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From: vtoole <>
Subject: GEN.SEM. 10/16/99
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 12:42:44 -0500
THERE IS STILL TIME TO REGISTER AND ATTEND THIS SEMINAR! Walk-ins
welcome before 9:00 am. There are plenty of seats left.
I want to remind everybody on the lists for Angelina County, Texas,
and its neighboring counties about the upcoming VIRGINIA RESEARCH
SEMINAR at Angelina College, in Lufkin, Texas, on Saturday, October 16,
1999. Unless all your ancestors came late enough for Ellis Island
(1892), if you get back far enough in your research just about everybody
has somebody who came through Virginia. Vendors are welcome. Call
ahead for space.
Speaker will be the well known Mary McCampbell Bell of Arlington,
Virginia. Price is $45.00 which includes continental breakfast, and
break snacks, and a salad and sandwich buffett lunch in the college
cafeteria. She is an excellent nationally known speaker and it cost to
get her to East Texas from Virginia. She will present four one hour and
15 minutes sessions on Migrations out of early Virginia to other regions
and the use of Virginia records including deeds and patents, probate
records and court order books and tax records with very informative and
detailed handouts. Program begins at 9:00 a.m.
In my other genealogy life, I teach genealogy and organize these
special genealogy events at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas, a two
year community college 100 miles or a two hour drive north up Hwy 59
from Houston, Texas. While a lot of colleges are teaching continuing
education/hobby courses in genealogy now, Angelina College is the only
college in Texas that we know about and probably the only one between
Alabama and Utah that is bringing in special speakers for fall and
spring seminars and holding a three day summer conference.
The dates for next summer's conference are Thurs-Sat, July 27-29.
Theme is expected to be Researching the mid-1800's, the Civil War Era,
if I can get enough speakers on that topic and maybe some re-enactors
If you would like to be on the mailing list please let us know. If
we do not have a good turnouts for these programs, college could decide
not to sponsor them anymore. I have some areas well covered and almost
nobody in some of the adjoining counties where there are apparently no
local genealogy societies.
Dates for the spring seminar are Friday, March 31, and Saturday,
April 1, 2000. Speaker will be Rhonda R. McClure of Florida with a
variety of topics. Some speakers will speak on Friday night and some
will only speak on Saturday. Mrs. McClure will speak on Friday night;
Mrs Bell does not. Mrs. McClure's Friday night topics will be
Organization and migrations. Saturday topics will be one session on New
England research and three sessions on using computers and the internet.
For more information Contact: Community Services, Angelina
College, P. O Box 1768, Lufkin, Texas, 75902-1768 1-409-633-5206. The
name of the lady who does registration is Susan. e-mail
fax is 1-409-639-3863 Seats are still
available. Walk-ins are welcome on a space available basis the morning
of the seminar. You can register the morning of the conference, but it
is best to call ahead so that you will have a lunch
reservation. Late Registration is from 8-8:45 am with the program
beginning at 9 am. with a one hour break for lunch, 12-1.
If you are interested in speaking at a future conference, send a
resume and a list of topics with summaries on which you speak. Speakers
are by inviation. Let us hear from you if you have suggestions for
future speakers or topics.
We need a good turnout for these events or college could decide not to
sponsor them in the future.
Vivian Toole Cates, Rt. #2 Box 52-A, Alto, Texas 75925 1-409-858-3801
college web page http://www.angelina.cc.tx.us click on Community
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