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Cherokee County Genealogical Society meeting


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The next regular meeting of the Cherokee County Genealogical Society will be held at 5:00 PM Monday, April 9, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church, 1031 SE Loop 456, in Jacksonville, Texas. The meeting will be followed by light “Pot Luck" refreshments provided by CCGS members. Regular CCGS meetings are held the second Monday evening of the months September through May unless otherwise announced.

The program topic for the meeting will be “SHOW AND TELL” where in various society members have volunteered to share, show and tell about some of their recent research findings and other topics of interest to CCGS members. The nominating committee is scheduled to report a slate of officers for CCGS for the coming society year of September through May 2018-2019. Other society business for the coming 2018-2019 year is also expected to be discussed.

CCGS member Deborah Burkett PhD of Mixon has volunteered to present the program for the May 14th CCGS meeting. Her topic will be a current project underway to collect information and archival quality records and other papers pertaining to the now closed Lon Morris College.

CCGS dues for 2017-2018 can be paid any time of the year at any society meeting or by regular mail. Annual CCGS membership dues are $20.00(single) and $25.00 for a two-member household. Membership includes issues of the CCGS publication, TREE TALK. Single issues of TREE TALK are also available for purchase by regular mail or e-mail. Articles and items related to Cherokee County genealogy and history can be submitted for publication in TREE TALK by contacting CCGS president and editor Gordon Bennett of Jacksonville at the e-mail and phone number below. Each issue of TREE TALK contains a list of publications available for sale by the society on Cherokee County history and the genealogy of Cherokee County, families.

More information can be obtained about the Cherokee County Genealogical Society via e-mail to ccgs@suddenlink.net or by calling 1-903-586-0135 and via regular mail at Post Office Box 1332, Jacksonville, Texas, 75766-1332. Further information about CCGS can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Cherokee CGS. The CCGS web site is temporarily unavailable.

Anyone interested in researching their family history and genealogy is invited to attend the CCGS meetings and join the society according to the CCGS press release. Free genealogy and historical research help is available after the regular CCGS business meetings and programs or by contacting a CCGS member between meeting dates.

Vivian Toole Cates, Alto 1-936-858-3801,
1st Vice-president- Program Chairman, Publicity, Cherokee County Genealogical Society