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Allen, Desmond Walls

Overview
Works: 268 works in 404 publications in 1 language and 7,707 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  History  Genealogy  Registers (Lists)  Lists  Sources  Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Composer, Editor
Classifications: CS16, 929.1
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Most widely held works by Desmond Walls Allen
First steps in genealogy : a beginner's guide to researching your family history by Desmond Walls Allen( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how to research your family history, beginning with personal scrapbooks and photo albums, to exploring census data, court and church records, organizing genealogical information as you find it, and more
Family history detective : a step-by-step guide to investigating your family history by Desmond Walls Allen( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A step-by-step guide to investigating your family tree and discovering your family history
Beginner's guide to family history research by Desmond Walls Allen( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Given by Eugene Edge III
Arkansas' Damned Yankees : an index to Union soldiers in Arkansas regiments by Desmond Walls Allen( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arranged in alphabetical order by surname
Social Security applications : a genealogical resource by Desmond Walls Allen( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index to Arkansas Confederate soldiers by Desmond Walls Allen( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arkansas land patents, Clark County : granted through 30 June 1908 by Desmond Walls Allen( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This vol. is an index with annotations
Arkansas 1850 census every-name index by Bobbie Jones McLane( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to get the most out of death certificates by Carolyn Earle Billingsley( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A death certificate can be a gold mine. Sometimes genealogists only consider a death certificate as a document that might reveal the names of the deceased's parents, but a death certificate contains and implies so much more. The information on the certificate itself is valuable, but have you thought about the places to which a death certificate can lead? This booklet is written to allow you to find death certificates, to wring every possible piece of information from those death certificates, to follow up on their information, and to find alternate sources for death records"--Page 1
Arkansas Union soldiers pension application index by Desmond Walls Allen( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains an index to pension applications (approved & denied) filed by men who served in Arkansas Union units. Union pensions were based on the military service unit of the veteran, so this index can be used to trace the movement of men who served in Arkansas units, then moved to other parts of the county after the war. Death dates/places are listed for nearly 1/3 of the veterans. Earliest application year for invalid, widow, contesting widow, minor, mother, father, etc. pension is listed. The book includes sample records and information to order more material. Nearly 80% of Union soldiers had some type of pension application filed based on their service
Arkansas' Spanish American War soldiers by Desmond Walls Allen( Book )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book contains an index to the nearly 3,000 men who enlisted or signed up to enlist in the spring and summer of 1898, in two units of volunteer infantry recruited from Arkansas"--Introd., p. 3
Index to Arkansas Confederate pension applications by Desmond Walls Allen( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This vol. is a statewide index of names. No county information is given. The library has several other vols. by the author, all bound together into 2 hardbound vols., that give the same information alphabetized by county
Where to write for Confederate pension records by Desmond Walls Allen( Book )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Generally, pension laws required fulfillment of a residency requirement, proof of honorable service and disability and/or indigence. Some of the earliest legislation for the relief of disabled Confederate veterans provided for artificial limbs. Some states granted widow's pensions and some set up Confederate homes. Subsequent legislation passed by state legislatures amended requirements"--Page 1
Izard County, Arkansas, tax records, 1829-1866 by Desmond Walls Allen( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arranged in alphabetical order by surname
Arkansas families : Glimpses of yesterday columns from the Arkansas gazette by Lucy Marion Reaves( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From June 18, 1933, through May 24, 1942, Lucy Marion Reaves wrote a column in The Arkansas Gazette titled "Glimpses of Yesterday." The weekly column featured one or two photos and a genealogical and biographical article about the subjects in the photos. Often the subjects were nineteenth century Arkansas residents or ancestors of Arkansas residents. The columns generally appeared in the society section of the newspaper and were always in the Sunday edition. Edited versions of those columns make up the text of this book."--Introduction
Arkansas' Mexican War soldiers by Desmond Walls Allen( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book contains a roster of 1,552 men who served in Arkansas units in the Mexican War, 1846- 1847. "The roster lists the soldier's name, rank, age, unit and company and remarks about death, discharge, prisoner status, enrollment date, desertion, transfer, and other comments found in the records"--Introd., page 1
Turnbo's tales of the Ozarks : biographical stories by S. C Turnbo( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marriage laws in the United States, 1887-1906 by S. N. D North( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Index to Arkansas' World War I soldiers by Desmond Walls Allen( Book )

22 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to become a professional genealogist by Carolyn Earle Billingsley( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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