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Our Genealogical Helper for Fort Lyday ...

So far, we have found very little information about Fort Lyday.<1>

The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<2>

We believe that Fort Lyday was located in Fannin County, we don't know its actual location within the county.

We've added Fort Lyday to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Fort Lyday - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Fort Lyday, please Contact Us.

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Fort Lyday (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Fort Lyday. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Name Variations for Fort Lyday ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Fort Lyday.

  • Typical abbreviation for Fort Lyday: Ft. Lyday

Cemeteries Near Fort Lyday ...

We're sorry, but we don't know of any cemeteries in the area around Fort Lyday.

This is a new section of our Gazetteer and we're still collecting data about cemeteries and their location. If you know of a cemetery that should be included, please let us know.

We are looking for information such as the name of the cemetery, its GPS location, whether the cemetery is still in use or if it is historic (ie- defunct, abandoned,  etc.). If it applies, we would also like to learn of any past or alternate names that the cemetery has been known by.

If you don't know the GPS location (ie- the latitude/longitude) of a cemetery, please use our Map Page for Fort Lyday to determine the cemetery's position (the instructions for finding the latitude/longitude can be found below the map).

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our collection of Genealogy Websites on our Genealogy Helper Page for Fort Lyday.

Can You Help Find This Cemetery ...

We're always in search of cemeteries, whether it's still active or long abandoned and largely forgotten. When we find mention of a cemetery, we add it with the hope that we'll be able to provide more detail in the future.

For example, we believe that Pettigrew Family Cemetery is in Fannin County, but we don't know where it's located (our name for the cemetery might be wrong). If you can help us locate this cemetery or have one that we've missed and should add, please contact us.

Websites to Help Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, UsGenWeb Project, or Genealogy Trails. These user-friendly websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Fort Lyday:

For pages that are specific to Texas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Fannin County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Texas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Texas,     of Fannin County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Texas     Cemetery Wiki for Texas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Texas

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Fort Lyday and then turned west". While Fort Lyday could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Fort Lyday as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Fort Lyday could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Texas community named Fort Lyday.

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Fort Lyday, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Fort Lyday.


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