Angelina County (Texas) Genealogical Society

Meetings - Prior Years


Meetings for 2009
Meeting dateSpeakerTopic
26 January (Library is closed for MLK day on 19th - 3rd Monday) LaWanna Lease Blount, PhD Genealogical Studies at Akamai University
16 February Carol Mathis History of Quilts
16 March Flo Pearson and Fred Preston Review of Googling Your Family Tree by David Lynch
20 April Jonathan Gerland, Director History Center in Diboll, Resources for Research
18 May Flo Pearson New Publications of ACGS
6 June, come and go between 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free workshop  
15 June Bill Dixon, President of the Trinity Co. Genealogical Society Tips on Reading Old Handwriting
20 July Canadian TV show, Ancestors in the Attic DVD presentation of an episode in which research assistance for a Smith County slave family was provided by Debbie Parker Wayne, ACGS member, and Sam and Sherry Kidd, East Texas State Genealogical Society President and Secretary
17 August, come and go between 1:00 and 6:30 p.m. Free workshop Refreshments provided
21 September Vivian Cates Getting Organized
19 October Jim Barrett DNA Testing for Genealogist
16 November June Moffett Free Genealogy Web sites
21 December
  Lufkin Bar-B-Q, 6-8 p.m. Installation of Officers
Dutch Treat Dinner
 
Meetings for 2008
Meeting dateSpeakerTopic
28 January (Library is closed for MLK day on 15th - 3rd Monday) Sue and Charley Randleman Mrs. Randleman, Director of Kurth Memorial Library, will present her family and work history. Her husband, Charley, will discuss his military history.
18 February Rev. Bettie Kennedy A dramatic interpretation of an historical black woman in honor of Black History month.
17 March Flo Pearson "New Society Books" followed by a Question & Answer session
21 April Bob Bowman The Forgotten Towns of East Texas
19 May Mary Thornton Cemeteries of Angelina County
16 June Vivian Cates Courthouse Research
21 July JoAnn Chastain, Angelina County Clerk Angelina County Clerk's Office Records
18 August Sharon Sergeant on DVD The Misha Defonseca Holocaust Fraud
15 September Cancelled due to Hurricane Ike  
20 October Howard Walker, local historian and narrator Video of 1990 of the society "field trips" to all four of the Angelina County seats
17 November Debbie Parker Wayne, http://debbiewayne.com/ Using the BLM-GLO Web site
15 December
  Lufkin Bar-B-Q, 6-8 p.m. Installation of Officers
Dutch Treat Dinner
 
Meetings for 2007
Meeting dateSpeakerTopic
22 January (Library is closed for MLK day on 15th - 3rd Monday) Ben Pyle Pyle, An Early Greek Civilization Family
19 February J. (Jennings) Neal Naranjo Ph.D Some History About American Money
19 March Fred Preston Using Online Research and the Preston Ancestry
16 April Carla Karbowski Clifton Angelina County USGenWeb
21 May Linda Reynolds, Digital Projects Librarian, Ralph W. Steen Library, Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU) Genealogical Research at the East Texas Research Center
18 June Dr. Beatrice Clack, Biotechnology Professor at SFASU DNA and Genealogy Research
16 July Dyson Nichols Texas and the Civil War
20 August Sherry Wallace, Hospice Administrator, A Pineywoods Home Health Corp. Dementia and Alzheimer Disease
17 September Debbie Parker Wayne GATTA GACC: DNA and Genetic Genealogy
15 October David Gordon Bird Calls and Genealogy
19 November Ellen Pyle Harper Family Post Cards from the 1930's and 40's
17 December
  Lufkin Bar-B-Que 6-8 p.m. Installation of Officers
Dutch Treat Dinner
 
