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

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

Huguenot Library now at DAR Library

Eric Grundset, Library Director, recently announced that the Daughters of the American Revolution Library in Washington, DC, have signed an agreement with the National Huguenot Society to be the custodian of the Society's important collection of volumes, which catalog the history of the French Huguenots in America.

The DAR Library is located at: 1776 D Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006-5392 or visit on-line at: http://www.dar.org/library/

Lee County Researchers

Please be advised there is a new website for Lee Co. TXGenWeb at http://www.rootsweb.com/~txlee/ and Bettie & Bob Woods have taken over as County Coordinators from James David Walker.

All Aboard for Houston!

Visit Clayton's website for collection details and catalog at: http://www.hpl.lib.tx.us/clayton/

1960 Genealogy SIG Bus Trip to Clayton

On Monday, Sept. 29th, the 1960 PC Users Genealogy SIG in Houston will host their Annual Bus Trip to Clayton Library for individuals who live in the north Harris County and surrounding areas. The bus will leave at 8:30 am from the parking lot at Cypress Creek Christian Church, 6823 Cypresswood Drive.

For more information, visit the SIG on-line at: http://www.1960pcug.org/~gensig/bus_trip.htm or e-mail Norm: < norms@sbcglobal.net > .

AGS Bus Trip to Clayton

On Monday, Oct. 27th, the Austin Genealogical Society (AGS) will host a "Fall 2003 Bus Trip" to the Clayton Genealogy Library in Houston, Texas (Houston Public Library).

The bus will depart Austin at 7 a.m. (plan to be at the church about 6:30 AM) from the LDS Church parking lot located at 1000 Rutherford Lane. The bus will arrive in Houston about 10 a.m.

Cost is $32 per person and will include a light breakfast and box supper. Seating is limited to 54 individuals. Sign-up deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 6th.

For more information, contact Kay Boyd < mkdb1405@aol.com > or visit the AGS website at: http://www.austintxgensoc.org/.

To register mail, send payment to: AGS Fall Bus Trip, c/o Kay Boyd, 1405 South Meadows Austin, Texas 78758.

Round Rock Genealogy Lock-in

On Friday, Sept. 19th, from 6 pm. to 11 p.m., the Genealogy Dept. of the Round Rock Public Library will host a genealogy lock-in at the library located at 216 E. Main St. in Round Rock, Williamson County, Texas.

This will be an excellent opportunity for Central Texas researchers to catch-up on their family history projects.

For more information telephone: 512/218-7000 or visit on-line at: http://www.ci.round-rock.tx.us/library/genealogy.html - then click on tab "Current Events."

Waco Library Genealogy Lock-In

On Friday, Oct. 17th, from 6 p.m. to midnight, the Genealogy Division of the Waco-McLennan County Library System, together with the Central Texas Genealogical Society, will sponsor the 4th Annual Genealogy Lock-in at the Central Library, 1717 Austin Ave. in Waco, Texas.

The lock-in will include genealogical advice and instruction, food and door prizes. Security will be provided. Children under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult.

If you have information, contact Bill Buckner at 254/750-5945 or visit the Waco-McLennan County Library Genealogy Dept. on-line at: http://www.waco-texas.com/city_depts/libraryservices/genealogy.htm or the Central Texas Genealogical Society on-line at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~txmclenn/ctgs.htm or the McLennan County TXGenWeb on-line at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~txmclenn/.

Plano Genealogy Lock-In

On Friday, Oct. 24th, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. the Genealogy Friends of Plano Libraries will host "A Halloween Treat" genealogy lock-in at the Gladys Harrington Library located at 1501 18th St. in Plano, Texas. Volunteers and library staff will be available to answer questions and help with the genealogy section resources.

A $10.00 donation is request and anyone interested can contribute $4.00 each to order pizza and a soft drink.

For more information contact the Plano Public Library at telephone: 972/941-7175 or visit the library on-line at: http://www.planolibrary.org/ or the Genealogy Friends on-line at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~txgfpl/lock_ins.htm.

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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