President - Ann Talbot Roberts
Vice-President - Mary Torres
Recording/Corresponding Secretary - Rosemarie Herrmann
Treasurer - Barbara Krafka
Librarian - Coralie Somers
TIPS Editor - Marlene Pegg
Queries - Susan Francis
The Tip O' Texas Genealogical Society will meet the 3rd and 4th Thursday of the month except for December.
10:15 am "Hidden Treasures: Archives Grig, Manuscripts & More" presented by Ann Roberts & Mary Torres. The meeting will be at the Harlingen Public Library and it is free and open to the public.
Finding Your Roots
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Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm
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Beginning ResearchChart, going backwards. Write down everything. ASK family members – interview by asking open-ended questions.
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An excellent resource is the printed Virginia Slave Index (compiled 1853-1865), later transcribed in microfilm format during the WPA in the 1930s and now available thanks to the Alexandria Library and put out by Heritage Books; also available on Amazon. Arranged alphabetically by slaveowner names, the 6th volume is a Geographic Supplement, arranged by county names. Pricey but worth it, or maybe you can order interlibrary loan.