TSGS on #GenChat!
We are pleased to announce TSGS will be participating in the popular Twitter Chat for genealogy
called #GenChat on Twitter this evening at 9PM CDT. As one of three of the original creators of GenChat, Jen Baldwin hosts these informative and fast-paced Twitter chats three times a month.
So what is a Twitter Chat?
A Twitter Chat is a way to build community, discuss issues, and network with other like-minded individuals on the ever popular social media network, Twitter. And since it’s on Twitter, it’s done in 140 characters or less at a time. Specifically, the Twitter Chat, #GenChat is a way for genealogists and family historians to come together on Twitter and discuss various research-based issues. Jen has created a year-long schedule for GenChat with a research-based topic already selected for each chat.
More Information About GenChat and Twitter Chats
Jen has done a great job in explaining what Twitter Chats are and how to participate in them on her website, Conference Keeper:
Tonight’s GenChat Topic: Early Census Years
Tonight’s GenChat will be discussing early census years. This is an awesome discussion for researchers, and especially Texas-based researchers. While Texas didn’t become a part of the United States until 1845 and, thus, does not have any US-based census records earlier than 1850, she has earlier colonial records that can be very useful for genealogy and family history researchers whose ancestors were in Texas before statehood. Following are some selected links for those looking for early census records in Texas and more information about them:
- Nacogdoches Archives (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
- Spanish Texas (The Handbook of Texas Online)
- Blacks in Colonial Spanish Texas (The Handbook of Texas Online)
- Anglo-American Colonization (The Handbook of Texas Online)
- Nacogdoches County (The Handbook of Texas Online)
- Dewitt’s Colony (The Handbook of Texas)
- Texas Colonial Period Subject Guide (Briscoe Center for American History)
- TGLO’s Spanish Collection (Texas General Land Office)
- Texas Census Research Guide (FamilySearch Wiki)
- Census Records for Texas (Ancestry.com)
- Texas Statewide Census Records Online (CensusFinder.com)
So, join Texas State Genealogical Society as we #GenChat on Twitter tonight about early census years! Not following us on Twitter? Our Twitter handle is: @TxSGS
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