“Telling Family Stories”
“through Multimedia, Oral & Written Histories, Heirlooms, etc.”
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There is no charge for this!
Saturday, March 12, 2016
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration begins: 8:30 am
SPEAKER: DEBORAH L. BURKETT, Ed.D.
Chairman of Cherokee County Historical Commission
Dr. Burkett is a retired educator and former site
visitor for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a
graduate of Sam Houston University, University of Alaska and
University of Southern California, Los Angeles. She loves history
and photography and is the chairman of the Cherokee County
Historical Commission where she supervises their historic photo
collection and video archives. She is also a contributor to several
As a founding member of the Troup, Texas
Genealogical/Historic Society, Inc. and a member of its working
committee, she helped publish two books: Troup Goes to WWII (1999)
and A Century of the History of Troup, Texas (2009). Dr. Burkett’s
own book: Quilts and Their Stories Binding Generations Together was
published in 2013. Her current book (in progress) is filled with
pictorial histories of over 150 memorable East Texas Women. Most of
these women have never been featured in print before.
- “Capturing Memories through Oral History Videos” – Dr.
Burkett will present some of her more memorable oral history
videos recorded over the last 7 years with inspirational East
Texans and will give tips on utilizing video to capture stories
of family members including how to plan and conduct interviews,
suggested equipment, and ways to disseminate the video
recordings. Still images will also be on display, and attendees
will receive pertinent handouts.
- “Banding Together: Preserving Lost and Neglected Cemeteries
of East Texas” – This presentation features a case study in
searching for clues to family history through area cemetery
preservation. Multiple forms of media were used, such as video,
still photography, etc., to tell the story. Information on how
to establish a preservation committee will be offered.
Bring Sack Lunch or *Order Catered Box Lunch in Advance – Water is
AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSIONS INCLUDE:
“Signature Quilts Preserve Our History” - Scott
Fitzgerald & Deborah Burkett, EdD
“Rock Star Ancestors” - Rochell McWhorter, PhD
“Getting Started with FamilySearch" - Web Freeman,
“The Ghost of Ferguson” - Andy Leath
"Ancestors in the Attic" - Sam Kidd
"Writing & Self-Publishing Your Family Stories" - Scott Fitzgerald
"Using Mobile Apps to Capture Family Stories"
- Angela Johnston & Rochell McWhorter, PhD
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