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Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1892 to 2010.

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas is a lineage based organization and as such, its members must prove their descent from a man or women who rendered loyal service for Texas (prior to the Annexation Agreement with the United States on February 19, 1846) to be eligible for membership. The collection consists of images of approximately 1,525 booklets of applications and their attendant documentation. It is located in the society's headquarters in Austin, Texas.

Lineage books and pedigree files usually accompany the application and may include copies of vital records submitted as documentation.

For a list of volume numbers currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Texas. Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Membership Applications, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Austin, Texas.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts included in the application forms and lineages include:

  • Applicant’s name
  • Name of ancestor
  • Birthplace of ancestor
  • Texas residence of ancestor
  • Applicant’s birthplace
  • Genealogical information about applicant’s ancestors
  • Description of ancestors’ military service

How to Use the Record

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Vol. No. and Application No. Range" category which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

The digital collection is a browse collection. It is organized by volume, application number, and years. Later volumes were not assigned volume numbers. If you have the application number, you should be able to find it in one of the ranges listed in the browse lists. Another option is to look in the folders for the year that your family member might have joined the Association.

Known Issues with This Collection

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Texas, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Membership Applications, 1892-2010," images,  FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 26 April 2012), no 7616-7645 > Image 7 of 321, Mrs. Wilma Rae Green Regmund, dated 27 October 1971, Citing Daughter of the Republic of Texas Records, Vol. 46, no. 2619-2701, Image 2; Austin, Texas.


 

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