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  • Atlas of the American Revolution
  • An Index of African-Americans Identified in Selected Records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands
  • Black Indian Genealogy Research – African-American Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes
  • The Huguenots – Their Settlements, Churches, and Industries in England and Ireland
  • National Huguenot Society Bible Records
  • Scots-Irish Links 1575-1725 Part Ten
  • Over There! – The American Soldier in World War I
  • French and Native North American Marriages 1600-1800
  • Jacobites of Lowland Scotland, England, Ireland, France, and Spain 1745
  • Alabama Soldiers – Revolution, War of 1812, and Indian Wars Vol. 11-22
  • General Highway and Transportation Maps – Counties of Arkansas
  • Arkansas 1911 Census of Confederate Veterans Vol. 1-3
  • An Index to the Three Volumes – Arkansas 1911 Census of Confederate Veterans
  • Masonic Death Records from the Grand Lodge of Arkansas 1920-1940
  • Index to Arkansas Confederate Pension Applications
  • Arkansas Union Soldiers Pension Application Index
  • Civil War Soldiers Buried in Arkansas National Cemeteries
  • The Fourteenth Arkansas Confederate Infantry
  • Thirty-eighth Arkansas Confederate Infantry
  • Forty-fifth Arkansas Confederate Cavalry
  • First Arkansas Confederate Mounted Rifles
  • First Battalion Six Months Arkansas Union Infantry
  • Second Arkansas Union Cavalry
  • Fourth Arkansas Union Cavalry
  • Arkansas’ Damned Yankees – An Index to Union Soldiers in Arkansas Regiments
  • Northwest Arkansas Connections: Selected Obituaries, Book 3 & 4
  • Clark County, Arkansas Marriage Records 1821-1879
  • Extracts from The Pilot newspaper: Morrilton, Conway County, AR Nov. 14, 1890 through May 4, 1894
  • Index to the Tract Books for Fulton County Arkansas
  • City of Hot Springs, Arkansas Death Records 1896-1917
  • Marks, Brands, and Estrays of Hempstead County, Arkansas 1819-1959
  • Hempstead County, AR Abstract of Wills, Intestate and Other Probate Records 1822-1917
  • Book C Court of Common Pleas and Circuit Court (Vol. 1 & 2, 1824-1831) Hempstead County, Arkansas Territory
  • Marriage Records of Hempstead County, AR 1817-1924
  • Hempstead & Nevada Counties, Arkansas Cemetery Inscriptions Volume 1
  • Marriages of Hot Springs County, Arkansas 1825-1880
  • Marriages of Howard County, Arkansas 1873-1902
  • Howard County (AR) Heritage 1873-1988
  • Cemetery Records of Independence County, Arkansas
  • Johnson County, Arkansas, Marriages 1908-1924
  • Community News Northwest Johnson County, Arkansas 1912-1949
  • Lafayette County, Arkansas Marriage Records 1828-1907
  • Logan County, Arkansas Marriage Records – The First Fifty Years (1877-1924)
  • Marriages of Nevada County, Arkansas 1871-1901
  • Pope County, Arkansas 1850 Census and Marriage Book A, 1830-1849
  • Pope County, Arkansas 1860 Census and Marriages 1849-1859
  • Little Rock, Arkansas National Cemetery Burial Roster
  • Death Notices in Pocahontas, Randolph County, Arkansas, Newspapers 1873-1920
  • Historical and Genealogical Abstracts from Randolph County, Arkansas, Newspapers of 1906, 1908, 1910-1915, 1917-1921
  • Randolph County, Arkansas Tax Records 1839-1861, 1865-1867
  • Fayetteville Arkansas National Cemetery
  • Marshall Mountain Wave Obituaries, Searcy County, Arkansas, 1976-2005
  • Sevier County, Arkansas U.S. Census of 1860 and Marriage Book Two – April 1853 through June 1865
  • Sevier County, Arkansas Cemetery Records
  • Abstracts from the Sharp County Record Newspaper: Published in Evening Shade, Arkansas, 1885-1888, 1902-1906, 1912, 1915-1917, 1919-1920
  • Index to the Sharp County Record Newspaper Evening Shade, Arkansas 1877-1883
  • Union County, Arkansas Marriage Records 1829-1902
  • Woodruff County, Arkansas Loose Probate Records 1862-1900
  • Death from the Federal Union Baldwin County, Georgia
  • History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin and Williamson Counties. Illinois – From the Earliest Time to the Present; together with Sundry and Interesting Biographical Sketches, Notes, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc.
