Query: Long

I am looking for information. I am not sure where and who to ask. I am fairly new to genealogy. My ancestor, Robert Long married Ada Adams, 1884 in Wood County. I found them in 1900 Census in Corsicana, Texas. I found city directory 1901, listing them there. In 1910 Census, Ada Long is listed living in Wood county with her mother. Ada is listed as widow. Recently I made a trip to Corsicana and researched city directories and found nothing, cemetery records and death records( 1904-) and found nothing. So I thought maybe they had traveled to Wood county. Are there city directories from 1901 – on and cemetery records in the Quitman library? Could I find death records in the county clerk’s office that far back? Ada died in 1911 and is buried in Kay Cemetery, Hawkins, Wood, Texas. There are 36 interments and they are all listed. Robert is not there. Can you give me any ideas where to look now? I appreciate any information or help.
Cathy Constant cathy@cathyconstant.com

Historical Marker Workshop Correction

The Texas Historical Commission Marker Research Workshop will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. rather than to 1:30 p.m. as reported in an earlier Bulletin posting. Thanks to Lou Mallory, Wood County Historical Commission chairperson and member of our society, for sharing this information.

Query: Back Issue of Newsletter

My name is Ronda Sanders, and I am the Genealogy & Local History Librarian for the Hall County Library System in Gainesville, GA. I am currently gathering research material for a program about conducting genealogy research at your local cemetery. I saw where your organization published an article titled “How not to conduct a cemetery research trip” in the October 2006 newsletter. I am hoping you have an archives of your past newsletters. How would I go about obtaining a copy of this article?
Ronda Sanders
Genealogy & Local History Librarian
Hall County Library System
127 Main Street, NW
Gainesville, GA 30501
rsanders@hallcountylibrary.org

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.

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