Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Planning a research trip

You can waste a lot of time on a research trip, and leave without having mined all the resources available to you in the area, if you do not conduct the right advance planning. Tresa Tatyrek, a veteran genealogist, can help. She will present a program at our library this Saturday from 10:30am to noon on How to Plan a Genealogy Research Trip. Come join us.
The new year is bringing new sources into our collection. One that has recently arrived if the 5 volume set of the Texas 1860 Agricultural Census. If you had ancestors in this area you'll want to take a look at volume 2, even though we are referred to as Collins County instead of Collin. Sometimes people appear in this census that were somehow missed in the population census. Some of the information included with the head of household name are how many horses, how many bushels of wheat, rye, or corn, how many pounds of butter or cheese, how many tons of dew rotten hemp, and the value of animals slaughtered. Come take a look and see what you can find out about your ancestor.


  1. Hi Tracy,

    Congratulations on setting up this new blog. I've no doubt it will be very helpful to many researchers.

    Best wishes for great success!


  2. Thank you so much for starting this blog and making information about researching in McKinney more accessible.
    Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I'm fairly new, as well, and have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    Keeping telling your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

  3. Congrats on your new blog post, looking forward to reading more in the future , kepe up the good work

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