  • Portrait and Biographical Album of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, containing Full Page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County together with Portraits and Biographies of All the Governors of the State, and of the Presidents of the United States
  • Louisiana Place Names: United States Geological Survey’s Geographic Names Information System
  • The Underground Railroad and The Picayune Connection
  • Caddo Parish Cemeteries (LA) North Vol. II
  • Claiborne Parish, Louisiana Deed Book A Abstracts 1850-1853
  • DeSoto Parish (LA) History – Sesquicentennial Edition 1843-1993
  • Abstracts of the Debt Books of the Provincial Land Office of Maryland Calvert County Vol. 1 & 2
  • Abstracts of the Debt Books of the Provincial Land Office of Maryland Talbot County Vol. 1 & 2
  • A Guide to Massachusetts Public Records – Parishes, Towns, and Counties
  • Western Massachusetts Families in 1790 – Volume 3
  • The Crooked and Narrow Streets of Boston (MA)
  • Mississippi Roots ‘n Records Vol. 6 WPA Mississippi County Maps
  • Mississippi Roots ‘n Records Vol. 1 Claiborne County
  • Mississippi Roots ‘n Records Vol. 3 Copiah County
  • Marriages of Copiah County, Mississippi 1844-1859
  • Jefferson County, Mississippi Cemeteries, Etc. Vol. I & II
  • Mississippi Roots ‘n Records Vol. 5 Madison County
  • Mississippi Roots ‘n Records Vol. 2 Tishomingo County
  • Marriage Records of Winston County, Mississippi Vol. II April 21, 1880 – January 15, 1908 & Jurors Fee Book Marriages May 1875 – November 1875
  • Registers of the Births, Marriages, and Deaths, of the “Eglise Francoise a la Nouvelle York,” From 1688 to 1804
  • The History and Antiquities of Every Town in the State of New York
  • A Guide to Chautauqua County, New York Cemeteries and Burial Sites
  • Genealogical Information extracted from The Chautauqua News December 17, 1879 – August 26 1891
  • Genealogical Information Reported in Dunkirk, New York Dec. 4, 1882 thru Dec. 31, 1899
  • Town of Ripley (NY) Cemeteries
  • Borrowed Identity – 128th United States Colored Troops – Multiple-name Usage by Black Civil War Veterans Who Served with Union Regiments Organized in South Carolina
  • Tennessee Records – Tombstone Inscriptions and Manuscripts
  • Sumner County, Tennessee Deed Abstracts 1806-1817
  • The First Settlers of Austin County, Texas
  • Bastrop County, Texas in the Civil War
  • Brown County Texas in the Civil War
  • Caldwell County Cemeteries – Caldwell County, TX – Lockhart City Cemetery and Jeffrey Cemetery
  • Coleman County, Texas – Marriage Records 1873-1890
  • Early Fisher County (TX) Families 1876-1910
  • Families of Fisher County (TX)
  • Gonzales County, Texas in the Civil War
  • Harrison County, Texas Early Marriage Records 1839-1869
  • The Collection of Kenneth and Sidney Brice – Early Histories of Hopkins County, Texas
  • Abstract of Deeds – Sabine Co. Archives – Hemphill, Texas
  • Jefferson County, Texas in the Civil War
  • Kaufman County, Texas in the Civil War
  • Confederate Dead of Robertson County, Texas
  • Selected Cemeteries of Travis County Texas
  • Powhatan Indian Place Names in Tidewater Virginia
  • Chesterfield County, Virginia – Uncovered – The Records of Death and Slave Insurance Records for the Coal Mining Industry 1810-1895
  • Warwick County, Virginia Colonial Court Records in Transcription
  • Supplement to Warwick County, Virginia Colonial Court Records in Transcription
  • Captain and Mrs. Amariah Louis Huggins: Some of Their Ancestors, Descendants and Relatives
  • Royal Families – Americans of Royal and Noble Ancestry – Volume Four – Pelham – Avery – West – Descendants for Nine Generations of Thomas West, 2nd Baron de la Warr: The Possible American Progeny of King Henry VIII
  • Crozier’s General Armory – A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor
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As the Plano Public Library Genealogy Center has been transcribing the Plano Fire Department minutes from 1940-1955, it has discovered the department wanted an Iron Lung for emergencies in 1947. The Iron Lung would be used for the Plano community for transporting a polio victim to the hospital.

