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RootsTech 2024 Review -- Amazing announcements by Vendors
Thursday, April 18
RootsTech 2024 Review -- Amazing announcements by Vendors  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Round Rock Public Library
Alan Rabe was able to attend RootsTech in February.  He will share what he learned.
 
RootsTech is the largest genealogy conference in the world--last year over 3 million participated.  All of the genealogy companies have something new to share at RootsTech.  The most prominent speakers in genealogy present at RootsTech.
The big news is the impact that that AI is having on genealogy.  For example, last year instead of adding millions of records, billions have been added.  All of the websites had major announcements.
These announcements and some coming features will  be discussed.


DNA Special Interest Group-Shared Matches and Leeds Analysis
Wednesday, April 24
DNA Special Interest Group-Shared Matches and Leeds Analysis  (DNA SIG)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
online via Zoom
Every DNA testing company gives you results in the form of a match list.  You then can select a match and then create a list of matches you share with them.  This is a powerful feature for undersstanding you relationships with ancestors and cousins.  The use of color coding matches, and the Dana Leeds Analysis will be presented.  This is the basic technique for working with DNA.
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
 



German Research
Saturday, May 4
German Research  (Beginning Genealogy Workshop)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Round Rock Public Library
This workshop will discuss how to use:
  • immigration records
  • find hometown in Germany
  • church and civil records
  • naming conventions
  • Archion.de
  • MeyersGaz.org
  • Read German Script
 
Join us in the 1st floor Technology Classroom for this workshop!


First Tuesday Evening Georgetown Genealogy Chat
Tuesday, May 7
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, May 13
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, May 14
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, May 16
Women Pioneers  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Round Rock Public Library
 
More information coming soon!


DNA Special Interest Group - Cluster Analysis
Wednesday, May 22
DNA Special Interest Group - Cluster Analysis  (DNA SIG)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
online via Zoom
Cluster Analysis is used to cluster together DNA matches from the same ancestor.  This allows you to:
  • research them together
  • identify ancestors of unknown matches by comparing with known matches
  • obtain some direction for finding unknown ancestors
The evening will discuss tools available to do cluster analysis.
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
 



Genealogy Writer's Workshop
Saturday, June 1
Genealogy Writer's Workshop  (Beginning Genealogy Workshop)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Round Rock Public Library
 
 
 
Join us in the 1st floor Technology Classroom for this workshop!


First Tuesday Evening Georgetown Genealogy Chat
Tuesday, June 4
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, June 10
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, June 11
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, June 20
Topic Coming Soon  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Round Rock Public Library
 
More information coming soon!


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
 
 



First Tuesday Evening Georgetown Genealogy Chat
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
Topic Coming Soon  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Round Rock Public Library
 
More information coming soon!


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
 
 



Census Records
Saturday, August 3
Census Records  (Beginning Genealogy Workshop)
9:30 am to 11:00 am
Round Rock Public Library
 
 
 
Join us in the 1st floor Technology Classroom for this workshop!


First Tuesday Evening Georgetown Genealogy Chat
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.
 
 
 
 



First Tuesday Evening Georgetown Genealogy Chat
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
Topic Coming Soon  (Monthly Meetings)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Round Rock Public Library
 
More information coming soon!


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
 
 



First Tuesday Evening Georgetown Genealogy Chat
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!


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!


First Tuesday Evening Georgetown Genealogy Chat
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.


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!
 
 
 
 



First Tuesday Evening Georgetown Genealogy Chat
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!