Peggy Arriola Jasso and Jan Dobbs Barton, who met while doing personal genealogy research, continue to focus on families, and they will share what they have learned when the Angelina County Genealogical Society holds its monthly meeting Aug. 15 at Kurth Library.
The meeting and other activities are free and open to the public.
Currently, Jasso and Barton are highlighting two larger “families” as discussed in their new book, “Nacogdoches in World War II.” The citizens of the Nacogdoches area who supported the war effort get part of the spotlight in their book, and Nacogdoches-area veterans get the other.
The regular 5 p.m. meeting will wrap up a day of festivities and work for members of the ACGS.
Before that, the group’s annual genealogy workshop, Session 2, will get under way at 12:30 p.m. and continue through 4:30 p.m. under the direction of workshop chairman Vivian Cates. The workshop is free and open to the public, with an invitation extended to anyone who needs help with their genealogy.
Cates has planned refreshments in the form of an (almost) end-of-the-summer get-acquainted picnic at 4:30 p.m. for both ACGS members and workshop participants.
“We urge public participation from genealogists of all levels,” Cates said. “We are doing this free for these people, and we want everyone to be there.” For more detailed information about the ACGS activities call the Ora McMullen Genealogy Room at Kurth Memorial Library at 1-936-630-0563.
Early-birds can get in on even more activities surrounding Jasso and Barton, according to ACGS president Dickie Dixon.
Dixon has planned two book signings for “Nacogdoches in World War Two” the first from 10-11:30 a.m. at Maricela's Forgotten Treasures, 122 E. Burke, phone 936-634-7433.
Then, those interested will go to eat from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. with the authors at Thompson's Grill & Deli. Finally, the authors will sign copies of their books from 1 to 3 p.m. at Lufkin Antique Mall.