This just in from WAGS member Betty Jane Hylton.
Save the date of April 25 and 26, 2014 for the Friends of the Washington County Tennessee Archives 2nd “Discovering Pathways to Archival Research.”
J. Mark Lowe will be our speaker for the Friday evening workshop and the all day event on Saturday. Those of you will remember how much fun we had learning about research at the symposium in 2011.
J. Mark Lowe, CG, is a full-time professional genealogist, author, and teacher who researches primarily in original records and manuscripts throughout the South. Mark has published articles in APGQ, North Carolina Genealogical Society Quarterly, SPEAK!, The Longhunter, and other society publications. His weekly local history article appears in the Robertson County[Tenn.] Times. He is the Director of the Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance (RIGS Alliance) a week-long hands-on research session focusing on original documents and manuscripts in cooperation with the National Archives. He is also an instructor at IGHR (Institute for Genealogical & Historical Research (Samford Univ.) and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (UGA).
He is a former officer and Board member for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), Past-President of the Association of Professional Genealogists, a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Association and was awarded the APG – Grahame T. Smallwood Jr. Award.
Mark has researched for the popular TV series “Who Do You Thin You Are” and appeared in the episode with Lionel Richie. He has been researching for over 40 years.
Mark your calendar now for this special event and help us to spread the message.
President, Friends of the Washington County Tennessee Archives
Our December meeting will be held at the Golden Corral in Johnson City, TN.
WAGS members and their families will meet at the Golden Corral, 3104 Browns Mill Rd. Johnson City at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3rd. The meeting room to the right of the entrance has been reserved for WAGS.
Proceed through the line and bring your food to the meeting room.
We hope to see you there! Merry Christmas !
Heare ye…..heare ye….let it be known throughout the WAGS readership….congratulations are in order and shall be extended to our WAGS members Dr. Margaret Hougland, Mrs. Betty Jane Hylton and Mr. Chad Bailey.
These three members of WAGS attended the 2013 Tennessee Archives Institute in Nashville November 5th through the 7th.
Margaret Hougland received her certificate for completing the three year program.
Betty Jane Hylton completed the second year of the program.
This was the first year of the program for Chad Bailey.
Congratulations to all of you! Well Done!
7 November, 2013
A Letter to WAGS Members
At the meeting on 8 October, 2013, an election to fill WAGS office vacancies for 2014 was held. The three new members elected to the Board of Directors were: Allen Burdette, vice-chairman; Susan Kubenka, treasurer, and Kathryn Morgan, board member. There was no candidate for the position of chairman.
I have served our organization as chairman for the past four years. It has been a pleasure and honor to do so. However, after this period of time and due to other obligations and interests, I need to turn it over to someone else.
We are close to the end of the current year. Our next meeting will be our Christmas dinner meeting scheduled for 3 December, 2013, which will be held at the Golden Corral in Johnson City. This will be the final meeting for 2013. Then we will take the usual two month break with no meetings scheduled for January and February. The next regular meeting will be 4 March, 2014.
Between now and then, we really need someone to step forward to fill the chairman’s position. The principal duties of this office are to conduct the regular monthly meeting and to plan the monthly Board of Directors’ meeting. I know there are plenty of members in our organization qualified to serve as chairman. The person serving in this position will get excellent cooperation and assistance from the other Board Members. The workload is shared. I would be happy to discuss other details with anyone who might be interested. Although it has not ever been done before to my knowledge, if there were two members who wanted to share the position, I think it could be possible to make arrangements for something like this.
I urge everyone to please give this some thought. We need you; the organization needs you. Please contact me, or Tom Manning, the chairman of this year’s nominating committee, if you are willing to serve.
Jim Wilson, WAGS Chairman
Please join us in welcoming our new officers for the upcoming year.
Mr. Allen Burdette as vice-chairman.
Mrs. Susan Kubenka as treasurer.
Mrs. Katherine Morgan as a board member.
Welcome to all of you! The position of Chairman is open.
Don’t miss our meeting tonight at 6:30 pm, Johnson City Public Library.
Topic: Overmountain Men at King’s Mountain presented by Mr. Jerry Sayers.
Hope to see you all there!