History of the TXGenWeb Project

History of TXGenWeb 2014-present,
prepared by Jane Kepppler

2014 Annual TXGenWeb meeting was held in Nacogdoches, TX
3/17/2014 New Co-CC Connie Owens is helping with San Augustine County.
4/5/2014 CC Rob Yoder adopts Deaf Smith County.
4/7/2014 New CC Angela Hartman adopts Marion County. Since this time she adopted 3 more counties.
4/23/2014 CC Patsy Vinson adopts Kaufman County.
7/5/2014 Jane Keppler returns as ASC.
8/10/2014 Jean Smoorenburg becomes Co-CC on Robertson County.
11/3/2014 New CC Jeff Kemp adopts Montague County. Since this time he adopts 1 more county.
12/4/2014 New Co-CC Sheila Pool is helping with Upshur County. Since then she is Co-CC for 2 other counties.
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2015 Annual TXGenWeb meeting was held in Georgetown, TX
8/15/2015 CC Cynthia Samples passes away.
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1/2/2016 CC Barbara Knox passes away.
4/2/2016 the 2016 Annual TXGenWeb meeting was held in Palestine, Anderson County, TX. Click here for more information.
9/12/2016 Former CC Jo Ann Clark Fox passes away.
10/11/2016 CC Billie Bennett passes away.
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4/22/2017 the 20th Annual TXGenWeb meeting was held in South Fort Worth, Burleson, Tarrant County, TX and hosted by CC Rob Yoder. Click here for more information.
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3/24/2018 the Annual TXGenWeb meeting was held in Waxahachie, Ellis County, TX. CC Sylvia Smith hosted the meeting. Click here for more information.
8/30/2017 CC Chris Skelly passes away.
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2019 Annual meeting was held in Madisonville. 23 registered online, don't have an exact count of attendees. State Coordinator, Shirley Cullum was sick most of the time from her cancer treatments. Pat Stephenson, CC for Madison County, hosted the meeting. Pat reported: The TXGenWeb met on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at the Kimbro Center in Madisonville. Several folks met Friday evening at Los Ranchos restaurant for supper. There was a large crowd for the meeting on Saturday. In the early afternoon, Madison County came under a tornado warning and the electricity went out. We gathered in the hallway until the all-clear sounded. We were without power for the rest of the meeting but the large windows let in enough light that we were able to see. Electricity was restored shortly after 5:00 p.m. and folks adjourned to Texas Legends Steakhouse for supper. Click here for more information.
8/8/2019 our SC Shirley Cullum passes away.
9/5/2019 former Co-CC Holli Kees passes away.
9/12/2016 former ASC Elaine Martin passes away.
11/1/2019 special election was help to fulfill Shirley Cullum tenure as TXGenWeb Sate Coordinator. Rob Yoder was elected.
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Apr 01, 2020 annual meeting canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic. 2021 will be the same as already planned.
Jan 11, 2020 SC Rob Yoder fosters San Saba County.
Jan 20, 2020 former CC Eleanor Colson returns to TXGenWeb as Co-CC for Newton County.
Apr 11, 2020 CC Christine Morton adopts Comanche County.
Apr 11, 2020 CC Laura Roberts adopts Bailey County.
Jul 05, 2020 Co-CC Wanda Brewer of Coke County has adopted Eastland County and is now CC.
Jul 27, 2020 Karen Myers adopts Burnet County and replaces her Mama.
Sep 23, 2020 SC appoints Bunny Freeman as ASC.
Oct 22, 2020 CC Gina Heffernan becomes Co-CC on Panola County.
Oct 26, 2020 CC Carla Clifton adopts Van Zandt and Wood Counties.
Nov 10, 2020 Election for SC ends and Gina Heffernan is voted as new State Coordinator.
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Decision was made to cancel 2021 annual meeting due to COVID-19. Plans being made by Paula Perkins for a virtual meeting.
Mar 10, 2021 Texas is finally back off lockdown and Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order (GA-34) lifting the mask mandate in Texas and increasing capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent.
Mar 01, 2021 CC Lisa Smith adopts Hood County.
Apr 04, 2021 Hal Harwell becomes Co-CC on Kendall County.
Apr 16, 2021 CC Tamara Stevens adopts Runnels and Wilbarger.
Apr 17, 2021 CC Tom Ellis adopts Jeff Davis, Brewster, Culverson, Ector, Jeff Davis, Reeves, Ward, Winkler.
Apr 28, 2021 Former CC Sue Seibert returns to TXGenWeb adopting Wheeler County.
May 22, 2021 Annual Meeting via Zoom, the first zoom meeting. GREAT turn out with over 100 registered patrons. CC Paula Perkins hosted the event with assistance from the with the assistance of the Texas State Genealogical Society. 2021 Flyer that ran the techinal part of the meeting.
May 23, 2021 Carla Clifton is added as ASC.
Jul 25, 2021 Lubbock & Garza County has a new CC, Joe Lyman.
Jul 29, 2021 CC After a lengthy illness, CC Tamara West Stevens passed away. Tammy has been with the TXGenWeb since 2003 and was CC for McCulloch, Knox, Sutton and Concho. She has just adopted Runnels and Wilbarger when she got sick in April.
The EC declares Bylaw Amendment #1 has passed. Proposed Bylaw Amendment #1:
Shall Article XI. LOCAL PROJECTS, Section C. be amended to remove the requirement for an area devoted to queries?
Yes: 93 (89.42%) No: 11 (10.58%)
The EC declares Bylaw Amendment #2 has passed. Proposed Bylaw Amendment #2:
Shall Article XII. STATE PROJECTS, Section B. be amended to remove the requirement of a link to the WorldGenWeb Project?
Yes: 100 (93.46%) No: 7 (6.54%)
10/12/2021 Our beloved ASC Bunny Freeman has passed away due to complications of covid. Bunny joined the TXGenWeb in 2000 and had adopted many counties over the years. She was also on the surfing committee, the orphan county caretaker, and totally loved attending the annual meeting each year.
10/19/2021 CC Clarissa Loyd adopts Brazoria County.
10/19/2021 CC Rebecca Maloney is very active with several projects in the USGenWeb. Now she is trying to re-start the Gen-Events Calendar at Rootsweb. http://usgenwebsites.org/genevents/
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2022 Decision was made to cancel annual meeting due to COVID-19. Plans being made by Paula Perkins and Betsy Mills for a virtual meeting.
TXGenWeb has a great many counties up for adoption.
2/12/2022 Hays County has been voted the County of the Year for 2021. Congratulations to CC Lisa Smith-Curtean.
2/27/2022 CC Lisa Smith-Curtean adopts McLennan County.
2/27/2022 CC Clarissa Loyd adopts Falls County.
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