Williamson County (TX) Genealogical Society

Welcome!

 
WCGS meets the third Thursday of each month, except August and December. Meetings are held at the Round Rock Public Library, 216 East Main Street, Round Rock, Texas in Meeting Room A, 7:30-9:00 pm. Social time is from 7:00-7:30 pm. The WCGS board meets from 6-7pm in the same room.

WCGS is a partner with the Round Rock Public Library. The RRPL houses and maintains our joint collection of genealogical materials. Please visit their website to view the catalog and to remotely access subscription databases with your library card.

We would love to have you join us! We hold ten regular meetings each year, host an annual day-long genealogy Saturday event, hold genealogy classes and are involved in special projects. We sponsor a DNA Special Interest Group that meets throughout the year. We publish ten issues of our newsletter, "The Roundup," and four issues of our quarterly publication, "The Chisholm Trail," each year.

 
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Seminar Topics
That First Trip to the Courthouse
If there is one home truth in genealogy research, it's this: not everything is available online.  Sooner or later, every genealogist has got to make that first trip to the courthouse to check out the original records available there.  How to prepare for that trip, the rules of the road, what to expect, what to ask for, and how to be sure you'll be welcomed back the next time are explored in this lecture.
 
When Worlds Collide: Resolving Conflicts in Genealogical Records
The Genealogical Proof Standard says to resolve conflicts in data... but like so many things that sound good, it's easier said than done.  What exactly are we supposed to do when we encounter conflicting evidence?  What are the basic types of evidence conflicts and the methods - and tips and tricks - we can use to resolve them?
 
Revelers, Hogkillers and Disobedient Children: Early State Laws
The laws our ancestors lived by tell their own story of life in earlier times, and early state laws from every part of the nation tell the stories of Blue Laws, wild animals and children needing humbling.
 
No Vitals? No Problem! - Building a Family through Circumstantial Evidence
When there's no birth, marriage or death record, what's a genealogist to do? Learn how to use circumstantial evidence to build a family.
 

To reserve your seat, go to the 2019 Seminar Page


2019 Membership

JOINING WCGS VIA ONLINE MEMBERSHIP AND PAYMENT VIA PAYPAL IS NOW AVAILABLE!
  • New members go here to join.
  • To renew your current membership, log-in, go to your Profile and click on the Renewal Button
 
Either way, if you wish to pay by check, please download and fill out the PDF application form and return by mail.
 
Of course, you can always join WCGS or renew your membership in person, at the monthly meeting. 


UPCOMING EVENTS
February 21
Sons of Confederate Veterans

February 23
Sons of Confederate Veterans

February 27
Visual Phasing - Mapping your DNA to your Grandparents

March 16
WCGS ANNUAL SEMINAR with JUDY RUSSELL