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Jane Sanford Keppler


I was born 1952, just across the state line in Logansport, DeSoto Parish, LA  to Dock SANFORD (1930 - 1986) of Center, Shelby, TX and Ruth POWELL of Joaquin, Shelby, TX.  Mother divorced Dock in 1953 and then married James HOGAN of Joaquin, Shelby, TX.   We moved to Conroe, Montgomery County Texas when I was five years old and grew up here and graduated from Conroe High School. 

 As of February 2013, I now live in Bastrop County, Texas with my husband, Mike Keppler. 

The sites in the USGenWeb Project would never be successful if it were not for contributors and volunteers!  If you have anything you would like to add to Lee County or the other sites that I manage, please
email me anytime!  If you have information you would like to add for a different Texas County, click here for a full list of the counties and County Coordinators.  If the county you are looking for is in a different state, please visit the USGenWeb Project and pick the state of your choice, located on the left hand side of their page and from that state click on the appropriate county, borough, or  parish site.

About the TXGenWeb Project

"The TXGenWeb Project is a grass-roots all volunteer genealogical/historical effort.   Each county webpage is commercial free and contains useful tips, online databases particular to that area, volunteer lookups, surname queries, descriptions of local libraries, historical background information, contact information, and much more.  All information is free.  For more about the
TXGenWeb Project, or more information on volunteering, contact the TXGenWeb State Coordinator, Shirley Cullum" (TXGenWeb Project).

To become a volunteer for the TXGenWeb Project, please check out
Orphan Counties to become a County Coordinator, as well as, the Guidelines/Rules as a County Coordinator.  If you would like to volunteer by submitting information to county sites, please contact the County Coordinator by selecting their name from the TXGenWeb All County Listing.

About the USGenWeb Project

"In the spring of 1996, a group of genealogists led by Jeff Murphy organized the Kentucky Comprehensive Genealogy Database Project, which evolved into the KYGenWeb Project. The idea was to provide a single entry point for genealogy data and research for all counties in Kentucky. In addition, the information for each county would be indexed and cross-linked to make it easier for researchers to find a name or data that they sought.

In June 1996, as the KYGenWeb Project was nearing 100% county coverage, interested volunteers decided to create a similar set of pages for all states, establishing The USGenWeb Project. Bill Couch wanted to follow in the footsteps of the KY Project with a similar site for Arkansas. Jeff Murphy set up a main page for the states that included a template for volunteers to use. Announcements were made to genealogy mailing lists and newsgroups and news of this Project was spread by email and word of mouth. Volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the efforts for each state, and additional volunteers were sought to create and maintain websites for every county in the United States. By July of 1996 most states were online with state homepages and most had several volunteers.

There was a core group of people who got involved very early and were key to getting this new Project off the ground. It was these people who laid the groundwork for assuring the success of The USGenWeb Project. These people included Jeff Murphy, Dale Schneider, John Rigdon, Linda Lewis, Joy Fisher, Kim Harris Myers, Billie R. McNamara, Melissa Calhoun, Nancy Trice, Bill Couch, Betty Sellers, Jim Rothgeb, Deke Smith, Sharon L. Rowe, Mary Lynne Ellis, Edward Hayden, Richard Holler, Laura Cook, Gary Steiner, and Diane Miller.

In October 1996, "The USGenWeb Web White Paper" was distributed world-wide by The USGenWeb Project. The purpose was to summarize the progress of the Project and to encourage additional people to volunteer. The "White Paper" serves as a very good historical outline of the Project's early days" (USGenWeb Project).  The USGenWeb Project also has a timeline of events, this can be viewed, here.

If you would like to join the USGenWeb Project, there are several ways you can volunteer!
  • Become a County Coordinator for a county, parish or borough where available by visiting the state you are interested.
  • Volunteer by submitting transcriptions of cemeteries, census, vital records.
  • Volunteer in any of the Special Projects
    • USGenWeb Archives Project
    • USGenWeb African American Griots Project
    • USGenWeb Lineage Project
    • Tombstone Transcription Project
  • Volunteer in any of the Sub-Special Projects
    • USGenWeb Digital Map Library
    • The Pension Project
    • Census Project
    • Church Records Project
    • Marriage Records Project
    • Family Group Sheet Project
    • Obituary Project
    • Special Collections Project
The possibilities to volunteer in the USGenWeb Project are endless!  Contact a County Coordinator, State Coordinator or Project Coordinator for more information or to contribute transcriptions, photographs or records.


WE NEED YOUR HELP! Lee County TXGenWeb Project needs your records.
Please submit anything which maybe of value to other researchers: Bible records, marriage records, wills, pension records, land records, death and obituary records, photos, and old letters. County, community, church, and school histories.  Your help in helping other researchers is vital to the success of the TXGenWeb Project.

Just contact Jane Sanford-Hogan Keppler with your information or questions. 


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Shirley Cullum - TX State Coordinator


Copyright April 2, 2013-present by Jane Keppler. This information may be used by individuals for their own personal use, libraries and genealogical societies. Commercial use of this information is strictly prohibited without prior written permission from Jane Keppler. If material is copied, this copyright notice must appear with the information and please email me and let me know. Neither the Site Coordinators nor the volunteers assume any responsibility for the information or material given by the contributors or for errors of fact or judgment in material that is published at this website.

Page Modified: 03 April 2013