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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you find one.
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.
My name is Regina Montgomery. I am doing research on the Montgomery family. Do you have access to probate records or death certificates on microfiche for Jack and Hester Montgomery?
According to the 1880 Federal Census Jack and Hester Montgomery settled in Precinct 1, Wood County, with their seven children. Jack owned his farm.
I believe Jack died between 1900 and 1910 because Hester is noted as a widow on the 1910 Federal Census. She is accounted for on the 1920 Census (age 77).
Regina Montgomery <email@example.com>
We are searching for the family of our great grandfather, John R. Allison b. 1844 or 45 in PA by his account on the 1880 US census). John R. seems to have been consistent in the use of the middle initial R.
John R. probably came to Texas sometime after 1870. According to 1880 US census he’s living in Precinct 5 of Wood Co., Texas with wife Mary Catherine (Evans) and baby, Annie B. Allison. His occupation is “sawyer”. In the same year we find John R. in an agricultural census, same neighborhood.
According to the US Appointment of Postmasters he is postmaster in Hawkins, Wood County in 1892.We have found no record of him after this. His wife appears to have died in 1884 and his children are living with maternal aunts in Alvord, Wise Co. in 1900 (US census).
What we would like to find is confirmation of his life previous to this and to know who his parents were. We have found a John R. Allison with a matching birthdate in the 1850 and 1870 US censuses of Greencastle, Franklin, PA and some military records indicating he was at Big Wichita, Texas.
What we are wondering is if Wood County might hold some records that can help us flesh out his life and help us locate him and his family in Pennsylvania with some certainty. A big break through would be great and every little bit helps flesh out the picture.
Thanks so much,
Stella Allison <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Thanks to Dorothy for helping this researcher and sharing the results for the Bulletin.
I am seeking a newspaper article that may give the circumstances and complete death date of William David Bradley, Sr. who was supposedly killed in a gun fight in May 1902 possibly around Mineola, TX. I know that his family was listed on the 1900 Van Zandt County, TX., census. I would appreciate any help or suggestions in solving this mystery.
Thanks so much,
Joyce R. Bradley <firstname.lastname@example.org>