Officers Elected at May Meeting

Officers were elected at the May meeting for the 2010-2011 society year beginning in September. They are Shirley PATRICK, president; Dorothy HARBIN, vice-president; Kathy LUTONSKY, recording and corresponding secretary; and Wayne MCCLUNEY, treasurer.

From left, Dorothy Harbin, Kathy Lutonsky, Shirley Patrick, Wayne McCluney

Family History Workshop in Mineola Starting In June

Member Mark REID shared the following information in a recent email. This sounds like a good opportunity for members and those who you know who might be ready to get started in genealogy.

“A Family History Workshop will begin Thursday 17 June, 10am to 12am at the Mineola Memorial Library. Free as far as I know. Sessions will probably be weekly during the summer and then might go monthly
after school begins in the fall. We can most likely find out all particulars at the first meeting.

“The leader/coordinator/teacher will be Vickie PETERSEN, librarian at Mineola Middle School. You can reach her at 903-569-6506 or email at petersen@mineolaisd.net.”

Query: GARRETT and MCGEE

Nina DAVIS writes that she is “looking for information on Catherine MCGEE (nee GARRETT), born abt 1858, died abt 1898.

“The only thing I know for sure regarding her death date is that she died after 1893. Her last child, Granville MCGEE, was born that year. She’s in the 1880 Census in Quitman married to Gus MCGEE.

“What I’m hoping to find/verify are her parents. They may have been Thomas and Hannah GARRETT but I’m not sure. Burial records (it’s early for standardized death records, but you never know), tax rolls, marriage certificates, etc. She had at least two siblings, Thomas and Caroline.

“Any other information on the family would be great as well. Family history says her mother was white and father black, so any racial designation may be of interest.

“More than willing to pay for any copies and postage, but if anyone can just point the way to records, I can schedule a trip down.”

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