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Posted by: Joan E. Rambo (ID *****8863) Date: October 04, 2002 at 23:17:22
In Reply to: Re: Obituary needed ~ Dallas Co, TX by Johnny Jacobs of 65481

Sorry Johnny, I'm afraid it is your bubble that is going to be burst. I always help people if they do not know how to get to a GenWeb site, but many people know, and I don't want to act like they don't. -- will take you to the U.S. level and -- -- will take you straight to the TX state level.

Using a search engine such as Google, that's -- -- and just typing in GenWeb you will find the USGenWeb and the WorldGenWeb sites.

Now, here is what I give people researching in TX who are new and haven't found out about GenWeb sites. Since you are unaware of the site location, you may have been missing out. GenWeb counties are among my favorite research sites, and I love to share them. I typed the following and saved in WORD, I hope it helps you with your research:

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. Try “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. (^_^)

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