The more we research, the more records, documents, photos, and other materials we acquire. And, to solve our thorniest problems we must research beyond our immediate family using the FAN principle; so, we collect records for people who are not related directly to the family. For our research to be successful, we need to organize all these materials in a manner that facilitates our research, enabling us to find a record easily and to associate the record with the appropriate group.
A 6th generation Texan, Teri E. Flack is a genealogy and historical researcher, consultant, and lecturer specializing research methodology, Southern research, and finding Texas ancestors. Teri is a fellow of the Texas State Genealogical Society. She chairs the TxSGS Records Preservation and Access Committee and serves as the Texas state liaison to the national RPAC. Teri serves on the Texas Historical Records Advisory Board, a state-level board dedicated to the preservation and use of Texas’ documentary heritage. She is also a member of the Travis County Historical Commission, serving as the county’s Historical Marker Chair. As a volunteer archivist at the Texas State Archives, Teri is currently processing Galveston County records to make them accessible to the public.