Victoria County Genealogical Society holds meeting
The Victoria County Genealogical Society was called to order by Kenneth Booth, president, on Jan. 13 for the first monthly meeting of the year. Minutes of the last meeting were approved as written.
President Booth had a list of goals and projects for 2014. Projects include having a genealogy seminar later in the year but would need to start the plans now. Another project will be to review and update the bylaws of the organization.
After some brief discussions, each standing committee chairman gave a report. The treasurers report was approved, and dues are now due for 2014. Cynthia Buttram was presented a certificate and a check for winning third place in the state competition for websites. Cynthia has done an outstanding job on the VCGS website; a lot of good information can be found there.
The program for the evening was given by Dr. Karen Hagan. Hagan is from Lincoln, Neb., and has been teaching history at the Victoria College since 1997. She presented the Goliad Tornado, which was an F4 tornado that struck the Goliad on May 18, 1902. Some of the members and visitors remembered their relatives or friends speak of the destruction.
The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 2105 N. Ben Jordan St. Members are encouraged to come, and visitors are always welcome. Our February program will be English Research by Jay Garner.