The Cherokee County Genealogical Society will meet at 7:00 PM Monday, May 13, 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 CCGS President and TREE TALK Editor, Gordon Bennett. His topic will be “Gravestone Styles and Designs in East Texas Cemeteries.” The topic is a continuation of information presented at the society’s April meeting by Dr. George Avery of Nacogdoches who supervises the archeology laboratory in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches.
New officers will be installed for the September 2013-May 2014 society year. The officers are as follows: Gordon Bennett, President and Editor of TREE TALK, the CCGS quarterly journal; Vivian Cates-Vice-President-Program Chairman, publicity, special projects; Gordon Benge, 2nd Vice-President; Mary L. Slusher, Secretary; Helen Marable, Treasurer; Mary Marsh, Historian; William H. Hermes, Circulation Manager; Kaye Slover, Web Page Editor and Georgie Ussle, Co-Editor-Web Page.
Beginning Monday, September 9th, CCGS will be meeting at 5 P.M. at the First Methodist Church on the south loop in Jacksonville. The meeting date will remain the same, the second Monday; the meeting time is changing to earlier in the evening and at a different place. Officers said the new time and meeting place was approved at the April CCGS meeting, but had been discussed for several months with the hope of increasing meeting attendance.
The CCGS has met continuously in Jacksonville since being organized in 1975. Meetings are held the second Monday night of the month except for the summer months of June, June, and August.
Members bring snack items for refreshments after the meeting (sandwiches, chips, vegetable snacks, cookies and other sweets, soft drinks, etc.) to enjoy after each meeting 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 genealogy and historical research 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 Post Office Box 1332, Jacksonville, Texas, 75766-1332. The society's e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Vivian Cates, Alto 1-936-858-3801
Vice-president Program Chairman, Publicity-Cherokee County Genealogical Society