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Changes in HGF Board Membership and Record Editor
Susan Ruske has resigned from the HGF Board of Directors and as editor of the Genealogical Record for health reasons. Susan served as editor of the last four issues of the Record and administrator of the HGF's Facebook page. Gathering and editing articles for the Record and assembling each new edition is a great deal of work. We very much appreciate Susan's efforts on behalf of HGF and wish her a quick recovery.
HGF Director Cynthia Chappell is the new editor of the Record. We ask all HGF members to consider contributing an article or otherwise helping with the Record. Please contact Cynthia at email@example.com for more information.
The HGF Board has voted to appoint Conan Peisen as Susan's replacement as an HGF Director. Conan has traveled widely and is now settling in Houston where he hopes to continue his already extensive research into his family's history. The board believes that Conan's broad experience will contribute to HGF's efforts to expand its programs and provide more resources for its members.
2023 Spring/Summer Genealogical Record
The Spring/Summer 2023 issue of the Genealogical Record is now available with genealogical book, blog, and podcast reviews, tips on new genealogical resources, and two informative new articles.
Parlez-vous Français? - Who are Cajuns and why do many of them still speak French? This story provides a brief history of our French neighbors across the Sabine River and explains the continuing influence of the French language in Southwest Louisiana. Deborah Turkleson describes her family's journey from Cajun to Texan and the gradual loss of the Louisiana French language she heard as a child.
Making Christmas Memories - Family traditions, along with a holiday recipe, are shared to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Read Susan Ruske's account of the Christmas traditions that her parents and grandparents passed down to her while growing up in Houston. As you celebrate the upcoming holidays, write things down and share with us your traditions and those yummy family recipes!
HGF members can access this and all the other issues of the Genealogical Record by logging on, going to Member Resources and then Genealogical Records.
HGF Memberships need to be renewed for the new year. Membership entitles you to the handouts from the speakers at our monthly meetings, the Genealogical Record, and other benefits. It also helps cover speaker fees, website hosting, and other costs.
You may renew your membership for 2023 by loging into the HGF website, clicking on the Renew Membership button or clicking on Member Resources and then Profile, and following the directions on the screens to renew your membership. You may pay online through PayPal using either a credit card or your PayPal account.
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