Genealogy columnist bids farewell

Jan. 14, 2011 at 7:05 p.m.
Updated Jan. 14, 2011 at 7:15 p.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

After 18 years of writing "Relatively Speaking" and enjoying my time spent researching and composing articles for our readers each week, I have decided to put down my pen and say goodbye.

I was recently elected secretary of the National Genealogy Society and will be spending quite a bit of time traveling to board meetings and genealogy conferences across the country in the fulfillment of my duties.

During these past years, I have enjoyed answering genealogy questions, teaching basic genealogy skills and encouraging readers to begin their family history, learn more about genealogy and to apply good research techniques. I will continue to teach Genealogy Continuing Education classes at the Victoria College and of course will lead our Texas Tracers to Salt Lake City each year.

I thank our readers for their encouragement and support during my tenure and look forward to seeing many of them at the Victoria County Genealogical Society meetings. Goodbye and happy researching.

Martha Everman Jones, Ph.D., Victoria



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