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Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck

A.B. (cum laude)
M.A., European History
M.S., Library Science

Coordinator: Course 2

Lecturer: Courses 2, 3, 7

Lloyd Bockstruck has been with the Dallas (TX) Public Library since 1973 and currently serves 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 Mombassa (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 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. 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. Bockstruck is active in numerous lineage societies and is featured in Who’s Who in America among others. His genealogical interests include Southside Virginia, colonial America, and Germany.