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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 2014. Visitors were given a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Periodicals department. While these items may be used in the library, magazines, journals, and newspapers may not be checked out. Scanning and photocopying is available.

For more information about newspapers and magazines, please contact Mary Rausch, Cataloging and Periodicals Librarian. Email: mrausch@wtamu.edu  Phone: (806) 651-2219

Additional magazines, journals,and newspapers are listed on the Genealogy InfoGuide page of Print Resources.

Texas County Tax Rolls

Some of the Texas County Tax Rolls are available on microfilm.
Primarily Includes:

Item Location Call Number
Potter County Tax Rolls, 1879-1933 Periodicals Dept - Microfilm F 392 .P168 C68
Randall County Tax Tolls, 1881-1947 Periodicals Dept - Microfilm F 392 .P168 C68

Panhandle-Plains Historical Review

The Panhandle-Plains Historical Review is a scholarly journal that annually publishes articles with an emphasis on the history of the Texas High Plains, but also includes the areas of Texas, the Southwest, and the Great Plains.

Volumes Held

v. 1 (1928) - current issue in Reference Dept. and also Special Collections.

Indexing

  • Indexed in database America: History and Life (1974 to 2006)
  • Print index (1928-1985) available in Reference Dept
  • Subject Index: 1928-1962; 1973-1985 – F 381 .P36 Ref.
  • Author-Title Index: 1928-1985 – F 381 .P36 Ref.

Magazines and Journals

A small sample of the magazines and journals that might interest genealogists.

Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine

Volumes Held

  • 1967 to 2000: Bound Periodicals
  • July/September 2001 to October 2001: Current Shelves

Indexing

  • Indexed in Genealogical Periodical Annual Index. Available through Amarillo Public Library 1962-2001,with gaps)
  • Indexed in database America: History and Life (1/1/1971 to 7/1/1989)

Later Titles

  • American Spirit. 2009 to present: Current Shelves

Indian Historian

Volumes Held

  • 1964 to 1979: Bound Periodicals

Indexing

  • Indexed in database America: History and Life (1/1/1967-7/1/1979)

Later Titles

  • Wassaja, the Indian historian (two titles merged in 1980) 1980: Bound Periodicals

Kentucky Ancestors

Volumes Held

  • 1965 to 1989: Bound Periodicals

Indexing

  • Genealogical Periodical Annual Index. Available through Amarillo Public Library 1962-2001, with gaps.

Kentucky Historical Society Register (The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society)

Volumes Held

  • 1964 to1989: Bound Periodicals
  • 2010 to present: in database Project Muse

Indexing

  • Genealogical Periodical Annual Index. Available through Amarillo Public Library 1962-2001, with gaps.
  • America: History and Life (1963 to present)

Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography

Volumes Held

  • 1938 to 1942; 1963 to 1989: Bound Periodicals
  • 1907 to 2000: free online http://hsp.org/publications/pennsylvania-magazine-of-history-biography
  • 1877 to 2013: in database JSTOR

Indexing

  • America: History and Life (1955 to present)

Pioneer America

Volumes Held

  • 1969-1983 (with gap): Bound Periodicals

Indexing

  • America: History and Life (1971-9/1/1983)

Later Titles

  • Material culture
    • 1984-1989: Bound Periodicals
    • 1984-2010: JSTOR

Texas Military History

Volumes Held

  • 1961-1970: Bound Periodicals

Indexing

  • America: History and Life (1/1976-1/1983)
  • Texas Reference Center (12/2009 to present)

Later Titles

  • Military History of Texas and the Southwest
    • 1971-1988: Bound Periodicals
  • Military History of the Southwest : MHS
    • 1989-1992: Bound Periodicals
  • Military History of the West
    • 1993-2002: Bound Periodicals
    • 2003-2012: Current Shelves

The Prairie

The Prairie
The student newspaper of WT. In its early years, The Prairie included local as well as campus information.
Location: Archives
1919-2010

Canyon, Texas Newspapers

Stayer
(September 19, 1901 to December 1902:  in Microfilm)
Canyon City News
(March 20, 1903 to September 4, 1908:  in Microfilm)
Randall County News
(September 8, 1908 to September 30, 1926:  in Microfilm)
(1910-1926: in Bound Periodicals)
The Canyon News
(October 26, 1926 to present  in Microfilm)
(January 1927 to December 1993:  in Bound Periodicals)

More Newspapers

Austin American
(May 31, 1914 to November 1973:  in Microfilm)
Daily Universal Register
(1785 to 1787, became the Times - London: in Microfilm)
Nashville Tennessean and the Nashville American
(1912 to 1925: in Microfilm)
New York Times
(Sep. 18, 1851 to present: in Microfilm)
New York Times Index
(Sep. 1851 to present: print volumes shelved on Microfilm cabinets)
Pittsburgh Courier, Courier, and the New Pittsburgh Courier
Note:  An African-American newspaper that once had a national circulation of almost 200,000.
(Jan. 1923 to 1992: in Microfilm)
Times – London
(Jan. 1788 to present: in Microfilm)
Index to Times – London
(1906 to present: print volumes shelved on Microfilm cabinets)