The presentation will outline the initial preparation and requirements for successful research and documentation. Larry will also provide information on how he started his Journey of family research and identify some of the road blocks and actions taken to overcome those obstacles.
This presentation is designed to provide the-how to, tools and provide motivation for new and seasoned Genealogist.
Larry W. McCarty is a native Texas, born in Houston and raised in Midland. He served our county in Vietnam as a member of the U.S. Army and retired fromIBM after thirty years.
Larry’s presence has been anticipated yearly as a guest speaker on Culture and Communications of African Americans at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has participated in the ongoing Archaeological Dig at “the Farm” of Johan A. Quarrels’ homestead in Florida, Mo. Larry was the inaugural speaker at the dedication of the Huck Finn Freedom Center and Museum in Samuel Clemens’ boyhood home town of Hannibal, Mo. This was a dedication to “Jim”, a character in Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. Larry has been a quest speaker on Cable TV during Black history Month, presented at multiple local library events, genealogical societies and family reunions across our state of Texas.News of his research has been published in the Hannibal Courier-Post, Hannibal Mo, the Illinois Quincy Herald-Wig, the Lake Gazette of Monroe, Mo and the Irving Rambler-Irving Texas.