Notes from the past…


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There’s an APP for that: Texas Historical Commission roadside markers

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has an interesting article today about the Texas Historical Commission’s practice of placing plaques around the state to commemorate important events in Texas’ history:

This year, the markers themselves will be eligible for a plaque: The Texas Historical Commission is commemorating 50 years of placing those familiar metal markers — 15,740 and counting — where momentous and sometimes minuscule slices of the state’s past played out.

TexasMarkersAnd guess what? There is actually an iPhone app available to help you find those markers. “Ever wonder what that historical marker said after you passed it while cruising down the road? Wonder no longer!!”

99 cents gets the history of Texas in the palm of your hand… (Please don’t text and drive, unless you want a historical marker of your very own!)


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Wonderful News From The Fort Worth Genealogical Society!!!

I just received this email:

   Fort Worth Genealogical Society
    http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txfwgs/

             Our New CD-ROM is Here!

    “THE TEXAS MARRIAGE COLLECTION OF FWGS”

Our Board of Directors has established an introductory price of $15 plus $3 postage and handling.

At 11,295 pages, if this were published in hard copy instead of on CD-ROM, it  would be the equivalent of 17 copies of the Oakwood Cemetery Book and take up 36 inches of shelf space. What a deal!

I cannot say THANK YOU enough to the 54 volunteers who made this project possible!

Visit our website and click on the white icon with the gold wedding bands for detailed information.

If you want to pick up your CD in South Fort Worth, please contact Roy Combrink at 817-292-5419.

All other inqueries should be sent to FWGS@mail.com.  Thank you!

This is SO EXCITING!!!

This CD contains:

I was a proud volunteer on this project! A lot of fun and a lot of work!

I am off to the post office this instant to get my order form in the mail!!!