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18 Jun 1812 President James Madison signs the Declaration of War as passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate.

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/war-of-1812-begins

The war would last almost three years. The most famous battle of the war will occur before word of the signed peace treaty reaches America.

Do you have ancestors who are veterans of the War of 1812?

The Mexican-American War?

The Indian Wars both before and after the Civil War?

The Philippine Insurrection?

This summer the Genealogy Center will have classes on locating military ancestors that tend to be a bit more difficult.

28 June – Locating Native American Soldiers

12 July – Locating African-American Soldiers

19 July – Locating Ancestors Who Fought in Lesser Known Conflicts

There are Genealogy Classes almost every week this summer.

There are classes on U.S. Census records, Fold3 and Archives, Obituaries and more.

Check out the Plano Library website – http://www.plano.gov/203/Library

Attend one of our classes and you may find a trick or two that allows you to identify that missing ancestor, military veteran or not, to break down that brick wall.

Good Hunting!

 

 

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Today is known as the anniversary of D-Day 1944 – The Allied Invasion of France during World War II.

6 June 1944 was also my grandmother’s 40th birthday.

Grace Smiley Coleman had a very emotional day.  Birthday celebration was overshadowed by invasion news. Her only son, Billy S. Coleman, was serving in the U.S. Army.  He was NOT part of the invasion forces, but would soon be joining the forces on the European continent.

Grace wrote a letter to her son every day  Thirty years later she remarked, “I don’t know how I was able to make each letter different.”

My uncle, PFC Billy Smiley Coleman, served in Europe and was injured in a vehicle crash, along with his lieutenant, heading to the Battle of the Bulge.

Another uncle, Sgt. Stanley Edwin Rush, served with the 2nd Armored Division in Italy.

Both uncles rarely talked of their time in the war.  In the early 1990s I wrote a note of thanks to each uncle.  Both uncles replied with letters that included a few memories of their wartime experience.  I treasure both letters.

Take time today to remember those in YOUR family tree that served – in the military or kept things going here at home. Share those memories.

Here in the Genealogy Center we have histories, yearbooks, and other records of several men and women who served from Plano, from Collin County, from several locations in Texas and several other states.

Let us assist you in seeking out your Military Heroes or those who supported them from on the home front.

Good Hunting!

