Barbara Carol Roberts Baylis

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Barbara Carol Roberts Baylis

Barbara Carol Roberts Baylis, a native of Longview, Texas is the daughter of Horace Nelson Roberts, Jr. and Edna Mae Willard.  Mrs. Baylis attended Kilgore College where she majored in Business.  Additionally, Mrs. Baylis studied Writing at Southern Methodist University.

Primarily a wife and mother, Mrs. Baylis has held professional positions as Director of a YWCA, a professional portrait photographer and professional genealogist

Mrs. Baylis is married to Robert Vernon Baylis.  They have two children, Robert Bradley Baylis and Belinda Carol Baylis Bradley, (Mrs. Kerry A. Bradley), as well as four grandchildren.  The Baylis’ reside in Dallas, Texas.


* National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (Former National
   Vice Chairman; National Volunteer Genealogist & Museum Volunteer
   Docent; Texas State Former Vice Chairman for Genealogical Records;
   Former Chapter Regent)
* Daughters of the Republic of Texas
* Colonial Dames of America (Former President of Chapter XXI)
* Colonial Dames 17th Century (First Vice President of Dallas Chapter)
* Hereditary Order of the Descendants of Colonial Governors
* Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865
* Daughters of World War II (Life and Charter Member)
* Early Descendants of First Settlers of Fort Boonesborough Kentucky
* Flagon & Trencher
* Guild of Colonial Artisans & Tradesmen 1607-1783 (Founding First Vice
* Hereditary Society Daughters of Founding Fathers of America (Founding
* National Society of the Dames of the Court of Honor (President of the
   Texas Society)
* National Society Daughters of Founders & Patriots (First Vice President of
   the Texas Society)
* National Society Daughters of American Colonists (First Vice President of
  the Texas Society)
* National Society Descendants of Early Quakers
* National Society New England Women (President of the Northeast Texas
* National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters 1607-1861
* National Huguenot Society (former National Corresponding Secretary)
* Society of the Descendants of Colonial Clergy
* United Daughters of the Confederacy
* Hereditary Order of the First Families of Massachusetts
* First Families of Georgia 1733-1797
* Order of the First Families of New Hampshire
* Indiana Pioneers

Articles in:
The New Hampshire Society of Genealogist Quarterly
The Texas State Genealogical Quarterly

The Dallas Genealogical Society Newsletter

Winner of a first place in manuscript in writing given by the Texas State Genealogical Society and received The Schulze Bowl in the History Essay Contest of the National Society, New England Women.   American History Award for Manuscript placed at a  National Conference of the DAR . 

Listed In
ho’s Who, Professional Photographers of America
Hereditary Society Blue Book

Other Notes
Former President of the 1,000 member  Dallas Genealogical Society, Barbara was presented with the Award of Merit from the Society for outstanding contributions of service over a number of years. The National Society of New England Women awarded her the Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Patriotic & Educational Service.  Barbara was an Instructor in Family History for a number of years in Continuing Education at Southern Methodist University.  

She is one of three founders of The Genealogical Institute of Texas, an intensive genealogical studies Institute of five different sessions of courses led by national known instructors from across the United States. She lectures frequently both on the local, regional and national level. From the Arkansas Genealogical Society, received the Arkansas Traveler Certificate signed by the Governor of Arkansas.  served the 500 member National Towne Family Association as President.

As a member of Daughters of the American Revolution she proved nineteen Revolutionary Ancestors with seven of those opening up new lines. The DAR list her as a member of The Heritage Club. In her community, she has served for forty-one years as a member of the Lake Highlands Women’s League.  She and her husband have been active members of Scofield Bible Church for many years.   

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