"Our Loose Ends" Genealogy Column
by Lynna Kay Shuffield
Houston, Texas

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Printed in the Taylor Daily Press - 12 Oct 2000

Houston Genealogical Forum Seminar

On Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, the Houston Genealogical Forum will conduct an all day Genealogy Seminar at the Scottish Rite Temple located at 2900 N. Braeswood, located near the Medical Center in Houston, Texas.

The seminar will feature a nationally recognized genealogy lecturer, MICHAEL JOHN NEILL, who will be discussing the following topics: My Ancestor’s Dead – Where did the money go?; Clues contained in Probate Records; Post-Death Court Records Other Than; Searching & Making Effective Use of Probate Records; and, Where do I go from here?

Each lecture lasts approximately 1-hour, with a 30-minute break between each one. During the break, attendees can browse the vendor area where up to a dozen vendors of genealogical material will be displaying their large collections of maps, reference books, record abstracts from around the U.S.A., software, aids, etc. There will be a 90-minute break for lunch and vendor shopping.

The seminar begins at 9:00 am and continues through 4:30 pm. However, the vendor area will open at 8:00 am. If interested in attending, write: Houston Genealogical Forum, P. O. Box 271466, Houston, Texas 77277-1466 or telephone 713/723-8853 AFTER 6:00 p.m. or visit their website at: http://www.egroups.com/files/Houston_Genealogical_Forum/Seminar.htm.

Williamson County (Texas) Genealogical Society Annual Seminar

On Saturday, March 10, 2001, the Williamson County (Texas) Genealogical Society (WCGS) will host its Annual Seminar at the First United Methodist Church (Hwy 79 & North Mays Ave.) in Round Rock, Texas. The featured speaker will be Cyndi Howells of Puyallup, WA, who is the proprietor of "Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet.

For a copy of the Seminar Announcement and Registration, visit the website: http://geocities.com/scwcgs/.

For additional information, contact the WCGS at P. O. Box 585, Round Rock, Texas 78680-0585 or visit their website: http://home.flash.net/~hmwalden/wcgs.htm or contact the Seminar Chairman, Jerry Barton at e-mail: jbarton851@aol.com.

Internet Tip – Genealogy Clip Art

Many of you are exploring how to develop websites so that you can place your family tree information “out there for the world” or, have you volunteered to be the Webmaster for your local genealogy society or a county GenWeb page.

This past week, I too was looking for just that right piece of clip art graphics to add a little zing to one of my websites and I found “Free Genealogy Clip Art ~ Graphics” website operated by “All~4~Free” at: http://rats2u.com/clipart/animation/clipart_genealogy.htm that contains more genealogy clip art than you would ever think possible! Additionally, the website contains over 30 links for additional genealogy clip art.

To download any of the clip art graphic images, remember to: (1) mover your cursor over the image; (2) right-click on your mouse button; (3) choose “Save this Image As” from the pop-up menu; (4) click on “Save” or “OK” button to save the image; and (5) MOST IMORTNATLY, pay attention to where you saved the image on your hard drive and note the name of the image.

Lastly, have fun adding clip art graphics to your websites!

In this column, I will be glad to highlight and review any family history, genealogy, county history, or similar book, free of charge, if you donate a copy of the book or item. After it has been highlighted and reviewed, on a space available basis, it will be donated to the genealogy section of a library. You will receive an acknowledgment of the donation from the library. Mail item or book to me at the below address.

Lynna Kay Shuffield has written several books related to Texas genealogy and military history. She has spoken before numerous genealogy and veterans groups. Also, is a County Coordinator for the Texas GenWeb Project. Regretfully, she cannot help with individual genealogical research. Please visit the website for this column at: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Academy/2670/ COLUMN-001.htm or if you have any questions, comments, suggestions for column topics, genealogy or historical society announcements, please contact her at: P. O. Box 16604, Houston, Texas 77222-6604 or e-mail: lksfriday@sbcglobal.net

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