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 Would you advise me regarding court records, land grants, and locating other historical documents?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

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

Seated left table: Bob Maushardt,  Mary Kae Maushardt,  
Seated middle table: Lewis Lamb, (WCGS) Shirley Patrick
Seated right table:  Sherry Gibson, Alethea Philips

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

Query: Montgomery

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).

Thank you,

Regina Montgomery <regmontr@aol.com>

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