Texas Hall of Fame - Class of 2021
Wayne Allen Courreges, Jr.
is a native Texan born in Dallas, Texas, who served proudly as a United States Marine Corps infantry officer during the Vietnam War after graduating from the University of Texas at Arlington and would go on to retire from a leading transportation company. This honoree was respected for being results-driven with a keen ability to anticipate and adapt to ever changing situations. As a retiree in Austin, Texas, this honoree used skills learned to benefit the Capitol Area Council, Boy Scouts of America as a volunteer for over 25 years serving in numerous Council, district and unit leadership positions. Other volunteer leadership service includes currently serving as Commanding Officer of the Edwin Ward Moore Squadron of the Texas Navy Association and as the past Post Commander of Travis Post 76 and the Department of Texas Scouting Chair for the American Legion.Over the past 18 years, Wayne Courreges has actively pursued his love of family heritage in Colonial Ameri ca and the Republic of Texas by becoming a member of both the Sons of the American Revo lution and the Sons of the Republic of Texas, where he has served in numerous leadership positions including President of the Patrick Henry Chapter, Texas Society, Sons of the American Revo lution and President of the Moses Austin Chapter, Sons of the Republic of Texas. Today, this honoree continues to serve the se two hereditary societies as the Inspector General of the Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution and Chaplain of the Moses Austin Chapter, Sons of the Republic of Texas and has received numerous awards and recognitions for service.Joining these two hereditary societies led to Wayne becoming a member of over 19 other hereditary societies serving in various leadership positions where today this honoree serves in several national officer positions; i.e., Adjutant General for the Society of the Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge, Councilor National for the National Society Descendants of American Farmers, Deputy Governor General for Colonial Wars in the State of Texas, Vice President General for the General Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Texas, Advisory Board Member of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of Texas and Vice President of the Texas Genealogical Society today.
Marcy Carter-Lovick, a charter member and Past President of Texas Genealogical College, currently serves as State Regent for the Texas Society Daughters of the American Revolution. With almost 20,000 members and 197 chapters, Texas is the largest State Society of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.Marcy has previously served NSDAR as National Chair, Volunteer Genealogists Committee [2016-2019] and as a National Vice Chair, South Central Division for the Lineage Research Committee [2013-2016]. She currently has a national appointment for NSDAR on the America 250! Membership Task Force, a committee of genealogists who work anonymously to resolve especially difficult lineage issues for DAR prospective member applications.
Previously Marcy served TXDAR as State Vice Regent and and State Organizing Secretary [with nine new chapters organized during her three-year term], as well as numerous chairmanships at the state and chapter level. She was named Texas State Outstanding Volunteer Genealogist for 2014.
Marcy served the Texas Genealogical College as President [2018-19], Vice President [2017-18], Assistant Vice President [2016-2017] and Chair, Nominating Committee .A frequent speaker and author of numerous published articles and textbook content during her 30+ year career in business marketing, Marcy’s first genealogical article was written in 2004 and subsequently purchased for publication in Ancestry Magazine, a subsidiary of Ancestry.com. Since 2012, she has presented almost 200 programs and workshops for lineage and community groups and authored a variety of published articles.
While she treasures every opportunity to assist non-genealogists in discovering their family history. One of the most gratifying experiences has been identifying biological family for a close friend whose parents were adopted as infants. Using DNA in combination with traditional records, Marcy has thus far identified both biological grandmothers, and numerous cousins, for her friend and continues to narrow the search for biological grandfathers.Marcy has served on the Hood County Historical Commission; and on the Advisory Council Norwegian-American Genealogical Center of Madison, WI. She is a member of The Historical Society of Polk County, MO; National Genealogical Society; Texas State Genealogical Society; and the Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois.
She is a member of 16 lineage societies in addition to NSDAR, including: National Society Magna Charta Dames and Barons, The Jamestowne Society, Society of Descendants of Lady Godiva, Order of Descendants of Ancient Planters, National Guild of St. Margaret of Scotland, National Society Descendants of American Farmers, Order of the Kings and Queens in the Holy Land, The Colonial Order of the Crown, The Plantagenet Society, and others.
Charleen Mullenweg – A seventh-generation Texan, Charleen “Charlie” Mullenweg was born in Houston, Texas. Her family lived for a few years in Mexico City where she acquired both her love of history and her fascination with other cultures. She did various odd jobs for several years before relocating to Austin where she now works in the medical field. She returned to school and earned a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Software Engineering in 2011 Charleen joined her first lineage society in 2010. She has paged extensively for several organizations, and is currently serving as the National Registrar of the Descendants of Stephen F. Austin’s Old 300; Genealogist General of the Order of First Families of Connecticut; Genealogist General of the Plymouth Hereditary Society; National Farmerette Director and Texas Ambassador for the National Society Descendants of American Farmers; National Trustee for the National Society Descendants of Early Quakers; National Vice Chairman, Editor, Congress Herald for the NSDAR; State Treasurer for Texas Society CDXVIIC; and District VI Treasurer for the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC). In addition, Charleen is a member of the Edson Carr Dayton Fund Committee in the National Society of the Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, and on the Information Technology Committee for the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT).
She previously served as National Junior Membership Chair, State Registrar, State Conference Awards Chairman, and State Page Chair for CDXVIIC; Chair of Pages and Marshals, Internet Communications Chair, and Website Communications Chair for the Texas Division UDC; State Chair of Conference Awards and Vice Chair of Junior Sales in Texas Society DAR.
Charleen was awarded the CDXVIIC President General’s Award for Outstanding Service in 2019 for her work on the President General’s Special Project for Application Review. She was also awarded the Mary Norman Looney Excellence Award in 2015 for her communications work in the Texas Division of the UDC.
Charleen has enjoyed sharing her love of genealogy by teaching classes on digital research for Lifetime Learning and conducting WordPress booth presentations at RootsTech. In addition, she has given presentations to various groups, including chapters of the DRT, the Sons of the Republic of Texas, CDXVIIC, and the Williamson County Genealogical Society. Last year she organized several monthly virtual genealogy panel discussions and the CDXVIIC virtual holiday party.
Charleen is currently a member of 31 lineage societies. She received a certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University in 2018 and enjoys her career as a full-time professional genealogist. She started the ProGen Study Group earlier this year and hopes to submit her portfolio to the Board for Certification of Genealogists in the near future. She spends her free time reading, spoiling her two cats or spending time with friends and family. She is looking forward to traveling again and tries to take at least one trip a year with her beloved brother, Matthew.