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The Genealogical Resources of the East Texas Research Center
Thursday, June 20
The Genealogical Resources of the East Texas Research Center  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Round Rock Public Library
An archivist’s experience of acquiring and organizing collections, and then helping researchers use those materials, year over year over year, translates to a wealth of information that genealogists cannot readily tap on their own with an Internet search. This presentation outlines the genealogical resources available at the East Texas Research Center in Nacogdoches and gives people attending the chance to ask one of the staff members of that archives about collections that might be particularly important to their research.
 
Kyle Ainsworth has been a Special Collections Librarian at the East Texas Research Center, Stephen F. Austin State University, in Nacogdoches, Texas since 2011.
Mr. Ainsworth’s primary responsibility is the ongoing description and upkeep of about 600 archival collections.  Mr. Ainsworth also provides reference and research assistance to patrons; regularly give tours; and leads archival class instruction.
Kyle is project manager of both the Texas Runaway Slave Project and the Lone Star Slavery Project. The mission of the latter is to research, image, transcribe, curate, and make digitally accessible Texas’s documentary record of its slave society.
Mr. Ainsworth’s slavery research has been featured on NPR, CBS News and in Smithsonian magazine. He is quoted this month in an article on runaway slaves to Mexico in the Christian Science Monitor.
 
Kyle will be presenting via Zoom.  Here's the address:  We look forward to seeing you!
 
 
Meeting ID: 895 6699 1158
Dial by your location
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)


DNA Special Interest Group
Wednesday, June 26
DNA Special Interest Group  (DNA SIG)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
online via Zoom
DNApainter.com is a must for anyone doing DNA genealogy.
  • helps find relationships using cM totals using the cM Project
  • allows painting of chromosomes
  • and a variety of other tools
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
 



Tuesday, July 2
First Tuesday Evening Georgetown Genealogy Chat  (Georgetown Genealogy Chat)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
In person at Georgetown Public Library in the Texas History Room, 2nd floor and via Zoom
 
In person at Georgetown Public Library in the Texas History Room 2nd floor and via Zoom
 
This is an informal genealogy discussion group.  Bring your genealogy questions, recent successes, or come and share in the discussion.  An agenda will be available closer to the chat date.
 
Meeting ID: 864 62 98 2083
Dial by your location
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
 


Researching Common Name Strategies
Saturday, July 6
Researching Common Name Strategies  (Beginning Genealogy Workshop)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Round Rock Public Library
When you find common surnames and/or several people with the same name in the same location it can be difficult to sort everyone out.  This talk gives you strategies to tackle this issue.
 
Join us in the 1st floor Technology Classroom for this workshop!


Genealogy Helping Hands Lab
Monday, July 8
Genealogy Helping Hands Lab  (Helping Hands Lab)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Round Rock Public Library 1st Floor Technology Room In person

 

The Genealogy Helping Hands Lab is a place where we can gather to work on our own genealogy together and help ourselves and each other while we’re at it.

 

• Genealogy questions?

• Don’t know where to start?

• Need help with your family tree software?

• Putting together a filing system?

• Want company while you work?

 

Join us at the Round Rock Public Library Technology Room (first floor behind the main desk) the second Monday of each month.

 

What you need:

• Your laptop: if you don’t have one, come anyway, we can borrow from the library.

• Documents, photos, source documents enough for about two hours of work.

• Round Rock library card if you have one.

• A friend!

• Your ideas and suggestions!

 



Second Tuesday Morning Georgetown Genealogy Chat
Tuesday, July 9
Second Tuesday Morning Georgetown Genealogy Chat  (Georgetown Genealogy Chat)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom
 
This is an informal genealogy discussion group.  Bring your genealogy questions, recent successes, or come and share in the discussion.  An agenda will be available closer to the chat date.
 
Meeting ID: 884 2486 1127
Dial by your location

        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)


Thursday, July 18
Williamson County History  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Round Rock Public Library
 
Our speaker will be John Stephenson.
 
More information coming soon!
 
 
 
Meeting ID: 895 6699 1158
Dial by your location
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)


DNA Special Interest Group
Wednesday, July 24
DNA Special Interest Group  (DNA SIG)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
online via Zoom
 
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
 



Finding Nuggets in the Census Records
Saturday, August 3
Finding Nuggets in the Census Records  (Beginning Genealogy Workshop)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Round Rock Public Library
This presentation will provide an in-depth look at what information can be mined from the census records and how it can lead us to find data in other documents.  We will look at each Federal census record to uncover hidden nuggets of information and understand the importance of "census day."  This session will be helpful for both beginning and even some experienced genealogists.  
 
