109th Annual Old Settlers Reunion Wood County, Texas

When: Wednesday, Aug 03 through Saturday, Aug 06 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily
Where: Governor Jim Hogg Park, Highway 37, Quitman, TX

Free events at the pavilion:
Wednesday night — talent show
Thursday night — gospel music
Friday night — country music
Saturday night — open mic fiddling and bluegrass

Carnival Midway each night and food and other vendors
Midway admission is 50 cents with armbands available for purchase for unlimited midway rides

Source: Wood County Electric Cooperative Calendar

Notice: Workshop Flyer Updated (Gloves Off)

The flyer at this link is corrected. Apologies for the typo.

Our FREE Genealogy Workshop Is Only 3 Weeks Away

Logo?

The following idea for a society logo was created by Delene Allen, member and also director of the Quitman Public Library as an idea for a possible logo for us. What do you think? Comment here or send an email to wcgstx@gmail.com.

logo idea Shape of Wood County filled with part of Texas flag

Mini-review of George Morgan Genealogy Workshop

I had an opportunity to attend the first session of the George Morgan genealogy workshop today at Pittsburg (TX). Get ready for when he comes to visit us at the Quitman Public Library in August. You will be delighted and well-informed. For those just getting started in genealogy, you will hear the types of things lots of us long-termers wish we had heard when we started. For experienced researchers or those stuck at brick walls, you will get lots of ideas to stimulate you renewed research. Be sure and bring pen or pencil and writing paper. You will hear and see lots of ideas. George Morgan (and his workshop) is the real deal!

White Oak School and Church

Lester Coker celebrated his 100th birthday in February of this year. He attended White Oak school. On his birthday he and I drove to the area where the school was located and took photographs of him at the site of his first school, walking the road that he had traveled in his youth to attend the school etc. He related many stories of the school and the church to me at that time. He asked me to try to find a photograph of the school and church for him. Do you know if there is one in existence?

He is very mentally acute and would love to discuss this history with anyone who would like to document it. He lives in the Alba area.

Jeri McAree Humphrey
jerih@argontech.net

Correction on Surname: Ratliff not Ratcliff

Member Beverley Caddell Ferrell is researching Ratliff not Ratcliff as posted in her new member notice here recently. (When the fingers do the walking, sometimes they make a misstep. :-) …the ed.)

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