*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 firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> or 903-539-5572.* Rick Featherston, President - ETGS -- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.