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    1. [TXSMITH] ETGS: 2019 Annual Fall Seminar, August 10, 2019 - Tyler TX
    2. Shelia Hallmark
    3. *THE EAST TEXAS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY's 2019 ANNUAL FALL SEMINAR:* *Date:* *9:00am - 3:30pm ~ Saturday ~ August 10, 2019* Registration: 8:30am - 9:00am and 12:30pm - 1:00pm *Location:* *Payne Auditorium* [2nd Floor] - *Smith County* * Historical Society/Carnegie Library Building,* 125 S.College Avenue; Tyler TX 75702 *Cost: * *Early Registration, must be postmarked by AUGUST 1st* * $10.00* per *EACH Workshop* for *ETGS Members* * $15.00* per *EACH Workshop* for *nonmembers* * Late Registration AFTER August 1st:* * $20.00* per workshop per person [mbsr & nonmembers] *Not an ETGS Member?* To get reduced member rate, sign up to be a new member at www.etgs.org *Program:* *"Native American Research"** by Hannah Kubacak* *"Adoption Research" by Connie Gray* *Parking: *Limited street parking; FREE Parking [one block southeast of SCHS bldg], Fair Plaza Garage, 200 blk S. College Ave *SCHEDULE OF EVENTS* 8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration (for both workshops) 9:00 am - 11:30 am Workshop: *"Native American Research"* 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch Break [bring sack lunch / area restaurants] 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Registration (for afternoon workshop) 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Workshop: *"Adoption Research"* *DESCRIPTION OF WORKSHOPS:* *Native American Research:* Come learn what resources are available to assist you in your research for your Indian Territory ancestors and gain a deeper understanding for the history of this region. Explore records pertaining to Native Americans, Freedmen, and Intruders living in Indian Territory in the second half of the 19th Century. The case studies presented will focus on Five Civilized Tribes research (Cherokee, Choctaw, Seminole, & Muscogee Creek), but the strategies can be applied to other tribes as well. *Adoption Research:* A historical overview of adoption practices and amended birth certificates in Texas. Attendees will learn the reasons adoptees' birth certificates were altered, hear about search techniques, discover the many problems adult adoptees have with *"government-sanctioned falsified documents"*, and learn why national organizations support equal access to original birth certificates. *HANDS-ON RESEARCH SESSIONS:* Each workshop will include a time for individualized help. Bring your research notes and explore the resources you have learned about in each workshop. Work through your own challenges with help from other researchers and the speakers. With practice and experience, you may be able to find new clues about your ancestors' lives or the adoption you are researching. *REQUESTS FROM SPEAKERS:* To be better prepared to help you during the Hands-On Sessions, both speakers ask that you please answer the following questions on your Pre-Registration Form. If registering on-line, please send the info to Shelia Hallmark, 2ndvp@etgs.org or 206-819-0772. 1. What Tribes (Native American workshop) or States (Adoption workshop) are you researching? 2. What Repositories have you used? 3. What Websites have you used? *SEMINAR FLYERS / PRE-REGISTRATION FORMS:* Can be found at www.etgs.org or ETGS Facebook page. Either pre-register online or mail your registration form to: E.T.G.S. ATTN: Fall Seminar P. O. Box 6967 Tyler, TX 75711-6967 *SPEAKERS' BIOs* *Hannah Kubacak ~* Hannah is a *Chicasaw citizen* who is passionate about genealogy and local history. She is currently the Genealogy Reference Librarian for the Waco-McLennan County Library's Genealogy Center. Previously. Hannah has worked for the Chickasaw Nation at the Holliso Research Center, the UTSA Libraries' Special Collection Department, and McLennan Community College teaching genealogy as continuing education. Her own family research takes her through Texas and Oklahoma as well as the Southeastern United States. *Connie Gray ~* Connie is an adoptee and founder of *Texas Adoptee Right*s. She entered foster care at the age of three when a state social worker illegally terminated her mother's parental rights. Connie and her sisters were adopted into different families. Upon turning 18 in 1976, she petitioned the Travis County court, obtained her original birth certificate, and within 2 years located her entire biological family. Recognized as a *Spokeo Search Angel* in 2013, she was inducted into *G's Adoption Registry Search Angel Hall of Fame* in 2018. DNA testing has become a common genealogical tool, and the Facebook Group *"Texas DNA and Adoptee Search Support"* was created to assist adoptees in identifying their biological families. Connie's primary focus is educating the general public and politicians on the history of adoption in Texas and working to ensure equal access to original birth certificates. *FOR MORE INFORMATION:* Contact Shelia Hallmark at 2ndvp@etgs.org or 206-819-0772. -- Email: sahsah@gmail.com Cell: 206-819-0772 [do not give to anyone unless have my express consent to do so - Thank You] This message is transmitted for the sole use of the intended recipient(s). The email & attachment(s) may contain confidential, proprietary or legally- privileged information that is protected by law. No confidentiality or privilege is waived or lost by any mistransmission. If you receive this message in error, use is prohibited; please immediately delete it & any copies of it from your system, destroy any hard copies, and notify the sender. You must not, directly or indirectly, use, disclose, distribute, print, or copy any part of this message if you are not the intended recipient.

