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(1) From the Dallas Genealogical Society: Are you tired of your COVID-19 daily routines? Would you like to help DGS open up a new world of resources to your fellow researchers? If so, we have an interesting activity for you! We have begun a new indexing project and are eager for volunteers.

DGS Webmaster Tony Hanson requests our help to create a Table of Contents for each newsletter DGS has created since the 1950’s. Having this tool will make it much easier for researchers to find the content they need within the newsletters. These newsletters are available on the DGS website and the Portal to Texas History. They contain valuable information that should be used often by our family historians.

If you are interested in participating, log in to the DGS website, then go to the Volunteer section to find a sign-up sheet. Tony has made an instructional video on our DGS YouTube channel to assist you.

Registration is required: Register Now

or when you join the meeting.

Thank you for your continued support of the Dallas Genealogical Society. Our organization could not operate without the dedication of our volunteers!

For more information, contact Patti Huff Smith, Volunteer Coordinator, at (469) 235-9890 or

(2) Penny Clark, archivist for Special Collections for the Lamar University library, will discuss the Dishman-Justice Collection of cookbooks at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 15, 2021 at the Fellowship Hall of Keltys United Methodist Church on 1867 Old Mill Road in Lufkin, Texas. For more information, contact Rev. Cindy Doran at (936) 852-4123 or or Dickie Dixon at (936) 671-1419 or

(3) Keith Stephens, a charter member of the Deep East Texas Archeological Society, will discuss Sergeant William Jasper at the next monthly meeting on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at the Anne and Iris Howard Civic Center on 213 East Court Street in Newton Texas. For more information contact President Ruth Dusan at (409) 379-5946 or or Dickie Dixon at (936) 671-1419 or or Terri Woods at the Newton County Museum History Center and Genealogical Library at (409) 379-2109.

(4) From Pam Wright with the Newton County Historical Commission, regarding this year’s Newton County Genealogy Conference, a virtual event in 2021: Every year for the past several years, the Newton County Historical Commission (NCHC) has sponsored an on-site genealogy conference during the month of February. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission will sponsor a virtual event. NCHC plans to post 30-45 minute video sessions on its Facebook page beginning in February related to genealogical research or history studies. There is no need to register and there is no cost to view a session. Each session will have handouts available at the History Center.

Information about the first session for the 2021 Virtual Genealogy Conference has already been posted on the Newton County Historical Commission’s Facebook page. The presentation title is Researching Your Republic of Texas Ancestors by Sherrie Leach, NCHC Heritage Education Chair and 2021 Conference Virtual Presentation Coordinator. Sherrie’s case study for Britton Hall and her resource list are available upon request at the History Center. NCHC hopes these virtual sessions will not only be interesting and informative but will also benefit its patrons and the History Center. For more information about NCHC’s virtual event, please call 409-379-2109 or email

For book reviews/notices please send a complimentary copy to Kissin’ Kuzzins, P. O. Box 151001, Lufkin, TX 75915-1001

Send your queries to or by mail to Kissin’ Kuzzins P. O. Box

151001 Lufkin TX 75915-1001 or by phone to (936) 671-1419.