Victoria County Genealogical Society
The Victoria County Genealogical Society met Aug. 13 and was called to order by President Kenneth Booth.
After all standing committee reports were given and accepted, a report was given on the fall seminar, which will be presented by Martha Jones on Oct. 20. There will be four different topics with all of them at Victoria College. Registration is required and a box lunch will be provided. Anyone with questions on the seminar may contact Patsy Hand.
The guest speaker was Jeff Wright, first vice president, who also oversees the Victoria Public Library. He told of the website "Heritage Quest," which is available to the people in Texas, which you can use by getting a user name and password from your local library. There are many databases, census records, books, war records and other bits of information that really are helpful in genealogy research. This website can be used either at the library or at home. The meeting was well attended with members and visitors from Jackson and DeWitt County.
Martha Jones gave a short report on the group that will be going to Salt Lake City in February to do research at the Mormon Library. A group has been going twice a year to do research.
Members are encouraged to attend meetings and visitors are welcome. You do not have to join at the first meeting, but after you join you will receive a quarterly magazine, which is full of good information. The next quarterly will focus on DeWitt County, which will have stories of the past, maybe old marriages, cemeteries, etc.
Meetings are at 7 p.m. the second Monday of the month at The First Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 2105 N. Ben Jordan St. The next meeting will be Monday. For more information, call Louise Browning at 361-782-2171 or Kenneth Booth at 361-575-7584.