Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15 – October 15

Hispanic Heritage Month pays tribute to generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation.

Visit a collaborative government website about Hispanic Heritage Month for historical background, photos, events, and more. For additional resources–including Census data about Hispanics in the United States–visit USA.gov. (Source: USA,gov email.)

 

Query: Rosenbaum

The 1880 census lists my great-grandmother, Elka Rosenbaum, as living in
Wood with her several children. Her husband, Simon, died in NY in 1874. The
youngest child was in utero. We have never been able to identify the
“boarders” and assume a mistake was made identifying them. My ggm died in
1884 and is buried in NY. Some time after that the older brothers opened a
store in Hillsboro and they all moved there. My greatuncle, Isaac, always
claimed he was born in “Lickskillet, Panola County, TX”. My grandmother,
Ella, was born in 1872. Thank you for your help.

Paula Zieselman, NYC
paulaz@ix.netcom.com

Re: LDS Lending Agreement with Quitman Public Library

The following was posted on our Facebook Wood County genealogy page recently. We would like to add our thanks to member and Obituary Chair Person, Mary Ann Niswanger and to member and Quitman Public Library Librarian, Delene Allen.

Thank you, Mary Ann Koerth Niswanger, for your...
Delene H Allen 2:32pm Sep 19
Thank you, Mary Ann Koerth Niswanger, for your interest in this service. The contracts are being signed, and the full service should be available by the first of October.

The Quitman Public Library has a lending agreement with the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake …

Take a Look at Generous Genealogists

The Generous Genealogists site is up and running. You should go take a look by clicking on the picture below.

NGS Conference Set for Next May

The NGS 2013 Family History Conference will be held at The LVH-Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mark your calendars for 8–11 May 2013. Source: http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/conference_info.

Wood County Taylor Genealogy

New member Jan Droptini of Beaumont has shared her Taylor lineage with the society.

“My father, Ardoth Wayne Taylor, and my mother, Letha Hazel Hood Taylor, were born and raised in Wood County, Texas. Grandparents are Arch Thomas Taylor, Bonnie Faye Attaway Taylor, Henry Lawrence Hood, and Winnie Lee Farmer Hood. I knew all these people personally so I am confident of the relationship. I am relatively certain of the generations of my great-grandparents due to census records and other recollections. They are James Laurence Taylor, Lucinda Jane Robinson Taylor, Elias Franklin Attaway, Emma Francis Glen Attaway, William Berry Hood, Lillian Johnson Hood, Milton Wiley Farmer, and Lucretia “Creasy” Goolsby Farmer.

Research Reminder from BellaOnline

The genealogy editor of BellaOnline has posted a reminder that we need to be mindful that there are many alternative sources for finding information in a recent post: Genealogical Databases of a Different Type.

Tina Sansone said, “We also need to realize that only a very small portion of what is available to researchers is online. We still need to visit the archives, cemeteries, courthouses, libraries, genealogical societies, museums, churches and other places where genealogical data may be.”

You can read here entire article at this address: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art178042.asp

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