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Genealogy by the States – Week 28 – Texas

Posted by on Sunday, 14 July, 2013

This week’s blogging prompt is the State of Texas. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to Texas. If you don’t have any connections to Texas, find a Texas resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 7/14/2013 – 7/20/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.


My family connection to Texas is a fairly recent connection. Leslie and I are second cousins once removed. She was born in Texas. We are both descendants of Joseph Charles Sanders and Mary Agnes Fraher. She she is likely to be still living, I’ve chosen only to provide her first name and no other details. Hopefully, I will be able to reconnect with her and that line soon. Perhaps she will happen across this blog and reach out to me.

A few Texas Genealogy Links

Texas Newspaper Archives at Genealogy Bank

Thrifty Thursday – East Texas Digital Archives

Posted by on Thursday, 10 May, 2012

The East Texas Digital Archives is a website you’re going to want to explore if you have ancestors from the East Texas area. There are almost twenty different collections each with it’s own unique treasures. Below are some links to just a few of the many collections;

Many of these collections contain digitial images of the original documents as well as a transcription. You might find a civil war letter written by or to your ancetsor or from the unit in which they served. You could find funeral records about one of your relatives.

For researching East Texas ancestors a trip to the East Texas Digital Archives will be well worth the time.