Sunday, April 11, 2010

Bad, Bad Blogger

I've been such a bad blogger! I can't believe it's been three months since I posted last! My personal journal has been very neglected as well! I'm terrible at New Year's Resolutions!

I do have some exciting news, though. I got to spend an entire afternoon at the Fort Worth Public Library! They have an awesome genealogy section. I thought I was going to be looking through reels of microfilm of the Texas death certificates they have on file, but the librarian set me up on a computer and showed me They have Texas death certificates online from 1890 through 1976. I had no idea these were online. I was working on my husband Gary's families (biological: Sallings and adopted: Dillingham). Both families have been in Texas for quite some time. I printed death certificates for William Wesley Sallings, Gordie Emerline Baker Sallings, Fannie Bell Gaskey Sallings, Jessie Lee Gaskey, Ralph Marion Dillingham, and Mary Tennie Conditt Dillingham Smith. Others that I wanted I will have to order because they are much more recent.

I also searched and printed some census records I didn't have. I found my husband's maternal great grandfather Ulysses Stanley Bitner in the 1900 Census for Lyon Township, Dickinson County, Kansas. He was 5 at that time. Ulysses' father is a mystery to me. He seems to have disappeared after the 1900 Census. I'm not sure if he died or divorced. There is a lot of research to be done there.

Well, the grandbabies are up from their naps. Gotta run!


  1. Those Texas death certificates are great, aren't they? I'll have to get to the Ft. Worth library at some point (I'm in Houston).

  2. Yes, Amy the Texas death certificates are great! I was amazed that they are online. In fact, there were more online than at the library. Thanks for stopping by!