Texas, Sons of the Republic of Texas, Membership Application Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Record Description
Record Type Membership Applications
Collection years 1893-2010
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What is in the Collection?

The Sons of the Republic of Texas (“SRT”) consists of members who are direct lineal descendants of those that settled the Republic of Texas prior to February 19, 1846, when Texas merged with the United States. Membership in the SRT began in April 1893. These records contain original membership applications and their supporting documentation. The original records are available at the Society's headquarters at Bay City, Texas. Records are arranged by application number and applicant name.

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What Can these Records Tell Me?

The key genealogical facts found in a marriage certificate generally include:

  • Bride's Full Maiden Name
  • Bride's Age
  • Race of Bride
  • Bride's Birth place
  • Bride's Father's full name
  • Bride's Mother's full maiden name
  • Groom's full name
  • Groom's Age
  • Groom's Birth Place
  • Groom's Father's full name
  • Groom's Mother's full maiden name
  • Marriage date

The key genealogical facts found in a death certificate generally include:

  • Full Name of deceased
  • Gender
  • Date and place of Death
  • Race
  • Age when died
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Death
  • Married, Never Married, Widowed or Divorced
  • Social Security Number
  • Occupation
  • Name of Hospital
  • Cause of Death
  • Name of Father
  • Maiden Name of Mother
  • Place and Date of Burial

Collection Content

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How Do I Search the Collection

To begin your search, it is helpful to know at least some of the following:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date of the event.
  • The names of relatives or spouses

Compare the information on the image to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several images before you find your ancestor.

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What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the age to calculate a birth date and to find other records such as birth, christening, census, land and death records.
  • Use the information to find additional family members. Witnesses or bondsmen were usually relatives.
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Texas, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Texas Archives and Libraries.

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.  

Collection Citation:

"Texas, Sons of the Republic of Texas, Membership Application Files, 1893-2010." FamilySearchSons of the Republic of Texas, Bay City, Texas. . Family History Library Salt Lake City, Utah.

Image Citation:

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