    07/22/2019 02:06:52
    1. [TXSMITH] ETGS June 8, 2019 Monthly Program - Tyler TX PRESS RELEASE
    2. Shelia Hallmark
    3. *The East Texas Genealogical Society's monthly meeting:* Date: *2:00 PM - Saturday - June 8, 2019* Location: *Taylor Auditorium - Tyler Public Library* 201 S. College Avenue; Tyler TX 75702 Cost: *FREE & Open to the Public* Program: *"Spirits of Oakwood Return Engagement" by* *Vicki Betts, Barbara Downs, & Rhonda Nevels Reagan* Mrs. Hubbard who died in 1887 will be one of the speakers at our June 8th meeting as well as Mrs. Ceawright who died in 1916 and Mrs. Roberts who died in 1892. Yes, you heard correctly - well, in a way. . .we have the pleasure of the following speakers who will perform enactments of three historical figures from this year's *"The Spirits of Oakwood"* walking cemetery tour which was held March 23rd in Tyler, Texas. *Vicki Betts*. . .will portray *Olive Sones Hall Ceawright* who was born in 1872, in Neshoba County, Mississippi, and died in Tyler, Texas, April 9, 1916, a widow with five children. At the end of her life she worked at the Long-Hargrove 'overalls' factory on North College at the railroad tracks. Ollie is buried in an unmarked grave in Oakwood Cemetery. *BIO*: After almost 41 years as a librarian at the University of Texas-Tyler, Vicki Betts retired at the end of May 2018. She is an avid member of the Smith County Historical Society & an ex-officio member of the City of Tyler Historic Preservation Board and recently became a Master Naturalist. Vicki has published a book about Smith County during the Civil War of which two chapters deal with Texas Women during the Civil War and scholarly articles in local & regional history journals. Most recently, she has been guest editor for the "Smith County in World War I" issue of *Chronicles of Smith County, Texas*, for which Vicki wrote or co-wrote five articles, and she just completed an upcoming article on the women's suffrage movement in Smith County, Texas. *Barbara Downs*. . .or rather, *Mary Caroline Dean Smith Roberts*, was born February 10, 1822. Come hear about her very interesting life. Mrs. Roberts died November 17, 1892. *BIO*: Barbara is a multi-dimensional muse of creativity & design. Born and raised in Upstate New York, a sense of adventure has taken her to most of the 50 states and many other locations throughout the world. In 2014, Barbara & husband Mike visited Tyler and immediately knew this was home and the Woldert-Spence Manor Bed & Breakfast Inn their dream home (an 1859 Tyler historic landmark & restored Queen Anne Victorian home). Mike & Barbara have 4 children. *Rhonda Nevels Reagan*. . .will portray *Mrs. Janie Roberts Hubbard* who died 07-09-1887, in Nikko, Japan at age 38. Janie was born August 9, 1849. Learn how this Georgia native's life journey took her from Tyler, Texas, to Austin, Texas, and then overseas to Japan. *BIO*: After graduating from Plano, Texas High School, Rhonda received a BSN from Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas. The following 20 years were a combination of working as a Registered Nurse, living coast-to-coast during her husband Frank's active duty service in the Marine Corps, and becoming the mother of 2 children. Upon Frank's retirement in 1996, the family moved to Tyler, Texas. Rhonda worked as a TISD school nurse for 17 years until her retirement in 2015. She has been a member of the Oakwood Cemetery Restoration Committee since 2006. They have been married for 41 years and have a daughter, a son, and 3 grandchildren. *For more info, contact Scott Fitzgerald, 1st Vice-President & Programs Coordinator at scottfitzgerald@tyler.net <scottfitzgerald@tyler.net> or 903-539-5572. * -- Email: sahsah@gmail.com Cell: 206-819-0772 [do not give to anyone unless have my express consent to do so - Thank You] This message is transmitted for the sole use of the intended recipient(s). The email & attachment(s) may contain confidential, proprietary or legally- privileged information that is protected by law. No confidentiality or privilege is waived or lost by any mistransmission. If you receive this message in error, use is prohibited; please immediately delete it & any copies of it from your system, destroy any hard copies, and notify the sender. You must not, directly or indirectly, use, disclose, distribute, print, or copy any part of this message if you are not the intended recipient. <https://www.avast.com/sig-email?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail&utm_term=icon> Virus-free. www.avast.com <https://www.avast.com/sig-email?utm_medium=email&utm_source=link&utm_campaign=sig-email&utm_content=webmail&utm_term=link> <#m_-2101941880655498283_DAB4FAD8-2DD7-40BB-A1B8-4E2AA1F9FDF2>

    05/31/2019 10:18:53
    1. [TXSMITH] Good NEWs from SCHS
    2. Scott Fitzgerald
    3. Great News from SCHS. Scott Fitzgerald Tyler TX From: membership@smithcountyhistoricalsociety.org <membership@smithcountyhistoricalsociety.org> Sent: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 4:05 PM To: info@smithcountyhistoricalsociety.org Subject: Smith County Historical Society - Grant Approval UPDATE AND NEW NEWS! Yesterday was a busy day! We had 24 donations made to our Society through East Texas Giving Day and received a total of $4,155.00! I am also happy to share the following news. This is a quote from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) about our grant application: "Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that our review panel has recommended Smith County Historical Society, Inc. for a Recordings at Risk grant in the amount of $25,258.43 to support the project Historical Magnetic Tape Preservation Project. Your project was one of only 20 selected from a total of 77 applications." Here is a link that explains the project and what this money is to be used for: https://www.clir.org/recordings-at-risk/funded-projects/ Tiffany and I are excited to get started on the project. It should take about one year. Once complete, the SCHS old program and interview recordings (reel-to-reel, VHS, and cassette), some from as far back as 1968, will be digitized and able to be viewed and researched on our You Tube Channel! We can't wait to hear what is on these recordings. Thank you for your continued support! Carla Lacy Office Manager Smith County Historical Society 903-592-5993

    05/21/2019 08:00:45
    1. [TXSMITH] SCHS June 4, 2019 Meeting
    2. Scott Fitzgerald
    3. FYI Scott Fitzgerald Tyler TX From: membership@smithcountyhistoricalsociety.org <membership@smithcountyhistoricalsociety.org> Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 1:38 PM To: info@smithcountyhistoricalsociety.org Subject: Smith County Historical Society Mid-Month Reminder Hello all! June's Monthly Meeting/Program is June 4, 2019, and it's going to be a good one! This month's program speaker will be J.B. Smith. Mr. Smith will be talking about the Investigation Discovery Channel TV show "Lone Star Justice". This will be an interesting program as he speaks about the the episodes he will star in. You can see him on the show's premiere June 5th, 2019, but come see him first at our June 4th Program! J.B. Smith is a Life Member of our Society and a Board Member as well. He was Smith County Sheriff for 36 years before he retired. He has written many books and hosts JB's Journal on You Tube. Come see our Society's newest TV Star, J.B. Smith! https://www.kltv.com/…/smith-county-sheriff-jb-smith-stars…/ <https://www.kltv.com/2019/05/06/smith-county-sheriff-jb-smith-stars-new-true-crime-series/?fbclid=IwAR0VGgHv7IyIMzp1nGchmuhgENg2n4NMCnTA8KLcwyNmT021GL5XdJonwM0> Our meetings are held upstairs in the Payne Auditorium Social from 6:30 - 7:00 Brief Meeting and Program starts at 7:00 Thank you and I look forward to seeing you at the meeting! Carla Lacy Office Manager Smith County Historical Society 125 S. College Avenue, Tyler, TX 75702 903-592-5993

