Texas, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Membership Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Key genealogical facts included in the application forms and lineages include:

  • Applicant’s name
  • Name of ancestor
  • Birthplace of ancestor
  • Texas residence of ancestor
  • Applicant’s birthplace
  • Genealogical information about applicant’s ancestors
  • Description of ancestors’ military service

How to Use the Record

The digital collection is a browse collection. It is organized by volume, application number and years. Later volumes were not assigned volume numbers. If you have the application number, you should be able to find it in one of the ranges listed in the browse lists. Another option is to look in the folders for the year that your family member might have joined the Association.

Record History

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas is a lineage society which acts as custodians for several historical sites in Texas, including the Alamo. Members must be descendants of residents of Texas prior to Statehood, which took place in February 1846. Ancestors must have also been Texas land grant owners, other early Texas residents, soldiers, sailors and civil officers who either helped establish Texas Independence or assisted the Republic of Texas in maintaining its independence prior to statehood. These records consist of 1,525 booklets containing membership applications, ancestor’s service descriptions, lineages and supplementary affidavits and documentation.

Why this Record Was Created

The Association website, which is linked in the “Related Websites” section of this article includes a list entitled “our ancestors” that lists ancestors of members of the Association, and their birth and death information.

Record Reliability

The information in the records is usually reliable, but is depends upon the accuracy of applicant.

Related Websites

Daughters of the Republic of Texas
Link to: http://www.drtinfo.org/membership

Related Wiki Articles

Texas Societies

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Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection

  • United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71
  • Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023

Sources of Information for This Collection

Texas. Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Membership Applications, 1892-2010, Austin, Texas.