September 2021

Program will be in-person, and via Zoom, unless otherwise stated.


   Betsy Mills has been a genealogist since the age of 10 when she found a family tree in her baby book that hadn't been filled out. She began pestering people for information to fill out that tree and hasn't stopped since!

   Betsy has spoken at local, regional and national events. She has been part of the TXGenWeb Project and State Coordinator for ARGenWeb since 1996. She also served on the USGenWeb Project national board. She is a member of the Magna Charta Dames, former regent in the NSDAR, and past member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. She is currently Vice-President of the Lamar County Genealogical Society, Treasurer for the Texas State Genealogical Society, and a member of the Lamar County Historical Commission, heading up the Cemeteries Committee. Betsy maintains the Lamar County Death and Cemetery Records Online Database that currently contains over 112,000 records.

   Several years ago, she received unidentified photos from both her mother-in-law's scrap book and her father's family. The quest to identify those photographs evolved into sharing tips and techniques to help others learn to solve their own photo mysteries.

Betsy Mills

Solving Photo Mysteries

Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021
Steve Raddack Community Center

18650 Clay Road

Meet & Greet: 10:00 AM
Program Begins: 10:30 AM


   There is rarely a genealogist who hasn’t obtained at least one picture they would like to know who is in the picture, where it was taken, and the story behind the individual or individuals. This presentation will provide tips and techniques for honing your sleuthing skills for the research required to find the answers to your questions about the pictures you have acquired. Bring

a picture or two with you so that while Betsy shares her insights from years of work with old photos you can begin assessing yours. Join us for important tips and tricks for identifying information about your pictures!

   This meeting will be held in-person at the Steve Raddack Community Center and we encourage all who can to join us there.  If that's not possible for you, we will also stream the meeting live via Zoom.

If you plan to attend the September meeting virtually, please click on the link above to register.