    05/21/2019 07:57:50
    1. [TXSMITH] ETGS Monthly Meeting: Saturday - May 11, 2019 - Tyler TX
    2. Shelia Hallmark
    3. *The East Texas Genealogical Society's monthly meeting:* Date: *2:00 PM - Saturday - May 11, 2019* Location: *Taylor Auditorium - Tyler Public Library* 201 S. College Avenue; Tyler TX 75702 Cost: *FREE & Open to the Public* Program: *"Brickwall Busting Strategies: Hammering at the Wall" * * by Patti Todd Gillespie* This is a fun presentation with strategies, sources, and a variety of documents that can hammer down your brick wall. Examples of brick walls broken down are demonstrated by using vital records; military records; census, prison & land records; newspapers; passenger manifests; and divorce records along with a complicated story tracking a woman who changed her name three times in public records. *Speaker's Bio:* As an avid hobby genealogist for 20 years, Patti formed her own research company, Family Lines & Stories, six years ago. She is enjoying her venture into blogging at http://www.familylinesandstories.com/ In 2016, Patti was selected to assist NARA Fort Worth with indexing slave manifests. In 2015, she performed as the chairman of the video and streaming portion of the National Professional Management Conference sponsored by the Association of Professional Genealogists [APG], and she was awarded the Birdie Monk Holsclaw IGHR Award. Patti is a founding member and current president of the Wise County Genealogical Society. She also volunteers in her local Family History Center and serves on the boards for Wise County Historical Society and Wise County Historical Commission. *For more info, visit our website: www.etgs.org <http://www.etgs.org> or* *Contact Scott Fitzgerld, 1st VP & Programs Coordinator* *at scottfitzgerald@tyler.net <scottfitzgerald@tyler.net> or 903-539-5572.* Rick Featherston, President - ETGS -- Email: sahsah@gmail.com Cell: 206-819-0772 [do not give to anyone unless have my express consent to do so - Thank You] This message is transmitted for the sole use of the intended recipient(s). The email & attachment(s) may contain confidential, proprietary or legally- privileged information that is protected by law. No confidentiality or privilege is waived or lost by any mistransmission. If you receive this message in error, use is prohibited; please immediately delete it & any copies of it from your system, destroy any hard copies, and notify the sender. You must not, directly or indirectly, use, disclose, distribute, print, or copy any part of this message if you are not the intended recipient.

    04/29/2019 11:44:57
    1. [TXSMITH] ETGS: 19th Annual Family History Fair - FREE - April 13, 2019
    2. Shelia Hallmark
    3. *The 19th ANNUAL FAMILY HISTORY FAIR:* Co-Sponsors: *East Texas Genealogical Society* and *The Tyler Stake Family History Center* When: *9:00 am to 4:00 pm - Sat, April 13, 2019* Registration begins at 8:30 am Location: *The Tyler Stake Family History Center*, 1617 Shiloh Road; Tyler TX 75703 Cost: *FREE & Open to the Public* Keynote Speaker: *William 'Bill' D. Buckner* *2 Morning Sessions*: *"Newspaper Searching: the Needle in the Haystack"* *"Understanding Genealogy Periodicals: Value, Content, Access"* *Afternoon Break-out Sessions* (Three 45-min sessions/3 spkrs ea session) *"Finding Grandpa in the Future - Patterns, Trends, Predictions" *- Bill Buckner *"Proving Your Lineage to Join the Daughters of the American Revolution* * (DAR) **and Sons of the American Revolution (SAR)"* - Carrie Woolverton *"Building a Research Timeline"* - Andy Leath *"Proving Your Lineage to Join the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT)* * and Sons of the Republic of Texas (SRT)"* - Carrie Woolverton *"Family Search (Beginning & Intermediate)"* - V.W. 'Web' Freeman *"Texas Courthouse Records"* - Scott Fitzgerald *"Proving your Lineage to Join the Daughters/Sons of War of 1812"* - Carrie Woolverton *"Beginning Genealogy"* - Scott Fitzgerald *PLUS. . .* Various Displays of Interest will be displayed in the Cultural Hall Tour of the Tyler Stake Family History Center - Karla Clark Although this event is Free & Open to the Public, *Pre-Registration guarantees you an event packet! * *Download Form to pre-register & order box lunch a*t ETGS Facebook pg: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ETxGS *Box Lunch Orders are $10 each; * *Lunch Order & Payment must be received by April 5th !* *Schedule of Events:* 8:30 am - *Registration Begins* 9:00 am - 9:15 am *Welcome & Introductions* 9:15 am - 10:15 am *"Newspaper Searching: the Needle in the Haystack"* 10:15 am - 10:30 am Break & Viewing of "Memories" Display 10:30 am - 11:30 am *"Understanding Genealogy Periodicals: Value,* * Content, Access"* 11:30 am - 11:45 am *Presentation of "Memories" Content Entries* 11:45 am - 1:00 pm *Lunch* 12:15 pm - 12:55 pm *Q&A Panel* - John Evans, Moderator (during lunch) 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm *1st Break-out Session*. . .see topics above 1:45 pm - 2:00 pm Break & Viewing of Displays 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm *2nd Break-out Session*. . .see topics above 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Break & Viewing of Displays 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm *3rd Break-out Session*. . .see topics above *For Additional Info / Questions:* Contact. . . Rochell McWhorter at TylerFamilyHistoryFair@gmail.com <TylerFamilyHistoryFair@gmail.com> Scott Fitzgerald at scottfitzgerald@tyler.net or 903-539-5572 *TIME'S RUNNING OUT* - Mark your calendars. . . great speakers. . .great discussions. . .visit with fellow genealogists! Rick Featherston, President - ETGS -- Email: sahsah@gmail.com Cell: 206-819-0772 [do not give to anyone unless have my express consent to do so - Thank You] This message is transmitted for the sole use of the intended recipient(s). The email & attachment(s) may contain confidential, proprietary or legally- privileged information that is protected by law. No confidentiality or privilege is waived or lost by any mistransmission. If you receive this message in error, use is prohibited; please immediately delete it & any copies of it from your system, destroy any hard copies, and notify the sender. You must not, directly or indirectly, use, disclose, distribute, print, or copy any part of this message if you are not the intended recipient.

