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2007-2008 Ramblers Round-up

A new president and corresponding secretaries, several interesting guest speakers, a state award and a new meeting location marked a busy year for the Texas Research Ramblers Genealogical Society. In January 2008, Ramblers began meeting at Senior Circle on the second floor of the College Station Professional Building II, 1651 Rock Prairie Road. The Ramblers’ newsletter received a first place award and a check for $100 from The Texas State Genealogical Society.

As an organization, the Ramblers continued surveying Brazos County cemeteries and placing the results on its web site. Transcribing county and Bible records for the web site also was begun.

John Sellers was the speaker for the Mary Collie Cooper Memorial Lecture in April and Ramblers also sponsored several orientation sessions for beginning genealogists as well as a workshop on Internet genealogy. Research trips were made to Salt Lake City, Utah, Houston and Conroe. Monetary donations were made to the Bryan Carnegie Library and the Clayton Library in Houston.

Monthly programs featured guest speakers on the topics of “Sharing Your Genealogy Online,” “The Moravians in Early Pennsylvania: History and Church Records,” “Your Swan Song—Writing Your Own Obituary,” “History of the Huguenots and Their Migration Patterns and Routes to America,” “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate,” “Steamboats on the Sabine, Trinity and Neches Rivers,” “Researching Your German Ancestors,” and “Researching Your English Ancestors.” In addition, members presented a report from the Ramblers trip to the LDS Library in Salt Lake City as well as several research success stories from other sources.

In December, a social was held at Stillcreek Ranch and in June, a potluck luncheon, officer election and silent auction were held.

The Ramblers had a rewarding year. They learned genealogical strategies through monthly programs as well as sharing tips with each other. It was a "picture perfect" year.

Jane A. Maxwell

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