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Texas State Genealogical Society Virtual 2020 Family History Seminar
Friday, August 7 through Saturday, August 8
Texas State Genealogical Society Virtual 2020 Family History Seminar  (Special Event)
This will be a virtual seminar!
(Not to be confused with the upcoming Texas State Genealogical Society 2020 Family History Conference that will be held in November.)
Nationally recognized speakers with expertise in areas from methodology to DNA discuss timely topics and facilitate in-depth learning. Watch this event LIVE, or later at your convenience. View multiple times to catch details you may have missed.
Speakers and Topics:
Friday, August 7:
    J. Mark Lowe: Mapping, Atlases & Documenting Paths
    Sunny Morton: Collateral Kin: Indirect Routes to Direct Ancestors
    Colleen Robledo Greene: Taking a Closer Look at Immigration Records for Your Mexican Ancestor
    Diane L. Richard: 50 Overlooked Online Genealogy Resources in 50 Minutes
Saturday, August 8:
    Michael Strauss: Researching Your World War II Ancestors
    Ari Wilkins: Studying a Community Using Sanborn Maps and Other Resources
    Drew Smith: Organizing Your Genealogy
    Patti Lee Hobbs: Problem Solving with DNA: Case Studies
Visit the TxSGS Web site for details.


Monday, August 10
Grapevine Namedroppers: Brown Bag Workshop - Utilizing Online Family Trees  (Other Society/Organization)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Grapevine Public Library, 1201 Municipal Way, Grapevine, TX 76051
Presenter: Tresa Tatyrek
As of August 6th there are no in-person story times, programs or meetings at the Library to help discourage congregating and to facilitate social and physical distancing.  You should call the Library (817) 410-3400 prior to any visit.


Tuesday, August 25
Fort Worth Genealogical Society: The Mayflower Society and The Plymouth Plantation  (Other Society/Organization)
6:30 pm to 7:45 pm
This will be a Virtual Meeting!
Speaker: Tom and Linda Henry
This year is the 400th anniversary of the heroic voyage and the founding of Plymouth Colony.  Tom and Linda will discuss her Mayflower ancestor, Stephen Hopkins, their recent visit to the Mayflower Plantation in Massachusetts, and how genealogists can become members of the Mayflower Society by proofing lineage from one of the passengers who traveled to America on the Mayflower in 1620.
Email FWGS@mail.com for access instructions.



Federation of Genealogical Societies 2020 Conference
Wednesday, September 2
Federation of Genealogical Societies 2020 Conference  (Special Event)
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
This will be a virtual conference.
Registration is now open for the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ Virtual Family History Conference!  Early bird registration ends August 15.
The virtual event will begin with FGS "Live!" on September 2, 2020, starting at 10:00 a.m. (CDT) and concluding at 6:00 p.m. (CDT). In addition to the Live! event, all conference registrations will include a collection of 16 society management sessions assembled by FGS and more than 30 sponsored sessions. The registration packages allow you to further select either 10, 20 or 45 sessions from the On-Demand content from leading genealogists (more than 80 sessions from which to choose). All registration packages include online access to the digital conference syllabus. A special commemorative goody bag is included with the 45-session package. If you had already registered for the FGS conference in Kansas City, your registration will convert to the 20-session conference package.
For more information, visit the conference Web site.


Wednesday, September 2
Genealogy Association of Colleyville: Roundtable Planning Session for 2021  (Other Society/Organization)
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Colleyville Senior Center, 2512 Glade Road, Colleyville, TX 76034-4574
Programming on a limited basis will resume in the next few weeks. To contact the Senior Center, call 817-503-1197.


How To Make Your Family History Come To Life
Thursday, September 3
How To Make Your Family History Come To Life  (MCGS Monthly Meeting)
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
NOTE: This will be a virtual meeting using the GoToWebinar software.  Instructions on how to connect using your home computer/tablet/smartphone will be sent to all members. 
Presenter: Rusty Williams, Author.
Rusty Williams writes about history through the stories of the people who lived it. He is the author of four nonfiction books; three on Texas topics.  He began his career as a newswriter, and has written for The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, San Antonio Express-News and Associated Press.  He currently lives in Dallas, where he is a contributor to history magazines and Web sites, and speaks to groups on historical subjects.


Saturday, September 12
Dallas Genealogical Society: Visualizing a Neighborhood using the Census, Sanborn Maps & Directories  (Other Society/Organization)
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
This meeting will be streamed live over the Internet.
Presenter: Ari Wilkins, Dallas Public Library
Recreating neighborhoods can provide rich and insightful details about an ancestor’s life and surroundings. This lecture will demonstrate ways to build a map in Google Maps, using Sanborn Fire insurance maps, census records, and city directories.
The conference bridge will be up at 10:00 to give everybody time to log in, get our technology working and catch up on what is happening. Our business meeting will begin promptly at 11:00 and will be followed by our educational presentation. Connection Instructions.


Monday, September 14
Grapevine Namedroppers: Round Table Discussion  (Other Society/Organization)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Grapevine Public Library, 1201 Municipal Way, Grapevine, TX 76051
As of August 6th there are no in-person story times, programs or meetings at the Library to help discourage congregating and to facilitate social and physical distancing.  You should call the Library (817) 410-3400 prior to any visit.


Saturday, September 19
Hopkins County Genealogical Society Fall Seminar  (Special Event)
8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Winniford House, Heritage Park, 416 N. Jackson Street, Sulphur Springs, Texas
Presenter: John A. Sellers, President, Hopkins County Genealogical Society
John is a fifth generation native of Hopkins County, Texas.  He has lectured at national genealogical conferences including the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research at Samford University. John has been the featured speaker for more than 60 all-day seminars located in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.
Topics:
  - Researching Your Ancestor's Plot of Dirt: The Adventures of Courthouse Land Research
  - What Do You Mean It Burned?  Is All Your Research Up In Smoke?
  - Women, That Gender You Can't Do Without in Your Research
  - I Got a Match, What Now?
Early Bird Registration before July 31st: $20.00 for current HCGS members; $25.00 for  Non-Members
After July 31, 2020$30.00 for everyone
For more information contact: Call HCGS library at (903) 885-8523 or email hcgstx@suddenlinkmail.com


Dallas Genealogical Society Fall Seminar: Paths to Freedom African American Research in the South
Saturday, September 19
Dallas Genealogical Society Fall Seminar: Paths to Freedom African American Research in the South  (Special Event)
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, 1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Speaker: Tony Burroughs, FUGA
Tony Burroughs is founder and CEO of the Center for Black Genealogy. He is an internationally known genealogist who taught genealogy at Chicago State University for fifteen years. Burroughs has researched Olympic Gold Medal sprint champion Michael Johnson’s family history, and consulted on the Smokey Robinson genealogy, the Oprah Winfrey genealogy, Reverend Al Sharpton-Strom Thurmond genealogy, African American Lives2, Who Do You Think You Are, and The Real Family of Jesus. He has also consulted with Chicago Public Schools, New York Public Schools, Chicago City Colleges, and Ancestry.com.