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Genealogy Tour

Genealogy resources of the Cornette Library.

Library Tour 2014

The Cornette Library welcomed members from the Amarillo Genealogical Society in a 2014 tour.

Visitors were shown books highlighting resources available in the Loan Shelves. All items were available for checkout to patrons with a TexShare card.


Here is a small sample of the books in the Cornette Library that are available to genealogists:

Item Location Call Number
Ancestral Peregrinations: Part 1 Loan CS 71 B6776 1979 
Poingdestre-Poindexter: A Norman Family Through the Ages, 1250-1977 Loan CS 71 P7537 1975
Kinsmen and Clansmen Loan DA 880 H76 M85
The Scottish Tartans Loan DA 880 H76 S45
To be an Indian; An Oral History Loan E 77 T58
Nations Remembered: An Oral History of the Five Civilized Tribes, 1865-1907 Loan E 78 I5 N37
Life among the Texas Indians: The WPA narratives Loan E 78 T4 L3 1998
Speaking Lives, Authoring Texts: Three African American Women's Oral Slave Narratives Loan E 444 S73 2010
The Slave Narratives of Texas Loan E 445 T47 S52
Speaking History: Oral Histories of the American Past, 1865-present Loan E 661 S64 2009
Death Notices in the South-Carolina Gazette, 1732-1775 Loan F 268 S14 1954
First Settlers of South Carolina, 1670-1680. Loan F 272 B3
Texas Tears and Texas Sunshine: Voices of Frontier Women Loan F 381 T53 1985
Texas Women of Distinction: A Biographical Essay (1962) Loan F 385 M19
The History and Geography of Texas as Told in County Names (1935) Loan F 387 F97 1935
Women in the Texas Populist Movement: Letters to the Southern Mercury Loan F 391 W8 1997
Archer County Pioneers; a History of Archer County, Texas Loan F 392 A65 O5
A History of Clay County Loan F 392 C5 T38 1974
The Book of Years: A History of Dallam and Hartley Counties Loan F 392 D13 H8
The R O Brand: The Story of Alfred Rowe, the Founder of McLean, Texas and the R O Ranch Loan F 392 G68 T74 2001
Grassroots Upside Down: A History of Lynn County, Texas Loan F 392 L9 H54 1986
Here & Gone: Tracing the Past Along Old Trail's Ridge in the Southeastern Texas Panhandle Loan F 392 P168 T74 2002
In the Cattle Country: History of Potter County Loan F 392 P6 K4
The History of the Nance Hereford Ranch Loan F 392 R2 K84 1995
The Randall County Story, From 1541 to 1910 Loan F 392 R2 W3
Tejano Legacy: Rancheros and Settlers in South Texas, 1734-1900 Loan F 392 R5 A46 1998
Two Centuries in East Texas: a History of San Augustine County and Surrounding Territory... Loan F 392 S23 C8
Tracks Along the Clear Fork: Stories from Shackelford and Throckmorton Counties Loan F 392 S46 T73 2000
Early Settlers of Terry: A History of Terry County, Texas Loan F 392 T45 E3
History of Travis County and Austin, 1839-1899 Loan F 392 T7 B3 1967
Hide Town in the Texas Panhandle: 100 Years in Wheeler County and Panhandle of Texas Loan F 392 W47 H3
Wise County History: A Link With the Past Loan F 392 W8 W57 1975
With the Makers of San Antonio Loan F 394 S2 C46  
Welch: The History of a Dawson County Community, 1900-1970 Loan F 394 W44 W44
The German Texans Loan F 395 G3 L5 1996
The Irish Texans Loan F 395 I6 F55  
Hispanic Arizona, 1536-1856 Loan F 820 S75 O33 1987
An Abstract of the Original Titles of Record in the General Land Office Loan HD 184 .T4 A5 1838a
Hill Country Teacher: Oral Histories from the One-Room School and Beyond Loan LA 2315 .T4 M36 1990

Community Patrons

As a public university library, the Cornette Library is committed to making our high-quality information resources available to the members of the community surrounding the university.

Borrowing library materials:

  • A TexShare card is required to check out materials.
  • May check out up to 20 items for 28 days each.
  • May renew items 3 times.

TexShare Card

With a TexShare Card, a library patron may directly borrow books from more than 500 participating libraries in the state of Texas. If your local library participates in the TexShare Card program, you can request a TexShare Card from it.  For example, students at WT could request a TexShare card from the Cornette Library Research & Access desk.

The first time you visit the Cornette Library to use your TexShare Card, be sure to bring a photo ID, your library card from your home library, and your TexShare Card. You will be asked to complete a registration form in order to activate your free borrowing privileges.

Please remember to return any books from the Cornette Library directly back to the Cornette Library, not your local library.

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