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Texas Heritage Society Meeting

March 17, 2011,  6:30 p.m.

First Baptist Church of The Woodlands

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Speaker - James Harkins

Texas General Land Office

Our speaker for March 17, 2011 will be James Harkins from the Texas General Land Office.  Jame's talk is entitled "Genealogical and Historical Resources at the General Land Office." He will be talking about the more than 35 million documents and 10,000 maps in their collection, the various collections that exist in the archives, how they relate to genealogical research , and how they can be accessed from home.

James Harkins is the Outreach Manager for the Texas General Land Office Archives and Records Program, where he is responsible for promoting the General Land Office Archives and its collections to various groups.  James graduated from Texas State University - San Marcos with a bachelor's degree in Communications in 2005 and received a master's Degree in Public Administration from Texas State in December of 2010.  He has worked for the Texas General Land Office since May 2005.

Note:  The March 2011 meeting of the Texas Heritage Society will be held at a different location.  We will be meeting at the  First Baptist Church of The Woodlands located at the corner of Grogans Mill Road and Sawmill Road (11801 Grogan's Mill Road, The Woodlands, Texas 77380).  The church complex includes several buildings.  We will meet in The Atrium  which is located on the northern-most part of the campus, facing east.  It is the last building on the campus.  We convene at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments and a business meeting.  Our program begins at 7:00 p.m.  Hope to see you there.