Thursday, July 31, 2008

Robert Henry Shubert & Bobby Shubert - Uncle & Nephew

This is a favorite picture of my husband, Robert Allen "Bobby" Shubert, born in 1942 Knoxville, Tennessee and his uncle, Robert Henry "R. H." Shubert, born in 1925 in Lenoir City, Tennessee. R. H. was in the Navy and was apparently home on leave. Bobby is the son of his brother, Ray Allen Shubert. This picture was taken in Lenoir City around the year 1945.



Billie Louise Richards - 1933 - 2000

Billie Barker Richards
Circa the 1950s


Billie Louise Richards, 67, of Weatherford, died early Monday morning, March 13, 2000, in the local hospital. Born Feb 18, 1933 in Lexington, she was a resident of Weatherford for several years. She was a homemaker and a member of Pentecostal Church of God. Mrs. Richards was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Almeda Barker in 1945 and two sisters, Patsy Whitmire in 1956 and Oma Phelps in 1995.

Survivors include her husband, J.D. Richards of Weatherford; two daughters: Benita Richards of New Port Richey, Fla. and Cathy Chancellor of Weatherford; one son, Jeff Richards of El Paso; father, Ernest Barker of Eastland; sisters: Ernestine Ables of Weatherford, Anita Baker of Weatherford, Nelda Rogers of Lubbock and Peggy Alexander of Celina; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 16 at the funeral home. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 17 in the Megargel Cemetery in Archer County with Bro. Carl Williams and Pastor Lawrence Kerns officiating.

Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

Printed in the Weatherford Democrat Newspaper, Weatherford, Texas

Monday, July 21, 2008

Enhanced Indexes to the U. S. Censuses

FamilySearch and Ancestry.com Team to
Publish New Images and Enhanced Indexes to the U.S. Censuses

This announcement has already been posted on other genealogy blogs. I ran across it tonight on The Accidental Genealogist blog at http://theaccidentalgenealogist.blogspot.com/

SALT LAKE CITY—Ancestry.com and FamilySearch, the two largest online family history resources, announced today they will exchange records and resources to make more historical records available online. The first project is a joint initiative to significantly enhance the online U.S. Federal Census Collection (1790 to 1930). The original census records are among the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

FamilySearch is digitally converting master microfilm copies of the original U.S. Federal Censuses from 1790 through 1930 and, under this agreement, will give these improved images to Ancestry.com. All census images and indexes will be available on Ancestry.com for subscribers. As projects are completed, images will be available for free in NARA reading rooms and FamilySearch’s 4,500 Family History Centers.

Ancestry.com, which currently offers indexes and images to the entire publicly available U.S. Federal Census Collection, will give FamilySearch copies of its existing census indexes. Through its online indexing system and community of volunteer indexers, FamilySearch is already indexing select censuses. FamilySearch will merge the Ancestry.com indexes with the new FamilySearch indexes to create enhanced census indexes, which will be added to both sites. Indexes to the enhanced censuses will be free on Ancestry.com for a limited time as they are completed. Indexes will also be available for free on FamilySearch.org.

Allen Weinstein, the Archivist of the United States, welcomed this agreement as a significant benefit for researchers. He remarked that, “Census records are among the most important documents the American people have to trace their genealogy and know their family history. Having two of our partners working together to enhance the indexes and images of these essential documents will enable an unprecedented level of access and understanding.”

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You can read this article in its entirety on The Accidental Genealogist by Lisa Alzo, a genealogist and writer currently residing in New York.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sam Houston's Call for Volunteers - 1835

While looking for information on my ancestor, Charles Harrison Richards, who was in Shelby County, Texas, at the time of the Texas Revolution, I found a lot of information about Texas on the Texas State Library and Archives Commission website. I have placed this copy of a Proclamation by Sam Houston in 1835 here for your perusal. You may click on the link above if you are interested in Texas history.



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