Submitted by Kathy Grigsby

TAGHS to Host Speaker on Researching Family History Via Courthouse Records

July 10, 2020 - On Wednesday, July 15 at 2pm Timpson Area Genealogy and Heritage Society will host Judi Wells as our speaker. Ms. Wells will share information on using courthouse records, such as oil and mineral lease documents, to research your family history.

Ms. Wells, the daughter of our own TAGHS member, Jean Wells, earned her registered nurse credentials from Angelina College at an early age. She used these qualifications several years in a number of roles in a Nacogdoches hospital.

Stanley Fletcher to Address TAGHS

February 11, 2020 - Stanley Fletcher of Leesville LA will speak about Inlaws and Outlaws in East Texas and West Louisiana to Timpson Area Genealogy  and Heritage Society Wednesday, February 19, at 2pm. The location is the community room at the rear of The Timpson Public Library at 520 Austin St in Timpson.

Mr. Fletcher is a longtime public educator with a passion for history. We invite the public to come hear Mr. Fletcher's presentation.

TAGHS Welcomes Book Author Glenda Watters to January Meeting

January 7, 2020 - Glenda Watters, author of My Life Takes Up Too Much of My Time, will address Timpson Area Genealogy and Heritage Society Wednesday, January 15, in the community room of the Timpson Public Library.

Mrs. Watters, a self proclaimed story teller, was raised by adoptive parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Hebert, in Timpson. The collection of stories in her book, characterized as funny things that happen to real people, often draws on characters she met in Timpson. The meeting occurs at 2PM.

TAGHS to Hear from Ritter on Texas County Music Hall of Fame

October 16, 2019 - Tommie Ritter Smith, a favorite speaker, will address our group about The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame  and the events offered through it. Her husband, Bill, a well known gospel singer will favor us with some selections. 

The public is invited to attend. 

The meeting is in the community room of the Timpson Public Library at 2 PM, Wednesday, October 16.

New Columbia MBC Hosts Smith Family; Revival to Begin

October 1, 2019 - New Columbia Missionary Baptist Church will host the Smith Family in concert Saturday, October 5, at 6pm. A fellowship will follow. Anyone who loves to hear the Lord praised in song will enjoy the Smith Famiily.

New Columbia will be in revival October 6 through October 8 with services beginning at 7pm. Nathan Smith, of the Smith Family, will be the evangelist. Linda Ritter and Jim Slocumb will be in charge of music. We welcome everyone to join and encourage us in this revival effort.

Bill O.'Neal to Address TAGHS

September 17, 2019 - Bill O'Neal will introduce his new book, Billy and Olive Dixon: the Plainsman and His Lady to the Timpson Area Genealogy and Heritage Society Wednesday, September 18 at 2pm. Mr O'Neal makes history come alive, presenting little known aspects of otherwise well known historical figures. 

A popular and animated instructor at Panola for many years, Mr. O'Neal is the author of numerous books and published articles. He has also served two terms as Texas state historian.

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