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Do you have ancestors who lived, died, or moved through the State of Arkansas?

Does your spouse have ancestral lines that travel through Arkansas?

Here at the Genealogy Center we are receiving a large amount of Arkansas genealogical material.  There are volumes of birth records, marriage records, cemetery records, and military records.

These volumes are both “state wide” and county specific.

Our NEW BOOKS table not only features ARKANSAS, it also has Arkansas material lined around the table edge.

Come in and browse the new additions to our collection.

For those who do not have Arkansas relations, we have material from the other 49 states, over 35 foreign countries, Native American tribes, military, immigration and colonization material as well.

As you welcome in 2018, make this the year to expand your family history and genealogy research.

Our staff here at the Genealogy Center is available to assist you in your research.

Good Hunting!



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It is February and the Scottish Society of Dallas (www.scotsindallas.org) has provided a spectacular display in the Genealogy Center.


Not only do we have a wonderful display that includes original Scottish military uniforms and weapons…


We also have new books on Scottish military units including personnel rosters and Scottish military burial memorials and gravesites.

Our collection has recently added over 30 volumes of records from Scotland,


and both Scottish and Scots-Irish immigration records.

Here a the Genealogy Center we have records preceding the Great Migration from areas all over Scotland.  Also in our collection are immigration lists from Scotland to various localities in the Americas – New England, Georgia, and all points between. Volumes regarding Scots moving to Barbados, Jamaica and other locations in the West Indies.

There are volumes of Scottish Episcopalians, Scottish Presbyterians, Scottish burghs and specific regions of Scotland.

Come view the display.

While you are here, seek out your Scottish or Scots-Irish ancestors.

Our staff is always available to assist you in your search.

Good Hunting!


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  • Blue and Gray Navies – The Civil War Afloat
  • Illinois Blue Book 1963-1964
  • History of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps and Dent Counties Missouri
  • Marriage Records of Clark County, MO 1837-1884, Vol. 1-2
  • Marriage Records of Jackson County, MO 1827-1850, Vol. 1
  • Marriage Records of Livingston County, MO 1837-1863, Book 1
  • Sullivan County, MO Marriage Records Vol. 2, 1859-1880
  • Methodism Moves Across North Texas
  • Baylor Milestones: Remembering the Past – Embracing the Future (Dallas, TX)
  • American Diaries – Volume 1: Diaries Written from 1492-1844
  • Japanese American History An A-to-Z Reference from 1868 to the Present
  • Methodism in Arkansas, 1816 – 1976
  • Transylvania – Tutor to the West (KY)
  • Flatbush Church Records (NY) Vol. 1, 1677-1720
  • Centennial History of Davidson County, NC
  • Texas Rangers – Sesquicentennial Anniversary 1823-1973
  • Navarro County, TX Cemetery Records Vol. 2 – 11
  • Colonial Caroline – A History of Caroline County, VA
  • The Spencers of the Great Migration – Volume 1: 1300 – 1783

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We have just added a few more gems to our Native American genealogy section here at the Genealogy Center.

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1) The four volume set of The Gale Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes.
a. Volume 1 – Northeast, Southeast and Caribbean
b. Volume 2 – Great Basin, Southwest and Middle America
c. Volume 3 – Arctic, Subarctic, Great Plains and Plateau
d. Volume 4 – California, Pacific Northwest and Pacific Islands
An excerpt from the Preface to Volume 1 – “This four volume reference source presents historical, cultural, and current information on nearly 400 Native groups within 13 geographic regions…Each volume includes maps that indicate historical origins of tribal groups as well as locations of contemporary state and federal reservations…”



2) The two volume set – Cherokee Intruder Cases Dockets of Hearings 1901-1909
From the Introduction – “The term “Intruder” refers to an illegal resident in the Cherokee Nation who is living on land that does not belong to him/her. The term “Allottee” refers to a legal resident of the Cherokee Nation who has been allotted, or given, a parcel of tribal land in the Cherokee Nation through the Dawes Act of 1898-1914.