    03/28/2019 05:57:45
    1. [TXSMITH] ETGS Family History Fair - April 13, 2019
    2. East Texas Genealogical Society and Tyler Stake Family History Center19th Annual Family History FairSaturday, April 13th, 9a.m. to 4p.m.Tyler Family History Center, 1617 Shiloh Rd., Tyler, TX 75703 William D. &ldquo;Bill&rdquo; Buckner ~Keynote Speaker Bill has been the Genealogy Supervisor of the Genealogy Center of the Waco-McLennan County Library for the past twenty years. In addition to teaching a quarterly &ldquo;Genealogy Beginners Class&rdquo;, he has had numerous speaking engagements with various organizations. Some of his recent presentations includes: Retro Genealogy Resources Still Viable I n Today&rsquo;s Online World; The Digital Public Library of America: Another Tool for Family Historians; and Extra! Extra! From the Headlines to the Classifieds, Newspapers Deliver Genealogical Gems. Mr. Buckner heads up the McLennan County Cemetery Interest Group(MCCIG). Formed in 2002, this volunteer organization of the center seeks to identify and inventory McLennan County cemeteries. In 2012, the Central Texas Genealogical Society (CTGS) as &ldquo;Vol.9 McLennan County, Texas Cemetery Records&rdquo; published the results of 35 cemetery inventories. Bill initiated and co-hosts with the Central Texas Genealogical Society the very popular Annual Genealogy Lock-in. This event has helped bring together the organizations and individuals that use, support, and have an interest in the Genealogy Center Collection. In 2011, he started a movement to connect libraries that have similar events through the use of technology to share programming and resources. In October 2018, forty Texas libraries and/or societies participated in the 18th Annual Lock-in. SESSION 1: Newspaper Searching: the Needle in the HaystackSearching newspapers with any degree of success can be a difficult, if not, a frustrating task. Learn how commercial newspaper databases work as we explore Newspapers.com by Ancestry. Learn how to optimize your searches by using filters to narrow down your search. Learn when to browse versus search. Learning about local library newspapers indexes and archives. SESSION 2: Understanding Genealogy Periodicals: Value, Content, AccessDo you feel like you are fishing for information when you browse a genealogy periodical? What&rsquo;s in a journal or a quarterly publication?Magazines may contain that one-of-a-kind piece of information, i.e., cemetery inventory, roster, family sketch, community history, or biography, etc. Access is the key to finding your ancestors. Learn about the PERSI database and other indexes that will help you find success!_________________________________________________________________________ &ldquo;ASK THE EXPERTS&rdquo;-LUNCH Q&A PANELBring your lunch or order a box lunch from us, delivered from Jason&rsquo;s Deli. Copy the link at below to Pre-Registration and/or order Lunch form. https://www.facebook.com/download/1991225541184014/Flyer%2019th%20Annual%20FH%20Fair%20for%20distribution%203.15.19%20at%20730pm%20SIDE%201b.pdf?hash=AcraS7tChhutxTvf_________________________________________________________________________ BREAK-OUT CLASSES IN AFTERNOON (1-4pm) · &ldquo;Finding Grandpa in the Future: Patterns, Trends, Predictions&rdquo; (William D. &ldquo;Bill&rdquo; Buckner) · &ldquo;Tips & Tricks to Get you Started or Unstuck&rdquo; (Scott Fitzgerald) · &bull;Building a Research Timeline(Andy Leath) · Daughters of the American Revolution(DAR)and Sons of the American Revolution(SAR) (Carrie Woolverton) · Daughters of the Republic of Texas(DRT)and Sons of the Republic of Texas(SRT) (Carrie Woolverton) · Proving your Lineage to join Daughters/Sons of War of 1812 (Carrie Woolverton) · Beginning Genealogy (Scott Fitzgerald) · Family Search(Beginning & Intermediate) (Web Freeman) · Various Displays of Interest will be available in the Cultural Hall · Tour of the Family History Center(Karla Clark) &ldquo;MEMORIES&rdquo;DISPLAY We have expanded our &ldquo;memories&rdquo; display from last year. We will have both Youth(9-17) and Adult(18+) categories. To enter your &ldquo;memories&rdquo;(you can enter 2), please bring a printed 1 page(8.5x11) &ldquo;memory&rdquo;(story and picture) of an ancestor; and/or create a digital slide presentation(4-7 PowerPoint slides) to be displayed at the Fair. We have the computer so bring it on a flash drive)and you will be entered to win a prized donated from area businesses. For Questions or Information: Contact: TylerFamilyHistoryFair@gmail.com or Scott Fitzgerald,903-539-5572. ____________________________________________________________ Judge Judy Steps Down After 23 Years Over This Controversy glancence-hality.com http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3141/5c994c59c08aa4c5922f7st02duc

