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2009-2010 Ramblers Roundup

The Texas Research Ramblers Genealogical Society’s year included a February move to a new meeting place in the Fellowship Hall of the A&M United Methodist Church when its previous meeting location became unavailable.

Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, former head of the Genealogy Department of the Dallas Public Library, was guest speaker for the Mary Collie Cooper Lecture in February. Monthly programs included guest speakers on the topics of “Brazos County History,” “State Library and Archives,” “PERSI,” “Writing Your Memoirs,” “Lowlands to Uplands: The Saga of the Scots-Irish,” “Pictures Are Worth a Thousand Words” and “Montgomery County Memorial Library.” Ramblers members also presented programs on success stories from the Ramblers trip to the LDS Library in Salt Lake City, Adobe Workshop elements and Internet research. In addition, a social was held in December as well as potluck luncheon and officer election in July.

Members continued surveying Brazos County cemeteries and placing the results on the Ramblers web site. An indexing project continued at the Carnegie Library and Ramblers sponsored several orientation workshops for beginning genealogists. Research trips were made to Houston, Conroe and Salt Lake City, Utah.

Three members – Ellen Horner, Sue Foy and Mary Elizabeth Dresser – received certificates of merit from the Federation of Genealogical Societies for their work on local genealogy projects. Monetary donations were made to the Texas State Library and Archives, the Clayton Library in Houston and the Carnegie Center of Brazos Valley History.

Ramblers look forward to another successful year of learning and discovery.

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