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As you know, we continue to have quarterly meetings at the Nancy Roberts Meeting Room at the Corsicana Library. The schedule for the year is filled with wonderful programs. Please mark your calendars now so that you won’t miss one.
 

March 8 – Richard Parker will be making a presentation on how he went about getting his own family history published. His two beautiful books have been a recent donation to our library. Take a look at them when you can. Title: Richard Denny Parker, A Personal and Family History.
 

June 14 – Ed Williams, who has worked on our website for many years and garnered many wonderful awards for the site that he and many volunteers keep updating on a daily basis.
 

Sept 13 – Workshop: Genealogy 201
 

Nov 8 – Holiday “show and tell”. Members are encouraged to bring your family tradition item/food for everyone’s enjoyment.
 
The list below is a great resource. The list is copied from Dick Eastman's blog site so that you can go directly to the sites from this email.  
Dick Eastman included a couple of tips when using these sites. 
1. Don't just search for a name.
2. Try searching of places that your ancestor lived.....cities, counties.
3. Try searching occupations, schools, etc.
 
I personally have had wonderful luck on www.books.google.com. I have used it in finding "proof" for many different projects. My own genealogy was greatly enhanced when in a blind search I discovered a direct linage to Pocahontas with other linage back into the 1500's.   
 
List from: Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter,  June 19, 2013
 
These digital books are available at:
Google Books
Archive.org
Allen County Public Library
Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library
Brigham Young University Hawaii Joseph F. Smith Library
LDS Church History Library
Family History Library
Houston Public Library - Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
Mid-Continent Public Library - Midwest Genealogy Center


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