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Georgetown Genealogy Chat - Evening
Tuesday, August 3
Georgetown Genealogy Chat - Evening  (Annual Seminar)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
Sync RootsMagic with Ancestry.com in 5 Steps Using TreeShare from Family Tree Magazine, if you have RootsMagic
 
8 Tips for Finding Ancestors Prior to 1850 from Family Tree Magazine
1. Study the Region                                 5. Track the Land
2. Make the Most of Census Marks         6. Explore Military Service
3. Seek Vital Records and Substitutes    7. Read between the Lines (published histories)
4. Follow the Money (wills, etc.)               8. Pull it All Together
 
► Spelling Irregularities are a Genealogy Fact of Life from Genealogy Tip of the Day


Georgetown Genealogy Chat - Morning
Thursday, August 12
Georgetown Genealogy Chat - Morning  (Annual Seminar)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
► Sync RootsMagic with Ancestry.com in 5 Steps Using TreeShare from Family Tree Magazine, if you have RootsMagic
 
8 Tips for Finding Ancestors Prior to 1850 from Family Tree Magazine
1. Study the Region                                 5. Track the Land
2. Make the Most of Census Marks         6. Explore Military Service
3. Seek Vital Records and Substitutes    7. Read between the Lines (published histories)
4. Follow the Money (wills, etc.)               8. Pull it All Together
 
► Spelling Irregularities are a Genealogy Fact of Life from Genealogy Tip of the Day
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Thursday, August 19
WCGS Monthly Meeting - No meeting this month  (Monthly Meetings)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm


WCGS University - Crossing Brick Walls
Saturday, August 28
WCGS University - Crossing Brick Walls  (WCGS University)
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Zoom Meeting
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.
 


Saturday, August 28
AGS - Summer Seminar  (Special Event)
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Zoom Meeting

Summer Seminar

Diahan Southard will be walking us through the ABC’s of DNA for a three-hour webinar from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday,  Aug. 28.   Diahan believes that you don’t have to know everything about DNA to use it effectively to solve genealogical problems . . . and she can prove it.  Come listen/see by Zoom.   You might want to pick up her easy-to-digest DNA primer, Your DNA Guide,  before the webinar.  She’s another much sought-after speaker on the genealogy circuit.
ABC Strategies For Working With DNA Matches — key strategies to use on your match list to identify particular matches or to break down brick walls.  Ask the Wife (dividing genetic networks); Bottoms Up (working from the bottom of your match list); and Cousin Categories (determining which kinds of cousins might answer your questions).
Behind The Genetic Genealogy Curtain — how the testing company comes up the numbers of those little shared pieces of DNA and how you can use them to build your family history.
It’s $25 for members,  $30 for non-members. Register at austingenealogicalsociety.org



WCGS Monthly Meeting Reconstructing Communities Using Sanborn Maps Census Records & City Directories
Thursday, September 16
WCGS Monthly Meeting Reconstructing Communities Using Sanborn Maps Census Records & City Directories  (Monthly Meetings)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Online meeting
Presenter:  Ari Wilkins
 
Reconstructing Communities Using Sanborn Maps Census Records & City Directories
Recreating communities can provide rich and insightful details about an ancestor’s life and surroundings. This lecture will demonstrate ways to combine data from census records, Sanborn maps and city directories.
 
Zoom Meeting link:
 
Call to Join the Meeting at:
(346) 248-7799 US (Houston)
 
Meeting ID: 828 5456 4933
Passcode: 703964



WCGS Monthly Meeting - State and Territorial Censuses Underused Genealogical Tools
Thursday, October 21
WCGS Monthly Meeting - State and Territorial Censuses Underused Genealogical Tools  (Monthly Meetings)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Online meeting
Presenter:  Bernard Meisner
 
State and Territorial Censuses Underused Genealogical Tools
Genealogists are familiar with the federal census records, however, the state and territorial censuses remain a much under-used resource because they were not taken systematically and centrally archived. In this presentation Mr. Meisner will discuss these other census reports and their value in filling in the gaps between the federal census years, and in providing additional information concerning your families, their occupations, and the places they lived.
 
 
Zoom Meeting link:
 
Call to Join the Meeting at:
(346) 248-7799 US (Houston)
 
Meeting ID: 828 5456 4933
Passcode: 703964



Thursday, November 18
WCGS Monthly Meeting - Member Sharing  (Monthly Meetings)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Online meeting
Presenters: 
 
 
 
Zoom Meeting link:
 
Call to Join the Meeting at:
(346) 248-7799 US (Houston)
 
Meeting ID: 828 5456 4933
Passcode: 703964



Thursday, December 16
WCGS Monthly Meeting - No meeting this month  (Monthly Meetings)
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm