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Comment(s) from nominator

January
   
   
February
Collin Very beautiful and helpful.
Freestone I wish to nominate Freestone County for county of the month for Texas. I live in Arizona, thus I use the internet almost exclusively to research my relatives in Texas. I often check on Leon, Jones, Taylor and Freestone along with occasional additional counties. I have noticed a marked improvement and expansion to Freestone county.
A story: I was searching some of the new info on the site and noticed an obit for "Joe Bell" in 1918. My grandfather is Joseph Gainer Beall, who died in 1918, so I decided to look. A Teague news story told me details I had never heard about his accident. I never knew him, but I well remember a strong and brave grandmother, Mrs. Georgia Johnston Beall, who lived in Teague at her death, 35 years after this accident. This find made my day. Thank you.
Tarrant tarrant rocks!!
March
Falls No comments, just nomination.
Freestone No comments, just nomination.
Garza This is one of the best websites I have ever seen. It is loaded with valuable information. It also has links to other sites that I haven't seen before. Thanks for all your hard work.
Limestone I have visited many site but this site just had a very special touch to it. It made me feel at home and I have never visit before but look forward to doing so this spring.
April
Falls This sight has made tremendious progress over the past few years. Thanks to Kay Cunningham for makeing it great.
Fannin In my 40 plus years of research I've not seen a better or more helpful website
Grayson Susan has done a FANTASTIC job of capturing the history of Grayson County and maintaining records for families to research. The site is easy to manuver and find what your looking for, and very user friendly
Lamar This has got to be the best County GenWeb site in the country. They have so much information, including having most of the cemeteries transcribed, and a large number of the headstones photographed. Plus, the cemetery search is by surname, rather than by cemetery, which is a tremendous help when you have no idea in which cemetery your ancestor is buried. The cemetery index tells not only the person's name, birth and death dates, and what cemetery in which they are interred, but the plot (if known), and gives other information such as obituary transcriptions, what other headstones are near, etc. After spending agonizing hours at other county genweb sites around the country, going through every cemetery list in the county (because there was no surname lookup), finding no listing for ancestors whom I knew to be there, etc., I can say without a doubt that the Lamar County genweb site stands a tall Texas head and shoulders above all other sites, and its volunteers deserve to be awarded gold medals for all the work they do!
Llano Deb (ontheroadagain_52389@yahoo.com) was and has been such a great resource and researcher for Llano County. She picked up my message on genweb regarding a stepson of deceased grandfather. After only a few days, she not only found the stepson (who had also deceased) but the stepson's daughter and her phone and address. I was amazed at what she did in such a short period of time. If all the other researchers in Llano county are like her, than they have a Gold mine. A big bravo to Llano County and Deb.
Llano Excellent information and photos are really good! Lots of interesting and detailed information.
Llano No comments, just nomination.
Llano No comments, just nomination.
McLennan Bill Tye does a great job at adding new historical material to the web site.
McLennan Great County to live, shop, attend school in. Wouldn't live anywhere else.
Nolan Content organization is super! Very easy to navigate - found the marriage record reference in maybe 60 seconds. (after a field trip to Oklahoma that took over 1/2 day 'cause family tradition stated the couple married in Love County, OK - since both parties born there, lived there, & had their child there. BUT there was that 18 month period when the future bride lived with her aunt in Nolan county. So after no marriage record found in Love county - back home - check the Nolan county genweb site - there is the marriage referernce.)
Nueces Good Organization of Material, pleasing homepage, good choice of color and fonts. Home page not crowded
Refugio No comments, just nomination.
Wise The best information for a county in Texas. Also, the help received from their volunteers is exceptional. I feel lucky that so many of my relatives lived and died in Wise County.
May
Collin I love the layout and the organization of the site. It’s very eye appealing and well put together.
Falls No comments, just nomination.
Kaufman Comments: This site is very easy to navigate. Kudos to Abby for doing such a fantastic job. I wish all the counties had this much information on their sites. Great job to all the volunteers and submitters.
Kendall Excellent coverage!--
Montgomery This site has evolved into not only a great resource but a great looking website
San Augustine Suzanne had worked hard at updating this site. Great work...More info that ever before! Thank you Suzanne
June
