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CCGS-ETHA Family History Fair

Saturday, April 18, 2015

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Organized by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society. 

Sponsored by the East Texas Historical Association, SFASU, Nacogdoches, Texas.

The  Church will open at 8:00 am to begin the fair registration and set up for vendors/exhibitors. 

Information on Speakers and Sessions

           Carol Taylor    Dr. Richard Hackney George Avery   John Versluis, M.A.   Kevin Klaus  Peggy Lloyd


9 a.m.
John Versluis, M.A. “Texas Heritage Museum: Historical Research Center and Case Study"

10 a.m.
Carol Taylor “First Steps”
John Versluis, M.A. Researching WWI Veteran Records & Unit Histories"
Dr. Richard Hackney “Texas African Americans Historical Cemetery Association”

Peggy Lloyd “Washington, Arkansas and its Connections to Early East Texas History”



11 a.m.

Carol Taylor “Spreading Out”
John Versluis, M.A. Researching ancestors (Versuluis) in in Sint-Laurins, East Flanders, Belguim"
Dr. George Avery “Cemetery Interpretation Project and Mosaic Templars of American Research”

George Martin, Kaye Slover, David Henderson, Gordon Bennett “Cherokee County Cemeteries”"


12 p.m.
Lunch is served by  FUMC Go Team


1 p.m.
Carol Taylor “Reach Even Farther”
Kevin Klaus “Genealogical Resources of the Texas General Land Office”

Peggy Llyod “Research Resources at the Southwest Arkansas Regional Archives”

Cemeteries, Continued



2 p.m.
Carol Taylor “Now Down to the Roots of Your Tree”
Kevin Klaus “Letters and Research in the Court of Claims files of the Texas General Land Office ”
Peggy Lloyd “George H. Martin of Angelina County, Texas, and Hempstead County, Arkansas in Reconstruction"

Cemeteries, Continued



The fee to attend the CCGS-ETHA Family History Fair is $35.00 and will include a hot lunch provided by the church’s adult mission group.  The fee will be discounted for CCGS and ETHA members to $15.00 and will include the hot lunch. 

The Family History Fair is a fund raising project for both CCGS and the adult missions group of First United Methodist, Jacksonville, to fund their respective activities.

Advance reservations for the Family History Fair are strongly advised by  society members and can be made by contacting the society by regular mail, e-mail, or by calling 1-903-586-0135.


Vivian Cates, Alto  1-936-858-3801

1st Vice-president Program Chairman, Publicity, Special Projects-Cherokee County Genealogical Society


For more information contact the Cherokee County (Texas) Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 1332, Jacksonville, Texas 75766-1332