The Cherokee County Genealogical Society will meet at 7:00 PM Monday, November 12, in the dining room of Bonner Street Plaza (the old Newburn Hospital Building), 421 South Bonner, in Jacksonville, Texas.
The program will be presented by Caddo Mounds State Historic Site Manager Anthony Souther of Alto. His presentation is expected to provide updates on the expansion and remodeling of the site’s visitor’s center now just beginning, basic information about the Caddo Indian culture in East Texas that created the burial mounds and some basic beginning methods for researching families for possible native American roots. Mr. Souther who began his employment at the site last January is a Georgia native completed his master’s after retirement from the U. S. Air Force.
The CCGS was represented with an information table at the Caddo Culture Day held Saturday, October 6, at the Caddo Mounds State Historical Site located at 1649 State Highway 21 West, approximately six miles west of Alto toward Crockett. More information about the Caddo Culture and the site can be obtained by calling the site at 936-858-3218, e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
or a search for the Texas State Historical Commission web site http://www.visitcaddoan
mounds.com. Formerly a division of the Texas parks and Wildlife, the site is now a part of the Texas Historical Commission and now includes most of the former Texas Forestry Service Pine Tree Nursery property.
Bonner Street Plaza now has WI-FI available in its dining room. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptop or tablet computers. Free help is available after the business meeting and program for those attending.
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 is 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.
CCGS dues are now due and payable according to CCGS officers for the Sept 2012-September 2012 society year. Individual Dues are $15.00 for individuals and $20.00 for a family membership.
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 email@example.com
. The Cherokee County Genealogical Society regularly meets the second Monday night of the month, September through May.
Vivian Cates, Alto, 2nd Vice-President-Program Chairman, Publicity and Special Projects 1-936-858-3801