Tuesday, October 16, 2012

County genealogists to present Judge Koches with family history research The Van Zandt County Genealogical Society will hold its regular monthly meeting Saturday, October July 27, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Van Zandt County Library in the Buchanan Room, 317 First Monday Lane, in Canton. The featured guest is County Judge Rhita Koches. The program title is “The Genealogy and Family History of Judge Rhita Koches.” Genealogy society VP Scott Fitzgerald and others have researched Judge Koches’ ancestry. The program title is “The Genealogy and Family History of Judge Rhita Koches.” The genealogists will be presenting their findings in the style of the popular family history television program, “Who Do You Think You Are?” This is the first program of its type for the Van Zandt County society. The program will include interesting finds about Judge Koches’ family origins and also information about how people can search their own family history. The Society operates a library where anyone can come to do genealogy and local history research at no charge. Volunteers are always on staff to provide expert assistance, also at no charge. Society meetings are held the fourth Saturday of each month, with a variety of speakers presenting educational programs throughout the year. Visitors are always welcomed, and refreshments are served. For further information on society activities, call or visit the Library of Genealogy and Local History, located in the courthouse annex in Canton, 903-567-5012. The email address is vanzandtgensoc@etcable.net. (Meetings are held at the main library at 317 First Monday Lane. The main library itself is closed on Saturdays, but the meeting room is open.) Hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. The genealogy library is also open Thursday evenings until 6 p.m.