Category Archives: Society Projects

Exhibitor: Texas Cemetery Restoration

Texas Cemetery Restoration repairs and restores monuments to our ancestors. Learn more about their services in booth 106 at FGS 2014 in San Antonio.

Texas Cemetery Restoration repairs and restores monuments to our ancestors. Learn more about their services in booth 106 at FGS 2014 in San Antonio.

Booth 106
www.texascemeteryrestoration.com

“Cemeteries hold the records of our ancestry carved in stone.” Our ancestors’ names appear on monuments and gravestones and either answer questions for us or create new ones. Through the years, mother-nature or human destruction takes a toll on the inscriptions and artistry found on these memorials.

Texas Cemetery Restoration LLC is working with individuals and cemetery associations to conserve and preserve these family monuments. Since 1997, they have leveled, cleaned and restored thousands of monuments in Texas cemeteries.

Almost all of their work is done onsite at the cemetery; rarely are monuments removed from the cemetery for preservation. This is to ensure that the monuments are not exposed to any more risk from handling and transporting than is necessary.

Visit Texas Cemetery Restoration in booth 106 in the FGS 2014 Exhibit Hall and discover more about their preservation and restoration services.

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Society Showcase: San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society

San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society participates in the Society Showcase at FGS 2014.

San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society participates in the Society Showcase at FGS 2014.

Society Showcase – Booth X
www.SAGHS-TX.org

Serving the 13 county region of the Concho Valley, the San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society is a growing and thriving society. Its members are interested in researching family or solving historical mysteries in Coke, Concho, Crockett, Glasscock, Irion, Kimble, Menard, Reagan, Runnels, Schleicher, Sutton, Sterling, or Tom Green counties. Pioneer certificates are available for persons who prove descent from an early settler of any of their 13 counties.

Ongoing projects include abstracting burials at the Lawnhaven Cemetery, indexing marriage records, the Tom Green County civil court docket, the Tom Green County criminal court docket, and more. An annual Genealogy Fair produced by SAGHS brings over 50 genealogical and historical exhibits to San Angelo for the enjoyment of Concho Valley historians and genealogists alike.

SAGHS meets the first Tuesday of the month, September through May at 7:00 p.m. for refreshments and an educational and entertaining presentation on a historical or genealogical topic. Their meeting location is the fellowship hall of Trinity Lutheran Church, 3536 YMCA Drive in San Angelo, Texas. All meetings are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.

Visit the San Angelo Genealogical and Historical Society in Booth X in the Society Showcase at FGS 2014 to learn more.

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Society Showcase: Kendall County

Learn more about the Genealogical Society of Kendall County at FGS 2014.

Learn more about the Genealogical Society of Kendall County at FGS 2014.

Learn more about the Genealogical Society of Kendall County at the FGS 2014 Conference Society Showcase.

The Genealogical Society of Kendall County was founded in Boerne, Texas, in 1981. Its objectives are to promote the study of family research, to collect and preserve biographical data and records of the people of the communmity and their ancestors, to build and maintain a genealogical library and to offer programs of genealogical interest to its members and the general public.

The Society publishes a Journal, Keys to the Past, and is currently working with the Boerne Cemetery Foundation on a Tombstone Photo Project.

Kendall County moved to a new location in 2012.

Kendall County moved to a new location in 2012.

On September 4, 2012, the Society moved to a new home at 114 E. Blano Rd. in Boerne, which is across the street from the Old Courthouse. It houses their library which is open six days a week. Check their website for hours and information about their collection.

Watch this blog in the coming days for a preview of other FGS member societies and organizations that will have a booth in the Exhibit Hall at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.

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