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Texoma Genealogy Group to meet May 8
By Texoma Genealogy Group
May 8, 2019
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Sherman, Texas -- The Texoma Genealogy Group meeting on May 8 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. will feature Jake Mangum, Project Development Librarian for the University of North Texas Library’s Portal to Texas History.  Jake is a popular speaker for area genealogical societies and seminars on the Portal of Texas History.  In 2002, UNT began the creation of a gateway to rare, historical and primary source materials from or about Texas and its maintenance.  By 2018, the Portal had more than 10.5 million digital images.

 

The Portal to Texas History is a digital repository for historical and cultural heritage materials from multiple sources including newspapers, books, pictures, maps, museum collections, city directories, yearbooks and many more.  The materials hosted on the Portal are the product of collaboration between the University of North Texas Libraries and Portal Partners, which include genealogical societies, museums, libraries, government agencies, and private collectors.  The presentation will provide users with an overview of the Portal to Texas History, how one could use it for their own research interests and highlights some of the various collections on the Portal.  The Portal to Texas History, found at texashistory.unt.edu is free and available to genealogists and researchers.  Whether you have Texas ancestors or not, you’ll enjoy the diverse collections Jake brings to life!

 

See you 8 May from 1-3pm at Sherman Parks and Recreation, 1002 N. Music St., Sherman, Texas!

 

Visit our website: https://www.texomagenealogygroup.com for more information or contact Cindy Barnhart at cbarnhart50@gmail.com  (512-293-4398 or 940-665-0670). Carol Beck at carolsbeck@yahoo.com (903-893-4000). 

 

Our group is free but accepts donations or membership contributions to help continue to provide genealogical education and assistance.