Wood County Cemetery Mailing List Up For Adoption

An email this week from the TX-WOOD-CEM mailing list from Rootsweb is that it is up for adoption to become “list mom. Anyone interested should contact current mom Diana (BigMomma ArkansasFamilies ). I assume it would be okay to become a “list pop” also. This is on a first come, first served basis if you are interested.

Query: Thomas

I am looking for any information on the Thomas Family of Wood County. My great grandmother was Maybelle Young and she was married to J. W. Thomas. J. W. ‘s father was William Edward Thomas and he was married to Louisa Dyess. I have a lot on the Dyess side but very little on the Thomas side. William Edward Thomas died in Wood County on November 14, 1917. His father was Joseph Thomas who was born in Tennessee, I think.

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Meeting Notes& Links — January 2012

Notes for Developing Innovations in Online Digital Research

Disclaimer
It’s not all online and never will be.
Just like printed sources, you must take online information with a grain of salt until you check the quality of its sources.
Well-intentioned people sometimes make mistakes.
Sometimes life intervenes and the mistakes do not get corrected before you see the data.

Not Withstanding all of that …..
We live in a digital age in which more and more records including those which are
Original
Copied
Transcribed
Summarized
And are available online for pay or for free.
And we communicate
Less & less by these methods:

Face to face
By pokey old postal mail
By telephone (yes, by telephone)
And
More & more by these methods:

Email and texting
Online discussion and messaging
Skype (oops! That can be face to face, too)
And quicker than in the past!

Genealogy Tips & Resources

Search Engines
http://www.google.com
http://www.bing.com
http://www.mocavo.com

Blogs (electronic journals)
Types:
Personal genealogy research
Ethnic or area research
Genealogy activities
Sources:
http://www.google.com/blogsearch?hl=en
http://www.blogfinder.genealogue.com

Wikis (collaborative web pages)
Types:
wikis for surnames or areas
wikis for research resources or tips
Sources:
http://www.familypedia.wikia.com
http://www.wikitree.com
http://www.wiki.whitneygen.org/wrg/index.php/Main_Page
http://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Chatham_County,_North_Carolina
http://www.eogn.com (also known as Encyclopedia of Genealogy)

Digital Books (online or download)
Sources:
http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php
http://www.books.google.com
http://www.HeritageQuest Online book search (access through library or library access code
from home)
http://www.archive.org (also known as the Internet Archive)

Podcasts (Recorded Audio)
Download or listen online at your convenience.
Sources:
http://www.genealogygemspodcast.com
http://www.genealogyguys.com
http://www.familytreemagazine.com/info/podcasts

Talk Radio (Online)
Live but recorded and available for later download
Sources:
http://www.fgs/fgsradio
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/geneabloggers

Videos
Sources:

http://www.youtube.com (search on genealogy)
http://www.familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html

Webinars
Live and online participation in a genealogy seminar (or just watching it happen) or later viewing an archived copy)
Sources:
http://www.geneawebinars.com
http://www.familytreemagazine.com/interactive/webinars#recorded

Social Media
Sources:

http://www.facebook.com
http://www.plusgoogle.com
http://www.linkpendium.com
http://www.genealogywise.com
http://www.twitter.com

Also some Oldies but Goodies!
Genealogy Email Mailing Lists
http://www.lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
Genealogy Message Boards

http://boards.rootsweb.com/?o_iid=33216&o_lid=33216&o_sch=Web+Property

http://www.boards.ancestry.com
http://www.genforum.genealogy.com/

Historic Wood County, TX Post Office Locations

The following map is from a publication from the office of former Texas Congressman Wright Patman. It shows present and former post office locations in the county.

Locations of Wood County, TC post offices

Copyright 1968 by Wright Patman

Permission to reprint provided credit is given to the author.

Query: Cave

The following is from an email from Acquisitions Co-chair Dorothy Harbin:

Person inquiring: Patrick Cave = Minnesota

Needs WILL AND/ OR Death Records to join the Sons of Confederate, also, sister to join DAR.

WILL of John (Jack) H. Cave, dod (@( 1908-1910-) Married to Mary Callie ? Death Record for JH- JackCave

Death Certificate for Percy Marion Cave- dod 29 May(Mar)? 1911, wife Daisy Eliza Ramey, note- DOD -
Burial – see below but not wife

Birth Certificate for Marion Edward ( or Alexander) Cave – dob 6 Feb. 1903, note” DOB- birth
DON’T need wives info

Book #3 Wood County cemetery= QUITMAN CITY – graves not found

#253 P.M. Cave- WOW Cedar Hill Camp #2325, 10 Jan 1879, 29 Mar?1911
#254-255 Tonie & Esty Mea= son & daughter of P.M. Cave ( date 1905 and 1911 & 1912)

#252 Robert B Caves (brother to John or Jack Cave) No Dates
#251 Mrs. R.B.Cave – ( Daisy E (A)? Cave ( date 1843 and 1887)

I knew of some Cave or Caves from Golden/Alba area.

If you have some information which might help, you can post a comment here, send an email to Dorothy, or to wcgstx@gmail.com.

Update on Moore, Clearwater Query

The Moore, Clearwater query post at http://woodtxgene.com/2012/01/03/querymoore/ has been updated with an email response address.

Bulletin Item Makes It Onto Genealogy Daily

An item from the Bulletin has been featured on the front page of ‘The Genealogists # Genealogy Daily. The Link to the Daily is http://paper.li/webduck/genealogists

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