The Mid-Cities Genealogical Society was organized in June, 1978, and currently has more than 100 members, primarily from the communities of Hurst, Bedford, Euless and Irving, Texas. We are a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation and a member of the Texas State Genealogical Society and the Federation of Genealogical Societies.
Benefits of Membership:
In addition to our monthly meetings we conduct group research trips to local archives and libraries, one day seminars and occasional public help sessions. Members receive our monthly newsletter, access to handouts from our speakers, genealogical forms and reference sheets, links to instructional videos, and the ability to post to our surname research and brick wall assistance pages.
The Mid-Cities Genealogical Society meets the first Thursday of each month at the Mary Lib Saleh Euless Public Library, 201 N. Ector, Euless, Texas. Visitors are welcome.
6:30 p.m. – Social and Beginners' Workshop
7:00 p.m. – General Meeting
The meetings start with the introduction of new members and visitors and a short business session, followed by a speaker on a topic of genealogical or historical interest.
Hotel Reservations Now Open for 2018 Texas State Genealogical Society Conference, November 2-4, 2018, in San Antonio.
Make your reservations today at the Omni San Antonio at the Colonnade, 9281 Colonnade Blvd., San Antonio, TX. The Omni is offering the TxSGS rate three days before and three days after the conference, so participants can research or go sightseeing in the area. Come early or stay after the conference to enjoy San Antonio sites or research your family history. Learn more and make your reservations online.
Recreating the Public Record Office of Ireland Before the 1922 Fire
. An exciting new project – Beyond 2022
– has launched with ambitious aims to digitally recreate the six-storey building and contents of the Public Record Office of Ireland at the time of its destruction on 30 June 1922.
The project will include a virtual reality reconstruction of the building. It will also assemble a complete inventory of loss and survival from the fire and serve as a vital hub to present surviving records and substitute copies identified in archives and other repositories around the world.
FamilySearch No Longer Supports Internet Explorer Web Browser.
Beginning February 1, 2018, the entire FamilySearch.org
Web site will no longer be supporting Microsoft's Internet Explorer, including Internet Explorer 11 and all previous versions. Those continuing to use the Internet Explorer browser may begin to experience bugs. Users of the FamilySearch.org Web site are being encouraged to use Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Note this does not apply to the Family Tree Maker software; only the Internet Explorer Web browser.
Find A Grave Tutorial Videos Updated.
Marilyn Hay has updated her Find A Grave tutorials, which can be found on our Instructional Videos page
in the Members Only area.
Legacy Family Tree Series of Free Webinars 2018.
MyHeritage and FamilyTreeWebinars.com have announced that registration is now open for its 2018 Legacy Family Tree Webinar Series. Choose from 106 classes from genealogy's leading educators on topics ranging from to Jamestown to England, from DNA to online privacy, and from Geni and MyHeritage to Legacy. More info here.
Hotel Reservations Now Open for 2018 Family History Conference. Reserve your hotels rooms
for the 40th NGS Family History Conference, 2-6 May 2018, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Kroger Community Rewards, Amazon Smile & Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Programs
Linking your Kroger Plus Card to the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society is a painless way that you can provide a financial benefit of a percentage of your purchases at Kroger stores to the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society.
Mid-Cities Genealogical Society
members can enroll their Kroger Plus Card online at: www.krogercommunityrewards.com
. Note you must re-enroll every year to participate.
Beginning in September, every time an enrolled participant shops at Kroger using his or her Kroger Plus Card, the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society will begin accumulating credits.
To participate in this program, follow these instructions:
- Register online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com
- Customers must have a registered Kroger Plus card account to link to Mid-Cities Genealogical Society.
- If you don't have a Kroger Plus Card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger store.
- If you are a new online customer, click on the “Create An Account” button.
- You can sign up for a Kroger Community Rewards account by entering your zip code, clicking on your favorite store, entering your email address, creating a password, and agreeing to the terms and conditions.
- You will get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
Already have a Kroger.com account?
- Click on the “Sign In” button and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
- Click on “Edit Kroger Community Rewards” information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
- Update or confirm your information.
- Enter the Mid-Cities Genealogical Society Organization Number (90414) and click on the Confirm button.
- To verify that you are enrolled correctly, you will see an orange "View Your Rewards Details" button on the page.
- REMEMBER, purchases will not count for our Mid-Cities Genealogical Society until after you've registered your card(s).
- Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Plus Card number.
- Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus Card or use their Alt ID (phone number) when shopping for each purchase to count.
You can confirm your enrollment by looking for "You are contributing to MID-CITIES GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY" at the bottom of your register receipt.
MCGS Meeting: Locating Confederate Forebears
Presenter: Peggy Fox Michaels. Peggy is a professional genealogist with over 30 years experience. She is a past director of the Confederate Research Center at Hill College in Hillsboro, Texas. Web site: www.locatingconfederateforebears.com
MCGS Meeting: Records of The Agriculture Extension Service
Presenter: Jenny Sweeney, Education Specialist, Fort Worth National Archives The Smith-Lever Act formalized the Agriculture Extension Service in 1914, but its roots go back to agricultural clubs and societies of the early 1800s. Each U.S. county had (and still has) an agricultural ...
MCGS Meeting: Topic TBA
Presenter: Kelvin Meyers As a graduate of Texas Tech University with a history major, Kelvin is an avid research-historian. After being employed for ten years in the Genealogy Department of the Dallas Public Library, Kelvin now has a solo practice ...
MCGS Meeting: Military Personnel Files
Military personnel records are primarily administrative records and can contain information such as: enlistment/appointment, duty stations and assignments, training, qualifications, performance, awards and medals, disciplinary actions, insurance, emergency data, administrative remarks, separation/discharge/retirement (including DD Form 214, Report of Separation, ...
Election of Officers & Annual Ice Cream Social
We will begin the evening with our annual Ice Cream Social, including a celebration of our 40th anniversary as a genealogical society, The Society will provide the ice cream, bowls and spoons. Members are asked to bring their favorite toppings ...