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 What Can this Collection Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 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. 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.
To Browse This Collection
|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
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.
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.
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page then select the "Vol. No. and Application No. Range".
For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.
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 information found in the application to search for other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and death records.
- Use the information to find additional family members.
- 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.
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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 email@example.com. 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.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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