the Preservation of Historical and Genealogical Records "OPHGR"
was organized in May, 2007. We have transcribed and published
books on Wood(6), Van Zandt (2), Rockwall (1), and Bandera (1)
counties. We have held four workshops, been guest speakers at
Chief Bowles Annual gatheringon the Neches River in Van Zandt
County, and at the TXGenWeb conference.
Our goal in gathering
information, that can be used free of charge is to aid families
in their research. We have been transcribing old ledgers from
courthouses into books which are then placed at the Library of
Congress. Our members are using their talents and technology
by visiting courthouses, funeral homes, newspapers and other
sources to transcribe these documents for everyone.
We have observed
first hand how the oldest documents are deteriorating with age
and conditions. By archiving these old documents in digital media
and hard copy, important imformation will be saved for years
Our slogan, "Opening
a Window to the Past", carried the idea of helping families
to "open" new sources for research in finding their
OPHGR accepts articles
on family history, documents, family trees, obituaries, pictures,
history and other items. The submitted information may be from
any geographical area.
Thank you for visiting
our website and please let us know if there is any way we can
help you with your research.
Our mailing address
is: OPHGR, 10749 FM 17, Grand Saline, TX 75140.