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Barbara Knox [over 16 years supporting the TXGenWeb !] and Edward L. Williams are the site coordinators for this web site. Addition of  information will be an ongoing project, so please check back often. All ideas, suggestions or contributions will be very welcome. If you have resource materials, please volunteer to do lookups and answer queries. You will be helping many people who have roots in Navarro County, Texas.





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Navarro County Genealogy Society - Meetings 2014

Liz Gillispie Genealogy Department presents A GENEALOGY LOCK-IN, Oct 17, 2014


10:00am-6:00pm Lock-In Registration

10:00-12:00 General Research - The staff of volunteers will be here to help you as always in your genealogy research

12:00-1:00 Genealogy Dept Closed - The department will be closed for lunch

12:00-1:30 live streaming Live: Search Strategies, Tools and Tips Robert Lawrence Kehrer, Sr. Product Manager, Search Technologies. This live demonstration uses real research scenarios. Join expert Robert Kehrer as he shares his research strategies and experience in using website tools to find records and then link those sources to the Family Tree.

1:00-2:30 General Research - The staff of volunteers will be here to help you as always in your genealogy research.

1:45-2:50 live streaming Genealogical and Historic Records Available at the Texas Military Forces Museum - Lisa Sharik, Deputy Director. This program will provide information on the records which are available for research at the Texas Military Forces Museum and from Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas. The material spans from 1910 to the present day and includes everything from WWI service records to material from the deployment of our Texas troops in the Global War on Terror.

2:30-3:00 Family History Book/Stories - Lea Murray will advise you in how to compile a family history book to keep your family stories for future generations.

3:00-3:30 Organize Documents - Dana Stubbs will advise you in how to store and organize your family documents.

3:00-3:30 BUILDING A FAMILY WEBSITE - Barbara Shore will advise you in how to compile and host your own family website using goggle sites – a free website.

3:00-3:50 live streaming Building the West Texas Digital Archives - Edward J. Smith, Executive Director Abilene Library Consortium. The West Texas Digital Archives is a collaborative project run by the Abilene Library Consortium containing more than 50,000 digital items from many organizations across the region

3:30-4:00 NEWSPAPER RESEARCH - Debra Aday will advise you on how to research your family history through newspaper research.

4:00-4:30 Dowsing for graves - Norman Stubbs will advise you on how to use dowsing rods to attempt locating lost graves.

4:00-4:30 Old Handwriting - John Barron will advise you on deciphering old handwriting.

4:00-4:50 live streaming Using Evernote for your Genealogical Research - Melissa Meadows, Programming and Outreach Librarian at Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, Houston Public Library. This presentation will highlight the importance of embracing emergent technology to genealogists of all experience levels. 

4:30-5:00 FOLD3 RESEARCH - Dana Stubbs will advise you on the website Fold3. What you can find and how to save it for your family research.


5:00-5:30 FIND-A-GRAVE RESEARCH - Becky Follis will advise you on how to become a member of find-a-grave (it’s free) and how to use the site.

5:30-6:00 hISTORY AND YOUR ANCESTORS - Dana Stubbs will advise you in learning what your ancestors were talking about. Listing a time line of historical events for their era.

5:30-6:00 Census - Lea Murray will advise you about what you can find on the US census.

6:00-6:30 NEWSPAPER RESEARCH - Debra Aday will advise you on how to research your family history through newspaper research.

6:00-7:20 live streaming Fundamentals for Beginning Genealogy Research - William D. Buckner. Manager Genealogy Center, Waco-McLennan County Library. This class covers the basic concepts, skills, search strategies and resources needed to become a proficient family history researcher.

6:30-7:00 EXPLORING CEMETERIES - Rowena Winfrey will tell you about her experiences while she explored different cemeteries. And will share with you the cemeteries in Navarro County.

6:30-7:00 HOW TO CITE YOUR SOURCES - John Barron will advise you in how to cite your sources for your family documents.

6:30…Highlighting our collection - Barbara Honea will be on hand to show you our collection. What we have and what you can learn from using it.

7:00-8:20 live streaming Five Civilized Tribe Indian Research Aaron Holt, Archives Technician Fort Worth Regional Archives NARA - Learn how to research the Dawes Final Rolls.  This program will touch on aspects of researching for Indians and Indian records utilizing the US Census and Indian Rolls within the National Archives at Fort Worth.

7:00-7:30 Digitalize Photos - Dave Penque will advise you on how to scan and preserve your family photos.

7:00-8:00 HOW TO BUILD AN ON LINE TREE - Paul Phelan will advise you on how to build a family tree on the website.

7:30-8:00 FIND-A-GRAVE RESEARCH - Becky Follis will advise you on how to become a member of find-a-grave and how to use the site.

8:00-8:30 obituary writing 1o1 - Ann Ricker will advise you on the Who, What, When and Where’s of how to write an obituary.

8:00-8:30 Family tree maker - Lea Murray will advise you on how to use Family Tree Maker

8:30-9:20 live streaming Think Like a Historian to Expand Your Research Sara Gredler, Genealogist/Historian/Architectural Historian - Thinking like a historian puts your ancestors in their historic, social, and community context. She explores the resources available to expand the “big picture” of your ancestors’ lives along with their location.

9:30-10:30 live streaming from corsicana public library – DNA – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Jim Wright, Family Historian Discussion will include what DNA results you can and can’t expect from an Ancestry DNA test (Autosomal test) with or without an Ancestry tree. Mr. Wright will use actual online Ancestry trees and DNA test results for the discussion. 






Visit the new Frost Heritage Center
Thur-Sat  9:00 am - 12:00

or Call City Hall  903 682-3861
or Direct Line 903 467 2962



There are a few copies of the Blooming Grove Pictorial History book left
contact Diane Richards at (903) 695-2330 or email her at

Proceeds go to New Beginnings Family Fellowship Church in Blooming Grove, TX


The City of Frost, Celebrating 125 Years; A Pictorial History of our Heritage

Contact the City of Frost at (903) 682-3861 for information on how to get your copy !  (Tell them you saw in on the Navarro County TXGenWeb !)

As of July 20, 2014, The Navarro County TXGenWeb site contains over 53,995 files with over 24,928 entries in the Obituary Database.  Many Thanks to all the submitters !

Space for this website provided by RootsWeb



Our County History

Our People

Biographies:   or view list

Special Collections:

Vital Records & Census Data

Obituaries:  or view list   or Search

Our Veterans and Wartime Experiences

Wars:   or view list    

Other Military:

Our Towns, Directories, Cemeteries & Places

Cities:   or view list

Cemeteries:     or view list

Business &  Industry:     or view list

Historic Homes:   or view list

Historical Markers and Monuments - view list

Maps - view list

Churches/Temples/Places of Worship - view list

  or view List

Museum Information
Tour the Pioneer Village

Our Newspapers, Articles, Publications & Letters

Phone Books - view list

Newspaper & Journal Extracts - view list 

Navarro County Scroll by year - view list 

Navarro Leaves & Branches - view list

Letters and Correspondence - view list 

Newspapers on Microfilm at Corsicana Library - view list 

Legal Documents - view list

Schools Index || Yearbook Extracts Index || School Reunions

Miscellaneous Information

Queries and Contacts

Research & Reference Information

Misc. Reference Aids

Name Sakes

 Neighboring County Links

Anderson  || Ellis || Freestone || Henderson || Hill  || Kaufman || Limestone



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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.


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Edward L. Williams & Barbara Knox