Liz Hicks To Speak To Genealogists On Death Records

LIBERTY, March 10, 2014 - The Liberty County Genealogical Society will meet on Tuesday, March 18th, at 10:00 a.m. in the DAR meeting room behind the historic Cleveland-Partlow House on Grand Avenue.  Guest speaker, Elizabeth “Liz” Nitschke Hicks will present a program entitled “Disturbing the Dead and Irritating the Living” members and guests.  Valuable genealogical records are created when a person dies.  Funeral home, cemetery, tombstones, mortality schedules, obituaries, church, city internment and city directories may contain information that hold the key to unlock genealogical records.  Ms. Hicks will share valuable information on where and how to find these records. 

Liz Hicks is a fourth generation Texas descending from German pioneer families of Travis and Austin Counties.  Liz has served as a contributing editor for “Tree Talk,” President and membership chair for Clayton Library Friends, and is presently serving as the Angel Chair for the Friends.  She is and has been the genealogy editor for the German-Texas Heritage Society for several years.  Liz has written several articles: “Georgia Salt Lists;” “Bodies in Transit;” “The Southern Claims Commission;” and “The Southern Claims Commission Revisited.”  She was the genealogists for “Jean Schnieder, A Fisher-Miller Colonists,” and the “Hicks-Lawrence Family History.”

The Liberty County Genealogical Society meets each month on the 3rd Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. with guest speakers covering a wide range of genealogical research and historical topics.  Guests are invited to attend.

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