Calendar of Upcoming Events Van Zandt County Genealogical Society October Program "The Knights of the Golden Circle in Texas: A Secret Secessionist Society"
To be presented October 24, 2015
by guest speaker Randolph W. Farmer
Mr. Farmer has been researching Knights of the Golden Circle for about 10 years. This will be the focus of his next book.
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Mr. Farmer is the descendant of pioneer families that settled in Texas as early as 1817 and is a member of Texas First Families. His ancestors drove some of the first cattle into North Texas. Both parents were from Red River Valley. After earning his Master's degree in 1977, he taught Graduate Level Finance courses as an Adjunct Faculty member for 17 years.
In 1990 Mr. Farmer's first book, a financial planning guide was published. He has written three published articles on Wild West History, in particular Texas outlaws. In 2011 his first book on the subject of Texas history, From Blackland Prairie to Blacktop: A History of Collin County was published. Curly Bill, horse Thief, Cattle Dealer, Murderer, Lawman: 1858-1909, a biographical cradle-to-grave story of William Albert Brosius was published in 2013.
November Meeting on November 28, 2015
Please join us!!
The Van Zandt County Genealogical Society meets the fourth Saturday of each month, 2:00 PM, at the Van Zandt County Main Library. There is no meeting in December. The Van Zandt County Genealogical Society Annual Seminar replaces the regualar meeting in September. Visitors are welcome.
Van Zandt County Main Library
Buchanan Room 317 1st Monday Lane (Hwy 859) Canton, Texas 75103
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, Texas.
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
Library of Genealogy and Local History, an off-site department of the Van Zandt County Main Library. The library is open to the public for genealogical and local history research at no charge. The library has an extensive collection of books, family histories, and other resources.
Volunteer librarians are on duty at all times. These Society members volunteer their time to research and assist all visitors to the library.
Jan Crow is the society's President and Laurie McDonald 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 2015 President: Jan Crow 1st Vice President and Program Chairman: Laurie McDonald 2nd Vice President and Membership Chairman: Beth Gordon Recording Secretary: Sandra Jones Corresponding Secretary: Shirley Fuller Treasurer: Scott Fitzgerald Public Relations: Parliamentarian: Beth Gordon Quarterly Editor: Laurie McDonald Members at large: Donna Carter and Sherrie Archer Back to the Van Zandt County Genealogical Society Home Page You're the 8670person to visit this page.
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