Linda Jamison To Speak To Genealogists

LIBERTY November 14, 2018 - Liberty County Historical Commission County Chair, Linda Jamison will be the speaker for the Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 meeting of the Liberty County Genealogy Society.  The meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. in the Price Daniel Meeting Room behind the Cleveland-Partlow House on Grand Avenue.  Guests are welcome!

Linda will present a program entitled, “Cemetery Headstone Symbols and Their Meanings…...Keys to Genealogy.”  Have you ever wandered through a cemetery and marveled at the unique and interesting headstones engraved or sculpted with hands, arrows, doves, chains, crowns, assorted flowers, some with broken stems and wondered what they mean?  Tombstones can reward a genealogist or family historian with practical information such as birth, death, marriage and family connection information but also keys to how and why the deceased passed away.  These symbols may hold other clues to the person’s life, such as ethnicity, profession, fraternal and religious preferences to name a few.  You will never look at cemeteries in the same way! 

Linda Jamison is a 7th generation Texas and accomplished genealogist.  She is past President of LCGS, past regent of the Libertad Chapter DAR, past president of the Franklin Hardin Chapter DRT and numerous other lineage organizations and boards.  She has served as the County Chair for the Liberty County Historical Commission for the past 6 years and during her tenure, LCHC has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Historical Commission each year.  Cemetery restoration and preservation is a priority for the commission.  In 2018, LCHC applied for and obtained 7 Historic Texas Cemetery designations from the Texas Historical Commission for older cemeteries in the county.

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