    03/25/2019 03:46:22
    1. [TXSMITH] ETGS Family History Fair - April 13th
    2. This is the 19th Annual Family History Fair being co-sponsored by ETGS and Tyler Stake Family History Center on Saturday, April 13th. The attached flyer gives information for the programs that will be held from 9a.m.- 4p.m. William "Bill" Buckner will be the main speaker and has some interesting topics for us. At the bottom of the flyer is a link to the Pre-registration and Lunch form. Please complete the registration (top) portion, even if you're not having lunch. Doing this will provide you on that day with handouts and a name tag. If you want lunch from Jason's Deli, follow the directions before April 5 deadline. Looking forward to seeing you there! ____________________________________________________________ Popcorn Does This To Your Brain (Proof) clearstateofmind.com http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3141/5c97edd263e346dd23b2cst02duc

    03/24/2019 02:52:08
    1. [TXSMITH] East Texas Genealogical Society Meeting - March 9th
    2. EAST TEXAS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETYThe East Texas Genealogical Society will meet March 9, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., at Tyler Public Library in Taylor Auditorium, 201 South College, Tyler TX 75702. Meetings are open to the public and are free.This month&rsquo;s speaker is Lisa Kay Reed. Her presentation will be &ldquo;Bridging the Generations: Connecting Home, Local, and Federal Records in the New Deal Era."Lisa Kay Reed received a Master of Liberal Arts from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She is now working on a Ph.D. at Texas A & M University at Commerce, Texas, working with public history. Lisa is interested in the diaries, journals, letters and writings of ordinary people in their day-to-day lives and business dealings. Lisa has presented genealogy lectures in New England, Arkansas, and Texas. She will be speaking at Federation of Genealogical Societies in August 2019 in Washington, D.C. Her work appears regularly in the Texas State Genealogical Societies&rsquo; magazine Stirpes. Lisa's interest is in helping family genealogists improve their craft. Lisa can be contacted at lisareedresearch@gmail.com.In 1997, she won the Dallas Genealogical Society&rsquo;s Writing Contest for her article &ldquo;Coming to Understand Sources: A &lsquo;Proper&rsquo; Genealogy.&rdquo; She won the Texas State Genealogical Society&rsquo;s award for reference book by a professional, &ldquo;Fort Worth Real Estate: Ben F. Allen & Sons Business Records&rdquo; in 2014.Lisa will show us Civilian Conversation Corps&rsquo; member, F. L. Younger, who worked on a bridge and left behind a bridge of genealogically useful records that spanned and connected with other generations. Decades later, his grandson was part of a crew who built a new bridge at the same spot. Lisa will teach us about using occupational, federal, and home records to bridge those generations. ____________________________________________________________ Judge Judy Steps Down After 23 Years Over This Controversy glancence-hality.com http://thirdpartyoffers.juno.com/TGL3141/5c7c88c44f93d8c4071bst01duc

    03/03/2019 07:08:13
    1. [TXSMITH] East Texas Genealogical Society meeting
    2. East Texas Genealogical Society Tyler Public Library Taylor Auditorium 201 S. College, Tyler, TX February 9, 2019, 2p.m. On Saturday, February 9, 2019, the East Texas Genealogical Society guest speaker will be Kyle Ainsworth, Special Collections Librarian, East Texas Research Center at the Ralph W. Steen Library at Stephen F. Austin (SFA) State University. His topic will be “Runaway Slaves in the Fabric of Texas History and Memory”. The meeting is at Tyler Public Library, Taylor Auditorium, 201 S. College, Tyler, TX. The meeting is free and open to the public. Kyle has been at SFA since 2011; received tenure in September 2017; and became a certified archivist in September 2018. Mr. Ainsworth’s primary responsibility is the ongoing description and upkeep of about 600 archival collections. Mr. Ainsworth also provides reference and research assistance to patrons; regularly gives tours; and leads archival class instruction. Kyle has two research interests. In 2018 he co-wrote a book chapter on archives and high-impact student learning. Mr. Ainsworth is interested in continuing to research how archives can make an impact teaching students with primary sources. Also, he has written grants, given presentations, earned a sabbatical, and published as project manager of the Texas Runaway Slave Project. Following the regular meeting, Kyle will also speak to the Computer Interest group about the digital collects of the SFA/ETRC. For more information, visit www.etgs.org or www.facebook.com/groups/ETxGS/. Contact Scott Fitzgerald at scottfitzgerald@tyler.net or (903)539-5572.

    01/27/2019 08:00:32
    1. [TXSMITH] East Texas Genealogical Society January 12, 2019
    2. EAST TEXAS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY Tyler Public Library, Taylor Auditorium 201 South College, Tyler, TX 75702 East Texas Genealogical Society will meet on January 12, 2019, at 2p.m., at Tyler Public Library, 201 S. College, Tyler, Texas. The meeting is free and open to the public. Boo Maxwell Marshall, guest speaker, will talk about her 30-year journey to find her birth family. She was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, during the Depression to an unwed teenager and given up for adoption. Her adoption, facilitated by fanciful lies about her background, led to searching in the wrong places for her birth family. In 2015, Boo wrote and published a book titled A Different Bus: Journey of a Lonely Heart. She weaves together the journeys of both families and takes us full circle in her 30-year search. It is an inspiring story filled with life&rsquo;s challenges, humor, even otherworldly help, and offers us beautiful lessons in forgiveness, healing and love. She will discuss the searches and sources she used in her quest to find the truth about her adoption. Boo Maxwell Marshall grew up in Texarkana, Arkansas, and Dallas, Texas. She was an art major who attended Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana, and North Texas University in Denton, Texas. She is a wife, homemaker, mother of three, and grandmother of five. She lives in Tyler, Texas, with her husband. She is a dealer in antiques and collectibles.

