"Our Loose Ends" Genealogy Column
by Lynna Kay Shuffield
Houston, Texas

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Welcome to the "Our Loose Ends" genealogy column
written by Lynna Kay Shuffield and published in the several
Central Texas newspapers as well as through an on-line mailing list.

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If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, please contact me via e-mail to discuss details. It is my goal to provide you with a great source for genealogical information, so continue to visit this site on a regular basis and watch it grow. I will be glad to make suggestions to help you with your research, but unfortunately, I will be unable to personally assist with the research.

I am a graduate of Sam Houston Senior High School (Class of 1975); the University of Houston-Downtown (Class of 1978 & 1979); and, attended Rice University Navy ROTC program for four-years (Class of 1979).

I have conducted genealogy research in most of the Southern States. In addition, I have written numerous articles in national, state and privately published genealogical and local history periodicals. I have spoken to many genealogy and veteran groups all over the State of Texas. Also, I have appeared on numerous television and radio programs discussing various topics related to Texas genealogy and military history.

At-Large Member of the Daughters of the American Revolution; Oran M. Roberts Chapter 440, United Daughters of the Confederacy; and, the Texas Star Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

A former Major in the State Military Forces of Texas and a graduate of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Command & General Staff College (3 June 1998). Life Member, National Guard Association of Texas.

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I have published several books on Texas genealogy and military history. Currently, I am working on five books for publication by the end of the year. My main area of specialization is 20th Century Military History and War Dead Research.

The books I have written, compiled or edited:
  • "Fayette, Jefferson County, Mississippi: Gleanings from the Fayette Watch-Tower (1855, 1856 & 1857) and Jefferson Journal (1857 & 1858) Newspapers"
  • "Fayette, Jefferson County, Mississippi: Gleanings from The Fayette Chronicle (1908) Newspaper"
  • "Death Notices from the 1926 Semi-Centennial Edition of the Port Gibson Reveille: Published in Port Gibson, Claiborne Co., MS"
  • "Harris County, Texas: Cemeteries with Historic Texas Cemetery Dedication from the Texas Historical Commission, 2002 through 2008"
  • "List of Poll Taxes (and City Exemptions) for Harris County 1905: Copied from original in Collector's Office / issued by Cabeen Blake, Chas. C. Maes, [and] Wm. Freckmann; Alphabetical index prepared by Lynna Kay Shuffield"
  • "Houston, Harris County, Texas: Dawson Lunnon Cemetery"
  • "Records of the Confederate States Quartermaster Trans-Mississippi Depot at Houston, Harris County, Texas 1 Feb. 1865 to 22 May 1865: From the Official Records of the City Secretary's Office City of Houston, Texas"
  • “Milam County, Texas 1867 Voter’s Registration”
  • "Milam Telegram: 1871 Newspaper Clippings, Cameron, Milam County, Texas"
  • "Milam County, Texas: Index to the Tax-in-Kind, 1864-1865"
  • "Index, A Pictorial History of Cameron (Milam County) Texas: Published by the Cameron Herald Newspaper"
  • "Milam County, Texas: Newspaper Gleanings for Men and Women of World War II"
  • "Milam County, Texas: Divorces 1874-1919"
  • "Milam County, Texas: Various Church Histories"
  • "Milam County, Texas: Various Community Histories"
  • "McFadden Family of Lamar County, Texas"
  • "Texas Merchant Marine World War II Casualties by City and County"
  • Index to the "Descendants of James Tarpley Durdin and Sara Washington Ricks Durdin"
  • "Texas State Guard"
  • "Roster of Neighborhood Civic Clubs of Houston (Harris County, Texas)"

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This webpage was last created on 13 Sept 1999 and was moved to NEW URL on 1 May 2009 last revised on 15 Apr 2013

Copyright © 1999-2013 Lynna Kay Shuffield - All rights reserved.
P. O. Box 16604
Houston, Texas 77222-6604