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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 for the years 1892 to 2010. Lineage books and pedigree files usually accompany the application and may include copies of vital records submitted as documentation. The collection is located in the society's headquarters in Austin, Texas.
For a list of volume numbers currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.
The application forms and lineages include:
- Applicant’s name and date of application
- Applicant's date and place of birth
- Name of ancestor of descent
- Birthplace of ancestor
- Texas residence of ancestor
- Ancestors' date(s) and place(s) of birth
- Description of ancestor's military service
- Date application was approved
- Names of witnesses
How to Use the Record
To search the collection
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Vol. No. and Application No. Range" category which takes you to the images
Search the collection by image 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. Look at the images one by one 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.
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
Tips to Keep in Mind
- The collection 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.
Unable to Find Your Ancestor?
- Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
- Look in the folders for the year that your family member might have joined the Association.
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- "Texas, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Membership Applications, 1892-2010." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Austin.