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Society General Meeting

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 2:00 p.m.

Tyler Public Library—Taylor Auditorium

Speaker: Sharon Logan

Program: "Who Were the Huguenots?"

Not only will Sharon Logan provide information such as who the Huguenots were, their persecutions as Protestants, and their history in France but she will also discuss prominent Huguenots in Colonial America, ending with the contributions of Matthew Fontaine Maury. After the presentation, Sharon will provide handouts with information about the history of HSFMCV (Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia) and how to become a member. Her handouts will also include the Huguenot Cross and its meaning, registered Huguenot lineages of the HSFMCV society and ship lists of the first Huguenots to arrive in Virginia. She will also have a small display of prominent Americans of Huguenot ancestry.

Bio of Sharon Logan:

  • Ms. Logan’s grandfather sparked her interest in genealogy when she was a child, and genealogy has been her passion ever since. Sharon has published articles in various genealogical societies’ magazines and in The Huguenot.

  • Texas Registrar for the Huguenot Society for the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia and Registrar for the Daughters of 1812 - James Smith Chapter in Tyler, Texas. Previously, Chapter Registrar & Treasurer for D.A.R.

  •  Member of United Daughters of the Confederacy and First Families of Mississippi; Pending application with the National Society of Colonial Dames of the XVII Century.

  • Sharon was born and grew up in Dallas, Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin.

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