 
Join us in the 1st floor Technology Classroom for this workshop!


Tuesday, August 6
First Tuesday Evening Georgetown Genealogy Chat  (Georgetown Genealogy Chat)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
In person at Georgetown Public Library in the Texas History Room, 2nd floor and via Zoom
 
In person at Georgetown Public Library in the Texas History Room 2nd floor and via Zoom
 
This is an informal genealogy discussion group.  Bring your genealogy questions, recent successes, or come and share in the discussion.  An agenda will be available closer to the chat date.
 
Meeting ID: 864 62 98 2083
Dial by your location
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
 


Genealogy Helping Hands Lab
Monday, August 12
Genealogy Helping Hands Lab  (Helping Hands Lab)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Round Rock Public Library 1st Floor Technology Room In person

 

The Genealogy Helping Hands Lab is a place where we can gather to work on our own genealogy together and help ourselves and each other while we’re at it.

 

• Genealogy questions?

• Don’t know where to start?

• Need help with your family tree software?

• Putting together a filing system?

• Want company while you work?

 

Join us at the Round Rock Public Library Technology Room (first floor behind the main desk) the second Monday of each month.

 

What you need:

• Your laptop: if you don’t have one, come anyway, we can borrow from the library.

• Documents, photos, source documents enough for about two hours of work.

• Round Rock library card if you have one.

• A friend!

• Your ideas and suggestions!

 



Second Tuesday Morning Georgetown Genealogy Chat
Tuesday, August 13
Second Tuesday Morning Georgetown Genealogy Chat  (Georgetown Genealogy Chat)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom
 
This is an informal genealogy discussion group.  Bring your genealogy questions, recent successes, or come and share in the discussion.  An agenda will be available closer to the chat date.
 
Meeting ID: 884 2486 1127
Dial by your location

        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)


No Meeting This Month!
Thursday, August 15
No Meeting This Month!  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Round Rock Public Library
 
No meeting this month!  See you next month!


No DNA Special Interest Group this month!
Wednesday, August 28
No DNA Special Interest Group this month!  (DNA SIG)
 
There will be no DNA Special Interest Group this month.
 
 
 
 



Tuesday, September 3
First Tuesday Evening Georgetown Genealogy Chat  (Georgetown Genealogy Chat)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
In person at Georgetown Public Library in the Texas History Room, 2nd floor and via Zoom
 
In person at Georgetown Public Library in the Texas History Room 2nd floor and via Zoom
 
This is an informal genealogy discussion group.  Bring your genealogy questions, recent successes, or come and share in the discussion.  An agenda will be available closer to the chat date.
 
Meeting ID: 864 62 98 2083
Dial by your location
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
 


FamilySearch
Saturday, September 7
FamilySearch  (Beginning Genealogy Workshop)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Round Rock Public Library
Alan Rabe will teach us about FamilySearch.  FamilySearch is a free genealogy site with millions of records and the largest collaborative tree available.  Recently the look and feel of doing searches for records has changed.  The workshop will include discussion of finding records, adding to the tree, resolving duplicates and anything else you wish to ask about.  Alan likes the ease of adding sources, the reasons for making changes and the history of changes made.  Also, there are amazing free 3rd party tools, such as Puzilla and RelativeFinder.  Alan averages adding about 2000 people a year to the Family Tree and 4 sources per person.  Come join the discussion, whether you are a beginner or more experienced.
 
 
Join us in the 1st floor Technology Classroom for this workshop!


Genealogy Helping Hands Lab
Monday, September 9
Genealogy Helping Hands Lab  (Helping Hands Lab)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Round Rock Public Library 1st Floor Technology Room In person

 

The Genealogy Helping Hands Lab is a place where we can gather to work on our own genealogy together and help ourselves and each other while we’re at it.

 

• Genealogy questions?

• Don’t know where to start?

• Need help with your family tree software?

• Putting together a filing system?

• Want company while you work?

 

Join us at the Round Rock Public Library Technology Room (first floor behind the main desk) the second Monday of each month.

 

What you need:

• Your laptop: if you don’t have one, come anyway, we can borrow from the library.

• Documents, photos, source documents enough for about two hours of work.

• Round Rock library card if you have one.

• A friend!

• Your ideas and suggestions!

