Query: Shoemaker

Post from Quitman Public Library (Delene H. Allen) via Wood County (TX) Genealogy  Research Community
By Rachel Thomas
I am looking for any information on James Lindsay Shoemaker 4/23/1865 and Mamie Goodwin Shoemaker 11/24/1872, they married in Quitman 6/13/92. I looking for their children if any? 1910 census show James Lindsay Shoemaker, Jr in home but names him as a nephew.born 1892. I know James was a TX Ranger and his dad Oliver W. a US MARSHALL any info, stories, about their life would be greatly appreciated.

Comment 1
            From Delene H Allen Thank you, Shirley Bates, for providing the research. I will forward what you have found.
 Comment 2
           From Mary Lou Mallory Tommie Cosby who lives at Holly Lake was the daughter of the Shoemakers here in Mineola who had a nursery on West Hwy. 80.

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: Coke, Little Hope

My name is Emily Stehr.  I currently live in Rhineland, Germany.  My husband works for the US Federal Government.  I am researching a book on interesting place names.  I am interested in the history of Coke and Little Hope in Wood County, TX.  My book’s focus is on the stories behind place names.  Any information you could provide on these place name births would be greatly appreciated.  Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who can assist me in my research.

Thx!  Emily Stehr emilystehr@hotmail.com
P.s.  My mailing address is CMR 469 Box 1504, APO, AE 09227, if you need to snail mail info to me.  Thx!
Ed: Thanks to Delene Allen for sharing this request for the Bulletin.

 

Re: LDS Lending Agreement with Quitman Public Library

The following was posted on our Facebook Wood County genealogy page recently. We would like to add our thanks to member and Obituary Chair Person, Mary Ann Niswanger and to member and Quitman Public Library Librarian, Delene Allen.

Thank you, Mary Ann Koerth Niswanger, for your...
Delene H Allen 2:32pm Sep 19
Thank you, Mary Ann Koerth Niswanger, for your interest in this service. The contracts are being signed, and the full service should be available by the first of October.

The Quitman Public Library has a lending agreement with the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake …

Quitman Library Agreement to Order Family History Library Films

This was posted today on the Quitman Public Library (QPL) Facebook page. Editor’s Note: Fantastic news. The services at QPL should be available by October 1.
The Quitman Public Library has a lending agreement with the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, to borrow microfiche, microfilm and publications listed in the LDS Family History Library Catalog at www.familysearch.org

Here’s what you will find:

• The collection includes over 2.4 million rolls of microfilmed genealogical records; 727,000 microfiche; 356,000 books, serials, and other formats; over 4,500 periodicals and 3,725 electronic resources.
• Records available are from the United States, Canada, the British Isles, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa.
• A majority of the records contain information about persons who lived before 1930.
• Approximately 200 cameras are currently digitizing records in over 45 countries. Records have been filmed in over 110 countries, territories, and possessions.

For more information about this service, call Delene H. Allen, Director – Quitman Public Library at 903-763-4191

Query: Spears Obits

The following was posted on the Wood County Genealogy Research page at Facebook by member and Quitman Public Library Director Delene Allen. If you can help with a look up on the microfilm at the library, please do so as soon as possible. Let us know if you decide to try to help the people making this query.

From: Delene H Allen
I received this query and am forwarding it to the society since you are scheduled to update obits at your Monday meeting:

Our patron is looking for obituaries of three individuals who died in your area. They were all interned at Mt Pisgah. We hope that you have your local newspaper on microfilm and maybe you could send us those obituaries. Please let us know if it is possible or, if not, please advise, who will be the right person/agency to ask fro your local history research.

Ada Florence Shields (Spears)
Born 10/20/1871
Death 6/14/1955
Death Certificate States Lived at Pine Mills Rd, Hawkins, TX. 10 minutes from County Seat (Quitman, Wood Co. Tx)
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Martha J Spears (Doss)
Born 4/13/1840
Death 4/19/1919
Death Certificate States Lived at Pine Mills, TX. 10 minutes from County Seat (Quitman, Wood Co. Tx)
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John I Spears
Born 1841
Death 6/26/1920
No death certificate
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Thank you in advance
Beata Obydzinski
System Reference Supervising Librarian
Monterey County Free Libraries
Seaside Branch Library
550 Harcourt Ave.
Seaside, CA 93955
T. 831-899-2055
F. 831-899-2735

National Family History Month Ideas, Resources

From the newsletter of the National Genealogical Society comes these tips and ideas. You can subscribe to this newsletter at this link: http://upfront.ngsgenealogy.org/. When you arrive at the linked page, scroll down near the bottom of the page to the narrow left hand column for chances to subscribe by email or by RSS reader.

UPFRONT WITH NGS
The Blog of the National Genealogical Society
10 OCTOBER 2011
October is Family History Month! Let’s Celebrate …
Special events and activities abound. Do check out if your local society, library, archive, etc have any special events planned!

Some of what has crossed our desk includes:
o Kimberly Powell, About.com talks about how you might celebrate Family History Month
o Family Tree Magazine is offering some Free Webinars:
o Start Writing Your Life Stories with Sunny Jane Morton, author of the book My Life & Times: A Guided Journal For Collecting Your Stories, takes place Thursday, Oct. 13 at 1 pm Eastern Time (noon CT, 11 am MT, 10 am PT). Click here to sign up for this webinar.
o Be a Family History Detective: Secrets to Starting Your Genealogy, with Desmond Walls Allen, author of the book Family History Detective, is scheduled for Oct. 26 at1 pm Eastern Time (noon CT, 11 am MT, 10 am PT). Click here to sign up.
o The State Library of North Carolina has created a page with many tips and great resources for either starting or pursuing your Family History

What is happening in your community or state? Please let us know!
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