Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Was One of Your Relatives a Snobber, Pigman or Ludimagister?

If you aren't sure what these are, we have just the book for you!  Ancestry's Concise Genealogical Dictionary (R GEN 929.103 HAR) has the answer to what these occupations are and more.  You will find this book a useful and entertaining reference. The authors spent years collecting, researching, and verifying definitions of terms they discovered while researching cemetery, probate, court, medical, and other records. Much of the mysteries of terms and abbreviations that researchers deal with have been solved with this source.

Happy Thanksgiving to All!

A Message from Michael V. Bassett, CCGS President:

As announced at November 9’s Collin County Genealogical Society (CCGS) business meeting, the digitized and searchable Collin County newspapers from the 1880s-1930s are beginning to appear on the Portal to Texas History Web site. In fact, the bulk of the issues are already there -- way ahead of schedule!
The Collin County Genealogical Society partnered with The University of North Texas' (UNT) "Texas Digital Newspaper Program" in digitizing these newspapers from the best available microfilm copies obtainable. This project has been primarily funded by a $4,000 grant from the Collin County Historical Commission with the remainder coming from the Collin County Genealogical Society.
There are twelve newspaper titles:
The Democrat, The McKinney Gazette, The McKinney Examiner, The Daily Courier, The Daily Gazette, The Collin County Mercury, The Lion Roar, The Semi Weekly Courier, The McKinney Weekly Democrat-Gazette, The McKinney Advocate, The Southern Jerseyite, and The Weekly Democrat-Gazette.

How can you help us digitize more older Collin County newspapers quicker?
Send a check donation to:
CCGS - Digitization Project
Attn: Treasurer
PO Box 865052
Plano TX 75086-5052
Please write: Digitization Project on your check.
CCGS is a 501(c)(3) corporation.  Your donations are tax deductible.

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