More Info on Our Facebook Page

Pictures of a Quitman Bank, the water pump house in Quitman, and the Wallace barber shop and names of individuals involved have been posted at the Wood County (TX) Genealogy Research Community over on Facebook tha nks to member Delene Allen. You can also see surnames of some new folks over there.

About Help With Research

Here at the Wood County Texas Genealogical Society we really don’t any hard and fast rules or procedures for helping those who query or visit the genealogy research room at the Quitman Public Library. Mostly as members become aware of such requests they voluntarily take such queries and provide short answers or ideas for sources like in comments on queries here at WoodTxGene or on our Facebook page. Sometimes a member will do more research and perhaps get into correspondence with a researcher. At this point in time, most do not charge for their research time, but will ask for reimbursement for copy machine expenses and postage. We will, perhaps, set up standard guidelines for researching in the future.

Included here (and below) are examples of one member’s extra steps in helping with research requests. This was supplied for our monthly member newsletter by President Shirley Bates, but the newsletter editor (yours truly) forgot to include in the November issue.

“The latest about Dubose was an email I sent her telling her that since she was looking for her ancestor whose dates were in the 1800’s the last of which was 1846, Wood County was not in the Republic and the censuses did not include Texas or the Republic. I advised her to see if she could find censuses of the Republic or of the Mexican government which owned Texas before the Republic. I told her to check with the Texas State Archives. I told her the phone numbers 512-463-5460 or 512-463-5480 and their email address of archinfo@tsl.state.tx.us. Their address is Box 12927 Capitol Station, Austin, T X 78711-2927.
“I also suggested the Steen Library which is on the campus of the Steven F. Austin College in Nacogdoches. I didn’t have the email address or phone numbers but they are easy to find.
While I was doing that research a young man by the name of George Waddleton called me and wanted to know about the Waddletons in Wood County. That name immediately perked up my ears because there is a Doctor Waddleton here and a Reverend Waddleton (I think) here. Dr. Waddleton may be dead. I sent him a lot of info about Waddletons that I found and he wants me to continue researching those names which I will start again next week. He also wants research done in Winnsboro which I’ll do. ” — Shirley Bates

FB Page Growing in Membership

The Wood County (TX) Genealogy  Research Community on Facebook just added its 119th member. Come over and join us there also? Lots of queries and answers there as well as here.

New Posts On Our Facebook Page

Two  new posts on the Wood County (TX) Genealogy  Research Community include a question about Gentry Cemetery and family photos. If you have a Facebook account, go there and search for that community and ask to be a member. If you don’t have a Facebook account, consider signing up for one so you can join us and participate there.

Query: Meyers/Myers, Elexander, Nolen

Looking for any information on or descendants of:

John A Meyers Myers
b.1 Jul 1836
d. 10 Dec 1903 Redland, Wood Co. TX
Burial: Gentry Cemetery

Wife 1: Mary Mollie Elexander
b. 5 Feb 1850
d. 6 Sep 1888 Redland, Wood Co. TX
Burial: Gentry Cemetery

Wife 2: Mary Harriett Nolen
b. 3 Jun 1866
d. 16 May 1953 Harrison Co, TX

Darlene Davis Myers

(ed.) If you have any information, you can comment here, and I’ll pass it on to Yvette’s request on the Wood County, Texas Genealogical research Community at Facebook. If you have a Facebook account and want to post the information there, just click the highlighted link just before this sentence.

November Events

The regular meeting of  the Wood County, Texas Genealogical Society will be held at 7 p.m. in the Shamburger Room at the Quitman Public Library, Quitman, Texas on Monday, November 17. Prior to the meeting an optional  eat-and-greet meeting will be held at Peralta’s Mexican Food in Quitman at 5 p.m. Members will be available at the library starting at 6 p.m. to help anyone who requests help with genealogy or research questions.

Query: Harris, Johnston, Jones, Gunter

My name is Yvette Harris. I live in Wichita Ks. I am seeking help with any information on my family in Wood County. I have gotten pretty far back in my family tree. Who I am seeking is anything before 1860 census on Ned Jones (born 1829 in Georgia) and Indiana Johnston (born 1815/1816 in Indiana) or Loss/Lass Gunter (born 1859 in Georgia) if you guys can help in any type of way it would be great. Thanks.

(ed.) If you have any information, you can comment here, and I’ll pass it on to Yvette’s request on the Wood County, Texas Genealogical research Community at Facebook. If you have a Facebook account and want to post the information there, just click the highlighted link just before this sentence.

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