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(1) Dickie Dixon will discuss “Angelina County Enters the Transportation Age” for the Angelina County Genealogical Society at 4 pm on Monday, July 15, 2019 in the Railroad Depot Meeting Room of Kurth Memorial Library on 706 South Raguet Street in Lufkin, Texas.  At 6 pm he will discuss “The Businesses of James Butler’s ‘Shopping Center’” on Keltys Street that housed the Lincoln Theater.  This meeting will be held at the Fellowship Hall of Keltys United Methodist Church on 1867 Old Mill Road in Lufkin, Texas.  For more information on both these meetings contact Rev. Cindy Doran at (936) 852-4123 or Dickie Dixon at (936) 240-8378.  


The public can e-mail Cindy at or Dickie at (2) Ann Morris will discuss photo and video preservation, when she speaks to the Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society (TAGHS) at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the Timpson Public Library on 520 Austin Street in downtown Timpson.   For more information,  please call the Genealogy Room at (936) 254-2966.  (3) At 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2019, Dickie Dixon will discuss “Mechanic’s Liens:  The Friend of Historians, Genealogists, and Preservationists” for the pre-conference of the Jasper County Genealogy Conference. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 19, 2019, the Jasper County Genealogy Conference will bring you up to date on what you don’t know about genealogy.  Sherrie Shelton Leach will discuss “Using Timelines in Genealogy” at 9 a.m.  and  Billie Pate Grunden will discuss her family connections to the War of 1812 at 10 a.m.  Alana Inman, Manager of the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center in Liberty, Texas, will be at the plate at 11 a.m.,  discussing  recent additions and renovations to the facility and what’s there.  Patti Huff Smith will discuss “The Beatitudes of Genealogy” at 1 p.m. , and Herman Wright and Jamie Carter Bollich will discuss their family relationship and his grandmother Arvetta at 2 p.m.  Stanley Fletcher at 3 p.m.  will discuss “The Inlaws and Outlaws of the Neutral Ground.”  


For more information, contact Jasper County Historical Commission co-chairs Linda Primrose or John Johnson at (409) 384-6441 or or Dickie Dixon at (936) 240-8378 or (4) Angelina County Genealogical Society president Dickie Dixon will review the new book The Conservative Sensibility by George Will at 6 p.m. on Thursday, july 25, 2019 at Casa Ole on 2115 South First Street in Lufkin, Texas  (5) Dickie Dixon will discuss “The Usefulness of Ethnologue and Unesco Atlas of World Languages in Danger of Disappearing,” when he speaks to the Deep East Texas Archeological Society about 7 p.m. on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Iris and Anne Howard Civic Center on 213 East Court Street in Newton, Texas. Finger food and refreshments begin at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.  For more information, contact Kathy Knighton or Terri Woods at (409) 379-2109 Fred Grunden at (409) 384-6544 or Dickie Dixon at (936) 240-8378.



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