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

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Printed in the Taylor Daily Press - 6 September 2001

“Mississippi Newspaper Project”

You can now search on-line http://www.mdah.state.ms.us/arlib/contents/newspaper.html to find the approximately 17,500 rolls of microfilm contained in the Mississippi Newspaper Collection.

The newspaper microfilm holdings include 1,664 titles from 212 different Mississippi towns, and 172 titles from 28 other states. The search engine allows you to search by title, town, county, state, holdings, or microfilm roll number.

While the newspapers are not indexed, this new search engine will allow researchers to at least search the newspaper holdings of the Mississippi Dept. of Archives & History.

Regretfully, none of the microfilm in the Mississippi Newspaper Project is available through inter-library loan, however you can purchase duplicate copies of any of the microfilm from Underground Vault & Storage http://www.uvsinc.com/ at P. O. Box 1723, Hutchinson, KS 67504-1723 or telephone 1-800-873-0906 or 877-697-6262.

“Regional Preservation Workshop at Granbury”

On Friday, October 12, 2001 the Texas Historical Commission (THC) will conduct the “Lakes/Brazos Regional Preservation Workshop at Granbury, Hood County, Texas. The Lakes Brazos Regional Area includes the following counties: Bell, Brazos, Burleson, Falls, Grimes, Milam, Robertson, Williamson, as well as several others.

Discussion topics include protecting historic properties, heritage tourism and preserving the region’s archeological sites. The Regional Assistance Program helps local historic, genealogy and preservation groups to meet their community’s preservation needs For more information call the THC at 512/463-6100 or visit their website at: http://www.thc.state.tx.us/.

“How Do You Learn?”

We learn three ways: We see it. We hear it. We do it.

How are you learning to do your genealogy and family tree research?

You can check a “how to” book out from your local on genealogy research.

You can visit RootsWeb.com’s “Guide to Tracing Family Trees at http://rwguide.rootsweb.com/.

You can attend a meeting of your local genealogy society or attend a genealogy workshop or seminar.

In simple words: Get involved with learning how to do your family tree and don't settle for less!

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/lks_friday/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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