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VICTORIA COUNTY, TEXAS
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VICTORIA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
P.O. Box 413, Victoria, TX 77902

TXGenWeb county of the year

January, 2010 - The Victoria County TXGenWeb site, is honored to have been named
"COUNTY OF THE YEAR" for 2009 by the TXGenWeb Project Surfin' Committee.

Membership application
EXTRACTIONS OF VITAL RECORDS FROM THE VICTORIA ADVOCATE
CD's Available
VIDEO TAPES
VCGS AWARDS
TEXAS STATE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

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The Victoria County Genealogical Society normally meets the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church, Colorado and Ben Jordan, Victoria, in the Fellowship Hall. VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.

Monday, October 10, 2016, at 7:00 pm "Our Culture, Our Music, Our Heritage" will be presented by Dr. Martha Jones. Come join us for a very interesting program.
The public is invited to attend.

6:00pm - Board meeting.

Membership in VCGS is $20.00 per year, including a subscription to the "Crossroads of South Texas" quarterly.
Membership application is found below. For more information: Patsy Hand, email

OFFICERS OF VICTORIA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY for 2016

  • President: Doris Fischer Obsta, email
  • 1st Vice-President: Janice Ladner Brown, email
  • 2nd Vice-President/Membership: David Dale Worcester, email
  • Recording Secretary: Doris Baird Martinak, email
  • Corresponding Secretary: Velma Hodge Mathis, email
  • Treasurer: Millie Kleiber Sweeney email
  • Historian: Kathleen Sievers Reimann, email
  • Parliamentarian: Barbara Parsons Smith, email
  • Queries and Surnames: Position is vacant
  • Publicity: Nanci Alkek Mayer, email
  • Communications: Susan Kusak, email
  • Hospitality: Cindy Schneider, email
  • "Crossroads of South Texas Quarterly" Editor: Milicent Tlucek Bryarly, email
    To answer questions or receive articles for the Quarterly
    please contact emailMilicent Tlucek Bryarly, Editor.
  • Web Masters - Jack and Cynthia Kearby Buttram email

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PROGRAMS FOR 2016

  • 14 November, 2016, To Be Announced
  • 12 December, 2016, "Family Christmas Traditions", Christmas Party with Mexican Dinner

CD's FROM THE FAMILY HISTORY CENTER

These CD's are by E. Wade Hone, of the Heritage Consulting and Services. They may be checked out by VCGS members from Marilyn Logan.

  • Federal and State Censuses -- Enumerating America's Families
  • American Tax Records -- with a Kentucky Case Study
  • Family History Basics -- A simple way to begin untangling your past!
  • Land Records. . .So What? -- I just want to know who the father was!
  • Platting and Graphing of Land Records -- A picture is worth a thousand words!
  • U. S. Passenger Lists -- New York
  • U. S. Passenger Lists -- Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore
  • Swedish Research Basics -- A simple, successful introduction to the records!

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DR. GEORGE K. SCHWEITZER VIDEO TAPES

These tapes were purchased by the Victoria County Genealogical Society and may be checked out from Marilyn Logan.

  • Migration Routes and Settlement Patterns 1607-1890
  • The Trans-Appalachian Frontier Religious Explosion
  • From Roads to Rivers to Canals to Trains
  • Finding Your Ancestors' Parents
  • Obscure Genealogical Sources
  • New York Genealogy
  • Ohio Genealogy
  • Virginia Genealogy (2 hours)
  • German Genealogy
  • Revolutionary War Genealogy
  • Civil War Genealogy
  • War of 1812 Genealogy

