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Lloyd de Witt Bockstruck

Portrait of Lloyd Bockstruck A.B. (cum laude)
M.A., European History
M.S., Library Science

Coordinator: Course 2
Lecturer: Course 2

Lloyd Bockstruck was with the Dallas (TX) Public Library from 1973 to 2009, including serving as the Supervisor of the Genealogy Section. From 1969 to 1971 he served in the Missionary Journeyman Program of the Southern Baptist Convention with assignment to the Baptist Mission of East Africa where he served as teacher and librarian in the Mombasa (Kenya) Baptist High School. He has been on the faculty of IGHR since 1974 and was the first recipient of the Institute’s Outstanding Alumni Award.

Mr. Bockstruck is the author of Bounty and Donation Land Grants in British Colonial America; Denizations and Naturalizations in the British Colonies in America, 1607-1775; Naval Pensioners of the United States, 1800-1851; Virginia’s Colonial Soldiers; Genealogical Research in Texas; Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants Awarded by State Governments; and Family Tree: Weekly Newspaper columns from the Dallas Morning News 1991–1996. His newest publication is Revolutionary War Pensions Awarded by State Governments 1775-1874, the General and Federal Governments prior to 1814, and by Private Acts of Congress to 1905.

He received the Award of Merit from the NGS in 1982 and was named a Fellow of the society in 1993. In 1999, he was named the first recipient of the "Filby Prize for Genealogical Librarianship" offered by Scholarly Resources and the National Genealogical Society. In 2003, Mr. Bockstruck was recognized by the North East Texas Library System with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2004, he was named an Honorary Member of the Hereditary Society Community. In 2008, he was named a Fellow of the Texas State Genealogical Society. Bockstruck is active in numerous lineage societies and is featured in Who’s Who in America among others. Other awards include membership in Beta Beta Beta (national honor society in biology) 1966, Phi Alpha Theta (national honor society in history) 1967 and its Scholarship Key 1967, Phi Kappa Phi (national honor society in the arts and sciences) 1969, Beta Phi Mu (national honor society in library science) 1972, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution History Award 1989, Dallas County, Texas Historical Commission Professional Award for Historical Preservation 1992, Order of the Founders and Patriots of America Meritorious Service Award 1994, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Founders' Medal 2001, Indiana Historical Society Willard Heiss Lecturer 2002; National Society Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America Gold Shield Award, National Society Sons of the American Revolution Gold Good Citizenship Award 2006, National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars Award for Preservation of Colonial History 2007; Friends of the Dallas Public Library Lillian M. Bradshaw Award 2008; and Texas Society Dames of the Court of Honor Nobless Oblige Award 2010.

His genealogical interests include Southside Virginia, colonial America, and Germany.

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