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Re: Jesse and Ora Wallace in Texas
Posted by: Joan E. Rambo (ID *****8863) Date: July 24, 2002 at 15:28:36
In Reply to: Re: Jesse and Ora Wallace in Texas by Cyndy Hanna of 65414

TX Dth Idx Online 1964-1998:

Since Roy Lee was born 1906, maybe the Granville on TX Dth & SSDI is his brother:

Granville Wallace, b 30 Mar 1899; d 21 Sep 1982 Lubbock, Lubbock Co, TX; SS card issued in TX.

Here is something I typed and saved in WORD, hoping I wouldn't forget anything. I was typing it over and over and getting pretty sloppy. LOL

Texas began keeping vital records in 1903; you can obtain a copy of death certificate, which should show the names and birth locations of the parents of deceased.

Hyperlink below for TXGenWeb site. Scroll down to “TX County Index” option, find your county and click and look at everything. Sites are manned by volunteers, so they vary in material and information offered. Some will have a list of volunteers who offer to do lookups. Post your query; plus, ask if anyone has a copy of a county history, and will they check their copy for any possible information on your family. If cemeteries not online, ask if a collection of material, or book has been published on local cemeteries, and can someone check the index for you.

TX is a state with lots of good “stuff”, click and look. Ttry “Texas Research Help”, it will lead you to such as: Handbook of TX Online (good for those TX towns not on maps, early settlers, history etc); Confederate Museum (all Rebs); TX Ranger Museum (both museums have records); TX Confederate Pension Idx Online (different then Museum); TX State Library & Archives etc etc.

Near the beginning of the list of sites on the state level is one, “The Texas GenWeb Project Archives.” Click on it then look for your county. Some cemeteries and other county records are archived instead of being on the actual county GenWeb site.

When you finish with “ALL” of TX, look for the very first option on that site – USGenWeb Project – click and you are at the U.S. level, from there you can choose any state, and county/counties within those states – you are off and running, again. You might want to pack a lunch before you begin. (^_^)

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