Genealogist Trevia W. Beverly will Speak to LCGS on Church Records

LIBERTY, September 5, 2013 - Noted professional genealogist, Trevia Wooster Beverly will be guest speaker at the Liberty County Genealogical Society on Tuesday, September 17th at 10:00 a.m. in the DAR meeting room behind the historic Cleveland-Partlow house on Grand Avenue.  Mrs. Beverly’s program will be “FAITH OF OUR FATHERS: AMERICA’S CHURCH RECORDS.”  She will demonstrate how church records are more than “baptized, married and buried” and by using them in genealogy can be extremely rewarding.  Finding the records can be difficult, frustrating and time consuming and Trevia Beverly will show our members and guests much needed short cuts and guides.

Trevia Wooster Beverly is a member of the pioneer Wooster family of the Baytown area.  Her interest in genealogy began with a ninth-grade English project that was parlayed into a career as a professional genealogist.

A member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, she also maintains active membership in a number of archival, cemetery, historical, genealogical, library, lineage, and preservation organizations.  She is serving her 15th year on the Harris County Historical Commission and holds membership in the Country School Association of America, working with the Baytown Historical Preservation Association’s project of restoration and preservation of Harris County’s oldest known (1893), still existing one-room schoolhouse.

Mrs. Beverly has conducted seminars and workshops throughout Texas and teaches genealogy classes in Houston.  She is listed in several biographical publications, including Who’s Who in Genealogy & Heraldry.  Past president of the Texas State Genealogical Society (1984-1987), she co-founded the Houston Genealogical Institute (1979-1981) and served as host chairman for Clayton Library Friends for the 1994 National Genealogical Society Conference held in Houston.  She has been a member of the Angelina College genealogy faculty since 1998, serving as assistant coordinator and program chairman for the past several years. 

Published in The French Genealogist, the CLF Newsletter, and other periodicals, Mrs. Beverly has also compiled a series of Texas cemetery directories, and published Suffer the Children: A History of the Confederate Orphanage at Baylands, Texas.

The pubic is invited to attend and join the Liberty County Genealogical Society which meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 10:00 p.m. in the DAR meeting room with emphasis on teaching genealogical research techniques.

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