Hardin County Historian to Speak at Liberty County Genealogical Society

April 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Renee Hart Wells, a local historian from Hardin County, will be the guest speaker next week at the Liberty County Genealogical Society, on April 20th.

She is descended from pioneering Texan families, is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and is involved with the Hardin County Genealogical Society. She has helped contribute to to the Hardin County, Texas Cemeteries book. She is helping to coordinate an upcoming book, Hardin County: A Pictorial History.

She will be discussing the upcoming Hardin County: A Pictorial History book and how it started and her involvement with it, as well as other projects carried out by the Hardin County Genealogical Society.

– 10am, April 20th, 2010
– Upstairs meeting room of Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center in Liberty, Texas (website)
– Contact information: libertygenie@yahoo.com

Source: The Liberty Vindicator

New Book Out About History of Parker County, Texas

April 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Earlier this week, Jon Vandagriff, an author and local historian from the Weatherford/Parker County area, spoke about his new book at the Weatherford Public Library. Crystal Brown has an article up on the Weatherford Democrat about it as well.

The book is called The Story of Parker County, Texas: 1852-1956 and covers the efforts of Mr. Vandagriff to collect information about Parker County over the past 50 years (yes 50 years). The information comes from newspapers (Vandagriff worked at the Weatherford Democrat), local family histories, related books, and genealogy resources.

The book is structured such that it starts shortly before the founding of the county and covers the history on a year by year basis up through 1956. It contains stories and events related to local folks and includes photographs, both old and new.

There will be a copy available in the genealogy department of the Weatherford Public Library (website), or you can buy one for yourself through the Doss Heritage and Culture Center (website or call 817-599-6168).

Further Reading:
Weatherford Democrat