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

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Printed in the Taylor Daily Press & Thorndale Champion
27 February 2004

Lynna Kay's Upcoming Speaking Events

I hope you can attend one of the following events where I will be speaking:

Monday, March 15th - John B. Hood Camp #50, SCV, 6:30 p.m., Wortham Auditorium (located on ground floor) at the Rosenberg Library, Galveston, Texas. Topic: 20th Century Military & War Dead Research. For more information contact Greg Evans http://www.geocities.com/jbhcamp50/.

Saturday, May 22nd - Chaparral Genealogical Society, 9:30 a.m., Community Meeting Room, Klein Bank, 28201 Tomball Parkway (Hwy 249), Tomball, Texas. Topic: 20th Century Military & War Dead Research.

Upcoming Genealogy Events in Texas

Saturday, March 13th - Williamson County Genealogical Society's (WCGS) Annual Seminar at the First United Methodist Church, 1004 N. Mays, Round Rock, Texas. Registration and vendors will open at 8 a.m. Cost, $32 pre-registration and $35 at the door. Speakers: Rhonda R. McClure of St. Cloud, FL and author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Online Genealogy. Her topic: "Old & New: Combining the best of the Internet & Traditional Research; New England Research - Resources & Repositories; Newspapers - Finding the Buried Treasure and Getting the Most from Online Resources. To register, contact: WCGS, c/o Wanda M. Stewart, 7 Applegate Circle, Round Rock, Texas 78664 or visit: http://www.rootsweb.com/~txwcgs/Seminar.htm.

Saturday, April 17th - Texas Research Ramblers 10th Annual Seminar at the ELC Building, Blinn College Campus, Bryan, Texas. NOTE: I do not recommend this event as non-profit, i.e., genealogy socities, historical socities, lineage groups (DAR, SAR, UDC, SCV, etc.), museums, etc. are EXCLUDED from having booths or tables in the exhibitor's area. In my personal opinion, this is not the proper venue to learn genealogy by excluding local genealogy and historical socities from participation!

Monday, April 26th - Austin Genealogy Society (AGS) announces a genealogy research bus trip to the Dallas Public Library. Bus departs Austin at 7 a.m. from the LDS North location Church parking lot, 1000 Rutherford Lane, Austin with arrival in Dallas about 10 a.m. Bus departs Dallas at 6 p.m. and returns to Austin about 9 p.m. Cost: $36, includes bus transportation, light breakfast, box supper. Deadline: Tuesday, April 6th. Mail your registration fee for the bus trip to: Kay Boyd, 1405 South Meadows Austin, Texas 78758 or visit: http://www.austintxgensoc.org/.

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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