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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Up coming monthly meeting and classes

June 21st (Monthly Meeting)
     John Marostica will demonstrate techniques for 
                       Finding Elusive Records on FamilySearch.org
This will be an overview of how to search for the 77% of the records on FamilySearch that are not indexed.
For a more detailed explaination and some hands-on experience, join us at the WCGS University (Saturday Classes) on June 30th (9:30 - 11:30 am) at the Round Rock library. We will go into more detail and have time to experiement with finding unindexed records sets,
Come join us as we learn and share...

DNA SIG Meeting

June 27, 2017 
Topic: Geograpical Origins; how are they calculated? 
Randy Whited will expalin and discuss biogeographical ancestry analysis and how is is used to infer someone's geographical origins by analyzing their genetic ancestry. 
Admixture analysis (more properly known as biogeographical ancestry analysis) is a method of inferring someone's geographical origins based on an analysis of their genetic ancestry. An admixture analysis is one of the components of an autosomal DNA test. Companies which offer such tests include 23andMe, Family Tree DNA, Ancestry.com, the Genographic Project and BritainsDNA.com.

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.

June 21
Finding Elusive Records on FamilySearch.org

June 27
Geograpical Origins; how are they calculated?

June 30
Finding Elusive Records on FamilySearch Workshop

July 19
Understanding and Applying the Genealogical Proof Standard