    12/29/2018 02:52:01
    1. [TXSMITH] FW: December 8, 2018 4-8 PM S.C.H.S. Holiday Open House
    2. Scott Fitzgerald
    3. Join us if you can. Scott Fitzgerald Tyler TX From: membership@smithcountyhistoricalsociety.org <membership@smithcountyhistoricalsociety.org> Sent: Monday, December 3, 2018 8:50 AM To: info@smithcountyhistoricalsociety.org Subject: December 8, 2018 4-8 PM S.C.H.S. Holiday Open House Hello Members, we need your help! This coming Saturday, December 8th from 4-8 PM the Society's Museum will be a part of Tyler's Museums Holiday Open House Tour <https://www.facebook.com/events/240816609887326/> (See attached for our Museum information). We expect to be very busy as there are other events that night in Downtown such as the Blue Santa Pub Crawl <https://visittyler.com/calendar/#/?i=3> . Tiffany and our Intern, Candis Lively, have been working hard getting the Museum prepared with our newest exhibit. One of our fabulous volunteers has offered free Face Painting for the children. I'm working on a new scavenger hunt for families that will include items throughout the new exhibit. We will also have crafts for the kids and parents to enjoy. All of this, and we still need your help! In the past Society members have volunteered to bring snacks for our guests and help during the event. This is a great way to introduce the Museum and Society to Smith County citizens. Please let us know if you can help us out by bringing snacks and/or volunteering. REMINDER: Our Monthly Meeting is tomorrow night! Who's It? What's It, Where's It? Tiffany Wright and Scott Fitzgerald will have photos and items from our Archives that they may need your help to identify, or they may have an interesting story behind the item. If you have interesting items or photos from your own Smith County Texas collection that needs further identification, feel free to bring them to the meeting. Social from 6:30 - 7:00 Program starts at 7:00 Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon! Carla Lacy Office Manager Smith County Historical Society 903-592-5993

    12/06/2018 07:37:07
    1. [TXSMITH] Correction: East Texas Genealogical Society meeting
    2. East Texas Genealogical SocietyTyler Public Library, Taylor Auditorium201 S. College, Tyler, TX 75702 East Texas Genealogical Society will install new officers for 2019 year on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 11:30a.m., at Tyler Public Library, in Taylor Auditorium, 201 S. College, Tyler, TX. The meeting is free and open to the public. The annual Christmas luncheon will follow. Everyone is welcome to bring a salad, vegetable or dessert to accompany the main course. Incoming ETGS Officers are President Rick Featherston, First Vice-President Scott Fitzgerald, Second Vice-President, Shelia Hallmark, Third Co-Vice-Presidents Scott Fitzgerald and Shelia Hallmark, Recording Secretary Tina McGuffin, Correspondence Secretary Peggy Starkey, Treasurer Marjorie Walle, Technology Manager Rochell McWhorter, Directors-at-large: Ralph Hall, Renee Howard, and Beverly Odom.Contact our website www.etgs.org, www.facebook.com/groups/ETxGS/ or Scott Fitzgerald -- scottfitzgerald@tyler.net or phone 903-539-5572.

    11/30/2018 03:41:14
    1. [TXSMITH] East Texas Genealogical Society Meeting
    2. East Texas Genealogical Society Tyler Public Library, Taylor Auditorium 201 S. College, Tyler, TX 75702 December 8th at 11:30a.m. East Texas Genealogical Society will install new officers for 2019 year on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 11:30a.m., at Tyler Public Library, in Taylor Auditorium, 201 S. College, Tyler, TX. The meeting is free and open to the public. The annual Christmas luncheon will follow. Everyone is welcome to bring a salad, vegetable or dessert to accompany the main course. Incoming ETGS Officers are President Rick Featherston, First Vice-President Scott Fitzgerald, Second Vice-President, Shelia Hallmark, Third Co-Vice-Presidents Scott Fitzgerald and Shelia Hallmark, Recording Secretary Tina McGuffin, Correspondence Secretary Peggy Starkey, Treasurer Renee Howard, Technology Manager Rochell, Directors-at-large: Ralph Hall, Renee Howard, and (Open). Contact our website www.etgs.org, www.facebook.com/groups/ETxGS/ or Scott Fitzgerald -- scottfitzgerald@tyler.net or phone 903-539-5572.

    11/27/2018 03:11:00
    1. [TXSMITH] East Texas Genealogical Society Meeting, Nov. 10, 2018
    2. East Texas Genealogical Society will meet on November 10, 2018, at 2p.m., at Tyler Public Library in Taylor Auditorium, 201 South College, Tyler, TX 75702. Meetings are open to the public and are free. The speaker, Patti Todd Gillespie will present “Forgotten Treasures in the Texas Courthouse: Discovering the Miscellaneous Books.” Are you looking for context and documentation? Do you have an ancestor that seems to have slipped between the cracks? Then this Texas gem hidden away in the courthouses of our counties may hold an answer for you. This presentation not only presents 3 fun Texan stories that have come to life with the information found in a Miscellaneous Book, but also abundant examples of assorted documents will be shown. Attendees will receive a list of all the Texas counties that hold one of these forgotten treasures. Patti Todd Gillespie brings energy and humor to her classes. As an avid hobby genealogist for 20 years, Patti formed Family Lines & Stories, her own research company, 6 years ago. She is enjoying her venture into blogging at http://www.familylinesandstories.com/. She enjoys helping clients and speaking on a variety of topics. In 2016, Patti was selected to assist NARA Fort Worth with indexing slave manifests. She spoke at the Texas State Genealogical Society state conference. In 2015, she served as chair of the video and streaming portion of the national Professional Management Conference, sponsored by the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), and received the Birdie Monk Holsclaw award from the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) award. Patti is a founding member and current president of the Wise County Genealogical Society. Patti also volunteers in her local Family History Center and serves on the boards for Wise County Historical Society and Wise County Historical Commission. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/groups/ETxGS/ or contact Scott Fitzgerald at 903-539-5572.

