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.

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

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.

 

Another Funeral Home page

website for Beaty Funeral home of Winnsboro, Hawkins and Mineola
Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home of Alba does not have a website
300 E. Holley St.
Albal < tx 75410

Free Genealogy Lessons Page

A page of links to free online genealogy lessons (also available from our Links Page on this website) is located at http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/freegenlessons.

This is a place to refer those starting in genealogy and family tree building and sources for refresher courses for experienced genealogical researchers.

Online Obituary Links

Here are websites for our two local funeral homes with Obituaries page:

    I have a page on other funeral homes located within 25 miles of Quitman, TX. with their addresses and telephone numbers.  If any questions, please contact me or write a query on the WCGSTX website.
Dorothy Harbin (Reddot77@aol.com)
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