East Texas Genealogical Society to meet


The Hillcrest Cemetery in Canton has been the subject of numerous old mysteries. The East Texas Genealogical Society welcomes speakers Benja Pittman Mize and Lawrence Greer to talk about this historic cemetery and those buried there. The meeting will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, at Tyler Public Library, 201 S. College.

Mize and Greer spent five years researching the cemetery and documenting their findings in their book, “Stories Beneath the Stones.” In addition to discussing their book, they’ll talk about cemetery research and how to identify and document unmarked graves.

Join us as they unravel the mysteries of this historic site and tell the early history of Van Zandt County through the lives of those buried in Hillcrest Cemetery. For information, contact Scott Fitzgerald at scottfitzgerald@tyler.net.


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