    11/02/2018 07:47:43
    1. [TXSMITH] ETGS Free Live Genealogical Webinars - October 19th
    2. Free Live Webinar Genealogical Presentations October 19, 2018 Smith County Historical Society 125 S. College, Tyler, TX 75702 In celebration of October as Family History Month, East Texas Genealogical Society and Smith County Historical Society join the Genealogy Network of Texas (GNT) for a collaborative event on October 19, 2018, from 10a.m.–8:30p.m. The GNT will provide a series of eight live streamed programs with the leading experts in the field of Genealogy broadcast from 40 locations across Texas. Smith County Historical Society Payne Auditorium is the site for Tyler. You may attend as many of the sessions as you wish (come and go) at no charge. Members of the S.C.H.S. and East Texas Genealogical Society will be present to assist you and provide other support if needed. Handouts will be available to attendees. Smith County Historical Society is located in the historical Carnegie Library Building (across Elm Street from Tyler Public Library), 125 S. College Avenue, Tyler, TX. For more information, call 903-592-5993. If you reside near Athens, the event will be held at Trinity Valley Community College, Cardinal Hall, Bldg #9, Third Floor. An elevator is available. For information at this location, call Michele Bailey at 1-903-681-1198. Webinars: 10:00 - 10:50 am – Don’t Forget the Ladies: A Genealogist’s Guide to Women and the Law Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, The Legal Genealogist In early America, women were all too often the people who just weren’t there: not in the records, not in the censuses, not on juries, not in the voting booth. The common law relegated women to “protected” – second-class – status and understanding how they were treated under the law provides clues to finding their identities today. 11:00 - 11:50 am – Discovering Your Ancestors Land Holdings in the Texas GLO. Kevin Klaus, Information Specialist Texas General Land Office (GLO) Archives and Records Learn how maps can be used in genealogical research. This will be an overview of how to use the archival maps, the GIS mapping system, and the original land grant records to find your ancestors. Learn how to use the Land Grant Database and search strategies to locate e survey in a particular county. Lecture will include a case study using the original GLO maps, GIS mapping system, and county records in determining the location of the heinous 1872 murder of Benjamin McKeever in Burnet County Texas. Noon - 1:30 pm – Genealogy Basics: Getting Started on Your Family Tree Carl Smith, Genealogy Librarian – Montgomery County Memorial Library System Budding researchers will learn the basics they need to get started researching their family tree. We’ll cover the first steps to take to begin your research, starting with home sources. We’ll also cover the types of records that are useful for genealogical research and where they can be found. We’ll also cover ways to stay organized by utilizing paper charts and forms or computer software. 1:40 - 2:40 pm – Organizing and Preserving Photograph Collections Ari Wilkins, Library Associate at Dallas Public Library We all have mounds of old unidentified family photos sitting in boxes. This lecture will offer step-by-step direction in organizing, preserving and cataloging these precious collections for future generations. Learn how to identify, digitize and share collections using family trees and social media. 2:50 - 3:50 pm – Locating Ancestors on the Dawes Roll Kathy Huber, Manager, Genealogy Center, Tulsa City County Library The Dawes Roll, created between 1898-1906 enrolled members of the Five Civilized Tribes living in Indian Territory. Learn why the roll was taken, how the process worked, and the steps to locating an ancestor who enrolled. 4:00 - 5:15 pm – Using Autosomal DNA Testing to Solve Genealogy Brick Walls Drew Smith, Assistant Librarian, Academic Services, USF Tampa Library, co-host Genealogy Guys Podcast Examine several case studies that will demonstrate how autosomal DNA testing can be used to solve genealogy brick walls. Examples will focus on AncestryDNA, but may also include other testing companies and services. 5:15-6:15 pm Dinner Break 6:15 - 7:15 pm – Breaking Brick Walls by Finding Living Cousins Shelby Rowan, Family Historian, President of Texas Research Ramblers Genealogical Society in Bryan/College Station Perhaps a second or third or even a fourth cousin might have some information about your mutual great or great- grandparents that just might break one of your brick walls. This presentation focuses on finding those living relatives. Shelby will walk you through some internet steps and send you home with website addresses for follow-up research. 7:25 - 8:30 pm – Census Sense: Clues & Conundrums for Intermediate Researchers Patti Gillespie, B.A., M.S., Owner, Family Lines & Stories This presentation focuses on federal census headings and codes, alternate federal censuses, state censuses, and their use in our research. The partnership between the national census website and the use of state censuses in revealing information about your ancestors is demonstrated. The value of a research timeline is also demonstrated.

    10/15/2018 03:02:15
    1. [TXSMITH] East Texas Genealogical Society meeting, October 13th
    2. East Texas Genealogical Society will meet on Saturday, October 13, at 2p.m., at Tyler Public Library - Taylor Auditorium, 201 S. College Avenue Tyler, TX 75702. The meeting is free and open to the public. Dorothy J. Franks will discuss her coordination and research of the Monte Verdi plantation and the Devereux slaves and descendants. As part of a program &ldquo;We Say Their Names&rdquo;, on September 1, 2018, the Texas Historical Commission recognized Monte Verdi Plantation Family Slaves as a significant part of Texas history by awarding an official Texas Historical Marker. Marker #20165 - Monte Verdi Family Slaves were honored as an important and educational part of local history. The dedication was held at the Monte Verdi Plantation, located at 1192 CR 4233W, Cushing, Texas, in Rusk County. Dorothy Franks is the director of Texas Slave History and Inventory Preservation. She has Teacher Certification from University of Texas at Tyler, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from LeTourneau University, Longview, Texas. Dorothy has completed Journalism Studies through University of Texas at Tyler, and a Certificate, Project Management from BELL System Center of Technical Education, Boston Heights, Illinois. For more information, contact Scott Fitzgerald at scottfitzgerald@tyler.net or (903)539-5572.

