Cherokee Co. Genealogical Society to focus on Jacksonville photography


The next regular meeting of the Cherokee County Genealogical Society will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at the First United Methodist Church, 1031 SE Loop 456, in Jacksonville. The meeting will be followed by light pot luck refreshments provided by CCGS members.  Regular CCGS meetings are held the second Monday evening of the months September through May unless otherwise announced.

The program will be presented by long time FUMC Associate Pastor Barbara Hugghins on “Some History of Photography in Jacksonville, Texas.”  Her late husband’s family owned and operated a photography studio in Jacksonville for a number of years.  An early picture taken at that studio was featured last year in a photography column in the journal of the Texas State Genealogical Society.  Mrs. Hugghins has been a member of CCGS since the society began meeting at FUMC several years ago.

CCGS dues for 2017-2018 can be paid any time of the year at any society meeting or by regular mail.  Annual CCGS membership dues are $20.00 (single) and $25.00 for a two-member household.  Membership includes issues of the CCGS publication, TREE TALK.  Single issues of TREE TALK are also available for purchase by regular mail or e-mail.  Articles and items related to Cherokee County genealogy and history can be submitted for publication in TREE TALK by contacting CCGS President and Editor Gordon Bennett of Jacksonville at the e-mail and phone number below.  Each issue of TREE TALK contains a list of publications available for sale by the society on Cherokee County history and the genealogy of Cherokee County families.

More information can be obtained about the Cherokee County Genealogical Society by visiting the CCGS web site at, via e-mail to, by calling 1-903-586-0135 and via regular mail at Post Office Box 1332, Jacksonville, Texas, 75766-1332.   Further information about CCGS can be found at

Anyone interested in researching their family history and genealogy is invited to attend the CCGS meetings and join the society. Free genealogy and historical research help is available after the regular CCGS business meetings and programs or by contacting a CCGS member between meeting dates. 


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