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HCGS Monthly meeting March 2022- US Maps

HCGS Monthly meeting March 2022- US Maps
  • PublishedMarch 14, 2022


The Hopkins County Genealogical Society cordially invites you to their March monthly meeting on March 17, 2022, at 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

You will need to register in advance for this meeting  at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsdeqrqjsuHNbAZ8ied–EiKQrvLrIx8pd
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The thing that is different about this meeting is HCGS will be doing it on Zoom remotely and in person. If you can and would like to come to the library for the presentation, you are invited to do so.

HCGS is located at 611 N. Davis St., Sulphur Springs, Texas and the meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. Information about the speaker and topic:

Hannah Kubacak, Genealogy Librarian, Genealogy Center Waco-McLennan County Library

Topic: “Discover Genealogical Treasure Using Historic U.S. Maps”

Topic Description: Maps provide a valuable tool for understanding the world as it was when our ancestors were living. Explore a variety of resources for finding and using historic maps. A few of the maps to be discussed during this presentation will include Fire Insurance maps, county boundaries, Public Land Survey System maps, and land grants.

About the Speaker: Hannah Kubacak is a Waco native with a life-long interest in family stories. She has worked professionally in genealogy for eight years, and as the reference librarian for the Waco Genealogy Center since 2015. She previously taught genealogy continuing education classes at McLennan Community College and worked for the Chickasaw Nation’s Holisso Research Center in Sulphur, Oklahoma.

She has published multiple articles illustrating ways to use maps in genealogical research for Stirpes and Heart of Texas Records. Her areas of research include the Five Civilized Tribes, Texas, and the Southeastern United States; however, as a reference librarian, she has assisted individuals researching their ancestors across the map.

Written By
Taylor Nye

Taylor Nye is the editor of Front Porch News. She has degrees from the University of Wisconsin in human biology, Latin American studies, and public health. She has previously worked at the Wisconsin State Journal, Tucson Weekly and Sulphur Springs News-Telegram. As a sixth generation Hopkins County resident, she loves celebrating our heritage and history.