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Travis County is one of the oldest counties in Texas created in 1840, and named for William Barrett Travis, a hero of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution. Travis County was formed from Bastrop County during the years Texas was a Republic (1836 to 1845). Bastrop was one of the original counties created in 1836, after Texas gained its independence from Mexico. Austin, named for Stephen F. Austin, the Father of Texas, is both the state capitol and the county seat for Travis County. 

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Austin, Texas--2015 Seminar
Austin Genealogical Society presents: The Legal Genealogist
Judy G. Russell, JD, CGSM, CGLSM

May 30, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
at the Triumphant Love Lutheran Church
9508 Great Hills Trail
Austin, 78759
(Doors open at 8:00 a.m.)
The Legal Genealogist Judy G.Russell is a genealogist with a law degree.
She writes and lectures on topics ranging from court records to DNA testing. 
A Colorado native with roots deep in Texas, she is a member of the
Association of Professional Genealogists and the National Genealogical Society.

Registration, information about topics and the optional lunch is at 
Austin Genealogical Society

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