Wednesday, August 22, 2007

More Freestone County Cemetery Transcriptions

Two more Freestone County Cemetery Transcriptions added to the TXGenWeb section of the USGenWeb archives:

Wortham Cemetery

Salem Cemetery near Teague

Jasper in the 1920s

Stone descendant recalls old days in young Jasper

What will be the Jasper Historical Museum at 165 N. Main was once the Stone family pharmacy in the 1920's.

Mary Sanders is the daughter of Clarence Ryall Stone, the pharmacist, and the granddaughter of Thomas Edwin Stone, "an old horse and buggy country doctor," Sanders said. She never met the elder Stone, who is buried at the old Ryall cemetery off U.S. Highway 63.

Country doctors did not make a great deal of money a hundred years ago, but old Doc Stone did well enough to send both sons to Georgetown University in Texas, where Clarence and Joel Edwin Stone became pharmacists.

Read full article from the Jasper Newsboy

The Great Family Search Genealogy Conference, Plano, Sept 22

The Great Family Search Genealogy Conference will be held Saturday September 22nd, at 2700 Round Rock Trail in Plano, Texas.

The keynote speaker for this year's event is David Rencher. Mr. Rencher is the Director, Records and Information Division, of the Genealogical Society of Utah. In addition to Mr. Rencher, there will be a variety of classes on family history research including Internet. The conference is FREE to the public and is being sponsored by the Family History Centers of Carrollton, Denton, Plano & Richardson.

More information

Monday, August 20, 2007

Humble Family Bible Transcription

Transcription of the Bible that belonged to the Humble Family of Williamson County, Texas was added to the TXGenWeb archives:

Freestone County Cemetery Transcriptions

Freestone County Cemetery Transcriptions added to the TXGenWeb section of the USGenWeb archives:

Longbotham Cemetery (a.k.a. Robert Longbotham Cemetery)

Woodland Cemetery near Kirvin, Freestone Co., TX

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Galleries Replace Cellblocks at the Old Collin County Prision

Galleries replace cellblocks at Old Collin County Prison - from the McKinney Courier Gazette:

The Old Collin County Prison on Kentucky Street might have once been a place where people were locked up.But those days are gone as the free flow of ideas and artistic expression are now featured on works of art in all shapes and sizes in the three galleries that now call the prison home.

Galleria d’ArteGalleria d’Arte is located on the first floor of the prison at 115 S. Kentucky St., and is home to McKinney resident Carrie Cameron Garner’s artwork. Gallery d’Arte used to be located at the southeast corner of Kentucky Street and Louisiana Street, but had to move as Spoons restaurant is moving into the space and will open at the end of August.

Garner and the rest of the galleries moved into the prison at the beginning of June and have had a steady flow of curious visitors anxious to see what vivid ways the artists have used to express themselves. Garner, who owns Galleria d’Arte, along with the other gallery owners rent space from Stephanie McAndrew, who owns the prison.

Read full article from the McKinney Courier-Gazette