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.

Presentations

October 23rd
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

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.