Thought For The Day: TFTD

We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies. — Shirley Abbott

Notice of March Meeting Vote on Constitution Revisions

The committee appointed to study and prepare revisions to the Wood County Texas Genealogical Society Constitution and Bylaws reported proposed revisions at the regular February meeting of the society in a presentation given by committee member Ronnie Vance. Notice was given at that time by presiding officer, Vice-president Dorothy Harbin, of intention to vote on the revisions at the regular March 2011 meeting. That announcement and this publication is the official notice to members. A copy of the revisions was distributed at the meeting. A copy is also posted at the member-only page which can be accessed from the link at the upper right portion of this page.

Free Online Sessions at RootsTech

Here’s some great news that I picked up from Amy Coffin about how we can “participate” in RootsTech from home. I have several of these on my attend-by-web agenda. If you don’t subscribe to Amy’s blog you are missing some great timely tips and reading about genealogy. Thanks again to Amy for keeping current on these things and sharing with everyone. Just click the link below.

Free Online Sessions at RootsTech.

Free Online Deed Platter

Thanks to HendricksonP at for pointing out this free online deed platter for metes and bounds (rods and poles measurements).

Query: Obituary Search

Is there a member who can help this researcher?

Do you have area newspapers for the time period of January 1984 on microfilm in your library? If so, would someone be able to search for an obituary for me for a death which occurred on January 29, 1984 at Winnsboro? I will be happy to pay research, copying, and postage charges. If you do not have this source, can you please advise me which library in your area may have the Winnsboro or other county newspapers?

Thank you for your assistance.

Karen Stein Daniel, CG
Certified Genealogist
5213 Justin Drive NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114-4316
505-792-9696 Ph
505-792-9697 Fax

CG and Certified Genealogist are service marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by board certificants after periodic evaluation, and the board name is registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office

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“Who Do You Think You Are?” Returns This Week

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. –Viewers can take an up-close and personal look inside the family history of some of today’s most beloved and iconic celebrities when NBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” returns for its second season on Friday, February 4 (7-8 p.m. Central Time). The celebrities who star in the series this season are Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Rosie O’Donnell, Steve Buscemi, Kim Cattrall, Lionel Richie, Vanessa Williams and Ashley Judd.

From executive producers Lisa Kudrow “Who Do You Think You Are?” is an adaptation of the award-winning hit British television documentary series that leads celebrities on a journey of self-discovery as they unearth their family trees that reveal surprising, inspiring and even tragic stories that often are linked to crucial events in American history.

From the trenches of the Civil War to the shores of the Caribbean, and from the valleys of Virginia to the island nations of Australia and Ireland, “Who Do You Think You Are?” will reveal the fabric of humanity through everyone’s place in history. Each week a different celebrity takes a journey into their family’s past, traveling all over the world. While giving viewers an in-depth look into their favorite stars’ family tree, each episode will expose surprising facts and life changing encounters that will unlock people’s emotions, show just how connected everyone is not only to the past, but to one another.

For “Who Do You Think You Are?” embeddable clips and full episodes, visit’s official show site:

Source: News Release from NBC


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