Historical Marker Workshop Correction

The Texas Historical Commission Marker Research Workshop will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. rather than to 1:30 p.m. as reported in an earlier Bulletin posting. Thanks to Lou Mallory, Wood County Historical Commission chairperson and member of our society, for sharing this information.

Texas Historical Commission – Marker Research Workshop

Join the Texas Historical Commission (THC) and learn to research and apply for an Official Texas Historical Marker for your community. This free workshop will provide an overview of important historical research fundamentals, as participants walk through a sample historical marker application and a sample narrative. The presentation encourages consideration of the elements which comprise successful marker applications. Topics include historical significance and integrity, conducting research, primary vs. secondary sources, research tools, writing the narrative, and the roles of the THC and county historical commissions (CHCs) in the application process.
This FREE Official Texas Historical Marker research workshop will be conducted by: Sarah McCleskey, Historian, Historical Markers Program, History Programs Division, Texas Historical Commission, P.O. Box 12276, Austin, Texas 78711-2276, (512) 463-4149, http://www.thc.state.tx.us,
When: Sat Jun 8, 2013 1pm – 3:30pm Central Time
Where: Quitman Public Library, Quitman TX

Thanks to members Delene Allen and Dorothy Harbin for sharing this information with us.

Thanks for Road Show Help

Thanks for the help at the Mineola Memorial Library stop on the 2013 Wood County, Texas Genealogy Road Show to the following society members who braved the weather to be present: Mark Reid, Shirley Bates, Angela Low, Mary Ann Neiswanger, Shirley Patrick, and Deason Hunt.

Wood County Genealogy Road Show Begins

On a cold and rainy February morning, the Wood County, Texas 2013 Genealogy Road Show got off to its start with eight people in attendance at the first stop, the Mineola, Texas Memorial Library. Following a short presentation about documentation and some resources and on-line links, guests were offered research tips and assistance including ideas for further research as a followup after the meeting. Computers brought by guests, member-helpers, and the society for guest use engaged those present in two hours of exploring on-line resources, webpages, and genealogy links. Thanks to the Mineola Memorial Library for providing the room and internet connections for the meeting.

Christmas Party Dec. 17 at 6 p.m.

The Wood County Genealogical Society will hold its annual Christmas party on the regular meeting night, Monday December 17, at 6 p.m. at the Shamburger Room at the Quitman Public Library. We are hoping for a large turn out from all out members who live close enough to drive in for the party. We would love to share this time with you and your spouse or other guests. There will not be a 5:30 p.m.  gathering at Peralta’s that evening.
Members are reminded to bring finger foods to share with others. Plates, cups, napkins, ice, etc. will be furnished but you should bring your choice of drink.
A wrapped white elephant, gag gift, or “Mexican gift” exchange will take place so bring something that might bring giggles or guffaws when opened. A $5.00 to $15.00 limit is suggested, but if you’ve got something on hand that will work, that’s okay, too. When it’s your turn, you can either open a not-yet chosen gift or take one of those already opened. A three-time limit on taking any specific gift will be in effect. (Third person can’t be stolen from.)
Important: If you know local area members who do not get email or check the internet, please call them and let them know about the Christmas party.

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.)

 

May Meeting, Research Time, Officer Elections Next Monday

Calendar of Events

May 2012
>21 (Monday)
5:00 p.m. – Social time at Peralta’s Mexican Restaurant, Quitman
6:00 p.m. — Time to offer or seek help with genealogy for members and the general public and/or to use the laptops to go online and search databases. If time permits, work on obituary database updates. We meet at the Quitman Public Library.
7:00 p.m. — Regular monthly meeting at the Quitman Public Library. Officer Elections for 2012-2013

June 2012
>5 (Tuesday) — WCGSTX field trip to genealogical collection of the Dallas Public library.
>15-16 (Friday & Saturday) — Society’s Highway 37 Garage and Bake Sale at the Quitman Public Library. Be saving items to sale and deciding which bake goods to bring also.

