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

     The second annual Caprock Genealogy Conference will be held on April 6 at the Plainview Country Club, 2902 4th Street, in Plainview, Texas. Scheduled to take place from 8:30 a. m. to 4 p. m., it is sponsored jointly by the Amarillo Genealogical Society, the South Plains Genealogical Society (Lubbock), and the Hi Plains Genealogical Society (Plainview). Featured speaker will be Marynell Anderson Bryant, who will focus on researching collateral lines, reading early handwriting, sorting out family names, and researching in War of 1812 resources.

     The $50.00 registration fee includes a catered lunch and snacks. Deadline for registration is March 23. Registration may be done online at Payment may be made by credit card via PayPal or by sending a check to South Plains Genealogical Society, Inc., P. O. Box 6607, Lubbock, Texas 79493-6607.

     Cemetery records are one of the major resources utilized by genealogists. Many people, however, are unable to visit the cemeteries where their relatives are buried because they are too far away. To help family researchers discover tombstone information, the Charles County Maryland Genealogical Society has compiled BURIALS IN CHARLES COUNTY, MARYLAND, VOLUME I: A-K and BURIALS IN CHARLES COUNTY, MARYLAND, VOLUME II: L-Z.

     The set provides data from 168 Charles County cemeteries, including church, private, and public burial sites. (The Trinity Memorial Gardens in Waldorf is not included.) Compiled during the years 2004 through 2011, the material augments the list published by the Historical Society of Charles County, Inc., in 1987.

     As expected, most of the tombstone inscriptions and funeral home markers furnish the individual’s name and dates of birth and death. Often, additional information may appear, such as names of spouse or parents, age, place of birth, date of marriage, military service, or miscellaneous remarks. Details about some people come from church records. If a burial site is known but there is no headstone or marker, the entry will state “No Stone.” The compilers assigned a cemetery code, which is explained at the front of each volume, to every entry. A few of the recurring surnames are BRENT, DENT, EDELEN, FRANKLIN, GARNER, HEMMING, JAMESON, MIDDLETON, MILSTEAD, MUDD, PADGETT, PENNY, POSEY, ROBEY, SIMMONS, SMOOT, STONESTREET, WADE, and WARD.

     The publications contain data on 19,309 entries. Anyone with forebears from this original county, which was created in 1658, will want to see what useful information about their kin may be found in BURIALS IN CHARLES COUNTY, MARYLAND, VOLUME I: A-K and BURIALS IN CHARLES COUNTY, MARYLAND, VOLUME II: L-Z.

     Totaling more than 800 pages, the soft-cover two-volume set has a preface and a list of cemetery locations and codes used in the publication. Names are arranged alphabetically in a convenient table format.

     Each volume is priced at $35.00. To the cost of the set, buyers should add shipping charges. For U. S. postal mail, the cost is $7.00 for one book and $2.50 for each additional book. The volumes may be purchased by check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express from Heritage Books, Inc., 5810 Ruatan Street, Berwyn Heights, Maryland 20740. For phone orders, call toll free 1-800-876-6103; fax 410-558-6574; e-mail; website

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