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Van Zandt County Genealogical Society


August Program

Genealogical resources at the Texas General Land Office will be the program topic for the Van Zandt County Genealogical Society meeting on Saturday, 2 p.m., August 23 at the main county library located on First Monday Lane in Canton.
Laurel Neuman of the archives and records division in the land office in Austin will be the featured speaker. Although she grew up in Arlington, she has significant family ties to Van Zandt County. Her grandmother, Nannette Atkins, a long time resident of Van, was well known throughout the county, and her father graduated from Van High School.
Neuman graduated in 2008 from Texas State University San Marcos with a bachelor's degree in History and she is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Public History at Texas State University.
After graduating, she began working in the scanning department of the Archives and Records program area at the Texas General Land Office. Over the last 6 years she has studied many aspects of the collection and she now works in the research room where she assists customers with their research questions. She also gives in-house tours to groups and travels to speak about the records and resources available at the GLO.



For further information on society membership, activities or the annual seminar, contact the Library of Genealogy and Local History at (903) 567-5012, or visit the library located in the courthouse annex in Canton.
Library hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, with extended hours on Thursday until 6 p.m., and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

Library of Genealogy and Local History

Society members man and support the Library of Genealogy and Local History, an off-site department of the main county library, where members of the public can use to do genealogical and local history research at no charge. Volunteer librarians are always on duty to provide expert assistance.


Society meetings are held the fourth Saturday of each month at the main county library, 2 p.m., with a variety of speakers presenting educational programs throughout the year. Visitors are always welcomed, and refreshments are served.


The Van Zandt County Genealogical Society will host an all day seminar on September 27 at St. Therese Catholic Church Fellowship Hall in Canton. For further details and registration form:


Shirley Fuller is the society's President and Ellen Wheeler is the Program Chairman. If anyone has an idea for a program, please let us know. Suggestions may be mailed to the Van Zandt County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 1388, Canton, TX 75103, or by emailing the Society.


Van Zandt County Genealogical Society Officers and Board Members for 2014

President: Shirley Fuller

1st Vice President and Program Chairman: Ellen Wheeler

2nd Vice President and Membership Chairman: Nancy Robertson

Recording Secretary: Sandra Jones

Corresponding Secretary: Jan Crow

Treasurer: Scott Fitzgerald

Public Relations: Sibyl Creasey

Parliamentarian: Beth Gordon

Quarterly Editor: Laurie McDonald

Members at large: Donna Carter and Sherrie Archer


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