At our March meeting, Dorothy Allen spoke of her efforts to expand the genealogical collections at the Milam County Museum in Cameron. She requested help in entering material in a computer database, which would make the museum collection more rapidly accessible. Francie Herring reported on her efforts to obtain a non-profit certificate for the Genealogical Society.
This months bulletin will be a collection of research tips courtesy of the Victoria Crossroads of South Texas, Spring quarterly.
Accessible Archives, Inc., is putting the complete records of major 19th Century county newspapers, from southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, northern Maryland and southern New Jersey into a convenient library CD-ROM disks. THE PENNSYLVANIA GENEALOGICAL CATALOGUE will eventually contain the full text of 5000,000 articles and 1.5 million surnames. Volume 1 will be available in October from Accessible Archives, Inc., 697 Sugartown Rd., Malvern, PA 19355.
METHODIST ARCHIVES OF THE CENTRAL TEXAS CONFERENCE is housed in the Eunice and James L. West Library at Texas Wesleyan University in Ft. Worth. Researchers and visitors may use the facility on Wednesday from 9 am until noon and on Thursday from 9 am until 2 pm. An appointment in advance is recommended. For their holdings, read the article in the Texas State Genealogical Soc. Newsletter, Dec. 1992. They have the Texas Christian Advocate newspaper, 1850-1917 on microfilm. These newspapers are being read and indexed at the present time. For more information, contact Jean Traster, United Methodist Archives Center, Central Texas Conference, Texas Wesleyan Univ. West Library, Ft. Worth, TX 76105 or telephone: 817/531-4800.
The TEXAS STATE LIBRARY in Austin has published a revised CIRCULATING GENEALOGY DUPLICATS LIST. The LIST represents the collection of duplicate books and microfilm available to other libraries through the inter-library loan program.
Starting in the June 1988 quarterly and ending in June 1992, the Austin Genealogical Soc. began publishing listings of the surnames contained in the vertical files at the Texas State Library in Austin. If you have a Texas family, you should check these lists.
Created on 15 Feb 2001 and last revised on 10 Nov 2003.