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FWGS's 2009 Summer Seminar

Featuring: Trevia Wooster Beverly

TREVIA WOOSTER BEVERLY has served as a member of the Angelina College (Lufkin, Texas) genealogy faculty since 1998.

She currently serves as a member of the annual San Jacinto Symposium, is serving her 14th year on the Harris County Historical Commission, the last seven as Secretary. Mrs. Beverly holds membership in the Country School Association of America, and is working with the restoration and preservation of Harris County’s oldest known, still existing one-room schoolhouse (1893) through the Baytown Historical Preservation Association.

Mrs. Beverly has conducted seminars and workshops throughout Texas and teaches genealogy classes in Houston. She is listed in several biographical publications, including Who's Who In Genealogy & Heraldry. Past president of the Texas State Genealogical Society (1984-1987), she co-founded the Houston Genealogical Institute (1979-1981) and served as host chairman for Clayton Library Friends for the 1994 National Genealogical Society Conference held in Houston.

Mrs. Beverly has been published in the CLF Newsletter, the Houston Genealogical Forum’s The Record, The French Genealogist, as well as in other periodicals, and has compiled a series of Texas cemetery directories. Her latest publication is Suffer the Children: A History of the Confederate Orphanage at Baylands, Texas.

A native Texan, her interest in genealogy began with a ninth-grade English project. A member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild she also maintains active membership in a number of archival, cemetery, historical, genealogical, library, and lineage organizations.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Save That Date!


Lecture Topics:

The Orphan Trains and Other Lost Babes — We’ll look for the child apprentices, and orphans, as well as those 'branded' in records such as fornication abstracts, bastard files, etc., and discuss adoption records.


Meet Mr. Draper & the Rev. Shane — Explore the Draper and Shane Manuscripts, premier frontier collections.


Women and their Records — Kings Daughters & Casket Girls, Maides to Make Wives, America’s Witches, Soiled Doves, and Those Harvey Girls.


The Natchez Trace Papers — Housed at the University of Texas. Records collected from Southern states, especially Mississippi.

Travis Avenue Baptist Church
800 West Berry Street
Fort Worth, Texas

Book Sale!  -  Seminar Special

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Pre-Registration $40.00 per person
Must be received by July 23rd
Pre-registration includes lunch.

Late registration (after July 23rd) or At the Door, $45.00

Door Prizes!  -  Goodie Bags!  -  Vendors!

Seminar Schedule:

8:15 am  -

8:45 am Registration - Visit the Vendors

8:45 am  -

9:00 am Welcome - Introductions

9:00 am  -

10:15 am

Meet Mr. Draper & the Rev. Shane

10:15 am  -

10:45 am

Break - Visit the Vendors

10:45 am  -

12:00 pm

The Orphan Trains and Other Lost Babes

12:00 pm  -

1:15 pm

Lunch Break - Visit the Vendors

1:15 pm  -

2:30 pm

Women and Their Records


2:30 pm  -

3:00 pm

Break - Visit the Vendors

3:00 pm -

4:15 pm Lecture
The Natchez Trace Papers


4:15 pm -

4:30 pm Closing remarks


For more information, the public and vendors may contact Don Crews or Debbie Pearson.

Don Crews

Debbie Pearson


2009 Summer Seminar Committee

Don Crews Chairperson
Ann Lefevre Speaker & Accommodations
Roy Combrink Finances
Elly Hutcheson Syllabus and Vendors
Peggy Jones Food
Debbie Pearson Door prizes
Jim Norris Name Tags
Crystal Barth Registration Table
Jan Cowley FWGS's Vendor Table
Rita Bryan Speaker's Vendor Table
Janie Pace Publicity

Register early!

Refunds will be made up to July 24th, less $5 handling fee.

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