Williamson County (TX) Genealogical Society


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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WCGS University (Saturday Classes)

WCGS University (Saturday Classes)
July 28, 2018
   Understanding and Applying the 
Genealogical Proof Standard
Presented by Carol Joiner

In this workshop, we will review the stages of the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS). Then, attendees will apply what they have learned to a real world case study. Previous knowledge of and experience with the GPS would be helpful, but is not required. Reference materials will be provided, but electronic devices are welcome.


DNA SIG Meeting

July 25, 2018
     Topic: Let's start with building the foundation...
It’s that sound foundation on which everything else is built: the walls, the floors, the roof all depend on having a sound foundation.     
The Legal Genealogist
We are going to go back to basics; not DNA basics, but to the basics of using DNA for Genealogical research. 
First we are going to visit the Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah.
There we are going to view 5 short videos (all about 2-5 minutes long) that will illestrate how the four different types of DNA can help us in the quest for our ancestors. The site also has many other videos in the Tour of Basic Genetics section.
We will be able to discuss and review the videos until we feel that we understand everything we need to know; until we have build us a good, firm foundation in the basics of using DNA in genealogical research. 

Members! Update Your Profile

WCGS Members - When you get a few moments, please update your profile on the website! Login to the site as you normally would.
From there, choose "Profile" under Members Only. Check to make sure your address is correct, and add your surnames. You can add the surnames and locations that you are currently researching. This data will then be located under the "Surname Research" tab on the website menu.

2018 Membership

If you wish to pay by check, please download and fill out the PDF application form and return by mail.

July 19
Understanding and Applying the Genealogical Proof Standard

July 25
Let's start with building the foundation...

July 28
Understanding and Applying the Genealogical Proof Standard WORKSHOP