 



Second Tuesday Morning Georgetown Genealogy Chat
Tuesday, September 10
Second Tuesday Morning Georgetown Genealogy Chat  (Georgetown Genealogy Chat)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom
 
This is an informal genealogy discussion group.  Bring your genealogy questions, recent successes, or come and share in the discussion.  An agenda will be available closer to the chat date.
 
Meeting ID: 884 2486 1127
Dial by your location

        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)


Thursday, September 19
Daughters of the American Revolution  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Round Rock Public Library
 
Teresa Devine will share the genealogy research resources of the Daughters of the American Revolution with us.
 
More information coming soon!
 
Meeting ID: 895 6699 1158
Dial by your location
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)


DNA Special Interest Group
Wednesday, September 25
DNA Special Interest Group  (DNA SIG)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
online via Zoom
 
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
 



Tuesday, October 1
First Tuesday Evening Georgetown Genealogy Chat  (Georgetown Genealogy Chat)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
In person at Georgetown Public Library in the Texas History Room, 2nd floor and via Zoom
 
In person at Georgetown Public Library in the Texas History Room 2nd floor and via Zoom
 
This is an informal genealogy discussion group.  Bring your genealogy questions, recent successes, or come and share in the discussion.  An agenda will be available closer to the chat date.
 
Meeting ID: 864 62 98 2083
Dial by your location
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
 


Newspapers
Saturday, October 5
Newspapers  (Beginning Genealogy Workshop)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Round Rock Public Library
News you can use! Sarah Kroh will help you flesh out the members of your family and help them come to life by finding their stories in the paper. In this workshop, we'll cover strategies for finding, clipping and sharing digital articles with a close look at how to use Newspapers.com and Texas Digital Newspaper Project. Have ready a couple of names (with dates and locations) from your own family so we can make this hands-on workshop personal by looking them up together in a live demonstration!
 
 
Join us in the 1st floor Technology Classroom for this workshop!


Genealogy Helping Hands Lab
Monday, October 7
Genealogy Helping Hands Lab  (Helping Hands Lab)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Round Rock Public Library 1st Floor Technology Room In person

 

The Genealogy Helping Hands Lab is a place where we can gather to work on our own genealogy together and help ourselves and each other while we’re at it.

 

• Genealogy questions?

• Don’t know where to start?

• Need help with your family tree software?

• Putting together a filing system?

• Want company while you work?

 

Join us at the Round Rock Public Library Technology Room (first floor behind the main desk) the second Monday of each month.

 

What you need:

• Your laptop: if you don’t have one, come anyway, we can borrow from the library.

• Documents, photos, source documents enough for about two hours of work.

• Round Rock library card if you have one.

• A friend!

• Your ideas and suggestions!

 



Second Tuesday Morning Georgetown Genealogy Chat
Tuesday, October 8
Second Tuesday Morning Georgetown Genealogy Chat  (Georgetown Genealogy Chat)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom
 
This is an informal genealogy discussion group.  Bring your genealogy questions, recent successes, or come and share in the discussion.  An agenda will be available closer to the chat date.
 
Meeting ID: 884 2486 1127
Dial by your location

        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)


Thursday, October 17
Topic Coming Soon  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Round Rock Public Library
 
More information coming soon!
 
 
 
Meeting ID: 895 6699 1158
Dial by your location
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)


DNA Special Interest Group
Wednesday, October 23
DNA Special Interest Group  (DNA SIG)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
online via Zoom
 
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
 



Strategies for Breaking Down Brick Walls
Saturday, November 2
Strategies for Breaking Down Brick Walls  (Beginning Genealogy Workshop)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Round Rock Public Library
A brick wall is a place where we are stuck in our research for a particular ancestor.  How do we get past these brick walls to keep our research going?  This presentation will discuss reviewing what we know and how we know it.  Then we look at strategies to help us like research logs, timelines, records to search, FAN and Cluster research, and proof arguments to bust through these struggles in our research.
 
Join us in the 1st floor Technology Classroom for this workshop!


Tuesday, November 5
First Tuesday Evening Georgetown Genealogy Chat  (Georgetown Genealogy Chat)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
In person at Georgetown Public Library in the Texas History Room, 2nd floor and via Zoom
 
In person at Georgetown Public Library in the Texas History Room 2nd floor and via Zoom
 
This is an informal genealogy discussion group.  Bring your genealogy questions, recent successes, or come and share in the discussion.  An agenda will be available closer to the chat date.
 
