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Assorted Groups  (Anthology, Cultural, Ethnic, & Religious):
    Czech Texans - Czech presence in Texas has been clear and profound. For this group of
         Slavic peoples, language preservation marked, at one time, their ethnicity. Other
         traditions are obvious foods and music among them and for these people, farming
         was not just an occupation but a philosophic life goal.
    Germans - The largest ethnic group in Texas derived directly from Europe was persons
         of German birth or descent. (Handbook of Texas)
    German Immigrants in Texas - Excerpts from three oral interviews. German immigrants
         in Texas are among the topics covered in each interview. According to these
         interviews, what reasons did Germans have for settling in Texas? What experiences
         did German immigrants have in Texas? How do German immigrants in Texas
         contrast with other immigrants you know about in other places in the United States?
    Slaves in Texas - The Texas Slavery Project examines the spread of American
         slavery into the borderlands between the United States and Mexico in the decades
         between 1820 and 1850.

Note:  These items are presented as part of the historical record and should not be interpreted to mean that the WebMaster, in any way, endorses any stereotypes which may be implied by the linked web sites.

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Census & related Lists of various kinds:
    1836-1935 Military Service - Texas Adjutant General Service Records (search engine).
    Texas Confederate Pension Index - Search engine for pension rolls indexes.

Catholic Archives of Texas - The Catholic Archives of Texas is nationally recognized as one
         of the most valuable resources for the history of the Catholic Church in the
         Southwest. Its records span nearly four centuries of development of the Catholic
         religion in the southwestern region of the United States and Northern Mexico.
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Daughters of the American Revolution - State Societies listings; Texas has 192 chapters.
Chapter name & location
General Levi Casey - Dallas (Dallas Co)
Guadalupe Victoria - Victoria (Victoria Co)
John Davis - Abilene (Taylor Co)
Chapter name & location
Mary Rolph Marsh - Bay City (Matagorda Co)
Witchita Falls - Wichita Falls (Wichita Co)
Yorktown Bicentennial - Yorktown (DeWitt Co)
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E
Extinct counties of Texas - GHLL listed and links
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Genealogical/Historical Commissions, Societies and Museums - GHLL listed and links
German Immigrants in Texas - Excerpts from three oral interviews. German immigrants in
         Texas are among the topics covered in each interview. According to these
         interviews, what reasons did Germans have for settling in Texas? What experiences
         did German immigrants have in Texas? How do German immigrants in Texas
         contrast with other immigrants you know about in other places in the United States?
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Handbook of Texas Online - The Handbook of Texas Online is a multidisciplinary
         encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State
         Historical Association.
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Immigration to Texas - Research In The Lonestar State; the typical patterns of immigrants,
         understanding how and why they chose their homes and their jobs.
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Libraries & Newspapers:
    Baylor Univerity - Texas Collection; Collecting, Preserving and Providing Access.
    University of Texas - Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection.

    Newspaper - Texas Online Historical Newspapers.

Lonestar Junction - Welcome to Lone Star Junction, a Texas history resource provided for
         the benefit of both Texans and "foreigners" alike. If you have an interest in Texas
         and its rich history, you've found the right place in cyberspace.
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Migrations to, from and through:
    German Immigrants in Texas - Excerpts from three oral interviews. German immigrants
         in Texas are among the topics covered in each interview. According to these
         interviews, what reasons did Germans have for settling in Texas? What experiences
         did German immigrants have in Texas? How do German immigrants in Texas
         contrast with other immigrants you know about in other places in the United States?
    Migration Records - State of Texas; (Texas Migration / Ship Passenger Lists)
    Texas Czech - Czech Immigrants In Texas

Military History & Genealogy - Company K 2nd Regiment Texas Cavalry
Military Rolls - The Republic of Texas (1835-1845 - index)
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R
Republic of Texas Claims - This interactive search form provides access to more than
         48,500 indexed names included in Republic Claims documents. Search results will
         provide digital images, when available, and/or microfilm reel and frame numbers
         where those indexed names can be found (Texas State Library and Archives
         Commission).
Route 66 Association of Texas - This web site designed and maintained by
         Mock Turtle Press and American Road magazine.
Route 66 (Texas) - For the eastern traveler going west on Route 66 this was cowboy
         country.
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Six Flags Over Texas History - Six flags over Texas is the slogan used to describe the six nations that have had sovereignty over some or all of the current territory of the U.S. state of Texas.

  • State of Texas
  • State Capital City Austin   (Capital since 1839 - located in   Travis County)

    The State name:  Texas comes from the word "teysha" meaning "hello friend" in the language of the Caddo Indian tribes. Spanish explorers and settlers used this word to refer to the friendly tribes throughout Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.
    American History and Genealogy Proj.
    American Local History Network
    Colonial Currency
    Cemetery Listings
    County maps of Texas
    Daughters of the American Revolution
    General History
    Migration Patterns
    State Archives (Govt.)
    State Archives (USGenWeb.)
    State Genealogy Forum
    State Genealogical Society
    State Historical Society
    State USGenWeb Site
    Symbols (Flag, Seal, etc.)
    Timeline (Historic)
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    T
    Texas - Maps (Western Texas & related counties).
    Texas - Maps (Eastern Texas & related counties).
    Texas Adjutant General Service Records - (Military) 1836-1935
    Texas Confederate Pension Index
    Texas Slavery Project - examines the spread of American slavery into the borderlands
             between the United States and Mexico in the decades between 1820 and 1850.
    Texas State Library and Archives Commission - a database of 48,500 persons who
             submitted reimbursement claims between 1835-1846
    "The Texian Empire" - American Local History Network
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    U.S.A. - General Information links page
    U.S.A. - Possessions & Territories
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    Vital Records:
        Birth Records - Birth Records Order Form (Vital Records Dept.)
        Probate Records - Index of 26,000 probate records for 11 counties.
        Texas Death Records - Online search
        Texas Vital Records - Death Records Order Form

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