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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


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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The Genealogy Center at the Haggard Library is hosting a display by the John Cavet Chapter of the U. S. Daughters of 1812. The items will be on display for the month of August. Come to the lower level of the Haggard Library to see it.

A big thank you to a wonderful job done by Carol Tatum, Teena Humphris, Ora Jane Johnson, and Dorcas Helms!

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The Genealogy Center received a message from Proquest:

“On Saturday, 29 July 2017, a ProQuest product maintenance window will launch worldwide to upgrade infrastructure, enhance security, and maintain reliability of your products. During this 9-hour window, some ProQuest products will be unavailable.”

It will be unavailable from 2pm-11pm on July 29th.

Don’t worry it will be back on Sunday, July 30th.

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