Friday, September 16, 2005

Genealogical Meeting Still on in Ocean Springs

The following was posted to the ALAUTAUG-L listserv by Larry Caver who is the speaker:

FYI... I have just received a letter from Linda Robinson of the Ocean
Springs Genealogical Society in Ocean Springs, MS. She and a pet cat rode out the
storm at here home. Both are alive and well in spite of the horrific storm
that came ashore in that state. Linda has stated to me that the workshop I am
scheduled to do there in October is still a go. She says that the Mary C.
O'Keefe Building, where the workshop is scheduled to be held, is still

Due to the overwhelming determination that exists in Oceans Springs I still
plan to conduct the workshop. Linda states that she has no phone lines and
email at this time. Any registrations should be sent in to her by mail. Her
mailing address is: Linda Robinson, 6101 Moreton Pl, Ocean Springs, MS
39564. Below is an article which appeared recently regarding the article. It
shares more information on the workshop.

If you are in the Gulf Coast area, make plans to attend this event and show
your support for the cause of "genealogy" and in lifting up this genealogical
society which has been tried so much this year. Also, please share this email
with others. We want to get the word out that the workshop is still scheduled
as planned. If you or your society have any "door prizes" you would like to
donate, please send them with a note ("dorr prize") to Linda Robinson.
These will be given out to participants at the workshop.

September 2, 2005
American Indian research on agenda
By Nancianne Parkes Suber
Special to The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MS)

It's time to get your calendars out as the fall schedule is rapidly filling
up with interesting opportunities for family researchers. Among those
opportunities is a workshop being hosted by the Ocean Springs Genealogical Society.

The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 22 at the Mary C. O'Keefe
Cultural Center of Art and Education at 1600 Government St., Ocean Springs.

Larry E. Caver Jr. of Wilmer, Ala., will speak about American Indian research
and the use of vital records. Caver is a noted Alabama genealogist who has
researched and written 11 books on the topics. Caver plans to discuss tools that
are available for American Indian research and provide an overview of
Southeastern tribes including the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw and Chickasaw. Case
studies of individuals who have documented their American Indian ancestry will be
examined. The Vital Records presentation will be an overview of the various
records that exist (birth, death, marriage,
divorce) and how to gain access to them.

A donation of $15 is requested to cover workshop expenses. Participants are
asked to register by Oct. 15. Proceeds will be dedicated to the Mary C. O'Keefe
History and Genealogy Room in memory of Regina Hines Ellison, a founder of
the OSGS.

For details, contact Linda D. Robinson at or call (228)


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