Stirpes, Volume 34, Number 1, March 1994

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Reviews of Research Aids & Publication
All publications submitted for review should be of a genealogical or historical nature and
should include price, sales tax and shipping charges where applicable, along with other ordering
information. Material submitted to TSGS for review is donated to the Texas State Library
Genealogy Collection in Austin. Such publications may also be considered for the TSGS Writing
Awards Program competition. If you wish to have a publication entered in this competition, please
so indicate in a cover letter. Send to Frances Condra Pryor, STIRPES Editor, 204 Glentower Dr.,
San Antonio, TX 78213.
THE ROANE HARWOOD CONNECTION. By Helen H. Rugeley, 2202 W. 10th St.,
Austin, TX. Hard cover, 8 1/2x 1, 116 pages, indexed. Numerous illustrations.
The author describes this fascinating volume as being "a sort of maverick in style" saying that
"I did not set out to write a book for publication, only to point out to close relatives and
descendants where my research has convinced me that some printed references to our family
are not strictly accurate." This well-documented volume contains a wealth of Harwood material
including excerpts from old Harwood letters, court records, deed records, farm journals, as
well as numerous other sources. Although a definite bonanza for Harwood researchers, this
volume should not be overlooked by others as it is replete with interesting facts from an
abundance of varying sources -- all pleasingly presented in a most readable manner!
OUR FAMILY. By Lucy Elizabeth Lee Gill, Box 347, Mont Belvieu, Texas 77580. Soft
cover, 8 1/2x 11, spiral binding. 130 pages. Illustrations
The author writes about her life, from her birth in 1928 through her life in 1991. Numerous
pedigree charts are included accompanied by various ancestral stories. Among the surnames
mentioned are: Lee, Traylor, Mitchell, Yarborough, Eden, Webb, Ross and Mayfield.
SCURRY COUNTY, TEXAS - SNYDER CEMETERY. Earliest Date Thru 31 Dec. 1990
Published by the Scurry Co. Genealogical Society, Box 195, Snyder, TX 79549. Soft cover, 8
1/2x 11, 189 pages, every-name index.
As represented, this apparently is a complete row-by-row inventory of the Snyder Cemetery.
The featured every-name index is an excellent tool for researchers.
SCURRY COUNTY, TEXAS - OLD NEWSPAPER OBIT'S. Copied by Frances Pitner &
Levoy Arnold for the Scurry Co. Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 195, Snyder, Texas 79550.
Soft cover, 8 1/2 X 11, 85 pages.
Listed in alphabetical order according to the name of the deceased, obituaries have been
abstracted to also show the date and place of birth, the name of the next of kin, and the name
and date of the Scurry County newspaper in which the obituary appeared. Dates range from the
late 1800s through the 1920s, including a more detailed description of obituaries that published
during the year 1925. K It

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Texas State Genealogical Society. Stirpes, Volume 34, Number 1, March 1994. San Antonio, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39868/. Accessed April 19, 2014.