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“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

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 local newspapers.

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 provided


  • “Signature Quilts Preserve Our History” - Scott Fitzgerald & Deborah Burkett, EdD

  • “Rock Star Ancestors” - Rochell McWhorter, PhD

  • “Getting Started with FamilySearch" - Web Freeman, MMS, MA

  • “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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1617 Shiloh Road, Tyler, TX 75703
(903) 509-8322

For more information:
Rochell McWhorter, TylerFamilyHistory@mail.com
Shelia Hallmark, president@etgs.org
or Scott Fitzgerald, scottfitzgerald@tyler.net
Blog: http://tylerfamilyhistoryfair.wordpress.com

Website:  www.etgs.org/meetings/etgsmtg03.html


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