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The Cherokee County Genealogical Society will meet at 7:00 PM Monday, October 8, in the dining room of Bonner Street Plaza (the old Newburn Hospital Building), 421 South Bonner, in Jacksonville, Texas.
The program will be presented by CCGS 2nd Vice-president Gordon Benge. Mr. Benge’s program topic will describe the process his family members followed in obtaining an official historical marker through the Cherokee County and Texas Historical Commission. Mr. Benge and his wife, Margie, who live on Lake Jacksonville are heavily involved in the upkeep of his Benge Family Cemetery in Cherokee County. Several years ago the couple was a major moving force in obtaining an historical marker for his Benge Family Cemetery and in organizing and participating in the dedication ceremony for the marker.
In other upcoming events CCGS society members will have an information table at the Caddo Culture Day being held from 10AM to 4 PM Saturday, October 6, at Caddo Mounds State Historical Site, 1649 State Highway 21 West approximately six miles west of Alto toward Crockett. Admission to the event will be $2.00 for ages 6 and older. More information about Caddo Culture Day can be obtained by calling the site at 936-858-3218, e-mailing or a search for the Texas State Historical Commission web site. At the ACGS table event visitors will be able to join ACGS and to see and order books published by the CCGS on Cherokee County History, Records and Family Histories. Free individual consultations will be provided by CCGS members. Information will be available on other upcoming genealogy events including the Texas State Genealogical Society Convention in November in Fort Worth and other genealogy program in Texas.
Bonner Street Plaza now has WI-FI available in its dining room. Attendees are encouraged to bring their laptop or tablet computers. Free help is available after the business meeting and program for those attending.
Access to free and for pay sites through the Internet and the popular television program, WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?, have continued to generate interest in genealogy research according to CCGS members.
Future plans for monthly program topics and potential speakers for the 2012-2013 will be discussed. The CCGS has met continuously since being organized in 1975. Meetings are held the second Monday night except for the summer months of June, June, and August.
Members bring snack items for refreshments after the monthly meetings (sandwiches, chips, vegetable snacks, cookies and other sweets, soft drinks, etc.)to enjoy while informally discussing their latest research efforts with fellow members. Coffee is provided by Bonner Street Plaza. Anyone interested in researching their family history and genealogy is invited to attend members said. Free help is available after the business meeting and program for those attending.
CCGS dues are now due and payable according to CCGS officers for the Sept 2012-September 2012 society year. Individual Dues are $15.00 for individuals and $20.00 for a family membership.
More information about the Cherokee County Genealogical Society can be obtained by visiting the society's web page at The society's mailing address is The Cherokee County Genealogical Society, Post Office Box 1332, Jacksonville, Texas,75766-1332. The society's e-mail address is The Cherokee County Genealogical Society regularly meets the second Monday night of the month, September through May.

Vivian Cates, Alto, 2nd Vice-President-Program Chairman, Publicity and Special Projects 1-936-858-3801

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