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Victoria County Genealogical Society discusses old Czech town

By Victoria Advocate
Aug. 23, 2013 at 3:23 a.m.


The Victoria County Genealogical Society met Aug. 12. The membership chairman reported we now have 129 members. The secretary and treasurer reports were accepted. Our program chairman reported our program for September will be given by Patsy Hand who will give some information on researching German ancestors.

The former Victoria County Judge Helen R. Walker presented a program about the history of a Czech community in Victoria County in the late 19th and early 20th century called Shillerville. It was settled by 21 couples. There is a well-maintained cemetery at the location. A book has been written, "The Shillerville Story," that names the people and has photos of the settlers.

Our society will be represented at the Crossroads Heritage Days which will take place Sept. 20-21. There will be more about this later.

Our next meeting will be Sept. 9 at the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 2105 N. Ben Jordan St., at 7 p.m. with German research as the program. Bring your questions. You don't have to be a member to attend. Any questions, call Louise Browning at 361-782-2171 or President Kenneth Booth at 361-575-7584.

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