Kinsearching January 19, 2014

RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 19, 2014



KINSEARCHING

by

Marleta Childs
P. O. Box 6825
LUBBOCK, TX 79493-6825
kinsearching@gmail.com
 

     Since spring usually brings good weather, many genealogists like to attend genealogical seminars and family reunions or travel to libraries and archives to do research during that season. A Family History Fair will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville, Texas, on 29 March 2014. Organized by the Cherokee County Genealogical Society (CCGS), it is sponsored by the East Texas Historical Society (ETHA), headquartered at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. The fee for the day-long event will include a hot buffet lunch. For more details, go to the website at https://sites.rootsweb.com/~txcherok or e-mail the genealogical society at ccgs@suddenlink.net.


     If you have an ANSLEY forebear, you may want to start making plans to attend the thirty-seventh annual reunion of the Ansley Family Association. The 2014 meeting will take place on 25-27 April in Thomson, Georgia. For more details about the reunion or the association, get in touch with Celia or Jim Ansley, 359 Rainbow Lake Dr., Brevard, NC 28712-8770 (e-mail bansley@truvista.net; phone 828-862-4303.)


     Did any of your ancestors ride on one of the orphan trains? If so, you probably want to preserve the stories pertaining to that historic movement. To honor the history of all riders, a “descendants challenge” is being made to interested individuals to give a monthly tax-deductible donation to the National Orphan Train Complex (NOTC). Located in Concordia, Kansas, the non-profit Complex includes the Depot Museum and the Morgan-Dowell Research Center. Contributions will help pay for utility bills, insurance, office supplies, and a curator’s salary. Any amount will be appreciated. To meet the challenge or to check out other donation options to the Complex, you can visit the website at www.orphantraindepot.org. For additional information, you can get in touch with the NOTC office at P. O. Box 322, Concordia, KS 66901; call 785-243-4471; or e-mail info@orphantraindepot.org.


     Now we will complete the list of names of members of the Marshall Chapter in Harrison County, Texas, for the years 1878-1879. The data can be found on page 82 of TRANSACTIONS OF THE M. E. GRAND ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER OF TEXAS AT ITS THIRTIETH ANNUAL CONVOCATION HELD AT THE MASONIC TEMPLE, IN THE CITY OF HOUSTON, ON THURSDAY, THE ELEVENTH DAY OF DECEMBER, A. D. 1879, A. I. 2409, AT THREE O’CLOCK P. M., which was published in Houston by W. H. Coyle, Printer and Lithographer, in 1880. (In the title, the M and E are each followed by three dots, representing the Triple Tau emblem of the organization. However, for simplicity, a period is used in this column.)

     Mark Master:

E. H. BARNARD

     Past Master:

G. B. LIPSCOMB

     Dimitted:

Edward CLARK

     Suspended for nonpayment of dues:

E. B. GREGG

A. F. MCALISTER

John TRAINER

J. M. VAWTER

C. R. WEATHERSBY

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