2015 Gen Friends Events

Join Genealogy Friends at the following events at WO Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Rd., Plano, TX. Doors open at 10am.:

Oct 24th: Free Saturday Seminar. " Writing Your Family History" speakers are Jerry Lincecum and Peggy Redshaw.

Nov 21st - Free Saturday Seminar. Google - Everything New that you need to know for Genealogy by Lisa Louise Cook

Dec 19th - Free Saturday Seminar - Show and Tell. Join us to share your research successes.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

June Newsletter

The June Newsletter has been posted to the Gen Friends website. This month's issue includes an article about one of our members search to validate a letter written to an ancestor signed US. His family lore says the letter was from Ulysses S. Grant. Follow Johnny's journey to discover the truth about the letter and his ancestor, Rowena Lucy Knight.

This is especially interesting to me since I also have a family story that involves US Grant. According to the Hoffmeister family, Grant thought his farm near St. Louis included land owned by Christian Hoffmeister. The matter was settled through a court battle in the 1870's.

We'd love to learn about the mysteries in your family history, write up the article and email a word document to newsletter@genealogyfriends.org. It is a great way to make your accomplishments or brick walls accessible to others who might be researching the same families. They don't have to be Collin County residents, we'll even include yankees.

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