Meeting ID: 864 62 98 2083
Dial by your location
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
 


Genealogy Helping Hands Lab
Monday, November 11
Genealogy Helping Hands Lab  (Helping Hands Lab)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Round Rock Public Library 1st Floor Technology Room In person

 

The Genealogy Helping Hands Lab is a place where we can gather to work on our own genealogy together and help ourselves and each other while we’re at it.

 

• Genealogy questions?

• Don’t know where to start?

• Need help with your family tree software?

• Putting together a filing system?

• Want company while you work?

 

Join us at the Round Rock Public Library Technology Room (first floor behind the main desk) the second Monday of each month.

 

What you need:

• Your laptop: if you don’t have one, come anyway, we can borrow from the library.

• Documents, photos, source documents enough for about two hours of work.

• Round Rock library card if you have one.

• A friend!

• Your ideas and suggestions!

 



Second Tuesday Morning Georgetown Genealogy Chat
Tuesday, November 12
Second Tuesday Morning Georgetown Genealogy Chat  (Georgetown Genealogy Chat)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom
 
This is an informal genealogy discussion group.  Bring your genealogy questions, recent successes, or come and share in the discussion.  An agenda will be available closer to the chat date.
 
Meeting ID: 884 2486 1127
Dial by your location

        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)


Member Sharing
Thursday, November 21
Member Sharing  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Hybrid - Round Rock Public Library & via Zoom
 
At this meeting four or so of our members give ten to twenty minute presentations about a variety of genealogy and family history topics.  If you have a topic you would like to present, please contact our Vice President Ann Patton.
 
 
 
Meeting ID: 895 6699 1158
Dial by your location
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)


No DNA Special Interest Group this month!
Wednesday, November 27
No DNA Special Interest Group this month!  (DNA SIG)
 
There will be no DNA Special Interest Group this month.  Happy Thanksgiving!
 
 
 
 



Tuesday, December 3
First Tuesday Evening Georgetown Genealogy Chat  (Georgetown Genealogy Chat)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
In person at Georgetown Public Library in the Texas History Room, 2nd floor and via Zoom
 
In person at Georgetown Public Library in the Texas History Room 2nd floor and via Zoom
 
This is an informal genealogy discussion group.  Bring your genealogy questions, recent successes, or come and share in the discussion.  An agenda will be available closer to the chat date.
 
Meeting ID: 864 62 98 2083
Dial by your location
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
 


WikiTree
Saturday, December 7
WikiTree  (Beginning Genealogy Workshop)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Round Rock Public Library
Wikitree is a powerful, collaborative site that allows genealogists to work together to build a one-world tree that's accurate and accessible (and free!) to everyone. Wikitree can help put your ancestors in their historical context while connecting you with other researchers with similar interests. This workshop will cover what Wikitree is, examples of its many uses, and how to get started on the site.
 
 
Join us in the 1st floor Technology Classroom for this workshop!


Genealogy Helping Hands Lab
Monday, December 9
Genealogy Helping Hands Lab  (Helping Hands Lab)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Round Rock Public Library 1st Floor Technology Room In person

 

The Genealogy Helping Hands Lab is a place where we can gather to work on our own genealogy together and help ourselves and each other while we’re at it.

 

• Genealogy questions?

• Don’t know where to start?

• Need help with your family tree software?

• Putting together a filing system?

• Want company while you work?

 

Join us at the Round Rock Public Library Technology Room (first floor behind the main desk) the second Monday of each month.

 

What you need:

• Your laptop: if you don’t have one, come anyway, we can borrow from the library.

• Documents, photos, source documents enough for about two hours of work.

• Round Rock library card if you have one.

• A friend!

• Your ideas and suggestions!

 



Second Tuesday Morning Georgetown Genealogy Chat
Tuesday, December 10
Second Tuesday Morning Georgetown Genealogy Chat  (Georgetown Genealogy Chat)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom
 
This is an informal genealogy discussion group.  Bring your genealogy questions, recent successes, or come and share in the discussion.  An agenda will be available closer to the chat date.
 
Meeting ID: 884 2486 1127
Dial by your location

        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)


No Meeting This Month!
Thursday, December 19
No Meeting This Month!  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Round Rock Public Library
 
No meeting this month!  Happy Holidays!


No DNA Special Interest Group this month!
Wednesday, December 25
No DNA Special Interest Group this month!  (DNA SIG)
 
There will be no DNA Special Interest Group this month.  Happy Holidays!  Happy New Year!