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2022-2023 Leadership Team


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Gail Colby


Gail never knew her family history, and became interested after visiting her mother's hometown of East Hampton, New York.

Vice President

- vacant -

Interested in serving? Contact Gail Colby!

Vice President

- vacant -

Interested in serving? Contact Gail Colby!

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Tom Matchett


My genealogical interests lie with my Ulster Irish roots (Counties Antrim, Armagh, and Donegal).


Pacquitta Laverents


I enjoy solving puzzles. There-fore, it seemed natural to choose genealogy as a hobby when I retired in 2020 from a rewarding career as a life insurance actuary.


Neal Scott

Director 2020-2023



    I’m a native Texan whose paternal roots go back through Mississippi to South Carolina, and maternal through Kentucky to Virginia, both sides with deep Colonial roots. But all my lines seem to end up back in Scotland, England and Ireland....


- vacant -

Interested in serving? Contact Gail Colby!

Ron Ware 2022

Ron Ware

Director 2022-2025

Newsletter Editor

    I have pursued the hobby of genealogy on and off for some 40 years and still have so much to learn. I love visiting courthouses and archives in my never-ending search for ancestors.
    I joined WHAGS in 2020, where I served for a year as webmaster and am currently beginning a stint as the second newsletter editor. I look forward to participating in this great hobby for years to come.

Committee Chairs


Liz Philip

Membership Chair

    I’m a native Houstonian who grew up in Spring Branch and my roots go back through Louisiana and Washington State. 
    Discovering our family history through genealogy can help us tell the stories of our past to our future generations.


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