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- Plains Museum Reseach Center , the largest history
museum in Texas.
The Museum is located just 15 minutes south of Amarillo on I-27, on the campus, of West Texas A&M. All the XIT Ranch papers may be found here as well as Charlas Goodnight's and other pioneers who settle this area including "Billy the Kid" and "Hank" Smith, who first settled at old town of Griffin and Fort Griffin, moving on west to claim land he inherited on foreclosure of a "bad debt" becoming opne of the first pernment settlers of the "Llano Estacado"..
The Southwest Collection, a historical research center and archive at Texas Tech University, Lubbock.
Anglo-American Beginnings;the history of Anglo settlement in West TX.
Gene Stark's GENDEX, an index of surname databases.
The Eugene C. Barker Texas
History Collections, and the George W. Littlefield Southern
History Collections in the Center
For American History, at the University of Texas (Austin).
Be sure and look at the page listing all of the Center's collections.
The Archives and Genealogycollections at the Texas State Library in Austin. The Archives houses all of Texas' historic documents, records, and artifacts. The Genealogy collection has an extensive collection of material in print (state collections, family histories) and microform (including the complete 1790 - 1910 United States census, the 1920 Texas census, county tax rolls, CSA, and Texas Ranger muster rolls).
The Texas General Land Office
Lone Star Junction: An on-line almanac of Texas
The American Memory Project Home Page. A priceless collection of still and full-motion images, sounds, documents, manuscripts, etc. from our past, including the Life Histories Manscripts, from the Folklore Project, part of the WPA Federal Writer's Project, 1936-1940. You may also search only the Texas Life Histories.
Index to the Republic of Texas Muster Rolls
The Documenting the American South collection at UNC Chapel Hill.
The horse is an integral part of the history of Texas,
especially to the ranching industry. Selective breeding of the pedigreed
stock brought in by settlers from the east, and perhaps a bit ofMustangblood,
brought about the tremendously versatile American Quarter horse.
Read more about Steel Dust, one of the legendary foundation sires of the Quarter Horse breed.
Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) Library Home Page
The Ranching Heritage Center at The Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock
The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum the official repository of Texas Ranger memorabilia lacated in Waco, Tx.
Texas History and Social Studies from the Armadillo WWW server at Rice University, Houston, Tx.
The Texas Historical Commission, responsible for preservation of Texas' architectural and cultural heritage.
Regional newspapers: the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
The American West, a presentation of its history and development.
The Bureau of
Vital Statistics, at the Texas Dept. of Health
To Submit a High Plains Link, contact
This County is a member of the TXGenWeb Project, which with the other state projects, forms the USGenWeb Project. It is an organization of volunteers working for the free access of public and public domain records used in genealogical research.
This site was built January 18, 1998.
Thanks to Wanda Lovell who passed away a short time ago for hosting this site in the beginning. Also, thanks for Bunny Freeman, for setting this site up for adoption after Wanda's demise.
Copyright; 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,2008 Evelyn Crocker and all submitters.. All rights reserved. This information may be used by libraries and genealogical societies, however,
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