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RELEASE DATE: AUGUST 19, 2007



KINSEARCHING

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Marleta Childs
P. O. Box 6825
LUBBOCK, TX 79493-6825
kinsearching@gmail.com
 

     Important changes are in store for Texas researchers, according to Erica McKewen of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Beginning in September 2007, the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building, home of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, will start renovations that are expected to continue for two years. While renovations are being carried out, services will be limited, some materials will be stored offsite, and part of the collection will be inaccessible. During construction the building will remain open unless unforeseen circumstances cause it to be closed for brief periods. Researchers are urged to call ahead (phone 512-463-5455) when planning a trip to the facility. If notice is given in advance, records that have been moved offsite can be retrieved. To view current updates about services and progress of the construction, go to www.tsl.state.tx.us and follow the Renovation News link.


     Court records and law libraries will be the main themes of the seminar sponsored by the South Plains Genealogical Society (SPGS) on September 22, 2007.  It will take place from 8:30 a. m. to 4:00 p. m. at the First Methodist Church, 1411 Broadway (at Avenue M), Lubbock, TX.

     Featured speaker will be Bill Utterback, a certified genealogist from Amarillo. His topics will include will and estate records, probate, bonds, chancery/equity cases, state statute/session laws, and appellate court case files. He will also present information about legal terminology and the location of record collections and case files.

     Registration fees prior to September 15 are $30 for society members and $35 for non-members. After that date, the fee will be $40. Checks, payable to SPGS Seminar, may be mailed to P. O. Box 6607, Lubbock, TX 79493.


     "Kissin' Kuzzins," the weekly genealogical column written by Carolyn Ericson, has a new internet address: http://pages.suddenlink.net/kissinkuzzins. Although queries are free, they must have a Texas connection.


     Bonnie Bright Johannes, 5594 North 10th, Apt. 103, Fresno, CA 93710-6586 (e-mail: bonniejohannes@hotmail.com) would appreciate information about Caroline BOGARD, born 4 Dec 1835 in Jasper Co., IL, and died about 1860-1862 in Jasper Co., IL. Her parents were James BOGARD and Melinda TIPPETT/TIPPIT. Johannes also seeks data about Mary Malena HERBERT, who married Richard Louis ROBERTS.


     This week we continue the list in the Norwich Journal, Norwich, NY, 8 April 1847 (New Series, Vol. IX, no. 51), p. 3, c. 6. (Because the print is faded in a few places, some letters or names are questionable.)

     Letters remaining at the post office, 1 April 1847:

R. E. ROBINSON
Seth ROWLEY
Wm. A. ROBINSON
Miss Ann ROGERS
A. M. RANDALL
Harriet A. REYNOLDS
Mrs. D. P. RANDALL
D. RANDALL
Harvey SHERMAN
David P. SHIPPY
Rev. J. SHERIAN
Zimi S. SMITH
Henry SCOTT
Charles SLAWSON
Isaac SMITH Esq.
Isaac P. SMITH Esq.
Miss Ruth SMITH
Tabby SATCHEL
Eliza STEWART
Eveleen STANHOPE
Sarah A. SMITH

(To be continued)


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