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.