Meetings for 2006
Meeting dateSpeakerTopic
23 January (Library is closed for MLK day on 16th - 3rd Monday) Carolyn Ericson History we can learn from Cemeteries
20 February Joe Ericson "Ebb and Flow - Causes of Migration of our Ancestors"
20 March Kenneth Skillern "The DAR Markers on the El Camino Real"
17 April Marge Kirkland "School Days in the Moffitt Community"
15 May Carolyn Ericson "Information from Military Records"
19 June Dr. Joseph Devine "Survey of the American Family"
17 July Harry Noble Grant received by San Augustine Co. to digitize records
21 August Trent Squyres "The Shootout at Homer"
18 September Jonathan Gerland of the Temple Archives in Diboll Record Preservation
17 October, Tuesday (NOT MONDAY)
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
606 Bending Oak, Lufkin
FHC Staff Use of the LDS Family History Center (FHC)
20 November Wilton Killam History of Education in Angelina County
18 December
Golden Corral (U.S. 59 south of the south loop in Lufkin) Installation of Officers
Dutch Treat Dinner
 
Meetings for 2005
Meeting dateSpeakerTopic
10 January (Library is closed for MLK day on 17th - 3rd Monday) Captain Andy Wilson Precursors of the American Flag
21 February Gen. Orren R. Whidden U.S. Position: National Security
21 March Judge Joe Ned Dean, District Attorney, Trinity County, Texas "Trinity County Family Heritage"
18 April Georgia Bradberry "Deep Roots in East Texas of the Mott and Williams Families"
16 May Jack R. Irish Genealogy of a Goliad Massacre Survivor (That Enabled Milton Irish to Escape)
20 June TBD TBD
18 July TBD TBD
15 August Martha E. Jones, President,
Texas State Genealogical Society (TSGS)
Texas Heritage and the TSGS
19 September Margie Kirkland "The Stranger Who Came For Christmas"
17 October Sheriff Kent Henson Angelina County's Response to Katrina and Rita
Presentation begins at 5:00pm followed by business meeting
21 November Ben Pyle New Limb for the Pyle Family Tree
December 19, 6:30 pm
Golden Corral Restaurant
Hwy 59 South
  Installation of Officers
Dutch Treat Dinner
 
Meetings for 2004
Meeting dateSpeakerTopic
26 January Ben and Ellen Pyle Woodlake Homestead Project
16 February Joe Pyle Genealogy Lessons Learned
15 March Vivian Cates Does Your Lineage Leak
19 April Sherman Collins When and How Families Get Crosswise
17 May Debbie Parker Wayne Using Heritage Quest Online Census
21 June Mary Griffin Video - Thomas Jefferson
19 July Tom Gann Ignatious Nathan Gann's (1759-1839) Farm and its Relationship to Other Historical Figures
16 August Bob Bowman "Historic Murders of East Texas" including several murders in Angelina and Trinity counties
20 September Gary Borders, Publisher of The Lufkin Daily News "The First Editorial Killing in Texas"
18 October Jonathan K. Gerland, Director of The History Center, Diboll, TX Steam In The Pines: A History Of The Texas State Railroad
15 November Scott Fitzgerald, District 7 Representative, Texas State Genealogy Society Family Treemaker Genealogy Program
6 December, 6:30 pm
Private Meeting Room at Golden Corral on US 59 just south of the loop in Lufkin
  Installation of 2005 Officers,
Individuals pay for their own meal; in lieu of a gift exchange donations can be made to the Ora McMullen Room of the Kurth Memorial Library
 
Meetings for 2003
Meeting dateSpeakerTopic
13 January 2003
(Second Monday instead of the normal third Monday)
R. L. Kuykendall How To Do Oral Histories
17 February 2003 Bettie Engram Kennedy
Local author, artist and speaker.
Her Family Genealogy
17 March 2003 Bob Bowman "The Mystery of Lady Bountiful" (his latest book)
21 April 2003 Bettie Engram Kennedy Sojourner Truth
19 May 2003 Margie Kirkland Discusses her new book Humason Heartbeat: The Story of a Dynamic Family
16 June 2003
At Golden Corral, directions above.
Karen Mitchell Historical Geography Taken From Angelina County Cemeteries
21 July 2003
At Golden Corral, directions above.
Jimmy Tinkle Early Lufkin Area Physicians
18 August 2003
At Golden Corral, directions above.
Debbie Wayne Genealogical Training Courses
15 September 2003 Ruth Delvige The Texas Riverman: His Life and Adventures on the Local Rivers of Angelina, Sabine, Neches and Trinity
20 October 2003    
17 November 2003    
1 December 2003, 6:00 pm
Presbyterian Church on Janeway
  Installation of 2004 Officers,
Covered Dish Supper and gift exchange
 
