2015 Officers

President
- Ann Talbot Roberts
Vice-President
- Mary Torres
Corresponding Secretary
- Yvonne Swanson
Recording Secretary
- Rosemarie Herrmann
Treasurer
- Barbara Krafka

2015 Committee Chairpersons

Book Selection
- Position not filled as of 02-14-2013
Librarian
- Coralie Somers
Editor, Genealogical Tips
- Marlene Pegg
Queries
- Susan Francis

Meetings

The Tip O' Texas Genealogical Society will meet the 3rd and 4th Thursday of the month except for December.

Finding Your Roots

New Program on PBS
Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm

UPCOMING MEETINGS

May 21, 2015
Suffragettes and Their Descendants
On Thursday at the Harlingen Public Library at 10:15 am, our program will be Suffragettes and their Descendants.  The meeting is free and open to the public.  If you’re interested in helping with this presentation, email Rosemarie at herrmannrw@sbcgloblal.net  

Did one of your family members participate in suffrage events? If you have pictures, stories, etc., please do share. 
Thanks so much --

Become a Member

Interested in joining the TOTGS? Go to our Contact for more information.

Resources

Beginning Research
Chart, going backwards. Write down everything. ASK family members – interview by asking open-ended questions.
GenWeb
Roots Web
Find A Grave
Heritage Quest
Family Search
DAR
Library of Congress

Paid Websites
Ancestry
Fold3
Godfrey Library

Books
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.