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Deason Hunt
Attended John Tyler HS
Lives in Holly Lake Ranch (near Hawkins), Texas
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I did a manual download of Windows 8.1 update, and I like the new features. It is now more desktop/laptop/no touch screen friendly.
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Thanks for the invitation. My main research interest at the moment is my Hunt ancestry in North Carolina and before. I am also webmaster for our county genealogical society and newsletter editor.
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Go for following our passions and go for being a railfan. That's a winner combination.
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Huge Computer Parts Outlet Online! You'll find the lowest prices on PC parts, desktop systems, laptops, motherboard combos, and more all at Outl
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I posted a comment with the Olive Tree Genealogy Blog over at the OTGB site. Click on the link below to go there. It should appear after it is moderated. This is a deplorable part of the ancestry of many of us (southerners and northerners) that we need to deal with.
 
Very interested in feedback and comments from other genealogists
Updates from Lorine McGinnis Schulze about Olive Tree Genealogy and other FREE genealogy records. Helping you find your family tree and ancestry. Pages. Home · Sharing Memories · Cemetery Walks · Sold...
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James Tanner raises a valid question about record claims.
Online digitized record repositories' claims regarding their collections are hopelessly muddled and create a dilemma for genealogists trying to make a comparison between the online websites. At the root of the problem is the total lack of consistency about such terms as record, file, document, names, individuals, collections, and many other similar terms. Unfortunately, users of the various sites sometimes judge the relative usefulness of the inf...
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I am so happy to have lived in a part of Carl Sagan's lifetime. Scientist, essayist, poet. What he spoke will resonate through the ages.
 
#ScienceSunday  

The Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan

This is one of the best speeches ever given. It speaks to importance of understanding, communication, and tolerance, and how important it is that we work towards cross cultural understanding, scientific knowledge, and peace. If you like it and its message, reshare. 



Edit: I posted this before the recent shooting at the #Sikh  temple in Wisconsin today- it was sheer coincidence, but it highlights the point.

"Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner. How frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light." 

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This is one of our favorite places to drop by when in the area or just any old excuse will do.
Edom is a small town in East Texas just west of Tyler, south of Van, and just over an hour east of Dallas. Population 375 and no stoplight exists in Edom, so yeah, it is small. Although old, it really...
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Some friends of ours in Garland go to Edom every summer to pick fresh blueberries there.  Sounds like a neat place.
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Is there any place to go online where I could create a virtual 1820 village of an actual community with names of those I have found in that community by various research methods?
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One of my other passions!
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If you've never ventured into listening to podcasts, this would be a good starting place. Why don't you give it a try?
The February 2012 edition of the free Family Tree Magazine Podcast, hosted by Lisa Louise Cooke of Genealogy Gems, is now available. Here's what's in store: the one thing you can do to make it much easier to connect with fellow genealogists online (part of the new Social Media Minute installment with online editor Kerry Scott) tips from Denise Levenick for organizing your family archive our top tips from the February 2012 Family Tree Magazine...
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Retired high school journalism teacher, vice-president and webmaster/newsletter editor Wood County Genealogical Society
Employment
  • service tech for area hospital, 2005 - present
  • City of Tyler Parks and Recreation - Bergfeld and Hillside parks
    Parks & Recreation Summers, 1964 - 1966
  • Nacogdoches, TX High School
    journalism, English, geography teacher, 1965 - 1967
  • Tyler, TX Junior College
    journalism lab instructor, 1967 - 1968
  • Brazosport, TX High School
    journalism, history teacher, 1968 - 1969
  • Brazoswood High School (Clute, TX)
    journalism, history teacher, 1969 - 1997
  • Columbia High School (W. Columbia, TX)
    journalism teacher, 19971 - 2000
  • The Brazosport Facts newspaper (Clute, TX)
    Summer /staff Reporter, 1969 - 1969
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Currently
Holly Lake Ranch (near Hawkins), Texas
Previously
East Texas: Texarkana, Longview, Mineola, Tyler - Lake Jackson, Texas - West Columbia, Texas - Tyler, Texas - Nacogdoches, Texas - Texarkana, Texas - Mineola, Texas
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Introduction
I am proud to say I am an East Texan having lived all my life in the eastern part of the state. The ancestors I have traced all were born, lived, or died in Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina thus making me a true son of the South. My main interests while in school and growing up included history and journalism and my church affiliation as a member of the Methodist Church. At the end of a rewarding career as a high school journalism teacher, my wife (an elementary school teacher and remedial specialist) and I retired and moved from Brazoria County to Wood County to bear near family (mother sister, daughter and husband, and our grandchildren (now 3). I have, since retirement, researched and written three family history books and still have a heightened interest in more family research. My current part time work allows me to meet and work with people and also to become more familiar with the back roads, cities, and small towns of  East Texas. I am newsletter editor for the Wood County, Texas Genealogical Society and webmaster for the WCGS (TX) Bulletin (woodtxgene.com) and currently serving as vice-president of the society.
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genealogist, blogger, software service tech, computer instructor, retired high school teacher
Education
  • John Tyler HS
  • Tyler Junior College
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
  • East Texas State University (now Texas A&M at Commerce)
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Unfortunately, following a destructive fire, this restaurant is now gone. The food was good and so was the service. Definitely a loss for this part of East Texas.
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