Upcoming WCGSTX Events

March 19 — Regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library. Doors open at 6 p.m., and we will spend the time helping people with research questions, discussing our individual plans for “What’s Next” in our genealogy, or surfing the internet (including access to Ancestry.com) doing individual research. Bring you wifi-enable laptop (but we will have the six we used in our classes last year if you can’t bring yours.) The program is one of the society’s two yearly business meetings. Be prepared for old or new business part of the meeting. If we finish early, we will have some interesting and/or productive things for the rest of the meeting time. DON’T FORGET that those interested can meet at 5 p.m. for socializing at Peralta’s Mexican Food in Quitman.

April 16 — Regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library. Doors open at 6 p.m., and we will spend the time helping people with research questions or surfing the internet (including access to Ancestry.com) doing individual research. Bring you wifi-enable laptop (but we will have the six we used in our classes last year if you can’t bring yours.) DON’T FORGET that those interested can meet at 5 p.m. for socializing at Peralta’s Mexican Food in Quitman. We are working on arranging a speaker for April. Hopefully, we will be able to announce this by the time of the March meeting.

May 10 — WCGSTX field trip to the Alba Public Library and Historical Museum and to Parrott’s Park and Museum in Lindale. We will meetr and car pool on this trip. Bring a sack lunch and drink, and we will picnic at Parrott’s Park while touring the museum and grounds. Times and car pool locations will be announced as we get closer to the trip.

May 21 — Regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library. Doors open at 6 p.m., and we will spend the time helping people with research questions or surfing the internet (including access to Ancestry.com) doing individual research. Bring you wifi-enable laptop (but we will have the six we used in our classes last year if you can’t bring yours.) DON’T FORGET that those interested can meet at 5 p.m. for socializing at Peralta’s Mexican Food in Quitman. Program for this meeting is election of officers for the 2012-13 society year. If you are interested in any officer position or chairmanship or to work on any of the committees, be sure to let any officer know no later than April 16.

June 5 – WCGSTX field trip to genealogical collection of the Dallas Public library. We’ll car pool in case you don’t want to drive in Dallas traffic. Details will be announced later this spring.

Christmas Party Set For December 19

The Wood County Genealogical Society will hold its annual Christmas party on the regular meeting night, Monday December 19, at 7 p.m. at the Shamburger Room at the Quitman Public Library. We are hoping for a large turn out from all out members who live close enough to drive in for the party. We would love to share this time with you and your spouse or other guests.

Members are reminded to bring finger foods to share with others. Plates, cups, napkins, ice, etc. will be furnished but you should bring your choice of drink.

A white elephant, gag gift, or “Mexican gift” exchange will take place so bring something that might bring giggles or guffaws when opened. A $5.00 to $15.00 limit is suggested, but if you’ve got something on hand that will work, that’s okay, too. When it’s your turn, you can either open a not-yet chosen gift or take one of those already opened. A three-time limit on taking any specific gift will be in effect. (Third person can’t be stolen from.) Shirley Bates suggests you find your gift soon and wrap it and bring it along with your finger foods dish to the party.

Important: If you know local area members who do not get email or check the internet, please call them and let them know about the Christmas party.

Confederate Veterans Buried at Shady Grove Cemetery

Pvt. Thomas Browning
Company E, 22nd Texas Infantry (Hubbard’s Regiment)
Pvt. F. M. Crone
Company E, 22nd Texas Infantry (Hubbard’s Regiment)
Cpl. James Jarred
Company E, 22nd Texas Infantry (Hubbard’s Regiment)
Pvt. D. A. Crumpler
Company B, 10th Texas Cavalry (Locke’s Regiment)
Pvt. John Jared
Company K, 10th Texas Cavalry (Locke’s Regiment)
Pvt. (?) D.C. Elledge
Company E, Wells’ Regiment, Texas Cavalry
Pvt. Joseph A. Coston
Company K, 29th Regiment, Alabama Infantry
Pvt. James H. Harrell
Company B, 50th Virginia Infantry
Pvt. William J. Highnote
Company E, 29th Battalion, Georgia Cavalry
Pvt. John T. Potter
Hurt’s Battery, Alabama Light Artillery
Pvt. 0. F. Swinney
Company K, 41st Regiment, Georgia Infantry
Cpl. Theodore F. Teddlie
Company C, 12th Louisiana Infantry
Thanks to Vi Shirey for providing this list.
Note: Don’t forget the dedication for John T. Potter’s grave marker, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m.

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