Victoria County Genealogical Society holds meeting

Sept. 26, 2013 at 4:26 a.m.

The Victoria County Genealogical Society met Sept. 9 for its monthly meeting. The meeting was called to order by President Kenneth Booth. Several members of the executive committee were absent. The minutes were approved. Money was approved to help with the Crossroads Heritage Program that was presented at the Victoria Mall on Sept. 20-21.

Booth requested members of the society write their history or their family tree to add to the quarterly publication. The program "German Research" by Patsy Hand was changed to a later date.

Martha Jones, Ph.D, gave a history about how the Texas Tracers started in 1999. This group was very much involved in tracing and researching their family history, and since Salt Lake City, Utah, has the largest family history library, this was the place to go. Twice a year, she reserves a number of plane tickets and rooms for the researchers. Different people go, but sometimes, the same ones go several times. They wear matching colored T-shirts so that it is easy to find each other. There was a question-and-answer panel of six, which told of the things they find and of how helpful the people are that work in the library.

The next meeting will be Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at First Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 2015 N. Ben Jordan St. All members are encouraged to attend, and visitors are welcome. For more information, contact Booth at 361-575-7584 or Louise Browning at 361-782-2171.



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