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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 highlights from the Reference Department.  Reference books may be used in the library, but do not circulate.  Scanning and photocopying is available.

For more information about the Reference collection, please contact Bob Smith, head of Research and Access.  Email:   Telephone:  (806) 651-2228

Additional Reference Department resources are listed on the Genealogy InfoGuide page of Print Resources.

Reference Books

ItemCall Number
Hispanic First Names: A Comprehensive Dictionary of 250 Years of Mexican-American Usage (1984)CS 2375 .U6 W66 1984 Ref.
The Surnames of Scotland: Their Origin, Meaning, and History (1946)CS 2435 .B55 Ref.
A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames with Special American Instances. (1967)CS 2505 .B3 1967 Ref.
Encyclopedia of German-American Genealogical Research (1976)CS 2541 .S66 Ref.
Dictionary of Russian Personal Names with a Guide to Stress and Morphology (1967)CS 2811 .B4 1967 Ref.
Oral History Index: An International Directory of Oral History Interviews (1990)D 16.14 .O74 1990 Ref.
American Indian Biographies (1999)E 89 .A46 1999 Ref.
American Names: A Guide to the Origin of Place Names in the United States (1947)E 155 .G19 1947 Ref.
Who's Who in Polish America (1970)E 184 .P7 W49 1970 Ref.
Black Names in AmericaE 185.89 .N3 P82 Ref.
Texas Edition of Men of Achievement (1948, 1958)F 385 .B32 Ref.
Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas (reprint of 1890s book)F 385 .B87 1988 Ref.
Texian Who's Who (1937)F 385 .T49 1937 Ref.
Who's Who in Texas: A Biographical Dictionary of Leading Men and Women of the Commonwealth (1947)F 385 .W5x 1947 Ref.
Who's Who in Texas Today: A New Biographical Survey of Texas (1968)F 385 .W55 1968 Ref.
Worthy Mothers of Texas (1976)F 385 .W65 Ref.
The History and Geography of Texas as Told in County Names (1915)F 387 .F97 Ref.
Origins of New Mexico Families in the Spanish Colonial Period; In Two Parts:
The Seventeenth (1598-1693) and the Eighteenth (1693-1821) Centuries.
F 795 .C5 1975 Ref.
Place-Name Changes Since 1900: A World Gazetteer (1979)G 103.5 .R66 Ref.
A Historical Atlas of TexasG 1371 .S1 P6 1975 Ref.
The Value of a Dollar: Prices and Incomes in the United States, 1860-2014HB 235 .U6 V35 2014 Ref.
Finder's Guide to the Texas Women: A Celebration of History Exhibit Archives (1984)HQ 1438 .T4 W5 1984 Ref.
Le Mirage (WT yearbook), 1921 – 1990 (with gap)LD 5905 .M5
United States Local Histories in the Library of Congress: A Bibliography (4 vols.)Z 1250 .U59 1975
Cracker Barrel Chronicles; a Bibliography of Texas Town and County HistoriesZ 1339 .J4 Ref.
A Selected Bibliography on the History of Texas: Including Articles Published in the
Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Z 1339 .S73 Ref.
Texas History Theses: A Check List of the Theses and Dissertations Relating to Texas
History Accepted at the University of Texas, 1893-1951
Z 1339 .C3x T4 Ref.
Theses on Texas History: A Check List of Theses and Dissertations in Texas History Produced
in the Departments of History of Eighteen Texas Graduate Schools and Thirty-Three Graduate
Schools Outside of Texas, 1907-1952
Z 1339 .E4 Ref.
West Texas County HistoriesZ 1340 .W43 C6 Ref.
Oral History: A Reference Guide and Annotated Bibliography (1985)Z 6201 .H38 1985 Ref.
Oral History Collections (1975)Z 6204 .M4 Ref.

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

  • 1928 to current issue:  F 381 .P36 Ref.


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