Meetings for 2002
Meeting date and placeSpeakerTopic
14 January 2002
(Second Monday instead of the normal third Monday)
Beth Huber, ACGS Vice President Things learned at the 2001 Texas State Genealogical Society Conference in Tyler
18 February 2002 Bob Ham The Melungeons
18 March 2002 Mrs. Virginia "Dee Dee" King, Mr. Clayton Arnold, and Mr. Herschel Brennan Mrs. King will speak on the Trinity County Web Site, and website set up in general. Also an overview by Mr. Arnold, Chairman of the Trinity County Historical Commission, and Mr. Brennan, who heads up Preservation.
15 April 2002 Ed Shelton,
Compatriot, Chapter Historian of the Lt. Nathan Gann Chapter, Texas Society of The Sons of the American Revolution
Presents a video on "George Washington, Man or Monument" by the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).
20 May 2002 Mrs. Maurine Parker Researching our Female Ancestors
17 June 2002
Meeting will be held at The Golden Corral Restaurant south of the Lufkin Loop on U.S. 59.
Gregory Sanches,
Public Relations spokes-person for the Texas Department of Public Safety
The Civil War
15 July 2002
Meeting will be held at The Golden Corral Restaurant south of the Lufkin Loop on U.S. 59.
Ben Pyle The Role of the Pyle Family in America
19 August 2002 Debbie Wayne 1930 U.S. Federal Census and Finding Aids
16 September 2002 Dr. Bobby H. Johnson The Frontier Experience
21 October 2002 John W. Wilkins A Look From The Top Of The Mountain
Election of 2003 Officers
18 November 2002 Dr. Alan Skinner of Dallas
Noted and very entertaining lecturer on the subject of history and archeology speaking on
"The Archaeological History of Parents and Grand Parents in North Texas"
2 December 2002
Fellowship Hall of the Presbyterian Church
  Installation of 2003 Officers,
Covered Dish Supper and gift exchange
Meetings for 2001
15 January 2001, 6pm
Presbyterian Church on Jane Way Street in Lufkin
In Honor of John W. Wilkins Covered Dish Supper (Mexican Food) will be served around 6 PM.
Regular meeting will follow the Supper and Program
19 February 2001 Mrs. Maurine Parker Peter Sides, the great warrior in her family
19 March 2001 Mr. Sam Griffin, Sr. "Techniques and Investigations of Genealogy"
16 April 2001
6:30 PM at the BRAND NEW Library
  we will honor all our past presidents
21 May 2001 Charles and Nancy Hamilton their research findings
June 18, 2001 Mary & Sam Griffin their extensive research on the tenth president of the United States, John Tyler, and his family, which includes two wives and sixteen children.
16 July 2001 Doug Bradbury where and how he researches
20 August 2001
Kurth Memorial Library - Children's Depot Area
Terri Boomer
New Director of Kurth Memorial Library
 
17 September 2001 Ross Thomas A Visit to the Holy Land
15 October 2001 Dickie Dixon "The Great Rat Killing Contest of 1929"
2002 Officer recommendations from the Nominating Committee
19 November 2001 Members Panel Question and Answer Session with Topics to include genealogy and computers,
Election of officers for 2002
2 December 2001, 6:00p.m
Fellowship Hall of the Presbyterian Church
  Installation of 2002 Officers,
Covered Dish Supper and gift exchange
Meetings for 2000
Meeting date and placeSpeakerTopic
21 August 2000 Mr. Woody Gann "A Pictorial Walk through Lufkin as it was in 1909". Members and guests attending will receive a pictorial booklet.
18 September 2000 Ms. Rachel Galan, Assistant Director of East Texas Research Center, Stephen F. Austin University Milliards Crossing
16 October 2000 Mrs. Nedra Foster Surveyor in the Big Thicket
20 November 2000 Mrs. Virginia Rigby,
Director of East Texas Research Center, Stephen F. Austin University
 
4 December 2000, 6pm
Fellowship Hall of the Presbyterian Church
  Installation of 2001 Officers,
Covered Dish Supper and gift exchange
 

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