A new set of officers will be in charge when the Cherokee County Genealogical Society meets at 7:00 p.m. Monday, September 10, in the dining room of Bonner Street Plaza (the old Newburn Hospital Building), 421 South Bonner, in Jacksonville, Texas, according to society’s press release. The program topic and speaker will be announced later. This will be the first society meeting since May as the society does not meet in June, July or August.
The CCGS officers for the society’s 2012-2013 year were elected at the society’s April meeting and installed at the May meeting. The new CCGS officers are as follows: Gordon Bennett, President; Vivian Cates, Vice-President; Second Vice President Gordon Benge; Secretary, Mary L. Slusher; Treasurer, Helen Marable and Historian, Mary Marsh. Gordon Bennett will continue to edit the society’s quarterly journal, TREE TALK, assisted by William H. Hermes, Circulation Manager. Kaye Slover will continue as Web Page Editor with Georgie (Gene) Uzzle as co-editor.
Reports will be presented on the CCGS’s booth near the Cherokee County Historical Commission booth at the Tomato Fest in June in Jacksonville. Other upcoming events where the society may vote to have similar booths and programs will be discussed. At these upcoming events visitors will be able to see and purchase books published by the CCGS on Cherokee County History, Records and Family Histories as well as consult with CCGS members with their family history and genealogy and genealogy research.
Access to free and for pay sites through the Internet and the popular television program, WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?, have continued to generate interest in genealogy research according to CCGS members.
Future plans for monthly program topics and potential speakers for the 2012-2013 will be discussed. The CCGS has met continuously since being organized in 1975. Meetings are held the second Monday night except for the summer months of June, June, and August.
Members bring snack items for refreshments after the monthly meetings (sandwiches, chips, vegetable snacks, cookies and other sweets, soft drinks, etc.)to enjoy while informally discussing their latest research efforts with fellow members. Coffee will be provided by Bonner Street Plaza. Anyone interested in researching their family history and genealogy is invited to attend members said. Free help is available after the business meeting and program for those attending.
More information about the Cherokee County Genealogical Society can be obtained by visiting the society's web page at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txcherok
. The society's mailing address is The Cherokee County Genealogical Society, Post Office Box 1332, Jacksonville, Texas,75766-1332. The society's e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
. The Cherokee County Genealogical Society regularly meets the second Monday night of the month, September through May.
Vivian Cates, Alto, Publicity and Special Projects 1-936-858-3801