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=== Manuscript Collections  ===
 
=== Manuscript Collections  ===
  
'''Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Collection.''' This collection consists of transcripts of Bible records, cemetery records, church records, marriages, deaths, obituaries, and wills. It was microfilmed in 1971 at the DAR Library in Washington, D.C. (available on 44 Family History Library films beginning with [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=547664&disp=Genealogical+collection+%5BTexas%5D++ 850123].) &nbsp;A similar DAR collection was filmed in 1961 (Family History Library&nbsp;films [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=424813&disp=Texas+tax+lists%2C+Nueces+County++ 227500]&nbsp;through [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=filmhitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&filmno=227516 227516].)  
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'''Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Collection.''' This collection consists of transcripts of Bible records, cemetery records, church records, marriages, deaths, obituaries, and wills. It was microfilmed in 1971 at the DAR Library in Washington, D.C. (available on 44 Family History Library films beginning with {{FHL|547664|title-id|disp=850123}}.) &nbsp;A similar DAR collection was filmed in 1961 (Family History Library&nbsp;films {{FHL|424813|title-id|disp=227500}}&nbsp;through {{FHL|227516|film|disp=227516}}.)  
  
'''Spanish-American Mission Collection'''. This is a collection of family group forms showing the ancestry of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from the Southwest. (Family History Library Latin America films [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=5329&disp=Family+group+records++ 940001-6].) The original forms are interfiled with the Patron Section of the Family Group Records Collection.  
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'''Spanish-American Mission Collection'''. This is a collection of family group forms showing the ancestry of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from the Southwest. (Family History Library Latin America films {{FHL|5329|title-id|disp=940001-6}}.) The original forms are interfiled with the Patron Section of the Family Group Records Collection.  
  
 
=== Printing Your Family History  ===
 
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=== Published Sources  ===
 
=== Published Sources  ===
  
''Ancestors: A Book of Lineage Charts''. Seven Volumes. Tyler, Texas: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1979-95. (Family History Library&nbsp;book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=976.4+D2a 976.4 D2a].)  
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''Ancestors: A Book of Lineage Charts''. Seven Volumes. Tyler, Texas: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1979-95. (Family History Library&nbsp;book {{FHL|976.4 D2a|disp=976.4 D2a}}.)  
  
''Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas: Lineages of the Members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.''&nbsp;Eight Volumes. Austin, Texas: Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1963-85. (Family&nbsp;History Library&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=33551&disp=Founders+and+patriots+of+the+Republic+of%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 976.4 C4f].)  
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''Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas: Lineages of the Members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.''&nbsp;Eight Volumes. Austin, Texas: Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1963-85. (Family&nbsp;History Library&nbsp;{{FHL|33551|title-id|disp=book 976.4 C4f}}.)  
  
Morris, Mrs. Harry Joseph. ''Citizens of the Republic of Texas. Dallas: Texas State Genealogical Society, 1977''. (Family History Library&nbsp;book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=200963&disp=Citizens+of+the+Republic+of+Texas%20%20&columns=*,0,0 976.4 D2m].) This includes over 8,000 names on pedigrees contributed to the society. It is indexed.  
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Morris, Mrs. Harry Joseph. ''Citizens of the Republic of Texas. Dallas: Texas State Genealogical Society, 1977''. (Family History Library&nbsp;book {{FHL|200963|title-id|disp=976.4 D2m}}.) This includes over 8,000 names on pedigrees contributed to the society. It is indexed.  
  
''Residents of Texas, 1782-1836''. Three Volumes. San Antonio, Texas: The University of Texas, Institute of Texan Cultures, 1984. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=976.4+D2rte 976.4 D2rte].)  
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''Residents of Texas, 1782-1836''. Three Volumes. San Antonio, Texas: The University of Texas, Institute of Texan Cultures, 1984. (Family History Library book {{FHL|976.4 D2rte|disp=976.4 D2rte}}.)  
  
''Texas Family Land Heritage Registry'', Eight Volumes. Austin, Texas: Texas Department of Agriculture, 1974—. (Family History Library&nbsp;book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlehitlist&columns=*%2C0%2C0&callno=976.4+R25t 976.4 R25t].) The Department of Agriculture inaugurated a program in 1974 to identify pre-1874 farms and ranches that have been operated continually by the same family. The published volumes list the original owners, location of the land, date of ownership, and names of the present owners. A complete set of the published records are available at the Texas State Library. It is listed in the catalog under TEXAS - GENEALOGY - PERIODICALS.  
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''Texas Family Land Heritage Registry'', Eight Volumes. Austin, Texas: Texas Department of Agriculture, 1974—. (Family History Library&nbsp;book {{FHL|976.4 R25t|disp=976.4 R25t}}.) The Department of Agriculture inaugurated a program in 1974 to identify pre-1874 farms and ranches that have been operated continually by the same family. The published volumes list the original owners, location of the land, date of ownership, and names of the present owners. A complete set of the published records are available at the Texas State Library. It is listed in the catalog under TEXAS - GENEALOGY - PERIODICALS.  
  
 
=== Web Sites  ===
 
=== Web Sites  ===

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The Texas State Library and most university libraries, historical societies, and genealogical societies have special collections and indexes of genealogical value. These must usually be searched in person. The following are major manuscript collections and published sources for Texas.
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Contents

Manuscript Collections

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Collection. This collection consists of transcripts of Bible records, cemetery records, church records, marriages, deaths, obituaries, and wills. It was microfilmed in 1971 at the DAR Library in Washington, D.C. (available on 44 Family History Library films beginning with 850123.)  A similar DAR collection was filmed in 1961 (Family History Library films 227500 through 227516.)

Spanish-American Mission Collection. This is a collection of family group forms showing the ancestry of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from the Southwest. (Family History Library Latin America films 940001-6.) The original forms are interfiled with the Patron Section of the Family Group Records Collection.

Printing Your Family History

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Brigham Young University's Print and Mail Production Center offers facilities and consultants to assist genealogists in printing their family histories. Their consultants can answer questions regarding formatting, layout, scanning photos, and can assist in the printing process.

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See also A Guide to Printing Your Family History

Published Sources

Ancestors: A Book of Lineage Charts. Seven Volumes. Tyler, Texas: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1979-95. (Family History Library book 976.4 D2a.)

Founders and Patriots of the Republic of Texas: Lineages of the Members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Eight Volumes. Austin, Texas: Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 1963-85. (Family History Library book 976.4 C4f.)

Morris, Mrs. Harry Joseph. Citizens of the Republic of Texas. Dallas: Texas State Genealogical Society, 1977. (Family History Library book 976.4 D2m.) This includes over 8,000 names on pedigrees contributed to the society. It is indexed.

Residents of Texas, 1782-1836. Three Volumes. San Antonio, Texas: The University of Texas, Institute of Texan Cultures, 1984. (Family History Library book 976.4 D2rte.)

Texas Family Land Heritage Registry, Eight Volumes. Austin, Texas: Texas Department of Agriculture, 1974—. (Family History Library book 976.4 R25t.) The Department of Agriculture inaugurated a program in 1974 to identify pre-1874 farms and ranches that have been operated continually by the same family. The published volumes list the original owners, location of the land, date of ownership, and names of the present owners. A complete set of the published records are available at the Texas State Library. It is listed in the catalog under TEXAS - GENEALOGY - PERIODICALS.

Web Sites

http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/

http://www.dar.org/