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.
Patricia Russell-Durst of Quitman will be one of the featured speakers at the East Texas Area 3rd Annual African-American Historical Conference Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Topics will include genealogy, economics, family education, religion, culture, and other related topics.
The conference which will be held at the Texas College William Lee Glass Auditorium at 2404 Grand Avenue in Tyler, has a theme of “Rediscovering Our African-American Heritage, 150 Years After Emancipation.”
Registration is $10 for adults and $5.00 for children 17-years old and younger. For more information, call 903-216-7538.
I am looking for information. I am not sure where and who to ask. I am fairly new to genealogy. My ancestor, Robert Long married Ada Adams, 1884 in Wood County. I found them in 1900 Census in Corsicana, Texas. I found city directory 1901, listing them there. In 1910 Census, Ada Long is listed living in Wood county with her mother. Ada is listed as widow. Recently I made a trip to Corsicana and researched city directories and found nothing, cemetery records and death records( 1904-) and found nothing. So I thought maybe they had traveled to Wood county. Are there city directories from 1901 – on and cemetery records in the Quitman library? Could I find death records in the county clerk’s office that far back? Ada died in 1911 and is buried in Kay Cemetery, Hawkins, Wood, Texas. There are 36 interments and they are all listed. Robert is not there. Can you give me any ideas where to look now? I appreciate any information or help.
Cathy Constant firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Ronda Sanders, and I am the Genealogy & Local History Librarian for the Hall County Library System in Gainesville, GA. I am currently gathering research material for a program about conducting genealogy research at your local cemetery. I saw where your organization published an article titled “How not to conduct a cemetery research trip” in the October 2006 newsletter. I am hoping you have an archives of your past newsletters. How would I go about obtaining a copy of this article?
Genealogy & Local History Librarian
Hall County Library System
127 Main Street, NW
Gainesville, GA 30501
The Texas State Genealogical Society 2013 Conference, Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2013 in Round Rock, Texas (http://www.txsgs.org/Conference/2013ConfSavetheDate.html) is “something to think about. We are partner society members. Need some time off from family? It would be fun sharing rooms w/our local members, for a few days. Of course, men/men and ladies/ladies. And, we could learn a lot. Pass this on.” Thanks to member Dorothy Harbin for sharing this.
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.