Posted on March 31, 2013 by woodgensoc
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.
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” 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
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Posted on March 24, 2013 by woodgensoc
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. (firstname.lastname@example.org)http://generousgenealogists.com/
Thanks to Mark Rabideau and Shirley Patrick for sharing this with us.
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Posted on February 22, 2013 by woodgensoc
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.
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Posted on February 14, 2013 by woodgensoc
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
Linda, you may email Shirley Patrick
. Thanks to Shirley for sharing this query with the Bulletin.
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Posted on February 5, 2013 by woodgensoc
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 email@example.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.
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Posted on February 4, 2013 by woodgensoc
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to Secretary Shirley Patrick for sharing this email.
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Posted on September 20, 2012 by woodgensoc
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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Posted on September 16, 2012 by woodgensoc
A new website has been activated that will follow where RAOGK(Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness) went. Working with Dale Schneider, husband of RAOGK’s late founder, Bridgett Schneider, the group was led by Mark Rabideau who did the organizing and programming, take a look at www.generousgenealogists.com. There are already some volunteers listed and many more are needed. For both accuracy and privacy reasons, the original RAOGK’s volunteer database was not used, so if you were listed before, you need to sign up on the new site. If you weren’t listed before and can do a lookup near where you live, your are invited to sign up. If you are in need of a lookup, check out the growing database of volunteers.
To access the volunteer database or to sign up, go the www.generousgenealogists.com and click on Volunteers.
Souce: Email from pkathy98 at email@example.com.
Thanks to our society secretary, Shirley Patrick, for calling this to our attention to share here.
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Posted on March 20, 2012 by woodgensoc
An anticipation of increased general expenses as well as continuing of the Ancestrylibrary.com subscription for the Quitman Public Library were reasons offered leading to the adoption of a bylaws change of membership dues to $25 starting in September of the 2012-13 society year. Also, an additional charge for multiple family members was dropped from the dues structure. A single or multiple family members in the same home will be at the single rate of $25.
This took place at the March semi-annual business meeting, March 19. A report of a balance of $1,960.10 was made by Treasurer Wayne McCluney, and the minutes from the September business meeting were presented by Secretary Shirley Patrick and accepted. Both these reports are on the members’ only page which can be accessed from the link at the top right of this page.
In addition to the May trip to the Alba Public Library and Museum and to Parrott’s park in Lindale and the June trip to the Genealogy research room at the Dallas Public library (both of which are listed in more detail on previous posts to this page), the date of June 15 was named as the date for the society participation in the Highway 37 Garage Sale. The date will be confirmed and more on these events will be published here as available nearer to the time of the events.
It was also announced that the program for the April meeting of the society will be a presentation on the 1940 Census by Lisa McKinney of Edgewood.
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Posted on February 23, 2012 by woodgensoc
Secretary Shirley Patrick shared the following email with us. If you are interested get in touch with Shirley. Her email address and phone number are on the roster in the member-only page which you can link to from the address at the top right column of this page. You also can post a comment to this topic below.
Anyone want to go?
“In this work shop, we will explore using resources to help find ancestors before 1830 as well as new tools and ideas in research, and ways to put it together. … Learn how to employ probate, land census, tax and other compiled records to help bridge the gap. Learn technological developments (including gadgets and gizmos); newly discovered resources for genealogical research , and more. …Learn how to go beyond the basic “political map” for genealogical research. Explore maps tracing boundary changes, religious groups, political districts, migration routes, and more. Last session is PUTTING IT TOGETHER: A case study. Watch as records from the home (family bibles and letters) are combined with newspapers, tax records, census records, cemetery records, and other records to compile the family story. “
For more information: Dallas Workshop Information
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