    09/27/2018 03:49:56
    1. [TXSMITH] East TX Genealogy Society Meeting - August 11, 2018
    2. EAST TEXAS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY &ldquo;Mining Obituaries for Ancestors&rdquo; or reading obituaries will be the topic of Sandra Crowley, speaker, at the East Texas Genealogical Society meeting on August 11, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. All meetings are free and open to the public. The meeting will be held at Tyler Public Library, in Taylor Auditorium, 201 S. College, Tyler, TX 75702. Reading obituaries can provide a great deal of information about your ancestors and even about the community. Learn how you can find the hidden genealogical gems in published and online obituaries then use that information to develop a research plan. Identify some of the best places to locate obituaries. Sandra Crowley is a genealogist, author, and lecturer who grew up attending family reunions and developed a natural curiosity about her family history. She speaks at local, regional and national events, including RootsTech and FGS. Currently, she serves as Director of Development for Texas State Genealogical Society (TxSGS), co-editor of Stirpes, the Journal of the TxSGS; producer & editor for the North Carolina Genealogical Society&rsquo;s Webinar Series; and seminar coordinator for the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society (MCGS). She previously served as President, Vice President of Education, Executive Vice President, Immediate Past President, and FGS Delegate for the Dallas Genealogical Society; President of MCGS; editor of the DGS Newsletter and managing editor of DGS&rsquo;s Pegasus: The Journal of the Dallas Genealogical Society. Sandra has written articles for Your Genealogy Today, FGS Forum, Internet Genealogy, and Stirpes in addition to several society newsletters. She was recognized with the Award of Merit by FGS for her work on the FGS 2014 Conference; Volunteer of the Year and Award of Merit by DGS. She has a business degree from the University of Memphis and served as Vice President of Marketing and a marketing consultant for several technology companies. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Scott Fitzgerald, 1st Vice-President, at 1stvp@etgs.org or 903-539-5572 or visit website: www.etgs.org.

    07/30/2018 03:22:58
    1. [TXSMITH] Re: East TX Genealogy Society Meeting July 14, 2018
    2. I live in washington state .. I have flown twice to Texas gathering information it would be nice to know just whom to.contact regarding my decendant . I had been to the library the court house and your historical.society regarding information on Benjamin f blaylock please advise melisa Sent from AOL Mobile Mail On Wednesday, June 27, 2018 fffeathers--- via TXSMITH <txsmith@rootsweb.com> wrote: REVERAND BENJAMIN F BLAYLOCK B FEB 11 1843 GA DIED MARCH 11 1921 WOOD CO TEXAS PIONEER MINISTER 1880 WOOD AN SMITH CO TX M. TO MARYHA JANE GLENN LISCENCE IN SMITH JUNE 30 1872 HUS PARENTS UNKNOWN HE WAS IN A PAPER IN WOOD CO LISTED WITH HUS SISTER WIFE AN DAUGHTER HIS SISTERS NAME IS UNKNOWN photo is enclosed On Tuesday, June 26, 2018 k.b.beavers <txsmith@rootsweb.com> wrote: EAST TEXAS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY Tyler Public Library, Taylor Auditorium 201 South College, Tyler TX 75702 July 14, 2018, 2:00 p.m. TOPIC: “Dating, Identifying and Preserving Old Photographs” Do you have family photographs or other photographs, but don’t know who the people are? Learn how to solve those puzzling questions with Betsy House Mills. You can learn to analyze the type of the photograph, the people, the fashions and styles of the times in the photographs as well as often-missed clues. Betsy House Mills has been a genealogist since the age of 10 when she found a family tree in her baby book that hadn’t been filled out. Betsy began pestering people for information for that tree and hasn’t stopped since! Betsy is part of the TXGenWeb Project and State Coordinator for Arkansas GenWeb. She is currently President of Lamar County Genealogical Society and heads up the Cemeteries Committee for Lamar County Historical Commission. She maintains the Lamar County Death and Cemetery Records database which contains obituaries, burial information, biographies, etc. for almost 100,000 individuals. She is also Treasurer for Texas State Genealogical Society. Betsy has membership in National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the Republic of Texas and Magna Charta Dames. East Texas Genealogical Society meets the second Saturday of each month. Meetings are open to the public and free. For more information, contact Scott Fitzgerald at scottfitzgerald@tyler.net or www.etgs.org or www.facebook.com/groups/ETxGS/. _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/postorius/lists/txsmith@rootsweb.com/ Archives: https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/hyperkitty/list/txsmith@rootsweb.com/ Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community Sent from AOL Mobile Mail _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/postorius/lists/txsmith@rootsweb.com/ Archives: https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/hyperkitty/list/txsmith@rootsweb.com/ Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    06/27/2018 05:00:28
    1. [TXSMITH] Re: East TX Genealogy Society Meeting July 14, 2018
    2. REVERAND BENJAMIN F BLAYLOCK B FEB 11 1843 GA DIED MARCH 11 1921 WOOD CO TEXAS PIONEER MINISTER 1880 WOOD AN SMITH CO TX M. TO MARYHA JANE GLENN LISCENCE IN SMITH JUNE 30 1872 HUS PARENTS UNKNOWN HE WAS IN A PAPER IN WOOD CO LISTED WITH HUS SISTER WIFE AN DAUGHTER HIS SISTERS NAME IS UNKNOWN photo is enclosed On Tuesday, June 26, 2018 k.b.beavers <txsmith@rootsweb.com> wrote: EAST TEXAS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY Tyler Public Library, Taylor Auditorium 201 South College, Tyler TX 75702 July 14, 2018, 2:00 p.m. TOPIC: “Dating, Identifying and Preserving Old Photographs” Do you have family photographs or other photographs, but don’t know who the people are? Learn how to solve those puzzling questions with Betsy House Mills. You can learn to analyze the type of the photograph, the people, the fashions and styles of the times in the photographs as well as often-missed clues. Betsy House Mills has been a genealogist since the age of 10 when she found a family tree in her baby book that hadn’t been filled out. Betsy began pestering people for information for that tree and hasn’t stopped since! Betsy is part of the TXGenWeb Project and State Coordinator for Arkansas GenWeb. She is currently President of Lamar County Genealogical Society and heads up the Cemeteries Committee for Lamar County Historical Commission. She maintains the Lamar County Death and Cemetery Records database which contains obituaries, burial information, biographies, etc. for almost 100,000 individuals. She is also Treasurer for Texas State Genealogical Society. Betsy has membership in National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Daughters of the Republic of Texas and Magna Charta Dames. East Texas Genealogical Society meets the second Saturday of each month. Meetings are open to the public and free. For more information, contact Scott Fitzgerald at scottfitzgerald@tyler.net or www.etgs.org or www.facebook.com/groups/ETxGS/. _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/postorius/lists/txsmith@rootsweb.com/ Archives: https://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/hyperkitty/list/txsmith@rootsweb.com/ Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community Sent from AOL Mobile Mail

    06/27/2018 10:04:11