3) Bureau of Indian Affairs Special Agent Horace B. Durant’s 1907 Durant Roll Field Notes – Correspondence and Field Notes Relating to the Census Roll of All Members or Descendants of Members Who Were on the Roll of the Ottawa and the Chippewa Tribes of Michigan in 1870, and Living on March 4, 1907


4) Cherokee Ration Books 1836-1838 New Echota
From the Introduction – “These records were taken over a three year time period and some of them were recorded at New Echota in north Georgia and some of them were taken at Camp Clanewaugh which was somewhere in the area of Ross’ Landing which later became Chattanooga, Tennessee…”

Cherokee Nation Map 1825 RFW

5) Cherokee Valuation Records
From the Introduction – “The records contained in this volume are taken from five small books that were microfilmed by the Georgia State Archives. They are a record of the various groups of men chosen to give a fair evaluation of the property of each Cherokee family that would be displaced in the removal…”

6) Atlas of the North American Indian

7) Who Was Who in Native American History

These are just the NEW additions to our collection. Our Native American section occupies a whole range (literally) devoted to researching various tribes throughout the United States and North America.

So, if you are researching your Native American ancestry, come in and look over our collection here at the Genealogy Center.

Good Hunting!

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Genealogy Center has moved the new books to the front door.  You cannot miss them when you enter.

  • Decorations   United States Army 1862-1926
  • African-American Loyalists in the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution
  • African-American Patriots in the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution
  • Erin’s Blood Royal – The Gaelic Noble Dynasties of Ireland
  • Arizona Territorial Marriages   Graham County 1881-1912 and Greenlee County 1911
  • Alumni Directory – University of Miami (FL)
  • The Georgia Genealogical Magazine Vol. 43-66, 1972-1977, Vol. 71-94, 1979-1984, Vol. 27-37, 39 1987-1998
  • Hardin County, IL Marriage Register 1, May 1884-Dec 1891 Vol. 1
  • Massac County, IL Early Marriage Records 1890-1900 Vol. 3-4
  • Pope County, IL Obits & Tidbits Vol. 2
  • Pope County, IL Chancery Index approximately 1860-1960
  • Pope County, IL County Court Record Book A 1816-1831
  • Cedar Grove Cemetery Inscriptions South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN
  • History of Iberville Parish Louisiana Vol. 1
  • Vital Records of Freedom, Maine Prior to 1892
  • Vital Records of Thorndike, Maine Prior to 1892
  • People of Color – Black Genealogical Records and Abstracts from Missouri Sources Vol. 2
  • Orphan Train Riders Vol. 1-2
  • South Carolina in the Mexican War
  • Slave Records of Edgefield County, SC
  • Greenwood County, SC Cemetery Records Vol. 1-3
  • Spartanburg County, SC Cemetery Survey Vol. 2 – 3
  • Coffee County (TN) Then and Now 1983
  • Holt and the Cowboys (TX)
  • Texas Telephone Co. 1951 Telephone Directory: Plano, Texas
  • Reflections: Sharing Sherman and Grayson County’s (TX) Past Vol. 1-2
  • Lamar County, TX in the Civil War
  • Footprints (Tarrant County, TX) 1990-1991, 1993, 1998 Vol. 33-34, 36, 41
  • Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence Volume 2, New York State 2nd edition
  • The Ultimate Search Book
  • House Histories – A Guide to Tracing the Genealogy of Your Home
  • Central Colonies Chronicle: The Freemen, The Servants, and the Government, 1722-1732
  • National Genealogical Society Quarterly Vol. 101, 2013
  • The New England Historical and Genealogical Register Vol. 157, 2003
  • The Southern Genealogist’s Exchange Quarterly Vol. IX, 1968
  • Finding Your African American Ancestors – A Beginner’s Guide
  • African American Genealogy – A Bibliography and Guide to Sources
  • The German-American Experience
  • Encyclopedia of Historic Forts – The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States
  • Army Service Records of the First World War (GBR)
  • The Black Watch (GBR) – A Record of the Historic Regiment
  • Genealogical Guide to Tracing Ancestors in Germany
  • Researching in Germany – A Handbook for Your Visit to the Homeland of Your Ancestors
  • Palatine (GER) Mennonite Census Lists, 1644-1793
  • The Amish-Mennonites of Waldeck and Wittgenstein (GER)
  • Directory of Irish Archives
  • Tracing Your Irish Ancestors
  • Researching Armagh Ancestors – A Practical Guide for the Family and Local Historian
  • Defenders of the Plantation of Ulster 1641-1691
  • Sketch Pedigrees of some of the Early Settlers in Jamaica
  • Los Archivos Municipales de Aguascalientes
  • Barbour County, AL Marriage Licenses 1838-1930
  • Greene County (AR) Historical and Genealogical Society Vol. 27, 2014
  • The Saline (AR) Vol. 29, 2014
  • Images of America – Tracy (CA)
  • Connecticut’s Black Soldiers 1775-1783
  • The Connecticut Nutmegger Vol. 46, 2013-2014
  • The Moravians in Georgia 1735-1740
  • Cities, Towns, and Communities of Georgia, 1847-1962
  • Georgia Genealogical Magazine Vol. 25-26, 1985-1986
  • Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly Vol. 50, 2014
  • Hawaiian Genealogies Vol. 2
  • Central Illinois Genealogical Quarterly Vol. 39, 2003 & Vol. 41, 2005
  • Moultrie County (IL) Heritage Vol. 11-13, 1983-1985
  • Early Indiana Trails and Surveys
  • Hardin County, KY Marriage Records 1813-1850
  • Hardin County, KY Will Books A – E, 1793 – 1866
  • Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records Vol. 19, 1892-1894
  • New Orleans (LA) Genesis Vol. 52, 2014
  • Vital Records of Madrid and Eustis, Maine
  • Vital Records of Franklin, Maine
  • Vital Records of Sedgwick, Maine
  • Vital Records of Lee, Maine
  • Anne’s Annapolis (MD) History and Times
  • Baltimore County, MD Marriage Licenses May 1, 1798 – April 28, 1832
  • Baltimore County, MD Trader and Ordinary Licenses 1830 – 1832
  • New England Chronicle (MA) – News of New England from January 1722 – December 1731
  • A Fine Place For a City – Titus Bronson and the founding of Kalamazoo (MI)
  • Missouri Historical Review Vol. 97, 2002-2003
  • Ohio Photographers 1839-1900
  • Abstracts of Post Returns for Fort Sill, Indian Territory (originally Camp Wichita) March 1869 – March 1875
  • Whites in Skullyville County, Choctaw Nation: Permit Register 1889 – February 19, 1905; Choctaw Vol. 222
  • A Guide to South Carolina Genealogical Research and Records
  • Ansearchin’ News – The Tennessee Genealogical Magazine Vol. 61, 2014
  • Giles County (TN) Lineage Book
  • The Texas Longhorn – Relic of the Past, Asset for the Future
  • New England to TEXAS Some Family Histories
  • “Curly Bill” Horse Thief, Cattle Dealer, Murderer, Lawman: 1858-1909
  • Famous Texas Feuds
  • Hogar de Dallas Tenth Anniversary Hispanos Journal Vol.10, 2007
  • Historical Accounts of Industry, Texas 1831-1936
  • The Explorer – Texana/Genealogy Dept. San Antonio (TX) Public Library Vol. 18-19, 2012-2013
  • Images of America – Cherokee County (TX)
  • Tree Talk (TX) Vol. 39, 2013
  • Gone To Texas – Quilts from a Pioneer Woman’s Journal
  • Lizzie’s Legacy: More Quilts from a Pioneer Woman’s Journal
  • Scrapbook of Traditions, Annals, and History: Collin County (TX) from 1846-1880 – The George Pearis Brown Papers
  • Collin (TX) Chronicles Vol. 34, 2013-2014
  • Family Footsteps – Comal (TX) Genealogy Society Vol. 28-29, 2011-2012
  • Images of America – Ennis (TX)
  • Galveston (TX) – A History
  • Cemetery Records of Henderson County, TX Vol. 2
  • Hopkins County (TX) Heritage Vol. 31, 2014
  • Kaufman County, Texas Death Notices 1851-1908 Vol. 1-3
  • Waco, Texas – A Postcard Journey
  • The Book of Nacogdoches County – July 1, 1927
  • Trails West (TX) Vol. 5-11, 1974-81 & Vol. 29-31, 1998-2001
  • Images of America – Tyler (TX)
  • Fort Worth and Tarrant County – An Historical Guide
  • Images of America – Huntsville (TX)
  • Images of America – Wood County (TX)
  • Will and Estate Records in the Virginia State Library: A Researcher’s Guide
  • White Servitude in the Colony of Virginia
  • Magazine of Virginia Genealogy Vol. 51-52, 2013-2014
  • Essex County, VA Marriage References and Family Relationships 1626 – 1800
  • Marriage Bonds of Franklin County, VA 1786 – 1858
  • King George County, VA Marriage References and Family Relationships 1721 – 1800
  • Richmond County, VA Order Book Abstracts 1734-1736,
  • Men of Mark – Officials of Stafford County, Virginia 1664-1991
  • Westmoreland County, VA Marriage References and Family Relationships 1653 – 1800
  • History of Stowe (VT) to 1869
  • Book of Albrittons 1609-1979
  • Johnson Gleanings Vol. 1, 1976
  • MX World Vol. 28, 2013-2014

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  • Delta Zeta Sorority Alumnae Directory 1991
  • German Immigrants in American Church Records Vol. 15-17, Michigan Protestant ( excluding Detroit), Michigan Detroit I & II
  • A History of Morgan County, Alabama
  • The Goodspeed Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Central Arkansas – Jefferson, Saline, Hot Springs, Pulaski, Garland, Lonoke, Perry, Faulkner and Grant Counties.
  • Indiana Negro Register 1852-1865
  • Newspaper Extracts from “The Hoosier State” Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana Jan. 3, 1894 – Dec. 25, 1895
  • German Settlers of Iowa Their Descendants and European Ancestors
  • Index to Kentucky Wills To 1851 – The Testators
  • Maryland 1830 Census Index
  • Maryland Gazette 1727-1761
  • Abstracts of Charles County, MD Court and Land Records, Vol. 1-3, 1658 – 1722
  • Early Missourians and Kin Vol. 1-2
  • Missouri Birth and Death Records Vol. 1-4
  • Greene County, MO Marriages 1833-1906, Vol. 1-12
  • Greene County, Missouri Cemeteries Vol. 1-11
  • The Early Marriages of Strafford County, NH 1630-1860 Vol. 1-2
  • The Early Marriages of Strafford County, NH 1630-1870 Supplement
  • East New Jersey Land Records 1715 – 1791
  • Linden, New Jersey
  • New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer
  • Butler County, OH Land Records Vol. 2 1816-1823
  • Abstracts of the Records of Onslow County, NC 1734-1850 Vol. 1-2
  • Oregon Burial Site Guide
  • Abbeville District, South Carolina Wills Vol. 1 & 2
  • Cemeteries of Upper Colleton County, SC
  • Darlingtoniana – A History of People, Places and Events in Darlington County, SC
  • Obituaries and Marriage Notices From the Tennessee Baptist: 1844-1862
  • Lighthouses of Texas
  • Texas 1850 Census Index
  • Miscellaneous Texas Newspaper Abstracts – Deaths – Vol. 2
  • Texas Confederate Pensions Vol. 1-3
  • Early Czech Schools (TX) Vol. 1-2
  • University of North Texas Alumni Directory 2010
  • Discovering Galveston County’s Past: Images II of Galveston County, Texas
  • The History of First Baptist Church Longview, TX 1871-1991
  • A History of Baylor University College of Medicine 1900-1953
  • The Confederate Guns of Navarro County (TX)
  • History of Parker County (TX) and The Double Log Cabin
  • A New History of Parker County (TX)
  • Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, TX
  • Old Rappahannock County, VA Deed Abstracts 1656-1664 Vol.1-2
  • Richmond County, VA Court Orders 1721-1752: Every Name Index
  • Richmond County, VA Will Book No. 4, 1717-1725
  • Richmond County, VA Deed Abstracts 1719-1721
  • Annals of Tazewell County, VA from 1800 to 1924 Vol. 1-2
  • Alexander Beall – 1649-1744 of Maryland One Line of Descent In America
  • Hudson Immigrants and the Geography of Early Settlement
  • “Hudson Ancestors My Father Never Knew”
  • Hudson Records of North Carolina Vol. 1
  • Rogers – Skelton and Allied Families
  • Stinnett, Guest & Allied Lines

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Many things happened in the last month or two that I want to share them all.

  • The biggest announcement is that the Genealogy Center received an Indus BookScanner 9000.  It can scan items up to 18″x24″.  It is available for the public and staff to use.  The first thing we scanned was the 1973 Planonian.  It took two hours to scan while earlier scans would take us up to a week to scan.  Several patrons have brought their old photographs that are too big for the home scanners.  It was very easy to scan.  They loved the outcome.  You can bring in your larger documents or photographs and scan them for free.  Just one thing — Do Not Wear Jewelry around the machine.  It can scratch the glass.
  • We have completed or nearly completed several digital collections for the Collin County Images, http://glhtadigital.contentdm.oclc.org. The Thursday Study Club and Junior Thursday Study Club Collection has minutes, yearbooks and other miscellaneous documents from the 1930s to 2002 available.  These items tell us about what the women were doing during WWII, they mention who was sick or had died, and they let us know what these women were doing over the years to support Plano and other groups in the area. The James Edwards Collection is documents and photographs from the past mayor of Plano, two-year terms from 1978 to 1982. He was the founding President of the Plano Preservation Association. He also was President of William Carey College in 1990. The documents in the collection represent his life during that time. The John Liles Collection includes photographs and documents used in his research about his family surnames Couch, Liles, and Nellis.John Liles grew up and attended college in El Paso, Texas, where his parents moved from Haviland, Kansas. He moved to Plano in 1970 to work at Texas Instruments. While in Plano, John researched and wrote two family histories, which may be found in the Genealogy Center at the Haggard Library.
  • The Gladys Bishop Harrington Collection is not complete but being added to over the next few months.  We have added photographs of her family.  We have some documents from her time operating the Plano Public Library.  We will also be adding items from her scrapbooks as she traveled all over the world with the WFAA Tour Group (farmers and ranchers from Texas).
  • We have received several new donations of older documents and photographs.  They represent the Carpenters, Sherrills, Bagwills, and a few other families of the area.  We look forward to putting them in our digital collection in the next few months.  If you have family documents or photographs of early settlers/pioneers of Collin County, we would love to scan them and be able to put them online for others to enjoy.  We accept donations to keep in our Archival Room that is temperature and humidity controlled.  But if you want the items back, we will do that. We just want to be able to share with others who lived in this area and what has happened during the years.
  • Coming Soon – Many maps of Collin County – We bought just about everything the Texas General Land Office had on Collin County.  We have to get another map case because we don’t have enough room.  I’m really excited to show all that off.   When they are ready we will let you know.

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