Archive for December, 2011

Doug and I have been reading the headlines in the Plano Star Courier from 1914-1930 and August 1973.  We are gathering information about the beginning of the City Park/Haggard Park.  It is very interesting to see how everyone contributed to this park.  It was a very important venture for the City.  We are researching the Park to help Parks and Rec apply for a special recognition of the Park.  The Thursday Study Club, Lion’s Club, Chamber of Commerce, City Council and many other clubs were involved.  Stay tuned for more on the Park when we complete the research.

As we looked through the newspaper, we have discovered many other tidbits of information.  The Plano Chamber of Commerce of today may have begun in 1946 but there was a Plano Chamber of Commerce that began in January 1923 — The Lion’s Club was organized in October 1923 — At least one telephone directory was printed in May 1923 — Bonds and plans were made for the Plano High School in 1923-1924 — In November 1922 the Mayor was able to broadcast about Plano on the WFAA radio.  Later the Chamber of Commerce Band also plays for WFAA — And one of my favorite articles was the City Council minutes for November 1920–The City Marshal is allowed to arrest boys for having their toy 22 caliber guns with or without bullets. 

The newspaper has many bits of information that I finding interesting and fun.  I will try this next year to pass along some of those findings to you.

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The new books keep coming.  We have ordered over 100 titles.  They seem to arrive in batches.  Here’s this weeks additions:

  • German Immigrants, vol. 7 Iowa West Protestant; vol. 8 Iowa Northeast Protestant; and vol. 9 Iowa Southeast Protestant
  • Dodge County, Georgia Newspaper Clippings, vol. 6-vol. 21, 1936-2005
  • News from Chauncy (Dodge Co., Georgia), vol. 2-vol. 6, 1919-1969
  • News from Milan, Rhine and Old Telfair (Dodge Co., Georgia), vol. 2-vol. 6, 1920-1951
  • Wilcox County, Georgia Newspaper Clippings, vol. 4, 1912-1916
  • Newspaper abstracts from the ‘Ho0sier State’ Newport, Vermillion Co., Indiana, vol. 1-vol. 10, 1868-1893
  • Maine Families in 1790, vol. 10
  • British Roots of Maryland Families
  • Royal Families, vol. II-Rev. Francis Marbury and vol. III-Samuel Appleton


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GLHTA is adding some new books to the collection.  There are many more to come.  Here’s the first list for December:

Dictionary of South Carolina Biography, vol. 1

Probate and Orphans Court Records of Snyder County, PA 1772-1855

Index to the Devil’s Lake Sioux Indian Census Rolls Fort Totten, ND 1898-1902

Marriage records Brunswick County, NC 1804-1867

Genealogical notes from the “Liberty Tribune” 1858-1868 (Clay County, MO), vol. 2

Cemetery records of Chariton County, MO, vol. 4

Chariton County, MO wills and administrations 1861-1875

Cemetery records of Bates County, MO, vol. 8

Abstracts of the inventories and accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1685-1701

Abstracts of the inventories and accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1679-1686

Scalawags, Six-shooters and Shenanigans from the Fort Griffin Echo, 1879-1880

The Realm of Rusk County (Texas)

A history of Rusk County, Texas

Parker County, Texas, District Court, Civil Minutes, vol. 5, pt. 3

Existing post returns for Nacogdoches, varied dates between 1836-1870

Talk of the town–news & gossip from the “Jacksboro Frontier Echo”, 1875-1878

Abstracts of Post returns for Fort Graham, Texas, 1849-1853

From Blackland Prairie to Blacktop, a history of Collin County

Marriage records from sixteen Texas counties

Ghost Towns of Texas

Sumner  County, Tennessee, abstracts of will books 1 and 2 (1788-1842)

Miscellaneous Tennessee Records

History of Monongalia County, WV

Pittsylvania County, VA deed book 4 (1774-1778)

Pittsylvania County, VA deeds 1791-1794

Pittsylvania County, VA deeds 1778-1780

Powhatan County, VA wills 1777-1795

Marriage bonds and ministers’ returns of Powhatan County, VA 1777-1830

Marriage bonds and ministers’ returns of Halifax County, VA 1753-1800

Halifax County, VA wills 1792-1797

List of voters for elections of Burgesses 1764-1769, Halifax County, VA

Abstracts of wills from Goochland County, VA 1727-1777

Charlotte County, VA 1765-177 deed books 1 and 2

Charlotte County, VA deeds 1771-1777

Charlotte County, VA wills 1765-1791

New Hope Christian Church at Danieltown in Brunswick County, VA 1893-1968

Membership of New Hope Christian Church, 1893-1968: a genealogical record

Amelia County, VA tax lists 17361-1764: an every name index

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