On February 4, 1947 the Plano Fire Department had a demonstration of the Iron Lung by Mr. W. T. Nickerson of Dallas. He “gave a very interesting and instructive demonstration with an iron lung. Dr. Thompson attended the demonstration”. The Plano Fire Department met in a special called meeting on Monday night February 17th for the purpose of selecting a committee to solicit funds from the merchants of Plano to purchase an Iron Lung for the community of Plano. After some discussion, Chief Standifer appointed Homer Horton as chairman. His assistance helped to solicit the necessary funds to purchase the Iron Lung as soon as possible. Fireman Horton had help from E. J. Baxter, R. B. Howey, and Dr. O. T. Mitchell to solicit the money.Iron Lung and firemen

On March 4th, the Department was drilled on how to operate Iron Lung. Each member took part in a drill. During the meeting, Chairman Homer Horton of the Iron Lung committee reported that all the necessary funds had been obtained, $1,209, to purchase the Iron Lung for the community of Plano. The money had been turned over to the secretary with a list of the names of donor’s and amount given. It was requested that donor’s name and amount to be written into the minute book of the Department. He said the full amount was obtained by the committee in about 6 hours from the Plano community.

Fire Dept Ledger 1940 - 1956-0118

The Plano Star Courier is not available for 1947. The minutes of the Fire Department is the only way we know of this wonderful contribution the people of Plano made to help acquire the Iron Lung to be used for emergencies. They raised more than $1209. They spent $27 to buy large rubber bands for the iron lung. (The extra money was probably used to purchase the rubber bands. The large rubber sealers were used on the iron lung.) Following the purchase of the Iron Lung, the department was drilled often on using it. During one of the practice sessions the Boy Scouts of America in Plano were allowed to attend and learn about the iron lung.

Be sure to check the Collin County Images, Plano Fire Department Collection –https://glhtadigital.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p15915coll21, as we add historical photographs and documents throughout the year.  The items will cover the Volunteer Fire Department and when it became the official city department. You could also come visit the Genealogy Center at the Haggard Library to learn more.

