Welcome to NavarroCountyHistory.com
Barbara Knox [over 16 years supporting the TXGenWeb
!] and Edward L. Williams are the site coordinators for this web site. Addition
of information will be an ongoing project, so please check back often. All ideas, suggestions or contributions will be very welcome. If
you have resource materials, please volunteer to do lookups and answer queries. You will be helping many people who have roots in Navarro
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Genealogy Society - Meetings 2014
Liz Gillispie Genealogy Department presents
A GENEALOGY LOCK-IN, Oct 17, 2014
10:00am-6:00pm Lock-In Registration
10:00-12:00 General Research -
The staff of volunteers will be here to help you as always
in your genealogy research
12:00-1:00 Genealogy Dept Closed
- The department will
be closed for lunch
12:00-1:30 live streaming
FamilySearch.org Live: Search
Strategies, Tools and Tips
Lawrence Kehrer, Sr. Product Manager, Search Technologies.
This live demonstration uses real research scenarios. Join
expert Robert Kehrer as he shares his research strategies
and experience in using FamilySearch.org website tools to
find records and then link those sources to the Family Tree.
1:00-2:30 General Research
- The staff of
volunteers will be here to help you as always in your
1:45-2:50 live streaming
Genealogical and Historic
Records Available at the Texas Military Forces Museum - Lisa Sharik,
Deputy Director. This program will provide information on
the records which are available for research at the Texas
Military Forces Museum and from Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas.
The material spans from 1910 to the present day and includes
everything from WWI service records to material from the
deployment of our Texas troops in the Global War on Terror.
2:30-3:00 Family History Book/Stories
- Lea Murray will
advise you in how to compile a family history book to keep
your family stories for future generations.
3:00-3:30 Organize Documents
- Dana Stubbs will
advise you in how to store and organize your family
3:00-3:30 BUILDING A FAMILY WEBSITE -
Barbara Shore will
advise you in how to compile and host your own family
website using goggle sites – a free website.
3:00-3:50 live streaming Building the West
Texas Digital Archives
- Edward J. Smith,
Executive Director Abilene Library Consortium.
The West Texas Digital Archives is a collaborative
project run by the Abilene Library Consortium containing
more than 50,000 digital items from many organizations
across the region
3:30-4:00 NEWSPAPER RESEARCH
- Debra Aday will
advise you on how to research your family history through
4:00-4:30 Dowsing for graves
- Norman Stubbs will
advise you on how to use dowsing rods to attempt locating
4:00-4:30 Old Handwriting
- John Barron will
advise you on deciphering old handwriting.
4:00-4:50 live streaming Using Evernote for
your Genealogical Research - Melissa Meadows,
Programming and Outreach Librarian at Clayton Library Center
for Genealogical Research, Houston Public Library.
This presentation will highlight the importance of
embracing emergent technology to genealogists of all
FOLD3 RESEARCH - Dana
Stubbs will advise you on the website Fold3. What you can
find and how to save it for your family research.
5:00-5:30 FIND-A-GRAVE RESEARCH -
Becky Follis will advise you
on how to become a member of find-a-grave (it’s free) and
how to use the site.
5:30-6:00 hISTORY AND YOUR ANCESTORS -
Dana Stubbs will advise you
in learning what your ancestors were talking about. Listing
a time line of historical events for their era.
5:30-6:00 Census -
Lea Murray will advise you
about what you can find on the US census.
6:00-6:30 NEWSPAPER RESEARCH -
Debra Aday will advise
you on how to research your family history through newspaper
6:00-7:20 live streaming Fundamentals for
Beginning Genealogy Research - William D. Buckner.
Manager Genealogy Center, Waco-McLennan County Library. This class covers the basic concepts, skills, search
strategies and resources needed to become a proficient
family history researcher.
6:30-7:00 EXPLORING CEMETERIES -
Rowena Winfrey will
tell you about her experiences while she explored different
cemeteries. And will share with you the cemeteries in
6:30-7:00 HOW TO CITE YOUR SOURCES -
John Barron will
advise you in how to cite your sources for your family
6:30…Highlighting our collection -
Barbara Honea will be on hand
to show you our collection. What we have and what you can
learn from using it.
7:00-8:20 live streaming Five Civilized Tribe
Aaron Holt, Archives
Technician Fort Worth Regional Archives NARA
- Learn how to research the Dawes Final Rolls. This
program will touch on aspects of researching for Indians and
Indian records utilizing the US Census and Indian Rolls
within the National Archives at Fort Worth.
7:00-7:30 Digitalize Photos -
Dave Penque will advise you
on how to scan and preserve your family photos.
7:00-8:00 HOW TO BUILD AN ON LINE TREE -
Paul Phelan will advise you
on how to build a family tree on the FamilySearch.com
7:30-8:00 FIND-A-GRAVE RESEARCH -
Becky Follis will advise you
on how to become a member of find-a-grave and how to use the
8:00-8:30 obituary writing 1o1 -
Ann Ricker will advise you on
the Who, What, When and Where’s of how to write an obituary.
8:00-8:30 Family tree maker -
Lea Murray will advise you on
how to use Family Tree Maker
8:30-9:20 live streaming Think Like a
Historian to Expand Your Research Sara Gredler,
Genealogist/Historian/Architectural Historian - Thinking like a historian puts your ancestors in their
historic, social, and community context. She explores the
resources available to expand the “big picture” of your
ancestors’ lives along with their location.
9:30-10:30 live streaming from corsicana public library –
DNA – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Jim Wright, Family
Historian Discussion will include what DNA results you can
and can’t expect from an Ancestry DNA test (Autosomal test)
with or without an Ancestry tree. Mr. Wright will use actual
online Ancestry trees and DNA test results for the
Visit the new Frost Heritage Center
Thur-Sat 9:00 am - 12:00
or Call City Hall 903 682-3861
or Direct Line 903 467 2962
There are a few copies of the
Blooming Grove Pictorial History book
contact Diane Richards at (903) 695-2330 or email her at
Proceeds go to New Beginnings Family Fellowship Church in Blooming
The City of Frost, Celebrating 125 Years; A Pictorial History of our Heritage
Contact the City of
Frost at (903) 682-3861 for information on how to get your copy ! (Tell them you saw in on the Navarro County TXGenWeb !)
July 20, 2014, The Navarro County TXGenWeb site contains over
53,995 files with over
24,928 entries in the
Obituary Database. Many Thanks to
all the submitters !
Space for this website provided by RootsWeb
Navarro County TXGenWeb
Edward L. Williams & Barbara