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The Daily Genealogist: Dallas Genealogical Society

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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
Assistant Editor

Dallas Genealogical Society, Texas

Dallas is a large city in northeastern Texas. The Dallas Genealogical Society has made a number of resources available on its website. Click on the Resources tab in the contents list near the top of the homepage to access them.


Click on the Cemeteries link in the contents list to open the Cemeteries main page. Nearly thirty cemeteries can be accessed, most through a unified database. Click on the name of one of the cemeteries included in the unified database for the cemetery location and other pertinent information. Click on the Search Database link in the contents list to access the database search page. The database can be searched by name. You can search the entire database or select a particular cemetery from the dropdown list. There is a search box for cemetery section and a dropdown list for military service. The data fields in the search results include cemetery, stone type, last name, first, middle, and maiden names, date born, date died, section, subsection, subsection number, part of lot, grave number, and more info. Click on the More Info button to open a detailed record page containing additional information such as spouse’s name, date buried, lot owner’s name, funeral home, tombstone inscription, notes, and military service. The notes field may include the names of other relatives.

The records of the five cemeteries that have not yet been migrated to the unified database may also be accessed from the cemeteries main page. They are the Farmers Branch (also know as Keenan), Marsh and Webb Chapel Cemeteries, Pioneer Cemetery, and Wood Creek Cemetery. Clicking on these cemetery names in the contents list will allow you to view burial listings.

As noted on the website, the Dallas Genealogical Society does not plan to transcribe the records for some area cemeteries because they are available by contacting the cemetery directly. The cemeteries are Forest Lawn Cemetery, Greenwood Cemetery, Laurel Land Memorial Park, Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Lincoln Memorial Park, Restland Cemetery, Rose Lawn Cemetery, and Sparkman-Hillcrest Cemetery and Mausoleum.

Local Records Databases

Click on the Local Records link in the contents list to open the local records main page. The resources here include the following databases.

Mortality Schedules: This database contains extracted mortality schedule data for Dallas for 1850, 1860 and 1870. The data fields include some or all of the following: name, age, sex, marital status, place of birth, month died, occupation of the deceased, cause of death, and length of illness.

14th District Court Records: This database comprises abstracts from the 14th District Court Minute Book A, for 1846 through 1855. Page numbers are cited in the transcription.

County Tax Records: The tax records in this database were transcribed from reel 1 of the Dallas County Tax Records, and cover 1846 and 1847. The database is searchable by last name and first name. Searches can be limited by stream (name of a creek, etc.) and year. The data fields include last name, first name, acres, grantee, stream, total value, page, roll, and year.

Marriage Records: The genealogical society has transcribed Dallas County Marriage Books A through W, covering 1846 to 1899. Only Marriage Book O, which covers the period from August 6, 1895 through November 26, 1896, is available online. The database can be searched by groom’s last name, bridge’s last name, and officiate’s last name. You can also select the officiate’s name from a dropdown list. The data fields in the results returned include the groom’s full name, bride’s full name, officiate’s full name, marriage date, book, page, and ID number.

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