The Angelina County Genealogical Society is scheduled to meet at 5 PM, Monday, January 28th in the community meeting room of Kurth Memorial Library, 706 South Raguet, Lufkin. This is a change from the regular third Monday of the month meeting date for January only. The time will still be 5 PM, and the meeting place will still be Kurth Memorial Library community meeting room. For all other months of 2013, except for December, ACGS officers are expecting to resume their regular meeting schedule of date, time and place at 5 PM on the third Monday of the month at Kurth Memorial Library. The ACGS meeting date was changed from the third Monday to the fourth Monday due to the library being closed the third Monday in January for MLK Day.
The program for the ACGS January 28th meeting will be presented by Kyle Ainsworth, Special Collections Librarian, East Texas Research Center. The ETRC is located on the second floor of Steen Library at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. Mr. Ainsworth is expected to describe the general purpose and function of the ETRC and his duties there in addition to his chosen program topic of “Some Tips for Doing Oral Interviews in Family History Research.” Mr. Ainsworth earned his B. A. in 2006 from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and both a M.A. in U. S History and a M.S. in Library Science in 2010 from The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Shortly thereafter Mr. Ainsworth began his employment in the ETRC at SFASU in Nacogdoches. Having only come to Texas two years ago and being originally from the state of Maine, Mr. Ainsworth is expected to present a somewhat unique perspective to doing historical and genealogical research in East Texas based some of his more recent experiences in doing some oral history interviews in the Angelina County area.
Dr. Deborah Burkett (PHD) of Troup, a member of the Cherokee County Genealogical Society and the Cherokee County Historical Commission, antique store owner, quilt show sponsor and quilt book compiler, is scheduled to speak at the 5 PM Monday, February 18, 2013, ACGS meeting at Kurth Memorial Library. Last fall some of Dr. Burkett’s historical research and writing activities were twice featured “above the fold” on the front page in two separate issues of the TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH. Her topic will be “Using Old Photographs and Quilts in Family History and Genealogy Research.” Additional information on her program topic and the publication of her new quilt book will be available at a later date.
The ACGS Executive Board will be meeting at 4 PM in the Kurth Memorial Library community meeting room preceding the regular ACGS 5 PM meeting. All present and former standing committee chairmen are encouraged to attend the newly installed 2013 officers said. New incoming ACGS President Rev. Joseph Dufner is expected to continue seeking out ACGS members to fill vacant standing committee chairman posts on the ACGS executive board. Retired journalist Keith Allred has agreed to edit the ACGS newsletter published twice a year replacing Ellen Pyle of Apple Springs who had previously announced her resignation at the end of 2012. The fall issue of the ACGS Newsletter, “Echoes Through the Pines” has been e-mailed to society members with e-mail accounts. Paper copies will be available at the January 28th meeting and in the library genealogy room Mrs. Pyle said. ACGS Executive Board meetings are open to the society membership and all society meetings are open to the public.
Newly elected ACGS officers for the 2013 calendar year are Rev. Joseph Dufner, president; Vivian T. Cates of Alto, vice-president-program chairman; Sharon W. Elliott, treasurer; and Betty Dufner, secretary. Hershel (Dickie) Dixon, Jr. who stepped down after serving three years as society president will move to past-president on the ACGS executive board. Mrs. Dufner, Mrs. Elliott, and Mrs. Cates are returning officers.
Additional information about the ACGS January meeting and ACGS activities can be obtained by calling the Ora McMullen Genealogy Room at 1-936-630-0563 or by doing a web search for the society’s web page at http://www.rootsweb.com/~txacgs
. Debbie Parker Wayne of Cushing is the ACGS web master.
ACGS dues are now due and payable for 2013 said ACGS Treasurer Sharon Elliott. ACGS dues are S10.00 for individuals and $15.00 for two people at the same address based on the calendar year.
Free individual genealogical research help is available on the 3rd Monday of each month (except January and December)from 1-4 p.m. in the Ora McMullen Genealogy Room, Kurth Memorial Library, 706 Raguet Street, Lufkin, Texas 75904, 1-936-630-0563, provided by members of the Angelina County Genealogical Society. The contact person for obtaining further information is Cindy McMullen, genealogy department librarian. E-mailing or calling ahead for an appointment is strongly advised to assure individual help from a society volunteer. firstname.lastname@example.org
Vivian Toole Cates, ACGS Vice-President, Program Chairman and Publicity, 1-936-858-3801 email@example.com http://www.myinu.net/vcates