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2010-2011 Ramblers Roundup

Members of the Texas Research Ramblers Genealogical Society enjoyed another successful year of individual and group research projects.

Bill Page of Texas A&M University’s Sterling C. Evans Library and a Ramblers member was guest speaker for the Mary Collie Cooper Lecture in February. His topic was “Research in Digitized Newspapers: Availability, Tips and Pitfalls”. Monthly programs featured guest speakers on the topics of “Researching Land Records, “Library Use in Genealogy Research,” “Writing Your Family History,” “Using County Records,” “Wendish Immigration from Eastern Germany to Texas in the 1850s,” “Texans Who Wore the Gray,” “Cemetery Preservation,” “Writing a Family History,” “Your Reconstructed Ancestors,” and “Using Cemeteries in Genealogy Research.”

Members Ellen Horner, Shelby Rowan, Joyce Louis, Pat Baron, Georgianne Bigam and Jane Ranck were recognized for their participation in the Adopt-A-Signer program sponsored by the Star of the Republic Museum to identify living descendants of signers of the Republic of Texas Declaration of Independence.

Continuing projects included surveying Brazos County cemeteries and placing results on the Ramblers web site, an indexing project at the Carnegie Center of Brazos Valley History, and giving orientation workshops for beginning genealogists. Research trips also were made to Houston, Conroe and Salt Lake City, Utah.

A holiday social was held in December as well as a potluck luncheon and officer election in July.

Monetary donations were made to the Carnegie Center for Brazos Valley History, the Clayton Library in Houston and the Texas State Library and Archives.

 

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