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

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Printed in the Taylor Daily Press & Thorndale Champion
27 May 2004

History Guide: African-American Texans

Wayne Decker, is working on a guide to resources in the history of African-American Texans, for the University of Texas Office of Community Relations, on-line at: http://www.utexas.edu/admin/outreach/.

The goal of this project is to have all the resources, genealogical and historical, listed in one place to assist students and historians to find African-American materials in Texas.

Do you know of any such resources in your community? These would include library collections, archives, oral history recordings, museums, historic sites, etc.

If so, can you briefly describe them so that that can be included in the guide? P

Do you have any contact information for other institutions that may know about similar resources?

It would also be helpful to know about any websites or printed material that describe the resources.

If you have any information that should be included in this new guide, contact: Wayne Decker, e-mail < wdeckercapst@hotmail.com >, or write: Univ. of Texas at Austin, Office of Community Relations, P. O. Box N, Austin, TX 78713-8914.

Maps, Maps and more Maps

One of the best and probably least known on-line map archives is at the Texas State Library & Archives on-line at: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/maps/introduction.html.

The Texas State Archives Map Collection contains original, photo-reproduced, and compiled maps covering the period from the early 17th through the late 20th centuries. For general information about the holdings and descriptive information available, read the map introduction. For specific information to assist searching, read map index and type descriptions, map subjects lists, and guide to codes. For reproductions policy, read notes on map preservation, access and copies.

To search for a map, go to: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/maps/index.html

For more on maps in other Record Groups and Collections held by the State Library, visit: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/maps/mapsinother.html

In this column, I will be glad to highlight and review any family history, genealogy, county history, or similar book, free of charge, if you donate a copy of the book or item. After it has been highlighted and reviewed, on a space available basis, it will be donated to the genealogy section of a library. You will receive an acknowledgment of the donation from the library. Mail item or book to me at the below address.

Lynna Kay Shuffield has written several books related to Texas genealogy and military history. She has spoken before numerous genealogy and veterans groups. Also, is a County Coordinator for the Texas GenWeb Project. Regretfully, she cannot help with individual genealogical research. Please visit the website for this column at: http://www.geocities.com/lks_friday/COLUMN-001.htm or if you have any questions, comments, suggestions for column topics, genealogy or historical society announcements, please contact her at: P. O. Box 16604, Houston, Texas 77222-6604 or e-mail: lksfriday@sbcglobal.net

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