Clay easy to read and navigate;lots of information.
Falls I have been a serious researcher for over 30 years, and I was so amazed to fine the wealth of data on the Falls CO TX site. My ancestors on both sides of my family chose to settle in Falls CO, even before there was a Falls CO. I have referred several of my genealogy buddies to just stop by the site, and they have all agreed this is the best site they have seen. One can tell that the site cordinator, Kay Cunningham, has been most deligent in verifying the data for correctness, as well as following through with devoting so many, many hours on keeping the site updated
Falls THIS SITE HAS EXPANDED SO MUCH. IT IS SIMPLY WONDERFUL. THE AMOUNT OF AFRICAN AMERICAN GENEALOGY INFORMATION IS SO FABULOUS!!! KAY HAS DONE A GREAT JOB AND DESERVES RECOGNITION.
Falls This site has such complete records, it is the only one to date that I have ever nominated from all across the country and Canada
Falls The very best site, always updating!! I go to many counties and none are as great as Falls
Montgomery Amazing quantities of useful information for the genealogist or historian.
Nolan This site has wonderful resources! It even has pictures of Blackwell High School graduates and girls' basketball team from 1947, which was the first year my Dad was superintendent there! What a great site with so much information!
July
Falls The cemetery lists are great.--
Nolan No comments, just nomination.
Rockwall I was delighted to find this WEB Site. As a Rockwall County native and descendant of James Truitt, William Willess, and Thomas Tilton Passons, I find this site informative and interesting. I also have information to contribute to this site. Newspaper Articles, old letters, etc. I am a board member of the Rockwall County Historical Foundation and have done extensive research on my family. Thank you for the work you have done here.
San Augustine Most improved county, needs to be rewarded.
Wise Great site. I found almost all the information I was looking for.....--
August
Brewster Peggy has done an outstanding job with Brewster County. Because of many different reasons, culture, location, etc..., records are very difficult to come by for Brewster County. She has worked miracles with very, very limited resources.
Collin No comment just nomination
Kaufman Other counties should take lessons from Kaufman.
Parker I love the way Parker County has their website. It is easy to navigate around.
Pecos This web site is absolutly a joy to use because of all of the information that has been compiled.
Taylor Appreciate our family info. on this site!
September
Falls This IS one of the most comprehensive county sites that I have visited. Two thumbs up!
Falls There website is beautiful and well designed. I look forward to researching more through it.
Limestone The site contains valuable information to assist with research.
Llane I want to congratulate 'Deb' for the extra miles she went to help me with locating my Great Grandparents and a lot of Great aunts uncles and cousins whom lived and died in Llano county. She was so swift and thorough I could hardly believe it. Thanks again Deb,,Thelma
Milam No comments just nomination.
October
Duval I have been visiting the Duval County site since 2004 when I started my research. As time goes by and coordinators change, this site only gets better. Luan Alaniz has done a tremendous job. This site has really been an asset to me, especially with the lists of early marriages where I found my paternal grandfather, a sister of his, one of his daughters, and a daughter of my maternal g'grandfather listed. It sure would be nice if EVERY county in TexGenWeb were able to list such records.
Falls Great informative site!
Falls I believe that Kay Cunningham does the most thorough job of anyone in the state.
Limestone Lots of info; well organized.
Llano Deb, the coordinator of this Llano County GenWeb site has been invaluable in organizing volunteers to take photos of graves of Wimberley family members throughout Llano County. She also recommended to me the reading of two books which she knew contained information about the Wimberley family. I was able to read the two books through interlibrary loan.
Shelby Wonderful complete information. This county site has really helped me in my search.
November
Austin Austin County has never been a County of the Month to my knowledge and they are definitely deserving. They have inventories of each of the county's cemeteries. They also have church records, military records, schools, scrapbooks, census and tax record. Plus, coordinator Joy Neeley takes special care in helping anyone who e-mails her.
Freestone This web site does credit to the USGenWeb, Texas and Freestone County. I respectfully submit it for your consideration as County of the Month.
Freestone No comment, just nominated.
Freestone This site has and enormous amount of information for those interested in the county and its people. The coordinator works well with others to obtain more and better information for the site. It is well planned and executed which makes it easy to find things about the county.
December
Bee Wonderful changes and great information
 

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