Officers for 2013

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

Meetings

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

November 16th
2:00 pm Sunday - The Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society will meet at the Harlingen Public Library.  This will be the final meeting for 2014 and will include installation of officers.

Presentations

November 20th
10:15 am Thursday - Presentation on Native Americans.   Installation of next year's officers will also take place.  The meeting is at the Harlingen Public Library, and is free and open to the public.

Finding Your Roots

New Program on PBS
Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm

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.