Williamson County (TX) Genealogical Society
WCGS University
Saturday Classes
 
Do you want to get started building your family tree?
Need help finding the information and records you need?
Or help with internet searching?
Or programs?
Or anything else genealogical?
 
The WCGS University wants to help, and here’s how:
 
First
We will have monthly classes on the last Saturday of the month.
These classes will be held at:
Round Rock Public Library
216 E. Main Street, in Room B.
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am
 
Topics and presenters for these classes will vary, but we will strive to find current, cutting edge subjects to learn about. As always, we are eager to hear your ideas and if you have a topic you (we all have something to teach others) want to present, let us know!
 
Second
              We will try to keep track of free, inexpensive or professional training opportunities.
                        This might include special offers, webinars, training programs, podcasts…
                        Whatever it takes to get you the inspiration you need to stay-the-course!
 
Third
            We will try to offer help, so you can find solutions to your research problems.
            That may be helping you with research by offering you research suggestions.
            We may offer you assistance with programs or websites.
            Or we may try to help you find a professional genealogist.
 
Of course, this will depend on volunteers, so let us know if you want to help!
 
And to make all this work we need you to participate, volunteer and recommend.
 

 
Saturday Classes:
 
            May 26th         ‘MyHeritage’
                                                            Presented by Alan Rabe
 
Come learn all about this fantastic website and all it has to offer.
With its 96 Million users accessing 9 Billion (and 41 Million Family Trees), this site has a lot to offer.
 
            June 30th          Search Techniques
                                                            Presented by John Marostica
 
 We will learn the basics of internet/database searching. We will discuss details about the search methodology on popular genealogical websites like Ancestry and MyHeritage. How Googles’ Advanced Search’ works and how to find the unindexed records on FamilySearch.org.

‚ÄčUseful Links:

Genealogical Proof Standard: http://www.bcgcertification.org/resources/standard.html

Elizabeth Shown Mill’s research website: https://www.historicpathways.com/

Evidence Explained website (ESM): https://www.evidenceexplained.com/

Mastering Genealogical Proof by Thomas W Jones: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Genealogical-Proof-Thomas-Jones-ebook/dp/B00H48MNXS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490658486&sr=8-1&keywords=mastering+genealogical+proof

Genealogy Standards: https://www.amazon.com/Genealogy-Standards-Board-Certification-Genealogists-ebook/dp/B00INGE1CG/ref=pd_sim_351_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=94HG4VPFJR7REEAK66PQ

Evidence Explained book (3rd edition): https://www.amazon.com/Evidence-Explained-History-Artifacts-Cyberspace-ebook/dp/B015YDZJ7Q/ref=pd_sim_351_2?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=GVVW34VC54EQE9VPX373