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For questions about ancestors and records in the US state of Texas, including questions pertaining to the period before the state's admission to the US (1845) when it was Spanish, later Mexican territory, and then the Republic of Texas.

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Locating New England telegraph man (Lemuel Keyser Preston) ca1850?

Charles H. Dillion, a 20th-century Texas telegraph man and author, called Lemuel Keyser "L. K." Preston the "pioneer of the telegraph in Texas."1 According to his earlier 1852 marriage record (...
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Seeking publication specifics for a 20th century news article (USA)

Charles H. Dillon (1889-1967) worked in different capacities for Western Union in Dallas, Texas. In the 1940s and 1950s, he wrote articles about the telegraph for the Texas Almanac and other ...
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How to determine county from county number in Texas birth index?

The Texas birth index from 1956 gives a county number of 057 for a birth record I found, how can you determine what county that corresponds to, and more generally, how can I map any county number in ...
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What year is this photo likely taken?

I've got a glossy photo that measures 3"×4.75" of a man near Devil's River, Texas with a car in the background. The back of the photo has a blue 10 on it from the film processing. What is the ...
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Dating photograph of car, man and dog from perhaps 1930s/40s in Texas (or perhaps Missouri)?

I have a picture of a man with his dog in a car and I'm trying to approximate the date of the picture to help figure out which relative is in the picture. I'm thinking it is from the 1920s or 1930s ...
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Identifying military portrait found in Texas?

We have this portrait and have been trying to identify it with no avail. The family is from Goliad, Texas, if that helps. Do you have any thoughts about the year, country, what the uniform ...
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What is the model of the car in this photo?

This photo is from 1925 in Big Lake, Reagan, Texas. Can anyone tell what the make of the vehicle is? Photo is Developed by Sun Company, Kodak Finishers, San Antonio, TX with number 217 stamped on ...
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Where is Hockaday School 1940 census page?

I'm looking for a student who I believe attended the Hockaday boarding school for girls during the 1940 census. I used http://stevemorse.org/census/unified.html to lookup the ED number of 255-181 for ...
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Adding adoptive grandfather's surname in Texas, USA?

My husband's grandmother married a man who adopted her son, but he kept his original surname. Due to family issues, my husband was raised most of his life by his adoptive grandfather. He is ...
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Locating Robert Bruce Moore who was born 1893 in Texas and disappeared in about 1917?

Robert Bruce Moore: was born in Oct 1893 in Texas, USA was recorded in 1900 census in Justice Precinct 1, Young County, Texas, USA as being born Oct 1893 in Texas was recorded in 1910 census in ...
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Dating photo of family members in front of house in Texas?

I've got a family photo: I believe the boy, second from left, is either born in 1901 or 1930, so given the boy looks to be around 12, that would make photo taken around 1912 or 1942. Can we tell ...
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How to locate 1940 United States census pages by address?

I'm not able to locate a George Bismark Foster, married to Ola Kathleen Mundy in the 1940 census records by name search. I know they were still alive because I have found an April 27, 1942 WWII draft ...
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Seeking Obituaries for Midland, Texas from 1970s and before?

I am looking for a directory online in which I could view old obituaries from Midland, Texas, USA. There are plenty of places to view recent ones, but where can I view older ones. I am particularly ...
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Finding obituaries for people who died in Houston, Texas in the 1930s?

Where can I locate an obituary for Bert Newton Long who died July 11, 1935 in Houston, Texas? His grandchild gave me his name, and only knew he died there. All other known relatives know nothing. I ...
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Approximate Date of this early 20th century photo?

Here is the photo: I'm guessing it is around 1915, but wondering if there are clues in the photo to date it better? The photo measures 3.25" x 3.875" and is probably taken in Texas. Does the ...
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Dating photo of train station depot in Mertzon, Texas?

I've got a photo of what I think is a postcard showing the train depot in Mertzon, Texas: I'm wondering what the likely date is?
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When was grandfather in Huntsville Prison?

A man might be my biological grandfather, but he was in Huntsville prison during the 1950's. I have some data, but can't figure out when he was in prison, when paroled, when he returned, etc. ...
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Would Jewish marriages be listed in the records?

If a Jewish couple were married according to Jewish law (with a rabbi officiating, etc.), would the marriage show up in any city records? Looking for early 1900s, around 1917 or so, in Texas (...
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Finding names of people serving at Harlingen Air Force Base in Texas during 1950s?

I'm looking for a man, and proving that the one I've found served at Harlingen Air Force Base during the 1950s, would confirm that it's the right man of that name. Are those records available online?
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