RELEASE DATE: MARCH 6, 2016



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Marleta Childs
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     The Virginia Genealogical Society (VGS) and the Friends of the Virginia State Archives (FVSA) will hold a joint spring conference in Richmond, Virginia, on 29-30 April 2016. Since sessions will take place onsite, “The Library of Virginia: Records and Research Strategies” will be the theme of the conference. Featured speakers on 29 April will be Christian Kolbe, Errol Somay, Tom Crew, and Greg Crawford, all of whom work at the LVA. Professional genealogist, Sharon Hodges, will conduct the programs on 30 April. In addition to a “walking tour” of the Library, sessions will pertain to navigation of the LVA website, a discussion of the Archives Annex Reading Room and its collections, utilization of outside resources to locate records at LVA, a discussion of Virginia wills and estate records, the Virginia Chronicle Newspaper Database, militia records from colonial times to World War I, and the African American Narrative Digital Collection.

     Registration fees for both days will be $70 for members of VGS or the Friends and $80 for non-members. Fees for one day only (either Friday or Saturday) will be $40 for VGS/Friends members and $45 for non-members. Please add another $10 to registration fees after 8 April 2016. Checks, payable to VGS, may be mailed to Spring Conference, 1900 Byrd Avenue, Suite 104, Richmond, Virginia 23230-3033. For additional details, write to the society at the address above or go to its website at http://www.vgs.org.


     Now we conclude the list of the names of members of the Royal Arch Masons chapter in Rusk, Texas, for the years 1878-1879. The data can be found on pages 79-80 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.)

     Royal Arch Masons:

PHILLEO, Theron L.

POLK, Charles T.

RAINES, C. B.

RICKETTS, R. J.

ROGERS, E. P.

SHERMAN, James R.

SLOVER, John G.

SMITH, Julius B.

WIGGINS, John T.

     Mark Master:

OWEN, A. J.

     Dimitted:

WILLSON, S. A.

     Suspended for Nonpayment of Dues:

LEWIS, W. W.

SCURLOCK, J. W.

TENNISON, M.

     Death:

SPARKS, Clayton

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