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
April 16, 2015
The Tip O' Texas Genealogical Society meets Thursday, April 16, at 10:15 AM at the Harlingen Public Library. Following the business meeting, Ann Roberts and Mary Torres, will present: "Finding Your Female Ancestors." This program will present some new strategies and tools to help you "discover" your female lineage.
There will also be a special video presentation from a recent RootsTech/FGS Conference by Tan Le, a Vietnamese refugee, technology innovator and founder and CEO of Emotiv Lifesciences. Her company developed a breakthrough interface technology for digital media, taking inputs directly from the brain. Le tells a touching and poignant story about how she, as a young girl, with her sister, mother and grandmother, escaped war-torn Vietnam in a boat and how family history has always been a big part of who she is because her family left so much behind in search of a new life. The meeting is free and guests are always welcome.
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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.