Lloyd deWitt Bockstruck

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Lloyd deWitt Bockstruck, AB cum laude in biology, MA in early modern European history, MS in library science, has been with the Dallas, Texas, Public Library since 1973. Previously he had been a research assistant in the Graduate School of Library Science at the University of Illinois, secondary teacher and librarian at the Mombasa, Kenya, Baptist High School, and a teaching assistant in the Department of History at Southern Illinois University. He has been on the faculty of the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research, Samford University, since 1974 and was the first recipient of its outstanding alumni award. He is the author of Virginia’s Colonial Soldiers, Genealogical Research in Texas, Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants Awarded by State Governments, Naval Pensioners of the United States, 1800–1851, and Denizations and Naturalizations in the British Colonies in North America, 1607–1775.

Lloyd received the Award of Merit from the National Genealogical Society in 1982 and was named a fellow of the society in 1993. In 1999 he was awarded the first Filby Prize for Genealogical Librarianship. In 2003 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Northeast Texas Library System. In 2005 the National Society of the Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America presented Lloyd with their highest award, and the Sons of the American Revolution presented him with the Gold Good Citizenship Medal. Lloyd’s weekly newspaper column, “Family Tree,” appears in The Dallas Morning News. He co-wrote the "Military Records" chapter of The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy with Sandra Hargreaves Luebking.

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