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.

Census Headings 1790-1940

If you have ever copied information from a U.S. census page, you might have had trouble seeing the heading of the columns. The link here from which you can print and keep a handy guide was shared by WCGSTX Secretary Shirley Patrick and is one she received as a member of the Austin Genealogical Society. Thanks to Shirley and the AGS for calling this handy research aide to our attention.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0t8uneSd_YLdm9iUS1OS012cGc/edit?usp=sharing

WCGSTX May Meeting

May 20 (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. We meet at the Quitman Public Library.

7:00 p.m. — Regular monthly meeting at the Quitman Public Library. The business meeting after the program will be the election of officers for the 2013-14 society year.

Member-only Pages Moving to a New Private Site

The member-only WCGSTX pages which have been accessed are being moved to a new site because our old host (Posterous) is closing April 30, 2013. All new member-only posts will be available at http://wcgstxarchives.wordpress.com/. This is a private site for members-only which will not require a password. ( However, you will need to set up a WordPress .com username.) (NOTE: you will have to have a wordpress user name, but you DO NOT HAVE TO SET UP YOUR  OWN BLOG.) Only members who receive an invitation email from our private page (sent from WordPress) will have access to the page. Some of the older Posterous-hosted items which were imported to the new WordPress page will display normally. Some may require to click the link to that item. Some may require you to press first a READ MORE button and then the link. Newer items should display normally. Probably, we will find some more differences, please let us know at wcgstx@gmail.com if you find one.

Genealogy Road Show Help at Quitman Tuesday, April 2

The final session of the 2013 spring genealogy Road Show by the Wood County Genealogical Society (WCGSTX) is Tuesday, April 2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Quitman Public Library. This free session to help those new to family tree searching or those stuck on family tree brick walls has previously been held at the Mineola, Winnsboro, Hawkins, and Alba libraries.

WCGSTX members help with research tips, local book resources, and online researching of free and for pay sites and services such as Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, and FamilySearch.com.

Below are some pictures of members helping researchers from the Winnsboro road show earlier in March.

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Back row (L-R)(WCGS) Deason Hunt,  (WCGS) Ronnie Vance,  (WCGS) Shirley Bates,  Michael Alford,  Bill Jones,  Vickie Friday Martin</p><p class=

Seated left table: Bob Maushardt, Mary Kae Maushardt,
Seated middle table: Lewis Lamb, (WCGS) Shirley Patrick
Seated right table: Sherry Gibson, Alethea Philips” src=”http://wdcotxgensoc.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/winnsboro-geneology_web.jpg&#8221; width=”468″ height=”312″ /> Back row (L-R)
(WCGS) Deason Hunt, (WCGS) Ronnie Vance, (WCGS) Shirley Bates, Michael Alford, Bill Jones, Vickie Friday Martin
Seated left table: Bob Maushardt, Mary Kae Maushardt,
Seated middle table: Lewis Lamb, (WCGS) Shirley Patrick
Seated right table: Sherry Gibson, Alethea Philips

Mocavo News: A Young Genealogist’s Discovery Surprises Etymologists, Debunking Genealogy Myths & New Moca vo Learning Center

If you haven’t investigated Mocavo.com, you should give it a look. Here’s a recent email (actually an image of part of an email) that I received because I am a subscriber and asked to be notified of certain search names that Mocavo searches for me while I’m off at Peralta’s or other fun places.

Deason

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New Membership List Posted

A new membership list has been posted on the member-only site at this link:   http://wcgs.posterous.com/membership-list-022213. You might need to enter the password.

NOTICE: I’ve just received word that Posterous will close down as a site host in March, so I will be moving our member-only pages. For that reason, I am NOT changing the password at this time as I had announced. I’ll wait until I have moved everything there to a new hosting site.

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