Thursday, April 28, 2011

Genealogy roadtrip #1

I took my first genealogical road trip over the weekend to the bustling metropolis of Waco Texas.  My main goal was to visit the Oakwood Cemetery where my great great grandmother Dianacy (Dicy) Autrey is buried.  She is next to her daughter Mary Francis Tubbs.  The headstone for the husband of Mary is missing, but according to the cemetery records he is buried next to her.

Dicy A. Autrey
Feb. 24, 1830
Sept. 17, 1925

Mary F. Tubbs
Sept. 21, 1852
July 25, 1925

Francis Marion Tubbs (he would be on the left)
Jan. 20, 1852
June 15, 1940

The cemetery was much larger than I expected and it took a little time to find the headstones in Section A.  Unfortunately, I was there on a Sunday and the office was closed so I couldn't get a more precise location.  However, I'm not one who minds walking through a quiet cemetery on  a breezy morning. 

The second part of my trip was to visit the national archives southwest,, in Fort Worth.  It wasn't as productive since I didn't have anything specific that I was looking for when I stopped by.  It was mainly just to see what they had and familiarize myself with it.  While I was able to access the Footnote database, I wasn't able to find anything new. 

Anyway, I'm looking forward to my next genealogical road trip.  Most likely it will be to hit some more cemeteries in Arkansas, specifically, Pope County.

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