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Marleta Marie Childs

Marleta Marie Childs, American genealogist, library specialist. Recipient Certified Appreciation, American Family Records Association, 1990, Distinguished Service as Genealogical Columnist award Texas State Genealogical Society, 1992, Certified Appreciation, Shelby County History Society, 1993.


  • Childs, Marleta Marie was born on November 18, 1946 in Center, Texas, United States. Daughter of Melvin Auvy Childs and Birdie Virginia Weaver.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in History and Spanish, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1969. Master of Arts in History, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1971.


    • Kinsearching various Texas newspapers, Texas, since 1976. Rootsearching, West Texas Times and Fort Worth Como Monitor, Fort Worth and Lubbock, 1977-1978. Kinsearching in Texas Vanishing Texas magazine, 1981—1982.

      Genealogical columnist National Genealogical Inquirer, West Allis, Wisconsin, 1980-1982, Family Records Today, Kansas City, Missouri, 1982-1995.


    • Author: (book) Those Tangled Vines, 1992. Editor: (book series) North Louisiana Census Reports, 1975-1999. Author, complier: (2-volunteer book) Rootsearching, 1978, 82.

      Member editorial board The English Genealogist, 1976-1990. Editor, co-editor: Stirpes, 1979. Technical editor: Afro-American History and Genealogical Society Journal, 1981.


    Church members should educate themselves on the moral issues being debated in the public arena.


    During the second coming of Christ, the God will sit in judgment and divide humanity between the saved and the lost and will sit in judgment of the believers, rewarding them for things done while alive.

    Denomination: Baptist


    Your desires, ambitions, goals, and purpose change as you begin to enjoy a close walk with a living God. These changes are different for each individual, and the journey needs to be taken a step at a time.



    Travel, reading, playing and listening to music, swimming, movies.


    • Married John Raymond Ross, July 31, 1971 (divorced 1986). Married Ronald Gene Monroe, April 18, 1987.
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    Born November 18, 1946
    (age 71)
    • 1969
      Stephen F. Austin State University
    • 1971
      Stephen F. Austin State University
    • 1976
      Kinsearching various Texas newspapers
      Texas, United States
    • 1977 - 1978
    • 1980 - 1982
      genealogical columnist National Genealogical Inquirer
      Wisconsin, United States
    • 1981 - 1982
      Kinsearching in Texas Vanishing Texas magazine
    • 1982 - 1995
      genealogical columnist National Genealogical Inquirer
      Kansas City, Missouri, United States