Stirpes, Volume 30, Number 1, March 1990 Page: 3
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Partner in Preservation--that's the new slogan for Texas State Genealogical Society as we
enter the 90's decade and celebrate thirty years of service to Texas genealogy. Actually being a
partner in preservation is nothing new to TSGS. Looking back over past volumes of STIRPES
you can readily see the monumental amount of records we have preserved in print for researchers.
Taking stock of past conferences and workshops TSGS has sponsored you can also recognize the
information and help we have offered genealogists.
Maybe Partner in Preservation is not so much a new slogan for TSGS as it is an indication
of a new direction. A successful state society needs lots of partners -- individuals, societies,
libraries. TSGS has traditionally had a base of individuals who have been faithful members,
contributors, and patrons. But our society membership -- especially Texas affiliates -- has been
limited. With a state as big as Texas boasting 254 counties our society membership has been
So our challenge in 1990 is to broaden TSGS services to attract more societies to become
partners. TSGS does not want to be a competitor with local societies because we recognize the
special needs local societies can fulfill. However, Texas needs a state society that can coordinate
local society's efforts and be a clearinghouse for information exchange among societies
benefiting both societies and individuals. Everyone can benefit with TSGS as a Partner in
The Board of Directors will be meeting again in Austin May 5 to make more plans for
expanding TSGS services. Please send us your ideas and suggestions and consider volunteering
to help us. We need several more representatives to serve on the Board. The more input we can
generate the quicker TSGS can expand. Call one of the officers or representatives and offer your
As the new TSGS president for 1990-91 I1 am overwhelmed at the task ahead of us but I am
also encouraged by the positive responses we have had. A challenge can always be met with
success when everyone pulls together as partners.
Best of luck with your genealogical projects.
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