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Genealogy societies, libraries, Genweb sites etc
Posted by: Joan E. Rambo (ID *****8863) Date: May 29, 2011 at 17:28:18
In Reply to: Re: Sarah Adeline Crites by Gary Mosley of 168

Well, I don't see a society specifically named Wichita Co, TX Society, but did find North Texas Genealogical Association on the Wichita Falls Public Library site -- http://www.wfpl.net/research/genealogy

The North Texas Genealogical Association (NTGA) meets on the 1st Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm (social), 7:00 pm (meeting) in the Museum of North Texas History located at 720 Indiana.

Under the county location I also found this one, I don't know which is closer to you.

Burkburnett Genealogical Society
c/o Burkburnett Library
215 East Fourth Street
Burkburnett, TX 76354

Doing a search just for Wichita Co, TX, I found this Family History Center:

Wichita Falls Texas
4325 York St
Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas, United States
Phone: 940-689-8160
Hours: Tues & Wed 10am-3pm, Wed eve 7pm-9pm; 1st and 3rd Sat 11am-5pm ; Tues 7-9 & 2n and 4th **Saturdays "Appointment Only"
Closed: Sat. of Stake and General Conference and 2 weeks for Christmas & New Years Holiday.
**Attention: Please call 940-696-3836 for Appointment Only

Note: These are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries

If you attend a genealogy meeting people there could probably tell you if there is a FHC closer to where you live. There are about a dozen here in Orange Co, CA, but we probably have a larger poplulation, too. Sometimes people who work will stop by one that is on their route home. I see this one has limited hours, there may be one a little larger with more hours, but a little further away from you. So, check around.

As for GenWeb, it is one of my favorites, and free. They are manned by volunteers so they do vary in format, quantity of records etc. Go to -- http://usgenweb.org/ -- This brings you to the U.S. level, from there you can choose a state, and then a county in that state. One of the mistakes many people make is to dive into their county without checking things on the state level. For example Texas and Tennessee, at the state level, have some good "stuff." On the Texas state level click on Texas Research Help. And, you'll find links to all kinds of sites. On the one for TN, among other things, there are some beautiful old maps. So, just click and look at everything, get familiar, some things you might not need right now, but you will know they are there if you do so later on.

Any questions, fire away, I'll try and help where I can.

Happy Hunting (^_^)



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