Thinking about Texas Genealogy Conference Next Fall

The Texas State Genealogical Society 2013 Conference, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2013 in Round Rock, Texas (http://www.txsgs.org/Conference/2013ConfSavetheDate.html) is “something to think about. We are partner society members.  Need some time off from family?  It would be fun sharing rooms w/our local members, for a few days.  Of course, men/men and ladies/ladies.  And, we could learn a lot.  Pass this on.”   Thanks to member Dorothy Harbin for sharing this.

TSGS fall Flyer 1

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.

Query: Price

I am looking for any information your library might have on my GG Grandparents :

James Berry PRICE – Son of Gerry David Price and Phoebe PUTNAM
born: 7 March 1851 in Cowetta County, Georgia died: 4 Aug 1921 in Wood County, Texas
and he married -

Ellen Catherine BANKS – daughter of Ezekiel M Banks and Thursa BENTON
born: 17 Oct 1853 in Cowetta County, Georgia
died: 24 July 1896 in Wood County, Texas

I know they are buried in the PRICE CEMETERY. I had heard there is a Price house (historical maybe)Any information on their family would be greatly appreciated. Obituaries, marriage, birth information..anything.

Their children were:
James Robert Price 1878 – 1879
Georgia Odella Price 1879 – 1879
Mittie Bartha Price – she is my Great Grandmother who married 21 Feb 1897 Belford Eldrige THOMPSON (Bud or B E) 6 March 1880 – 31 May 1951
Henry Virgle Price 1882 – 1885
Mary Addie Price 1887 – 1965
Martha Ellen Mattie Price 1889 – 1912
David Fowler Price 1894 – 1895
Charlie Leath Price 1894 – 1957

Thank you very much for your time and efforts in this search.
Karla HARDY (kocean4@yahoo.com)

Query: Siceluff

My name is David Hull, and I am affiliated with the Kirkpatrick Family Archive in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. We are doing research on Mary Julia Siceluff whose mother, Sarah (Ritchie) Siceluff (later Hedrick) was married to Samuel Siceluff. Apparently, the Siceluff family was familiar with the Haines family as well in the area.

I am going to be visiting Quitman with the hope of researching the various outlets available for ascertaining as much genealogical information as possible in a couple of days. Would you advise me regarding court records, land grants, and locating other historical documents? Any other locations you might recommend? I appreciate your time and assistance greatly.

Burnam Reunion

Anyone interested in the Burnam family reunion in June at Holman, Texas can contact kenburnam@yahoo.com for details.

FREE Confederate Record Access in April

Thanks to Upfront With NGS, a publication by the National Genealogical Society, and its Diane Richard, for the reminder that Fold3.com is making all its Confederate military records free to access during the month of April.

Re: Queries Allison & Rushing & Hood

Member Mark Reid shared this research on three recent queries:

Query: Allison
A J. B. Allison m. Juanita L. Harris 6 Nov 1933.
Query: Rushing
No Horn female married to a male Rushing in our marriage records.
Query: Hood
No appropriately named HOOD persons in our cemetery books.
All I could find quickly.
Mark Reid

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