I am here to help you, but please check here before you email me!
What is the purpose of this page? Well, the amount of email that we get daily, if delivered
the old fashioned way, would have to be brought in crates. With work, family and other
pages to maintain, we need your help in cutting this down to a reasonable amount so that
we can spend our email time helping find answers that are not already on our site.
So... here are the most Frequently Asked Questions, with the quick answers. If you can't
find the answer to your questions here or anywhere else on our pages, of course you can email us, we love to help when it's needed and it feels great to lend a hand when we can!
I want to research my family, where do I start?
A: Wonderful, genealogy is a great hobby, be careful though, it is addicting and once you start you will never be able to stop! The very best place to start, and to visit from time to time, is
Cyndi's List How To page. If what's on there doesn't answer your question, let us
know and we will make sure the answer is added to this page.
Q: Can you put my family online for me. OR I want to put my family
history on the net.
A: No, we can not put your family online for you. But, if we can do it with our own family, anyone can. You can upload your gedcom file to the WorldConnect Project and have your family online instantly. If you want to make your own web pages, you just need an account to store your pages, then you can start making them, upload them, and announce to the world where they are. Check
The Beginners Guide to HTML to learn how to
make web pages. Many internet providers give their customers free web page space
so check if yours is one of them.
Q: My g-g-grandfather was John Doe and he lived in Lamar County in 1880. Please tell me everything you can about him.
A: Sorry, but your ancestor is not in my family so I have not researched him and would not have any information about him. (We are only human after all, we can't research everyone and we do not know everyone who ever lived in Lamar County.)
Q: I think I found my g-g-grandfather John Doe on the 1880 census index CD, check page number 123 for me and tell me if it's him.
A:Check familysearch.org/. They have all the censuses online and are free to search. You can find a lot of information there - death certificates, marriages, etc.
Q:I need to buy plots in xxxx cemetery, can you help me? OR I want to complain about the maintenance of a particular cemetery. Many questions come to me as, "I want to bury my father in the cemetery, can you tell me how much it costs?"
A:I should be able to help you find the person who can help with current burials and/or questions and complaints about a cemetery. However, you MUST tell me the name of the cemetery. I will be happy to assist you then.
That's it with the questions that we are asked regularly. If you found the answer to your
question you should now
Return to Lamar County, TX main page and continue your research. If there is a question you feel should be included on this page, please let me know!
Still need help that can't be found here or on any of our other pages?