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

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Collection Time Period

This collection contains membership applications covering the years 1892-2010.

Record Description

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas is a lineage based organization and as such, its members must prove their descent from a man or women who rendered loyal service for Texas (prior to the Annexation Agreement with the United States on February 19, 1846) to be eligible for membership. The collection consists of images of approximately 1,525 booklets of applications and their attendant documentation. It is located in the society's headquarters in Austin, Texas.

Lineage books and pedigree files usually accompany the application and may include copies of vital records submitted as documentation.

Record Content

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 and the French Legation. Any woman having attained her 16th birthday is eligible for membership and must be a lineal descendant of a man or women who rendered loyal service for Texas prior to the consummation of the Annexation Agreement of the Republic of Texas with the with the United States of American on February 19, 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 this date. These records consist of 1,525 booklets containing membership applications, ancestor’s service descriptions, lineages and supplementary affidavits and documentation.

Why the 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

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas

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Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source for the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records.  It may include the author, custodian, publisher, or archive for the original records.

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

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

Example of a Source Citation for a Record Found in This Collection

Texas, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Membership Applications, 1892-2010." database and digital images,FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 8 June 2011). Vol. 46, no. 0619-02702 > Image 3 of 369 images, Carrye Latimer Ablowich, applied for membership February 3, 1941. Citing Daughter of the Republic of Texas Records, Vol. 46, no. 2619-2701, Image 2; Austin, Texas.

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