Posted on May 2, 2013 by shp1945
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.
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Posted on April 30, 2013 by shp1945
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 (email@example.com)
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Posted on April 25, 2013 by shp1945
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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Posted on April 11, 2013 by shp1945
Anyone interested in the Burnam family reunion in June at Holman, Texas can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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Posted on April 3, 2013 by shp1945
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.
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Posted on April 2, 2013 by shp1945
Member Mark Reid shared this research on three recent queries:
A J. B. Allison m. Juanita L. Harris 6 Nov 1933.
No Horn female married to a male Rushing in our marriage records.
No appropriately named HOOD persons in our cemetery books.
All I could find quickly.
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Posted on April 1, 2013 by shp1945
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 email@example.com if you find one.
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