You are Cordially Invited to the Announcement of

“Cemeteries – Our Historic Treasures”

A Community Service Project of


Sponsored by the Washington County Genealogical Society

Thursday, October 9, 2014

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Presentation at 6:15 p.m.

Ant Street Inn

107 W. Commerce Street, Brenham

light snacks will be available

Please RSVP by October 3 to Jan Kelm at (979) 277-9637

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 Washington County is the Birthplace of Texas with many settlers from Austin’s Old 300 buried here. Many African Americans came at the same time, followed by immigrants from Germany, Poland, and other European countries. As a result, the cemeteries in our county are a valuable history book.

Many of us have an ancestor buried in one of these historic cemeteries. And, even if we do not, those people buried there are our foundation in Texas. They were among the first to come. They came to Texas for a better life, and because of them, we have the opportunities which we have today. Do we not owe them more than just thanks? We believe it is our duty and responsibility to tend their graves and are seeking help from our community to make this possible.

Adopt-A-Cemetery Directors: Jan Kelm, Chair; Mary Whigham, Vice-Chair; Jo Ann Wolf, Secretary; Susan Lake, Treasurer; Patricia Cooke, Betty Dunn, Eddie Harrison, Lowell Herzog, Roy Kelm, Gary Rothermel.


We are delighted that you have found the Washington County (of Texas) Genealogical Society. Our goal is to use this site to help researchers discover their past in Washington County.

The purpose and mission of the Washington County Genealogical Society is to promote interest in family history and in genealogical research. With this in mind, much of the focus of the Society is on transcribing burials within the county, helping to maintain Washington County cemeteries, and in assisting researchers with burial locations. In addition part of the on-going effort includes writing and publishing  histories of these cemeteries.

Let us know how we can help you.

2211 South Day St. Suite 105
Brenham, TX 77833

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Contacting us by email is preferable than by phone. However, if you do call, provide your email address in the message.

Here's a link to the General Land Office Resources provided to us by Patrick Walsh at our September meeting.


All our genealogy books have been put on sale. And to make it even better, shipping is FREE.

Visit our Book Page to find one that will be a valuable asset to your research library.


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