CCGS-ETHA Family History Fair

Saturday, March 29, 2014

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. 


9 a.m.
Dr. Scott Sosbee “History and Genealogy and how they go together”

10 a.m.
Carol Taylor “During the War: Records created 1861 – 1865”
Christi Watkins “Are You Related to Royalty ??” how your dna may link you to the past
John Garbutt “History of the Texas State Railroad”


11 a.m.
Carol Taylor “When the War was Over”
Christi Watkins “Skeletons in the Closet ” comparing genetic dna companies

David Schochler,  “Genealogical research in Western Europe”

 Problems and tools involved in researching in western Europe,

with specific emphasis on why research outside of the United Kingdom is more difficult, and tips

 on tools we were able to use in France, Germany and Switzerland.

12 p.m.
Lunch is served.
1 p.m.
Carol Taylor “Women, Children and Other Civilians”
Carolyn Ericson “Early Virginia Resarch”

David Schochler, “So, your gg Grandfather was born in the Sundgau! Now what?”

2 p.m.
Carol Taylor “Southern Claims Commission Papers”
Linda Reynolds “Records Preservation”
Kaye Slover “Cemeteries in Cherokee County, Texas"



The fee to attend the CCGS-ETHA Family History Fair is $30.00 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 $10.00 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