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So The Legal Genealogist is on the road today…

Gone to Texas!

To the 2014 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference in San Antonio, to be precise.

fgs2014-logoThe city where my great grandparents were married in 1896.

The state where I have roots back before it was a state.

The place where I have somehow gotten myself committed to be up-and-at-’em at oh-dark-thirty Saturday for the Preserve the Pensions walk.

(Um… You have donated to sponsor me, right? Right? C’mon… what are you waiting for???)

If you’ll be attending the FGS Conference in San Antonio, come join me in my presentations:

A Family for Isabella: Indirect Evidence from Texas back to Mississippi
Thursday, 4:30 p.m., T-238
With no birth, marriage or death record, only indirect evidence and the Genealogical Proof Standard can link Isabella of Texas to her Mississippi parents.

That Scoundrel George: Tracking a Black Sheep Texas Ancestor
Friday, 9:45 a.m., F-329
A romp through records of the Republic and State of Texas on the trail of a scoundrel from his marriage and bigamy charge in Colorado County to his death in Iowa Park.

Beyond X & Y: Using Autosomal DNA for Genealogy
Saturday, 3 p.m., S-437
A plain-English non-scientific introduction to the promise, and the pitfalls, of this newest addition to the genetic genealogy toolbox.

And, of course, Saturday at oh-dark-thirty — that’s 6:30 a.m. for you larks out there — this night owl will be walking with Josh Taylor, Kenyatta Berry and Ed Donakey as the sponsored walkers to raise money for the Preserve the Pensions effort.

You can sign up to sponsor one of us (me, that is; the others are on their own on this one!) at the online donation page (scroll down to where it says “Sponsor someone for the San Antonio Fun Walk”) or at the Exhibit Hall, Booths 506, 508.

Hope that you too are Gone to Texas and I’ll see you in San Antonio!

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