The Wood County Texas Genealogical Society Facebook page is up to 138 members. If you aren’t there, why not come on over and participate?
FamilyTree Magazine is offering a free relationship chart for download. You can print out the .pdf file for reference. Link: http://familytreemagazine.com/upload/images/PDF/relationship.pdf.
If you have ever copied information from a U.S. census page, you might have had trouble seeing the heading of the columns. The link here from which you can print and keep a handy guide was shared by WCGSTX Secretary Shirley Patrick and is one she received as a member of the Austin Genealogical Society. Thanks to Shirley and the AGS for calling this handy research aide to our attention.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you find one.
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.
Mocavo News: A Young Genealogist’s Discovery Surprises Etymologists, Debunking Genealogy Myths & New Moca vo Learning Center
If you haven’t investigated Mocavo.com, you should give it a look. Here’s a recent email (actually an image of part of an email) that I received because I am a subscriber and asked to be notified of certain search names that Mocavo searches for me while I’m off at Peralta’s or other fun places.
A new membership list has been posted on the member-only site at this link: http://wcgs.posterous.com/membership-list-022213. You might need to enter the password.
NOTICE: I’ve just received word that Posterous will close down as a site host in March, so I will be moving our member-only pages. For that reason, I am NOT changing the password at this time as I had announced. I’ll wait until I have moved everything there to a new hosting site.