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  • Black Regulars and Militiamen in the War of 1812
  • Eastern Cherokee By Blood 1906-1910 Vol. 13
  • The Huguenot Vol. 42, 2005-2007; Vol. 44-47, 2009-2017
  • Union Soldiers Buried in Arkansas
  • Index for Lake County, California Marriage Books 1-6
  • Kosciusko County, Indiana Cemetery Records Vol. 1-8
  • Index for Kosciusko County, Indiana Cemetery Records Vol. 8
  • Adair County, KY Death Records 1852-1878
  • Adair County, KY Marriage Records 1852-1859, 1861, 1893-1894, 1903-1904, 1906-1907
  • Bracken County, KY Births 1852, 1854-1857, 1859-1861, 1875-1878, 1893, 1904
  • Bracken County, KY Death Records 1852-1858, 1861, 1875-1879, 1904
  • Bracken County, KY Marriage Records 1853-1859, 1861, 1876-1878, 1904
  • Breckenridge Co., KY Births 1852-1853, 1855-1859, 1861, 1874-1878, 1893-1894, 1903-1904
  • Breckinridge County, KY Death Records 1852-1859, 1874-1878, 1903-1904
  • Breckinridge County, KY Marriages 1853-1859, 1861, 1875-1878, 1893-1894, 1904
  • Fleming County, KY Birth Records 1852-1853, 1855-1859, 1874-1875, 1878
  • Fleming County, KY Death Records 1852-1853, 1855-1858, 1860, 1874-1876, 1878
  • Fleming County, KY Marriage Records 1852-1853, 1855-1858, 1860, 1875-1876, 1878, 1907-1908
  • Green County, KY Births 1852-1853, 1855-1859, 1861-1879, 1904
  • Green County, KY Deaths 1852, 1854-1859, 1861, 1874-1878, 1904
  • Green County, KY Marriages 1852-1853, 1856-1859, 1875-1878, 1893-1903
  • Greenup County, KY Death Records 1852-1853, 1855-1859, 1874-1878, 1904
  • Greenup County, KY Marriage Records 1852-1853, 1855-1856, 1858, 1875-1878
  • Grayson County, Kentucky Births Vol. I – 1852-59, 1861, 1901-04, 1907; Vol. II – 1874-1878
  • Grayson County, Kentucky Marriages
  • Grayson County, Kentucky Deaths
  • Hardin County, Kentucky Marriage Records 1840-1851 & Some Cemeteries
  • Hardin County, Kentucky Marriage Records 1825-1835 & Death Records 1852-1860
  • Nelson County, KY Death Records 1852-1857, 1859, 1861, 1874-1878, 1904, 1907
  • Nelson County, KY Marriage Records 1852- 1859, 1860-1861, 1875-1878, 1903-1904, 1906-1907
  • Nicholas County, KY Birth Records 1852-1859, 1876-1878
  • Nicholas County, KY Death Records 1852-1858, 1876-1878
  • Nicholas County, KY Marriage Records 1852-1859, 1876-1878
  • Mayflower Families Through Five Generations Vol. 21, Parts 1 & 2
  • Mississippi Marriage Records Thru 1900 Vol. 12-15, Hi – L
  • Civil War Records Deaths Reported by Missouri State Guard & Missouri Confederate Units
  • Civil War Records – Union Troops – Enrolled Missouri Militia Vol. 1-8
  • Civil War Records – Missouri State Guard Infantry Regiments
  • The 49er’s As Reported in The Missouri Republican Vol. 1-10
  • Lafayette County, MO Deaths Reported in The Higginsville Advance, Vol. 1-2; 3 January 1891 to 24 December 1920
  • Lafayette County, MO Deaths Reported in The Concordian, Vol. 3; 1 December 1898 to 23 December 1915
  • Lafayette County, MO Deaths Reported in The Lexington Weekly Intelligencer, Vol. 4-7; 10 January 1872 to 26 December 1913
  • Lincoln County, MO Deaths from The Lincoln County Herald, The Herald & The Free Press Vol. 1, 5 January 1866 to 29 December 1899
  • Lincoln County, MO Deaths Reported in The Troy Free Press Vol. 2-4, 5 January 1900 to 25 December 1936
  • Moniteau County, Missouri Deaths Reported in Misc. Moniteau County Papers Vol. 1, 6 October 1858 to 28 December 1899
  • Moniteau County, Missouri Deaths Reported in The California Democrat Vol. 2 – 3, 4 January 1900 to 31 December 1931
  • Genealogical Abstracts from Pike Co, MO Newspapers Vol. 1-5, August 9, 1878 – July 9, 1896
