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. 
We will have monthly classes on the fourth Saturday of the month, except for November and December.
Please note all meetings will be virtual meetings via Zoom while the library meeting rooms are closed.
When the library meeting rooms open again, these classes will be held at:
Round Rock Public Library
216 E. Main Street, in Room B.
Time: 9:30 – 11:30 am
WCGS University Dates (Saturday Classes)
Jan 23, 2021 9:30 - 11:30 am
Introduction to Genealogy Research
Speaker:  Debbe Tipping, P.L.C.G.S.
Feb 27, 2021 9:30 - 11:30 am
Basic Genealogy Records
Speaker:  Debbe Tipping, P.L.C.G.S.
Mar 27, 2021 9:30 - 11:30 am
Ancestry Workshop Part I:  Getting Started
Speaker:  Sarah Kroh
Apr 24, 2021 9:30 - 11:30 am
How to use FamilySearch
Speaker:  Alan Rabe
May 22, 2021 9:30 - 11:30 am
Beyond the Basic Records
Speaker:  Debbe Tipping, P.L.C.G.S.
June 26, 2021 9:30 - 11:30 am
Newspapers.com Workshop:  Adding Dimension to Your Tree
Speaker:  Sarah Kroh
July 24, 2021 9:30 - 11:30 am
Genealogy Software and Internet Sites
Speakers:  Sarah Kroh & Debbe Tipping
Aug 28, 2021 9:30 - 11:30 am
Strategies for Breaking Down Brick Walls
Speaker:  Debbe Tipping, P.L.C.G.S.
Sep 25, 2021 9:30 - 11:30 am
Ancestry Workshop, Part II:  Building Up Profiles
Speaker:  Sarah Kroh
Oct 23, 2021 9:30 - 11:30 am
Publishing Your Family History
Speaker:  Debbe Tipping, P.L.C.G.S.
Nov. 27, 2021 9:30 - 11:30 am No meeting.  Happy Thanksgiving!
Dec. 25, 2021 9:30 - 11:30 am No meeting.  Happy holidays!
Topics and presenters for these classes will vary.  We will strive to find current, cutting edge, and intersting subjects. We will introduce you to tools and techniques that will help you locate more of the documents and records you need to solve your genealogical brick walls.  
If you have a topic you want to present let us know!

‚ÄčUseful Links:

Genealogical Proof Standard: https://bcgcertification.org/ethics-standards/

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