp for parking.
  • Dallas Public Central Library on MapQuest.
  • Getting to the Central Library via bus, or via train.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

The Dallas Public Library has one of the largest genealogy collections in the South. It includes 111,700 volumes, 64,500 microfilms, 89,000 microfiche, and over 700 maps.[1] This includes state and county marriage, probate, deed, and tax abstracts in book form, or microfilm of originals for some states. Federal censuses 1790-1930, printed indexes 1790-1850, Soundex indexes on microfilm (1880-1930). The Ancestry Library edition database is available only at the library, but Dallas Morning News Archive, America's Obituaries, Handbook of Texas, Heritage Quest Online, Texas Digital Sanborn Maps, and WorldCat can be used on home computers with a DPL library card number. The collection also includes military records from the Revolutionary War to World War II, Civil War regimental histories, statewide births, mariages, and deaths such as Massachusetts town records, and Charleston, SC, deaths 1821-1926, Filby's Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, NARA microfilmed passenger arrival lists 1820-1950s, Black Biographical Dictionaries 1790-1950, and local-state-regional naturalization indexes. The Dallas Genealogical Society has also contributed census mortality schedule transcripts for Dallas County 1850-1870, district court minutes 1846-1855, and an online list of Dallas County cemteries.[3]

Tips

{Optional}

Guides

{Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. }

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Dallas Public Central Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

Similar Collections

  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, holds 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, and Mormon records.
  • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, premier periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, ethnic collections, and Canadians.
  • Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Local History and Genealogy Reading Room is part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, books, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, national in scope. Over 100 million name database, of vital records, genealogies, journals, over 200,000 books, 100,000 microfilms, and over 20 million manuscripts with emphasis on New England and New York since the 1600s.
  • New York Public Library Genealogy Division has an outstanding collection of American history at national, state and local levels; international genealogy and heraldry in Roman alphabets; Dorot Jewish collection; photos; New York censuses, directories, and vital records.
  • Newberry Library, Chicago, genealogies, local histories, censuses, military, land, indexes, vital records, court, and tax records mostly from the Mississippi Valley, eastern seaboard, Canada, & Britain.
  • Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center, Independence, MO, national censuses/indexes, 80,000 family histories, 100,000 local histories, 565,000 microfilms, 7,000 maps, and newspapers.
  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service and pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons.

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Genealogy Section" at Dallas Public Library at http://dallaslibrary2.org/genealogy/index.php (accessed 18 October 2010).
  2. "Hours" in Genealogy Section at Dallas Public Library at http://dallaslibrary2.org/genealogy/index.php (accessed 18 October 2010).
  3. "Genealogy Resources" at Dallas Public Library at http://dallaslibrary2.org/genealogy/resources.php (accessed 18 October 2010).
  4. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 107. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.