November Events

The regular meeting of  the Wood County, Texas Genealogical Society will be held at 7 p.m. in the Shamburger Room at the Quitman Public Library, Quitman, Texas on Monday, November 17. Prior to the meeting an optional  eat-and-greet meeting will be held at Peralta’s Mexican Food in Quitman at 5 p.m. Members will be available at the library starting at 6 p.m. to help anyone who requests help with genealogy or research questions.

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.)

 

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