Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Genealogy and Family History Fair

Saturday, February 23, 2008, the Alexander Hodge Chapter #49 of the Sons of the American Revolution will host a free Genealogy and Family History Fair between the hours of 10:00 am and 4:00 pm at the Sugar Land Community Center at 226 Matlage Way in Sugar Land, Texas. This will be an opportunity for anyone interested in researching your family history/family tree to learn a little bit more on how to go about it.

Genealogical societies, historical and patriotic organizations, museums, research facilities, genealogical and historical vendors, and others are offering an educational opportunity to share available information with the amateur to expert genealogist or family history researcher. A few of the organizations which you will see include: CAR, Cherokee Indian Society., C of C, DAR, DCV, DRT, F B Museum, George Ranch, Houston Gen Forum, Jamestown Society, Museum of Southern History, San Jacinto Descendants, SAR, SCV, SRC and UDC.

All organizations at the Fair encourage children to learn about their family history and to start documenting it now. Students are studying about genealogy in school, Scout organizations provide badges for it, historical organizations offer contests and scholarships to promote it. The Genealogy Fair is a great place to bring your children to expose them to history and for you to teach them about their heritage.

At 11:00 am Harriet Rasmussen will speak on the topic of Uncovering Your Family Tree for beginner and intermediate researchers. At 12:30, Jennifer Salge and Shelby Salge will present a children's program entitled How Do I Start My Family Tree. At 2:00 pm, Eron Tynes will present a program entitled From the Alamo to San Jacinto - What it really means to be a Texan. Local authors, Emily Croom and Jeffrey Murrah, will be on hand to sign copies of their books.

Again, the public admission price is right - FREE!! For more information about the Genealogy Fair, contact Lance Salge at 832-248-0875 or salge@texas.net

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