Texas, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Membership Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Texas, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Membership Applications, 1892-2010 .
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|Texas, United States|
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|Location of Texas|
|Record Type||Membership Applications|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 What Can this Collection Tell Me?
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Known Issues with This Collection
- 7 Citing this Collection
- 8 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
This collection includes records from The Daughters of the Republic of Texas,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.
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Texas, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Membership Applications, 1892-2010.|
What Can this Collection Tell Me?
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
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.
How Do I Search the Collection?
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The approximate year your ancestor was born.
- The years the person served in the military.
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
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 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.
What Do I Do Next?
When you have located your ancestor’s application or lineage record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
- Use the information found in the application to search for other records
- Use the information to locate the family in census and vital records
I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?
- 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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Known Issues with This Collection
For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
Citing 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.
- "Texas, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Membership Applications, 1892-2010." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Austin.
|The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Texas, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Membership Applications, 1892-2010.|
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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