Archive for October 19th, 2010

Newspapers available

GLHTA has several newspapers on microfilm that can help in Collin County research.  We have the Plano Star Courier, 1904 to date (with a few years missing); McKinney Democrat, 1884-1954; McKinney Courier, 1903-2009; and the Dallas Morning News, Oct. 1885 – Dec. 1977 (online database) and 1979 – to date (microfilm).

Dallas Morning News Archives is available at www.planolibrary.org under Research then Databases on the left side of the screen. The list of databases are in alphabetical order and it’s third in the list.  Give it a try.  It has some great information.  You can get to news, ads, death notices, birth notices and more.

McKinney Public Library provides indexes to the obituaries in the McKinney newspapers on their website.  GLHTA volunteers are indexing the Plano Star Courier with an every name index.  We have 1918-1921 done.  We’ll have it online soon.  But for now we can help you with the index. 

On our genealogy page we have a link where you request look ups.  If you have any questions you can contact us.

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