THAGS Upcoming Events

August 11, 2018

 

THAGS SEPTEMBER MONTHLY MEETING:

Monday, September 10, 2018

Speaker: Lisa Toth-Salinas

Topic: All I Ever Wanted to Know About Genealogy I Learned in Kindergarten: A Back to Basics Look at the Genealogical Research Process

WHERE:  Philip Cezeaux Recreation Building, 100 North Houston Avenue, Humble, Texas

 

THAGS Clayton Library Bus Trip:

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Contact Pam Walton to reserve a spot

 

THAGS BACK TO RESEARCH FUNDRAISING VIRTUAL CONFERENCE:

Saturday, September 22, 2018

 

THAGS SALT LAKE CITY RESEARCH TRIP:

October 17-24, 2018

Contact Patsy McLaughlin for more information.  832-439-8045

 

 

FROM TEXAS STATE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

  1. Texas State Genealogical Society’s 2018 Family History Conference, “Journey Through Generations”  November 2-4, 2018/ San Antonio, Colonnaide/ registration now open http://www.txsgs.org/2018/07/25/registration-is-now-open-for-2018-txsgs-family-history-conference/

  2. Membership Drive…Support genealogy across Texas. https://txsgs.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=618e3965c7413c2cc03a3f012&id=886d22b409&e=d50b126cc9

  3. Entries due 15 September for this years’ cash prizes for Genealogy writing projects.  We would love to have a member from our society submit an entry.

FROM SMU’s DEGOLYER LIBRARY

 

Check out a new digital collection titled Texas: Photographs, Manuscripts and Imprints.  More than 300 documents that comprise historic, promotional literature, 1866-1936, that was designed to attract people to more to all areas within the state of Texas. We believe these promotional materials will be of great interest to Texas genealogists. Often funded by railroads and local chambers of commerce, these pamphlets and booklets were designed to encourage Texas immigration, especially along train routes. Some documents cover broad geographical areas of Texas, while others focus on specific cities, towns, and counties. Brief biographies of Texas citizens, individual portraits, and photographs of the area are frequently included. We think the descriptions and photographs of geographical areas, individuals, and Texas life will be useful to Texas genealogists who are searching for more information about the lives of their ancestors. Your members may very well find pertinent information in these materials, because so many Texas communities participated in the promotional campaigns of this era. 

  

Just to give one example: Homes in Texas for everybody: valuable information, ca. 1887, describes 51 Texas counties and lists land for sale in each county with the names of landowners and general descriptions of the properties. The 51 Texas counties included are Anderson, Angelina, Atascosa, Bandera, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Brazoria, Brown, Burnet, Cherokee, Comal, Coryell, Dimmit, Freestone, Gillespie, Gregg, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Henderson, Houston, Jasper, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Lampasas, Leon, Liberty, Llano, Madison, Matagorda, Medina, Milam, Montgomery, Polk, Robertson, Rusk, San Jacinto, Shelby, Smith, Travis, Trinity, Uvalde, Walker,  Webb, Williamson, Wilson, Wood, and Zavalia. 

  

We hope you will let your members know about these documents that are now freely available from our web site. We would welcome any feedback and/or questions you may have about this project. 

 

FROM HOUSTON GENEALOGICAL FORUM:

Frank Billingsley, Saturday, September 8, 2018. Discusses his book where he tells the story of how DNA testing helped unravel the story of his adoption.

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