Drawing Winners Announced

Winners of the prize drawings for the Old Settlers Reunion and for the reunion week workshop conducted by George Morgan of Aha Seminars, Inc. have been announced.

They are
David Hiett — Free Membership
Regina Gilbreath — 10% Off at HOG Computer
Busker Fannin III — 10% off at HOG Computer
Kay Cameron — the dressed and decorated toy Bear
S. Boswank — the Varner Book
Kellyn Swoape — $65 value Computer Cleaning at HOG Computer

Those who were not present at the drawing are being contacted. Thanks to all who participated, provided prizes, and helped conduct the drawing.

More August 5, 2011 Workshop Pictures

Go to the Genealogy Workshop by clicking this link. Be sure to remember to use your back button to return here when through viewing the album.

Workshop Features Basics, Strategies, A Look Ahead

Morgan presents Slide

Over 50 attendees were challenged, informed, and delighted at the genealogy workshop presented by George Morgan of Aha Seminars today at the Quitman, Texas Public Library. George presented basic research strategies for beginners and as a refresher for experienced researchers in such areas as evidence, documentation, use of maps in research, preparing research pictures of ancestors, the use of HeritageQuest, and innovations in genealogy research.

The day-long workshop was sponsored by the Northeast Texas Library System (NETLS) and the Quitman Public Library and co-hosted by the Wood County Genealogical Society and the library.

Signups Increasing for Morgan Workshops

Fifty people from Wood County and all over East Texas have signed up for the Genealogy Workshop to be conducted by George Morgan of AHA Seminars (aka one of the Genealogy Guys from the podcast of that name) next Friday. While walk-ins will be welcomed, there is a room size limit. To be sure of a spot, you can pre-register by calling the library at (903) 763-4191, Deason Hunt, or by email to wcgstx@gmail.com. My prediction is that you will learn a lot and have a great time.

Set Up Help Needed for Genealogy Workshop August 5

We are planning to leave two people to work the booth at Old Settlers Thursday at 6 p.m. and everyone else head over to the library to set up tables and exhibits for the Friday Genealogy Workshop featuring George Morgan. If you are not signed up for the booth work at 6 p.m., you can just meet us at the library. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

More Booth Help Needed for Old Settlers’ Reunion

To have at least two people working the Wood County Genealogical Society booth at the Old Settlers’ Reunion, we have filled all time spots with at least two workers EXCEPT FOR The following:
Wednesday – 6-7:30 p.m. (1 volunteered so far)
Friday – 6-7:30 p.m. (1 volunteered so far)
Saturday – 6-7:30 p.m. (1 volunteered so far)

Last year, we had more than two show up for many times, and we had a great time visiting with people at the Reunion and other members. Don’t be reluctant to volunteer to come at these or other times or to just show up, sit down (bring a chair) and visit.

Set up is Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. if you are awake, up, or not busy, and take down is at 9 p.m. Saturday night.

109th Annual Old Settlers Reunion Wood County, Texas

When: Wednesday, Aug 03 through Saturday, Aug 06 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily
Where: Governor Jim Hogg Park, Highway 37, Quitman, TX

Free events at the pavilion:
Wednesday night — talent show
Thursday night — gospel music
Friday night — country music
Saturday night — open mic fiddling and bluegrass

Carnival Midway each night and food and other vendors
Midway admission is 50 cents with armbands available for purchase for unlimited midway rides

Source: Wood County Electric Cooperative Calendar

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