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

Meetings, Workshop Plans for October, November

A guest speaker for the October meeting and a workshop in November were announced at the September 17 business meeting and kick-off dinner for the Wood County (Texas) Genealogical Society.

Quitman Attorney James Wheeler will visit with members about history of families  and history of the Pine Mills community in eastern Wood County at the  October 15 meeting.

Plans were announced for a November evening workshop which will be held on a different night than the regular November meeting. Details will be shared here on the Bulletin when exact dates are determined. The emphasis will be on using local and online resources to help people with their family research.

Fourteen people attended the  covered-dish dinner including four guests who shared their research and family history with those present. Also, minutes for meetings in April, May, and June as well as an up-to-date financial report were presented by Secretary Shirley Patrick and Treasurer Wayne McCluney. The meeting was conducted by President Ronnie Vance. All of these documents are available for viewing on the member only page which one can access from the link at the top right of this page.

New books to the society’s research room at the Quitman Public Library featuring early Wood County Probate proceedings and survey notes were presented. Planning is also underway for training for using research room resources to help researchers and for a scanning workshop.

 

Quitman Library Agreement to Order Family History Library Films

This was posted today on the Quitman Public Library (QPL) Facebook page. Editor’s Note: Fantastic news. The services at QPL should be available by October 1.
The Quitman Public Library has a lending agreement with the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, to borrow microfiche, microfilm and publications listed in the LDS Family History Library Catalog at www.familysearch.org

Here’s what you will find:

• The collection includes over 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records; 727,000 microfiche; 356,000 books, serials, and other formats; over 4,500 periodicals and 3,725 electronic resources.
• Records available are from the United States, Canada, the British Isles, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa.
• A majority of the records contain information about persons who lived before 1930.
• Approximately 200 cameras are currently digitizing records in over 45 countries. Records have been filmed in over 110 countries, territories, and possessions.

For more information about this service, call Delene H. Allen, Director – Quitman Public Library at 903-763-4191

Replacement for Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness

Generousgenealogists.com

A new website has been activated that will follow where RAOGK(Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness) went. Working with Dale Schneider, husband of RAOGK’s late founder, Bridgett Schneider, the group was led by Mark Rabideau who did the organizing and programming, take a look at www.generousgenealogists.com. There are already some volunteers listed and many more are needed. For both accuracy and privacy reasons, the original RAOGK’s volunteer database was not used, so if you were listed before, you need to sign up on the new site. If you weren’t listed before and can do a lookup near where you live, your are invited to sign up. If you are in need of a lookup, check out the growing database of volunteers.
To access the volunteer database or to sign up, go the www.generousgenealogists.com and click on Volunteers.

Souce: Email from pkathy98 at genealogyresearchclub@yahoogroups.com.

Thanks to our society secretary, Shirley Patrick, for calling this to our attention to share here.

 

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