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

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Printed in the Taylor Daily Press & Thorndale Champion
4 September 2003

New E-mail Address

The WORM has won! I too, like many of my readers, have suffered the wrath of viruses, worms, bugs and slugs the last few weeks. And I'm not talking about the garden varieties!

Because ArgoLink/ArgoHouston, my internet service provider (ISP) will not filter out e-mail with the worm attachment, I have been receiving 6,000+ infected e-mails per day!

Regretfully, after more than 6-years, I have been forced to get a NEW E-MAIL ADDRESS: < lksfriday@sbcglobal.net >. I have had SBC DSL internet service since May and really enjoy the high-speed connection and minimum download time for doing census work on-line. I had decided to keep my old dial-up internet service to keep my e-mail address and not use the SBC e-mail account.

However, because of this poor quality of service by ArgoLink, I will NOT renew my internet service and therefore, effective immediately, please use my new e-mail address.

New UDC Chapter in Milam County

On Saturday, May 27th at 10 a.m., I will host a meeting at the Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library in Rockdale (201 Ackerman St.) for ladies who are interested in re-establishing a chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC). Formerly the ELIZABETH WILCOX WALLIS CHAPTER 1794 was chartered in 1923 and was no longer active in the late 1980s.

Membership is open to any woman, age 16 or older, who are blood descendants, lineal or collateral, of men and women who served honorably in the Army, Navy or Civil Service of the Confederate States of America, or gave material aid to the Cause. Also eligible are those women who are lineal or collateral blood descendants of members or former members of UDC.

Any former members of the ELIZABETH WILCOX WALLIS CHAPTER are cordially invited to attend this organizational meeting. We are also seeking any old records of the chapter as the UDC State Custodian has been unable to locate any old records, yearbooks, membership names, etc.

If you have any information on the old chapter or if you are interested in joining, please contact: Lynna Kay Shuffield, P. O. Box 16604, Houston, Texas 77222, telephone: 713/692-4511 or e-mail < lksfriday@sbcglobal.net > or visit the chapter's website at: http://www.geocities.com/wallisudc/.

Seeking Milano History Book

Do you have a copy of Milano, Texas: A History, 1873-1965 written by Basil McGregor, collecting dust in your bookcase? If so, Milam County Genealogical Society (MCGS) is seeking copies of the booklet for the new Milam County Genealogical Research Center at the Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library in Rockdale and the Clayton Center for Genealogical Research in Houston.

The Rockdale Reporter published this 50-page book in 1965. Mr. McGregor died in 1971 and his wife, Amy, died in 1976. They did not have any children and are both buried in the Milano City Cemetery.

If you would like to donate a copy of this book, please contact Charles Hubert at 512/446-3937 or mail to MCGS, c/o Patterson Library, 201 Ackerman St., Rockdale, Texas 76567.

Looking for Former JPs and Constables

Constable Ron Hickman (Harris County) and Constable Don Cherry (Galveston County) are working on a history of the Justice of the Peace and Constables of Texas. Both men are members of the "Justice of the Peace and Constables Association of Texas" http://www.jpca.com/.

If you or a family member were once a JP or Constable in Texas, please contact these men about submitting information: Ron Hickman, 6831 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, Texas 77379 or Don Cherry, P. O. Box 3066, Galveston, Texas 77552.

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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