The Cherokee County Genealogical Society has scheduled their next meeting for 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 13, in the dining room of Bonner Street Plaza, 421 South Bonner, in Jacksonville, Texas, according to society’s press release. The program will be presented by Gordon Bennett, TREE TALK Editor, on Ways to Share Family Memorabilia from By-Gone Eras. In his presentation Mr. Bennett is expected to describe how he self-published old family letters written just before WWII to share with his more immediate family members during the Thanksgiving & Christmas holidays.
Final plans will be made for the two part Genealogy Seminar CCGS members will be presenting on Tuesday evening, February 14 and Saturday afternoon, February 18, at the Rube Sessions Memorial Library in Wells. A Registration fee of $5.00 will be charged. Updated information about the genealogy program can be obtained at the society’s Monday, February 13, meeting. Registrations for the program can be made with Mrs. Ellen Hamett at the Rube Sessions Memorial Library up to and including the day of the program.
Gordon Bennett presided at the society’s January meeting in the absence of CCGS President Harold Acker. Mr. Bennett announced that Mr. Acker had resigned as society president for health reasons leaving the society without a president and a first vice-president. The six CCGS members present decided to leave the office of president vacant until the scheduled election of new officers in April. A general informal discussion followed about possible future directions for the society without any definite decisions being made.
The CCGS was first organized in 1975 and has met continuously since that time. Mr. Bennett reported that the society currently has between 90-100 paid memberships, a large number of those being out of the county, that receive copies of the society’s quarterly TREE TALK journal. Good publicity and an excellent meeting place were reported as others positives for the society while low local meeting attendance and the lack of younger active members were noted as negatives.
The program for the January meeting was presented by CCGS member, Deborah Burkett of Troup. Dr. Burkett showed old photographs from the Troup area of Cherokee County she had used in oral interviews while researching her Cherokee County family history and genealogy roots. Dr. Burkett described how her participation in an on-line course in conducting oral interviews had helped her further research her roots.
Members, prospective members and visitors are reminded to bring a snack item for refreshments after Monday’s meeting (sandwiches, chips, vegetable snacks, cookies and other sweets, soft drinks, etc.). Coffee will be provided by Bonner Street Plaza.
More information about the Cherokee County Genealogical Society can be obtained by visiting the society's web page at http://www.txgenweb2.org/txcherokee
. The society's mailing address is The Cherokee County Genealogical Society, Post Office Box 1332, Jacksonville, Texas,75766-1332. The society's e-mail address is email@example.com
. The Cherokee County Genealogical Society regularly meets the second Monday night of the month, September through May.
See separate story about Wells Gen. Seminar