Dont forget to register for genealogical seminar

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 17, 2006

There is still time to register for the Mississippi Genealogical Society&8217;s annual Genealogical Seminar cosponsored by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

This year&8217;s event is scheduled for Jan. 21 in the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum at 1152 Lakeland Drive in Jackson, MS. The lecture sessions will run from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Featured speaker for this 2006 Seminar will be Charles Sherrill, director of the Brentwood Library near Nashville, Tenn., and a retiree from the Tennessee Archives. Author of numerous books and articles on Tennessee research, Sherrill will lecture on genealogical research and sources in Kentucky, Tennessee, the Carolinas and North Mississippi.

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Sherrill&8217;s topics will include Tennessee Records I and II; Honorably Discharged &8212; Military Pension Record Research; Finding Genealogical Treasures in Manuscript Collections; and other side interests including how to access prison and penitentiary data, obscure census sources, and limited access family records.

Book vendors and other genealogical wares booths will be available for attendees. Anyone interested in renting space for a booth should contact MGS at 601-924-9346.

The cost of the lecture series is $30. A box lunch from Primos will be available for an additional $12. To make reservations for the seminar and lunch, send a check for $42 payable to MGS to PO Box 5301, Jackson, MS 39206-5301.

Most years see attendees from a five or six state area. Those of you wishing to stay overnight may receive a special MGS rate of $76.50 to $85 at the Country Inn & Suites at 1004 Treetops Blvd., Flowood, MS 39232. Reservations should be made directly with the hotel at 601-939-2672.

Make your plans now to join in the fun at this annual event. For more information call 601-924-9346 or email


. Walk-ins will be welcome for the seminar, but will not be able to purchase a box lunch the day of the meeting.

DOES ANYONE KNOW &8230;&8230; Bill Teston (Vero Beach, FL;

) wishes to correspond with anyone researching FREDERICK M. TESTON who married ELIZABETH P.WALL.

They arrived in Amite County, MS, around 1809. Their children include: Mary Ann (born 1813); Rebecca Caroline (born 1815); Stephen Elbert (1817); Mary Elizabeth (born 1820); Lemuel Wiley (born 1823); Gideon Elisha (born 1824). There may have been another son named Fredrick M. Teston Jr., but his birth has not yet been confirmed. Can any reader help with information on this family?

Please send your announcements and queries to FAMILY TREES at 900 Main Street, Natchez, MS, or e-mail to


. All queries printed free of charge. We look forward to hearing from you!