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  • Funeral Home and Cemetery Directory – 2018
  • German Mercenary Expatriates in the United States and Canada
  • Early Ontario (Canada) Settlers – A Source Book
  • Alabama Soldiers – Revolution, War of 1812, and Indian Wars Vol. 1-10
  • Who’s Who in Alaskan Politics
  • Arizona Inn – A History
  • Abstracts from Masonic Records Grand Lodge of Arkansas 1862-1869
  • Masonic Death Records from the Grand Lodge of Arkansas 1941-1990
  • Northwest Arkansas Connections: Selected Obituaries, Books 1 & 2
  • Arkansas 1850 Mortality Schedules
  • 1860 Mortality Schedules of Arkansas
  • 1870 Mortality Schedules of Arkansas
  • 1880 Mortality Schedules of Arkansas
  • Cemetery Inscriptions in Southwest Arkansas Vol. I & II
  • First Arkansas Union Cavalry
  • First Arkansas Union Infantry
  • First Arkansas Union Light Artillery
  • Second Arkansas Union Infantry
  • Fourth Arkansas Union Infantry
  • The Twenty-Seventh Arkansas Confederate Infantry
  • History of the Thirty-First Arkansas Confederate Infantry
  • Clark County, AR Obituaries and Death Notices 1869-1925, Vol 1-4
  • Echoes from the Arkansas Unit newspaper 1926 & 1927
  • Siftings from The Morrilton Democrat newspaper, 1929-1931
  • Abstracts from The Jacksonian newspaper: Published in Heber Springs, Arkansas, 1890-1896
  • Cross County, Arkansas Marriage Records, 1863-1960
  • Pence Funeral Home Conway, Arkansas Vol. 1-3, 1881-1945
  • Garland County, AR Tombstone Inscriptions – Eastern, Western & Hot Springs, Vol. 1-3
  • Hempstead County, Arkansas Cemeteries, Books 1-4
  • Lawrence County, AR Loose Probate Papers 1815-1890
  • Nevada County, AR Cemetery Records
  • Smith Arkansas National Cemetery
  • Abstracts from The Sharp County Record newspaper – Evening Shade, Arkansas 1890-1891, 1896-1901, 1907-1911, 1913-1914, 1918
  • Hello, Anybody Here? (KS) – The Teitelbaum Family – L. Toper – Russian Jews 1882 – Russian Mennonites 1874 – Railroad Development Map, 1878-Kansas (Seven Jewish Agricultural Colonies) – Beersheba Colonist List – Charles K. Davis Diary
  • Kentucky Marriage Records
  • Burials in Oakland Cemetery, Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Dearest Mother (NE) – Letters From a Lonesome Sammy 1915-1919, Your Loving Son, George
  • Greene County TN Deed Abstracts 1785-1822, Vol.2,4,6 – 12
  • Texas Almanac 2016-2017
  • Unstoppable Woman – Stories of American Character from North Texas, Book II
  • Selected Cemeteries of Caldwell County, Texas
  • Cameron County Texas Marriages Vol. A, 1848-1855
  • The Hidden City – Oak Cliff, Texas
  • Jefferson County, Texas Marriage Records 1837-1899
  • Limestone County Texas Marriages 1873-1882, Vol. A and B
  • Robert E. Lee High School (TX) – 50th Anniversary Edition Alumi Directory 2012
  • San Saba County, Texas Marriage Records 1856-1910
  • Austin, Texas Cemetery Records – Oakwood, Oakwood Annex, Beth Israel One and Beth Israel Two
  • Keepers at the Gate (WA)

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Spring Events for 2018

Genealogy DNA Interest Group

Discuss and explore the use of DNA in genealogy research

Haggard – Tuesdays – 7-8pm

Jan 2 ● Feb 13 ● Mar 6 ● Apr 3 ● May 8

 

Did My Ancestor Own Land?

How to find and understand land records

Haggard – Thu – Jan 11 – 9:30-11am

 

 Legacy Research

Join the Legacy Users Group for information sharing, research tips, webinars and one-on-one help

Haggard – Tuesdays – 1:30-5pm

Jan 23 ● Feb 27 ● Mar 27 ● Apr 24 ● May 22

 

How to Join the DAR

Learn what it takes to become a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Get help researching your Revolutionary War ancestor

Haggard – Sat – Jan 20 – 10:30am-1pm

Haggard – Sat – Mar 24 – 10:30am-1pm

 

Scouting for Military Records

Learn what databases, books, and other sources are available to locate your military ancestor

Haggard – Thu – Feb 15 – 9:30-11am

 

Genealogy DNA for Beginners

(part of Book in Common – see page 17 of Engage Brochure)

Learn the basics of using DNA testing to help research your family origins

Haggard – Thu – Mar 8 – 9:30-11am

 

Solving Mysteries of Women in Your Family Tree

Tips for researching female ancestors

Haggard – Thu – Mar 22 – 9:30-11am

 

Hidden Treasures

Discover what you can find in courthouses, libraries, and archives

Haggard – Thu – Apr 12 – 9:30-11am

 

Papers from the Attic

Preserving and dating old photos and documents

Haggard – Thu – May 10 – 9:30-11am

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The Lock-In is just over a week away! This is the seventh year we have participated in the Texas-Wide Lock-in. We’ve grown from 5 libraries to 29 libraries participating all across Texas. We are so excited about the event. The webinars will be from 11 am-9:30 pm. The Library will be open from 9 am-11 pm. This year we will have staff and volunteers available to help you with beginning genealogy, brick walls, using the large 17” x 28” scanner, and DNA research. We have a few genealogy and history groups attending so you can visit with them. No registration is required and supper is from 5-6 pm and on your own.