  • Pike County, Missouri Deaths Vol. 1-7, 9 August 1878 to 25 July 1903
  • Polk County, Missouri Deaths Reported in Miscellaneous Bolivar Papers (includes Marriages reported in The Papers) Vol. 1 – 2, 31 May 1856 to 31 December 1914
  • Polk County, Missouri Deaths from The Bolivar Herald Vol. 3, 5 April 1894 to 28 December 1911
  • Saline County, Missouri Deaths from Miscellaneous Marshall Newspapers (includes Marriages) Vol. 1, 15 January 1858 to 3 May 1895
  • Saline County, Missouri Deaths from Marshall Weekly Democrat News (includes Marriages) Vol. 2 – 4, 4 May 1895 to 26 December 1915
  • Vernon County, Missouri Deaths Reported in Nevada Daily Mail & Noticer (includes marriages) 10 July 1883 to 29 May 1918 Vol. 1-4
  • Long Road to Liberty – Oklahoma’s African American History & Culture
  • Benton County, Oregon Cemetery Records and Tombstone Inscriptions Index to Volumes One Through Five
  • Benton County (OR) Cemetery Records and Tombstone Inscriptions Vol. 1 & 4
  • Clackamas County, Oregon Marriage Records 28 July 1840 to 22 August 1900 & 13 August 1912 to 06 July 1915
  • Index to Marriage Returns Clackamas Co., Oregon 1929-1941
  • Divorces in Clatsop County, Oregon from the 1850s to 1913
  • Clatsop County, Oregon Marriage Records Index 1851-1915
  • Columbia County, Oregon Cemetery Records
  • Columbia County, Oregon Marriage Records 1855-1900
  • Small Cemeteries & Lone Graves of Deschutes Co., Oregon
  • Terrebonne Pioneer Cemetery Deschutes County, OR
  • Douglas County, Oregon Births 1903-1933, 1936-1953 Vol. 1-5, 7-8
  • Cemeteries of Hood River County, OR – Frankton, Shelley, Jackson, Mt. Hood, Parkdale, Cascade Locks, Wyeth, County Cemetery, and St. Mary’s Cemetery
  • Index to Fir Grove Cemetery (Masonic – I.O.O.F.) Cottage Grove, OR
  • Lodge #51 A.F. & A.M. Membership Records 1895-1991 Masonic Temple Cottage Grove, OR
  • Lane County, Oregon Marriage Records 1852-1889, 1900-1904, Volumes 1-3, 5
  • Jane Umphlet Burial – Linn County, Oregon
  • The Cemeteries of Jordan Linn County, Oregon
  • Franklin Butte Masonic Cemetery Linn County, Oregon
  • Knox Butte Cemetery Linn County, Oregon
  • Luther White Cemetery Linn County, Oregon
  • Miller (Shelburn) Cemetery Linn County, Oregon
  • Pine Grove Cemetery, Linn County, Oregon
  • Early Marriages of Malheur County Oregon 1887-1911 (with some 1912’s)
  • Marion County, Oregon Marriage Records 1871-1874 & 1879-1884
  • Marriages Morrow County, Oregon 1885-1917
  • Cemeteries of Multnomah County (OR) – Brainard, Douglass, Havurah, Jones
  • A.R. Cemetery Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon
  • Multnomah County, Oregon Marriage Index Vol. 8-19, July 1890-1906
  • River View Cemetery Internments Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon Part 1
  • Mary’s Cemetery Portland’s Pioneer Catholic Cemetery
  • The Pioneer Cemetery – The Dalles, Oregon 1860-1964
  • Wasco County, Oregon Birth & Death Abstracts 1835-1879 & 1890-1895
  • Wasco County, Oregon Index to Circuit Court Cases 1854-1900
  • Wasco County, Oregon Index to Wasco County Court Records 1 February 1865 to 16 May 1881
  • Wasco County, Oregon Index to Wasco County Deaths 1903-1950
  • Wasco County, Oregon Marriage Records 1854-1914
  • Some Cemetery Records of Wasco County, Oregon
  • Dundee Cemetery Dundee, Oregon
  • Index to Publications of the Washington County (OR) Historical Society – Land of Tuality Vol. 1-3; Doorways to the Past; History is Carved in Stone
  • Washington County, Oregon Marriage Records Book 4 – 1896-1902
  • Five Small Cemeteries in Yamhill County, Oregon
  • Index to Masonic Cemetery Records 1840’s Through 1989 Yamhill County, Oregon
