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

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Printed in the Taylor Daily Press - 22 August 2002

Military Railway Service Korean War

Charles E. Schuetz, Curator of the National Railroad Museum announced the museum is currently preparing an exhibit on Korean veterans who served in the Military Railway Service during the Korean War and the post-World War II occupation of Korea.

He would like to hear from veterans who served on the Military Railway Service and is looking for information of any kind (oral histories, anecdotes, letters, photographs, etc.). Information gathered will be used to support this exhibit.

Contact Mr. Schuetz at the National Railroad Museum, 2285 S. Broadway, Green Bay, WI 54304-4832; telephone: 920/437-7623, ext. 14 or visit the museum on-line at: http://www.nationalrrmuseum.org/.

College Courses for Cemetery Projects

Gary Coutu, Ph.D., GIS/Geography Instructor at Temple College in Temple, Texas, will be teaching two courses this fall that will be of interest to genealogists, historians and individuals who are interested in cemetery preservation projects. The courses are Special Topics in Cartography: GIS in the Cemetery and Special Topics in Cartography: Internet Map Servers and Palm Pilot GIS.

The course, Special Topics in Cartography: GIS in the Cemetery, will be taught on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and students will learn GIS and Anthropology in the field by building a cemetery database using GIS, GPS and Digital Technologies. This course will help individuals who are interested in undertaking community-level cemetery projects and will teach you how to use these cutting-edge technologies. It will also examine issues concerning community heritage, genealogy and proper methods for working in places of reverence and heritage. This is a great opportunity to combine technical and humanities course work.

The course, Special Topics in Cartography: Internet Map Servers and Palm Pilot GIS is a weeknight course that will meet on Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This course will cover the use of data collected data in the field with GPS and palm pilot computers and then providing this data to the community by creating internet-based map servers. The course combines using GIS software, mobile computing and web page design in a very creative way.

You can register for credit or non-credit at the Temple College Downtown Center on 101 N. Main St. The Continuing Education Office can help you or contact the CAD/GIS Department secretary, Teresa Taylor or Dr. Coutu, 2600 S. 1st St., Temple, Texas 76504-7435, telephone: 254/298-8313 or e-mail gcoutu@templejc.edu. To enroll by telephone, contact Reach Teresa at 254/298-8371.

You can obtain additional information on Temple College and these courses on-line at: http://www.templejc.edu/.

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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