"The Legacy"
published by the
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, Texas 76567

December 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 – Bob Narvaez
Purchasing – Caroline Kibodeaux

Our November speaker encouraged writing family histories before the sources were no longer available and brought a large collection of histories published by her family. She also provided us with her successful application to the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) as well as information regarding the kinds of documentation acceptable to the DAR.

Our balance at NBC-Rockdale was $475.23 as of Nov. 30, 1993.

In the basket:

Brochure from Hill County Junior College concerning their Confederate Research Center and Museum. They have over 3,500 books, brochures and pamphlets about the Civil War. In addition, the brochure states they have all important Reference Books on the war, microfilm records of Texas newspapers published during the war, 1860 Census reports of Texas counties,55 magazine subscriptions in fields of Southern and Military History, sponsorship of the Confederate History Symposium on the 1st Saturday in April.

Brochure from Clayton Library, giving hours of operation and information regrading the collection.

Notice of the National Genealogical Society Conference to be held in Houston on June 1-4, 1994.

Catalog of resource materials from AGLL.

In the Library:

A volunteer continues to work on the Rockdale Reporter obituaries and could use some help.

Reminder - The cards for placing ancestral material are in the box.

From the Victoria Crossroads of South Texas (Fall 1993) published by the Victoria Genealogical Society:

Deja vu - In a letter written from Indianola, Texas on Aug. 14, 1869 by a young man fro Luxembourg to his brother at home -

“If I don’t write to you, you would think that I was eaten by a rattlesnake, or by a caiman; but thanks to God I am yet alive and in good health. However, I begin to have American look; no longer walk quickly and I am gaining weight. That may be because I am half the time on horseback. It amazes me to be able to still write so well in French because of what has happened to me rather recently. The language of this country is English in one town, German in another and Spanish in another.”

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