Monday, October 1, 2012

New Items for September 2012 and Upcoming Area Events

New Items at the Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library

September 2012


  • Buddy: World War II POW #1831: a Story of Courage and Patriotism T/Sgt. Jesse Connor “Buddy” Hart
  • Chinese American Names: Tradition and Transition
  • A Dictionary of Muslim Names
  • French Forts in New France (North America)
  • Preserving Local Writers, Genealogy, Photographs, Newspapers, and Related Materials
  • The Genetic Strand: Exploring a Family History Through DNA (this item may be checked out)

  • Grayson County Marriages

  • Records of the City of Baltimore, Maryland (Supplement) 1729 – 1813 List of Levels and Establishments
 I know this list is very short, we have just started our new fiscal year, so lots more items will be ordered soon! - Susan
Upcoming Area Events:

Saturday, October 6 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Carrollton Public Library at Josey Ranch Lake: 1700 Keller Springs Road, Carrollton, TX 75006: "Search the Past to Find Yourself"  Carrollton Public Library and Peters Colony Historical Society present genealogist and author Barb Lancaster Tsirigotis as the keynote speaker in a day of genealogy research methods and hints to finding yourself in your past.  This is a FREE program.  Please call 972.466.4800 for more information and to register.

Wednesday, October 10 7:00 pm at the W. O. Haggard Public Library: 2501 Coit Road in Plano: The Collin County Genealogical Society presents Mr. Bill Crumpler who will speak about "Living Family Tree".  This is a FREE program open to all. 

Saturday, October 13 8:30 am - 5:00 pm at the Gainsville Civic Center: 311 S. Weaver Street: "Remembering Our Past, Embracing Our Future" This year marks the 150th year since the Great Hanging at Gainesville. The Clark Family in collaboration with the Texas State Historical Association and the Honors Program at North Central Texas College, invite you to join them for commemorative events, special guests. This is a FREE event.  Catered Luncheon - Rohmer's Restaurant $7.00 adult, $3.00 children under 10.
For more information and to RSVP, please e-mail or

Friday, Octover 19 6:00 - 11:00 pm (Pre-event 2:00 - 5:00 pm) at the W. O. Haggard Public Library: 2501 Coit Road in Plano: Genealogy, Local History, Texana, and Archives of Plano Public Library system is pleased to announce that this year’s Lock-in will be held in conjunction with the ‘Lock-in,’ ‘After Dark’ or ‘After Hours’ events at four other libraries across Texas
Programming and genealogical resources will be shared by: Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Special Collection Department of the Denton Public Library, Waco-McLennan County Library Genealogy Division and Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, Houston Public Library. This is a FREE event.  To register, go to and click on "Genealogy Lock-In" 

Saturday, October 20 10:30 am - 12:30 pm at the W. O. Haggard Public Library: 2501 Coit Road in Plano: Join the Genealogy Friends of Plano Libraries for a free Saturday Seminar. Speakers will be Cheryl Smith and Susan Kusterbeck to tell us about the Genealogy Collections at the Haggard Library and the Roy and Helen Hall Memorial Library in McKinney.  This is a FREE program open to all.  

Thursday, November 1  - Saturday, November 3 at the Riley Center in Fort Worth: 4726 Stanley Blvd: The Texas State Genealogical Society will hold its annual Conference.  Thursday's activities are FREE.  There is a charge for Friday and Saturday seminars.  For more information, go to

Saturday, November 17 9:30 am - 3:00 pm at the Plano Bible Chapel, 1900 Shiloh Rd, Plano  The Genealogy Friends of Plano Libraries will be holding a workshop featuring Lloyd D. Bockstruck. Pitfalls in Research, will help the dedicated researcher wade through court orders and court minutes; birth and death substitute records; and understand the naming quagmire. These are out of the ordinary records that are seldom used in research.  More information is available at
Fees:Before Nov. 4th - $35 for members and $38 for nonmembers
After Nov. 4th - $40 for members and $45 for nonmembers




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