Notes from the past…

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy Week #13: Local Societies

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Local genealogical and historical societies are the lifeblood of genealogy. Members and volunteers give their time and money to preserve local history and promote family history. Tell us about a local society for which you are thankful.

I have been affected by two local societies in the past few weeks, and am very thankful and appreciative for both!

Fort Worth Genealogical SocietyIn February, the Fort Worth Genealogical Society released its much-anticipated THE TEXAS MARRIAGE COLLECTION OF FWGS. This CD-ROM actually contains 3 publications from the Fort Worth Genealogical Society:

  • The Marion Day Mullins Collection of Early Texas Marriage Records
  • Marriage Records of Early Texas 1824 – 1846
  • The Footprints Collection of Texas Marriage Records

I was a volunteer on this project and transcribed part of the Marion Day Mullins Collection.

And just a couple of weeks ago, I was notified by my cousin of the availability of some original Hill County, Texas marriage licenses. After corresponding with a couple of volunteers with the Hill County Historical Commission, I was thrilled to receive 4 licenses, the oldest from 1882.


And yet, I do not belong to any genealogical society. Why? Ah, procrastination…


52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2012) that invite genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your thoughts on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.

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