Submitted by Kathy Grigsby

Timpson Area Heritage Society Meeting Guest Speaker: Fannie Watson

July 19, 2021 - Fannie Watson, longtime Shelby County educator, will speak to Timpson Area Genealogy and Heritage Society and guests about the historic Shelby County Courthouse at the society's July meeting. She will share information about.the preservation of this landmark located on the Center square. Mrs. Watson will also tell about the project one of her classes did concerning the courthouse. She will bring a copy of a book that has been printed about this Irish building.

TAGHS Program is Deciphering Handwriting in Old Genealogy Records

May 18, 2021 - Timpson Area Genealogy and Heritage Society (TAGHS) will resume its monthly meetings Wednesday, May 19, at 2pm. Addressing the group will be Marynell Bryant, retired journalism teacher at Sulphur Springs Texas, and experienced researcher and presenter of genealogy. A past, three term president of Texas State Genealogy Association and member of numerous lineage societies, Ms. Bryant will speak about deciphering handwriting in old Genealogy records. Most genealogists have found this a challenge.

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.

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