AWARDS

  • November, 2013 - The Victoria County TXGenWeb site, edited by Cynthia and Jack Buttram, was awarded third place in the website category by the Texas State Genealogical Society.
  • July 2010 - Victoria County was listed in the TXGenWeb Project HALL OF FAME after receiving 3 County of the Month awards.
  • July 2010, February 2009, March, 2005, - Victoria County TXGenWeb site was awarded TXGenWeb County of the Month
  • January, 2010 - Victoria County TXGenWeb site was chosen as "2009 COUNTY OF THE YEAR" by the TXGenWeb Project
  • November, 2009 - The Victoria County TXGenWeb site was awarded second place in the website category by the Texas State Genealogical Society.
  • November, 2008 - The Victoria County TXGenWeb site, edited by Cynthia and Jack Buttram, was awarded first place in the website category by the Texas State Genealogical Society.
  • November, 2007 - The Victoria County Genealogical Society Crossroads Quarterly, edited by Millie Sweeney, was awarded first place in the Quarterly category by the Texas State Genealogical Society.
  • November, 2007 - The Victoria County TXGenWeb site, edited by Cynthia and Jack Buttram, was awarded third place in the website category by the Texas State Genealogical Society.
  • November, 2005 - "Extractions of Vital Records", taken from the files of the Victoria Advocate by Ross Adamson, Betty Trotter and many other volunteers, was awarded second place by the Texas State Genealogical Society.
  • Congratulations are in order for Doris Obsta and all her helpers for being awarded first place by the Texas State Genealogical Society in 2001 and 2004 for THE HISTORY AND HERITAGE OF VICTORIA COUNTY, TEXAS.
  • The Victoria County Webpage, edited by Cynthia and Jack Buttram, was awarded second place in 2001 by the Texas State Genealogical Society, third place in 2002 and Distinguished Award in 2003. In 2005 the webpage received first place, the Award of Excellence and in 2006 the webpage was given the Outstanding award by the Texas State Genealogical Society.
  • A Resolution of Commendation was presented to Doria Obsta and VCGS by Victoria Co. Commissioners' Court, January 15, 2001, for the publication of THE HISTORY AND HERITAGE OF VICTORIA COUNTY, TEXAS.

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TEXAS STATE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

VCGS is a partner society of the Texas State Genealogical Society , District 3. Judy Lynn Turner, email, of VCGS is the District 3 Representative.
County members of this district are: Colorado, Lavaca, DeWitt, Karnes, Wharton, Jackson, Goliad, Matagoda, Calhoun, Refugio and Victoria.

TSGS Officers 2014 are:

FLAG OF VICTORIA COUNTY

This flag was first unfurled October 28,1936 on the occasion of the Texas Centennial celebration and commemoration of the 112th anniversary of the founding of Victoria in 1824 by Martin de Leon. It was designed by Postmaster Leopold Morris and painted by Sister M. Fidelia of Nazareth Academy. It portrays Alvar de Nunez de Vaca, Spanish explorer, the first white traveler in Texas (1528) who lived among the Indians in the vicinity of Victoria; Robert Cavalier de La Salle, French explorer whose colony, founded in 1685 in Victoria County, was the first white settlement in Texas; and De Leon's cattle brand, said to have been the brand of the royal family of Spain and the oldest in Texas in point of origin. The "E" and "J" connected stand for "Espiritus de Jesus" or the Spirit of Jesus. This emblem was contributed by Harold Johnston, grandson of Leopold Morris.

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Application for Membership in Victoria County Genealogical Society
(copy the form below and mail to VCGS, P.O. Box 413, Victoria Tx 77902-0413. Include your check for $20.00 made out to VCGS.)

VICTORIA COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
P.O. BOX 413, VICTORIA, TEXAS 77902-0413
MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL / APPLICATION

NAME:(include maiden name)_______________________________________________________

ADDRESS:_____________________________________________________________________

CITY/STATE/ZIP_________________________________________________________________

TELEPHONE NO.________________________________ EMAIL___________________________

Annual Membership and Quarterly for January 1 to December 31 is $20.00
All members shall receive the quarterly if they become members prior to its publication and we have the correct address. We only print enough copies to cover the known commitment. Therefore, if we do not have your dues in time there will be no cop made or if the address is incorrect the copy will go to the dead letter office as they do not forward bulk mail items. The printing will occur the first of March, June, September and December. Back issues of the quarterly cost $3.00/copy.
NOTE: MEMBERSHIP DUES RECEIVED AFTER OCTOBER 1 OF THE FISCAL YEAR ARE PRESUMED TO BE APPLIED TOWARD THE NEXT YEAR UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.

PERMISSION TO PUBLISH YOUR NAME, ADDRESS AND/OR EMAIL IN OUR QUARTERLY OR ON OUR SOCIETY'S WEB SITE:
YES_____________ NO___________ (Please initial in blank.)

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Regular meetings of the Victoria County Genealogical Society are held on the second Monday of every month at 7:00pm, First Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 2105 N. Ben Jordan St., Victoria, Texas.

VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.

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