Kinsearching February 24, 2013




Marleta Childs
P. O. Box 6825
LUBBOCK, TX 79493-6825

     The Chapman Family Association (CFA) will hold its thirteenth annual convention in Seattle, Washington, on 7-8 June 2013. Sessions, which consist of a variety of presentations, will take place at the Holiday Inn Seattle/Seatac International Airport. In addition, there will be a silent auction, door prizes, and a “Chapmans on the Go!” photo exhibit and contest. Pictures submitted prior to 25 May 2013 will be displayed and entered in this year’s contest.

     Persons attending the convention may also want to take advantage of doing research at the Seattle Genealogical Society Library and seeing the local sights. Interested individuals may wish to participate in Ride the Ducks of Seattle—a tour of the city by land and water on a World War II amphibious landing craft.

     To obtain a registration form and more details about costs, go online to the association’s website at

     Anyone trying to locate forebears who were inhabitants of Leon County, Texas, may want to join the Leon County Genealogical Society (LCGS). A benefit of membership is a subscription to the quarterly, The Leon Hunters Dispatch, now in its twenty-third year of publication.

     Each issue is indexed and usually contains a variety of material ranging from queries, family group sheets, and pedigree charts submitted by members to an assortment of genealogical data. Topics in one of the issues printed in 2011 include biographical sketches of county judges, Simpson ROBINSON (ca. 1812-after 1880) and Dr. Eleazer F. HEARD (1807-1881); an article about Alfred Flippin WINGFIELD (born in 1866), R. Baxter KING (died 1872), the Mier Expedition, and the Black Bean drawing in Mexico City in 1843; and reproductions of marriage licenses issued in December 1911 in Leon County.

     Annual dues are $25.00. Checks may be mailed to LCGS, P. O. Box 400, Centerville, Texas 75833.

     Genealogists with Hispanic roots may be interested in the new article, “The Armendárizes: A Transnational Family in New Mexico and Mexico” by Samuel E. Sisneros. The interesting piece appears on pages 15-39 of the New Mexico Historical Review, volume 88, number 1 (Winter 2013). Accompanying the article is a genealogical chart that begins with Pedro Policarpio de Azcue Armendáriz (born about 1774 in Chihuahua) and Maria Josefa Ortíz, who married in 1809 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and follows their descendants through the twentieth century.

     If some of your ancestors were early settlers in the El Paso area of Texas, you may want to check out last year’s Password, the publication of the El Paso County Historical Society. Issues number 2 (Summer 2012); number 3 (Fall 2012); and number 4 (Winter 2012) of volume 56 contain biographical sketches of people who moved to the city prior to 1900.

     Several members of the TYNG family are discussed in the article, “Ethnicity, Masculinity, and Lineage: The Cultural Biography of a Colonial Massachusetts Parcel of Land” by Christa M. Beranek. It appears on pages 75-90 of Historical Archaeology, volume 46, number 2 (2012). Accompanying the material about the history of the family’s land dealings is a simplified genealogical chart. It starts with Edward TYNG (1610-1681) and wife, Mary SEARS, and follows some of their descendants into the late eighteenth century.

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