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Local Genealogical Societies
  • Arlington Genealogical Society
    • Meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm (September-June) at the Arlington West Police Service Station, 2060 W. Green Oaks Blvd.
  • Cedar Hill Genealogical Society
    • Meets on the second Thurday of every month at 6:30 pm at the Zula B. Wylie Public Library, 225 Cedar St. Please check their Web site for other meetings and events.
  • Genealogy Association of Colleyville
    • Meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 10:00 am at the Colleyville Senior Center, 2512 Glade Road.  Please check the City of Colleyville Web site for additional information.
  • Collin County Genealogical Society
    • Meets on the second Wednesday of every month September through June at 7:00 pm at  the W.O. Haggard, Jr Public Library, 2501 Coit Road, Plano.  Meetings are free and open to the public.
  • Dallas Genealogical Society
    • Meets on the first Saturday of every month at 10:30 am at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas.  Please check their Web site for the calendar of monthly meetings and other events.
  • Euless Senior Center Genealogy Group
    • Are you stuck up your family tree? This group is for all levels and those wanting more for their genealogy quest. If you are stuck on the ground under your tree, or just stuck, this group will help get you swing from branch to branch. Come join us and get busy discovering your rich family history and heritage! This group meets the second and fourth Monday each month at the Euless Senior Center at 1:00pm. Volunteer: MCGS member Peggy Poole.
  • Fort Worth Genealogical Society
    • Meets on the last Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm at the Fort Worth Central Library, 500 West Third Street., Fort Worth.  Please check their Web site for other meetings and events.
  • Grand Prairie Genealogical Society
    • Meets on the first Thursday of every month at the Grand Prairie Memorial Library, 901 Conover Drive, Grand Prairie. Please check their Web site for other meetings and events.
  • Grapevine Name Droppers
    • Meets on the second Monday of every month at 10:30 am at the Grapevine Public Library, 1201 Municipal Way.
  • Johnson County Genealogical Society
    • Meets on the second Thursday of every month (except December) at 6:30 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 303 S. Nolan River Rd.

 
Local Resources
  • Mary Lib Saleh Euless Public Library
    • The Euless Public Library is home to a collection of local history and genealogy resources occupying their own room inside the library. In addition to computers with access to genealogical records, there are display cases filled with local historical artifacts.
  • The Fort Worth Public Library
    • The Genealogy, History & Archives Unit contains a collection that focuses on Texas and the South, but also includes a considerable amount of information on the Midwest and the original thirteen states.
  • The Dallas Public Library
    • The Genealogy Section (8th floor) contains a collection for family history research that is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the southern half of the United States.
    • Texas and Dallas History & Archives (7th Floor) is the official repository for Dallas County Records. It also has old maps of Texas, city directories, newspapers, high school annuals, church records, funeral records, and more.
    • The History & Social Sciences Collection (7th floor) serves a variety of library users' needs from informational to recreational and includes books, magazines, videos, maps, and brochures.
    • The Government Information Center (6th Floor) houses one of the area's most comprehensive, public collections of topographic and city maps and atlases.
  • Local Family History CentersHurst | Arlington
  • The National Archives Southwest Region in Fort Worth has extensive microfilm holdings of value for genealogy research, including Federal population censuses for all States, 1790-1930; military service records, pension and bounty land warrant applications; passenger arrival records; and Dawes census cards and enrollment jackets for the Five Tribes of Oklahoma.

 
Regional Resources

 
National Resources

 
Blogs, Podcasts and YouTube Channels
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Tutorials
 
Getting Started in Genealogy (from the Allen County Library)
Getting Started in Genealogy (at genealogy.com)
 

 
Genealogy & DNA
 
The International Society of Genetic Genealogy Wiki. This Wiki was established for the benefit and education of the genetic genealogy community.
The Genetic Genealogy Standards.  This document is intended to provide ethical and usage standards for the genealogical community to follow when purchasing, recommending, sharing, or writing about the results of DNA testing for ancestry.
Kelly Wheaton’s Beginners Guide to Genetic Genealogy is a series of 19 lessons, progressing from the basics to more advanced topics.
An Introduction to Molecular Genealogy by the University of Utah Genetic Science Learning Center has a series of one-to two-minute videos that provide an introduction; an overview of the types of DNA; and then closer looks at autosomal, X-chromosome, Y chromosome, and mitochondrial DNA.
 
Blogs:
  • The Legal Genealogist's Blog Regarding DNA. A genealogist with a law degree, The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL, is a lecturer, educator and writer.
  • Your Genetic Genealogist -- Written for the non-scientist, a source for unbiased news on the major genealogy DNA testing companies by CeCe Moore, an independent professional genetic genealogist and television consultant.
  • The Genetic Genealogist Blog.  The Genetic Genealogist Blaine Bettinger, JD, PhD, examines the intersection of traditional genealogical techniques and modern genetic research.
  • Genea-Musings -- features genealogy research tips and techniques, genealogy news items and commentary, genealogy humor, San Diego genealogy society news, family history research and some family history stories from the keyboard of Randy Seaver.
DNA Reference Works by Debbie Parker Wayne
 

 
Free Genealogy Classes and Webinars
As a supplement to our monthly meetings, here are some instructional resources: