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The Collin County Yearbooks Collection on the Collin County Images at http://glhtadigital.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ has been updated.  We have the Plano Elementary School – 1956-1958, 1960, and 1962; Collin County Community Schools, The Brave – 1948; Plano High School, The Planonian – 1914, 1923, 1943, 1945-1972; University of Plano, The Pagoda – 1972-1975; McKinney High School, The Bison – 1914-1917; and McKinney High School, The Lion – 1941-1943, 1945-1946, 1948, 1951, 1953, and 1955.  These are available online for you to view.

We do have other Collin County yearbooks available but not online.  Ask at the Genealogy Center Reference Desk.

By the way, we are missing one Planonian Yearbook to have a complete set.  If you have a 1973 Planonian you no longer need, please contact Cheryl Smith at 972-769-4240.  Thank you!


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Do you have Revolutionary War Ancestors who fought or may have fought at the Battle of the Cowpens?


There is a newly published book that looks at the battle from all sides – American, British, officer, enlisted, battle tactics, weather, terrain, etc.

A Devil of a Whipping – The Battle of Cowpens by Lawrence E. Babits is a military history book on the battle, but it is also a wonderful genealogical resource. His research included American and British official records, officers reports, pension records, personal histories, and maps drawn by participants. Some of these maps are reproduced in the book.

A Devil of a Whipping

What I found most valuable were the numerous names found within the volume. Mr. Babits refers by name to the commanders, from major units down to small groups of soldiers, and then references the various enlisted men who provided eyewitness accounts in their pension applications.

If you had ancestors that served in Virginia (Continental Army or state militia units), Maryland, North or South Carolina or Georgia militias or in Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton’s British unit during the American Revolution you may find this volume provides you valuable information either on your ancestor, his unit, or his commanders.

Take the time to review this volume and see if it can provide you with additional information on your ancestor. At the very least, you will come away with a greater appreciation of the type of service our ancestors experienced while serving in the Revolutionary War.

(A Devil of a Whipping – The Battle of Cowpens by Lawrence E. Babits is available for checkout from any of the 5 Plano libraries.)

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  • New England Captives Carried to Canada Between 1677 and 1760 During the French and Indian Wars
  • Dictionary of American-Indian Place and Proper Names in New England
  • Cherokee Intermarried White 1906, Vol. 1-4
  • NASE rodina “Our Family”
  • Flemish American Heritage, vol. 27-29; 2009-2011
  • A Practical Guide to Jewish Cemeteries
  • A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from Galicia
  • A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Russian Empire, Vol. 1
  • A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland
  • Sephardic Genealogy – Discovering Your Sephardic Ancestors and Their World
  • A Guide to Chicago and Midwestern Polish-American Genealogy
  • A Dictionary of Ashkenazic Given Names – Their origins, Structure, Pronunciation, and Migrations
  • A Biographical Dictionary of Canadian Jewry 1909-1914 from the Canadian Jewish Times
  • Dictionary of Americanized French-Canadian Names
  • History of Brunswick (GER)
  • Irish Vital Records from The Scots Magazine, 1739 – 1826
  • Marin, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Extractos Bautismales de la Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, vol. 1-4; 1802-1834
  • Duke of York Record (DE) 1646 – 1679
  • Georgia Pioneers, vol. 23; 1986
  • Chicago Cemetery Records (IL) 1847-1863 Sexton’s Reports and Certificates, Treasurer Receipts, Deeds, and Undertakers’ Reports
  • Green County, KY Abstracts of Circuit Court Cases, Vol. 24-26
  • “Given to Drinking and Whoring” White Maryland Runaways, 1720 – 1762
  • 1804 Tax Assessment Baltimore County, MD
  • Index of Obituaries and Marriages in The [Baltimore] Sun, 1886-1890
  • Settlers of Colonial Calvert County, MD
  • Abstracts of Marriages and Deaths in Harford County, MD Newspapers, 1837 – 1871
  • Somerset County, MD Marriage Records, 1796 – 1871
  • Saint Mary’s Cemetery Newton, MA Epitahs
  • History of Stone County, Missouri
  • New Jersey Bible Records, vol. 1 & 2
  • Early Families of Herkimer County, NY Descendants of the Burnetsfield Palatines
  • The Old Burying Ground at Sag Harbor, Long Island, NY
  • Staten Island (NY) Church Records
  • Lancaster County (PA) Heritage, 1984-1987, vol. 1-3
  • Early Quaker Records of Philadelphia, PA, vol. 1, 1682 – 1750
  • Land Records of York County, PA, 1771 – 1775
  • A Collection of Upper South Carolina Genealogical and Family Records, vol. 1
  • Tennessee Genealogical Magazine “Ansearchin’ News”, vol. 60; 2013
  • Maps of Texas and the Southwest, 1513-1900
  • Reminiscences of the Boys in Gray (TX), 1861-1865
  • First Settlers of Austin County, TX
  • First Settlers of Bastrop and Travis Counties, TX
  • First Settlers of Bowie and Cass Counties, TX
  • First Settlers of Brazoria County, TX
  • First Settlers of Houston County, TX
  • Hunt County, TX in the Civil War
  • First Settlers of Jasper County, TX
  • First Settlers of Jefferson County, TX
  • First Settlers of Lamar County, TX
  • Board of Land Commissioners Minutes for Liberty County, TX, 1838-1841
  • First Settlers of Matagorda County, TX
  • Newton County, TX Marriage Records, 1846-1899
  • First Settlers of Sabine County, TX
  • First Settlers of San Augustine County, TX
  • First Settlers of Shelby and Harrison Counties, TX
  • 1890 Records of Tom Green County, TX
  • Marriage Records of Tom Green County, TX, Books A-D, 1875-1914
  • No Country For Dull Men (Tom Green County, TX)
  • Records of the Robert Massie Funeral Chapel San Angelo, TX, 1906-1930
  • Belvedere Memorial Park Cemetery, San Angelo, Tom Green Co., TX
  • Wilkie-Clay-Fish Funeral Home Austin, TX Funeral Records, 1935-1989
  • English Adventurers and Virginia Settlers
  • King George County, VA Orders, 1721 – 1756
  • Lancaster County, VA Land Records, 1770 – 1782
  • Westmoreland County, VA Orders, 1721 – 1726 & 1758 – 1761
  • York County, VA Deeds, Orders, Wills, etc., 1698-1702; 1708-1725
  • York County, VA Wills, Inventories and Court Orders, 1702-1706; 1725-1763
  • Hacker’s Creek Journal (WV), vol. 2-3; 1983-1984
  • A Tribute to Lincoln County Veterans West Virginia That Is…
  • Roane County (WV)
  • From Martin to Despailler
  • Pennington Pedigrees, Vol. 23-27, 1991-1995

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Field & Staff 16th Texas Cavalry

Earlier this year I posted about finding this unit on http://www.fold3.com.

The majority of 16th Texas Cavalry was comprised of men and boys from the Collin & Denton County, Texas area.

We now have a copy of the unit roster transcribed, printed and available for reference in the Genealogy Center Vertical File.

Come in, glance over the roster, find your soldier’s name and let us assist you in finding more information on his service, his family and hopefully his life after the Civil War.

Good Hunting!

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  • Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory 2014
  • Civil War Genealogy Research
  • Old Southwest Genealogy Research
  • Applications for Enrollment of Chickasaw Newborn Act of 1905   vol. 4 & 5
  • Spain’s California Patriots in its 1779-1783 War with England During the American Revolution – Parts 1 & 2
  • Spain’s Louisiana Patriots in its 1779-1783 War with England During the American Revolution
  • Spain’s New Mexico Patriots in its 1779-1783 War with England During the American Revolution
  • Oxfordshire Family Historian   vol. 19-26, 2005-2012
  • Agualeguas, Nuevo Leon, (Mexico) Church Marriage Records, 1821-1844
  • Baptisms 1757-1791 & 1791-1804 of Nuestra Senora de los Dolores de la Punta de Lampazos (present day Lampazos de Naranjo, N.L.)
  • Deaths of Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, 1802 to 1832, 1833 to 1834, Marin, Nuevo Leon, (Mexico) Volume I & II
  • Marriages of Monterrey, N.L. (Mexico) 1667 to 1740
  • Matrimonios de Sagrario Metropolitano – Tomo 1 10 April 1771 a 4 November 1776 Monterrey, Nuevo Leon (Mexico)
  • Matrimonios de Sagrario Metropolitano, Monterrey, N.L. (Mexico) May 7, 1791 to December 6, 1795
  • Marriages of Sagrario Metropolitano November 1776 – 31 January 1781 & 3 February 17981 – 4 May 1791Located at Monterrey, Nuevo Leon (Mexico)
  • Origen de los Fundadores de Texas – Nuevo Mexico Choahuila y Nuevo Leon (Mexico) Saltillo Tomo II
  • General Trevino, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Extracts-Birth Records—Civil Registry 1869-1883   vol. 1
  • Slaves of Monterrey Nuevo Leon Mexico
  • Baptisms in Tamaulipas (Mexico) Cruillas: 1800-1821 & San Fernando de las Presas: 1810-1824
  • Marriages Cruillas, Tamaulipas (Mexico) 1822-1897
  • Bautismos de San Isidro Labrador 1820-1901 (Present Day Arteaga, Coahuila)
  • Births of San Pedro de las Colonias, Coahuila (Registros Civiles) 1873-1884 (Mexico)
  • Matrimonios de San Isidro Labrador 1870-1902 (Present Day Arteaga, Coahuila)
  • Nuestras Raices: Bautismos Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila (Mexico) Tomoi 1840-1899
  • Nuestras Raices: Matrimonios Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila (Mexico) 1850-1899
  • Bautismos 1738 – 1804 Santa Rosa de Lima, Melchor Muzquiz, Coahuila (Mexico)
  • Origen de los Fundadores de Saltillo, Coah. (Mexico) Tomo I
  • Burials in Tamaulipas (Mexico) San Fernando 1768-1795, Cruillas 1767-1868
  • Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico Baptismal Church Register 1764-1786
  • Baptisms of San Fernando de Austria (Present-Day Zaragoza, Coahuila) (Mexico) December 1, 1756 to July 4, 1797
  • Marriages of San Fernando de Austria (Present-Day Zaragoza, Coahuila) (Mexico) 1777-1812 and Records of Presidio San Luis de la Amarillas de San Saba (Present-Day Menard, Texas) Baptisms 1775-1781, Marriages 1757-1781, Burials 1775-1781
  • The Southern Watchman, Athens, GA Civil War Home Front Coverage 1861-1865
  • Jackson County, GA Newspaper Clippings, Jackson Herald 1886-1890
  • Allegany County, Maryland Rural Cemeteries
  • Sussex County, NJ Deed Abstracts Book A, B & C; Book D, E & F; Book G, H & I; Book K, L & M
  • Coroner’s Reports New York City (NY) 1823-1842, 1843-1849
  • Meigs County, OH 1900 Census Olive & Orange Townships
  • Meigs County, OH 1900 Census Lebanon, Letart & Chester Townships
  • Mayflower Quarterly   vol. 76-78, 2010-2012
  • Historical Atlas of Texas
  • If These Walls Could Speak – Historic Forts of Texas
  • Texas Forts – A History and Guide
  • East Texas Family Records   vol. 31-34, 2007-2010
  • San Fernando Cemetery No. 1 Located in San Antonio, TX vol. I, History & Tombstone Index; vol. II, Tombstone Inscriptions
  • Index to San Fernando Marriage Records (San Antonio, TX) 1742-1850
  • Index to the San Fernando Church Baptismal Records (Bexar County, TX) 1731-1812, 1812-1850, 1851-1858
  • Dallas (TX) USA
  • Houston (TX) A History
  • Houston (TX)
  • Baptisms of Eagle Pass, TX Our Lady of Refuge, Book I, 1863-1872; Book II, 1872-1875; Book II, 1875-1878; Book III 1878-1883; Book IV, 1883-1886
  • Deaths of Eagle Pass, TX Our Lady of Refuge, Book 1, 1864-1907
  • Marriages of Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Refugio Dec 6, 1863 to Oct. 19, 1872, 1872-1893, 1893-1910 (vol. 1-3) Located at Eagle Pass, TX
  • Minutes of the District Court of Nacogdoches County (TX) Book A
  • Baptisms of Corpus Christi Cathedral, 1853-1872 (Present Day Corpus Christi, TX)
  • Capilla de La Mission de Roma Marriages 1853-1869 (Present Day Roma, TX)
  • Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church Roma, Starr Co., TX Baptisms Book I, March 20, 1853 to October 26, 1861
  • Marriage Record Trinity County, TX vol. 1, 1876-1893
  • Victoria County, TX Marriage Records 1838-1890
  • Baptisms 1854 to 1885 of the Graytown Church: La Capilla de Santiago (1854-1877) and Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe (1877-1885) (Wilson County, TX)
  • Su Vida Y Su Espiritu Webb County Family Histories Volume I
  • The Fighting Padre of Zapata (TX) Father Edward Bastien and the Falcon Dam Project
  • Calhoun County, WV 1860 Census
  • 1870 Census of Calhoun County, WV
  • Calhoun County, WV 1900 Census
  • Calhoun County, WV Marriages 1856-1927
  • 1850 Census of Doddridge County, WV
  • 1860 Census of Doddridge County, WV
  • 1870 Census of Doddridge County, WV
  • 1850 Census of Harrison County, WV
  • 1850 Census of Ritchie County, WV
  • 1860 Census of Ritchie County, WV
  • 1870 Census of Ritchie County, WV
  • Ritchie County, WV 1900 Census (with notes) Part 1 (Clay & Grant Districts)
  • Ritchie County, WV 1900 Census (with notes) Part 2 (Murphy & Union Districts)
  • Ritchie County, WV 1910 Census Clay & Grant Districts
  • Ritchie County, WV 1910 Census  Murphy & Union Districts
  • Ritchie County, WV 1920 Census  Clay & Grant Districts
  • Ritchie County, WV 1920 Census  Murphy & Union Districts
  • Ritchie County, WV 1930 Census   Clay & Grant Districts
  • Ritchie County, WV 1930 Census   Murphy & Union Districts
  • Ritchie County, WV Deaths 1918-1940, 1941-1955, 1956-1970
  • Ritchie County, WV Marriages 1843-1915, 1916-1945, 1945-1970
  • National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters 1607-1861, Lineage Book I 2011

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The Genealogy Center has received a shipment of new books. The majority relate to the country of Mexico and the state of West Virginia.

To our Mexico collection we have added seventeen (17) new volumes for the areas of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulapis. These volumes include information on Births, Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths and Cemeteries.

To our West Virginia collection we have added twenty seven (27) new volumes for four counties – Calhoun, Doddridge, Harrison and Richie. Volumes include Census records from 1850 to 1920, Marriages and Deaths.

In both cases these volumes make wonderful additions to their respective regions.

Even if your family lines do not come through either Mexico or West Virginia, come to the Genealogy Center and see if our collection can assist you in your search. We have volumes from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as over 20 countries and/or regions outside the United States.

Good Hunting!

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How many Texas flags did you see flying last Sunday? (I noticed only one in our neighborhood.)

Texas flag

The date was March 2d – Texas Independence Day; the day the Texas Constitutional Convention signed the Texas Declaration of Independence.


March 1836 saw several historic events here in Texas.

Did you have an ancestor present when the Texas Constitutional Convention met on 1 March 1836? How about 2 March when the Declaration was signed? Did one fall at the Alamo on 6 March 1836? or at Goliad between 20 and 27 March 1836?

A new book has been added here in the Genealogy Center – Encyclopedia of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution. It compliments the books and material within our collection to assist you in identifying your relatives that took part – willingly (soldiers and statesmen) or not (victims of marching/looting/fighting armies) in this revolution.

You will find various volumes that identify soldiers who volunteered and fought at Anahuac, The Alamo, Goliad

List of Texians at Goliad

and San Jacinto, as well as other less known locations.

Whether your family arrived before the revolution, during or after, let us assist you in your research.  Our collection is constantly growing. If you have not yet visited the Genealogy Center, come in and take a tour, or better yet, spend the day. If you have visited in the past march back in and see what has been added.

Good Hunting!

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