  • Yamhill County (OR) Death Records 5 January 1907 – Decmber 31, 1921
  • Yamhill County (OR) Marriages 1844-1912
  • Tennesseans in the Cherokee War
  • Calico Chronicle – Texas Women and Their Fashions 1830-1910
  • Friday, Saturday, Sunday in Texas – A Year in the Life of Lone Star Football from High School to College to the Cowboys
  • Tales With A Texas Twist
  • Texas Siftings
  • History of the Tenth Texas Cavalry (Dismounted) Regiment 1861-1865
  • Exploring The Alamo Legends
  • Sam Houston with the Cherokees 1829-1833
  • History of Bell County, Texas (with a list of Bell County Confederate Veterans)
  • One Hundred Years of The Owl Club (Collin County, TX)
  • The Unauthorized History of Dallas, Texas – The Scenic Route Through 150 Years in “Big D”
  • Dallas Then & Now
  • Postcard History Series – Denton County, Texas
  • Land Certificates from Shelby & Harrison Counties, Texas 1838-1840
  • 1860 Census, Shelby County, Texas
  • 1880 Census, Shelby County, Texas
  • 1900 Census, Shelby County, Texas
  • 1910 Census, Shelby County, Texas
  • Clark County, Washington Marriages Vol. 1-13; 1852-1923
  • Cemeteries of the Northern Half – Ferry County, Washington
  • Ferry County, Washington – Index to Marriage Returns November 1900 – July 1932
  • Kent Area Marriages Extracted from Early Kent, Washington Newspapers Vol. 1; 1893-1917
  • Kent Area Obituaries Extracted from Early Kent, Washington Newspapers Vol. 1-4; 1893-1934
  • Obituaries extracted from the Renton, WA Record Chronicle newspaper Vol. 1, 1927-1932
  • King County, Washington Marriage License Registers Vol. 5-10; 1889-1895 & Vol. 38-39; December 1916 – September 1917
  • Memorial Records of South King County, Washington Vol. 2, 5 (Books 1 & 3), 6 (Books 1 & 2) & 8
  • City of Roslyn Death Records 1907-1955, Kittitas County, WA
  • Early Birth Records of Kittitas County, WA 1889-1907
  • Register of Deaths Kittitas County, WA 1882-1907
  • O.O.F. Cemetery Records Through 1987 Ellensburg, WA
  • O.O.F. Cemetery Records Update Early Lot Owners Additional Burials 1988-1992 Ellensburg, WA
  • Marriage Records of Klickitat County, Washington 1867-1917
  • Lewis County, Washington Newspaper Abstracts Vol. 1-3, 1884-1893
  • Lewis County, Washington Birth Register 1891-1906
  • Lewis County, Washington Territorial Marriages 1847-1889
  • Lewis County, Washington Death Records 1891-1906
  • Lewis County, (WA) Mortuary Records 1895-1910
  • Skamania County, Washington Births 1893-1926 – Deeds & Miscellaneous Records 1855-1894
  • The Arlington Cemetery Arlington, WA
  • The Arlington Times Obituaries (WA) 1895-1939
  • Early Spokane County, Washington Territory Marriages Book –A-1880-1890
  • Civil War Veterans Buried in Stevens County, Washington
  • Stevens County, Washington Births & Deaths 1890-1907
  • Stevens County, Washington Cemeteries Books 1 & 2
  • Newspaper Genealogical Abstracts The Morning / Daily Olympian Thurston County, Washington 1891-1907\
  • Register of Births – Thurston County, State of Washington 1891-1907
  • Looking Back (Vol. 2) Whatcom County, Washington
  • Tombstone Inscriptions Whitman County, Washington Vol. 1-3
  • Whitman County, Washington Birth Records 1895-1907
  • Whitman County, Washington Death Register Records 1891-1907 and Death Records extracted from the Pullman Herald Newspaper 1888-1929
  • Whitman County, Washington Marriage Records Book D 1892-1897 and Marriage and Divorce Records extracted from the Pullman Herald Newspaper 1888-1929
  • Whitman County, Washington Territory: Gleanings from Selected Newspapers with Every Name Index 1877-1886

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