In Memory of Mike Basham

Mike Basham

25 May 1942 - 15 Sep 1997


It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Mike Basham, TXGenWeb coordinator and USGenWeb Board member, who passed away Monday night.

For those who would like to send a card to Mike Basham's family:

Or, you can sign our guestbook and your messages will be sent to Mike's family. You may also view messages sent by others who have visited this site.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, 19 September, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dallas. A Vigil Service and Rosary will be said 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, also at St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Many have suggested setting up a memorial fund for Mike and the Dallas Genealogial Society was contacted to see what could be set up. Mike was instrumental in developing a computer research area with five computers with CD's and appropriate genealogy software for the Genealogy Section at the Dallas Public Library. Accordingly, a memorial fund in Mike's name has been established and contributions can be sent to:

You can view the obituary from the Dallas Morning News.

At the Federation of Genealogical Societies Convention in Dallas September 3-6, Mike spoke at three session. At a luncheon for the TXGenWeb volunteers, Mike shared his enthusiasm for Texas genealogy and the USGenWeb project. He is shown here talking with Mary Love Berryman from Tyler, TX.

Many of the county coordinators in the Texas USGenWeb project have placed tributes and memorials on their county pages: