*In my Personal Library
| *Stephen F. Austin's Register of Families
Edited by Villame Williams - reprint by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.
||In order to abide by
Mexican Law - Austin was required to register all foreigners to include name, marital
and/or family status, place of birth, where moved from, occupation and when immigrant took
oath of allegiance to both the religion and laws of Mexico - From the originals in the
General Land Office; Austin, Texas A MUST FOR EARLY TEXAS RESEARCH
Colony Pioneers by Worth Ray; Distributed by Jenkins Publishing Company, Austin, Texas
& Genealogical Publishing, Inc.
home" approach covering the Austin Colony which includes not only history, but also
family information on those who settled in Bastrop, Fayette, Grimes, Montgomery and
Washington Counties, Texas - FANTASTIC TEXAS RESOURCE
| *The New
Texas Handbook published by The Texas State Historical Assoc.
||A six volume set - A
REMARKABLE "history encyclopedia as well as biographical/geographical dictionary of
Texas - an exhaustive effort was made to correct errors contained within the original -
some errors still remain
| *Marriage Records of Early Texas 1824-1846
published by The Fort Worth Genealogical Society
||Compiled by Norma
Rutledge Grammer - Exhausting effort by loyal Texans who went into courthouses and copied
the records. These marriages were first published serially in the Bulletin of
the Fort Worth Genealogical Society - goes into depth on early Texas Marriage
Bonds.. Has become a "WELL USED" resource within my library..
| Early American Marriages: Texas to 1850 by Jordon Dodd, et al;
Precision Publishers; Bountiful, Utah
||A collection of Early
Texas Marriages up to the time of Texas' first Federal Census of 1850. A MUST for
comparison of information regarding Early Texas Marriages - Now online through
Ancestry.com by membership.
Depredations in Texas by J. W. Wilbarger 1889 - reprint published by Eakin
Press Statehouse Books, Austin, Texas
||A CAN'T PUT DOWN BOOK
on Early Texas- Accounts of Battles, Wars, Adventures, Forays, Murders, Massacres together
with biographical sketches of many of the most noted Indian fighters, Frontier
Rangers and frontiersmen of Texas.
| 1840 Citizens of Texas by Gifford White; Austin, Texas
||A multi-volume set of
reference books -ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY to understand early Texas laws, land grants,
tax laws, items to be taxed and how much, etc., as well as a listing of early Texans
involved within each volume according to category of the volume.
| *Republic of Texas: Poll Lists for 1846 Compiled
by Marion Day Mullins; Reprinted for Clearfield Company, Inc. by Genealogical Publishing
||By 1846, when Texas
became the thirty-sixth state, there were sixty-seven counties already organized within
the state. This 1846 poll list is the closest thing Texas has as a COMPLETE CENSUS
of the time period. There are 16 "Andrews" listed as head-of-households
and 48 "Jackson" families. Many had already perished due to the extreme
hardships they had to endure.
| "Papers Co9ncerning Robertson's Colony In Texas", Compiled and
Edited by Malcom D. McLean, Texas Christian University Press, Fort Worth, Texas.
19-volume set covering Texas 1788-1842. There is no comparision of material covering
this region of Texas through the translation of actual archival records. Visit Texian Web
for to see of the entire reproduction of Volume 1 - (over 567 pages w/index which is
searchable by your web browser.
| *The Evolution of a State or Recollections of Old
Texas Days by Noah Smithwick - reprint by University of Texas Press, Austin,Tx
||An ABSOLUTE MUST to
really understand your early Texas ancestor! "Best of all books dealing with life in
Texas. Bully reading."...J.Frank Dobie. Covers the time period of 1827-1861, or at
least take the time to read the Online Edition through Lone Star Junction - gives
you the feeling "You Are There"!
A Texas Scrapbook by D. W. C. Baker - originally printed in 1875 - reprint 1991 by The
Texas State Hisstorical Association; Austin, Texas
||Originally printed as
a subscription non-indexed book - now Indexed - Baker attempted to compile selections that
captured nostalgia for an older pioneer life many Texans thought was ending. This book
stands as both an historical document and a research tool. A must within any
Colonization in Texas - A History of the Peters Colony by Seymour V. Connor; 1953 -
Reprinted for Clearfield Company, Inc. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.; Baltimore,
in eight consecutive installments in The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
between January 1953 and October 1954. Not only does this book point out the
Republic of Texas Colonization Law, but also gives a vivid description of Its Originators,
and the difficulties encountered establishing the colony in 1841. Names of the
settlers are given, marital status, county where settled, year migrated, birth state as
well as state migrating from, literate or illiterate, and how many children.
| *Character Certificates in the
General Land Office of Texas edited by Gifford White - From the files of the General Land
Office, Austin, Texas; 1885 Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.; Baltimore, Md.
||To ensure new quality
Aanglo-American settlers, Mexico's colonization laws required the immigrants prove their
good characer either by providing credentials from their homeland or having two witnesses
to vouch for them...thence the character certificates. From these files, place of
origin, marital status, occupation, and family size is provided
| *Roemer's Texas 1845 to 1847 by
Dr. Ferdinand Roemer - originally printed in Germany in 1849, translated in English by
Oswald Mueller in 1935 and reprinted in 1967-now published by Eakin Press of Austin,
||Roemer's Texas has
long been considered one of the best narrtive accounts of life in erly Texas. Dr.
Ferdinand Roemer was a German scientist, who traveled through Texas during the mid 1800s
and recorded his observations in detail, especially the plant and animal life, and the
daily life of the settlers and Indians. He was most interested in attempting to
evaluate all possible aspects of Central Texas which became the homeland for German
immigrants. Some names are given, but the most important aspect of this book is the
economic, social, geographic and political factors he observed during his travels of some
20,000 miles. The events, places, and physical features given lend to a greater
understanding of how the people survived and conditions they had to endure.
| *Gone to Texas: Genealogial
Abstracts from The Telegraph and Texas Register 1835-1841 Compiled by Kevin Ladd and
published by Heritage Books; 1994
||Not Indexed, but full
of any and everything you can think of from deaths, marriages, births, and notices from
stateside sheriffs advising law Rangers and Sheriffs of the Republic of Texas to "be
on the look for......." - FANTASTIC READING, GREAT INFORMATION, all in