"The Legacy"
published by
Milam County (Texas) Genealogical Society
Rockdale, Texas


The Legacy

The Newsletter of the Milam County Genealogical Society

c/o Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library, 201 Ackerman St., Rockdale, TX 76567

March 1993

President – Rusty Thomas
Vice President – Gene Kornegay
Secretary – Marcy Jones
Treasurer – Francie Herring
Newsletter Editor – Sybil Chapman
Program Chairman – John Gillote
Publicity Chairman – Eugenia Newton
Ways & Means – Barbara Valek
Library Chairman – Caroline Kibodeaux
Purchasing – Caroline Kibodeaux

At our February meeting, the slate of officers shown above was elected.

Angel Brown from Lexington was a visitor. She spoke briefly about the records of Texans who immigrated before independence and pointed out that all legal immigrants had to declare they were Catholics and that records regarding them are found in Spanish language records of the Catholic Church and in Mexican Government records.

As I am not receiving too much news for the newsletter and we are not publishing a quarterly, I decided that I would try my luck with the old Rockdale Reporter microfilm for some genealogically helpful fillers. My first venture was not too successful. My idea was to summarize obituaries. The following is what I found in the January 25, 1899 paper:

Mr. L. B. Dockery , an old and highly esteemed citizen of Ad Hall, died on Monday of last week. Mr. Dockery was 83 years of age, and had, we understand, been a citizen of Milam county for many years. He leaves a large number of relatives, children, grandchildren and great-grand children to mourn his death.

As is readily apparent, there is not too much helpful information, genealogically speaking, in this type of obituary.

In the same paper, I found the following list of marriage licenses which might be helpful:

Billie Behman and Jane Vandiver, Pablo Sanchez and Ella Night, C. H. Clover and Sally Livingston, Anton Beyer and Caroline Dresler, Robert Moore and Magaline (?) Black, Henry Cook and Margaret Kennedy, Charlie Bowden and Emma Higbee, W. L. Gill and Florene Andrews, Chris Lovings and Virgin [copied correctly] Clay, T. G. Jones and Jane Giffney

In the basket:

Printout of Genealogy Collection at the Lucy Hill Patterson Library

Constitution of the Milam County Genealogical Society

Starting your family history from Genealogy Collection, a pamphlet from the Texas State Library – contains an “at a glance” page of what information is available on each census from 1790-1910, lessons on Soundex coding system, family group sheet, and five generation ancestor chart along with numerous other listings of materials available, as well as information on where, when, and how to access the available information.

Ancestry, P. O. Box 476, Salt Lake City, UT catalog with software listings that will make a computer owner drool as well as many other items of interest.




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