Here’s the line-up for the webinars:

11:00 – 11:50 am Orphan Train Riders: Tracks to Texas & Beyond, All Aboard 1854 to 1929

Paula Perkins

Texas was a vital part of this history. Research techniques and resources will be demonstrated.

Noon-1:30 pm Beginner’s Guide to Documenting Your Family History

LaToya Devezin, Community Archivist, Austin History Center

Learn a fresh approach and up-to-date information in this first-step Beginner’s class.

1:40 – 2:40 pm Discover Local History through a Regional Depository

Laura Saegert, Assistant Director for Archives, Archives & Information Services Division, TSLAC

The presentation will introduce you to the wonderful sources of information for your genealogical and historical work from The Regional Historical Resources Depository (RHRD) Program of the Texas State Library & Archives Commission.

2:50 – 3:50 pm My Texans during the Republic.

Sharon Farnsworth, Registrar for the Sterling C. Robertson Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas

Learn how to track your generations back to your Ancestors during the Republic of Texas through birth and death certificates, census, and wills.

4:00 – 5:00 pm Connecting Your DNA Matches

Diahan Southard, Your DNA Guide

There is much that can be accomplished by first identifying the connections between those on your match list, and then working together to determine how you are related. Learn the tips and tricks to this powerful method of match analysis.

5:00-6:00 pm Dinner Break

6:00 – 7:00 pm Researching Your Czech Immigrant Ancestor’s Background in the Old Fatherland

Dr. Miroslav Koudelka, Genealogy researcher and guide from the Czech Republic & TCGS charter member

This presentation will cover the strategies and sources (both online & in print) to trace your Moravian or Bohemian ancestry.

7:10 – 8:10 pm Get the Scoop on Your Ancestors with Newspapers

Lisa Louise Cooke, Family History Author, Speaker, & Producer, The Genealogy Gems Podcast

Learn the specialized approach and tech tools required to achieve success in locating newspapers, and uncovering the genealogical gems they contain about your family.

8:20 – 9:30 pm Discovering Your WWI Ancestor: Sources & Resources

Earl Pogue, Family Historian & Author

Discover what resources are available to identify and provide information about your ancestor that served in the Great War.

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Our digital collection, Collin County Images, has a new look! It can be seen much easier on a tablet, computer, or iPhone. It is setup to search a little easier, also. The timelines, access to the Library homepage, and our genealogy blog connections are located at the top right corner where the Menu is located or at the bottom of the page.

It still has the same URL – https://glhtadigital.contentdm.oclc.org. Go have a look!

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All events are free and located at the Haggard Library in the Genealogy Center

Classes:

Where in the World Are They?

How to locate your immigrant ancestors

Thursday           Sep 14 9:30-11am

 How to Join the DAR

Learn what it takes to become a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Get help researching your Revolutionary War ancestor

Saturday            Sep 23 10am

Genealogy 101

Learn how to start your family research and fill in your family tree

Thursday           Oct 5    9:30-11am

 Genealogy Databases: Part 1

Learn some strategies for searching Ancestry.com, as well as tricks to take home to use for your genealogy research

Wednesday       Oct 25  9:30-11am

Genealogy Databases: Part 2

Tips and tricks for searching FamilySearch and Fold3

Thursday           Oct 26  9:30-11am

Clues from Cemeteries

Learn the many ways to find the cemetery of your ancestor and the other family members hiding there

Wednesday       Nov 8   9:30-11am

 

Special Event:

Genealogy Lock-In

Spend the afternoon and evening researching at this 7th annual event featuring webinars, genealogy libraries from across Texas, one-on-one assistance, genealogy and history groups, and much more

Friday                 Oct 20  11am-11pm

 

Monthly Forums:

DNA Interest Group

Discuss and explore the use of DNA in genealogy research

Wednesdays     6:30-7:30pm

Sep 6 – Oct 4 – Nov 1 – Dec 6

Legacy Research

Join the Legacy Users Group for information sharing, research tips, webinars and one-on-one help

Tuesdays            1:30-5pm

Sep 26 – Oct 24 – Nov 28

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