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</p><p class=

Seated left table: Bob Maushardt, Mary Kae Maushardt,
Seated middle table: Lewis Lamb, (WCGS) Shirley Patrick
Seated right table: Sherry Gibson, Alethea Philips” src=”http://wdcotxgensoc.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/winnsboro-geneology_web.jpg&#8221; width=”468″ height=”312″ /> 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

Aid for Finding Discussion Groups

GenerousGenealogists has added another “service” to help with your genealogy research. On our home page we offer links to active, helpful genealogy discussion groups. Should you know of others that you believe we ought to list, please submit them to me directly, off list. (genealogy@many-roads.com)http://generousgenealogists.com/
Thanks to Mark Rabideau and Shirley Patrick for sharing this with us.

Thanks for Road Show Help

Thanks for the help at the Mineola Memorial Library stop on the 2013 Wood County, Texas Genealogy Road Show to the following society members who braved the weather to be present: Mark Reid, Shirley Bates, Angela Low, Mary Ann Neiswanger, Shirley Patrick, and Deason Hunt.

Query: Bevel

I have recently acquired a metal box full of old papers dating back to 1938 through 1944. It includes letters, receipts, bills, and cotton books. It appears to have belonged to J. L. Bevel who lived in Odonnel, Texas and Seminole, Texas. My Dad recycled metal and acquired lots of items that would be inside things that he bought to recycle. This metal box containing these papers was in with my Dad’s things. I am wondering if  Mr Bevel or some of his family might have lived in this area and that’s how the box wound up with my Dad. I thought that maybe some of your genealogy members might have heard of or known someone in the Bevel family. Surely they would want this to come back to the family if they became aware of it’s existence. Hoping that someone can help find someone in the Bevel family.     Thanks,   Linda Martin
To contact Linda, you may email Shirley Patrick at  shp1945@gmail.com. Thanks to Shirley for sharing this query with the Bulletin.
Linda

Membership Roster Posted

An updated WCGSTX membership roster has been posted on the Members Only page which you can access at the top right link on this page. Please check to see if you are on the roster if you have paid your 2012-13 membership fee. If not, contact Secretary and membership Chairperson, Shirley Patrick at shp1945@gmail.com. We will shortly be notifying members with email access of the new password, but the old password will work until you are so notified.

Genealogy Jamboree 2013, Cumberland Gap, Tennessee

We would like to invite everyone to the Genealogy Jamboree in Cumberland Gap, Tn June 6, 7, 8, 2013. With an estimated 50 million Americans that has ties to the area. Just about every state and county has ancestors that pass through the Gap. In June of this year history will come alive in the streets of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. This FREE one-of-a-kind 3-day event combines genealogy with period re-enactors and craftsmen in a historic setting. Lectures by nationally renowned speakers.

Since genealogy is the primary focus of this event attendees will be able to research their family trees through pedigree charts, family surname tables and the many genealogical/historical societies, which will be represented. You will learn how to start researching your family tree by attending some of the lectures and talking with other interested parties at the event.

This event is open and free to the public. Come and enjoy all 3 days of the event! For further information about this event go to our web site at www.genealogyjamboree.us, or facebook.com/genealogyjamboree

We ask to send in pedigree charts as over 1000 have been and is a hit at the Jamboree. Mail to Genealogy Jamboree dept Gap p.o. box 705 Tazewell, Tn 37879.  Any comments can be emailed to mark@genealogyjamboree.us

Thanks to Secretary Shirley Patrick for sharing this email.

 

Meetings, Workshop Plans for October, November

A guest speaker for the October meeting and a workshop in November were announced at the September 17 business meeting and kick-off dinner for the Wood County (Texas) Genealogical Society.

Quitman Attorney James Wheeler will visit with members about history of families  and history of the Pine Mills community in eastern Wood County at the  October 15 meeting.

Plans were announced for a November evening workshop which will be held on a different night than the regular November meeting. Details will be shared here on the Bulletin when exact dates are determined. The emphasis will be on using local and online resources to help people with their family research.

Fourteen people attended the  covered-dish dinner including four guests who shared their research and family history with those present. Also, minutes for meetings in April, May, and June as well as an up-to-date financial report were presented by Secretary Shirley Patrick and Treasurer Wayne McCluney. The meeting was conducted by President Ronnie Vance. All of these documents are available for viewing on the member only page which one can access from the link at the top right of this page.

New books to the society’s research room at the Quitman Public Library featuring early Wood County Probate proceedings and survey notes were presented. Planning is also underway for training for using research room resources to help researchers and for a scanning workshop.

 

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