2021-2022 Leadership Team

Officers

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Gail Colby

President

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

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Tom Woltz

 

Vice President

Program Chair

Tom tells us that he has been chasing his past, genealogy wise, for upwards of 50 years and still enjoying the race.

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Tom Matchett

Treasurer

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

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Pacquitta Laverents

Secretary

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.

Directors

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Linda Hudson

Social Chair

Newsletter Editor

Linda believes the joy of the research is not only finding these great histories, but the people met on the journey. Genealogy is a gift that keeps on giving.

Neal Scott

Website Committee

I’m a Native Texan whose paternal roots go back through Mississippi to South Carolina, and maternal to Kentucky and Virginia, but all my lines seem to end up back in Scotland, England and Ireland.

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Jenny Sharrer

I wish my interest in genealogy had started while my elders were alive. So many precious stories lost... However, we are fourtunate to live in a time when more and more information is made available online every day.

Committee Chairs

Liz Philip

Membership

I’m a native Houstonian and grew up in Spring Branch. Chuck and I have been married 42 years and have 2 sons and 6 grandkids.  We live in Cypress.

Mark Winzenburg

Librarian

Mark got interested in genealogy about 20 years ago, helping his wife search for her family records in Ohio courthouses. Since he retired a few years ago he has built his own family tree. He has used DNA tests from many vendors to break down brick walls.

 

If you are looking for a book, please review the HWFGS Library catalog under the resource menu.

Ron Ware

Webmaster

My paternal ancestors migrated through the Southeast from the Carolina’s to Louisiana. My maternal line begins in the northeast and moves westward through the mid-west into New Mexico and Texas.

I became interested in genealogy when the author, Alex Haley published his boo titled “Roots.” It’s been an on and off affair ever since.